The Blaze is excited to announce tryout dates for the 2019 season. Our focus is and always has been to develop players for high school and college in terms of solid mechanics and an advanced approach to the game. The Blaze has won more than 265 team championships in its 20 year history, successfully putting players on the varsity baseball fields at Glenbrook South, Loyola, and other high schools across the Chicagoland area, as well college programs across the country. Indeed, more than 100 Blaze players have gone on to play college baseball at some of the top programs across the country, including Northwestern, Arizona State, Bradley, Coastal Carolina, Creighton, Illinois State, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, Southern Illinois, St. Thomas, Rutgers, and Villanova Universities.
Our instructors are among the best in the area, all having played professional or Division I baseball, and our offseason training, which begins at Northwestern University and is led by Northwestern Head Coach Spencer Allen, helps develop our players take their game to the next level.
The Blaze is a Glenview-based program but welcomes players from other communities. As has always been our policy, the Blaze will consider a second team at each age group based on talent. If you are interested in joining the Blaze team, please attend the tryout that corresponds to your age group. The 2019 Season tryouts for the Glenview Blaze will be held at Community Park West (1001 Zenith Drive, Glenview, IL 60025) on the following days and times:
We strongly encourage all players to attend the tryout that corresponds with their respective age group so that we can evaluate them with all other players in their age group.
If tryouts are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will post make-up days on our website.
Download and print your registration form by clicking on "Registration Form" on the Blaze website. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your tryout time with your completed registration form, and please make sure to include the player’s parents’ home and cell phone numbers. There is a $20 tryout fee. All players receive a t-shirt with a unique number to wear throughout tryouts.
We look forward to seeing all players at tryouts.