Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is Elmhurst's oldest and largest youth baseball/softball organization. With typically over 100 in-house teams and 10-12 travel teams, EBSL provides a safe, fun, and competitive environment 1000+ kids eve

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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.

Umpire Pay Reminder

Umpire Pay Reminder

Mr Vasta will be accepting completed umpire pay cards in his mailbox at 176 W. Adams. Please be sure they are completed correctly and attach your address and phone numbers. Feel free to hang onto them if you're working August games. Checks will be mailed out within a week.


by posted 08/03/2020
2020 EBSL Fall Ball

2020 EBSL Fall Ball

The season will last six weeks (from the middle of September through the middle of October), with one game per week, taking place on Sat or Sun. Practices will be held immediately prior to games. Click Register Now to sign up.

We are going to leave the age cut-offs a little more open than normal. So if you'd like your child to play at the same level as this spring/summer, that's fine. If you think they are ready to move to the next level for Fall, that's fine too. Questions on where your child should play? Email us at info@elmhurstbaseball.com

Level Fee Earlybird (pay by 8/9) Description
Coed      
Small Stars $90 $70

Small Stars is open to 4 & 5 year old boys and girls and is meant to serve as an introduction to baseball and softball. The focus at this level is on learning the basic fundamentals of the game. A softer “Incrediball” is used exclusively. Players will receive 30 minutes of practice followed by 30 minutes of game play per week.

Boys Baseball      
Coach Pitch $100 $80

Coach pitch is open to 5 & 6 year olds and is intended for boys who have previously completed at least one season of T-ball or are prepared for pitches delivered by a coach from 22 feet away. A softer “Incrediball” is used exclusively. Players will receive 30 minutes of practice followed by 1 hour of game play per week.

Pinto $110 $90

Pinto is open to 6-8 year olds and features a combination of coach pitch and kids pitch each game (kids’ pitching will comprise 2 innings of each game). A real baseball is used. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 1.5 hours of game play per week.

Mustang $120 $100

Mustang is open to 8-10 year olds and pitching is entirely done by players. Lead-offs and steals are not permitted at this level. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 2 hours of game play per week.

Bronco $120 $100

Bronco is open to 10-12 year olds and begins to incorporate stealing of bases. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 2 hours of game play per week.

Pony $120 $100

Pony is open to 12-14 year olds. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 7 innings or 2 hours of game play per week.

 Girls Softball      
 Coach Pitch $100 $80  

Coach pitch is open to 5 & 6 year olds and is intended for girls who have previously completed at least one season of T-ball or are prepared for pitches delivered by a coach from 22 feet away. A softer “Incrediball” is used exclusively. Players will receive 30 minutes of practice followed by 1 hour of game play per week.

Beginner Girls $100 $80

BG softball is open to 6-8 year old girls and games are entirely comprised of underhand pitching by coaches using a soft 11” Incrediball softball. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 1.5 hours of game play per week.

 Jr Girls $120 $100

JG Softball is open to 8-10 year olds girls and games are made up of a combination of girls and coaches pitching (girls pitch 3 innings of each game). A hard 11” softball is used. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 2hours of game play per week.

 Intermediate Girls $120 $100

IG Softball is open to 10-12 year olds girls and games are made up entirely of players pitching. A hard 11” softball is used. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 2 hours of game play per week.

 Senior Girls  $120 $100

SG Softball is open to 12-14 year olds girls and games are made up entirely of players pitching. A hard 12” softball is used. Players will receive 45 minutes of practice followed by 6 innings or 2 hours of game play per week.


by posted 07/29/2020
Emeralds 15U Winfield Champs

Kneeling, l to r: Ella Princis, Emily Kunst, Molly Heiss, Anais Gomez, and Caroline Robinson; Standing, l to r: Coach Tae, Madison Tran, Ebony Maldonado, Madison Peck, Coach Kim, Kalie Gomboa, Ella Papoccia, Tatiana Olsen, & Coach Craig (np Mariann Blass)

Emeralds 15U Take Winfield Field of Dreams Championship

During the weekend of July 18th, the Elmhurst Emeralds 15U endured extreme heat, rain delays, and pandemic restrictions to win the championship at the Field of Dreams Fastpitch Softball Tournament in Winfield, Illinois. The Emeralds went undefeated in pool play, and shut out all three opponents in the playoffs and won the championship vs. KR Fastpitch Elite, 8-0.

2020/21 Emeralds Tryouts are 7/30 and 8/1. Click Register Now to sign up.


by posted 07/24/2020
EBSL 2020 Fall Ball

EBSL 2020 Fall Ball

EBSL is excited to announce that we will be offering a fall baseball and softball program this year! We've seen the joy that organized sports have brought to the kids of our community, and we want to keep that going for as long as we can! 

Tentatively, the season will last six weeks (from the middle of September through the middle of October), with all games taking place on the weekends. Practices will be held immediately prior to games. 

Please keep your eyes out for an email about registration, which will come out in a matter of days. 

Play Ball! 

EBSL Board of Directors


by posted 07/22/2020
Explosion 11U White Take Park Ridge Title

Back Row (l to r): Dean McPartlin, AJ Torres, Luke Goggin, Madden Taylor, Michale Orvino, Christopher Pretzie, Ryan Mulay. Front Row (l to r): Micah Jones, Max Koehn, Tommy Hosler

Explosion 11U White Take Park Ridge Title

Congratulations to our Explosion 11u White team who won the Park Ridge Uncle Sam Slam Tournament. Going in to the championship game at 4-0, they beat the Dunham Bulls 16-10 to take home the hardware. Great job boys!

2021 Explosion Tryouts are August 1. Please click Register Now to sign up.


by posted 07/21/2020
EBSL Virtual Spring Training

Virtual Spring Training Launch

Hello EBSL Families & Friends!

First and most importantly, we hope you and your families are safe and healthy during this unprecedented global situation.

Several of you have asked for an update on the spring baseball/softball season. At this point, our position has not changed - all options for a spring season are still on the table. We will continue to take our guidance from the government, D205 and the IHSA regarding spring sports. Please follow our website, Facebook page and Twitter feed to keep up to date.

EBSL continues to be a community-focused organization here in Elmhurst. Normally at this time of year, we would be preparing to provide a safe, fun and challenging baseball/softball experience for our youth. Of course youth sports is not currently anyone’s priority, so we are taking this time to encourage our EBSL family to support local Elmhurst businesses. Please follow us on social media to participate.

To help everyone prepare for the upcoming season (fingers crossed!) on your own, we are happy to announce the launch of EBSL Virtual Spring Training. Our Virtual Spring Training site offers a collection of resources, videos, drills, and more created/curated by the EBSL team. Please visit the site and encourage your kids to get out in the backyard and work on their skills.

Please contact us at with any questions or comments.

Thanks,

EBSL Board of Directors


by posted 04/09/2020
Umpire Scholarship

EBSL Umpire Scholarship

Did you know that EBSL awards up to 2 Umpire Scholarships every season? High school seniors in our Umpire Program are eligible to receive this financial award to use towards post-high school educational costs. EBSL evaluates candidates based on their commitment to the Umpire Program, game evaluations, work ethic and attitude along with high school academic performance.

Click here to join the EBSL Umpire Program.

Congratulations to 2019 winners Thomas Hilgart and Jimmy Stephan!


by posted 02/13/2020
2020 Umpire Program

2020 EBSL Umpire Program

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League's (EBSL) Umpire Program invites young men and women 12 years or older (as of July 1, 2020) to work as baseball and softball umpires for the 2020 season.

EBSL will train you to become a competent umpire - you need only have an interest in the game and a good work ethic.

A $10 non-refundable fee is required to join the umpire program. This fee covers the cost of the umpire shirt, a clicker and access to the umpire assignment system.

You are required to attend the following two training sessions:

  • Mar 8, 1-4pm @ Timothy Christian High School
  • Mar 15, 1-4pm @ Timothy Christian High School ***POSTPONED***

Note: every umpire is required to have their own email address. Siblings will not be allowed to share one email address.

If you have specific questions about umpiring, you can contact Mr. Sal Vasta @ 630-530-7342.

Click here to sign up for the 2020 Umpire Program


by posted 01/26/2020
Age Eligibility & League Levels

Age Eligibility & League Levels

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League welcomes any player who is “baseball age” 5-14 years old (player's age on September 1, 2020) 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.

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 2020 season.  Players cannot play on club or travel teams if they are playing in EBSL, except for Explosion/Emeralds Part-Time travel teams.

League Levels

Boys Leagues

Age

Probable Game Days

Boys T-Ball

5-6

Thursday & Saturday

Pinto

7-8

Monday & Friday

Mustang

9-10

Tues or Wed & Saturday

Bronco

11-12

Tuesday & Saturday

Pony

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

Wednesday & Friday

Colt

15 & 16 – tryouts

TBD in May

 

Girls Leagues

Age

Probable Game Days

Girls T-Ball

5-6

Thursday & Saturday

Beginner Girls

7-8

Tuesday & Friday

Junior Girls

9-10

Monday & Saturday

Intermediate Girls

11-12

Wednesday & Saturday

Senior Girls

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

Thursday & Saturday


by posted 10/31/2019
2020 League Fees

2020 League Fees - No Change

Register and pay by December 31, 2019 to qualify for the earlybird discount. Registrations will be accepted through January 31, 2020. After that date, you will be added to the waitlist. If room opens up, we will notify you. February 28, 2020 is the last day to request a refund.

Leagues

Earlybird Fee

(paid by Dec 31, 2019)

Fee

(paid after Dec 31, 2019)

T-Ball (Boys and Girls)

$125

$155

Boys - Pinto, Mustang

Girls - Beginner, Junior

$180

$210

Boys - Bronco, Pony

Girls - Intermediate, Senior

$200

$230

Buddy Ball (special needs program)

$25

$25


by posted 10/30/2019
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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