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Recreational Softball

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2018 Summer Recreational Softball

WAA Recreational Softball program consists of four divisions.  Register based upon your participants CURRENT, spring 2018, school grade. Click here for detailed division information.

WAA utilizes fields in School District 204, Fox Valley Park District, Wheatland Township and Naperville Park District. Games will be played within the boundaries of these organizations.  Teams are organized based on special requests, neighborhoods and schools. All coaches are volunteers and coaches plan and communicate the practice location, day and time. 

Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches in mid-May. Roster, game and practice schedules will not be available until after all coach meetings have been held. Players will be contacted by the coach of their team after distribution. Games are played at locations in close proximity to the teams neighborhoods whenever possible. 

The 12 game season starts after Memorial Day and will run until mid-July. 1st and 2nd grade level will play on grass fields on Tuesday and Thursday evening with a 6:15 PM game time. 3rd through 8th grade levels will typically play one week night game and one weekend game, typically Saturday. Game time is 6:15 PM on weeknights. Saturday game times will vary. Practices will begin in May and games will begin after Memorial day and run through mid July. 

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

Important Dates:

Early Bird Discounts End  January 31 and March 15
Special Request Deadline  March 15
3rd-8th Softball Player Clinic May 5 (10am-11:30am)
Softball Coach Meetings May 11
Season Open                                                   May 29
Softball Pictures                                              May 30, June 1, 2
5th, 6th and 7th, 8th All Star Games  July 18
7th, 8th Bracket Challenge Tournament TBA
Season Ends On or around July 20

Player clinic only available to WAA Recreational Softball Registrants (3rd-8th grade) during Softball Registration: $15 add on fee.  Maximum 50 participants

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

1st & 2nd Grade Softball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/20/2018

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$120.00

3rd & 4th Grade Softball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/20/2018

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$0.00

5th & 6th Grade Softball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/20/2018

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$0.00

7th & 8th Grade Softball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 06/04/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/29/2018 to 07/20/2018

Show Details
$160.00

Recreational Softball Current News

News for the 2018 Season


Important Dates:
 

Softball Coach Meetings May11
Season Opens May 29
Softball Pictures May 30, June 1, 2 Order Form
5th, 6th and 7th, 8th All Star Games July18
7th, 8th Bracket Challenge Tournament TBA
Season Ends On or around July 20



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, including the Preseason camps for registered players only, are available throughout the spring and summer. To view camp offerings click here

Sponsor a Team!
WAA sponsors provide opportunities for our under privileged athletes as well as giving back to the community through our programs. 
Click here for more information on sponsoring a baseball or softball team for the 2018 season.




General Program Information

WAA's Recreational Softball program consists of four divisions.  Register based upon your participants CURRENT (spring 2018) school grade.  Division descriptions are below.

WAA utilizes fields in School District 204, Fox Valley Park District, Wheatland Township and Naperville Park District. Games will be played within the boundaries of these organizations.  Teams are organized based on special requests, neighborhoods and schools.

All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time. Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches in early-May. Roster, game and practice schedules will not be available until after all coach meetings have been held. Players will be contacted by the coach of their team after distribution.

Games are played at locations in close proximity to the teams neighborhoods whenever possible. The 12 game season starts after Memorial Day and will run until mid-July. 1st & 2nd grade level will play on grass fields on Tuesday & Thursday evening with a 6:15pm game time. 3rd – 8th grade levels will typically play one week night game and one weekend game (typically Saturday). Game time is 6:15 PM on weeknights; Saturday game times will vary.

Practices will begin in May and games will begin after Memorial day and run through mid-July.
 

Register Now
Please register for your current grade as of Jan 1, 2018!

Division Information

1st & 2nd Grade Softball is an introductory softball program.  It is a natural transition from T-Ball.  Emphasis will be 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. 

Games are 5 innings long and players are rotated in and out every inning as well as shifted to different positions in the field.  Coaches will use the WAA provided pitching machine.  A half inning is over once 4 runs are scored or 3 outs are made.  The score will be kept, but standings will not be maintained.


 3rd & 4th Grade Softball is an instructional softball program. Emphasis will be 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.  Games are 6 innings long and players are placed in a continuous batting order and positions are rotated every two innings. Players and coaches share pitching responsibilities according to the rules.  A half inning is over once 4 runs are scored or 3 outs are made. The score will be kept, but standings will not be maintained.


5th & 6th Grade Softball a recreational fast pitch softball program.  Emphasis will be on continuing to learn the fundamentals of the game, with introduction of standard softball rules.

Games are 6 innings long and players are placed in a continuous batting order and positions are rotated every two innings. A half inning is over once 5 runs are scored or 3 outs are made.  The score will be kept, but standings will not be maintained.  Players pitch most or all of the game.

5th/6th grade participants will have the opportunity to be selected to participate in the WAA Softball All Star Game at Illinois Benedictine University in July. 


7th & 8th Grade Softball is a recreational fast pitch softball program. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of the game while preparing them to play at a higher level.  Most standard softball rules are used.  Games are 7 innings long and players are placed in a continuous batting order and positions are rotated every two innings. A half inning is over once 5 runs are scored or 3 outs are made.  The score will be kept, but standings will not be maintained. 

7th/8th grade participants will have the opportunity to be selected to participate in the WAA Softball All Star Game at Illinois Benedictine University in July.  The “Bracket Challenge Tournament” will be planned for mid-season in 2018

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For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.

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2018 Softball News

Softball Head Coach Meeting 
Uniform/Equipment Handout

Friday, May 11th, 2018
WAA Sports Center 

6:30p:    1st/ 2nd grade softball
6:30p:    3rd/4th grade softball  
7:15p:    5th/6th grade softball
7:15p:    7th/8th grade softball 
                                                                                           
Coaches also have the following responsibilities early in the season:

  • 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.
  • Team Pictures are scheduled for June 1st and 2nd.  Picture schedule and order forms will be in your coach packet  
  • You can expect games to start as early as May 29th. 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules
Equipment
  • Players must provide their own glove, protective fielding mask and bottoms. What is a fielding mask and why should my child wear one?  Click here for an affordable Rawlings face mask.
  • WAA will provide balls, batting helmets, 2 bats, and bases for each team. A jersey, visor and socks are included in the registration fee of each participant.
Directions

Schedules

2018 Recreational Softball Schedules
Game schedules 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 2018.


2018 All-Star Game
WAA will be holding an All Star game for 5/6 grade and 7/8 grade Recreational Softball Teams at Illinois Benedictine Softball field in July.   Each team is 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 also receive a complimentary All-Star t-shirt after the game.

6:00 pm  5th/6th grade all-star game
8:00 pm  7th/8th grade all-star game

Illinois Benedictine University
5700 College Rd
Lisle, IL 60532

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