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Competitive Minors - Age 9-10


MINORS BASEBALL

2019 Summer Competitive 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, 2019. 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.  (call the office for registration assistance when registering for level up). 

Teams are organized using a tryout (March 10, 2019) and draft process.    
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. Notification of scheduled tryout time will be sent by email and posted on the web approximately one week in advance of tryouts*. 

*Players not registered for tryouts prior to March 1, 2019, are NOT guaranteed a tryout time. 

Please view additional tryout and program information at:
WAA Minors Baseball,  WAA Majors Baseball, or WAA Pony Baseball

*2019 Competitive Baseball Player Clinic - REGISTER HERE

ONLY TRYOUT FEE DUE AT REGISTRATION -
$10 through 1/31/19 ($15 after 1/31/19)

Minors Baseball

Registration closes on 04/24/2019 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 05/05/2019 to 07/16/2019
$225.00

Program Information

About Minors Baseball

Minors Baseball is a competitive baseball program for 9 and 10 year old players (age as of May 1, 2019) 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, 2019) of the upcoming year and score within the top 50% of tryout participants to be considered for the draft pool. 

Eight (8) teams of twelve (12) players 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 2019 minors rules .  Rules continue to be evaluated for the 2019 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. 

Starting in 2019, 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 by February 1, 2019. Competitive coaches must applyCoaching application 2019 

Season Timeline

-Tryouts on March 10th (more details below) followed by a draft and player notification by March 15th
-Practices can begin April 1st with WAA providing teams multiple indoor facility workouts
-Games begin in early May
-Game days scheduled for Saturday and Tuesday; Tuesday games will start at 5:45pm May, 6pm June
-All-Star game in mid-June
-Playoffs conclude the season by early-July
-Opportunity to participate in WAA All-Star tournament team (additional tryout and fee)   

Register beginning January 10, 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 register and tryout. 

Tryout Information

Tryouts are scheduled for March 10, 2019 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 a week prior to 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. 

Starting in 2019, 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!



2019 Programs and Fees

Tryout Fees:
Prior to February 1st - $10
February 1st & after -  $15

March 2nd Minors Player Clinic (limited to 15 players per time slot) - $15/player, must be registered for tryouts.
Click for more information and registration

Minors tryouts are on Sunday, March 10th

Player fee of $225 is due for drafted players within 48 hours of notification.  Notification of players will occur on or around March 15, 2019. 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Coaching Application

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

Schedule


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