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Practices officially start the week of April 1st!

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, will not include the End of Season Playoff Tournament. 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 24th through June 29th.
     
  • Pinto Division Schedules, do not include the End of Season Playoff Tournament that will be held June 24th through June 29th.
     
  • Colt & Palomino Teams, 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. 

 

Mail-In Late Registrations for the 2019 Season!

 
We are still accepting individual late registrations for the following divisions:
Instructional, Pinto, Mustang, Pony, Colt
There are only a few open slots in most divisions so register ASAP

 

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


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

 


Walk-in Registration
for the 2019 Baseball Season will be held on

Saturday, January 12th, 2019
and

Saturday, January 26th, 2018

from 10:00am to 1:00pm

At the
Woodridge Park District
Community Center

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 26, 2019, 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 8/31/2019
    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 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.

 

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

 

 

Download Registration Form

 

 

Age Cut-Off for All 2019 Leagues

This season we will again be using 8/31/2019 as our age cutoff. This cut-off date allow players to play their grade-level and was instituted nationwide last year by the large youth baseball associations (Pony, Little League, etc.) as well as by our local neighboring towns. Use our age calculator to determine your players correct level.
 

Bat Rules for Some 2019 Leagues 

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.
 

 

The WAA will host a 

Coaches Clinic

for all Managers, Asst Coaches & Volunteers
on:


Thursday, March 21, 2019
6pm-7:30pm
at the
Woodridge ARC


We will have on hand, Instructors from the Bulls/Sox Academy to help our Coaches in preparing our players for the Upcoming Season.  Learn some new drills and techniques for helping your players improve. 

 

Sign-Up To Attend
the Coaches Clinic

All Registrations received at our January 12th & January 26th 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 2/7/2019 and 2/18/2019.  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.

Umpire ClassesInterested in becoming an Umpire this season?

 

Class Room and On Field Training Sessions required for umpire candidates are coming soon.

Umpire candidates must be 12 years old as of 8/31/2019.  

Click Here to sign up for the WAA Umpire Training Classes. 

Umpire candidates that complete the training and pass the exam will umpire in the WAA's In-House Pinto (8U) & Mustang (9U/10U) Level Games.

If you have any questions, please see our Umpire Info Sheet or contact the WAA Umpire Coordinator or the WAA Assistant Umpire Coordinator.


 

Click Here for Umpire Sign-Ups

 

 

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 January through March 2019 and will take place on Thursday's at the Woodridge ARC and include Instructors from the Bulls/Sox Academy.

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 2019 season, please use our Age Calculator.

Space is limited, so Sign-Up today!

 

Session Date 2018 Age Group Location Time
01 01/10/2019 9U/10U Mustang ARC 6pm-7:30pm
02 01/17/2019 7U/8U Pinto ARC 6pm-7:30pm
03 01/24/2019 5U/6U Instructional ARC 6pm-7:30pm
04 01/31/2019 11U/12U Bronco ARC 6pm-7:30pm
05 02/07/2019 9U/10U Mustang ARC 6pm-7:30pm
06 02/14/2019 7U/8U Pinto ARC 6pm-7:30pm
07 02/21/2019 5U/6U Instructional ARC 6pm-7:30pm
08 02/28/2019 9U/10U Mustang ARC 6pm-7:30pm
09 03/07/2019 7U/8U Pinto ARC 6pm-7:30pm
10 03/14/2019 5U/6U Instructional ARC 6pm-7:30pm
11 03/21/2019 11U/12U Bronco ARC 6pm-7:30pm

 

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.

 

 

2019 Baseball Season Bat Guidelines:  

  • Colt & Palomino  (ages 15-18)
    • Colt & Palomino players can only use BBCOR certified stamped 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)
    • Players must use a bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less and it must be USA Baseball stamped or BBCOR stamped. 
    • There are no drop weight restrictions on USA Baseball stamped bats.
    • 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)
    • Players must use a bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less and it must be USA Baseball stamped or BBCOR stamped. 
    • There are no drop weight restrictions on USA Baseball stamped bats.
    • 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.
       
  • Mustang (ages 9-10)
    • Mustang players can use any bat with a barrel size of 2 5/8" or less. 
    • There are no drop weight restrictions.
    • 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.
       
  • Pinto & Instructional
    • Barrel size of bats must not be greater than 2 1/4".  No Big Barrel Bats Allowed.
    • There are no drop weight restrictions.

 


 

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.  All BBCOR bats are drop -3.
       
  • Which is the newer stamp standard: USA Baseball or BPF 1.15?
    • The USA Baseball stamp is newer and implemented for the 2018 season.
Woodridge Bulldogs Tournaments

2019

 
 

3 Games Guaranteed

Patched Umpires

Fields Re-Lined Between Games

Individual Player Awards for Winners

 
 
 
Tournament Dates Age Levels Cost †
Memorial Day Weekend May 23-27, 2019 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U
Full at age levels: 10U, 13U
$475
Bang Bang Classic July 3-7, 2019 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 14U $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:

8U: Mark Machacek

9U:

Jerry Bauer
(10U Memorial)  10U: Josh Potter
(10U Bang Bang)  10U: Brian Jarvis
(11U Memorial)  11U: Dave Rapinchuk
(11U Bang Bang)  11U: Frank Denigris
12U: Paul Paluch
13U: Don Erickson
14U: Rich Sperando

 


 
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.


 

Registration Form

 

Pay Online with Credit Card
 

 

 

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

The Raffle Drawing was held on June 5th, 2018 and the following winners were picked. 

Congratulations to all of you!
 

 

Prize Winner
$1000 Rob Nowak
$500 Kristin Hild
$500 Vincent S. Genna
$500 Lilliana Radovanovic
$250 Lakdawala
$250 Cynthia M. Adams
$250 Mikosowksi
$250 Kindelin
$250 DiNaso
$250 9U Bulldogs - Potter
$250 Zasiebida
$250 Anderson
$250 Pettit
$250 Bartolomei


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

Congratulations to our Woodridge Palomino Emeralds Team (17U/18U) for claiming the SWILA League Championship! 

On August 1, 2018, they participated in the Championship game at Route 66 Stadium, home of the Minor League Joliet Slammers. 

The Emeralds won 8-4 to clinch the win.

Congratulations Emeralds!

 

Woodridge Emeralds
1st Place Champions
SWILA League Champions 8/1/2018
Woodridge Emeralds
Woodridge Warriors
2nd Place
Carol Stream Gold Medal Tournament 7/15/2018
13U Woodridge Warriors

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

 

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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.

 

 

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 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
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.

Leadership 
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:

  • 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 - 2/22/2019

Today's Schedule - Friday 2/22/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Tournament
2/22/2019Friday5:30PtoWarriors 13U Bulls/Sox Academy - LislePracticeTBP  
Tournament
2/22/2019Friday5:30PtoWarriors 13U Bulls/Sox Academy - LislePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday5:00PtrBulldogs 08UWoodridge ARC PracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday5:00PtrBulldogs 14UHitting (Chris, Tyler & Deven)Bulls Sox Academy, LislePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday5:00PtrBulldogs 10U RedWinter WorkoutsARC WoodridgePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday5:45PtrBulldogs 14UHitting (Tommy, Jake & Ryan)Bulls Sox Academy, LislePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday6:30PtrBulldogs 14UHitting (Joey, Timmy & Espo)Bulls Sox Academy, LislePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday6:30PtrBulldogs 11U RedWinter WorkoutARC WoodridgePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday6:30PtrBulldogs 11U Black ARC WoodridgePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday6:30PtrBulldogs 10U BlackHitting Group 1 6:30-7:30pmDEAPracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday7:15PtrBulldogs 14UHitting (Jack, Noah & Chase)Bulls Sox Academy, LislePracticeTBP  
Travel
2/22/2019Friday7:30PtrBulldogs 10U BlackHitting Group 2 7:30-8:30pmDEAPracticeTBP  
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 - 2/23/2019

Tomorrow's Schedule - Saturday 2/23/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Travel
2/23/2019Saturday1:00PtrBulldogs 09UHitting Group APerfect Swing - DarienPracticeTBP  
Travel
2/23/2019Saturday2:00PtrBulldogs 09UHitting Group BPerfect Swing - DarienPracticeTBP  
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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