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Patriots Overview

Summer Patriots is GYB's summer travel baseball program. Teams can be formed at the 8U through 14U level if there is enough talent at each age level. Training generally begins in January for the 9U - 14U programs with the travel season starting in  May.  Summer Patriots teams play in the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBL) and participate in local tournaments (April - July). The season ends in late July. 

GYB expects to offer multiple 13U and 14U Summer Patriots Teams with the teams to be split into A and B levels playing in the LSFBL based upon talent levels as determined by GYB and independent evaluators.  The top level teams will have the opportunity for a paid independent manager. All players on Summer Patriots teams will play the GYB house league. 

In addition to the traditional Memorial Day Tourney and Jim Christ Memorial in Glenview, teams will be able to register into both local as well as an out of town tournament of their choice as well as have paid coaches if desired as previously mentioned.  GYB will provide off-season indoor training with paid independent instructors in February, March, and April.  Participation in the off-season training is not mandatory, but strongly encouraged for the improvement and betterment of the players.

All Patriot players are required to also participate in the GYB Spring House League.

Tryouts

Patriot tryouts for the 9U - 14U level typically occur in late July or early August for the following season.  Tryouts for the 8U level will take place in April or May.

Tryouts generally consist of several skill assessments, these have included but are not limited to:

  • A timed running sprint
  • Batting practice
  • Fly-ball fielding in RF followed by a throw to 3B
  • Ground-ball fielding at SS followed by a throw to 1B

Assessments are conducted by outside evaluators who are not affiliated with GYB.

Cost

The cost to participate in the Patriot travel program varies by age group and even by team within age groups.  The cost of equipment, off-season training, coaches and tournaments vary for each team and factor into the total cost to play.

Due to the variability of cost from year to year GYB cannot determine final costs until after teams are formed.

Historically, the fees to participate in the Patriot summer travel program have been in the following ranges.  Please note that these are approximations and do not necessarily represent the cost for the upcoming season.

DIVISION TEAMS TRYOUT DATES COST RANGE
8U 2 or 3 Equal May $400 - $500
9U 1 A-Team, 2 B-Teams July $600 - $700
10U 1 A-Team, 1 B-Team July $600 - $800
11U 1 A-Team, 1 B-Team July $1000 - $1200
12U 1 A-Team, 2 B-Teams July $1600 - $2300*
13U 1 A-Team, 2 B-Teams July $1200 - $1500
14U 1 A-Team, 1 B-Team July $1500 - $2200

*12U A-Team travels to Cooperstown for national year-end tournament.

Tim  Heublein

Tim Heublein

Patriots Travel, Jim Christ, Training & Development

Phone: (847) 650-0031


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