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Practices officially start the week of April 3rd!

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:

  • Team Baseball cap
  • Team Jersey
  • Pair of baseball socks
  • Use of Balls & Bats


You must provide:

  • Baseball glove (labeled with player's name)
  • Batting helmet (labeled with player's name)
  • Baseball pants
  • Protective cup for boys
  • Optional (not required):
    • Baseball shoes/cleats (metal spikes only allowed in Pony, Colt & Palomino Divisions)
    • Feel free to bring your own labeled bats to practices and games


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.


Other Information


Special Notes Regarding Schedules

  • Bronco and Pony Division Schedules when posted, do not include the End of Season Playoff Tournament that will be held June 15th through June 24th.  Practices and Game schedules should be available around the end of March when we receive them from GDPBA.
     
  • Mustang Division Schedules, do not include the End of Season Playoff Tournament that will be held June 19th through June 24th.
     
  • Pinto Division Schedules, do not include the End of Season Playoff Tournament that will be held June 19th through June 24th.
     
  • Colt & Palomino Teams, players have not yet been assigned to teams.  Rosters should be available around April 1st and Game schedules should be available in May.
     
  • Tournament & Travel Division Schedules, please contact your team's manager to find out the status of your online schedules. 

 

All Registrations received at our January 14th & January 28th Walk-in registrations have been processed.  Any mail-in registrations usually take about 7-10 business days to process after they are received. 
 
Registration Confirmation emails have been sent to all registrants asking them to confirm all of their registration information. Email blasts were sent on 2/7/2017, 2/15/2017 & 2/23/2017.  If you haven't received an email, please check your Spam/Junk-Mail folder for emails from WoodridgeBaseball.org.  If you find the email in your Spam/Junk folder, don't forget to add that Woodridge Baseball email address to your address book to prevent that from happening in the future.  If you already confirmed your registration information via the website, you will not receive any further emails asking you to do so.
 
When you receive the confirmation email, we ask that you use the link contained in the email, which will redirect you to our website.  Once there, it will ask for some personal information and after validation it will display your registration information.  Please check that everything is accurate.  This data is used to generate names and numbers for player's jerseys as well as allow the league and managers to contact parents.  It is imperative that all this information is correct.
 
If you have not received a Registration Confirmation Email, and have verified it is not in your Spam/Junk-Mail folder, please contact us here, advising your name, player's name, how and when you registered.
 
If you have questions about our draft, team selection, when practices and games begin or other general questions, please check out our FAQ's Section.

Mail-In Late Registrations for the 2017 Season!

 
We are still accepting late registrations for the following divisions:
Instructional, Pinto, Mustang, Pony, Colt & Palomino

 

We are no longer taking late registrations for the following Divisions:
Bronco

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


Colt/Palomino Players Only: We are Still Accepting your Registrations with No late fee, until March 15th.
 


Walk-in Registration
for the 2017 Baseball Season will be held on

Saturday, January 14th, 2017
and

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

from 10:00am to 1:00pm

At the New
Woodridge ARC!!!

Directions


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 28, 2017, 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 4/30/2017
    For easy determination use our Pony Age Calculator

 † Priority will be given to team registration at Colt/Palomino levels

 

FAMILY PACKAGE
Register 2 players and any additional
family players are free†!!!
 


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 T-Ball, Instructional, Pinto and Mustang Divisions play all of their games in Woodridge against our other in-house teams.  Our Bronco, Pony and Colt 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 Palomino Division is 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 470 players.  While the majority of our players reside in Woodridge, we do accept players from surrounding communities.

More information about specific divisions is available here.  If you have any questions about our league, checkout the FAQ's Section of our website.

 

 

Before Completing the Registration Form, Please see the note at the top
of this section regarding which divisions we are still accepting registrations for and which ones are closed

Download Registration Form

 

Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to shake some of that rust off before the upcoming baseball season starts! This winter the WAA will once again be conducting weekly age-specific indoor baseball workouts.  

The sessions will run from December through March 2017 and will take place at either the Woodridge ARC or the Romeoville Quarry, Please see your specific session's description for location.

The cost for each workout is $10, cash at the door.

Workouts will focus on the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, throwing, base running and more. Sessions will be age-specific and will focus on the skills appropriate to each age group. Sign-up now to reserve your spot and get a jump start on the baseball season!

To determine your players appropriate age group for the 2017 season, please use our Age Calculator.

Space is limited, so Sign-Up today!

 

Session Date 2017 Age Group Location Time
S01 12/04/2016 11U/12U Bronco Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S02 12/11/2016 11U/12U Bronco Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S03 12/18/2016 11U/12U Bronco Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S04 01/15/2017 11U-14U Bronco/Pony Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S05 01/15/2017 7U/8U Pinto ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S06 01/22/2017 13U/14U Pony Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S07 01/22/2017 5U/6U Instructional ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S08 01/29/2017 13U/14U Pony Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S09 01/29/2017 7U/8U Pinto ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S10 02/12/2017 9U/10U Mustang Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S11 02/12/2017 5U/6U Instructional ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S12 02/19/2017 7U/8U Pinto ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S13 02/26/2017 5U/6U Instructional ARC 2:15-3:15pm
S14 03/12/2017 9U/10U Mustang Quarry 1:00-3:00pm
S15 03/26/2017 9U/10U Mustang Quarry 1:00-3:00pm

 

Click Here to Sign-Up

 

 

If you already registered and need to cancel your registration, please reply back to your confirmation email or contact us here, notifying us of your wish to cancel.

 

 

Thank you to everyone who participated in this years WAA Raffle. 

The Raffle Drawing was held on June 7th, 2016 and the following winners were picked. 

Congratulations to all of you!
 

 

Prize Winner
$1000 Susan Liddi
$500 Richelle Sanchez
$500 Doyle
$500 Mooney
$250 Frank Hughes
$250 Rapinchuk
$250 12U Bulldogs Black
$250 Kelly McCaig
$250 Bill Hammer
$250 Jeff Leitz
$250 Amy & Brian Pierce
$250 Diana Armstrong
$250 13U Bulldogs Red
$250 Pendergast


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

 

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 - 3/29/2017

Today's Schedule - Wednesday 3/29/2017

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Travel
3/29/2017Wednesday trBulldogs 12U BlackSpring Break 66 EventTBP  
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 - 3/30/2017

Tomorrow's Schedule - Thursday 3/30/2017

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Travel
3/30/2017Thursday trBulldogs 12U BlackSpring Break 66 EventTBP  
Travel
3/30/2017Thursday5:45PTBDtrBulldogs 11UOrchard 2GameTBP  
zReserved
3/30/2017Thursday5:45PPracticezReservedXOrchard 3PracticeTBP  
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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