Tournament Note

2021 14th Annual Vernon Hills Silver Star Wood Bat "A-Team" & "B-Team" Tournament (6/10/21 - 6/13/21)
Come to Vernon Hills to play at one of the best baseball facilities in the Midwest. Each age group will have an "A-Team" & "B-Team" division and play pool and bracket play will be played only against your division (i.e. A-Teams vs. A-Teams & B-Teams vs. B-Teams) with a three game guarantee. We are limiting the number of teams at each age group to 8 or 10 total teams (4 or 5 per A & B division) including teams from the Vernon Hills travel program. In order for registrations to be considered complete payment must be turned in within 7 days of registration. Registrations and payment will be processed based on the order in which online registrations are completed. If we receive more interest than the 8 or 10 spots (4 or 5 per A & B division) available at a particular age group we will start a wait list. If you have any questions about the tournament format or with registration please email us at
NOTE: This tournament is open to community based/club first tier travel programs (i.e. "A-Teams") or towns sharing the same high school playing in an "A" league and community/club based second tier travel programs (i.e "B-Teams") or towns sharing the same high school playing in a "B" league. No elite teams will be allowed. Each team entering the tournament as a "B-Team" will be required to provide evidence if requested that they are a true "B-Team" (i.e. play in LSFBL or MSBL "B" league divisions or are second level club teams that play other area "B-Team" programs). The Silver Start provides the best competitive play to area towns and border states that run community-based programs. Please click on the documents button below for the tournament rules. By registering for our tournament you are agreeing with the rules that have been presented.
Guaranteed 3 games
- Individual Trophies for 1st and 2nd place teams ( max 12)
- The fields have dugouts, (most) grass infields, scoreboards and lights.
- Certified umpires officiate each game.
- Onsite restrooms
- Tournament game schedule posted no later than 4 days before start of the tournament.
- Please bring copies of birth certificates for your roster. They will be reviewed if a discrepancy exists. Upon request, teams must prove they are not an elite team or they will not be allowed to advance to the playoffs.
- Coaches must provide waivers and rosters a minimum of a week prior to the start of the tournament.
- No charge for admission. Spectators will not be allowed to sit directly behind backstops.
- All games will be played at the Vernon Hills Athletic Complex.
- A coin toss will be used to determine the home and visiting team for pool play games. For elimination games the higher seed will be the home team.
- The home team must provide a scoreboard operator.
- Tournament Central will be located at the gazebo by fields 1-4.
- Updated tournament results and weather updates will be handled through Tourney Machine.
- All tournament correspondence will be done via Tourney Machine app. Please instruct parents to download the tourney machine app.
- Trophy Presentation will take place after the championship game on the field.
- There will be daily NO concessions available. Please bring your own food/non-alcoholic drinks.
- No Smoking
- No Dogs
- The tournament committee reserves the right to allow "B-Teams" to play up in the "A-Teams" division.
- The tournament committee reserves the right to enforce additional rules at the time of the tournament depending on the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic or other public health restrictions.

Refund Policy:
If tourney is canceled for any reason before any of the games have been played, then a FULL refund will be issued minus a $25 service fee. If only one game is started, then a $200 refund will be issued. If two or more games are started, no refunds will be issued for any reason.

Note: If any team withdraws after registration has been confirmed and payment has been made no refund will be given.

Policy Regarding Public Health Issues such as COVID-19: The tournament committee reserves the right to reschedule/postpone this tournament due to public health restrictions such as COVID-19. If this happens, the committee will do its best to reschedule your team into the new tournament date or move you to a different tournament that better aligns with your schedule. If no new tournament/date can be worked out we will offer you a credit for a future tournament or a full refund minus a $25 service fee. We will do our best to avoid this at all costs, however this is outside of our ultimate control.

8U will play with traditional aluminum bats.


14th Annual Vernon Hills Silver Star Wood Bat "A-Team" & "B-Team" Tournament

Jun 10 - 13, 2021
Vernon Hills, IL
Tourney Machine

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Pool Standings

Team W L T
Vernon Hills Cougars 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lincolnshire Lightning 8U Red (Buffalo Grove, IL) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lake Forest Scouts- Blue (Lake Forest, Illinois) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Western Springs Crush (Western Springs, Il) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Geneva Vikings 8u 0 0 0 0 0 0


The tournament director has not released the schedule for this division yet.