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10th Annual Cougar Kick-Off Baseball Tournament
 

 

As the sister tournament to our highly acclaimed Cougar Classic, the Cougar Kick-Off has quickly become a popular "early bird" tournament.  While it doesn’t match the Classic's summer weather, the tournament delivers the same quality experience and the best playable fields in the month of April.  It starts with friendly community volunteers committed to making the tournament a great weekend for all.  Add to that, quality competition, quality umpires, and one of the best facilities in the Midwest.  We feature grass infields, scoreboards and lights.  Patched umpires officiate each game.  An automatic severe weather detection system provides additional safety for all.  And not to be forgotten, our fans enjoy “running water” (clean) bathrooms, and great concessions.  It’s a combination that can’t be beat.

This tournament is open to community based teams and feeder type programs only. No recruited or all-area teams accepted. The Cougar Kick-Off has always provided the best competitive play to area towns and border states that run community-based programs.

 


​Logistics:

 

  • Please be sure to download and review the documents below.
  • Please bring copies of birth certificates for your roster.  They will be reviewed at team check-in.
  • Coaches must check in 45 minutes prior to first game.
  • No charge for admission. Spectators will not be allowed to sit directly behind backstops.
  • All games will be played at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.
  • A coin toss will be used to determine the home and visiting team.  The home team must provide a scoreboard operator.
  • Tournament Central will be located at the concession stand.  Download a PDF map of VHAC.
  • Updated tournament results will be displayed at VHAC board.
  • Trophy Presentation will take place after the championship game at VHAC.
  • There will be daily concessions available:  Concessions will include hotdogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers drinks and snacks.  No outside food and coolers are allowed in the complex.  
  • No Smoking
  • No Dogs

Tournament Documents:

  • 9U Schedule
  • 10U Schedule
  • 11U Schedule
  • 12U Schedule
  • 13U Schedule
  • ​14U Schedule

 

Please contact Mark Peterson at  with any questions.