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Recreational Baseball Current News

News for the 2018 Season

WAA's recreational baseball program consists of seven grade based levels depending on your CURRENT 2018 spring school grade

Important Dates: 

Baseball Coach Meetings May 12
Season Opens May 29
Baseball Pictures May 30, June 1, 2 OrderForm

Picture Schedule
Single A, AA, AAA All Star Games July 8
Season Ends Mid-July weather dependent


WAA Baseball & Softball Training Center
Our Batting Cages are open for everyone!  Cost is $10 for a 30 minute session!  Call 630-978-5150 or 630-978-2855 for more information.  

Camps

Additional camps and clinics are available throughout the spring and summer. Please view by clicking here.
Sponsor a Team!
WAA sponsors provide opportunities for our under privileged athletes as well as giving back to the community through our programs. 

Registration Listing

2018 Summer Recreational Baseball & T-Ball

WAA's recreational baseball program consists of seven grade based levels depending on your CURRENT 2018 spring school grade. Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship. 

All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time.  Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches in May.  Players will be contacted by the coach of their team by mid-May. Practices will begin in May and the 12-game season will begin after Memorial Day and run through mid-July. T-Ball traditionally plays on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Rookies usually play on Monday and Wednesday, (Friday if necessary).  All other levels from 2nd grade Single A and older play one weekday evening game (6:15pm start time) and one Saturday game (time varies).  All games are played on local fields.

Single A, AA and AAA Divisions will have end of season All Star games!

Head Coaches that volunteer, attend coach clinic on March 17, and head coach a team will receive a $50 refund in June. One discount per team.


Special Request Policy: Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be completed by March 15th. 

Important Dates:
Registration Opens January 8
Baseball Coaching Clinic  March 17
Early Bird Discount Ends January 31 and March 15
Special Request Deadline March 15
T-Ball and Rookie Coaching Clinic March 17
Single A Baseball Clinic April 15 (see below)
AA and AAA Baseball Clinic  April 15 (see below)
Baseball Coach Meetings May 12
Season Opens                                          May 29
Baseball Pictures May 30, June 1, 2
Single A, AA, AAA All Star Games July 8
Season Ends Mid-July pending reschedules

Only available to WAA Rec Baseball Registrants during Baseball Registration:  ($15 fee and limited to the first 50 registered per division )
Single A Baseball Clinic - 5:00pm-6:30pm at the WAA Sports Center April 15
AA, AAA Baseball Clinic - 6:30pm-8:00pm at the WAA Sports Center April 15

Early Bird Discounts!  $20 off through January 31,  $10 off through March 15, 2018 

1st Grade Rookies-Coach Pitch

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$120.00

2nd Grade Single A Baseball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$0.00

3rd Grade Double A Baseball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$0.00

4th/5th Grade Triple A Baseball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$0.00

6th/7th/8th Grade Triple A Baseball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$0.00

Kindergarten Rookies-Coach Pitch

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$120.00

T-Ball (pre-K & K)

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/29/2018

Show Details
$120.00

Program Information

WAA's recreational baseball program consists of seven age based levels depending on your CURRENT 2017-2018 spring school grade at the time of registration.

Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.

All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time.  Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches in May.  Players will be contacted by the coach of their team by mid May. Practices will begin in May and the 12-game season will begin after Memorial day and run through mid-July.

Single A – Triple AAA will have end of season All Star games!

Special Request Policy — Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.

Games are played at locations in close proximity to the teams' neighborhood whenever possible for the younger ages.
  

Please register for your current grade as of January, 2018!

Grade/Age Divisions

T-Ball

T-Ball is a coed introductory baseball program for both boys and girls at 5 or 6 years of age. These players are currently in kindergarten or will be entering kindergarten in the Fall. Players are introduced to the basics of the game of baseball. Focus is on instruction and fun. Emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship. Players hit off of a T-stand. Games are instructional.

Rookie Baseball (coach-pitch) for Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Rookie Baseball is an introductory baseball program. There is a division for Kindergarten (with prior T-Ball experience) and a division for 1st Grade. Players enjoy this natural transition from T-Ball. Games are instructional.  Coaches pitch to their own team for the entire game. Flexi-balls are used with softer centers for safety. Players get 8 pitches; there are strikeouts but no walks. 50' bases and 35' pitching distance.

"A" Baseball

"A" Baseball is an introductory program for 2nd grade.  Players pitch a maximum of 7 pitches to a batter, then coach comes in for 1 pitch if player is still at bat. Regulation baseballs are introduced at this level. There are strikeouts but no walks. 50' bases and 35' pitching distance.

"AA" Baseball

"AA" Baseball is for 3rd grade. No tryouts are required. Players pitch the entire game. Regulation baseballs are used at this level. There are strikeouts and walks. 60' bases and 40' pitching distance.

"AAA" Baseball

"AAA" Baseball is a recreational program divided into two groups; 4th-5th grades and  6th-7th-8th grades. WAA reserves the right to regroup age divisions based upon registrations. No tryouts are required.  Players pitch the entire game, stealing is allowed. Regulation baseballs are used. 60' bases and 44' pitching distance for 4th and 5th grade and 70' base paths and 48' pitching distance for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade.


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2018 Baseball News

Baseball Head Coach Meeting 
Uniform/Equipment Handout

Saturday May 12th, 2018
WAA Sports Center  
 
8a:   Kindergarten Rookie  
9a:   1st Grade Rookie
10a:  2nd (A) & 3rd (AA)
11a:  4th/5th & 6th/7th/8th (AAA)
12p:  T-Ball 

  • Coach MUST contact team within 48 hours of handout.  Players are anxiously waiting to hear from you. Please plan your first practice (location and time) now so you will be ready to notify your team following handout.
  • Pictures May 30th, June 1st and June 2nd
    Order Form.  
    Picture schedule and order forms will be in your coach packet  

  • You can expect games to start as early as May 29th. 

Schedules

2018 Summer Recreational T-Ball & Baseball

Game schedules and rosters can now be found on your family account under your child's team link once it is posted following the Head coach meeting in May.

T-ball & Rookies play on grass fields, with T-ball playing on Tuesday & Thursdays, and Rookies on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Games start at 6:15pm. Friday games may be scheduled to complete schedule and for rainouts.

The Single A through Triple A levels will typically play one weeknight game and one Saturday game. Game time is 6:15pm on weeknights; Saturday game times will vary.


2018 All-Star Games
WAA will be holding an All Star game for A, AA and AAA baseball, tentatively scheduled on July 8th.   Each team/coach will be asked to select players to represent their team in the All Star game.  Players will wear their team jersey and will receive a cap to designate the team they are playing for.  All players will receive a complimentary t-shirt after the game. 

All-Star Games - TBD 
5:30 pm  Single A Game Start (South field)
5:30 pm  Double AA game begins (North field)
7:30 pm  Triple AAA 4th/5th game begins at South field
7:30 pm Triple AAA 6/7/8 game begins at North field


Coaches should arrive 1 hour before game time to pick up hats/shirts.  Players should arrive 45 minutes prior to game time to check in with team and warm up.

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules
Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, gym shoes or spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide team hat and jerseys (t-ball and rookie) and team hat, jersey and socks (Single A baseball and older).
  • Team equipment is provided to head coach by WAA. Some players prefer to use their own bat.  Please refer to WAA baseball rules for any bat specifications.
Directions

New Bat Standards

In accordance with WAA bat rules and regulations, we will be abiding by the following bat rules for the 2018 WAA Baseball season:

  • All levels will be allowed to use 2018 USA stamped bats up to 2 5/8’ in diameter.
  • All levels are permitted to use 2017 and prior bats as long as the following dimensions are  honored and managed by parents and coaches alike:
  • Only “Tee Ball” bats may be used.  All bats must be marked for tee ball use.
  • Recreational Rookie (K and 1 grade leagues) – 2 ¼’
  • 2nd grade Single A – 2 ¼’
  • 3rd grade Double A – 2 ¼’
  • 4th/5th grade Triple A and Competitive Minors – 2 ¼’
  • 6th/7th grade Triple A and Competitive Majors – 2 5/8’
  • It is EVERY coach’s responsibility to ensure these rules are followed as written.
  • Failure to follow the rules written herewith in upon an appeal by an opposing coach will result in an immediate out and all players returning to their prior positions (first offense in a given game) followed by a game forfeiture (second offense in same game).
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Volunteer Opportunities

WAA is a non-profit volunteer organization.  Parent volunteer coaches are needed for all teams at all levels.  Please volunteer to coach your child's team. 

Coaching Descriptions;

Head coach:

Primary responsibility for management and motivation of the team. A solid understanding of the rules of baseball is helpful and a desire to teach baseball fundamentals to children is necessary.  Attendance at a WAA baseball coaching clinic is required. The head coach notifies all team members within 48 hours of equipment hand-out.  Provides team with roster, schedule, rulebook, and picture information. Head Coach subject to background check.

Assistant Coach:  Assists the head coach.

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Wheatland Athletic Association

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Aurora, Illinois 60502

Email Us: info@waasports.org
Phone : 630-978-2855
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