CHICAGOLAND CLASSIC SHOWCASE

18th YEAR — 100+ COLLEGE COACHES AND PRO SCOUTS
AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT GAMES
POWERED BY GAME DAY USA

 

The prestigious 2016 Chicagoland Classic powered by Game Day USA is entering its 18th year of providing the very best high school players in the Chicagoland area with the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of more than 100 college coaches and professional scouts. Coaches from the Big 10, Big XII, Pac 12, SEC, Ivy League and U.S. service academies attend the showcase on a regular basis.

The event is now operated by Jim Schurr, former Head Baseball Coach at Libertyville High School and Dominic Savino, current Head Baseball Coach at Glenbrook North High School. This year's showcase will take place at the state-of-the-art synthetic turf baseball stadium at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois. It was originally created by long-time high school baseball coach, Harvey Foster, and was previously hosted at Stevenson High School. St. Charles North High School, and Granderson Stadium on the Campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The 2016 Chicagoland Classic will take place on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18, with the Academic Achievement Games taking place on Thursday, June 16. The Academic Achievement Games is a new segment of the event that targets players with an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and an ACT score of 26 or higher. College baseball coaches in attendance for the Academic Achievement Games will include coaches from high profile institutions with rigorous academic standards.

The Chicagoland Classic powered by Game Day USA is unique in that players must be nominated by their high school coaches and must represent one of the eight conferences in the Chicago suburbs that participate in the event. Ten former players have gone on to play Major League Baseball and more than 50 former players have been selected in the first 20 rounds of the MLB draft. More than 100 former players have been drafted into professional baseball.

For more information on the 2016 Chicagoland Classic powered by Game Day USA and/or the Academic Achievement Games, see the brochure below (coming soon) or email jschurr@classicbaseball.org or dsavino@classicbaseball.org. Participation is by nomination and invitation only. Players that have been nominated and/or invited, can register now by clicking on the REGISTER NOW button on the top right of the page.

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