Youth Travel Programs

The Bolingbrook Cricket League, provides a full travel program for the  motivated and competitive players to work hard.  The goal is to master the fundamentals of cricket and to grow his or her understanding of the game at a higher level. These players excel in their abilities and promote the true meaning of sportsmanship as they represent our community throughout the region and Country.

Our travel program will require out of state travel and for older kids it could be international travel.

All  expenses of the travel program are to be paid by the parents including tournament fee, coach daily fees, flight and hotel charges of coaches.

Players who travel will gain regional and national exposure as many of these tournaments have USA selectors present.

The travel program is optional and this is not included in our regular fees.

Schedule for U10 (Tentative) – Our U10 is a developing team.  There is no guarantee on matches with other states.

Month/Dates Travel Tournament
June Bilateral series with St. Louis
July Bilateral series with St. Louis

Schedule for U13 (Tentative)

Month/Dates Travel Tournament
June 16th,  17th & 18th U13 Regionals in Bolingbrook (St. LouisA, St. LouisB, Minnesota and BCL)
June Bilateral series with St. Louis
July 1st– 4th Dallas, St. Louis, Houston, Austin, Dallas, Atlanta and BCL
July 20th– 23rd U13 Nationals (8 regions in the country)
August Bilateral series with St. Louis
September St. Louis/America Youth Cricket League (New Jersey) – TBD

Schedule for U17 (Tentative).

Month/Dates Travel Tournament
June Bilateral Series with Texas team (TBD)
July 6th    _   9th U15 Nationals (8 regions in the country) in Bolingbrook
July 29th – August 5th U17 Ontario cricket festival – Canada
August 10th – 14th U17 Nationals (8 regions in the country) in SFO

Youth Summer Programs

The Bolingbrook Cricket League is the only league in Chicagoland that offers a full youth league. We pride ourselves on our commitment to the youth and our efforts to make cricket a sport for all Americans. We offer flexibility, competitiveness and most of all a positive atmosphere for all our participants. Our entire coaching staff is certified by the ICC and we are a character counts organization. We offer focused one on one training as well for those who would like to take their game to the next level. We are also a full member of the USA cricket association. Our participants have the chance to play high level cricket, both international and domestic competitions under the umbrella of the ICC.

The following programs will be made available in 2017.

 Spring/Summer Program- May 1 – September 3rd.

 Cricket for beginners – 6-11 years of age. Played with a youth hard ball in a fun based environment. Your child will learn about the sport and how it’s played.  No experience required.

Children must be at least 6 years old to participate.

Fee $80 per month

Under 13 – 11-13 years of age. Played with a regulation hard ball. Prior cricketing experience required. Technical and competitive. Games will be played in our BPL ground every weekend apart from other competitive tournaments.

Fee $125.00 per month

Under 17 – 14-17 years of age. Played with a regulation hard ball. Prior cricketing experience required. Technical and competitive. Games will be played in our BPL ground every weekend apart from other competitive tournaments.

Fee $125.00 per month

Under 19 – Upon selection by the BPL some advanced players will participate in the BPL’s First Class Division as a member of the BPL youth team. Players must be enrolled in the youth program to be selected.

Private coaching

Entry level and skilled sessions with trained and certified coaches are available.  Our coaches are available for private coaching.

Bola Professional Bowling Machine Rental

For youth, Bola bowling machine with a coach is $50 per hour.  Please contact us directly to schedule a session.  For discounted packages please contact us at info@bplcricket.com 

Why play the BPL?

First premier league of Chicago.
First to offer a neutral/non participant governing board in Chicago.
First organized youth league in Chicago.
First to install an electronic scoreboard in Chicago.
First to own permanent sight screens in Chicago.
First to offer permanent exclusive stadium lighting in Chicago.
First TURF WICKET of Chicago.
First to introduce cricket into Chicago Public Schools & Park District.
First to offer all neutral ICC certified umpires & coaching staff in Chicago.
First to bring you in 2017…..

BPL Champions League Division – The Midwest’s most prestigious & premier division.  Played on turf with a premium 5 layer Duke ball.  Offering 2 neutral umpires and unparalleled quality in America.

BPL First Class Division – An elevated division. Not for the ordinary cricketer.

CPL – Chicago Premier League Liberty Cup

Liberty Cup 2017

The BPL brings to you the Chicago Premier League Liberty Cup.  Filled with excitement the Liberty Cup will display top international cricketers from around the world.  The following 8 teams have confrimed participation in this years tournament.

Houston Sparks, Houston Red Cobras, Boom Boom, Jah Pride, Chicago United, GRCC, Punjab Lions and Washington Tigers.

Total Prize money of $30k will be offered.  The tournament is scheduled to take place July 1-4 at the BPL Stadium.

BPL Stadium Turf Wicket

The BPL stadium is building the very first turf wicket in the Chicago area.  The pitch construction has begun and will be ready in 2017 for play.  Division 1 teams will enjoy playing on the turf pitch constructed by Cricket Australia consultants.  The square will be comprised of 4 pitches with rye grass, a full drainage system with imported clay.