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 Newton Park

 

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 Newton Park.

 

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 Newton 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 Glen Crest Middle School.

 

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 AA is a competitive league where stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate.  Minor A is a recreational league where leadoffs and stealing are not allowed and is for players who might not have the same opportunity to pitch, catch, or play the infield as they would in the Majors or Minor AA Leagues.  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. Post-season travel play is introduced as we invite players to tryout for a travel team that competes against other local travel teams in competitive tournaments.

  • 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.

 

Pony

Ages 13-14 (Grades 7-8):  Age groups are still combined as we divide the players by ability based on a player evaluation. Post-season travel play continues as we invite all players to tryout for a travel team that competes against other local teams in competitive tournaments.

  • 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 
  • Games played at Village Green. 

 

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).