skip navigation

    Home Plate

    COVID-19 Update

    Update sent out to Coaches on April 30

    Good Afternoon KCBL Coaches,

    I hope this email finds everyone safe during this challenging time. 

    As many of you well know, last Thursday, Governor Pritzker extended the stay at home order until May 30. 

    What does this mean for KCBL and participants?


    With Governor Pritzker’s announcement, the KCBL season has no choice but to postpone to an undetermined start date with the season schedule adjusted accordingly. This adjustment will include extending the season to the end of July. This would give teams August to regroup with tryouts and fall sports, then we start games around Labor Day for a fall season.

    Specific details cannot be determined and finalized until National, State and Local authorities have deemed it safe for our participants to resume normal activities and the Executive Orders are lifted. There could be a chance where youth organizations could be out having their season earlier.

    KCBL continues to plan creative solutions as each Executive Order is given to ensure we can provide a quality Baseball Program to our teams once we can return to normal activity.  We will continue to update you as decisions are made and appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate this unprecedented situation. I know it’s hard as everyone’s patience is being challenged as each day goes by.

    We want nothing more for our kids and our KCBL family to be able to play baseball  this season. 

    KCBL Tournament - tournament will be cancelled and refunds will be given if you have already paid. We will be contacting those teams to make arrangements. This will give you an open weekend to try to reschedule one of your April or May tournaments. Right now our focus is to get kids on the fields. 

    Some things to keep in mind:

    USSSA has published its tournament guidelines.

    POST COVID-19 Return-to-Play Guidelines, Procedures and Recommendations

    KCBL will have a pitching rule to help the players get their arms back to full strength for a period of time tbd.

    There may be a mandatory face covering so I would be prepared.

    Please email your division rep with any questions and KCBL will put out a FAQ sheet as many coaches may have the same questions.

    If you division doesn't have a rep listed, email Gary Tickle.

    KCBL Division Reps

    Kane County Bronco League

    President:         Gary Tickle

    Vice President   Dave Panico

    Division Reps:   Shaun Currer                Frank Alberson

    Mike Warner                Brian Kane

    Chris Engelhart             Ryan Hooper

    Rostering Players

    Coaches, here is some instructions on how to build your rosters. 

    Your Team is also searchable from the Smartphone App.

    How to Roster Players

    Team Pages

    Team Pages for (9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u) 2020 Season are in progress.

    Age Group that are complete.

    8u, 9u, 10u, 13u, 14u

    In Progress, 11u & 12u

    Kane County Bronco League 2020

    2020 Registration is closed!

    2020 Season April 13th to July 2

    Tournament starts Monday July 6 and concludes Sunday July 12.

    Age Divisions will be at various locations.

    The Registration "Home Plate" is not currently available.

    KCBL Registration Meeting

    KCBL 2020 Registration Meeting

    Sunday January 26, 10am

    District 30 Painters Union

    1905 Sequoia Dr # 201, Aurora, IL 60506

    KCBL 2020 Playoff Dates

    KCBL Tournament is scheduled for July 10-11-12. It is possible that some games will be played during the week, starting July 6th.

    Search for your Team in the Mobile App

    How to Search for your Team using the Mobile App.

    Help Pages for KCBL WebSite

    After you log in, go to your team page and click the "EDIT" button in the top left. You page will turn a "Construction Yellow" that will allow you to edit.

    IHSA COVID-19 Update

    During this time of mandated closure, the IHSA does not believe it is necessary or prudent for any number of students to gather for workouts, regardless of how those students gather or whether any IHSA rule is broken by said gathering. That includes informal/player-led practices or any type of instructional session.

    Dingerville Times - Feature Article

    MS-13 gang to begin recruiting Little League parents

    Div Level Website

    Travel Baseball’s National Team Classification System What DivLevel classification is your team? DivLevel allows coaches to choose the most appropriate level for their particular teams based on candid assessments of their teams’ skill levels. DivLevel is made up of 3 very easy-to-understand division levels: D1 – Major/All-Levels of AAA, Gold, Elite/Advanced, Competitive Nationally and Super-Competitive Regionally D2 – Medium AA/High AA, Silver, High-Level Intermediate, Competitive Regionally and Super-Competitive Locally D3 – Low AA/All-Levels of A, Bronze, Low-Level Intermediate/Beginner, Competitive Locally To learn more and classify your team visit

    USSSA Bat Stamps

    Article of the Week

    Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball

    Sponsored by NurfWars - Mobile Nurf Wars in Chicago

    NurfWars - Mobile Nurf Wars in Chicago

    Visit Website

    What is NurfWars Inc?  We are an event hosting service that hosts nerf battle events.  All equipment is provided.  

    Where are you located?  We bring the event to the location of your choice anywhere in the Chicago Area and Suburbs. We can help you find venues and inform you of locations that we have been at in the past.

    What type of events do you host?  Birthday Parties, Corporate Events, Weddings, Bachelor Parties, etc.

    Don't know what to do on the Website?

    How do I enter Rosters? How do I score a game? How Do I change the game details?

    Check out the KCBL SportEngine Web Site Help Page.

    Check out the you tube videos. Lot of basic functions in there and they will walk you right through it.

    Create SportNgin Account if You Don't Have one

    You will need to create a SportNGin Account before you can register. Do this First.

    Finding Division Standings

    To find division Standings:

    Go To Teams and in the Drop Down List of Age Leagues, Select the Age League you want to view, i.e. 10u Gold. When you get to the Age League, Click on Standing and you will see the entire League for that Age/Level.

    Kane County Bronco League

    Kane County Bronco League, also know as KCBL, has been in existence for almost 20 years. KCBL was started to give the Travel Teams in the area a place to play competitive games outside of in-house programs. In the past 10 years, we have grown to 175 teams from age divisions 8u-14u. Kane County is the center, but some of our teams travel from the border counties.