Bensenville Boys and Girls Athletic Association

Baseball Softball Levels

BBAA Baseball and Softball Levels of Play

  • Age is defined as the age of the player on 7/31 of the current year for baseball and 1/1 of the current year for softball.

Shetland Baseball  (Ages 5 and 6)
A tee ball (soft) is used. Players hit off of a tee to start the year. The second half of the season, the coach will pitch four pitches to the batter,the player will get 1 attempt from the tee if unsuccessful hitting a pitched ball. This level is designed to teach the fundamentals. No scores or standings are recorded. The division will consist of Wood Dale teams and Bensenville teams. The season will consist of 12 – 15 games.

Pinto Baseball  (Ages 7 and 8)
A standard league ball is used. To start the year, the coach will pitch four pitches to the batter and the player will get 1 attempt from the tee if unsuccessful hitting a pitched ball. The second half of the season, the coach will pitch up to 5 pitches and the tee will no longer be used. This level is designed to teach the fundamentals. No scores or standings are recorded. The division will consist of Wood Dale teams and Bensenville teams. The season will consist of 12 – 15 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 10-12 games.

Mustang Baseball  (Ages 9 and 10)
This is still instructional but the start of more competitive play. Base stealing and bunting are allowed. This is the first level where players start pitching. Scores and standings are recorded and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. This division will consist of teams from Bensenville, Wood Dale, Itasca, Addison, Northlake, Westdale, and Glendale Heights. The season will consist of 16 – 20 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Bronco Baseball  (Ages 11 and 12)
This is a more competitive level but the same basic rules apply in this division as Mustang. Lead-offs are allowed at this level and balks are called. Scores and standings are recorded and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. This division will consist of teams from Bensenville, Wood Dale, Itasca, Addison, Northlake, Westdale, Villa Park, and Glendale Heights. The season will consist of 16 – 20 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Pony Baseball  (Ages 13 and 14)
This is a competitive level and most High School rules apply. Metal cleats are allowed at this level. This division will consist of teams from Bensenville, Wood Dale, Itasca, Addison, Northlake, Westdale, Elk Grove, Elmhurst, and Glendale Heights. The season will consist of 16 – 24 games.

There will be an All Star team at this level with an open tryout. We will partner will Wood
Dale to form All Star teams. There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House” team to play on an All Star team. All Star teams will play additional 12-16 games.

Girls Fast Pitch Softball (Ages 8 Through 14)
This is divided into 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. Scores and standings are recorded at 10U through 14U and playoffs will be held at the end of the season. The 8U level is strictly instructional and standings are not kept. We will compete against other teams in our neighboring area. The season will consist of 16 – 22 games at the 10U through 14U level and 12 – 16 games at the 8U level.

There will be All Star teams at the 10U through 14U levels if the numbers allow.  There is an additional cost to play on this team to cover tournament fees and uniforms. Players must be playing on a BBAA “In House”team to play on an All Star team.

Remember a GOOD program is only as good as it’s VOLUNTEERS !!!