Wasco Baseball is the leading youth baseball association in Northern Illinois for both in house and travel baseball.

Home

Spring League Information

The Spring season begins with practices in early April and opening day is April 23rd. Games are played Monday through Friday (starting at 5:30 or 6pm) and Saturday (start times range 9 - 5pm). Sunday games are typically used for make-up games. No games are played Memorial Day weekend and the season concludes the end of June.

 

Below is a brief description of each league (age as of 4/30/17)

 

Peewee: Cost $165.00

Age 5 - 6 yrs. All players play the field and bat each inning for three innings. Coach pitches to team, but batting tee may be used.

Click here to help decide if your 6 year old should play PeeWee or Instructional

 

Instructional: Cost $165.00

Age 7 - 8yrs. Ten players play the field. All bat or until three outs are made. Two Divisions, Red is for 7yr olds who are first year Instructional players. Blue is for 8yr olds and 7yr olds who have played at least one season of Instructional level, or similar.

 

Minor, Major, and Pony League Tryout Information:

For our Minor, Major, and Pony leagues: All players will go through a tryout and be evaluated by the coaches. They will then be chosen through a draft. Players not able to attend the tryout will be picked through a blind draft, which is held at the end of draft day. Coach/asst. coach son/daughter are on team.

 

Minor: Cost $205.00

Age 9 - 10 yrs. Nine players play the field. All bat or until three outs are made. IHSA baseball rules with some modifications, such as: no infield fly or drop third strike. No lead offs, steal bases once ball crosses the plate. All bat, player pitch.

 

Major: Cost $205.00

Age 11 - 12 yrs. IHSA baseball rules with a few modifications. All bat, player pitch.

 

Pony: Cost $205.00

Age 13 - 14 yrs. IHSA baseball rules with a couple modifications.

 

Spring Colt: Cost $230.00

Players must be 15 - 18 yrs. Spring Colt is for players NOT PLAYING high school baseball. This league is unique to the Fox Valley area and is great for players who love baseball but don't have the time and interest to play high school baseball.  It’s a 10-12 game season starting in early April, with 2 games per weekend, and a single elimination tournament ending the weekend before Memorial Day weekend.  Individual or full team registrations welcome.  IHSA baseball rules will apply.

Contact Colt@wascobaseball.com for full team details.

 

Summer Colt: Cost $230.00

Players must be 15 - 17 years by September 1st and are Freshman, Sophomore or Juniors in high school. Summer Colt starts in June (after the end of the high school baseball season) and ends by August. Wasco teams compete in the Fox River Valley Colt League with other recreational division teams in the Fox Valley.  It's a 14-18 game season with games during the week (makeups scheduled for the weekend), where half of the games will be at home and the other half at opponents’ fields. Individual or full team registrations are welcome.  IHSA baseball rules will apply.

 

Player Play-Ups

If a player is within sixteen (16) months of the higher age league as of April 30th, the player is eligible to play-up.  If the player’s birthdate occurs within four (4) months of the higher age league as of April 30th (by August 31st of the same year), this player does not need to attend the play-up tryout (see schedule below).  If the player’s birthdate falls after four (4) months, but within sixteen (16) months of the higher age league as of April 30th (by August 31st of the following year), this player will need to attend and pass the play-up tryout.  Regardless of their birthdate, all players with interest to play-up to the next higher league must select their interest during the on-line registration process. 

Play-up tryouts will be held on March 4th at Elite Sports Training Center from 4pm until 7pm.

Example: For example, if a player with a birth date of July 1st is 8 years old on April 30th and they want to play Minors in the Spring (9-10 year-old league), they do NOT need to attend the play-up tryout.  If a player with a birth date of July 1st is 7 years old on April 30th and they want to play Minors in the Spring, they DO need to attend the play-up tryout.  For the Spring, the play-up tryout requirement will be waived if the player played-up the next higher league in the preceding Fall.

 

For the Instructional League, it is not considered a play-up from Instructional Red to Instructional Blue.  Additionally, a player’s (under 8 years old) first year must be played in Red, but in subsequent years they can play in Red or Blue.

 

 

 

For more information contact Director of Registration at registration@wascobaseball.com or call 630-222-3000.