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IHSBCA News

A Message to Our Members

So much has happened in the past 7 months that it’s hard keep up with the ever-changing terms, guidelines, and conditions that the Governor’s Office, the IDPH, and the IHSA have thrown at us.  Yesterday’s preemptive announcement by Governor Pritzker that basketball will be “postponed” has left all of us wondering why it’s possible to conduct high school sports in every state that surrounds Illinois, but here we’re forced to accept a ruling without much detailed data to support that ruling, especially considering guidelines were followed by Illinois high school coaches and players this fall

Virtual Clinic in 2021

Coaches:

Disappointingly but not surprisingly, the IHSBCA is forced to cancel our in-person Coaches Clinic and Hall of Fame Banquet in January.  We are still committed to providing our membership an outstanding opportunity to learn from some of the best baseball minds in the country.  To that end, we will host a virtual clinic with a variety of topics, accessible on our web site. When you pay your dues ($35 for an individual, $100 for a staff), you will be given access to the clinic videos.  Registration and clinic details will follow in a later email.  

IHSA Decision on Baseball in 2020-21

Coaches:

2019 Award Winners

Class 1A Coach of the Year

Todd Hopkins, Marquette Academy

Class 2A Coach of the Year

Justin Fleener, Teutopolis High School

Class 3A Coach of the Year

Rich Janor, Montini Catholic High School

Class 4A Coach of the Year

Tim Funkhouser, Edwardsville High School

 

1A Player of the Year

Drew Winters, Routt Catholic High School

2A Player of the Year

Rings for Hall of Famers

Attention all former IHSBCA Hall of Fame inductees:  Do you want to commemorate your pretigious honor with a HoF ring?  Click on the following for more info:

ORDER FORM

DESIGN

Fall Chalk Talks

We will be hosting Fall Chalk Talks at Normal West on November 3 from 8:00 am-noon and one at Wheaton North High School November 3 from 8:00 am-noon.  

2019 Summer Open Tournament

  • Monday, June 17 - Wednesday, June 19
  • Springfield, IL  Venues: Lincoln Land Community College, University of Illinois, Springfield, Pleasant Plains High School
  • 32 teams maximum - First 32 teams to register
  • Double Elimination
  • Incoming Freshmen - Class of 2020 eligible
  • Hotel Discounts
  • Entry Fee $300 per team
  • Registration Deadline: May 25
  • Contact Dave Greer (217) 494-7749

2018 Award Winners

The IHSBCA is proud to announce our annual award winners for the 2018 season.

Class 1A Coaches of the Year

Aurora (A. Christian)             Andy Zorger 

Ottawa (Marquette)              Todd Hopkins

Valmeyer                               Greg Reinhardt

Goreville                                Shawn Tripp

At Large Coach of the Year   Andrew Hagerman  Okaw Valley HS

1A Player of the Year

Jake Kutzendorf - (So.) Aurora Christian

Class 2A Coaches of the Year

Spring Valley Hall                    Tom Keegan

Hall of Fame Rings

Attention past and new IHSBCA Hall of Fame inductees:  Commemorate your induction by ordering a Hall of Fame ring!  Information on how to order can be found by clicking on the following link:

HoF Ring

Sam Knox to speak at October meeting

Mark your calendars!  Our next meeting/mini-clinic is Wednesday, October 17th at the Home Run Inn on 75th and Lemont Roads in Darien at 7:30pm.  These monthly events are a great opportunity to touch base with other coaches to talk baseball (and it's FREE for all IHSBCA members!)  The guest speaker for October's meeting will be IHSA Assistant Executive Director and Baseball Administrator, Sam Knox.  We hope to see you there, and please spread the word to your assistant coaches as well.

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