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Practices officially start the week of April 2nd!
You can view a listing of your team's practice & game schedule here.
Please make sure that your player brings a water bottle or drink with them to practices. Clothing attire for practice should be comfortable, dirt-friendly and seasonal as early April practices may be chilly! Boys protective cup should be worn for all practices. Team Hats (after they are passed out) can be worn for practices (save jerseys/pants for game day!). Please make sure to label the cap with your players name, as they can easily get mixed up.
Bring your Completed Authorization for Medical Treatment Form to your First Practice. You can download the form here.
This Season, the WAA will provide:
You must provide:
Weather for Practices & Games
As you know the weather can be unpredictable and will vary throughout our season. In the event that weather will not allow a game or practice, your manager will inform you as soon as possible... so insure that your manager has your correct contact information (you can view your contact information by logging in here). Most times, these decisions cannot be made until the last minute, when one of the coaches actually gets to the field to see if it is playable or not. Please make it a habit, to check our website before leaving, in the event of a last minute cancellation or field change. A daily listing of the day's scheduled games/practices is located on the bottom of our home page.
Special Notes Regarding Schedules
Picture Day is Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at Jefferson Jr. High. You must arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled picture time. All players should bring their glove or their bat to pictures! Scheduled team times are posted here.
Do you have sold raffle ticket stubs? If so, bring them to Picture Day and turn them in! This will be the only "big" collection time. Tickets not turned in on Picture Day, must be turned in at one of the WAA Monthly Board Meetings before the raffle. The Drawing will be held June 6th at 8:45pm. For the location and times of WAA Board Meetings, please checkout our Events Calendar.
Discount Cards will be available for purchase at Picture Day for $5 each (Cash or Check made payable to WAA). The card pays for itself after 1 or 2 uses and you get to use it till next year!
|Picture Day 2018|
|Date:||Saturday, April 28th, 2018|
|Location:||Jefferson Jr. High map|
No Metal Cleats Are Allowed in the Gym.
* Denotes Revised Time
|Time||STATION #||TEAM||Background Color|
|11:30AM||2||Travel-14U Bulldogs Red||Green|
|12:00PM||1||Travel-14U Bulldogs Black||Blue|
Colt & Palomino Teams will have Pictures Taken at a later date (date TBD).
The MLB Pitch, Hit & Run skills competition is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 7-14 years old. Boys and girls in four separate age groups compete against each other in pitching, hitting and running. The program is free so come on out and have some fun. Boys will be using baseballs and girls will be using softballs.
This event is Sponsored and Run by the Woodridge Park District.
We are no longer taking late registrations for the following Divisions:
Instructional, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony
Please mail your registration form to the address listed on the registration form.
Don't to forget to include the $25 Late Fee in your check total.
Raffle Tickets must be picked up at a WAA Board Meeting.
Click Here to View Dates for Upcoming Board Meetings
for the 2018 Baseball Season will be held on
Saturday, January 13th, 2018
Saturday, January 27th, 2018
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Woodridge Park District
Please bring your completed registration form along with your payment to one of our walk-in registration dates listed above. If you are unable to make either of the dates, you can mail all items to the address listed on the form. Registrations received after January 27, 2018, will be placed on a waiting list and subject to a late fee of $25.
Below you will find the rates for the WAA program. You must pay the total amount listed to enroll your child. Our fundraising program includes raffle tickets that you will prepay for and receive when you register. As your child sells the tickets, you keep the funds raised, thus significantly reducing the price of enrollment. Your raffle ticket stubs can then be turned in at Picture Day in April.
|League Level *||Registration||Fundraiser||Total|
|Instructional (5/6 yrs.)||$70.00||$100.00||$170.00|
|Pinto (7/8 yrs.)||$80.00||$100.00||$180.00|
|Mustang (9/10 yrs.)||$90.00||$100.00||$190.00|
|Bronco (11/12 yrs.)||$100.00||$100.00||$200.00|
|Pony (13/14 yrs.)||$120.00||$100.00||$220.00|
|Colt (15/16 yrs.)†||$140.00||$100.00||$240.00|
|Palomino (17-19 yrs.)†||$140.00||$100.00||$240.00|
* To determine league level use the age the player will be on 8/31/2018
The league will provide each player with a jersey, pair of baseball socks and a baseball hat. Players are responsible for providing their own baseball pants, glove/mitt and batting helmet (NOCSAE Approved). Please note that All Pinto Division Players (7/8 yrs. old) are required to use a helmet with protective mask/guard.
Practices start in April, and games are played through June. An average of 2 games and/or practices played per week on weeknights and Saturday's. The day of the week that games and practices are played on weeknights will vary from week to week. Weeknight games/practices generally start at 6pm (Bronco, Pony, Colt & Palomino Divisions start at 5:45pm or 8:15pm). Saturday game/practice times vary week to week, and generally are scheduled between 10am and 5pm (older divisions may start earlier and also participate in Saturday Night games).
Our Instructional, Pinto and Mustang Divisions play all of their games in Woodridge against our other in-house teams. Our Bronco and Pony Divisions are part of the Greater DuPage Pony Baseball Association (GDPBA) and will play home games in Woodridge and away games in nearby surrounding towns (i.e. Darien, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, etc.). Our Colt and Palomino Divisions are part of the SWILA League and will play home games in Woodridge and away games in surrounding towns over a larger area.
Last year, the WAA fielded over 40 teams teams consisting of over 450 players. While the majority of our players reside in Woodridge, we do accept players from surrounding communities.
This season we will be using 8/31/2018 as our new age cut-off (the previous cut-off date was 4/30). This change will allow players to play their grade-level and has been instituted nationwide by the large youth baseball associations (Pony, Little League, etc.). Use our age calculator to determine your players correct level.
All bats used in Bronco & Pony must have the new USA Baseball Stamp or BBCOR Stamp, No Older Style Bats will be allowed. Each Team will be provided one team bat for all players to use for those who do not have an approved bat of their own.
|Tournament||Dates||Age Levels||Cost †|
|Mother's Day Weekend||May 10-13, 2018||14U||$475|
|Memorial Day Weekend||May 24-28, 2018||8U, 10U, 12U
Full At Age Levels: 9U, 11U, 13U, 14U
|Bang Bang Classic||June 28-July 1, 2018||No Openings Tournament Full
Full At Age Levels: 9U, 11U, 13U, 14U
|July Classic||July 5-8, 2018||12U||$475|
† Early Bird Discount: $25 Discount Per Team, Per Tournament, If Paid by Dec 31st
† Additional Discount: Multiple Tournament Discount: $25 Discount Per Tournament for a Team Registering for Multiple Tournaments OR Organization Discount: $25 Discount Per Team For Multiple Teams Registering From Same Organization. Payment Must Be Received Together for the Multiple Tournament or Organization Discount to apply.
Questions? Please Contact the Appropriate Age Group Tournament Director:
|(14U Memorial/Bang) 14U:||Greg Arlt|
|(14U Mother's Day) 14U:||Anthony Bryant|
Woodridge is located in the Darien/Downers Grove Area, 2 miles North of the I-355 and I-55 interchange. Once exiting off I-355 our fields are within a 3 minute drive.
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During the 2016 PONY International Board of Directors meeting, a decision was reached to change the date for determining player eligibility from April 30 to August 31.
Since many surrounding towns are following the PONY age cutoff rule and this affects our involvement in the GDPBA, the WAA Board has voted to change the age cutoff in order to be consistent with the baseball programs in the area. The rule change will take effect at the start of the 2018 WAA Baseball season.
The PONY decision was reached after careful consideration of input from leagues, parents, coaches and other sources important in the decision-making process.
By making our program younger, all players will be competing on a level playing field. This change will ensure all WAA participants will play in their true age group and grade-level.
Please use our age calculator to determine your players age level for the 2018 season.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this years WAA Raffle.
The Raffle Drawing was held on June 6th, 2017 and the following winners were picked.
Congratulations to all of you!
|$500||12U Bulldogs Red|
|$250||Urban (on Crabtree)|
|$250||13U Bulldogs Red|
|$250||12U Bulldogs Red|
Checks will be mailed to the winners in the next couple of
weeks to the address listed on the ticket stub. Congrats!
Link Your Team's Schedule to your Google Calendar, iPhone Calendar, iCal Calendar or any other iCal format Compatible Calendar
As your team's schedule changes on our website, your calendar program will re-sync and keep everything updated on your Personal Calendar (please note it may take 24 hours for the sync to occur depending on your calendar program --- Google Calendar generally syncs every 12-24 hours on externally linked calendars).
To link to your team's schedule, simply login to our website and on your My Home Page under your My Players Section select the Link/Export Team Schedules link. Never logged in to our website, if so then click here for more info on what you are missing as well as new user login information.
Visit Our Message Board to Find Lost Items
or Post About Items You Found!
Are you receiving all the emails sent by the league or are they winding up in your Spam/Junk Mail Folders? If they are an easy way to avoid that is to add our email address to your address book. All emails generated by the league will come from:
So please add this email address to your address book or contact list today!
The Woodridge Athletic Association is Currently Seeking Additional Board Members and Volunteers To Help Prepare for the Upcoming Season.
Wondering how you can make a difference?
Do you have new and exciting ideas to share?
If so, then join the WAA Board!
With more than 450 players, 10 different leagues, in-house, tournament and travel options our organization is constantly growing!
To keep our Association progressing and running strong, WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW!
What does it involve?
Meetings are held once a month on the 1st Tuesday of the Month at the Woodridge Park District Community Center. They are scheduled for the evenings, and usually last about an hour and a half.
Board members are assigned with various responsibilities, and are matched with their area of interest or skill. No experience necessary!
A Love of the Game & Our Kids
Come and share your ideas and experiences to help keep Woodridge on the cutting edge of youth baseball! No Experience Necessary to Volunteer, just a desire to better our program and enrich our kids.
For More Information On How You Can Volunteer, You can either:
The Woodridge Athletic Association is a 100% Volunteer Run Non-Profit 501c(3) Organization.
Have a question? Checkout our FAQ's Page!
Here is sample of some of the questions answered:
Today's Schedule - Tuesday 4/24/2018
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:45P||Lemont Red||brBrewers||63rd St.||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||6:00P||Practice||brPirates||Jefferson 1 NW||Practice||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||6:00P||Practice||brYankees||Jefferson 2 SW||Practice||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:45P||poStorm||poMuckdogs||Janes 1 SW||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:45P||Wheaton Dodgers||poTimber Rattlers||Orchard 3||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:30P||trBulldogs 11U||WSBL - Illinois Hitman||Burr Ridge Harvester Park West||Game||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:30P||trBulldogs 13U||FCA Impact Black (WSBL)||West Chicago Glasshagel||Game||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||5:45P||Lemont Lightning Navy||trBulldogs 10U||Orchard 2||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||6:00P||Practice||trBulldogs 09U||Hobson 2||Practice||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||7:45P||trBulldogs 12U||Charger Challenge - IL Chargers||Burbank National LL - Field 3||Game||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||7:45P||Prestige Baseball Black||trBulldogs 14U Red||Janes 1 SW||Game||TBP|
|4/24/2018||Tuesday||7:45P||TBD||trBulldogs 11U||Orchard 2||Game||Cancelled|
Tomorrow's Schedule - Wednesday 4/25/2018
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||6:00P||Practice||muMariners||Jefferson 2 SW||Practice||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||6:00P||Practice||poMuckdogs||Jefferson 1 NW||Practice||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||7:45P||Practice||paRed Wings||Janes 1 SW||Practice||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:30P||trBulldogs 12U||12U Chargers Challenge Tournament||Burbank, IL||Game||Cancelled|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||trBulldogs 11U||WSBL - Wheatland Ducks (Green)||Crossroads Sportsplex, 3003 S. Eola Road, Aurora||Game||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||TBD||trBulldogs 12U||63rd St.||Game||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||trBulldogs 10U||Rampage||Bolingbrook Indian Boundary #3||Game||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||Wheaton WSBL (away at Janes)||trBulldogs 14U Black||Janes 1 SW||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||trBulldogs 08U||Mokena Blaze - ILTBL||Mokena Hecht Park # 3||Game||TBP|
|4/25/2018||Wednesday||5:45P||Prospect Travel Baseball (Iltbl)||trBulldogs 13U||Orchard 3||Game||TBP||OF(P)U|