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for the 2019 Baseball Season will be held on
Saturday, January 12th, 2019
Saturday, January 26th, 2018
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Woodridge Park District
Please bring your completed registration form along with your payment to one of our walk-in registration dates listed above. If you are unable to make either of the dates, you can mail all items to the address listed on the form. Registrations received after January 26, 2019, will be placed on a waiting list and subject to a late fee of $25.
Below you will find the rates for the WAA program. You must pay the total amount listed to enroll your child. Our fundraising program includes raffle tickets that you will prepay for and receive when you register. As your child sells the tickets, you keep the funds raised, thus significantly reducing the price of enrollment. Your raffle ticket stubs can then be turned in at Picture Day in April.
|League Level *||Registration||Fundraiser||Total|
|Instructional (5/6 yrs.)||$70.00||$100.00||$170.00|
|Pinto (7/8 yrs.)||$80.00||$100.00||$180.00|
|Mustang (9/10 yrs.)||$90.00||$100.00||$190.00|
|Bronco (11/12 yrs.)||$100.00||$100.00||$200.00|
|Pony (13/14 yrs.)||$120.00||$100.00||$220.00|
|Colt (15/16 yrs.)†||$140.00||$100.00||$240.00|
|Palomino (17-19 yrs.)†||$140.00||$100.00||$240.00|
* To determine league level use the age the player will be on 8/31/2019
The league will provide each player with a jersey, pair of baseball socks and a baseball hat. Players are responsible for providing their own baseball pants, glove/mitt and batting helmet (NOCSAE Approved). Please note that All Pinto Division Players (7/8 yrs. old) are required to use a helmet with protective mask/guard.
Practices start in April, and games are played through June. An average of 2 games and/or practices played per week on weeknights and Saturday's. The day of the week that games and practices are played on weeknights will vary from week to week. Weeknight games/practices generally start at 6pm (Bronco, Pony, Colt & Palomino Divisions start at 5:45pm or 8:15pm). Saturday game/practice times vary week to week, and generally are scheduled between 10am and 5pm (older divisions may start earlier and also participate in Saturday Night games).
Our Instructional, Pinto and Mustang Divisions play all of their games in Woodridge against our other in-house teams. Our Bronco and Pony Divisions are part of the Greater DuPage Pony Baseball Association (GDPBA) and will play home games in Woodridge and away games in nearby surrounding towns (i.e. Darien, Bolingbrook, Romeoville, etc.). Our Colt and Palomino Divisions are part of the SWILA League and will play home games in Woodridge and away games in surrounding towns over a larger area.
Last year, the WAA fielded over 40 teams teams consisting of over 450 players. While the majority of our players reside in Woodridge, we do accept players from surrounding communities.
This season we will again be using 8/31/2019 as our age cutoff. This cut-off date allow players to play their grade-level and was instituted nationwide last year by the large youth baseball associations (Pony, Little League, etc.) as well as by our local neighboring towns. Use our age calculator to determine your players correct level.
All bats used in Bronco & Pony must have the new USA Baseball Stamp or BBCOR Stamp, No Older Style Bats will be allowed. Each Team will be provided one team bat for all players to use for those who do not have an approved bat of their own.
Class Room and On Field Training Sessions required for umpire candidates are coming soon.
Umpire candidates must be 12 years old as of 8/31/2019.
Click Here to sign up for the WAA Umpire Training Classes.
Umpire candidates that complete the training and pass the exam will umpire in the WAA's In-House Pinto (8U) & Mustang (9U/10U) Level Games.
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|
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.
|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:
|(10U Memorial) 10U:||Josh Potter|
|(10U Bang Bang) 10U:||Brian Jarvis|
|(11U Memorial) 11U:||Dave Rapinchuk|
|(11U Bang Bang) 11U:||Frank Denigris|
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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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!
|$500||Vincent S. Genna|
|$250||Cynthia M. Adams|
|$250||9U Bulldogs - Potter|
Checks will be mailed to the winners in the next couple of
weeks to the address listed on the ticket stub. Congrats!
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.
Link Your Team's Schedule to your Google Calendar, iPhone Calendar, iCal Calendar or any other iCal format Compatible 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.
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or Post About Items You Found!
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 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.
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:
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Tomorrow's Schedule - Thursday 1/17/2019
|1/17/2019||Thursday||5:30P||toWarriors 14U||Bulls/Sox Academy||Practice||TBP|
|1/17/2019||Thursday||6:00P||trBulldogs 10U Red||MFC WORKOUT||Practice||TBP|
|1/17/2019||Thursday||6:00P||trBulldogs 09U||Fielding Practice||ARC Woodridge||Practice||TBP|
|1/17/2019||Thursday||6:00P||trBulldogs 12U||Hitting/Pitching||Bulls/Sox Academy - Lisle||Practice||TBP|