Baseball Offerings for the 2017 Season

The NSYBA will be administrating leagues for the following age groups and seasons for the 2017 season.

Spring Season – Based on school grades for the 2016-2017 school year. Leagues will begin in Late April and the regular seasons will run through mid-June, followed by a Championship Playoff.

–Mustang – 3rd/4th Grade
–Bronco – 5th/6th Grade
–Pony – 7th/8th Grade

Summer Ball – Based on school grades for the 2016-2017 school year. Colt, Palomino, and Thorobred leagues will begin the first weekend of June and conclude in mid-July, followed by an end of season tournament in late July. Mustang, Bronco, and Pony age groups will start around the 4th of July and run through the entire month of July, with the end of season tournaments extending into the first days of August.

–Mustang – 3rd/4th Grade
–Bronco – 5th/6th Grade
–Pony – 7th/8th Grade
–Colt – 9th/10th Grade
–Palomino – 11th/12th Grade
–Thorobred – 19yo+

Fall Ball – Transitional Season, based on school grades for the 2017-2018 school year. Season begins in late August and runs though mid-October, followed by a weekend championship tournament.

–Mustang – 3rd/4th Grade
–Bronco – 5th/6th Grade
–Pony – 7th/8th Grade
–Colt – 9th/10th Grade
–Palomino – 11th/12th Grade

2016 NSYBA Fall Baseball

Fall Ball is just around the corner and we are now taking registrations from teams and communities. Individual players should register at their respective communities. If your home community is not sponsoring a Fall Ball team in the NSYBA, we will have individual registration open soon and you will be placed on a team. Fall Ball is the transition season where kids now move up to the next level of play. This year for the Fall season, we are looking to have 6 age groups.

Pinto – 1st/2nd grade
Mustang – 3rd/4th grade
Bronco – 5th/6th grade
Pony – 7th/8th/9th* grade
Colt – 9th*/10th/11th grade
Palomino – 12th grade and up

The NSYBA uses school grades to determine age brackets. School grades for Fall Ball are based on the 2016-2017 School Year.

In recent years, we have regularly had teams at the various age groups from Park Ridge, Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Oriole Park, Norwood Park, and other neighboring towns in the north suburbs, northwest suburbs, and north part of Chicago.

The level of play for Fall Baseball is House/Travel. Teams have a mixture of house and travel level players across all teams and it is a competitive league. However, we usually do not allow full-time travel teams to participate in our Fall Ball program for the Mustang, Bronco, or Pony ages. For these travel teams, we highly recommend signing up for the Glenview Fall Ball League, which is a fantastic league for travel teams on some of the best fields in the area.

*For kids entering 9th grade, they have the option to play either Colt or Pony during the Fall. The NSYBA recommends that all kids from the Spring that played on 14a level travel teams participate in the Colt League. All other incoming 9th graders are encouraged to play at the Pony level.

Community or Team reps, if you are interested in entering teams, please contact Mases Hagopian. For all questions or concerns, contact Mases at or 847-899-2864.

Summer Ball Registration Open

If you are an individual or if you have a full team and you are interested in playing in Summer Ball, we have spots open for you. This Summer the NSYBA will have leagues for the Mustang, Bronco, Pony, and Colt age groups.

Mustang (3rd-4th Graders)
Bronco (5th-6th Graders)
Pony (7th-8th Graders)
Colt (9th-11th Graders)

NOTE: During the Summer season, advanced 4th and 6th grade players have the option of playing ‘Up’ a level if they choose.

Colt begins the first weekend of June and runs through all of June and July, concluding with an end of season tournament.

Mustang, Bronco, and Pony begin the last week of June and run through all of July, with a tournament concluding in the first days of August.

Individual players can Register Online. While the NSYBA doesn’t form teams, filling out the online form will assure you are placed on a team in a participating community.

For Mustang, Bronco, and Pony, we regularly have participating communities from Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Deerfield, Glenview, and other neighboring towns.

For the Colt League, we have three divisions that are divided geographically. A North division with teams from Deerfield, Northbrook, Winnetka, and Glenview. A Central division with teams from Skokie, Niles, Park Ridge, Norwood Park, and Oriole Park. A South division with teams from Dunham Park, Shabonna Park, Humboldt Park, Elmwood Park, Oak Park, and other neighboring towns.

For any questions, feel free to e-mail or call me. – 847-899-2864

2016 Spring Season is Closing In

It is now February, which means we are just a couple months from Spring Baseball. We are currently preparing for our upcoming Spring seasons. This year we are offering Baseball at 4 levels.

Mustang – 3rd/4th Grade
Bronco – 5th/6th Grade
Pony – 7th/8th Grade [Recreational 9th graders who DID NOT make a high school program can play]
Colt – 9th/10th/11th Grade

Mustang, Bronco, and Pony will begin in mid/late April – with the regular season running through early June. Followed by a post-season playoff. We will also have Summer leagues for these three age groups that take place in late June, throughout July, and into the first days of August.

The Colt League will begin in early June and will play through the end of July.

If your community is interested in participating in the NSYBA for 2016 for the first time – please contact Mases Hagopian –

Fall Ball Just Around the Corner

Fall Ball is just around the corner. This year the NSYBA is offering leagues at 4-different age groups. (School grade based on 2015-2016 school year). Individual player registration is available, but you can also register as a full team. For more information about registering as a full team – contact Mases Hagopian. (847-899-2864)

Colt – 9th, 10th, 11th graders
Pony – 7th, 8th, 9th*
Bronco – 5th, 6th
Mustang – 3rd, 4th

Pinto – Skokie Indians Baseball is offering a Pinto league for kids entering 1st and 2nd grade.

*9th graders can play either Pony or Colt. 9th graders who previously played on high level travel teams are encouraged to play Colt Fall Ball, while all other 9th graders should register for Pony.

Opening Day is August 29th-30th weekend for teams who are ready to start. Remaining teams will begin September 12th-13th.

Summer Baseball Registration

Registration for the Summer Baseball season is OPEN. If your community or team is interested in participating in the NSYBA Summer Ball season at any age group, (Mustang, Bronco, or Pony), please contact Mases Hagopian directly at

Individual player registration for Summer Ball is open at the Pony age group. Register Online Today.

If you are looking for a place to place Baseball this Summer – contact Mases Hagopian directly and he’ll find a place for you. 847-899-2864

2015 Season is Right Around the Corner

We are in the process of planning out the 2015 season. If your community is interested in participating in our Spring, Summer, or Fall seasons, please contact Mases Hagopian at

In 2015, the NSYBA will have a Spring season for the Bronco (5th/6th Grade), and Pony (7th/8th and 9th* Grade).

In a few weeks, registration will open and the NSYBA will take registrations at the Colt (9th, 10th, and 11th Grade Levels), as well as the Palomino Level (Age 18+) to participate in the Northern Lights Baseball League.

In 2015, the NSYBA will be the new online website for the Northern Lights Baseball League. The league runs from early June through late July and plays its games almost entirely on Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.

2014 Fall Champions: Bensenville Bison


Congratulations to the Bensenville Bison on winning the annual Fall Ball Tournament. After compiling an impressive 9-3-1 regular season record, Bensenville won 4 tournament games to take the championship. After smooth sailing in the first two rounds vs Park Ridge Black and the Evanston Cubs, Bensenville then had a come from behind win in the semi-finals game against Skokie Indians Black. This setup a championship game against Skokie Indians Blue, who had a regular season record of 7-2-1. After falling behind early in the game, Bensenville rallied in route to an 8-4 victory. Great job Bison!

NSYBA Fall Ball Tournament Bracket

The annual NSYBA Fall Ball Tournament will take place the weekend of October 17th – October 19th. The tournament Semi-Finals and Championship will take place on Sunday the 19th at James Park in Evanston. The tentative Fall Ball Tournament bracket is available below.

For any league related questions, contact Mases Hagopian at