Come to Vernon Hills to play at one of the best baseball facilities in the Midwest. Each age will play either bracket or division play with a three game guarantee. We are limiting the number of teams at each age group to 12 total teams including teams from the Vernon Hills travel program. In order for registrations to be considered complete payment must be turned in within 7 days of registration. Registrations and payment will be processed based on the order in which online registrations are completed. If we receive more interest than the 12 spots available at a particular age group we will start a wait list. If you have any questions about the tournament format or with registration please email us at email@example.com.
NOTE: This tournament is open to community based first tier travel programs or towns sharing the same high school. No recruited teams, or all-area teams accepted. The Cougar Kick-Off provides the best competitive play to area towns and border states that run community-based programs. Please click on the documents button below for the tournament rules. By registering for our tournament you are agreeing with the rules that have been presented.
Guaranteed 3 games - Individual Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams ( max 13) - The fields have dugouts, (most) grass infields, scoreboards and lights. - Certified umpires officiate each game. - Running water (clean) bathrooms, and full concessions. - Tournament game schedule posted no later than 4 days before Start of the tournament. - Please bring copies of birth certificates for your roster. They will be reviewed at team check-in. Upon request, teams must prove they are a community program or they will not be allowed to advance to the playoffs. - 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 for pool play games. For elimination games the higher seed will be the home team. - The home team must provide a scoreboard operator. - Tournament Central will be located at the concession stand. - Updated tournament results will be displayed online and a weather hot line phone number will be provided as we get closer to the start date. - All tournament correspondence will be done via Tourney Machine app. Please instruct parents to download the tourney machine app. - Trophy Presentation will take place after the championship game on the game field at VHAC. - There will be daily concessions available: Concessions will include hotdogs, hamburgers/cheeseburgers drinks and snacks and much more. No outside food and coolers are allowed in the complex. - No Smoking - No Dogs
Refund Policy for Inclement Weather : If tourney is canceled due to weather before any of the games have been played, then a FULL refund will be issued. However, once the tournament has started no refunds will be issued if games are cancelled for any reason.
Note: If any team withdraws after registration has been confirmed and payment has been made no refund will be given.