The North Suburban Youth Baseball Association is a baseball association located in the Chicagoland Region. At the youngest age groups, the league is primarily in the North Suburban area, but at Pony, Colt, Palomino, and Thorobred, the NSYBA is a regional league encompassing teams from all throughout the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Originally established in the late 90’s as a Pony League, the league was formed to encourage inter-league play under one set of unified rules. In 2018, the NSYBA presents itself to be a house league for all levels of play, as it is a requirement for all participating teams and communities to have open registration. We are an ‘everybody plays’ league. The NSYBA is a free-to-play league and 100% volunteer run. There is no league cost for teams/communities to participate at any age level or season.
Late 90’s – the NSYBA was established as a Spring Pony League.
In 2000, the Pony league was expanded to offer Summer and Fall Ball Pony leagues.
In 2014, the NSYBA expanded to offer a Bronco Spring division for kids in the 5th/6th grade.
In 2015, the NSYBA expanded to offer a Mustang division for kids in the 3rd/4th grade.
In 2015, the NSYBA became the new home of the Kenilworth-Winnetka Summer and Fall Ball programs. This saw the inclusion of the Mustang and Bronco Summer and Fall Ball divisions.
In 2015, the NSYBA became the new home of the old Northern Lights Colt and Palomino Summer leagues. During this season, the league merged with the Park Ridge and Niles Colt League.
In 2015, a Fall Ball Colt League was established with 7 teams participating in the inaugural year.
In 2016, the Colt and Palomino leagues merged with the West Suburban Colt and Palomino Conference, adding many communities in the near west suburbs and northwest part of the city.
In 2017, the age-breakdowns had been adjusted at the older age levels. NSYBA began offering play for Colt, Palomino, and Thoroughbred during the Summer Season, along with Colt and Palomino during Fall Ball.
In 2018, the Colt and Palomino leagues merged with the Greater DuPage Colt League, the West DuPage Colt and Palomino League, along with the Chicago League, adding many communities in the further west suburbs, the city of Chicago, and the south suburbs.
In 2012, 28 teams participated in the Pony League across all seasons.
In 2013, 36 teams participated in the Pony League across all seasons.
In 2014, 53 teams participated in the Bronco and Pony Leagues across all seasons.
In 2015, 144 teams participated in the League across all age groups and seasons.
In 2016, 201 teams participated in the League across all age groups and seasons.
In 2017, 290 teams participated in the League across all age groups and seasons.
In 2018, 409 teams participated in the League across all age groups and seasons.
At the Mustang and Bronco levels, the NSYBA primarily serves the near north suburbs, with teams regularly participating from Park Ridge, Skokie, Evanston, Wilmette, Highland Park, and other adjacent towns…
At the Pony, Colt, Palomino, and Thoroughbred age levels, the geography is a bit more expansive, with teams regularly participating from the further north suburbs, northwest suburbs, west suburbs, and various parks within the city of Chicago.
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