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Recreational Softball

Playing It Safe-WAA Softball

All 2021 WAA programs are "Playing IT Safe"  State of Illinois All Sports Policy. 

2021 Summer Recreational Softball

2021 Summer Recreational Softball

Let's PLAY Softball this SUMMER!

Join WAA Recreational Softball Program for summer fun and Fastpitch action! 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.   

Team practices will begin in May and the 12-game season will begin after Memorial Day. T-Ball and 1st/2nd grade softball traditionally plays on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and all other levels (3rd grade through 8th grade) play one weekday evening game, and one Saturday game (time varies). All games are played on local fields. Schedules may be altered due to field availability and State guidelines.

Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment will be distributed to coaches in May. Coaches schedule team practices and players will be contacted by their coach by mid-May.

Interested in Coaching? PLEASE volunteer! Coaches receive $50 refund after the season is complete and equipment is returned. Attending a Coach Clinic will be necessary, as well, to receive Coach Refund (info TBA)

Important Program Events:

Registration Opens: January 11 - EARLY BIRD PRICES THROUGH JANUARY

Special Request Deadline: March 15

Coach Clinics - TBA
Player Clinics - TBA
Coach Meeting and Handout - May

Practices Begin - Mid/Late May
Season Opens: Early June
Picture Day: TBD
All Star Events: TBD
Season Ends: Mid/Late July

Safety protocols will be posted prior to start of season. WAA will follow the State of Illinois guidance for youth sports. 

Equipment Needed:  All players must provide their own glove, pants/shorts, helmet, face guard and face covering. WAA provides team shirt and socks for all Recreational Softball participants.

1st & 2nd Grade Softball

Season Dates: 06/01/2021 to 07/18/2021
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3rd & 4th Grade Softball

Season Dates: 06/01/2021 to 07/18/2021
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5th & 6th Grade Softball

Season Dates: 06/01/2021 to 07/18/2021
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7th & 8th Grade Softball

Season Dates: 06/01/2021 to 07/18/2021
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General Program Information

2021 Summer Recreational Softball Registration 

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


Join WAA Recreational Softball Program for summer fun and Fastpitch action! 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.   

 Recreational Softball program consists of four divisions.  Register based upon your participants CURRENT 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.


Please register for your current grade as of Jan 1, 2021!

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 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 in July. 

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

Playing It SAFE-Photos

The 3rd/4th Gators played it SAFE during the 2020 Summer Season!



The 5th/6th Blue Devils and Irish also played It SAFE!






Recreational Softball Current News

WAA Baseball & Softball Training Center
Our Batting Cages are open for everyone!  Cost is $12 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.




Registration Information

Registration Now Open!

Register in January for Early Bird Savings!

2021 Program Fees

Early Bird ends January 31, 2021
1st/2nd grade Softball - $90
3rd/4th grade Softball - $120
5th/6th grade Softball - $120
7th/8th grade Softball - $120
(Early Bird price will be reflected at checkout)

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 softball is helpful and a desire to teach softball fundamentals to children is necessary.  Attendance at a WAA softball 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.

Special Requests

Remember: 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 should be submitted as early as possible.  Requests are considered on a first come, first serve priority.  Each participant is limited to two requests (eg, friend, coach) per registration.   WAA tries to place children based on special requests, neighborhood and school.   However, we also have to make balanced teams and and are limited by the number of volunteer head coaches.  Please spell names of requested players/coaches correctly.

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

Recreational Softball Schedules
During the Season Game schedules can be found on your family account under your child's team link once it is posted following the Head coach meeting in May. 

2021 Schedules:
TBA

                               

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