Tournament Note

2022 18th Annual Vernon Hills Cougar Kickoff "A-Team" Tournament (4/28/22 - 5/1/22)
Come to Vernon Hills to play at one of the best baseball facilities in the Midwest. We are limiting the number of teams at each age group to 8 to 10 total teams 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 to 10 spots 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 & club based first tier travel programs (i.e. "A-Teams") or towns sharing the same high school that play in an "A" league. No elite teams will be allowed. The Cougar Kick-Off 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.

- 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.
- No Smoking
- No Dogs
- 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 $50 service fee. If only one game is started but not finished, then a $200 refund will be issued. If one game or more are finished, no refunds will be issued for any reason.


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 $50 service fee. We will do our best to avoid this at all costs, however this is outside of our ultimate control.


18th Annual Vernon Hills Cougar Kickoff "A-Team" Tournament

Apr 28 - May 1, 2022
Tourney Machine

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Sunday, May 01, 2022
Game Time Location Team Score Team
P7 9:00 AM Vernon Hills Athletic Complex - Field 3 Lake County Stars-Lacey
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P9 10:30 AM Vernon Hills Athletic Complex - Field 3 New Trier Feeder 13u Green
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# Athlete
3 Aidan Stalter
10 Henry Nazarof
11 Parker Siwinski
12 Ronan Fahy
16 Max Forkner
19 Jack Ford
21 Drew Snow
24 Keefer Chirhart
27 Chase Burchfield
30 Brandon Leyva
31 AJ Haas
44 Ethan Nakanishi