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Apr, 2021

2021 Preseason Information (AA, AAA, and Intermediate Divisions)

Dear CLLLB Families,

The Crystal Lake Little League Board is working hard to finalize details to kick off the 2021 Spring Baseball season.  CLLLB is an all-volunteer organization and we are excited to be entering into our 69th consecutive season of baseball.  We know there are many questions regarding player evaluations, team assignments, practice and game schedules so here is a pre-season update to lay the framework of what to expect the next few weeks. 

Registration is Now Closed.  We are still actively looking for volunteers to lead the teams.  We are especially looking for volunteers at our intermediate level (11 & 12-year-olds).  Parents willing to offer their leadership services, passion for the game and deliver an excellent experience to our players should contact us at [email protected].

Player Equipment: Please plan on purchasing baseball glove, bat, cleats, and helmet for your player.  In addition, a protective cup is required for male players.

Due to Covid-19 guidelines, the league is not able to provide shared equipment.  We are recommending that if you are able, you supply a helmet for your child.  We will not be allowed to share helmets this year.  If you are not able to purchase a helmet, your coach will assign one to your player for this season only.  If your child has a bat, please have them bring it to each practice.  It is best if each player has their own, but if that is not possible, we will do our best to sanitize bats as often as possible.  Play it again Sports in Crystal Lake does trade-ins for old equipment and offers a 15% everyday discount to CLLLB families.       

Team Assignments: Due to Covid-19 guidelines for group gatherings and social distancing requirements, CLLLB will not be hosting a player evaluation as we have in years past.  Once registration closes, our Player Agent and Division Vice Presidents will create teams as we did in the 2020 season.  Team assignment announcements will be made by March 25th.  In addition, we will host a virtual parent’s night on March 25th at 7PM.  During this meeting we will introduce the league, discuss season expectations, announce picture day and other key dates. 

Practices: Shortly after the team announcements, families should expect an introduction email from your player’s Head Coach.  The team’s coaching staff will determine the practice schedule based on the coach’s availability.  Teams typically practice two days a week with possible weekend practices before they start playing games.  Practices are generally held in the evenings and may be 1-2 hours depending on your players age level.  March 27 to April 3 is spring break, while some coaches may hold practices for players that are in town, most teams will start practice the week of April 4th.  Families with Spring Break plans should not feel obligated to practice during that week.  

Games: The game schedule will be published by April 17th and our opening day will be SaturdayApril 24th.  As we had to last season, due to Covid, we will not be able to host our opening day player parade so teams will jump right into playing games on April 24th.  The regular season will run April 24th to June 19th, and Division Playoffs will be hosted June 21st-26th.  Games will be played on Saturdays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays.  Teams can expect to play two games a week during our regular season.  Weekday games will generally start at 5:30pm.  Families wanting to plan a summer vacation around baseball can safely do so after the July 4th weekend as our season will wrap up on June 27th.

Covid-19 Guidelines:  Crystal Lake Little League is using the CDC and Mchenry County Health Department guidelines as well as Little League suggestions to provide a safe and fun environment for your player.  We need to work together to help make this a safe successful season.  We ask that you take the time to review and abide by the guidelines.  Please encourage your child to do the same.  The CLLLB Covid-19 guidelines can be viewed on our website at:

Thank you again for supporting Crystal Lake Little League & we look forward to seeing everyone back to baseball this year!


Crystal Lake Little League Board

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