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2023 Talent ID and Showcase

BNBA Gold - - The “GOLD” Standard in Travel Baseball in Central Illinois

Playing on a BNBA Gold roster gives developing baseball players a unique opportunity to play for and learn from our community’s most experienced high school baseball coaches and educators in a competitive summer baseball environment. BNBA Gold tryouts are open to local baseball players as well as players outside of the Bloomington-Normal city limits. All players are welcome to try out for a BNBA Gold team regardless of their 2022 summer team. We want to be sure that we are putting Gold-level talent on the field to enhance the baseball experience for all involved. A BNBA committee, including all Intercity coaches, will select the rosters. In 2023, BNBA Gold will field 15U, 16U, and 17U teams.

BNBA Gold has been considered one of the top programs in the state of Illinois for the past 2 decades and has had over 100 players go on to play collegiately and many in the pros.

2023 BNBA Gold Talent ID and Showcase

Event will include:
- Skill evaluation
- Offers will be made for the 2023 season shortly after the showcase

15u - July 19th @ 5pm - Normal Corn Crib
Pre-register online or register that day starting at 4:30pm

16u/17u - August 2nd @ 5pm - Normal Corn Crib

Pre-register online or register that day starting at 4:30pm



2023 Gold Information

For the 2023 Season, BNBA Gold will schedule 6 or 7 tournaments
- All players eligible to use the NCSA college recruiting organization including player profiles, training, etc.
- Strength training/arm care options TBD but will be available.

BNBA Gold is announcing our coaches for the first teams for 2023:

15u - Chris Hawkins (Normal West Varsity Coach) / Ryan Short (Normal Community Varsity Coach)
16u - Steve Paxson (University High School Varsity Coach)
17u - Steve Clapp (Bloomington High School Varsity Coach)
Other coaches will be announced after tryouts.

2023 Player Fees = $1200

(Pitcher Only fees = $700)

NOTE:  BNBA offers scholarship opportunities for players to help pay for fees and other expenses.  Please contact us for assistance!

Payment Due Dates:

First Payment Due ($500):  9/1/2022

Second Payment Due ($400):  10/1/2022

Final Payment Due ($300):  12/1/2022


Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association

P.O. Box 3324 
Bloomington, Illinois 61702

Phone: 309-829-2129
Email: [email protected]

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