New Trier Travel Baseball is a competitive league coached by a professional baseball staff.  The main goal of NT Travel baseball is to expand players' skills development while playing in highly competitive games and tournaments.   Most games will be played within a 1-hour travel radius, except for 12U which will also attend a tournament in Cooperstown, NY.  New Trier Travel baseball is for serious players, and be aware that once you are placed on a team, attendance for all in-season events, practices, and games is mandatory.  Although registration for NT Travel Baseball is open to all, tryouts are required to make the team.  Teams are divided by age (8U-12U)* and each age group will have at most 3 teams with typically 12 players per team.

"In-season" games and tournaments will be played from April through July, with an optional Fall season running through August.  Off-season skills and development are also included.  As such, registration for all teams 9U and up typically occurs in October and closes once the teams are created.  8U Team registration occurs in the Spring.  See the registration details below to see the specific registration windows for the upcoming season. We encourage all players to play with their grade group.

The Bulldog program offers the opportunity to meet and develop friendships with teammates from surrounding communities many of whom will end up being high school classmates and teammates together, while being coached and mentored by the exceptional staff at the Illinois Baseball Academy.

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Main points and significant changes for next year (noted with a *) are listed below:

  1. Tryouts (9U-12U) will be conducted from July 9th  through July 15th
  2. Roster spots will be announced in late July, following the conclusion of the LSFBL playoffs
  3. Fall teams will consist of team rosters for the 2025 Spring/Summer season
  4. House League is strongly encouraged but not required for 10UA, 11UA and 12U (A & B) teams. House      League participation is required for all other teams.
  5. Mid-January – March: Winter workouts will run for 10 weeks, twice per week, one hour each session
  6. April – May: At least two practices per week, possibly more depending on team age and level, activities will be scheduled to accommodate participation in both House and Travel, as appropriate
  7. Three tournaments: one in the spring + our Memorial Day Bulldog Classic + one additional summer tournament
  8. Summer League (LSFBL): 14-18 games from June through mid-July plus league playoffs the third week of July
  9. Cost: Estimated to be $2,400, however subject to minor adjustment depending on final budget.

Register for tryouts here:

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Tryout Dates:

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Bulldogs Program Details:




KWBA is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit serving the communities of KenilworthWinnetka
Northfield and Glencoe, with an all volunteer organization that creates a fun, safe, community environment for boys and girls to play baseball, build character, learn sportsmanship, develop skills and making friends.


If you support our mission and want to get more involved please contact KWBA President.

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