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Competitive Minors - Age 9-10

Program Information

About Minors Baseball

Minors Baseball is a competitive baseball program for 9 and 10 year old players (age as of May 1, 2023) 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, 2023) 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 2023 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: 2023 Coaching application
Season Tentative Timeline  

February 15 - Tryout registration deadline - Late fee applies after 2/15.
March 5 - Tryouts at Waubonsie Valley High School 
Mid March - player draft and player notification
March/April - Indoor training at WAA facilities
April -Outdoor practices begin
May - Games begin
June - Picture day
June - All Star Game
June/Early July - Playoffs

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

Minors Tryout Information:

Tryouts are planned for March 5, 2023.  Players will be assigned a tryout time and 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.  

2023 Minors Tryout Schedule information:  TBA

Players should wear gym shoes (NO CLEATS ARE ALLOWED) and a shirt without their name on it.  Bring your baseball glove, a bat (please review bat specifications below and in the WAA Minors rules), helmet and face covering. Please be sure that player name is on all equipment. 

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 playerswill 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 On A Great Season!

Congratulations to the Thunderbolts! 2022 Minors Tournament Champions and 1st in the Regular Season

Congratulations to the Otters! Finishing 2nd in the Tournament!

2022 All-Star Game

Our 2022 Minor All-Stars!

2022 Minors Red Team

2022 Minors Blue Team

2022 Long Ball and Fastest Feet Winners

Registration Information

2023 Competitive Baseball Tryout Registration NOW OPEN!

Tryout Information:   Sunday, March 5th at Waubonsie Valley High School Fieldhouse. 

Schedule is below:

Minors Schedule

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.

WAA will be offering FREE individual usage to HEAD coaches for cage time at the Training Center from March 1st - July 31st. More information to come!

Assistant Coach:  Assists the head coach.

2023 Coach Application 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

  • Players provide their own bat, glove, cleats (rubber only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide balls, catcher gear, and bases for each team. Also, WAA will provide shirts, hats, and socks.

League Standings & Schedule


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