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Competitive Minors - Age 9-10


Program Updates

WAA is a 43 year old non-profit organization.  This is new territory for WAA, as it is for all of us.  Thank you for registering for WAA summer baseball.  Our hope is to get our leagues and programs running with a delayed start date.  As we receive factual guidance from the authorities, we will update the website and email participants.  If we are unable to run our program, we will most likely offer options for future credits or refunds.  People that are requesting refunds prior to determination of the season dates can receive a refund consistent with the refund policy as stated in the registration.

Program Information

About Minors Baseball

Minors Baseball is a competitive baseball program for 9 and 10 year old players (age as of May 1, 2020) who are looking for increased competition over what recreational baseball provides, but without the increased commitment that travel baseball requires.  Highly competitive players are encouraged to play up one year but must both meet the age requirement within 12 months of May 1st (ie. 8 years old by May 1, 2020) of the upcoming year and score within the top 50% of tryout participants to be considered for the draft pool. 

Teams will be led by volunteer coaches dedicated to helping players improve their skills while abiding by WAA’s Code of Conduct.  Although competitive, a continued emphasis is placed on the fundamentals of the game within a framework of teamwork, competition, and sportsmanship over a 14-game regular season and minimum 3 game postseason.  Players pitch the entire game and regulation baseballs are used. 

For further details in reference to the rules, please see the  minors rules .  Rules continue to be evaluated for the 2020 season and may change slightly.  Players must provide their own glove, cleats (molded only) and pants. WAA will provide balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and bases for each team.  A MiLB team jersey, MiLB team hat and socks are included with the registration fee. 

All playersincluding 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.

Competitive coaches interested in being considered for a role must apply. Competitive coaches must apply: 2020 Coaching application    
  
2020 
Season Tentative Timeline

-Tryouts on March 8th (more details below) followed by a draft and player notification by mid-March.
-Practices can begin in early April with WAA providing teams with indoor facility training time.
-Games begin in early May
-Game days scheduled for Saturday and Tuesday; Tuesday games will start at 5:45pm May, 6pm June
-Minors Picture Day - TBA   
-All-Star game- TBA
-Playoffs conclude the season by early-July
-Opportunity to participate in WAA All-Star tournament team (additional tryout and fee)   

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 register and tryout. 

Tryout Information


Tryouts are scheduled for March 8, 2020 at Waubonsie Valley High School Fieldhouse.  Players will be evaluated at pitching, fielding, running and hitting using a blind tryout (no names are given to evaluators).  All players, including returning players, MUST be registered prior to March tryout.  Your child's scheduled tryout time will be emailed to you the week of tryouts.

Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled time to allow for registration check in
Enter through the school Athletics entrance
Each tryout will last approximately 20 minutes. 
Minors tryouts tentatively will begin at 9am and continue through early afternoon.
A registration/check-in table will be set up outside the indoor entrance to the Waubonsie fieldhouse.
Parents are asked to remain in the hallway outside the gym due to a mandatory regulation of WVHS.

Players should we gym shoes (NO CLEATS ARE ALLOWED) and a shirt without their name on it.  They should bring their baseball glove, a bat (please review bat specifications below and in the WAA Minors rules), and their helmet. If necessary, helmets will be available, first come first serve, upon request.

Drafted and Returning Players
Following the draft, emails will be sent to all drafted and returning players. Parents MUST ACCEPT the position AND complete the program registration and payment within 48 hours of notice. If the registration is not completed by the stated date, a late fee will apply and/or the roster spot will be offered to another player. 

All playersincluding 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. 

Non-drafted players:
Players may register for recreational baseball without a late fee for a limited time.

Thank you and good luck!



Congratulations 1st and 2nd Place Teams


Congratulations to the Thunder -  2019 Minors Tournament and Regular Season Champions!



Congratulations to the Lugnuts - 2019 Minors 2nd place (tournament and season)



The Lugnuts defeated the Thunder 5-1 on Tuesday night.  Both teams were tied in winning percentage AND tied in Head to Head competitions.  The Thunder allowed less runs in the H2H competitions, therefore, the Thunder was awarded first place for the season and the Lugnuts second place. Congratulations to both teams; players, coaches and parents.  Good Luck to ALL teams this weekend as we begin playoffs!  

WAA 2019 Minors Baseball All Stars!

Red Team                          Blue Team


Fastest Feet - Quinn
 C.                     Long Ball - Jacob A.
 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

2020 Coach Application 
Due by 2/15

Rules
Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, cleats (rubber only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide jerseys, hats and socks.
Directions

Schedule


 The 2020 Minors Schedule will be posted in the Spring of 2020

2018 Minors Competitive Season


2018 Tournament-1st Place - Thunder


2018 Tournament - 2nd place - Muckdogs



2018 Season - 1st Place - Muckdogs


2018 Season - 2nd place - Thunder





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