Illinois Power League (IPL)
League Schedules - See Main Menu on left side of screen and select corresponding IPL division.
Reasons to Form a League
Ø Evolution of West Suburban Girls Softball League
Ø Maintain intensity while creating opportunity for player development
Ø Build relationships with other local teams
Ø Relationship with Game Day USA and Bandits
o Game Day Reviewed special discounts for equipment, tournaments, and uniforms (offers attached)
o Chicago Bandits provided opportunity to get tickets, tournaments, outlined plans for a dome stadium, and information on fundraisers.
Ø 30 teams signed up at 10, 12, 14 and 16U divisions. Need more at 10U
Ø 10-20 games. Each team will determine the specific number they will play.
Ø Possibly schedule a home/away with each team. Balance home/away
Ø Games played M-Th. Could be on weekend if availability – up to coaches.
Ø League play should start around 4/14/12 and conclude around 7/3/12
Ø Post season tournament held on weeknights between 7/5 and 7/13/12
Ø Home team schedules and pays for umpire, field and game balls
Ø We would like patched umpires for league games
Ø ASA Rules with free substitution and continuous batting order
Ø Pitching distance: 35’ at 10U, 40’ at 12U, 43’ at 14 & 16U
Ø 5 Run limit per inning except for the last inning which will be unlimited
Ø Time Limit TBD by coaches on at start of game
Ø 10U Only Stealing: One base per pitch, Double steal permitted, no stealing home, dropped 3rd is in effect.
Ø Game schedules, results and standings will be posted
Ø Winning coaches must email results to commissioner (10, 12, 16U - Dominic; 14U - Chuck) following games
Ø Directions to fields will be provided (if you provide them to us)
Post Season Tournament
Ø Single elimination tournament
Ø Seeding based on winning %. Ties broken by head to head then coin flip
Ø Games will be played in Winfield between 7/5-7/12.
Ø Umpires will be provided
Ø $125 league fee per team payable to Winfield Wolverines.
Ø Covers cost of post season fields, umpires and 1st/2nd place trophies or t-shirts
Ø Home team provides field, game balls and umpires