The immense popularity of the Bolingbrook Youth Baseball League has prompted officials to expand the organization's Rampage travel baseball program.
The BYBL began in the early 1980s. In 2004, about 250 players were involved in the organization. In 2007, that number jumped to 400. Currently, nearly 600 kids are registered.
“This includes our very successful in-house program as well as our Rampage travel teams,” said Jeff Casmer, who sits on BYBL’s board of directors and is also a coach for the 10U travel baseball team. “Many parents have expressed an interest in expanding the program to give their child an opportunity to play travel baseball without having to look outside the community of Bolingbrook.”
BYBL teams play at and, due to the league’s growth, this year began playing games at .
Currently, BYBL has one full-time Rampage team for every age group from 9-years-old through 14-years-old.
“Our plan is to field two competitive teams for each of these age groups,” Casmer said.
Tryouts for the Rampage Travel Program will be Monday, July 30 through Saturday, Aug. 4.
Check BYBL's website for times and dates for each respective age group.