2019 BNBA GOLD  

  BNBA Gold - - The “GOLD” Standard in Travel Baseball in Central Illinois

Playing on a BNBA Gold roster gives developing baseball players a unique opportunity to play for and learn from our community’s most experienced high school baseball coaches and educators in a competitive summer baseball environment. BNBA Gold tryouts are open to local baseball players as well as players outside of the Bloomington-Normal city limits. All players are welcome to try out for a BNBA Gold team regardless of their 2018 summer team. We want to be sure that we are putting Gold-level talent on the field to enhance the baseball experience for all involved. A BNBA committee, including all five Intercity coaches, will select the rosters. In 2019, BNBA Gold will field 15U, 16U, 17U, and an 18U college bound-team.

The BNBA Gold has been considered one of the top programs in the state of Illinois for the past 2 decades and has had over 100 players go on to play collegiately along with former Gold player Brock Stewart currently pitching for MLB's top team-- the Los Angeles Dodgers. Here are some of the players the Gold has produced over the last 10 summers:

Gold produced MLB signees:
*Harold Riggins--NC State, MVP of the ACC tournament, Drafted in the 7th round by Colorado Rockies
*Brock Stewart--ISU, Drafted in the 6th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers
*Blake Brown--Mizzou, Drafted in the 5th round by the Atlanta Braves
*Chad Hinshaw--ISU, Drafted in the 15th round by the Los Angeles Angels
*Adam McGinnis--WIU, a finalist for the Johnny Bench award as nation's top catcher, signed by the Chicago White Sox
*John Rave--ISU, Drafted by the Boston Red Sox, top 5 hitter in the Collegiate Northwoods League in 2017

Other noteable Division I performers produced by the BNBA:
*Jacob Gilmore—ISU
*Jack Butler--ISU
*Addison Fugitt--SIU
*Mitch Fairfield--SIU
*Caleb Jacobs--WIU
*Nick Hieb--ISU
*Matthew James--University of Illinois
*Alex Jefferson--Missouri State
*Zach Johnson--ISU
*Dylan Johnson--ISU
*Reid Birlingmaier--UIC
*Wes Sery--NIU
*Charlie Cerny--UIC
*Deion Thompson--WIU
*Roman Visintine--WIU
*Jacob Hendren--ISU
*Jared Hendren--ISU

Summer 2019 Program Costs for BNBA Gold 15-17: $1375 (plus a $150 uniform fee for 15u and any new players)
Fees include off-season use of Ks Academy Elite Recruiting Service

Payment Dates:
Commitment Fee within 7 days of selection to the team $675.00
Payment 2 October 1 $350.00
Payment 3 December 1 $350.00
Uniform Fee: $150 January 15 if necessary

Tryout Dates & Location: Normal West High School Baseball Field
Tryout Cost $30.00 and includes a Tryout Shirt

Sunday August 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 15U aged players
Registration begins at 830 am

Sunday August 19 10:00 am – 4:00 pm 16U, 17U, 18U aged players
Registration begins at 830 am

Teams will be posted by August 26 2019