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6U/7U/8U Sandlot Baseball Games

Please sign-up for the 6U/7U/8U Sandlot Game to be played weekly on Thursday's starting 8/8/2019 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 week. Sign-Ups for the next game will open the day after the Thursday game.

To play in this game you must:

  • Have registered in the WAA
  • Have played at the Pinto Level in the 2019 Season or will be transitioning from Instructional to Pinto in the 2020 season.
  • Plan to play Pinto ball in 2020

Modified Pinto rules:

  • Pinto Rules (please read)
  • Pitching rules TBD. Ideally this will be all kid pitch.
  • Kids can steal 2nd base
  • Coach Umpired
  • Need Batting Helmet w/Facemask
  • Still working out some details. May change a few things on the fly to see what works best. 

 

Sandlot Sign-Up

 

Woodridge Travel Baseball

Woodridge Bulldogs
8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 15U & 16U
Full-Time Travel Teams
2020 TRYOUTS
For the Spring/Summer 2020 Season

 

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

 

8U Bulldogs 2020

  • Tue, July 9th, 5:45pm at Orchard 2
  • Tue, July 16th, 5:45pm at Orchard 2

Kelly Cunningham

9U Bulldogs 2020

  • Mon, July 15th, 5:45pm at Orchard 2
  • Sat, July 20th, 12:30pm at Orchard 2
  • Tue, July 23rd, 5:45pm at Orchard 2
  • Thu, July 25th, 5:45pm at Orchard 2
  • Sat, July 27th, 10:00am at Orchard 2

Mark Machacek

10U Bulldogs 2020

  • Fri, July 19th, 7:00pm at Orchard 2
  • Sat, July 20th, 3:00pm at Orchard 2
  • Wed, July 24th, 5:45pm at Orchard 2
  • Sat, July 27th, 12:30pm at Orchard 2

2 Teams
10U Black: Jerry Bauer
10U Red: Tom Lyp

11U Bulldogs 2020

  • Tue, July 16, 6:00pm at Orchard 1
  • Wed, July 24, 6:00pm at Orchard 3

2 Teams
11U Black: Josh Potter 
11U Red: Brian Jarvis

12U Bulldogs 2020

  • Tue, July 16th,  5:45pm at Orchard 3
  • Mon, July 22nd, 5:45pm at Orchard 3
  • Sat, July 27th, 12:30pm at Orchard 3

2 Teams

Cooperstown Dreams Park Team
12U Black: Dave Rapinchuk

Cooperstown All Star Village Team
12U Red: Frank Denigris

13U Bulldogs 2020

  • Mon, July 15th, 5:45 pm at Orchard 3
  • Wed, July 17th, 5:45 pm at Orchard 3

Paul Paluch

14U Bulldogs 2020

  • Thu, July 11th, 5:45pm at Orchard 3

  • Thu, July 18th, 5:45pm at Orchard 3

Don Erickson

15U Bulldogs 2020

  • Wed, July 17th, 5:45pm at Janes 1 SW
  • Tues, July 23rd, 5:45pm at Janes 1 SW
  • Mon, July 29th, 5:45pm at Janes 1 SW
     
    15U Tryouts Flyer

Rich Sperando

16U Bulldogs 2020

  • Wed, July 24th, 5:45pm at Janes 1 SW
  • Tue, Aug 6th, 5:45pm at Janes 1 SW

Anthony Bryant

 

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

** Tryout for the Team that matches your age on or before 4/30/2020 or use our age calculator **

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, Janes 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

 

Woodridge Travel Baseball

Woodridge Warriors
9U-14U Part-Time Travel/Tournament Teams

MANAGERS NEEDED
For the Spring/Summer 2020 Season

 

Click Here to Submit Your Interest In Managing a Warriors Team

 

9U-14U

  • Will Play Sunday League Schedule
  • Minimum 2 Tournaments in July
  • In Season Practices

 

 

 

 

Are You Interested in Becoming a
Warriors Manager for 2020?


Here's your chance to let us know…

The WAA is looking for Tournament Team Manager’s for the 2020 Spring/Summer Season.

Tournament Teams are age specific. These chosen teams of all-star players will compete in after season July tournaments as well as in a Sunday League from April to June.  

Our Tournament Teams Program is in addition to our regular in-house teams. It allows for a select group of our in-house players to experience the regular in-house season as usual, plus allowing these higher skilled players the opportunity to play at a little more competitive level with additional games throughout the season. One way to think of our Warriors team is a "Part-Time Traveling All Star Team".

All persons interested in Managing a Tournament team need only to submit your interest here.

While there is much more information to convey, specific details will be discussed with a final group of candidates at a later date. However, any general questions will be answered via e-mail. Along with your interest, please indicate facts that would make you the ideal candidate!

Tryouts for players will be held in July/August 2018 for a Spring/Summer 2019 Season.  If you are interested please contact us – don’t delay!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

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!

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.


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 - 7/20/2019

Today's Schedule - Saturday 7/20/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Tournament
7/20/2019Saturday10:00AtoWarriors 14UCarol Stream Tournament GameTBP  
Travel
7/20/2019Saturday trBulldogs 16UDSP Chicago ClassicTBDGameTBP  
Travel
7/20/2019Saturday12:30P9u 2020 TryoutstrBulldogs 08UOrchard 2PracticeTBP  
Travel
7/20/2019Saturday3:00P10u 2020 TryoutstrBulldogs 09UOrchard 2EventTBP  
zReserved
7/20/2019Saturday5:30POv40zWPDJanes 1 SWGameTBP  
zReserved
7/20/2019Saturday8:00POv40zWPDJanes 1 SWGameTBP  
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 - 7/21/2019

Tomorrow's Schedule - Sunday 7/21/2019

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
Tournament
7/21/2019Sunday10:00AtoWarriors 14UCarol Stream Tournament GameTBP  
Tournament
7/21/2019Sunday10:00ATBDtoWarriors 14UOrchard 3GameTBP  
Tournament
7/21/2019Sunday12:30PTBDtoWarriors 13UOrchard 3GameTBP  
Travel
7/21/2019Sunday trBulldogs 16UDSP Chicago ClassicTBDGameTBP  
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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