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BBAA Youth Baseball
Ages 5-14

ABOUT SPRING BASEBALL

 

  • Each team will have at least two scheduled practices per week (determined by head coach).  I cannot tell you what days of the week your team will practice.  In March, when coaches have chosen teams and picked practice days and locations, that is when your child's practices will be known.  FYI: Some coaches have more practices, but two is the minimum. 

  • Practices will start mid March (weather permitting).

  • Games begin the week of April 24 for most levels and can go all the way till the end of June depending level and playoffs. Shetland and 8U softball will likely start playing games May 1.

  • Most levels play a 16-game season, 8 at home and 8 away games.  Locations can be found on the BBAA website.

  • It is probable to have 2 games per week.  The schedules are released 1-2 weeks before the season starts, so we will not know your child's schedule until about April 12.

  • Uniforms will be given to players right before the season begins.

  • Requesting coaches and other players that a parent wants to play with their child puts us in a real difficult situation.  We are required by our rules to have a fair draft.  Parent requests for specific teams is difficult for us to accommodate at any level with playoffs.  As a result, we will not guarantee that we will fulfill any requests after the Shetland and 8U levels.  

 

 

 

Our Mission

To provide instructional, non-competitive and competitive baseball for the youth of our community. Our goal is to achieve and instill proper ethics, sportsmanship and skill development within a team environment.

The Program

Youth baseball is open to all children from ages 5 to 14 and youth fast pitch softball is open to all girls from ages 8 to 15.

Fields

There are various fields used by the program. They include, but are not limited to: DiOrio Field, Sunset Park, Veterans Park, Sunrise Park, and the Redmond Recreational Complex. The Park District or the Village maintains these fields respectively.

Funds

BBAA Baseball is a non-profit organization that relies on registration fees, sponsors, and aggressive fundraising to support the financial needs of the program. WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE BENSENVILLE PARK DISTRICT OR THE VILLAGE OF BENSENVILLE.

Equipment

Equipment is provided by the organization (Players must have their own mitt and athletic supporter). All equipment is checked at the end of the year and replaced as needed.

Uniforms

Uniforms are provided by the league and include a hat, shirt, pants, and socks. The player can keep the entire uniform.

Governing Body

BBAA Baseball consists of League Commissioner for baseball and softball. They are responsible for providing rules and regulations for the program. They are responsible to report to the BBAA the condition of the league during monthly meetings.

Managers and Coaches

The Baseball Board selects Managers and coaches. They must also be certified to NYSCA standards.

BBAA Baseball and Softball Levels of Play

  • Age is defined as the age of the player on 8/31 of the current year for baseball and 1/1 of the current year for softball.

Shetland Baseball  (Ages 5 and 6)
A tee ball (soft) is used. Players hit off of a tee to start the year. The second half of the season, the coach will pitch four pitches to the batter, the player will get 1 attempt from the tee if unsuccessful hitting a pitched ball. This level is designed to teach the fundamentals. No scores or standings are recorded.  The season will consist of 12 – 15 games.

Pinto Baseball  (Ages 7 and 8)
A standard league ball is used. To start the year, the coach will pitch four pitches to the batter and the player will get 1 attempt from the tee if unsuccessful hitting a pitched ball. The second half of the season, the coach will pitch up to 5 pitches and the tee will no longer be used. This level is designed to teach the fundamentals. No scores or standings are recorded.  The season will consist of 12 – 15 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 10-12 games.

Mustang Baseball  (Ages 9 and 10)
This is still instructional but the start of more competitive play. Base stealing and bunting are allowed. This is the first level where players start pitching. Scores and standings are recorded and playoffs will be held at the end of the season.  The season will consist of 16 – 20 games.There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Bronco Baseball  (Ages 11 and 12)
This is a more competitive level but the same basic rules apply in this division as Mustang. Lead-offs are allowed at this level and balks are called. Scores and standings are recorded and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. The season will consist of 16 – 20 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Pony Baseball  (Ages 13 and 14)
This is a competitive level and most High School rules apply. Metal cleats are allowed at this level. The season will consist of 16 – 24 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Girls Fast Pitch Softball (Ages 8 Through 14)
This is divided into 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. Scores and standings are recorded at 10U through 14U and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. The 8U level is strictly instructional and standings are not kept. We will compete against other teams in our neighboring area. The season will consist of 16 – 22 games at the 10U through 14U level and 12 – 16 games at the 8U level.

There will be All Star teams at the 10U through 14U levels if the numbers allow.  There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House”team to play on an All Star team.

Baseball Rules

Age 5-6
Age 7-8
Age 9-10
Age 10-12
Age 13-14

SCHEDULES

SHETLAND

MUSTANG

BRONCO

check STANDINGS
CSYBA

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