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Fall Ball Information

FALL BALL registration will OPEN JULY 11th.

Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis and will be contingent on head coach availability (only teams for which we have head coaches register in advance will be formed).

 OVERVIEW/TEAM FORMATION RULES: 

  • STC Baseball teams play as part of the Fox Valley Baseball League (FVBL) in fall
  • Players play the grade/level they will be this coming '24-25 school year (Bantam -K & 1, Mustang - 2nd, Minors -3 & 4, Majors - 5 & 6, Pony 7 & 8)
  • There are NO play ups in fall (unless a player was previously playing up and approved in a past Spring season)
  • Head coaches may select up to 9 players who wish to play with you in fall (they must be the appropriate age/grade level for the league in which you will coach)
  • No more than 6 travel players per team from this past Spring
  • At split levels (Bantam, Minors, Major and Pony, only 1/2 the players can be the older grade level)
  • All fall ball rosters will have 12 players 
  • You must list the players you select when you register to be a head coach (please check that they indeed plan to play) 
  • Players who you include on your roster will register July 8-10th using a special registration code that will be provided. If they do not register by that time, no spot will be held for them.
  • General registration for free agents will open on July 11th and will be open until the 28th or until all spots are taken, whichever comes first.  
  • Practices begin August 5th.
  • Games begin August 19 through mid-October
  • Games will be played in St Charles, Geneva, Batavia and North Aurora
  •  Total games 10-12 plus Minors and up have playoffs
  • Typically 1 weekday and 1 weekend game until after Labor Day, then games tend to shift to weekends. Need flexibility in fall. No set schedules.

AGE/GRADE REQUIREMENTS:

No play up try outs in fall.  All players play up to the league they are eligible next Spring (unless previously approved to play up in a spring season).  Fall ball begins the league placement for the year.  There is no Rookie t-ball in fall.

  • Bantam(incoming kindergarten and 1st graders)
  • Mustang (incoming second graders)
  • Minor (incoming 3rd and 4th graders)
  • Major (incoming  5th and 6th graders
  • Pony (incoming 7th and 8th graders)

Fall 2024 Registration Fees:  TBD

Bantam:   $175

Mustang: $195

Minor:  $200

Major:  $220

Pony:  $220

 

Spring In House Overview

In House Registration Information

Spring In House Registration Information

The Spring STCB playing season runs April through June.

The Fall STCB playing season runs mid-August through mid-October.

How do I signup?

Registrants may sign up on our website.  You will need to create a SportsEngine account or log into your existing one.

Who can play?

To be eligible to play in a Saint Charles Youth Baseball league, registrants must reside within the geographic boundaries of the City of St. Charles, Illinois or be eligible to attend St. Charles School District CUSD #303.

When can I signup?

Registration for Spring 2024 begins on January 8, 2024.

Registration for Spring 2024 ends on February 25, 2024  (March 17th for 2nd grade and younger)

Evaluation and Draft for the Minor, Major and Pony Leagues will be held on March 10, 2024.  Details to follow.

Can a player play up?

Players who choose to pursue playing up (one year only) will be evaluated by a committee prior to season start.  STC Baseball encourages playing at grade level, with exceptions being made per committee recommendation. River Bandit players are not required nor guaranteed to play up. 

  • There are no play ups for players in 3rd, 5th, 7th and 8th grade as players playing up a year would leave them in the same league, or in the case of 7th and 8th grade, there is no league above it.

Play Ups will be held on February 18, 2024 at Level Up Athletics, 1900 E. Tyler Rd. Suite 700, St. Charles from 1:00-3:00 pm. 

Current rookie and bantam players should attend from 1:00-1:45 and current mustang, minor and major players should attend from 2:00-3:00.

If you wish to attend play ups, please register here - Play Ups

You need to register for your current league and then attend play-ups on 2/18.  If approved, your registration will be adjusted and you will receive a billing for the additional registration charge.

How much does it cost?

Registration fees vary by league.  Registration fees are voted on by the board for the new year.  The below are the 2024 fees for Spring.

Spring 2024 Registration Fees 

League Grade
Registration
Fee
Rookie Pre-K $125
Bantam K & 1st $225
Mustang 2nd $225
Minor 3rd & 4th $260
Major 5th & 6th $280
Pony 7th & 8th $280

 

What payment options are offered?

Online payment can be made with all major Credit or Debit cards.

Thanks for considering registration with Saint Charles Youth Baseball!

Spring In House Information: 

Overview

League

Grade

Games

Team Placement

Max Bat Size

Rookie T-Ball

Pre-K

8

School Grouping

T-Ball Bat or up to 33" length, 2 5/8" diameter

Bantam

K and 1st

14

School Grouping

Up to 33" length, 2 5/8" diameter

Mustang

2nd

14

School Grouping

Up to 33" length, 2 5/8" diameter

Minor

3rd and 4th

14

Draft

Up to 34" length, 2 3/4" diameter

Major

5th and 6th

14

Draft

Up to 34" length, 2 3/4" diameter

Pony

7th and 8th

14

Draft

Up to 36" length, 2 3/4" diameter

  • All coaches are background checked by Choice Screening after teams are formed.
  • Late fee of $25 if signed up after registration end date (and wait listed)
  • Refund less $30 administrative fee if registered before cut-off.
  • Full refund if placement could not be accommodated via wait list
  • Rookie, Bantam, and Mustang players are placed by school/neighborhood to the extent possible.  Buddy and coaching requests cannot be made due to many factors in forming teams.

Rookie T-Ball League – Pre-K

An instructional and non-competitive league where boys and girls focus on developing the fundamentals of fielding and hitting. Players (and parents) learn the basics of baseball - positions, hitting, running, defense, teamwork and sportsmanship. 

  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Score is not kept.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Coaches focus on teaching positional awareness, hand eye coordination and baseball fundamentals.
  • A safety ball (flexball) and safety base at first base are used throughout the season.
  • Games are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Most games will be played at the fields located by Richmond/Haines.
  • No more than two (2) baseball related events (practices/games) in any given week.
  • Practices are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
  • Rookie level clinics may be scheduled throughout the year to familiarize players with additional drills for team and home practice.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing.

Registration Ends:

March 17th

Ages

Pre-K (Must be 5 years old by 8/31 or try out to “play up”)

Games Played:

8

Practice/Season Start:

Mid May

Season End:

Last week of June

Team Placement:

By school boundry1

Bantam League – Kindergarten and 1st Grade

A non-competitive, instructional league to learn the basic skills of baseball; i.e., positions, hitting, running, defense and sportsmanship.

  • Coaches pitch to their team.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept but not reported.
  • Team standings are not maintained.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Games will be limited to five innings or 90 minutes
  • Most games will be played at the Richmond/Haines fields or Munhall Elementary fields.
  • Practices and/or games will typically be held three days a week with the final schedule being published two weeks prior to the season’s start.
  • Games non-competitive play to be scheduled on a Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with the possibility of a Friday evening game or two.
  • No more than three (3) baseball related events (practices/games) in any given week.
  • Bantam level clinics may be scheduled throughout the year in order to introduce players to additional drills that can then be practiced at home or during scheduled practices.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing

Registration Ends:

March 17th

Games Played:

14

Practice/Season Start:

Late April

Games Begin:

Mid May

Season End:

Last week of June

Team Placement:

By school boundry1

Baselines:

60 ft

Mustang League – 2nd Grade

A non-competitive, instructional league to learn the basic skills of baseball; i.e., positions, hitting, running, defense and sportsmanship. 

  • Players are introduced to pitching.
  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept but not reported.
  • Team standings are not maintained.
  • Coaches are volunteers and normally parents.
  • Games will be limited to five innings or 90 minutes
  • Games non-competitive play to be scheduled on a Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturday afternoons with the possibility of a Friday evening game or two.
  • Most games will be played at the Munhall Elementary fields.
  • Practices and/or games will typically be held three days a week with the final schedule being published two weeks prior to the season’s start.
  • Clinic dates will be communicated upon schedule publishing

Registration Ends:

March 17th

Games Played:

14

Practice/Season Start:

Late April

Games Begin:

Mid May

Season End:

Late June

Team Placement:

By school boundry1

Pitchers Mound:

40 ft

Baselines:

60 ft

Minor League – 3rd and 4th 

A competitive league with emphasis on full skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship.

  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept and team standings are posted after games are played.
  • Games will be limited to six (6) innings or two (2) hours whichever occurs first.
  • Players pitch for the entire game with each pitcher limited to two (2) innings.
  • Each game will have an official umpire.
  • Base stealing is introduced but limited to stealing only second base.
  • 2-3 practices per week before games begin the week of April 29th
  • Most games will be played at the fields located by Davis Elementary School with limited travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva and Batavia.
  • We will attempt to schedule games on Tuesdays, Thursdays, an occasional Friday evening, and Saturdays.
  • No regular season games scheduled on Sunday except for end of season tourney and All Star Game.
  • One (1) All Star Game (only selected players).
  • End of Season Tournament (single-elimination).
  • Playoffs begin end of June --keep all dates that week open for this through July 1st.

Registration Ends:

February 25th

Games Played:

14

Practice/Season Start

Early April

Season End

End of June

Team Placement

By draft

Pitchers Mound:

44 ft

Baselines:

60 ft

Major League – 5th and 6th Grade

A competitive league with emphasis on refining skills of playing baseball, improving teamwork and sportsmanship while remaining instructional.

  • Games are played with age appropriate rule modifications.
  • Scores are kept and team standings are posted after games are played.
  • Games will be limited to seven (7) innings or two (2) hours whichever occurs first.
  • Players pitch for the entire game with each pitcher limited to two (2) innings.
  • Each game will have an official umpire.
  • Lead-offs are introduced.
  • Practices begin week of April 1st and teams will have 2-3 practices per week before games begin.
  • Most games will be played at the Fields located by East Side Sports Complex with potential travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva and Batavia.
  • Mid-Season Tournament Games Against Geneva and Batavia.
  • No specific days of the week outlined at this level due to scheduling with Geneva and Batavia.
  • End of season playoff/tournament.

Registration Ends:

February 25th

Games Played:

14

Practice/Season Start

First week of April

Season End

End of June

Team Placement

By draft

Pitchers Mound:

48 ft

Baselines:

70 ft

Pony League – 7th and 8th Grades

A competitive league with the emphasis on more detailed and advanced skills, continuing with instruction and sportsmanship as our highest values.

  • Majority of games will be played on weekdays with some possible weekend games.
  • Practices can be on weekends or weekdays.
  • Most games will be played at the Fields located by East Side Sports Complex with potential travel to surrounding communities of West Chicago, Geneva, North Aurora, and Batavia.
  • Mid-Season tournament games 
  • No specific days of the week outlined at this level due to scheduling with other towns.
  • End of season playoff/tournament.

Registration Ends:

February 25th

Games Played:

14

Practice/Season Start

First week of April

Season End

Last week of June

Team Placement

By draft

1 While we try our best to align teams to players that are in the same elementary school district boundaries, we do have to, on occasion, divide school grouping amongst more than one team.

2 Players that are under the age requirements but prepared to play at this level may do so if they qualify through a player evaluation and board approval process. Evaluation dates to be announced.