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Please read the article from the Daily Herald about Buddy Baseball


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Sign-Up and Save Up-To 38%

 The 2015 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. 



Early Renewal

June 30-Sept 30

Standard Registration

Oct 1-Dec 31

Late Registration After Dec 31


















All T-BALL thru COLT & Buddy Baseball 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  The discount card is available on our mobile app.


Win Great Prizes and Help Support Your BGRA!




Age/Grade for Each League Level

Grade Level
(Aug 2014 thru June 2015 School Year)


Kindergarten, or born 9/1/2008 thru 8/31/2010 (5-6 year olds)


1st Grade


2nd Grade


3rd Grade


4th Grade


5th Grade


6th Grade


7th Grade


8th Grade


High School Freshman - Junior


Born prior to 9/1/96 (optional for 17 yr olds)

Senior Colt

6-16 year olds

Buddy Ball

17 years old and older

Senior Buddy Ball

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, 2014.


After December 31, 2014:


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
 Refund Policy

Any player withdrawn by parent or guardian will be eligible for a refund of the registration fee based on the following schedule:

Pre-registration through 12/15/14
Full Refund, less 10% Processing Fee
12/16/14 through 12/31/14
75% Refund
1/1/15 through league draft
50% Refund
After league draft
No Refund

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 



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!





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We do everything possible to get games in as scheduled. Normally, it is a game time decision by the managers. However, in some cases of bad weather conditions, or residual field issues, we will be able to provide info at the top of our home page, and on our Facebook page.

IF conditions warrant a decision being made SUFFICIENTLY IN ADVANCE, there will be a message. If there is no message, that means that any decision to cancel will be made at the field at game time.




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