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Competitive Minors - Age 9-10


Program Information

9 – 10 yr. olds (age as of May 1, 2019)
Highly competitive 8 yr olds* may try out.

Competitive baseball program for players 9 and 10 years of age. A player must be within the age range on or before May 1st of the tryout year to tryout for this division. Highly competitive 8 year olds* may try out for the Competitive Minors. WAA is a volunteer organization. Volunteer coaches are needed. Competitive coaches must apply by February 15. Competitive coaches must applyCoaching application 2019

WAA Competitive Baseball strives to provide programming that meets the appropriate needs of it participants while taking into account a player’s overall skill level.  In 2019, all players – including returning players – will be required to tryout and must meet a minimum draft score to be eligible to be drafted or return to the same team. This change has been made to insure the integrity of the draft process and ensure the right skilled players are in the league.  *Any participants requesting to play up one year must both meet the age requirement within 12 months of May 1st of the upcoming year and score within the top 50% of tryout participants to be considered for the draft pool.  We continue to evaluate and improve our program, and we will post official policy and rule changes on the WAA competitive baseball web sites no later than January 2019.

Teams are organized using the tryout and draft process.  Players may return to the same team within a division if they meet the age requirement and the tryout standard.  All players, including returning players, MUST be pre-registered prior to March tryout. Drafted players and returning players will have until 48 hours to complete payment and program registration once they are notified. After 48 hours, a late fee will apply or another player will be drafted for roster spot.  Players not drafted will be notified and have the opportunity to register, at the early bird price (for a limited time), for the recreational baseball league. 


Although the league is competitive, a continued emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the game as players are instructed on the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship. There will be a maximum of 8 teams per division, and each team will have a roster of 12.  Practices will begin in April and the season will run thru early-July. Standings are kept and a division champion is determined.  Each division has a mid-season All-Star game and a championship tournament at the conclusion of the 14 game season, Players pitch the entire game and regulation baseballs are used.  

Players must provide their own glove, cleats (plastic only) and white pants. WAA will provide balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and bases for each team.  Shirt, hat and socks are included with the registration fee. Game time is typically 5:45 PM on weeknights in May and 6 PM on weeknights in June and July. Saturday and Sunday game times will vary. Each team may also play Saturday night games. For further details in reference to the rules, please go to 2018 minors rules.  Rules are being evaluated for the 2019 season and my change slightly.  

Pre-register beginning in January 2019
Notification of scheduled tryout time will be sent by email and posted on the web approximately one week in advance of tryouts.
All Players must tryout. 

 

Tryout Information

The Wheatland Athletic Association’s (WAA) MINORS Baseball tryouts are tentatively scheduled for March 2019 at Waubonsie Valley High School Fieldhouse.  The tryout schedule with your child's scheduled tryout time will be emailed to you a week prior to tryouts.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to allow for registration check in and enter through the Athletics entrance. The tryout will last 20-30 minutes. Minors tryouts will most likely begin at 9am and continue through early afternoon. A registration table will be set up outside the indoor entrance to the Waubonsie field house for the players to check in. Only players will be allowed in the gym. Parents will need to remain in the hallway outside the gym due to a mandatory regulation of Waubonsie Valley High School.

Please make sure your child is well stretched and warmed up before participating in tryouts.

Players please bring the following:

  • Gym shoes — NO CLEATS ARE ALLOWED
  • Baseball Glove
  • Baseball bats will be provided, but the player may bring their own if preferred. Please review bat specifications in WAA Competitive Rule Book

Players will be evaluated at the following stations:

  • Hitting
  • Pitching
  • Ground Balls
  • Fly Balls
  • Timed sprints

Drafted and Returning Players:
Emails will be sent to all drafted and returning players. Parents MUST ACCEPT your position AND complete the program registration and payment within 48 hours of notice. If the registration is not completed by the stated date, the roster spot will be offered to another player. 

Non-drafted players:
Players may register for recreational baseball. Early bird price will be honored for a limited time.

Thank you and good luck!

New Bat Standards

In accordance with WAA bat rules and regulations, we will be abiding by the following bat rules for the upcoming 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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2018 Minors Competitive Season


2018 Tournament-1st Place - Thunder


2018 Tournament - 2nd place - Muckdogs



2018 Season - 1st Place - Muckdogs


2018 Season - 2nd place - Thunder





Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules
  • 2018 Minors Rules  (9-10  year olds).  Rules are being evaluated for the 2019 season
Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide jerseys, hats and socks.
Directions

Schedule


2018 Minors Schedule

2018 STANDINGS


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