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2017 Playoffs

 


Pinto & Mustang Playoffs start the week of June 19th  


Pinto Playoff Schedule

Mustang Playoff Schedule


 

Bronco & Pony Playoffs 


Please visit gdpba.org for details.

 


2017

 

 

Tournament Schedules & Results

 

 


Memorial Day Weekend
May 25th-29th, 2017
 

8U

9U

10U

11U

12U

13U

​14U

 


 


June Classic
June 22-25, 2017
 

13U

 

 


 


July Bang Bang Classic
June 29-July 2, 2017
 

8U

10U

12U

13U

14U

 

 



No link on the age group?  Then those schedules are not yet available!
 


Tournament Rules

When attending events at our Orchard Park Complex, please insure you are parking in the Orchard Complex Parking Lot and not at the ComEd Building parking lot (which is located just south of Orchard).  

ComEd has advised us that they will begin ticketing and towing unauthorized vehicles.

If the Orchard Complex parking lot is full, please use the Cypress Cove parking lot.

We appreciate your understanding.

6U/7U/8U Sandlot Baseball Games

Please sign-up for the 6U/7U/8U Sandlot Game to be played weekly on Wednesdays starting 7/19/17 at Sipley Field. The idea of this Sandlot Game is to keep our kids playing ball throughout the summer and have fun as well as advance their skills in preparation for next season. This game will be run by volunteers who have been background checked by the WAA. There will be 24 first come first serve slots per week. Sign-Ups for the next game will open the day after the Wednesday game.

To play in this game you must:

  • Have registered in the WAA
  • Have played at the Pinto Level in the 2017 Season
  • Plan to play Pinto ball in 2018 (not recommended for kids unprepared for kid pitch)

Modified Pinto rules:

  • Pinto Rules (please read)
  • Pitching rules TBD. Ideally this will be all kid pitch.
  • Kids can steal 2nd base
  • Coach Umpired
  • Need Batting Helmet w/Facemask
  • Still working out some details. May change a few things on the fly to see what works best. 

 

Sandlot Sign-Up

 

Calling All Managers and Coaches

 

As part of our continued recognition of those who have volunteered their time this summer we would like to announce our 5th Annual Coaches End of Season Pickup Baseball Game!

On Tuesday July 25th with a 6:05pm game start time, we will play a game of batting practice pitch baseball at our Orchard Complex.

Eligibility:
To sign up you must have been a Manager, an Assistant Coach listed on the website, a Board Member or have the blessing from a Manager or Board Member stating that you made a significant contribution of time and effort to aid the league or your team.

Sign Up:
It’s easy, just click here and register for the game. Please also be sure to advise if you are able to pitch or catch as we will try to distribute these folks amongst the teams.

The Rules:
Wondering if you can still hit?  Don’t worry, this will be a batting practice pitch game with no "junk" allowed. This means fast balls only.  We will have an umpire to call balls and strikes however there will be no walks. Should a batter reach 4 balls, the pitcher will be required to pitch at a slower speed to induce a hit or strikeout. Players will rotate the field positions each inning.

 

The First 24 sign-ups will play in the game. After that, all sign-ups will be wait listed until we see if we can get a second game going.

Sign-Up here ASAP so we can start setting up teams!

 

Coaches Game
Sign-Up

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!
 

 

Prize Winner
$1000 Carol Young
$500 12U Bulldogs Red
$500 8U Bulldogs
$500 Nowak
$250 Tamer Milad
$250 Urban (on Crabtree)
$250 John Bishop
$250 13U Bulldogs Red
$250 12U Bulldogs Red
$250 Ron Andrews
$250 Erik Erdal
$250 Paige Page
$250 Tim Saner
$250 Nowak


Checks will be mailed to the winners in the next couple of
weeks to the address listed on the ticket stub.  Congrats!

The WAA does not offer a Fall Baseball Program.  If you are interested in Fall Baseball, you can try Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, or Burr Ridge as they generally have fall baseball programs.

We are no longer accepting any more late registrations for the following levels: Instructional, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Colt & Palomino.


Registration for the 2018 Spring/Summer Baseball Season will begin in January 2018.

 

Link Your Team's Schedule to your Google Calendar, iPhone Calendar, iCal Calendar or any other iCal format Compatible Calendar

 

Google Calendar iPhone Calendar iCal 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.

Think you know all the Baseball Rules?  

Check Out these Questions to test your knowledge of the game!

We bet you won't get them all right!

 

Click Here for the Questions

 


Lost Something?

Found Something?

Visit Our Message Board to Find Lost Items
or Post About Items You Found!

To enjoy the most significant benefits of our website you need to login!  Everyone who is registered this season (Parents, Managers, Coaches, etc.), has access to the "login protected" side of the website.  To access, a family had to provide an email address on their registration form.  If an email was supplied, you can go to our Login page and click on the link Retrieve User Name & Password.  If an email wasn't provided to us, you can still follow the links on the login page for help in getting your email added to our system.  You do not need to login to view team schedules, stats or basic roster information.

Depending on your pre-determined security access level (Parent, Manager, Commissioner, etc.), you will have varying levels of access to protected areas of the website.  After logging in, one can expect to see more detailed and customized information for their players and assigned teams.  For instance, you will be able to view more detailed roster information for your team, view and request changes to your family information and if you have more than one player registered with us, you will be able to view Combined Schedules for multiple players!  Managers, can view detailed roster information, request open timeslots and request changes to roster information.

Updated 2017 Baseball Season Bat Guidelines:  

  • Colt & Palomino  (ages 15-18)
    • Colt & Palomino players can only use BBCOR certified bats [drop -3] or less.  No BESR bats will be allowed.  
    • Wood bats with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less are allowed.
       
  • Pony (ages 13-14)
    • Pony players can use any BPF 1.15 stamped bat with a barrel size of 2 1/4".
    • Pony players can use a BPF 1.15 stamped bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" that has a maximum drop -5 length to weight ratio (e.g. legal 2 5/8" BPF 1.15 bats: 29in 24oz, 30in 25oz, 31in 26oz, 32in 27oz, 33in 28oz, etc.).
    • Pony players can use a bat with barrel size of 2 5/8" with a drop -3  that are BBCOR certified.
    • All Drop -3 bats must be BBCOR certified.
    • No Drop -3 BESR bats will be allowed. 
    • Bats with a barrel size of 2 3/4" will not be allowed.
    • Wood bats with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less are allowed.
  • Bronco (ages 11-12)
    • Bronco players can use any bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less and it must have a BPF 1.15 stamp, but if they use a drop -3 bat, then the bat must have the BBCOR certification.  No [-3] BESR bats will be allowed.  
    • Wood bats with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less are allowed.
       
  • Mustang (ages 9-10)
    • Mustang players can use any bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less. 
    • Wood bats with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less are allowed.
       
  • Pinto & Instructional
    • Barrel size of bats must not be greater than 2 1/4".  No Big Barrel Bats Allowed.

 


 

Bat FAQ

  • What is the barrel size of a typical Little League Bat?
    • The standard barrel size is 2 1/4".  
       
  • What is a Big Barrel Bat?
    • A big barrel bat, sometimes also referred to as a Senior League Bat, is generally any bat with a barrell size greater than 2 1/4".   Big Barrell Bats typically have a barrell diameter of 2 5/8" or 2 3/4".
       
  • Which is the newer standard BBCOR or BESR?
    • BBCOR is the newer standard and has been adopted by all High School Baseball Programs

 

 

For a complete list of our Sponsors, please visit our Sponsor Listings Page

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 600 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
Meetings are held twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the Month at the Woodridge Park District Community Center.  They are scheduled for the evenings, and usually last about an hour.

Leadership 
Board members are assigned with various responsibilities, and are matched with their area of interest or skill.

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 Organization.

Have a question?  Checkout our FAQ's Page!

Here is sample of some of the questions answered:

  • What Does the WAA Supply?
  • When is Registration?  When are Teams Picked?  When do Practices and Games Start?
  • How Many Games are Played during the Spring Season?
  • What Days of the Week are Games & Practices Played On?  What Time?  Where?
  • Playing Up / Playing Down... What is the WAA Policy for this?
  • What are Division-1 and Tournament Teams?
  • Can my child be placed on a team with one of his friends?
  • Do I have to participate in the fundraiser?
  • If my child is unhappy with the team he/she has been placed on, can they switch teams?
  • What is the GDPBA?
  • Who do I contact if I have a problem that needs to be resolved by the league?
  • How is Pony Baseball different from Little League Baseball?
  • Travel Baseball... Does Woodridge have Full-Time Travel Teams?


Click Here for All the Answers!

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Today's Team Events - 6/25/2017

Today's Schedule - Sunday 6/25/2017

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Tournament
6/25/2017Sunday10:00ACentral DistricttoWarriors 12U63rd St.GameCompletedOF(P)U 
Tournament
6/25/2017Sunday12:30PEnd Of Season PartytoWarriors 12U63rd St.EventTBP  
Tournament
6/25/2017Sunday3:00PEnd Of Season PartytoWarriors 12U63rd St.EventTBP  
Tournament
6/25/2017Sunday7:15PtoWarriors 13UDowners GroveDowners Grove GilbertGameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday trBulldogs 13U BlackMokena Tourney GameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday trBulldogs 13U Red13u Bulldogs Red TournamentOrchard HillGameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday9:00AtrBulldogs 12U RedMokena TournamentMokena, IllinoisGameCancelled  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday10:00AtrBulldogs 12U Red(Mokena Tourney) Frankfort Force GreyHecht FieldGameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday10:00AtrBulldogs 10UWisconsin Dells TournamentTBDGameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday12:00PtrBulldogs 08UTournament - Mokena - Playoffs - Jem BaseballMokena Hecht Park # 2GameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday12:00PtrBulldogs 09U(Mokena Tournament) New Lenox Rebels RedMokena Hecht Park # 3GameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday12:30PTBDtrBulldogs 11U63rd St.GameCancelled  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday1:00PtrBulldogs 14U RedHomer HeatHomer Glen ComplexGameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday4:00PtrBulldogs 09U(Mokena Tournament)Mokena Hecht Park # 3GameTBP  
Travel
6/25/2017Sunday6:00PtrBulldogs 14U BlackBourbanais Tourney GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday10:00ATourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday10:00ATourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 3GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday12:30PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday12:30PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 3GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday3:00PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday5:30PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday8:00PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/25/2017Sunday8:00PTourn-June-ClassiczReservedTournOrchard 3GameTBP  
Legend:   TBP=To Be Played   in=Instructional   pi=Pinto   mu=Mustang   br=Bronco   po=Pony   co=Colt   pa=Palomino   to=Tournament   tr=Travel   fa=Fall   View Entire Team Schedules

Tomorrow's Team Events - 6/26/2017

Tomorrow's Schedule - Monday 6/26/2017

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Palomino
6/26/2017Monday7:45PRomeoville 1paMud HensJanes 1 SWGameTBPOF(P)UOF(P2)U
Tournament
6/26/2017Monday6:00PPracticetoWarriors 12UJefferson 1 NWPracticeTBP  
Tournament
6/26/2017Monday7:45PtoWarriors 13UAll-star GameOrchard 3GameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2017Monday5:45PSparks - MichalaktrBulldogs 11U63rd St.GameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2017Monday5:45PCarol Stream CougarstrBulldogs 14U RedJanes 1 SWGameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2017Monday5:45PAddison BlazerstrBulldogs 13U RedOrchard 3GameTBPOF(P)U 
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6/26/2017Monday5:45PMustang All Star Game Vs DarienzReservedOrchard 2GameTBPBrennanNMarrsE
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6/26/2017Monday7:45PBronco All Star Game Vs DarienzReservedOrchard 2GameTBP  
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6/26/2017Monday7:45PPony All Star GamezReservedOrchard 3GameTBP  
Legend:   TBP=To Be Played   in=Instructional   pi=Pinto   mu=Mustang   br=Bronco   po=Pony   co=Colt   pa=Palomino   to=Tournament   tr=Travel   fa=Fall   View Entire Team Schedules

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