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Stateline Baseball

Stateline Thunder Competitive Baseball Teams



Purpose

There are select players throughout our league who show excellence in Athletic Skill, Sportsmanship, and Teamwork. Many of them would be able to play baseball for any one of the Travel Programs around the area.  However, it's not always an option for our players to do full-time Travel Baseball. For those players that deserve a higher level of play, for those that want a higher level of training...we are the Stateline Thunder.  Limited travel, high level of training, great competition, low costs.

Our program is the area's ONLY registered Non-Profit program. We do not pay our coaches, we don't pocket any profits, and we don't fill our rosters with kids just because they can write a check. As a program under Stateline Baseball, we are a true community baseball team, focused on what is right for your kid, NOT a coach's glory or company profits.

Our focus is giving kids the ability to play baseball in their community, and through regional tournaments, WITHOUT the high prices, or trophy chasing pressures of other area travel teams.

Eligibility

• Players for the Stateline Thunder must play in the Stateline Baseball Community league.
• Players must tryout for the team at any appropriately scheduled tryout.
• Must meet all the age requirements, as applicable for that Season's Team.
• Must pay all appropriate Community League & Thunder registration fees in full.

Players Receive

• Minimum of 4 tournaments per year. Usually more.
• 3 Months of winter training at Bennie Baseball's facility.
• Full uniform included in registration costs.
• Coaches that care more about the kids than their trophy cases.
• Community support and fundraising opportunities. 
• Participation in Stateline Baseball community league (additional registration required).

2021 Teams

 9u  Coach Matt McKay
10u Coach Joe Nett

12u Coach Bob Hatton
13u Coach Chris Brady
14u               Coach Bill Kaiser


2021 Tournament Dates and Locations

9U:     5/1-5/2 Matsie Memorial-Rockford
             5/21-5/23 Best of Midwest-Waukesha WI
             6/4-6/6 Whitewater Summer Classic -Whitewater WI
             6/18-6/20 BYB Diamond Classic-Belvidere
             7/24-7/25 Sandwich End of Summer-Sandwich IL

10U:  5/1-5/2 Matsie Memorial-Rockford
              5/29-5/30 Roy Gayle Memorial-Rockford
              6/4-6/6 Whitewater Summer Classic -Whitewater WI
              6/18-6/20 BYB Diamond Classic-Belvidere
              7/24-7/25 Sandwich End of Summer-Sandwich IL


12U:  4/24-4/25 Matsie All for One-Rockford
              5/1-5/2 Matsie Memorial-Rockford
              5/29-5/30 Roy Gayle Memorial-Rockford
              6/4-6/6 Whitewater Summer Classic -Whitewater WI
              6/18-6/20 BYB Diamond Classic-Belvidere
              7/24-7/25 Sandwich End of Summer-Sandwich IL

13U:  4/24-4/25 Playball Spring-Loves Park
             5/1-5/2 Stateline May Day Madness -Roscoe
             5/22-5/23 KCancer-Loves Park
            6/5-6/6 Rock River Shootout-Watertown WI

14U: 5/1-5/2 Stateline May Day Madness -Roscoe

             5/8-5/9 Turf War-Sportscore 2
             5/21-5/23 Screaming Eagles-Waterford WI
             6/11-6/13 Illinois Baseball Association-Sportscore 1
             6/18-6/20 Brookfield Bash-Brookfield WI
             7/24-7/25 Sandwich End of Summer-Sandwich IL


2022 Season Tryouts

All Tryouts are held at Rockton Athletic Fields. Wear appropriate baseball gear, and bring everything you would normally bring to a baseball game. Arrive 30 minutes before you schedule tryout time for check-in and warm ups.

If you cannot attend a tryout, but want to be considered, you MUST make arrangements with the Thunder Director BEFORE the tryout date. There is no guarantee we will hold a makeup tryout.

Date • TBA
Time • TBA

Thunder reserves the right to invite players to join any age group, but you MUST tryout for your age appropriate division. We may have a 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, or 14u team, depending on the total number, skill, and age of our players.

FEE - $450
Includes winter training, uniform, tournaments, and insurance. You will still have to pay the Community League fees. Fundraising efforts are for additional tournaments and gear, based on available funds. Payment arrangements MUST be set up with the league BEFORE accepting your spot on the team.

Off-Season Training

After the Fall Ball season has concluded, we begin our off-season training. These off-season activities will be for the development of players hoping to improve their baseball skills and IQ. This is also a great way to get a leg into possible play our Stateline Thunder program. Players can expect training in all areas of the game, with detailed video analysis of hitting/throwing.

We hold 2 separate 2 hour sessions every Sunday from December through March @ Triple Crown Baseball in South Beloit.

Due to COVID restrictions and available space/time, 2021 will not featured a publicly open Off-Season Training.