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WAA Crosstown League (7th & 8th Graders)

Program Information

WAA Cross Town PONY Baseball League

In 2022, the WAA PONY League became the WAA Crosstown League with other local community teams from Wheaton and Lombard.  Each team will play 12 league games and participate in an end of season double elimination tournament in late June (scheduling weather dependent). There will be an All-Star Game on June 5 in Wheaton.  All teams will host 6-8 home games. Games for the WAA teams will be in Naperville, Lombard, and Wheaton.  WAA teams will practice on local fields.  Games begin in late April 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, 2024). On March 3, 2024, all players are required to participate in a player evaluation to insure fair and equal teams.  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, bat , cleats, batting helmet, baseball pants, and belt. WAA will provide balls, catcher gear, and throw down bases for each team. Team Shirt, hat and socks are included with the registration fee.

For further details, please reference the Pony Rules (2024 TBD), however, these rules are in the process of being updated per Cross-Town league agreement.

2024 Season Timeline

February 15 - Tryout registration deadline - Late fee applies after 2/15.
March 2-  Competitive Baseball Player Clinic- WAA Training Center
March 3 - Evaluations at Waubonsie Valley High School 
Early March- Team Assignments
April - Indoor training at WAA facilities
April - Outdoor practices begin
April 20- Games begin
June - Picture day
June 5- All Star Game
Late June- Playoffs

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 3, 2024.  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.  

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),  and helmet.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. 


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 preferred and a desire to teach baseball fundamentals to children is necessary.  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. A solid understanding of the rules of baseball is preferred and a desire to teach baseball fundamentals to children is necessary. Assistant Coach subject to background check

 2024 Coaching Application

Registration Information

2024 Cross Town Registration is Closed.

Rules, Equipment & Directions

  • Players must provide their own glove, helmet, cleats, baseball pants, and belt.
  • WAA will provide two bats, balls, catcher gear, and bases for each team. 
  • A major league replica jersey, hat and socks are included in the registration fee.


Crosstown Schedules:



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