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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

 

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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.

 

 

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 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 $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.


 

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2nd Place
Carol Stream Gold Medal Tournament 7/15/2018
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Woodridge Travel Baseball

Woodridge Bulldogs
Full-Time Travel Teams
For the Spring/Summer 2019 Season

 

 

The 8U Bulldogs Team is still looking for 1 to 2 players to fill out it's roster.   Please contact the 8U Manager Mark Machacek to schedule a tryout.

 

All other age group rosters are full at this time.

 

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!

2018 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.

The WAA does not offer a Fall Baseball Program.  If you are interested in Fall Baseball, you can try Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, or Burr Ridge as they generally have fall baseball programs.

 

Registration for the WAA 2019 Spring/Summer Baseball Season will begin in January 2019.

During the 2016 PONY International Board of Directors meeting, a decision was reached to change the date for determining player eligibility from April 30 to August 31.

Since many surrounding towns are following the PONY age cutoff rule and this affects our involvement in the GDPBA, the WAA Board has voted to change the age cutoff in order to be consistent with the baseball programs in the area. The rule change will take effect at the start of the 2018 WAA Baseball season.

The PONY decision was reached after careful consideration of input from leagues, parents, coaches and other sources important in the decision-making process.

By making our program younger, all players will be competing on a level playing field. This change will ensure all WAA participants will play in their true age group and grade-level.
 

Please use our age calculator to determine your players age level for the 2018 season.

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

 


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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?


Click Here for All the Answers!

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