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    2022 Player Registration Link

    Please fill out your player registration form prior to tryouts.

    Coaching Openings

    The Cougars have the following coaching openings:

    -10u softball  

    -9U baseball

    -15u baseball 

    If interested please contact Brian Bastedo at or 630-877-4602.

    Elmhurst's Premier Baseball & Softball Club - Est. 1992

    Spirit Wear

    Hello Cougar Families!


    Baseball season is around the corner!  Order your Cougar spirit wear now in time for those early games/ tournaments! Spirit wear is a great way to support our players and promote the organization. 


    Please note that there are two companies we have to choose from, Santos Sport Store and Squadlocker. Each have various styles and pricing. The Santo Sport Store website will be accepting orders until February 21st. 


    Please contact Pam Landry with any questions. 



    2022 Tryout Schedule


    10U 7/14 Sandburg 5:30

    11U  6/30  TV 5:45

    12U  7/15 Sandburg 5:30

    13U  7/10  Sandburg  10am

    14U  7/13  TV  5pm

    16/15U  7/19  Sandburg  5:30


    9U  7/10  Sandburg 3:30pm

    10U  7/10  Sandburg  3:30pm

    11U  7/10  Sandburg  3:30pm

    12U  7/24  Sandburg  12:00

    13U  7/24  Sandburg  2pm

    14U  7/13  Sandburg  5:30pm

    16U  7/13  Sandburg  5:30pm

    Cougars Baseball Welcomes Coach Tony Ramirez to the Coaching Staff

    Tony played 12 years of Youth Baseball in Chicago.  He enjoyed a solid high school baseball career at Senn High School in Chicago.   He then served 3 years in the United States Marine Corp. While on Active Duty, Tony served in over 6 country’s, including  a campaign in the Gulf War.   He is a Decorated  Gulf War Veteran.

    After the Marine Corp, Coach Ramirez worked full time and managed to attend Northeastern Illinois University.  During this time, he played 2 years of Club Baseball.  He was forced to stop playing after an elbow injury.   Coach Ramirez has coached 4 years of youth baseball, including Bensenville BBAA and  2 seasons with the Burr Ridge Braves Travel organization.  

    Coach Ramirez's philosophy is to teach the game from the ground up, feet to head . Every movement in baseball starts with sound foot work, then travels North to the rest of the body.   This includes the hitting stance to the swing, and the baseball ready position, to fielding to the ball,  to the throw.

    Welcome Coach Ramirez to the Cougars family!

    Cougars Softball Welcomes Coach Melissa Folsom to the Coaching Staff

    Coach Folsom started playing ball at the age of 5yrs old with t-ball and continued on to play for the Elmhurst in-house leagues. At about age 12-13yrs, she decided she wanted to play travel softball. Coach Folsom's first ever travel softball team was the Elmhurst Cougars. She played for the Cougars for a couple of seasons before switching over to the Sidekick's from 14yrs-18yrs old. She is a York HS Alumni ('99), where she also played softball. After HS she continued to play softball in college for Saint Xavier University. During her time at St. Xavier, she also coached at the Bulls/Sox Academy doing pitching/catching/fielding/hitting lessons and clinics. After college, Coach Folsom continued to play travel softball through 18U on the Sidekicks where she then tried out for a 23U fast pitch softball team called the Northern Illinois Lightening. She also assisted in coaching the 12U travel softball team for the Sidekicks, while still playing. Coach Folsom is honored to say that she is one of the Cougars originals... or close to it... when softball all began for the organization! She is looking forward to being a head coach for this upcoming season, and Cougars look forward to having her with the organization! Welcome Coach Melissa Folsom!!!

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