LBS Leagues / Divisions Descriptions

Lisle Baseball Division / League Information

Shetland: Ages 4 to 6 (co-ed)

The Shetland League is intended for children 4 to 6 years old that want to have fun through exposure to the game of baseball / softball. Children will learn both individual skills of how to throw, catch, hit the ball and run the bases, as well as ways to work together as a team in a non-competitive, fun and inviting fashion. For this age player, the base path is set at 50 ft. with every player getting multiple opportunities to hit, run the bases and begin to learn basics of the infield and outfield positions. Each child on the team bats every inning. Shetland is a combination Coach Pitch and T-Ball division. Each child receives six pitches from his coach per at-bat. If the ball is not hit after those six pitches, it is then placed on a tee to be hit. The Shetland Division is intended to be an instructional league, to allow every player the chance to play and learn basic rules. No scores or season standings are kept. Players can expect to play approximately 14-16 games and all games are completed prior to the 4th of July, as to avoid conflict with family summer vacations. Uniforms are provided: MLB minor league replica jersey and cap. All Shetland games are played in Lisle. This is an extremely fun age for children as they are initially exposed to the game of baseball and learn to "think" the game.

Farm: Ages 7 and 8

The Farm League is intended for 7 to 8 year old children that want to take the next step in playing coach-pitch baseball. Children will expand learning of the whole game of baseball. They will continue to learn and develop individual skills of how to throw, catch, hit the ball, run the bases, play different positions and defend bases. For this age payer, the base path is set at 55 ft. The Farm Division is intended to be an instructional league, scores are kept in order to start developing the concept of competition however no standings are posted. The season ends with a Farm Day event with all teams playing the final season game on C-6 with fun events planned throughout the day. In Farm, children can expect to play approximately 15-16 umpired games each season and all games are completed prior to the 4th of July, as to avoid conflict with family summer vacations. Uniforms are provided: MLB minor league replica jersey and cap, pants and socks. All Farm games are played on baseball fields in Lisle.

Mustang: Ages 9 and 10

The Mustang League is intended for 9 and 10 year old children that want to expand their skills and move into a more competitive, player pitch, faster paced environment. Children will continue to develop their skills and begin to learn pitching as well as the finer points of the game such as base stealing and throwing runners out. The base path is at 60 ft. and pitching set at 44 ft. While the Mustang League is still intended to be an instructional league, the competitive level increases and rules of the game are enforced. Both scores and season standings are kept, followed by post-season play resulting in a Mustang champion. All players have equivalent playing time and exposed to all positions during the course of the season. Children can expect to play approximately 15-18 umpired games each season and all games are completed prior to the 4th of July, as to avoid conflict with family summer vacations. Uniforms are provided: MLB major league replica jersey and cap, pants and socks. All Mustang games are played on baseball fields in Lisle. Opportunity to extend the season is available, with try-outs for post-season, part-time Lisle Wolves travel baseball.

Bronco: Ages 11 and 12

The Bronco League is intended for 11 and 12 year old children that want to build upon their baseball experience and further develop their baseball skills and knowledge. At this age, players will learn about leadoffs, holding runners, the sacrifice bunt, and hit and run plays. The coaches strive to help players refine their skills and understanding of the fundamentals of the game while having fun doing it. In Bronco, players get the chance to play on a larger diamond with 70 ft bases and a 48 ft. pitching distance. All players have equivalent playing time, and will start to focus and refine skills for various positions in the field. To add to the "big league feel", all home games are played on Field C-6 in Community Park (possibly the nicest youth field in DuPage County) with exposure to away games against local towns. Our Bronco League teams are part of the Greater DuPage Baseball Association (GDPBA), consisting of teams of equal skill level from other neighboring towns, who along with Lisle, form a competitive, yet fun and instructional league. Both scores and season standings are kept followed by post-season play resulting in a league champion. Children can expect to play approximately 16-20 umpired games each season and all games are completed prior to the 4th of July, as to avoid conflict with family summer vacations. Uniforms are provided: MLB major league replica jersey and cap, pants and socks. Opportunity to extend the season is available, with try-outs for post-season, part-time Lisle Wolves travel baseball.

Pony League: Ages 13 and 14

The Pony League is intended for 13 and 14 year old children who desire to expand their baseball skills through increased competition and preparation for higher level play. At this level, the goal continues to be playing baseball the way it is meant to be played, healthy competition in a fun and exciting fashion. Leadoffs, stealing bases, pick-offs, bunting, hit and runs, throwing out runners are just some of the skills of the game refined. Home games are played on the Junior High field (80 ft bases), with a 54 ft. pitching mound. Our Pony League teams are part of the Greater DuPage Baseball Association (GDPBA), consisting of teams of equal skill level from other neighboring towns, who along with Lisle, form a competitive, yet fun and instructional league. Both scores and season standings are kept followed by post-season play resulting in a league champion. Children can expect to play approximately 16-20 umpired games each season and all games are completed prior to the 4th of July, as to avoid conflict with family summer vacations. Uniforms are provided: MLB major league replica jersey and cap, pants and socks. Opportunity to extend the season is available, with try-outs for post-season summer and fall, part-time Lisle Wolves travel baseball.

Colt League: Ages 15 and 16

The Lisle Wolves High School Colt League is the high school summer baseball program of the Lisle Baseball Softball League. Colt caters to 15 and 16 year olds. (high school freshmen and sophomores). The Lisle Colt League offers fun and competitive summer baseball against other local towns in our area. Those who play on a high school team will find that high school coaches encourage their players to play on a summer team, once the high school season is over. Whether a player is looking to develop their skills to compete on their high school team or he just wants to continue the fun of playing ball, our program is tailored to each need ….. instruction, competition, skill development and team work. The Colt League Wolves emphasize teaching and playing fundamentally good, quality, competitive baseball in a positive, relaxed and fun atmosphere. Colt season does not start until the middle of May, as to not conflict with spring school activities, baseball or otherwise. A Colt player can play on their High School baseball team or participate in other spring high school sports and activities and then play Colt summer baseball after these commitments are over. All home games are played on the newly renovated Lisle High School field in Community Park, which is already being heralded as one of the best high school fields in the greater Chicago area and beyond. Small roster sizes and player to coach ratio means more playing time, individual instruction and the chance to develop individual skills. Our Colt League teams are part of the Greater DuPage Baseball Association (GDPBA), consisting of teams of high school players from other neighboring towns, who along with Lisle, form a skilled and competitive league. Season standings are kept followed by post-season play resulting in a league championship game to be held at Benedictine University Field. The season consists of 18-20 games and is completed by the end of July. Custom sized and appointed, full Lisle Wolves uniforms and practice jerseys are provided. The Colt League Wolves provide fun and exciting competitive baseball without the intensity, cost and time commitment of typical high school travel baseball programs. Opportunity to extend the summer season is available by playing Wolves High School Fall Ball.

Palomino League: Ages 17 and 18

The Lisle Wolves High School Palomino League is the high school summer baseball program of the Lisle Baseball Softball League. Palomino caters to 17 and 18 year olds. (high school juniors and seniors). The Lisle Palomino League offers fun and competitive summer baseball against other local towns in our area. Those who play on a high school team will find that high school coaches encourage their players to play on a summer team, once the high school season is over. Whether a player is looking to develop their skills to compete on their high school team or he just wants to continue the fun of playing ball, our program is tailored to each need ….. instruction, competition, skill development and team work. The Palomino League Wolves emphasize teaching and playing fundamentally good, quality, competitive baseball in a positive, relaxed and fun atmosphere. Palomino season does not start until the middle of May, as to not conflict with spring school activities, baseball or otherwise. A Palomino player can play on their High School baseball team or participate in other spring high school sports and activities and then play Palomino summer baseball after these commitments are over. All home games are played on the newly renovated Lisle High School field in Community Park, which is already being heralded as one of the best high school fields in the greater Chicago area and beyond. Small roster sizes and player to coach ratio means more playing time, individual instruction and the chance to develop individual skills. Our Palomino team is part of the Southwest Inter-League Association (SWILA), consisting of teams of high school players from other towns in the Southwest suburbs, who along with Lisle, form a highly skilled and competitive league. Season standings are kept followed by post-season play resulting in a league championship game to be held at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, home of the professional, Class A level Joliet Slammers. The season consists of 18-20 games and is completed by the first week of August. Custom sized and appointed, full Lisle Wolves uniforms and practice jerseys are provided. The Palomino League Wolves provide fun, exciting and highly competitive baseball without the cost and time commitment of typical high school travel baseball programs. Opportunity to extend the summer season is available by playing Wolves High School Fall Ball.

Collegiate League: Ages 19 to 23

The Lisle Wolves Collegiate League is a fun and competitive league intended for players who want to continue playing fun and competitive baseball beyond their high school years. The Collegiate League caters to 19 to 23 year olds. The Lisle Collegiate League offers fun and competitive summer baseball against other local towns in our area. The Collegiate League season does not start until the middle of May, as to accommodate players returning home for the summer from college. All home games are played on the newly renovated Lisle High School field in Community Park. Our Collegiate team is part of the Southwest Inter-League Association (SWILA), consisting of teams of high school players from other towns in the Southwest suburbs, who along with Lisle, form a skilled and competitive league. Season standings are kept followed by post-season play resulting in a league championship game to be held at Silver Cross Field in Joliet, home of the professional, Class A level Joliet Slammers. The season consists of 18-20 games and is completed by the first week of August. Custom sized and appointed, full Lisle Wolves uniforms are provided.