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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-899-2864.