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PLAYING IT SAFE - WAA BASEBALL

All 2020 WAA programs are "Playing IT Safe" and will be run in accordance with the State of Illinois All Sports Policy

Program Information

2020 Summer Recreational Baseball Registration

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Register Early for savings and first come, first serve special requests! 



WAA's recreational baseball program consists of seven age based levels depending on your CURRENT 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, 2020!

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.


Registration - Closed for 2020
Fall Baseball Registration opens June 1st!


2020 TIMELINE

 DATEEVENT TIMELOCATION
January 6, 2020Registration OPENS! 8:00a 
March 15, 2020Special Request Deadline  
March 15, 2020Late Fee begins  
March 7, 2020Competitive Player ClinicVariesWAA Training Center
March 14, 2020REC Softball Coach Clinic (VIRTUAL CLINIC)NAWAA Training Center
April 4, 2020REC Softball Player Clinic (VIRTUAL CLINIC)11:00aWAA Sports Center
April 4, 2020REC A/AA/AAA Coach Clinic (VIRTUAL CLINIC)4:00pWAA Training Center
 T-ball/Rookies & 1st/2nd grade Softball (VIRTUAL CLINIC)5:00pWAA Training Center
April 19, 2020Single A Player Clinic (VIRTUAL CLINIC)9:00aWAA Sports Center
 AA/AAA Player Clinic (VIRTUAL CLINIC)10:30aWAA Sports Center
July 15, 2020Baseball Games Start!
 

Schedules

Summer Recreational T-Ball & Baseball

During the season, game schedules and rosters can 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.

2020 Game Schedules 

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

2020 Program Fees


T-ball (Kindergarten & pre K) -$120
Kindergarten Rookie -  $120           
1st Grade Rookie -  $120               
2nd Grade A Baseball - $160         
3rd Grade AA Baseball -   $160      
4th/5th AAA Baseball -  $160        
6th/7th/8th AAA Baseball-  $160   


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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