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New VH Sports Club and VHCBS

Welcome to the new home of the Vernon Hills Sports Club and Vernon Hills Community Baseball and Softball (VHCBS) Organizations.  Our organizations are committed to providing quality youth sports programs in Vernon Hills.  Our programs include Basketball, Poms, Football, Lacrosse, Community Softball, and Community and Travel Baseball.  We are in the process of updating our website with both content and branding for each organization which we expect to complete over the next few months.  

Please continue to visit the site to see the exciting new changes and for more up to date information. 

New home for website - www.vhcougars.org

Today we made a change to the website that hosts our registrations and communications to the community. The change involved removing all references to the former VHCYAA organization and replacing it with a new domain named www.vhcougars.org. During this change our web site was unavailable for a couple of hours. We apologize to those of you that were attempting to access the site or register during this time. Please remove all bookmarks to the old vhcyaa.org domain. Our new website can now be found at www.vhcougars.org.

Please note that you will still be able to access our main site by entering in vhcbs.comvhcbs.org, and vhsportsclub.org but now you can also enter in vhcougars.org as well.


by posted 01/28/2016
8U Travel Tryouts

Vernon Hills Community Baseball & Softball  is excited to offer online registration for the 8U travel baseball tryouts this year!  Please note that your child must register and participate in the 2016 Double A house program to be eligible to participate and tryout for the 8U travel team.  


Tryout dates and times:

Sunday March 6th - Vernon Hills High School Fieldhouse 

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM  (Immediately following community baseball Double A tryout)

Sunday March 13th (MAKE UP Date for those that cannot on Sunday March 6th) - Vernon Hills High School Fieldhouse

2:00 - 3:00 PM - Vernon Hills High School Fieldhouse

 



If you have any questions about our Cougars Baseball programs, please email Brian or Bill at baseball bs.com  


by posted 01/11/2016
VHCBS Night at US Cellular Field

VHCBS Night at US Cellular Field

Includes Spectacular Fireworks Show with Music and Chance to Walk on Field Pre-Game

Friday May 6th Game Time 7:00 PM

 

VHCBS is very excited to announce that we have partnered with the Chicago White Sox to hold a VHCBS organization night to attend the Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins game on Friday May 6th at 7:00PM.   Included in this opportunity is the ability for people to participate in a pre-game parade on the field before the game, see a spectacular post-game show firework show set to music, and the chance to see the VHCBS organization mentioned on the legendary Comiskey scoreboard.  The timing of this event was chosen as this will be the opening weekend for the majority of the Community Baseball & Softball leagues which should make this a weekend your kids will not soon forget.  This opportunity is currently going to be limited to the first 400 people that register to purchase tickets via an online registration that can be found by clicking on the following link:https://leagueathletics.com/Store/Item.asp?id=18196&n=101807&org=vhcyaa.org  

(Note: If demand exceeds the 400 ticket allotment we will work with the Chicago White Sox to see what options exist to secure more tickets.) Tickets are located on the1st level in the outfield.  The cost of the tickets are $22 per person and we will be accepting payment via credit cards or bank debit cards on the registration itself.   A portion of the proceeds will be donated back to the VHCBS.  The registration is now open and will stay open through Sunday February 21st.   The tickets will be delivered to us around April 1st and as the date draws closer we will schedule a time for folks to come and pick up their tickets. 

We hope you can take advantage of this great opportunity.  If you have any questions please send an email to  _baseball@vhcbs.com or  .


by posted 01/08/2016
Community Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open

Community Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open

 

Parents,

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2016 Baseball & Softball Community programs are now open.  To register you can click on this link http://leagueathletics.com/Registration/Default.asp?n=88251&org=vhcougars.org and find the registration(s) for your child.    Registration is open now until Friday March 4th.  Please note that if you register after Friday March 4th there will be a $50 late fee applied as part of the registration. 

Account Set-up and Registration

For those of you that have registered for either a VHCBS or VH Sport Club sport in the past you can use the same account you used to register previously.   For those of you that are registering for the first time you will need to create an account on our site.  The process to create an account is a two-step process. To begin you will need to click on the Register button for the Baseball or Softball program for which you are registering.  You will be directed to a page where you can click on the Create an Account.  Here you need to enter an email address you have to access to and then click on the Create My Account button.  The system will then send you an email with a link attached that you will need to click on to establish your password.  Once you enter in the password you should be able to go back to the registration page and log-in to complete the registration process.  If you run into any issues registering you can send an email to and someone will respond to you as soon as they can to help you out.    Please note to fill out all the questions.   Specifically, please note that we are asking for your child’s uniform size in the event you will be unable to attend our uniform fitting day. (NOTE: Please continue reading for more details on uniform fitting below.)  Also please note that we are asking if you are interested in coaching either as a head coach or an assistant coach.  Please note that we have asked you to fill in the name of the spouse that is interested in

Coaching as well as their email address.  We do this because we know sometimes the parent who is filling out the form is not the parent volunteering to coach.    

Payment

As part of the registration process you are able to pay directly online.  You can pay directly either via a credit card or using your bank’s debit card.  If you would like to pay by check please make your check payable to VHCBS and mail them to 50 Lakeview Parkway Suite 106.

New for 2016 & Parent Meeting Tuesday

This year we have a couple of exciting changes we are implementing for the 2016.  The first change has to deal with a couple of age group changes.  This year we will having an all boy / girl league (Single A) at 6 years old that will be a Tee Ball / Coach pitch league.  We also will be combining all 7 & 8 year old boys to play in the Double A league which will consist of part coach pitch / kid pitch.    Further changes include additional games being scheduled as regular season games with the goal of accounting for some potential rainouts due to inclement weather.   (NOTE: We will also block off some Sunday’s later in May and June to hold as rainout dates in the event we have too many rainouts early on in the schedule.)  A parent meeting will be held on Tuesday January 19th at 7:30 PM at 50 Lakeview Parkway Suite 106 to cover these changes as well as answer any other questions parents may have.

Uniforms

As mentioned above we will be having a uniform fitting date where each parent will be able to come in and get their child sized for their uniform.  In the event you are unable to attend we will order based on what has been entered in the registration system.  We are working with our provider Sports 11 to determine when the fitting date will occur.  We will send out further information once we have locked down the fitting date.

Skills Evaluation:

Skills evaluation will take place on Sunday March 6th and Sunday March 13th at the Vernon Hills High School Fieldhouse. Sunday March 6th is the primary date for baseball skill evaluations and Sunday March 13th is the primary date for softball evaluations.  The skills evaluation will be as follows:

Sunday March 6th – Double A Baseball  9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Sunday March 6th – Triple A Baseball 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday March 6th – Minors Baseball 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Sunday March 6th – Majors Baseball 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Sunday March 6th – Softball 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (NOTE: This is only for those that absolutely cannot attend a softball session on Sunday March 13th.

 

Sunday March 13th – Freshman Softball 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Sunday March 13th – Sophomore Softball 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Sunday March 13th – Junior Softball 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sunday March 13th – Senior Softball 12:45 PM – 1:45 PM

Sunday March 13th – Baseball 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM (NOTE: This is only for those that absolutely cannot attend a baseball session on Sunday March 6th)

NOTE: T-Ball and Single A registrants DO NOT need to attend a session.  Also if you absolutely cannot attend your child’ time designated above but can attend a different time slot that day you are welcome to attend that session.  Also your child only needs to attend 1 session.


by posted 01/04/2016
Field Updates
Field status will be determined by 3:30 pm for weekday games (Mon – Fri), 7:30 am for weekend morning games, and 12:00 pm for weekend afternoon and evening games.
Field Status
VHAC - Vernon Hills TBD (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 1 - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 2 - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 3 - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 4 - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 5 - Vernon Hills TBD (2/8) 
VHAC Baseball Field 6 - Vernon Hills TBD (2/8) 
VHAC Lacrosse Field 8 - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
VHAC Varsity Football - Vernon Hills OPEN (2/8) 
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