Spring Baseball Leagues

Updated Wednesday February 6, 2019 by Saint Charles Youth Baseball.

Overview
League Grade Games Team Placement
Rookie T-Ball Pre-K 8 Neighborhood/School1
Bantam K and 1st 14 Neighborhood/School1
Mustang 2nd 14 Neighborhood/School1
Minor 3rd and 4th 14 Draft
Major 5th and 6th 14 Draft
Pony 7th and 8th 14 Draft

 

  • All coaches are background checked by Choice Screening after teams are formed.
  • Late fee of $25 if signed up after registration end date (and wait listed)
  • Refund less $30 administrative fee if registered before cut-off.
  • Full refund if placement could not be accommodated via wait list
Rookie T-Ball League – Pre-K
An instructional and non-competitive league where boys and girls focus on developing the fundamentals of fielding and hitting. Players (and parents) learn the basics of baseball - positions, hitting, running, defense, teamwork and sportsmanship.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Score is not kept.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Coaches focus on teaching positional awareness, hand eye coordination and baseball fundamentals.
  • A safety ball (flexball) and safety base at first base are used throughout the season.
  • Games are held on Wednesdays with a few exceptions on Saturdays.
  • Most games will be played at the fields located by Richmond/Haines.
  • No more than two (2) baseball related events (practices/games) in any given week.
  • Practices are held on Monday or Wednesday and Saturday afternoons for the first few practices.
  • Rookie level clinics may be scheduled throughout the year to familiarize players with additional drills for team and home practice.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing.
Registration Ends: April 22nd
Ages Pre-K (Must be 5 years old by 8/31 or try out to “play up”)
Games Played: 8
Practice/Season Start: Mid May
Season End: Last week of June
Team Placement: By neighborhood or request1
Bantam League – Kindergarten and 1st Grade2
A non-competitive, instructional league to learn the basic skills of baseball; i.e., positions, hitting, running, defense and sportsmanship.
  • Coaches pitch to their team.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept but not reported.
  • Team standings are not maintained.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Games will be limited to five innings or 90 minutes
  • Most games will be played at the Richmond/Haines fields or Munhall Elementary fields.
  • Practices and/or games will typically be held three days a week with the final schedule being published two weeks prior to the season’s start.
  • Games non-competitive play to be scheduled on a Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons with the possibility of a Friday evening game or two.
  • No more than three (3) baseball related events (practices/games) in any given week.
  • Bantam level clinics may be scheduled throughout the year in order to introduce players to additional drills that can then be practiced at home or during scheduled practices.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing
Registration Ends: March 30th
Games Played: 14
Practice/Season Start: Late April
Games Begin: Mid May
Season End: Last week of June
Team Placement: By neighborhood or request1
Baselines: 60 ft
Mustang League – 2nd Grade2
A non-competitive, instructional league to learn the basic skills of baseball; i.e., positions, hitting, running, defense and sportsmanship.
  • Players are introduced to pitching.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept but not reported.
  • Team standings are not maintained.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Games will be limited to five innings or 90 minutes
  • Games non-competitive play to be scheduled on a Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons with the possibility of a Friday evening game or two.
  • Most games will be played at the Munhall Elementary fields.
  • Practices and/or games will typically be held three days a week with the final schedule being published two weeks prior to the season’s start.
  • Games non-competitive play to be scheduled on a Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturday afternoons with the possibility of a Friday evening game or two.
  • No more than three (3) baseball related events (practices/games) in any given week.
  • Bantam level clinics may be scheduled throughout the year in order to introduce players to additional drills that can then be practiced at home or during scheduled practices.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing
Registration Ends: March 30th
Games Played: 14
Practice/Season Start: Late April
Games Begin: Mid May
Season End: Late June
Team Placement: By neighborhood or request1
Pitchers Mound: 40 ft
Baselines: 60 ft
Minor League – 3rd and 4th Grade2
A competitive league with emphasis on full skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept and team standings are posted after games are played.
  • Games will be limited to six (6) innings or two (2) hours whichever occurs first.
  • Players pitch for the entire game with each pitcher limited to two (2) innings.
  • Each game will have an official umpire.
  • Base stealing is introduced but limited to stealing only second base.
  • 2-3 practices per week before games begin the week of April 29th
  • Most games will be played at the fields located by Davis Elementary School with limited travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva and Batavia.
  • We will attempt to schedule games on Tuesdays, Thursdays, an occasional Friday evening, and Saturdays.
  • No regular season games scheduled on Sunday except for end of season tourney (June 30th if needed).
  • Two (2) Mid-Season cross over games against Geneva and Batavia (subject to change)
  • One (1) All Star Game (only selected players).
  • End of Season Tournament (single-elimination).
  • Regular games end June 15th.
  • Make-up games and practices week of June 17th.
  • Playoffs begin June 24th (please keep that whole week open – all days through July 1st)
Registration Ends: March 1st
Games Played: 14
Practice/Season Start Early April
Season End End of June
Team Placement By draft
Pitchers Mound: 44 ft
Baselines: 60 ft
Major League – 5th and 6th Grade2
A competitive league with emphasis on refining skills of playing baseball, improving teamwork and sportsmanship while remaining instructional.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept and team standings are posted after games are played.
  • Games will be limited to seven (7) innings or two (2) hours whichever occurs first.
  • Players pitch for the entire game with each pitcher limited to two (2) innings.
  • Each game will have an official umpire.
  • Lead-offs are introduced.
  • Practices begin week of April 1st and teams will have 2-3 practices per week before games begin.
  • Most games will be played at the Fields located by East Side Sports Complex with potential travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva and Batavia.
  • Mid-Season Tournament Games Against Geneva and Batavia.
  • No specific days of the week outlined at this level due to scheduling with Geneva and Batavia.
  • End of season playoff/tournament.
Registration Ends: March 1st
Games Played: 14
Practice/Season Start First week of April
Season End End of June
Team Placement By draft
Pitchers Mound: 48 ft
Baselines: 70 ft
Pony League – 7th and 8th Grade2
A competitive league with the emphasis on more detailed and advanced skills, continuing with instruction and sportsmanship as our highest values.
  • Majority of games will be played on weekdays with some possible weekend games.
  • Practices can be on weekends or weekdays.
  • Most games will be played at the Fields located by East Side Sports Complex with potential travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva and Batavia.
  • Mid-Season Tournament Games Against Geneva and Batavia.
  • No specific days of the week outlined at this level due to scheduling with Geneva and Batavia.
  • End of season playoff/tournament.
Registration Ends: March 1st
Games Played: 14
Practice/Season Start First week of April
Season End Last week of June
Team Placement By draft

1 While we try our best to align teams to player neighborhood/school and we also try to accomodate placement requests, it isn't always possible to make it work and have an acceptable number of players on each team.
2 Players that are under the age requirements but prepared to play at this level may do so if they qualify through a player evaluation and board approval process. Evaluation dates to be announced.