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WAA Crosstown League (7th & 8th Graders)


Program Information

WAA Cross Town Pony Baseball League

New for the 2022 season, the WAA Pony league will become the WAA Crosstown League with Naperville Pony Baseball and other local community teams from Wheaton, Lombard and Winfield.  Each team will play approximately 16-18 league games and participate in an end of season tournament in late June (scheduling weather dependent).   All teams will host home games.  The majority of games for WAA Pony teams will be in Aurora and Naperville.  WAA teams will practice on local fields.  Games begin in mid-April (weather permitting) and are scheduled to end in late June. 

The Crosstown League is a baseball program for current 7th and 8th graders (grade as of May 1, 2022). On March 6, 2022, all players are required to participate in a player evaluation to insure fair and equal team.  Siblings will be placed on the same team and we will do our best to accommodate limited special requests.

All players MUST be registered prior to evaluations. 

There will be continued emphasis placed on the fundamentals of the game as players are instructed on hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.

Players must provide their own glove, cleats (no metal) and white pants. WAA will provide  balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and bases for each team.  Team Shirt, hat and socks are included with the registration fee.

 For further details, please reference the Ponies rules , however, these rules are in the process of being updated per Cross-Town league agreement.

All participants must register and participate.
Notification of scheduled evaluation time will be sent by email.



Tryout Information

Cross Town League Player Evaluation Information

Evaluations are planned for March 6, 2022.  Players will be assigned an evaluation 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 evaluation.  

Crosstown Tryout Schedule
Crosstown League Letter

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 Pony rules), helmet and face covering. Please be sure that player name is on all equipment. 

Following the evaluations and team building/draft, emails will be sent to all 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. 

 

Congratulations on a Great Season!

Congratulations to the White Sox! 2021 Cross Town Community League Champions!

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Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules

Equipment
  • Players must provide their own glove, spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide bats, balls, catcher gear, and bases for each team. 
  • A major league replica jersey, hat and socks are included in the registration fee.
Directions

Registration Information

Registration for the 2022 Season is Closed!

                                      

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.

Assistant Coach:  Assists the head coach.

2022 Coach Application  

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