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OVER 200 TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 13 YEARS DEVELOPING BASEBALL PLAYERS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE

BLAZE TRYOUTS BEGIN AUGUST 18th

The Blaze is a Glenview-based program, but we also welcome players from other communities.  The 2015 tryouts for the Glenview Blaze will be the week of August 18th, 2014 (see below for details) and will be held at Community Park West (1000 Zenith Drive, Glenview, IL  60026).  All players should plan on attending both of the days for their age group, although the Blaze will determine if the second tryout day is necessary after the first round.   Depending upon the number of players that are trying out at each level, the Blaze may or may not have a first round of cuts after the first tryout date.  This will be announced to the players at the conclusion of each first tryout day.

Arrive 30 minutes prior to the tryout with your registration form completed; make sure all areas are legible!  Include all phone numbers to contact parents (home and cell phone).  The registration form can be obtained by clicking on the Registration Form below these directions.  Then go to your downloads and click to open and then print the document. Guardian and Medical Release forms also are found below.

There is a $20 fee to tryout for the Blaze.  All players will receive a t-shirt at tryouts with a number on the back to wear both days during tryouts.

Tryout times will be as follows:

10U

First Session:  Tuesday (8/19) from 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Second Session (if necessary):  Saturday (8/23) from 10:00AM - Noon

11U

First Session:  Wednesday (8/20) from 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Second Session (if necessary):  Saturday (8/23) from 5:00PM - 7:00PM

12U

First Session:  Wednesday (8/20) from 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Second Session (if necessary):  Saturday (8/23) from 3:00AM - 5:00PM

13U

First Session:  Thursday (8/21) from 4:00PM - 6:30PM

Second Session (if necessary):  Saturday (8/23) from 8:00AM - 10:00AM

14U

First Session:  Tuesday (8/19) from 6:30PM - 9:00PM

Second Session (if necessary):  Saturday (8/23) from 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Friday, August 22 will function ast a make-up day due to inclement weather.

Questions about tryouts can be directed to Steve Libman at (847)707-0599 or via email at slibman@burnesandlibman.com.

Thank  you, and we look forward to seeing all players at tryouts!

 

FORM A TEAM WITH THE BLAZE ACADEMY AND PLAY BLAZE FALL BALL

The Glenview Blaze is forming Blaze Fall Ball teams now to play in the GYB Fall Ball Tournament!

Players from GYB House, GYB Travel, Blaze and other programs as well as players outside of Glenview are welcome.  

See the tab at left for more details on how you can play Fall Ball with the Glenview Blaze Travel Baseball Program or register right now https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/912935929

                                                                                                      

Blaze Academy Fall Ball Program Highlights

See the tab at the left for the Blaze Academy Fall Ball program highlights.  Receive training and instruction from Blaze instructors TJ McManus, Mark Ori, Geoff Dietz and Fabio Milano!

                                                                                                      

Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

Congratulations to our 2014 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2014 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 10
MSBL Roberto Clemente Division Champion
Salute to the Troops Runner-up
CABA Illinois State Championship Semi-Finalist
8 game win streak!
 
Blaze 11 Red
Casey Pohl Tournament Runner-up
Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
Elizabethtown National Quarter-finalist (tie for 5th)
Chi-Turf Semi-finalist (tie for 3rd)
CABA Illinois State Tournament Semi-finalist
 
Blaze 12 Red
MSBL Ralph Garr Elite Division Champion
Blaze Salute to the Troops Semi-finalist
Ho Chunk June Slamfest Runner-up
Seminole Fastballs and Fireworks Semi-finalist
Cooperstown Dreams Park 6-3 (only losses to two semi-finalists and the 3 seed)
 
Blaze 12 Black
12th place finish out of 104 teams Cooperstown Dreams Park 
Sweet 16 Cooperstown Dreams Park
Carlos American League Division Champs
Ho-Chunk Lynwood 3rd Place
Glenview Salute to the Troops Quarter-finalist
Best of the Midwest Challenge Quarter finalist
 
Blaze 13 Black
T-9 out of 40 teams in MSBL American Division
Crystal Lake Mother's Day Bash Semi-finalist
Omaha Slumpbuster Division 3 Quarter-finalist
USA National Championships Consolation Semi-finalist
 
Blaze 14 Red
1. The Ripken Experience National Ocean Breeze Tournament Champion Great 8 Bracket
2. Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Semifinalist
3. Best of the Midwest Jerry May Memorial Father's Day Tournament Semifinalist
4. Best of the Midwest Challenge VI Semifinalist
 
 
 
 

SPONSOR APPRECIATION FIRE TRUCK PICTURE

The Blaze took its annual Fire Truck picture at Attea Middle School, Wednesday, June 18th.

This picture is given to all our sponsors to show our appreciation for their support.  

MEMORIAL WEEKEND SALUTE TO THE TROOPS TOURNAMENT May 22 - 25, 2014

Thanks to all who made our Salute to the Troops Tournament a huge success.  The money we raised allows us to keep providing the highest level of instruction and facilities for our players, and donate to the the Wounded Warrior Project and Marine with A Heart.

With all of your help, our tournament has grown into the most popular Memorial Day Tournament in the area with 60 teams competing in it.

The Blaze honored our troops by having players, managers and coaches wear camouflage shirts for the tournament. 

Salute the Troops Donations Sent

The Glenview Blaze 11U delivers 691 pounds of donations to Operatioin Support Our Troops in Lisle, IL

MAKE YOUR DONATION TO WOUNDED WARRIORS AND MARINE WITH A HEART HERE

If you would like to support our troops please contribute any amount above $1 by clicking the link below.

The Blaze organizaiton wishes to thank you for your support of our Memorial Day Salute the Troops Tournament. 

https://glenviewblazebaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/832677090


Glenview Blaze

2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

2012 Blaze at Northwestern University

Congratulations Blaze On Your Many Accomplishments!

Congratulations to our 2013 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2013 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 13 Red
Vernon Hills 9th Annual Cougar Kick-off Baseball Tournament
Best of the Midwest Mother's Day Tournament Semi-Finalist
Glenview Blaze Salute to the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Quarterfinalist
CABA World Series Division Quarterfinalist
 
Blaze 11 Red
MSBL Ty Cobb Division Champion
Casey Pohl Memorial Tournament Second Place
Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
Plainfield Invitational Tournament Semi-finalist
Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic Champion
 
Blaze 11 Black
Warren Invitational Tournament Second Place
Naperville Father's Day Classic Semi-finalist
Notre Dame Golden Dome Tournament Semi-finalist
Salute the Troups Quarter-finalist
Ho Chunk Mother's Day Classic Semi-finalist
Arlington Heights Tournament Runner-up
 
Congratulations to our 2012 Glenview Blaze teams for their impressive performances in the 2012 season!  This season has once again been a huge success for the Blaze!   Highlights for each of the teams include:
 
Blaze 10U
MSBL League Frank Thomas Division Champion
Arlington Heights Spring Fever Tournament Champion
Schaumburg Seminole Midwest Classic Champion
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
ESBA Stars and Stripes Summer Bash Tournament 2nd Place
Omaha Slumpbuster Tournament 3rd Place
Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 11U
MSBL  Elite Level Division Champion
MSBL  Elite Level Tournament Champion
Illini Blast Tournament Champions
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament 2nd Place
Best of the Midwest Challenge Semi Finalist
Duneland Tournament Semi Finalist
Libertyville Tournament Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 12 Red
MSBL Jackie Robinson Division Champion
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
Vernon Hills Cougar Classic Champion
26th Seed of 104 Teams at Cooperstown Dreams Park
 
Blaze 12 Black
MSBL Lou Gehrig Division Champion
MSBL National League Tournament 2nd Place
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Semi Finalist
 
Blaze 14U
MSBL Elite Level Division Champion
Cal Ripken Baseball Tournament National Champion
Evanston Tourney Nation Best of the Sandlot Tournament Champion
GameDay USA Shamrock Showdown Tournament Champion
Best of the Midwest World Series Champions
Glenview Salute the Troops Memorial Day Tournament Champion
USSSA Illinois State Championship 2nd Place

BLAZE ALUMNI

Congratulations to our Blaze 2008 Alumni who signed their Letters of Intent to play collegiate baseball next season. Best of luck to you in your collegiate career! 

Brady Arenson - Coastal Carolina University

Josiah Carlson - North Park University

Zac Jones - Northwestern University

Josh Perlmutter - Northwestern University

Michael Reinisch - North Central College

Sully Stadler - Indiana University

    The mission of the Glenview Blaze Travel Organization shall be to promote, organize and conduct a full time Travel Baseball program for the highly skilled players who are interested in a more intense and competitive baseball environment.

    The Glenview Blaze Baseball Program will also provide the focus and positive pursuit for our youth where both discipline and good sportsmanship are expected and rigidly enforced. It is our hope that these principles will continue to remain with each player throughout their life both on and off the baseball field.

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    2014 Glenview Blaze Teams Announced

    Congratulations to the players who were selected to our 2014 Blaze teams. We would like to thank all the players who tried out this year. There was a lot of talent and the decisions were very difficult.  We want to wish all the players good luck in their upcoming season and hope to see everyone at tryouts again next year.

    See tab at left for a list of 2014 Glenview Blaze Teams.