Over the years the Sycamore Youth Baseball All-Stars program has been a fun way for players looking to play more baseball, get that opportunity with two all-star/part-time travel tournaments in July.
A couple of years ago we have added a Part-Time Travel program to SYB called the Sycamore Gladiators. We did so to provide a way for those players and families that want additional baseball, on top of our rec/in-house program, without the commitment of a full-time travel program.
Since the inception of the Sycamore Gladiators program we have experienced challenges in running our rec/in-house program (a requirement of the Sycamore Gladiators Program, the Sycamore Gladiators program and the Sycamore All-Stars simultaneously. Trying to pack all of the baseball provided by these three programs into the short spring season has been the biggest challenge. The health and safety of our players is also a concern with all of that extra baseball.
With these concerns in mind, and after much discussion and deliberation, we have decided to shrink our All-Star program to just the 8U level, continuing in the tradition of our 8U Gold and 8U Black teams.
All players ages 9-14 will have the opportunity to tryout for and play in our Gladiators program (in combination with our rec/in-house program) or our Titans (full-time travel) program.
The Sycamore Youth Baseball board feels these changes to our All-Stars program keeps the tradition of our All-Star program intact and allows for less conflict with the rec/in-house program, the Sycamore Gladiators program and the Sycamore All-Stars program
8U All-Star Tryouts will be held at the beginning of June every year. Check back later for more information on tryouts. For questions, please contact the executive board at email@example.com.
Tryouts for the 2023 8U All-Star will take place at the Citizens Memorial Sports Complex, located at 435 Airport Road, Sycamore, IL 60178. Tryout dates are:
All-Stars practices will begin in June at the conclusion of our rec/in-house leagues end of season tournaments.
Our 8U All-star teams will be playing in two tournaments in July. The CDBL Mid Summer Classic and the Sandwich Summer Classic.
Sycamore Youth Baseball All-Stars will cost approximately $175 per player (Does not include Rec/In-House fees). This includes the tournament fees, umpire costs, field maintenance costs, a hat, jersey, pants, socks and a belt.