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.

Update from EBSL

Update from EBSL

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball families,

The current COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis has brought in a challenging and unique new reality. Elmhurst Baseball and Softball League is closely monitoring the information that is being released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and IL Department of Public Health (IDPH). The safety and health of our families are the upmost importance to us. 

I wanted to provide an update on EBSL’s plans for the spring seasons due to this current crisis.

Typically, our in-house baseball & softball season starts around April 15 and we are continuing our preparations. All options are still on the table regarding the upcoming season. However, we have postponed the team drafts until after Spring Break. Managers will receive an update from their commissioners in the coming days.

Also, we have suspended Explosion & Emeralds travel team activities for at least the next 2 weeks. 

In case you missed the earlier communication both the Skills Clinic and Umpire Training planned for this weekend have been postponed. Look for an update on these in the coming days.

We will continue to monitor the overall situation and provide updates as situations warrant. 

We are not making any of these decisions lightly and we appreciate your patience and understanding in this ever-changing situation.

Please let me know if you have any questions.


Ken Braun

President, EBSL

by posted 03/13/2020
2020 Spring Softball Pitching Clinic

2020 Spring Softball Pitching Clinic


Abby Hanrahan from Practice Pro is joining EBSL to host a One Day Softball Pitching Clinic on Sunday, April 5th at Timothy Christian High School.

There will be two sessions:

  • Session 1: 1-2pm - Jr Girls
  • Session 2: 2-3pm - Int Girls & Sr Girls

Please plan on arriving to the first session 10 minutes before the Clinic begins to check in at the Registration Table.

To register, click the Register Now button to the right and select Clinics & Camps.

$25, space is limited!

by posted 03/03/2020
Emeralds Part-Time Travel Softball Tryouts

Emeralds Part-Time Travel Softball Tryouts


EBSL is holding tryouts for our Emeralds 10U Part-Time Travel team on Saturday, 4/4 at 5:00 PM at Plunkett 3

Emeralds Part-Time Travel teams are in addition to our in-house softball program. Your child must be registered for an in-house league (e.g. Beginner Girls, etc.) for 2020 in order to try out.

For more information visit our Emeralds page.

To signup, please click the Register Now button, and select Travel Softball Tryouts.

For more information, please contact:

Craig Heiss
Girls Travel Commissioner

by posted 02/26/2020
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


Probable Game Days

Boys T-Ball


Thursday & Saturday



Monday & Friday



Tues or Wed & Saturday



Tuesday & Saturday


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

Wednesday & Friday


15 & 16 – tryouts

TBD in May


Girls Leagues


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

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.


Earlybird Fee

(paid by Dec 31, 2019)


(paid after Dec 31, 2019)

T-Ball (Boys and Girls)



Boys - Pinto, Mustang

Girls - Beginner, Junior



Boys - Bronco, Pony

Girls - Intermediate, Senior



Buddy Ball (special needs program)



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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