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Wilmette Baseball Association (WBA)

The WBA is a volunteer, non-profit association that has organized a local community baseball program for over 50 years. Today, the WBA offers a baseball program for children in the 1st through 6th grades as well as sponsors teams in the Pony League for 7th and 8th graders and in the Colt League for ages 15-17.


Spring Preseason Clinics
Players League Name League Contact
Grades 3 - 43rd and 4th Grade Clinics
Grades 5 - 65th and 6th Grade Clinics
 
Spring House League
Players League Name League Contact
Grade 1Introduction to BaseballBud O'Brien
Grades 2 - 3Pinto Spring House LeagueJim Ferguson
Grade 4Mustang Spring House LeagueMark Resnik
Grades 5 - 6Bronco Spring House LeagueSid Tepps
Grades 7 - 8Pony Spring House LeagueJohn Kann
 
Summer House League
Players League Name League Contact
Grades 2 - 3Pinto Summer House LeagueJim Ferguson
Grades 3 - 4Mustang Summer House LeagueNels Benson
Grades 5 - 6Bronco Summer House LeagueNels Benson
Grades 7 - 9Pony Summer House LeagueNels Benson
Ages 15 - 18Colt House LeagueMark Resnik
 
Summer Travel League
Players League Name League Contact
Age 9Pinto Travel LeagueSteve Berceau
Age 10Mustang Travel LeagueMark Resnik
Ages 11 - 12Bronco Travel LeagueSid Tepps
Ages 13 - 14Pony Travel LeagueBob Brown
 
Fall House League
Players League Name League Contact
Grades 2 - 3Pinto Fall LeagueJim Ferguson
Grades 3 - 4Mustang Fall LeagueNels Benson
Grades 5 - 6Bronco Fall LeagueNels Benson
Grades 7 - 9Pony Fall LeagueNels Benson

Program Summary

 

Fall

Winter

Spring

Summer

1st Grade  Introduction to Baseball Spring House League 
2nd GradePinto Fall House League Instructional (Clinics/Games)Indoor Instructional SessionsPinto Spring House LeaguePinto Summer House League - Instructional (Clinics/Games)
3rd Grade

Pinto Fall House League Instructional (Clinics/Games)

Indoor Instructional Sessions

Pinto Spring House LeaguePinto Summer House League - Instructional (Clinics/Games)
Mustang Summer League
Pinto Summer Travel (tryouts; must be 9 on 4/30)
4th GradeMustang Fall LeagueIndoor Instructional SessionsMustang Spring House League

Mustang Summer League


Mustang Summer Travel (tryouts, must be 10 on 4/30)

5th & 6th GradeBronco Fall League

Indoor Instructional Sessions 

Bronco A & B Spring House League

Bronco Summer League


Bronco Summer Travel (11 & 12 year old teams; tryouts; must be 11 or 12, respectively on 4/30)
7th & 8th GradeNew Trier Pony Travel Outdoor Instructional Sessions.

Outdoor Instructional Sessions

Pony A & B Spring League

Pony Summer League


New Trier Summer Travel (13 & 14 year old teams; tryouts; must be 13 or 14, respectively, on 4/30)
HS Frosh & HS Soph  Colt League - starts in late springColt League continues
HS Junior to College  Palomino League - starts in late springPalomino League continues

 



Timeline of the Wilmette Baseball Program
1951
Charter for Wilmette Baseball Association (WBA)
1952
First four Little League teams play at Washington Park (Gillson)
1953
WBA incorporated, Roemer Park opens, 4 Pony League teams added
1954
Four Little League Teams added
1956
18 Little League Teams, 5 Pony League Teams
1957
22 Little League Teams, 6 Pony League Teams
1958
24 Little League Teams
1959
First Junior League Teams of 8,9 year-olds added
1960
12 Junior League, 36 Little League, 6 Pony League Teams
1968
Pony League expands to 8 teams
1975
42 teams including a Colt League team
1994
54 total teams


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