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

Umpire ClassesInterested in becoming an Umpire this season?

 

Umpire candidates must be 12 years old as of 8/31/2021. 

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

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

 

Click Here for Umpire Sign-Ups

 

Picture Day 2021 and Raffle Ticket Turn-In
Date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021
Location: Woodridge ARC, 8201 S. Janes Avenue


Pictures

Teams should arrive 15 minutes before their scheduled timeslot. 

Players should bring their glove or their bat to pictures! 
For the individual pose, players can either hold their glove or hold their bat, whichever pose you prefer.

No Metal Cleats Are Allowed in the ARC.

 

Raffle Tickets

If completed and ready to turn in, please bring your raffle tickets to Picture Day. A raffle ticket drop box will be available at Picture Day. If you are not ready to turn-in, you will need to get the completed raffle tickets to your manager or turn them in at the June 1, 2021 WAA Board meeting at 8:30pm at the Community Center. The raffle drawing will be held during the June 1 WAA meeting at 8:40pm.

 

Time TEAM
8:00AM Travel-11U Red
8:00AM Travel - 11U Black
8:00AM Travel - 13U Black
8:30AM Travel - 10U
8:45AM Instructional - D-Backs
9:00AM Warriors - 9U
9:15AM Mustang - Padres
9:30AM Pony - Cubs
9:45AM Instructional - Pirates
10:00AM Pinto -Cubs
10:15AM Travel - 13U Red
10:30AM Instructional-Brewers
10:45AM Pinto - Nationals
11:00AM Pony - Mets
11:15AM Bronco - Cubs
11:45AM Pinto - Athletics
12:00PM Mustang - Marlins
12:15PM Pinto - White Sox
12:30PM Mustang - Phillies
12:45PM Travel - 9U
1:00PM Travel - 12U Black
1:15PM Pinto - Indians
1:30PM Pinto - Braves
1:45PM Travel - 12U Red
2:00PM 8U Bulldogs
2:15PM Mustang - Brewers
2:30PM Travel - 15U
2:45PM Travel - 17U

 

 

 

 

 
Woodridge Bulldogs Tournaments

2021

 
 

3 Games Guaranteed

Patched Umpires

Fields Re-Lined Between Games

Individual Player Awards for Winners

 
Tournament Dates Age Levels Cost †
Memorial Day Weekend May 27-31, 2021

9U, 10U11U, 12U, 13U
Full: 10U,11U,12U

$475
Bang Bang Classic June 30-July 4, 2021

8U, 9U, 11U, 12U, 13U
11U: AA or A Teams Only

$475

Bang Bang Classic June 30-July 4, 2021 16U  Cancelled $650

 

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: Bryan Dvoracek
9U: Jason McGriff-Culver
10U: Mark Machacek
(11U Memorial) 11U: Jerry Bauer
(11U Bang Bang) 11U: Tom Lyp
(12U Memorial) 12U: Josh Potter
(12U Bang Bang) 12U: Brian Jarvis
(13U Memorial) 13U: Dave Rapinchuk
(13U Bang Bang) 13U: Frank Denigris
16U: 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.

 

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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!

 

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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?


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Today's Team Events - 5/12/2021

Today's Schedule - Wednesday 5/12/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Instructional
5/12/2021Wednesday6:00PinCubsinPiratesEdgewoodGameTBP  
Pinto
5/12/2021Wednesday6:00PpiWhite SoxpiCubsMeadowviewGameTBPGugoraJSpisakM
Pinto
5/12/2021Wednesday6:00PpiNationalspiBravesGoodrichGameTBP r LypT
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday5:30PtrBulldogs 12U BlackWheaton Briarcliffe BlackWheaton Briar Patch Park #12GameTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday5:45PPracticetrBulldogs 11U BlackJefferson 1 NWPracticeTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday5:45PFury GoldtrBulldogs 10UOrchard 2GameTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday5:45PPracticetrBulldogs 13U BlackOrchard 3PracticeTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday5:45PFury GoldtrBulldogs 09USipleyGameTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday7:45PTBDtrBulldogs 17UJanes 1 SWGameTBP  
Travel
5/12/2021Wednesday7:45PtrBulldogs 12U RedLisle WolvesLisle Community Park #6GameTBP  
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 - 5/13/2021

Tomorrow's Schedule - Thursday 5/13/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Instructional
5/13/2021Thursday6:00PinBrewersinDiamondbacksEdgewoodGameTBP  
Mustang
5/13/2021Thursday5:45PDarien NationalsmuBrewersSipleyGameTBPWilliamsJFoxT
Bronco
5/13/2021Thursday5:30PbrCubsDarien YankeesDarien Eisenhower WestGameTBP  
Pony
5/13/2021Thursday5:45PBolingbrook BrewerspoMetsJanes 1 SWGameTBP  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday trBulldogs 11U BlackVernon Hills 17th Annual Cougar Kickoff tournament GameCancelled  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday5:45PtrBulldogs 11U RedOYA WarriorsCentennial C9GameTBP  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday5:45PTBDtrBulldogs 11U RedOrchard 2GameCancelled  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday5:45PA19 WhitetrBulldogs 13U RedOrchard 3GameTBP  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday7:45PtrBulldogs 12U RedIllinois Hitmen GreyTy Warner Park 700 Blackhawk Dr WestmontGameTBP  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday7:45PWheaton Warriors RedtrBulldogs 12U BlackOrchard 2GameTBP  
Travel
5/13/2021Thursday8:00PtrBulldogs 13U BlackRenegades (Casey Pohl Memorial Tourn)Palatine - Community Park Field 1GameTBP  
zReserved
5/13/2021Thursday5:45P zWPDOrchard 2EventTBP  
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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