House Leagues

Glen Ellyn Youth Baseball - League Descriptions

 

GEYB Mission Statement:

Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the GEYBA program assists the youth of Glen Ellyn in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, Glen Ellyn Youth Baseball is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes. And most of all, have FUN! 

House Leagues

Glen Ellyn Youth Baseball separates its players into different house leagues by age.

 

Tee-Ball 1:

Ages 4-5 (Pre-school) - plays during the spring of the year prior to entry into kindergarden. Kids hit the ball off of a tee, no catcher, and a dad occupies 1st base. Everyone plays the field, everyone bats. 

  • Teams are divided up by school
  • One practice per week
  • 10 game season
  • Games played at Village Green Park, Glencrest Middle School and Parkview Elementary School

 

Tee-Ball 2: 

Age 6 (Kindergarten): Kids hit off a tee but by the end of the year, a coach may pitch the ball from a few feet away. Kids play 1st base for the first time, no catcher, everyone plays the field and bats. 

  • Teams are divided up by school
  • One practice per week
  • 10 game season 
  • Games played at Village Green Park, Glencrest Middle School and Parkview Elementary School

 

Bantam

Age 7 (Grade 1): Pitching machines will be used the entire season, still no catcher, everyone plays the field and bats. Teams are divided up by schools. 

  • Teams are divided up by school
  • 10 game season.
  • Games played at Village Green Park

 

Shetland

Age 8 (Grade 2): Kids pitch 2 innings and a pitching machine is used to pitch to the kids for 3 innings for a 5 inning game. 10 players are allowed on the field including, for the first time, a catcher.

  • Teams are mixed up with players from multiple schools.
  • 10 game season.
  • Games played at Village Green Park

 

Minor A/AA & Majors

Ages 9-12 (Grades 3-6): Age groups are combined and players are drafted by ability based on a player evaluation.  Majors is a competitive league where full baseball rules apply, including leadoffs, stealing and dropped third strikes.  Minor A/AA is a competitive league where stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate. Kids pitch all 6 innings and umpires are utilized for the first time. Playoffs at the end of the season determine a league champion. Teams will consist of players from multiple schools. 

  • Teams are mixed up with players from multiple schools.
  • 14 game season (2 games per week) plus 2 preseason games.
  • Single elimination post season tournament 
  • Games played at Village Green Park

 

Pony

Ages 13-14 (Grades 7-8):  Age groups are still combined as we divide the players by ability based on a player evaluation. 

  • Teams are mixed up with players from multiple schools
  • Season ends in late June.
  • 18 game season (2-3 games per week)
  • Single elimination post season tournament (A/AA); Double elimination post season tournament (Majors) 
  • Games played at Village Green Park 

 

Colt/Palomino

High School Aged: This league is a high school program for players who want to continue to play baseball. Colt is for Freshmen and Sophomores and Palomino is for Juniors and Seniors. Teams play against local communities and amongst themselves. Rules are IHSA enforced with the exception of a continuous batting order (if desired by the manager).