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Current News - Majors Baseball (Ages 11 and 12)

Registration Opens January 8, 2018 at 7pm!  
Tryouts are EARLY this year!  Sunday, March 11th

TRYOUT FEE DUE AT REGISTRATION - $10 through 2/28/18

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 to view by clicking here

Registration Listing

2018 Summer Competitive Baseball

The mission of the WAA Competitive Baseball program is to teach the game of baseball in a fun, competitive and instructional environment. WAA directors and coaches are focused on improving the ability of every player, enhancing the experience for each family and creating a lifetime passion for the game of baseball.

There are 3 Divisions within the program: Minors (9 and 10 year olds), Majors (11 and 12 year olds), and Ponies (13 and 14 year olds).  A player must be within the age range on or before May 1, 2018. Highly competitive athletes may try out for one division up (call the office for registration assistance when playing up). 

Teams are organized using a tryout (March 11, 2018) and draft process.  Players may return to the same team within a division if they meet the age requirement.  ALL players (including returning players) must tryout and MUST be preregistered prior to March 10, 2018.  Notification of scheduled tryout time will be sent by email and posted on the web approximately one week in advance of tryouts.

Drafted players (including returning players) will be sent an acceptance by Monday, March 19th and will have until Thursday, March 22, 2018 to complete payment and program registration once they are notified. After March 22, a $20 late fee will be added to the player fee.
Players not drafted will be notified and will have the opportunity to register for the WAA Recreational Baseball league, at the early bird price of $140 through March 31, 2018.

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.  

NEW in 2018:
All Competitive Teams will have scheduled indoor team training at the WAA Training Center and the WAA Sports Center. Training times to occur in April and May.  In addition, all players will receive a MLB licensed Majestic Evolution Cool Base Team jersey, WAA hat and socks.  Coaches will receive MLB licensed Team hat.

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 regular game season, Players pitch the entire game and regulation baseballs are used.  

Players must provide their own glove, cleats (plastic only), white pants and bat (if desired). WAA will provide balls, batting helmets (if requested), 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 the appropriate level webpage (Minors, Majors, Pony).

TRYOUT FEE DUE AT REGISTRATION - $10 through 2/28/18


Registration fee for DRAFTED PLAYERS ONLY is $205 due by March 22nd.

Important Dates:
Registration Opens                                                January 8  
Coaching Applications preferred                      ASAP  
Coaching Applications due                                  February 15
Optional Competitive Player Clinics  March 3
Early Bird pre-registration ends ($10)                    February 28        
Late pre-registration ($15)                                    March 1-March 10
Tryout Date                                                            March 11
Tentative Draft dates                                               TBA  
Tentative Notification to Players                            March 18  
Registration Deadline                                            March 22 
Tentative Opening Day                                          May 5(weather dependent) Tentative Tournament Team Tryouts                      Early June
Tentative All-Star Game                                        June  
Tentative End of Season Tournaments  Late June, Early July

Tryout fees ONLY due prior to Tryout - $10 through 2/28/18, $15 after 2/28/18 

Majors Baseball

Registration Dates: 01/08/2018 to 05/05/2018
Start and End Dates: 05/05/2018 to 07/16/2018
$205.00

Program Information

11 – 12 yr. olds (age as of May 1, 2018)
Highly competitive 10 year olds may try out.

Majors Baseball is a selective, competitive baseball program for players 11 to 12 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 10 year olds may try out for the Competitive Majors. WAA is a volunteer organization. Volunteer coaches are needed. Competitive coaches must apply: coaching application 2018.pdf

Teams are organized using a tryout and draft process.  Players may return to the same team within a division if they meet the age requirement.  All players, including returning players, MUST be pre-registered prior to TBA. Drafted players and returning players will have until TBA to complete payment and program registration once they are notified.  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 mid-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, spikes (plastic only) and white pants. WAA will provide bats, 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 majors rules.pdf

Pre-register by TBA
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.  
Eligible returning players will be guaranteed a roster position on their team if they 
a)pre-register, b)attend tryouts, and c)are eligible to return to the same team and division as last year.  

Register Now

Tryout Information

The Wheatland Athletic Association’s (WAA) MAJORS Baseball tryouts are scheduled tentatively scheduled for April 2018 at Waubonsie Valley High School Fieldhouse.  The tryout schedule with your child's scheduled tryout time will be emailed to you a week before 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. 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 with 48 hours of notiice. 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!

Competitive Majors 2017

1st Place Season: A's

2nd Place Season: Rockies

1st Place World Series: A's

2nd Place World Series: Rockies

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 to view by clicking here

 

Registration Information

Competitive Coach Application: coaching application 2018.pdf

Pre-registration: 
All participants, including returning players, must pre-register AND tryout! 
Fee: TBA

Majors Program Fee:  TBA (not including pre-registration fee)
Acceptances will be sent to drafted players (and returning players) TBA.  Registration and payment is due no later than 48 hours after notice. 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules  

2018 Majors Rules
Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide bats, balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and bases for each team. Minor league replica shirt, hat and socks are included with the registration fee.
Directions

Schedule

Majors 2017 schedule - Original schedule

Current Schedule, Scores, Standings

2017 PHOTOS



 
2017 Red Team All Stars


2017 Blue Team All Stars

 


       

All-Stars Longest Ball!   Winner - Aidan Kunimura 


                                                    
 

All-Stars Fastest Feet!  Winner Griffin Acevedo

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