Lake Villa Township Baseball – Questions and Answers
There have been a number of emails requesting information regarding the split between Lake Villa Township Baseball and Lake Villa Travel. Here is a list of questions and answers:
Q. Why did Lake Villa Township Baseball choose to remove it’s travel baseball program from the League?
A. The split was actually requested by our travel program during their Mike’s Memorial Tournament this summer. We were asked as a board, to vote on allowing Lake Villa Travel teams to go off on their own.
Q. What agreement is in place for this new travel program to use Lake Villa ball fields and facilities?
A. There is currently no agreement between Lake Villa Township Baseball and travel programs for use of our facilities. It is our understanding that many parents now believe that there is, however, that is not true at this point in time. The LVTB Board is looking at the breakdown of what it would cost per game for field workers, concession workers, field maintenance, patched umpires, etc. (These are items that are normally built into the registration fees) The Board has an obligation to all registered in-house families to cover our costs for these potential travel games. Availability of our facilities would be based on essentially what is left after the scheduling of our in-house baseball program, Nippersink softball program, and n60 baseball program. Scheduling for these is usually completed by mid April.
Q. How will insurance coverage work?
A. Because Travel teams are no longer a part of Lake Villa Township Baseball, these players no longer fall under our insurance coverage. All players should however be covered under whichever league(s) they register through. For teams interested in using our facility, they would be required to present us with a Certificate of Liability, same as if they were participating in a tournament.
Q. How does this affect the Softball program?
A. It does not affect our softball program at all. Even though softball travels, they do so as part of the Nippersink league, not an actual travel league. Our N60 baseball program also travels, but it is as an extension of our in-house baseball program. Our baseball Pony league travels as well, as we have “partnered” with outside communities such as Wauconda, McHenry, & Vernon Hills (and potentially others), in order to give the pre high school players an opportunity to compete against some of their future opponents.
I hope that this helps answer any questions and alleviates any concerns that the parents of our league have.
L.V.T.B. Board Members