The tryouts and draft for the 25s & 35s will be held on Thursday night March 6th at Play Ball with check in starting at 7:30 PM . The tryouts for the 45s,55s & 60s will be held at the same location on March 29th details to follow.
Teams wishing to practice at the Dome should contact Chris Beacom to reserve their spots. Payments this year will be made directly to the Dome management. See their ad on this page for contact information.
Monday night is CNMSBL night at Players Edge. See their link on the web page and contact them for more information.
Teams can secure practice time outdoors at the Heritage Park complex in Wheeling in April in 2 hour blocks by contacting Larry Kolcz of the MSL at 773-430-7979. Make sure you tell him that you are a CNMSBL team.
To All current & future CNMSBL Players:
$10 Days/Nights at Play Ball USA on Thursdays and Saturdays
Get you Hitting, Pitching, and Fielding in at one or both of the days selected for $10 per player.
Play Ball USA, located at 412 Business Center Drive in Mt. Prospect, has opened their facility for our players to get ready for the season. Play Ball USA is under new ownership, with Matt Mahay, former GM and Lead Hitting Instructor and Ross Wolfson, CNMSBL’s long time Communications Director, Manager of the 45 Mudhens and player on the 55 River Bandits.
Play Ball USA has 3 batting cages out fitted with Iron Mikes, 2 Pitching Mounds, 2 “infield areas” (30X15 yards each) that can be used based on date and/or availability. Players can use the Iron Mikes or pitch to each other. Balls are provided for you use.
The following are dates of opportunity to get ready for the season effective March 1st:
Saturday Mornings--Beginning March 1st thru end of April at 8 AM to 9:30 AM. MARCH 8th (only) will be at 10-11 AM
Thursday Nights—Beginning March 13th thru the end of April at 8 PM to close (10 or 1030)
Both dates can be extended due to level of interest.
In addition, Play Ball USA is offering Baseball Memberships to CNMSBL players at a significant discount.
1 Year Membership-$300 (a discount of 20% from the current $360)--includes unlimited use of batting and pitching cages (based on availability) with a 1 day advanced notice, from date of enrollment.
6 Month Membership $200 (a new program specific to CNMSBL)—Includes all of the above for the choice of the months of March through August, or April through September
Play Ball USA is located inside Players U, a Multi-Sport training facility. Located just off Rand Rd. at Business Center Dr (a stop light) just a ½ mile north of Central. It is less than 10 minutes from Oakton, Arlington Heights and the new field at Wheeling, 15 minutes from Bensenville, Northbrook and Glenview fields. Additional information can be gotten on the Play Ball website at www.playballdirect.com
In addition, 10% of your fees for the $10 nights/days goes back to CNMSBL.
There will be more updates on the website so visit often. This winter workout at any of facilities that advertise on our web page .