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Majors Baseball (Ages 11 and 12)


Program Information

About Majors Baseball

Majors Baseball is a competitive baseball program for 11 and 12 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. 10 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 Majors Rules page .  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 MLB team jersey, MLB team hat and socks are included with the registration fee. 

Starting 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. 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 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 Monday
-Majors Picture Day -  Friday, May 31st  Location - WAA Sports Center (2323 Liberty St, Aurora)
7:00pm A's, Astros, Rockies & Nationals
7:15pm Rays, Pirates, White Sox & Cubs
-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)   

Registration is now closed for 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. 

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Tryout Information

 

Tryouts are scheduled for TBA 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. 
Majors tryouts tentatively will begin after Noon and continue through late 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 Majors 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 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. 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! 

Rules, Equipment & Directions

Coaching Application

Rules  

2019 Majors rules (updated 4/8/19)
Pitching Rules Con't (5/15/2019)

Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide bats, balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and bases for each team. Minor league replica shirt, hat and socks are included with the registration fee.
Directions

2018 Majors Season


Season 1st Place - Phillies


Season 2nd Place - Padres


World Series 1st Place - Phillies


World Series 2nd Place - Yankees

2018 Majors All Star Game

Red 21 - Blue 14

 
2018 Majors All Stars - Blue Team
 
2018 Majors All Stars - Red Team

 
Fastest Feet - Julian Arroyo

 
Longest Ball -Ryan Mascari

 

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