Registration for 2014 is open, sign up today to get discounted pricing.
Congratulations to the following Fall Ball Champions & Runner Ups:
10U Champions: BG Diamond Demons; Runner Up: Lake Zurich Grizzlies
12U Champions: Lake Zurich Outlaws; Runner Up: Lake County Lightning Silver
13U Champions: MJ Junior; Runner Up: Arlington Heights Cardinals Black
14U Champions: Players Edge Gold; Runner Up: Palatine Travelers
Click here for a complete list of all raffle winners. Contact Annette Leibovitz at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.
The December Annual Budget Meeting will take place on Tuesday 12-3-13 at 7:00pm.
New and improved field lights have been installed at Jay Jones and Emmerich North.
Scoreboards at Jay Jones and Emmerich North have been relocated to right center field.
Kilmer will be under going renovation during the entire 2013 season.
The new park will include a Palomino field, batting cages and other improvements.
Click here for the Daily Herald article, updated 7-28-13.
2014 BGRA REGISTRATION
Sign-Up and Save Up-To 38%
The 2014 Fee Schedule is designed to encourage early registration, allowing the BGRA to properly plan for equipment, uniforms, scheduling, league structures, and adequately staffing our leagues with managers and other volunteers. Late registration in recent years has made our pre-season planning extremely difficult, and has taken away from the kids’ baseball experience.
All T-BALL thru COLT registrations include 15 raffle tickets, and a free online discount card, at the rates shown above. The raffle tickets can be printed off the Dashboard of your BGRA account. You will also have the opportunity to purchase additional tickets at special savings. You need not be present for the drawing, winners will be posted on our website at www.bgrabaseball.org. The discount card is available on our mobile app.
Win Great Prizes and Help Support Your BGRA!
Age/Grade for Each League Level
Friendship Requests for T-BALL and PINTO Leagues Only:
1. Only one friendship request can be made and must be reciprocal.
2. Requests are not guaranteed, but we will try and accommodate them.
3. Requests will only be considered for players registered by Dec 31, 2013.
After December 31, 2013:
1. PINTO thru COLT league registrations will be placed on a WAIT LIST for their respective league, and players are NOT guaranteed a spot on a team!
2. T-BALL and PINTO friendship requests will NOT be accepted.
REGISTER TODAY- No exceptions will be granted to the above pricing and deadlines
Any player withdrawn by parent or guardian will be eligible for a refund of the registration fee based on the following schedule:
Senior Colt Refund Schedule:
Pre-registration through April 30 - 80% Refund
After May 1 - No Refund
Any refund requests must be made in writing by parent or guardian and must be mailed to BGRA, P.O. Box 7105,Buffalo Grove, IL. 60089, Attention: 2nd Vice President. The date of the withdrawal will be determined by the postmark on the letter for refund purposes.
updated 4/8/2012 9:00pm
IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING
As many of you are aware, there has been a great deal of discussion on safety issues with composite bats. All youth baseball organizations, from Little League to high school athletics governing bodies have been reviewing test results and formulating safety guidelines.
BGRA has followed these tests and reviews quite closely.
Our primary concern is the safety of the kids playing in our leagues.
Other governing bodies, such as Little League and IHSA have the tools and resources to do scientific testing that can best compare bats of different materials and construction, and evaluate various safety factors. The tests have shown that many composite bats exceed an allowable Bat Performance Factor (BPF) that relates to the rebound speed of the ball, along with breakage potential under 65 degrees temperature.
As a result, we have decided to take the following action regarding the use of composite bats, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY:
For the 2012 season, we will follow the guidelines as established by Little League Baseball, Inc. and the IHSA (Illinois High School Association) in conjunction with the National Federation of State High School Associations.
If your bat is labeled "Composite", you must use the links below to determine if it will be allowed for use in BGRA house league games and practices:
League Lists of Approved Bats
T-Ball - Thoroughbred Click Here for 2-1/4" Barrels
Palomino - Senior Colt Click Here for IHSA Guidelines. Bats not on this list, but have a .50 (or lower) BBCOR rating are also legal.
Composite bats that are not on these lists will NOT be allowed for use in BGRA games or practices. If your bat is made of wood or metal (without the word "Composite"), it will be allowed for use. Note that for Thoroughbred, non-composite bats up to 2-1/2" barrels will be permitted, while the only approved composite bats are at 2-1/4".
If the bat is labeled as having a composite handle and a metal/alloy barrel (and not a composite barrel), provided it meets all the other standards for the division, it is acceptable. The transition from the handle to the barrel can be composite.
We apologize for any inconvenience or confusion this issue has caused. If you have already purchased a bat that is NOT approved, check with the retailer where it was purchased. Many of the manufacturers are allowing exchanges or credits on purchases of bats that are no longer allowed by youth programs. All other youth baseball programs are facing similar issues, and most have adopted the same rules as BGRA is now adopting, often using the term "composite bat moratorium".
Team managers are responsible for making sure that ONLY approved bats are used in all BGRA games, and penalties will be enforced for violations. These are RULES, NOT GUIDELINES!
PLAYER SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY!
Pledges to Help BGRA!
Everytime you eat at Continental Restaurant, 10% of your bill will be donated back to BGRA!
Just tell the cashier you're part of BGRA when you pay your bill, and Continental will make a donation back to us to help our program!
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SPONSORS & ADVERTISERS
BGRA provides baseball equipment and field maintenance. We provide insurance, uniforms, and umpires for all games. The cost for these items cannot be covered by our registration fees alone. We rely on our team sponsors and advertisers to help make this program the best in the northern suburbs.
For information on Sponsorship, contact the VP of Sponsors and Advertisers.
Download the Sponsor Form here.