Prospect Heights/Wheeling Youth Baseball/Softball (PHWYBS)
Step up to the plate...and register to play!
Prospect Heights/Wheeling Youth Baseball/Softball (PHWYBS) is back for another season of offering boys and girls, ages 5 to 16 years, a chance to enjoy America's favorite pastime.
Whether you are just beginning to learn the sport or you are ready to play in summer tournaments against other regional teams, PHWYBS (Prospect Heights/Wheeling Youth Baseball/Softball) has all the bases covered! The program stresses instruction and strives to balance the line between fun and competition.
Step up to the plate and register for PHWYBS!
Prospect Heights/Wheeling Youth Baseball/Softball (PHWYBS) is again offering our communities a quality baseball and softball program. Last year, PHWYBS served almost 600 children. This year, our commitment to offer youth baseball and softball to all boys and girls is stronger than ever. From those just starting to enjoy the sport to those interested in showing off their skills in summer tournaments against other regional teams, PHWYBS has a place for everyone. The program stresses instruction and strives to balance the line between fun and competition. Because PHWYBS is an all-volunteer organization, the success of the program depends on parent volunteers. When registering, please indicate where you are able to help, or contact us to learn more. We look forward to seeing you and your children on the fields this season.
~ Your PHWYBS Board of Directors
Registration deadline for the 2013 season is February 22. After 2/22/13, we CANNOT guarantee uniforms or placement on a team!
Online registration is preferred in order to reduce paperwork. No credit-card fees for online payment. http://www.phwybs.org
Use walk-in registration to provide payment and size uniforms.
Register for PHWYBS and talk with PHWYBS representatives at the following times:
Friday, January 11, 2013, 7-9 PM (Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center - CRC)
Saturday, January 12, 2013, 10 AM-3 PM (Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center - CRC)
Friday, January 18, 2013, 7-9 PM (Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center - CRC)
Registration forms available at:
Gary Morava Rec Center
110 W. Camp McDonald Road, Prospect Hts., IL 60070
Wheeling Park District Community Recreation Center (CRC)
333 W. Dundee, Wheeling, IL 60090
Download the 2013 PHWYBS Information and Registration Form here:
• PHWYBS Information and Registration Form* or at http://www.phwybs.org
*Registration options vary for this program; please review the downloadable form.
*Child's age on September 1, 2013, determines the Division in which he/she should register.
T-BALL: *Boys, Girls 5-6 yrs
Designed to be a positive introduction to the game, children learn basic fundamentals. No score or standings are kept at this level and fun is the absolute priority. Coaches schedule practices each week. Eight games are scheduled for the season. Play Saturday morning games from early May to early July at Holmes Middle School in Wheeling with weekly practices scheduled at the coach's discrection.
BUDDY-BASEBALL: *Boys, Girls 6-18 yrs
Buddy Baseball allows children with physical and mental disabilities to participate in the “national pastime” with the help of their “buddies.” Able-bodied volunteers do everything from standing with them at the plate to helping them field and throw. Games last two innings and everyone bats each inning. Games are scheduled with similar teams from nearby communities such as Mt. Prospect and Buffalo Grove.
SOFTBALL - GIRLS:
*Minors 7-10 yrs
*Majors 11-12 yrs
*Seniors 13-14 yrs
This instructional and recreational league is dedicated to teaching the basics of fast-pitch softball, teamwork, and good sportsmanship. As girls move up through the divisions, the level of competition increases accordingly. The philosophy is that it’s more important to develop skills than to win games. Approximately two scheduled games (one on the weekend and one on a week night) and one practice are held each week. Practices start in early April at the discretion of the manager with games running from the end of April to early July. Seniors may run longer into mid- July.
BASEBALL - BOYS:
*Pintos 7-8 yrs
*Minors 9-10 yrs
*Majors 11-12 yrs
*Seniors 13-14 yrs
From Pintos, who are just learning to pitch and field and whose teams are based on friends and neighborhoods, through the Seniors level where future high-school players hone their skills, kids learn and play the game of baseball. Along the way, they are taught self-respect, teamwork, sportsmanship, and friendly competition. A focus on player development and fair participation rules apply at all levels. Approximately two games and one practice are scheduled each week. Seniors often have three games each week. Practices start in early April at the discretion of the manager; games run from late April to early July. Seniors run longer into mid-July.
*Child’s age on Sept. 1, 2012, determines the division in which he/she should register.
PHANTOMS Travel Teams (boys and girls)
This level is designed for those players willing and able to represent PHWYBS against other area teams in post-season tournament games. Multiple teams are formed from different age groups. Players are able to compare their skills with those of players in nearby towns and participate at a higher level of competition after the regular season ends.
Tryouts are held in Fall (U11 - U14) and Spring (U8 - U10); those making the team will pay an additional fee to play in games during July. Additional practices will be held during the regular season to prepare for the higher level of competition.