Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is Elmhurst's oldest and largest youth baseball & softball organization. EBSL provides a safe, fun, and competitive environment for 1000+ kids every season.

Sponsored By:   Cottage Hill Diamonds
Elmhurst, IL
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Welcome to Elmhurst Baseball
& Softball League

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is Elmhurst's oldest and largest youth baseball/softball organization.

The mission of Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is to provide to all of the youth of Elmhurst, regardless of their ability or gender, a positive baseball or softball experience:

By promoting the principles of good sportsmanship and fair play;

By teaching, encouraging, and supporting sound fundamentals through good coaching; and

By ensuring that all youth have a safe, fun, yet challenging opportunity to enjoy the game.

2022 EBSL Umpire Program

2022 EBSL Umpire Program

Looking for a great way to earn money this spring? Join the EBSL Umpire Program! Ages 12 and up can sign up and we will training you. Please view our Umpire Program page for more information.

To sign up, CLICK HERE

by posted 01/12/2022
York Dukes Softball Camp

York Dukes Softball Camp

The York High Softball Program is proud to host our winter kick-off camp this year on 3 Saturdays in January. 1/8, 1/15, and 1/22. In order to provide quality coaching to softball players of all skill levels, we are dividing the camp into two groups. From 1-2:30 pm each day we will work with athletes from K-5th grade, and 2:30-4 pm we will work with athletes from 6th-8th grade. Each of the three days will also have a specific focus as we work to prep players for the upcoming spring season. Come train with the Dukes!!

  • 1/8 Offense
  • 1/15 Defense/Pitching
  • 1/22 Competition Total

Cost: $100

Each camper will receive a t-shirt at the end of camp!

Please reach out to coach Holba (bholba@elmhurst205.org) if you have any questions!

Click here to register

by posted 11/29/2021

Spring Season Practices

All teams above T-Ball practice once per week. We don't assign the practice day/time until late March....so stay tuned!

by posted 11/03/2021
Spring Season Dates

Spring Season Dates

Typically, games start around mid-April and the season wraps up by July 1. Practices might start mid-March, weather permitting. Note that these are just guidelines and might change slightly based on a number of factors (e.g. number of teams, weather, etc.).

by posted 11/03/2021
Volunteer to Coach

Volunteer to Coach!

When you register your child there is a place on the form to volunteer as a Manager or Coach. Check the box and complete the additional information and the league will contact you.

by posted 10/22/2021
How Teams are Formed

How Teams Are Formed

All teams except T-Ball are formed by manager draft.

Boys & Girls T-Ball levels are formed by the League. We will try to get kids assigned to requested "Fantasy Teams" as much as possible. If that's not possible, the League will try to assign multiple T-Ball players from the same school to the same T-Ball team so that the children can play with their classmates. Please note that this is not always perfect. One T-Ball team, for example, might have 6 players from Jackson and 6 players from Visitation. And another T-Ball team might have 3 players from Visitation and 9 players from Lincoln. There is no way to ensure your child will be on the same T-Ball team as his/her best friend.

Unfortunately, at all levels of play, requests for car pools or specific team/manager assignments cannot be honored.

Siblings playing in the same league level will always be on the same team.

Each team will have one manager and one coach. These two adults and their children will all be on the same team. Once teams are formed, managers can select additional coaches from their team's parents.

Colt/Palomino and Travel teams are formed through a specific try-out or selection process. Dates and time for these try-outs will be posted on our website in the future.


by posted 10/19/2021
Playing Up or Down

Playing up/down a level

If you're interested in having your child play at a league level other than their age-determined level, you must request permission of the Executive Committee of the Board to play at a different level. Please register your child for their age-appropriate level, and during the registration process you will have the opportunity to make this request. The Board will review your request and get back to you with a decision.


by posted 10/18/2021
Spring 2022

2022 Age Eligibility & League Levels

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League welcomes any player who is “baseball age” 4-16 years old (player's age on September 1, 2022) and is an Elmhurst resident, attends an Elmhurst school, or played in the league last season.

Children should be registered into the league level that corresponds to their age. For example, a baseball age 8 yr. old girl should register for Beginner Girls. Requests to play up or down can be made during registration.

Players are not eligible to play in Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League (EBSL) if they participate in other baseball/softball leagues or teams not sponsored by EBSL during the 2022 season.  Players cannot play on club or travel teams if they are playing in EBSL, except for Explosion/Emeralds Part-Time travel teams.

Note: Sometimes after registation for season is complete, levels might be shuffled slightly to balance out the numbers. Parents will be notified if that decision is made.

League Levels

Baseball Levels


Probable Game Days

Boys T-Ball


Thursday & Saturday



Monday & Friday



Wednesday & Saturday



Tuesday & Saturday


13-14 (& freshmen if not playing high school baseball)

Wednesday & Friday


15 & 16 – tryouts



Girls Softball Levels


Probable Game Days

Girls T-Ball


Thursday & Saturday

Beginner Girls


Tuesday & Friday

Junior Girls


Monday & Saturday

Intermediate Girls


Wednesday & Saturday

Senior Girls

13-14 (& freshmen if not playing high school softball)

Thursday & Saturday


Game days are subject to change based upon field availability and number of participants.


by posted 10/15/2021
Your emhurstbaseball.com Account

How to Log in to Our Website

Your email address is your log in. If you're not sure which email address you used for your account (or if you need to change it), just contact us through the Contact EBSL link on the left. If you forgot your password, click Sign In in the upper right hand corner, then click the "?" next to password (Forgot Password) and the system will send you an email on how to reset your password.

by posted 10/29/2014
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