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Wheaton Briarcliffe Youth Baseball and Softball offers baseball leagues for children from aged 4 to 8th grade. We offer two co-ed t-ball divisions, 5 baseball divisions, and two softball divisions. We also offer 4 fall ball baseball divisions for those who want to extend their baseball playing past the spring season.

Looking for a more competitive environment? We also offer 7 tryout and select teams for just about every age level. These teams play outside the in-house league and compete against other local teams.

Note: Players can register to play up a level if they feel their experience and skill level is sufficient to do so. Players may not play down a level unless they have a medical reason and the move is approved by the WBYB Board.

 

In-House Divisions (Spring)

Baseball

Co-Ed Pre-K T-ball: Instructional Pre-K T-Ball for players aged 4-5. This is a great way to introduce the player to baseball. Goals of the program are to teach the very basic fundamentals and introduce the player to the necessary rules of baseball (without pitching). Emphasis is on fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship. A light-weight ball is hit off an adjustable batting tee and score is not kept. Teams are grouped by school and/or buddy/coach requests.

Co-Ed T-Ball: T-Ball is an introduction to baseball for players in Kindergarten. Goals of the program are to teach the fundamentals and introduce the player to the necessary rules of baseball (without pitching). Emphasis is on fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship. A light-weight ball is hit off an adjustable batting tee and score is not kept. As the season progresses, games may include coach pitch innings. Teams are grouped by school and/or buddy/coach requests.

Stallion: Stallion is the next step up from T-Ball, fully coach pitch, and available for 1st graders. Goals of the program are to teach the fundamentals and introduce the player to the necessary rules of baseball. Emphasis continues to be on fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship. A light-weight ball is used, pitched by a coach, and score is not kept. Teams are grouped by school and/or buddy/coach requests.

Pinto Jr: The Pinto Jr. division is for 2nd graders. Coaches pitch three innings and players pitch three innings. Emphasis remains on fun, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Players are introduced to competition as scores are kept and standings are maintained.

Mustang: The Mustang division is for 3rd and 4th graders. Player’s pitch all six innings, stealing 2nd and 3rd base is allowed. Players go through a pre-season evaluation process and are drafted by the Mustang coaching staffs.

Bronco: The Bronco division is for 5th and 6th graders. Players pitch all seven innings, leadoffs are permitted, and stealing 2nd/3rd/home is allowed. Players go through the pre-season evaluation process and are drafted by the Bronco coaching staffs.

Pony: The Pony division is for 7th and 8th graders. Full baseball rules will be applied and players will go through the pre-season evaluation process and are drafted by the Pony coaching staffs.

 

Softball

Lynx: The Lynx division is for 1st and 2nd grade girls. Coaches pitch four innings and players pitch two innings. An 11" Softie ball is used. Teams are grouped by school and/or buddy/coach requests. Teams play in a league with Glen Ellyn and Lombard, with games played in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and Lombard.

Cougar: The Cougar division is for 3rd and 4th grade girls. Regular softball rules apply and players will go through the pre-season evaluation process and be drafted by the Cougar coaching staffs. Teams play in a league with Glen Ellyn and Lombard, with games played in Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, and Lombard.

 

In-House Divisions (Fall)

WBYB started a fall baseball season in 2014 as a means for kids to continue playing baseball following the Spring in-house season. It runs from August through October and is offered to baseball players aged 7 through 13. See “WBYB Fall Ball” document for more detailed information.

 

Travel Baseball

The travel program crates opportunities for boys to participate on a team against surrounding area community teams. This level of competition is generally higher than organizations find within their own in-house programs, so competition to achieve positions on travel teams can be significant. WBYB offers part-time travel (Bulldogs) for younger players (following the in-house season) and full-time travel (Blazers) for older players. See “WBYB Travel Programs” document for more detailed information.