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.

Woodridge Travel Baseball

Woodridge Bulldogs
8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U, 18U
Full-Time Travel Teams
2022 TRYOUTS
For the Spring/Summer 2022 Season

 

Please complete the below form and bring it with you to your first tryout session 
Tryout Registration Form

 

8U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 14th - 5:45 PM @ Meadowview
  • Tuesday, July 20th - 5:45 PM @ Meadowview
  • Saturday, July 24th - 10:30 AM @ Meadowview

Manager: Tim Bates

9U Bulldogs 2022

  • Monday, July 12th - 5:45 PM @ Sipley~ Postponed due to rain
  • Tuesday, July 13th - 5:45 PM @ Sipley
  • Wednesday, July 14th- 5:45 PM @ Goodrich

Manager: Mike Adams

10U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 7th - 5:30 PM @ Jefferson
  • Wednesday, July 14th - 5:30 PM @ Jefferson

Manager: Jason McGriff-Culver

11U Bulldogs 2022

Private Tryouts upon request. 

Please contact me directly at 630-926-3350 or Mark.Machacek@modis.com

 

Manager: Mark Machacek

12U Bulldogs 2022

 

  • Wednesday, July 7th - 5:45 PM @ Orchard 2
  • Saturday, July 10th - 10:00 AM @ Orchard 2
  • Additional tryouts will be private, Please contact the managers (through the link below).

2 Teams
12U Black: Jerry Bauer (Cooperstown All Star Village) 
12U Red: Tom Lyp - Roster is Complete

13U Bulldogs 2022

  • Please contact the 13U Managers through the link below for private tryouts.

2 Teams
13U Black: Josh Potter - Roster is Complete
13U Red: Brian Jarvis

14U Bulldogs 2022

Looking for 2-3 more players to complete our rosters.

Please contact managers through the link below for Private Tryouts,

 

2 Teams
14U Black: Dave Rapinchuk
14U Red: Frank Denigris

16U Bulldogs 2022

Manager: Stephen Santos

17U Bulldogs 2022

  • Please contact manager through the link below for Private Tryouts, looking for 2 to 3 players

Manager: Rich Sperando

18U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 21st - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)
  • Wednesday, July 28th - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)
  • Wednesday, August 4th - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)

Manager: Anthony Bryant

 

Times/Dates Subject to Change, so please check our website regularly.

** Tryout for the Team that matches your age on or before 4/30/2022 **

Players Are Strongly Encouraged To Attend Multiple Tryout Sessions
Can't Make a Tryout?  Please contact the Manager directly for possible alternative options

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to Check-In & Warm-Up

The 12U Black Team Competes Each Year In Cooperstown, NY!  
www.CooperstownDreamsPark.com

Directions to Fields: Orchard Fields, 63rd St. Field, Sipley Field, Jefferson FieldsJanes 1 SW Field & Janes 2 NE Field

Visit Our Website For Additional Information: www.WoodridgeTravelBaseball.org 

Questions?  Checkout our FAQ's

Rain-Outs:  If a Tryout Session gets Rained-Out, Please Check
the website later that day for any possible reschedules

Tryout Registration: 
Please complete the below form and bring it with you to your first tryout session 
Tryout Registration Form

 

6U/7U/8U Sandlot Baseball Games

Please sign-up for the 6U/7U/8U Sandlot Game to be played weekly starting 8/16/2021 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 game. Sign-Ups for the next game will open the day after the previous game.

To play in this game you must:

  • Have registered in the WAA
  • Would have played at the Instructional/Pinto/Mustang Level in the 2021 Season or will be transitioning to the next level.
  • Plan to play WAA baseball in 2022

Rules:

  • Rules will be followed according to the appropriate division
  • Coaches/Players will pitch according to division
  • Coach Umpired
  • Coaches will catch at some levels
  • Need Batting Helmet w/Facemask (Pinto division), glove, bat
  • No shorts, have the players wear their in-house uniform
  • Male players must wear a cup
  • Still working out some details. May change a few things on the fly to see what works best.

 

Sandlot Sign-Up

 

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

The Raffle Drawing was held on June 1, 2021 and the following winners were picked. 

Congratulations to all of you!
 

 

Prize Winner
$1000   Christine Christensen
$500 Dennis Geiseman
$500 Pam Kijak
$500 11U Bulldogs Black
$250 Hoffman
$250 Sue Norton
$250 Tom Scheier
$250 Joe Williams
$250 R. Logan
$250 Mossof Family
$250 Pacardi Family
$250 Nicol Family
$250 Phil Wojitzak
$250 16U Bulldogs


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

Woodridge Athletic Association (WAA) Baseball Covid Guidance - 2021

As a VOLUNTEER organization, we want to make sure every participant knows that our participation as members of the Board, as parents of players in this league, is completely voluntary. We also want to remind every parent and child that their participation is completely voluntary. At any time, if the safety of your child or your family is in question, we will place no pressure or judgment on you or your child choosing to not participate in anything that is not in line with what you believe to be safe.

A CHILD’S SAFETY WITH RESPECT TO COVID 19 IS THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF EVERY PLAYER AND FAMILY, NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WAA.

That being said, the WAA is taking guidance from IDPH's Sport Safety Guidance and the Woodridge Park District. If your player has a COVID close contact please follow IDPH Quarantine Guidance.

Teams

- Teams are responsible for cleaning all trash from their dugout after each game.

- Teams should not enter the dugout until the other team completely exits.

- Teams are discouraged from handshakes/high fives (air high fives or hat tipping are recommended!)

- No chewing gum, spitting or sunflower seeds allowed in the dugout.

- Spacing of players in the dugout at 3 feet apart is encouraged. PPE (masks and gaiters) should be worn in the dugout when social distancing is not able to be achieved. Consider using the space immediately adjacent to the dugout behind the field fence for additional spacing. Coaches will NOT be responsible for a child’s behavior. Please instruct your child on social distancing protocols, sanitizing protocols and masking/PPE protocols prior to participation. If your child fails to maintain PPE and social distancing recommendations, we encourage you to instruct them on what you desire for the safety of your family. We do not want this burden placed on our VOLUNTEER coaches as they are trying to coach the players. 

- Bleachers adjacent to the fields we ask social distancing to be respected.

- Any individual who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices. Fans, coaches, umpires and players included.

Athletes

- Per the Woodridge Park District masks are not required when participating in the sport, while practicing or in games.

- Players are expected to wear masks in the dugout when 3 ft distance cannot be maintained.

- Any player who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.

Coaches

- Only 3 coaches will be allowed in the dugout. Coaches will be allowed to stand outside the dugout during play to afford better opportunity for social distancing.

- Coaches expected to offer reinforcement to the league guidelines for social distancing and sanitary recommendations including PPE.

- Coaches, again, are volunteers in this organization. They are there to coach baseball and will not be tasked by the WAA to enforce the guidelines established for safe participation in sports, as outlined by the CDC and IDPH. We expect the coaches, as parents of children in this league, to do their best for their own children and yours to make this a safe environment to play baseball. The responsibility with respect to following current participation guidelines, however, falls upon the parents and the children participating in WAA. No one knows your child better than you do. We expect you as a parent to know whether your child will be able to successfully fulfill your family’s expected behavior on the field of play. If you feel your child will need extensive direction on these guidelines and/or will not be able to comply with what your family expects in this current situation, you should consider not allowing the child’s participation in WAA at this time.

- Any coach who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.

Fans

- Seating is permitted in the outfield and deep along the foul lines. Standing at appropriate social distance and the use of individual folding chairs is encouraged.

- We request locations around the dugout and behind home plate not be used by spectators.

- Fans are encouraged not to congregate in the areas behind home plate or around the dugouts before and after games.

- Fans are encouraged to respect social distancing guidelines at all times while on site and to consider wearing PPE, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained.

-Any individual who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.

 

Sincerely,

Woodridge Athletic Association Board of Directors 2021

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

 

 
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!

 

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 - 9/17/2021

Today's Schedule - Friday 9/17/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Travel
9/17/2021Friday7:45PTBDtrBulldogs 18UJanes 1 SWGameCancelled  
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9/17/2021Friday5:45PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWPracticeTBP  
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9/17/2021Friday5:45PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJefferson 1 NWEventTBP  
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9/17/2021Friday7:45PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
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 - 9/18/2021

Tomorrow's Schedule - Saturday 9/18/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday10:00AtrBulldogs 14U RedLongshots GameTBP  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday10:00APracticetrBulldogs 14U RedJanes 1 SWPracticeCancelled  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday12:30PPracticetrBulldogs 17UHobson 2PracticeTBP  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday12:30PTBDtrBulldogs 18UJanes 1 SWGameCancelled  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday12:30PIllinois PatriotstrBulldogs 12U BlackOrchard 2GameTBP  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday3:00PPracticetrBulldogs 17UJanes 1 SWPracticeCancelled  
Travel
9/18/2021Saturday5:30PTBDtrBulldogs 18UJanes 1 SWGameCancelled  
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9/18/2021Saturday10:00AWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday10:00AWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJefferson 1 NWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday12:30PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday12:30PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJefferson 1 NWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday3:00PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday3:00PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJefferson 1 NWEventTBP  
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9/18/2021Saturday5:30PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
zReserved
9/18/2021Saturday5:30PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJefferson 1 NWEventTBP  
zReserved
9/18/2021Saturday8:00PWpd Soccer TournamentzWPDJanes 1 SWEventTBP  
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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