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Are you interested in being a Manager Candidate for a Bulldogs Travel Team for the 2020 Season?  If so here is your opportunity!

To convey your interest, please complete our online Manager Application by June 25, 2019.

The Woodridge Bulldogs are looking to field full-time travel teams at the 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and 15U Age Groups for the 2020 Season.

If you are interested in Managing, don't delay!  

Player Tryouts for these teams will be held from mid-July through early August.

 

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

The Raffle Drawing was held on June 4th, 2019 and the following winners were picked. 

Congratulations to all of you!
 

 

Prize Winner
$1000 Tyk Family
$500 Ed Tannhauser
$500 McCaig Family
$500 Brian Urban
$250 Ken Eberly
$250 9U Bulldogs
$250 Jennifer Wagner
$250 Swado Family
$250 Rogelio Gandarilla
$250 Tom Lyp
$250 Linda Noto
$250 Pokorny Family
$250 Greg Mordaunt
$250 Ron Hubka


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

2019 Playoffs

 


Pinto & Mustang Playoffs start the week of June 24th  


Pinto Playoff Schedule

Mustang Playoff Schedule


 

Bronco & Pony Playoffs 


Please visit gdpba.org for details.

 

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 6th Annual Coaches End of Season Pickup Baseball Game!

On Friday, August 9, 2019 with a 7:05pm 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.

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

 

Coaches Game
Sign-Up

 
For Woodridge Tournament Schedules & Results, please see this link.
 
 
 
 
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
Memorial Tourn is Full at All age levels
$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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Every Wednesday registered players from the WAA can get one hour of free cage time from 6-7pm, June through August at the Western Suburban Sports Complex (formerly Bulls/Sox Academy).

Present the this flyer and check in at the front desk. Each family will also need to sign a waiver to access the cage.

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

 

 

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


Registration for the 2020 Spring/Summer Baseball Season will begin in January 2020.

 

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.


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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 - 6/25/2019

Today's Schedule - Tuesday 6/25/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Pinto
6/25/2019Tuesday6:00PpiRaptorspiLake MonstersGoodrichGameTBP  
Pinto
6/25/2019Tuesday6:00PpiTincapspiHot RodsMeadowviewGameTBP  
Tournament
6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PTinley Park BobcatstoWarriors 13UJanes 1 SWGameTBPOF(P)U 
Travel
6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PBartlett Silver HawkstrBulldogs 10U BlackOrchard 2GameTBPOF(P)U 
Travel
6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PTBDtrBulldogs 13UOrchard 3PracticeTBP  
Travel
6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PtrBulldogs 10U BlackTinley Park BobcatsTinley Park Bettenhausen #3GameCancelled  
Travel
6/25/2019Tuesday7:45PIllinois ChargerstrBulldogs 14UJanes 1 SWGameTBPOF(P)U 
Travel
6/25/2019Tuesday7:45PPirates Baseball ChicagotrBulldogs 11U BlackOrchard 3GameTBP  
zReserved
6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PTBDzReserved63rd St.GameTBP  
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6/25/2019Tuesday5:45PMustang Playoffs G3zReserved2SipleyGameTBPGresikZCunninghamB
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 - 6/26/2019

Tomorrow's Schedule - Wednesday 6/26/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Instructional
6/26/2019Wednesday6:00PinTigersinCubsEdgewoodGameTBP  
Pinto
6/26/2019Wednesday6:00PPinto Playoffs G4piThunderGoodrichGameTBPCunninghamBWassongT
Pinto
6/26/2019Wednesday6:00PPinto Playoffs G3piBullsMeadowviewGameTBPMcNultyJMcNultyD
Colt
6/26/2019Wednesday5:45PLislecoBullsJanes 1 SWGameTBPOF(P)UOF(P2)U
Palomino
6/26/2019Wednesday7:45PNew LenoxpaMaraudersJanes 1 SWGameTBPOF(P)UOF(P2)U
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday5:30PtrBulldogs 14UPrestige Baseball Yellow (ILTBL)St. Xavier, 3700 W. 103rd, Chicago, ILGameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday5:45PtrBulldogs 13UHinsdale Red DevilsBrook ParkGameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday5:45PLemont Lighting NavytrBulldogs 11U RedJanes 2 NEGameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday5:45PTBDtrBulldogs 10U BlackOrchard 2GameTBP  
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday7:45PTop Tier Red (Iltbl)trBulldogs 11U BlackJanes 2 NEGameTBPOF(P)U 
Travel
6/26/2019Wednesday7:45PBulldogs PracticetrBulldogs 12UOrchard 3PracticeTBP  
zReserved
6/26/2019Wednesday5:45PMustang Playoffs G4zReserved2SipleyGameTBPPotterJO'MalleyD
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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