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JOIN THE BOARD !
by posted 09/11/2020


CDBL Community,

 

We have an opportunity to join the board or at least see what its all about tonight at 8:00pm via zoom or in-person at CDBL President Tom Wyse's house. Please take a minute to follow the link below to see all the board committees and what each entail. Some are very simple and take a few days of work, and some are very simple but span the entire season. Most are a couple people to a committee so even if you are new you will typically be paired with someone who is not.

 

Board Committee Document

 

Zoom Invite

 

Tom Wyse is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CDBL 9-22-2- Board Meeting
Time: Sep 22, 2020 08:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82743042133?pwd=ZUhnSUl4WjVYTUl1WlE2ajFQd2Y1Zz09

Meeting ID: 827 4304 2133
Passcode: 530677
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CDBL is recognized as one of the best leagues in the area. One of the many reasons we are so successful is because we have parents who go the extra mile to make the experience for our kids the best it can be. Without all of you, we would not be what we are today. 

The landscape of youth baseball is changing and as we go into 2021, it will continue to change even more.  We need people who are invested in this league and their children's baseball development to step forward and help continue make this league a top-notch program.  

We are an In-House and Travel based baseball program.  We are going to offer a new IHTT (In-House Tournament Team) which will be considered a Part-Time Travel program as well as our Full Travel program. But make no mistake, all these kids started out as In-House players and that is what this league's foundation is built on. 

CDBL will be voting in new Board Members on Tuesday, September 22nd at 800 pm. Since we are unable to use school facilities at this time, the meeting will be held at the Wyse Residence (Back Garage) located at 41W460 Greenfield Rd, Elgin IL and we need your help. We wil also have a zoom link ready for people who feel uncomorfotable to attend in person.  If you have a passion for youth baseball and have some good ideas that you think can benefit the league, please come out on September 22nd and join the Board. Please reach out to me with any questions.

 

tomwysecdbl@gmail.com

 

Thank you for your time,

Tom Wyse – CDBL president

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Being A Part Of CDBL.....
by posted 08/31/2020

We often get asked "What's it like being a part of CDBL Baseball?"

Being a part of CDBL allows our athletes to grow both mentally and physically through training. It's about developing the skills we have to create consistently good habits in baseball.

Two of our own, Evan Larson and Xavier Mikowski, shown here working on their game with professional baseball instructor Sam Klein at KineticZ Training Gym. Their focus is to be committed to excellence and progressing in a positive way on and off the field through CDBL.

This is what "Being A Part" is all about......

"Being A Part" - Video Link

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2021 CDBL - Travel Team Tryouts
by posted 07/28/2020


CDBL Friends & Families,
 
Thinking about the 2021 travel Season already!! The CDBL Travel Tryouts will be per the below and will consist of up to the 3 days at any given level.
 
ALL players trying out for each level will be required to attend Day #1. You may then be asked back for days 2 or 3 depending on the independent evaluators, and coaches feedback.
 
The travel tryouts will be held as follows:

13U - August 26, 27, 28 @ Stonecrest 3
14U - August 31, September 1 @ Stonecrest 3
12U - September 8,9,10 @ Stonecrest 3
11U - September 14,15,16 @ Plato Bronco and Mustang
10U - September 17,18,19 @ Plato Bronco and Mustang
9U - September 21,22,23 @ Plato Bronco and Mustang
8U - September 21,22,23@ Plato Pinto and T-Ball.

All Times are 5pm-7pm
 
Online registration is open - CLICK HERE
 
Walk-up registration is for attendance taking only and for the staff and to get your players number.
 
WHY AUG/SEPT?
The simple answer is to be fair to all players currently on teams. Many organizations have decided to conduct their tryouts as early as July while players are just starting to play with each other. What if a current player doesn't make the 2021 team? How much baseball have they truly played before a July tryout?
 
We want to give your players every opportunity to play a full season in 2020 and come into Sept. ready to tryout for 2021.
 
NO SPECTATORS:
We are keeping tryouts closed to spectators. Please sign in your child, get his number, and you can come back at the conclusion of the evaluations. Plan to return approx. 2 hours after stated start time. If you have a younger player and are uncomfortable with leaving them alone, you may park in the lot and watch from your vehicle. Please do not set up chairs to sit and watch. Please do not stand around and watch.
 
This is a very stressful day for many of these players and the goal is to provide fewer eyes on them to relieve some pressure, allow them relax, and for them to perform at their best. This will also allow the staff to work quickly without interference or delay.
 
TRYOUT FORMAT:
We have slightly revamped the tryout format for 2021. Some of the same format will be used; however, we are changing to more drills and situational baseball that will provide quantifiable data to our evaluation crew and prospective managers. Some coaches and evaluators will have a scrimmage type feel or setup to their evaluations as well.
 
WHY CDBL?
We are a CLOSED district program, open only to District 301 families. We offer a low cost, high level travel and Sunday programs. The goal is to keep district 301 kids together and prepare them for high school baseball. TRUE FEEDER TEAM BASEBALL.
 
What are the advantages of playing CDBL Travel?
• Kids play with their friends, classmates, and future high school teammates
• High level coaching with professional coaches during the pre-season.
• Practices typically begin in January 2-3 times per week.
• Direct feeder program to Central High School Baseball Rockets
o This includes direct access to training sessions and coaching seminars by the Central coaches and assistant coaches.
o Direct access and use of the newly construction multi-million dollar Central High School Fieldhouse for winter training
• Play in quality tournaments with quality competition
• Parents help decide how to manage the budget, trips to take, etc.
• Some of the best home fields and facilities of any league in the area.
• Costs are a fraction of other programs….please shop around!
 
If you have any question about the process, the dates/times above or would like to learn more about CDBL please reach out to our Travel Coordinator below.
Dave Binz
CDBL Travel Coordinator
davebinz@hotmail.com
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Updated 2020 Calendar May 12th
by posted 05/12/2020

CDBL Families,

We hope this email finds you well. During this unprecedented time, CDBL is committed to our league and to our community and would like to communicate some recent decisions. The Executive Board has met and has come up with an adjusted calendar for the 2020 Season. Please make note of the following information

 

*Both Board meetings on Monday, May 12th and Monday, May 26th are cancelled.

*Fox Valley Blues Umpire Training is TBD
*Spring Field Days - Saturday June 6th (Group of 10 at Stonecrest and Group 10 Plato)
*Picture Day - TBD
*In-house Practice Begins - Friday, June 26th Full Team
*Memorial Day Sunday/N60 League Tournament - July 24-26th
*In-house Games Begin - Monday, July 10th
*CDBL Opening Day Celebration - Saturday, July 11th
*Rocket Classic Travel Tournament - August 13-16th
*Player Appreciation Day and Homerun Derby - Saturday August 22nd
*In-house Championship Week September 5th-12th
*Championship Saturday -September 12th
*Travel Tryouts October

 

All of these dates are subject to change depending on the national guidelines given. But please know, CDBL is committed to having a 2020 season, even if has to be late summer or fall. We will continue to communicate to you if any changes are made. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out to us at cdblboard@gmail.com with any questions

 

"The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the time. This field, this game; it's a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and that could be again. Oh…people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOOLX9R8Ncc

 

Thank you for your patience and support during this time.

Tom Wyse

President, CDBL

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!! Support CDBL....With Amazon's Money !!
by posted 03/12/2020

Do you love Amazon? Do you love Central District Baseball?

 

Want to use one.......while supporting the other.......with Amazon's Money!! We have a solution for you!

 

Amazon will contribute .5% of your eligible purchase prices to your favorite charity or not for profit. All you have to do IS TURN IT ON on your device using these (4) easy steps.

 

1) In your Amazon app in the upper left click on the (3) horizontal bars.

2) Go down to and click setting at the bottom of the popup menu and on on the next menu click Amazon Smile.

3) On the next screen TURN ON Amazon smile.

4) You will then be asked to search for a charity. Search Central District Baseball, and select!

Its that easy!!!

 

       

          

 

The CDBL Board and its community of players and families appreciate your support!!

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2020 Registration Open!!
by posted 02/24/2020

You are running out of time!!!

As a reminder the 2020 season registration is now open. Please see the link below for more infromation and to signup!!

Signup before 2/28 to avoid the $35 late fee!!

www.leagueathletics.com/Registration

Thank you,

CDBL Board

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****** LOOKING FOR YOUTH UMPIRES IN ELGIN/BURLINGTON ******
by posted 01/17/2020


CDBL Community,
 
Is your son our daughter between the age of 13-18? Do they love baseball and want to get PAID for officiating? Take a look at the flyer attached and come out and see FVB!!
 
Thank you,
 
CDBL Board
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CDBL Trainer/Coach Bio - Kenny Long
by posted 01/14/2020

CDBL and its board would like to welcome Kenny Long to its coaching/training staff. We welcome Kenny to our organization and list some of his many accomplishments below

Kenny Long - Bio Page

Thank you,

CDBL Board

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CDBL Trainer/Coach Bio - Chris Wilmot
by posted 01/06/2020

 

CDBL and its board would like to welcome Chris Wilmot to its coaching/training staff. We welcome Chris to our organization and list some of his many accomplishments below

Chris Wilmot - Bio Page

Thank you,

CDBL Board

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CDBL Trainer/Coach Bio - Sam Klein
by posted 12/30/2019

CDBL and its board would like to welcomeSam Klein to its coaching/training staff. We welcome Kenny to our organization and list some of his many accomplishments below

Sam Klein - Bio Page

Thank you,

CDBL Board

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CDBL Trainer/Coach Bio - Zac Schreiber
by posted 12/12/2019


CDBL and its board would like to welcome Zac Schreiber to its coaching/training staff. We welcome Zac to our organization and list some of his many accomplishments below

Zac Schreiber - Bio Page

Thank you,

CDBL Board

 

 

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2019 Best of Elgin Awards - Sports Complex
by posted 10/21/2019


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Central District Baseball League - Plato Center Baseball Fields_CDBL Receives 2019 Best of Elgin Award

ELGIN October 14, 2019 -- Central District Baseball League - Plato Center Baseball Fields_CDBL has been selected for the 2019 Best of Elgin Award in the Sports Complex category by the Elgin Award Program.

Each year, the Elgin Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Elgin area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Elgin Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Elgin Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Elgin Award Program

The Elgin Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Elgin area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Elgin Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Elgin Award Program

CONTACT:
Elgin Award Program
Email: PublicRelations@managementbestofcontact2019.com
URL: http://www.managementbestofcontact2019.com

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CDBL Home Facilities Information/Rules
by posted 05/16/2019


CDBL Families,

Some have asked for an easy way to direct friends or family coming for the first time to our home fields at Plato, Stonecrest, and Burlington. You asked....we listened.

Please provide them with the link below and they will have all that information and more!

Link: CDBL Home Facilities Information/Rules

Thanks

CDBL Board

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