Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Baseball




New to 2023! Woodridge Youth Baseball has now joined forces with the Nordonia Hills Athletic Association (Nordonia Hills Athletic Association (nhaa.info) ).  The NHAA organization has been around for 66 years.  They offer coaches clinics, certified and NHAA trained umpires,  off season indoor clinics as well as multiple well maintained fields.  Our teams will represent the Woodridge community as will our team jerseys, much like other Woodridge Recreation sports.  We are very excited for this new change and look forward to the growth of our Woodridge Youth Baseball program alongside the NHAA.  Registration will continue to be completed on the Woodridge Recreation Association website.  Thank you all for your support.  

Field Locations (nhaa.info)

Co-ed T-Ball – League consists of boys and girls. The T-Ball league will be split into two sub leagues.

Sub league I: Children ages 5 and 6 (Kindergarten) will play together.
Sub league II: Children ages 3 and 4 (Pre-K) will play together.

Appropriate skills, participation by all, and interest in the game will be developed within each sub league at an age-appropriate level.

Players will be placed on teams according to age and meet in one-hour sessions each week. All T-Ball games (for all ages) will be held on the weekend at Sagamore Park.  Practice time will be held during the week and as each team coach finds necessary.

No score or standings are kept during T-Ball games.

Boys Babe Ruth (modified managers pitch) – League consists of boys who are currently in 1st and 2nd grade.

This league is the next step for boys after the T-Ball League. A hardball is used and the manager or his designate does the pitching.  If a batter is unable to hit a live pitch after a designated number of pitches, a tee is used by the batter to put the ball into play.  This league is umpired by beginning umpires trained by the NHAA who are learning along with the players.  Games are played with score being kept.

Boys Willie Mays – League consists of boys who are currently in the 3rd and 4th grade.

This league is the next step for boys after the Roberto Clemente League.  Modified rules are used and can be found in the NHAA Managers Handbook.  Games are played, with score and standings being kept.  The season concludes with a single elimination tournament.

Boys Pee Wee Reese – League consists of boys who are currently in the 5th and 6th grade.

This league is the next step for boys after the Willie Mays League.  Modified rules are used and can be found in the NHAA Managers Handbook.  Games are played, with score and standings being kept.  The season concludes with a single elimination tournament.

Boys Sandy Koufax – League consists of boys who are currently in the 7th and 8th grade.

This league is the next step for boys after the Pee Wee Reese League.  Modified rules are used and can be found in the NHAA Managers Handbook.  Games are played, with score and standings being kept.  The season concludes with a single elimination tournament.

Boys Colt – League consists of boys who are currently in 9th – 12th grade.

This league is the next step for boys after the Sandy Koufax League.  Modified rules are used and can be found in the NHAA Managers Handbook.  Games are played, with score and standings being kept.  The season concludes with a single elimination tournament.





Commissioner: Nick Soboslay    (nicksoboslay@gmail.com)