Whiteford Baseball

News Detail


Jan, 2018

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming EVALUATIONS for the 2018 Whiteford Spring Baseball season--Evaluations are for all Pinto, Mustang, and Bronco players who DID NOT play at Whiteford last spring (even if you played in Fall) or ALL PLAYERS moving up a division. 
The evaluations are being held on 2/11 in the Joliet Central High School field house (201 Jefferson St).  
Start times for each level are:11 am-Pinto12 pm-Mustang1 pm-Bronco2 pm Pony (If needed.  If we see a need for Pony evaluations, we will contact those players separately.)
Please have your player at the school 15 minutes prior to the start of their evaluation.  
Please have the players bring their glove and bat (bats will be available for anyone who needs one).  
Also, please remember to have the players wear gym shoes and bring only water to drink (spikes and sports drinks are not allowed in the field house).
For those new to evaluations, each player will field 5-10 ground balls and take 8-10 swings at soft baseballs thrown by a pitching machine.  The purpose of the evaluation process is to (hopefully) distribute the talent across all teams in each division.   We try to accomplish this by allowing coaches a chance to see each player a bit prior to drafting teams. 
This is NOT a try out. All players will be on a team and you will be contacted by your manager soon after.

2. Season Dates:
Opening Day April 14
Picture Day April 22 (more info will come from your manager)
Raffle Day April 28 (Drop tickets off at the concession ASAP beforehand)
Family Day June 23
Whiteford All Star Tournament July 2-83.  

For anyone interested in Managing a team, a managers meeting will be held Feb. 3 at 11 am.  Managers who have already expressed interest will be contacted shortly, but all those interested are welcome to come.

4.  Coaches Clinic: The Joliet Central Baseball Coaches will be holding a coaching clinic Jan. 21 from 8:30-12:30.  Managers and anyone interested in assistant coaching are encouraged to attend.

5.  Registration for the 2018 Spring Season is still underway.  We currently have limited openings at Shetland, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco, and a wait list at Pony (We are currently full but would add another team if there is enough interest).  If you're interested in registering, you can register on-line through our website (whitefordbaseball.com) or, if you would prefer to register in-person, please send us a note and we'll arrange for one of our board members to meet you at Whiteford.  We do allow a partial payment at the time you register and defer the remainder of the cost until the end of March.6. 

Finally, you can stop by Whiteford this Saturday from 11:30am-Noon if you need to pick up raffle tickets (the ones you paid for during registration) or if you would like to make a payment towards your 2017 Spring fees. 

7.  Information about the JT Central Winter Camp is available on our website, and registration for the camp can be done online through our site as well.  It's a great way to get back in shape for the season. 
FOUR Sundays: Feb. 18, 25, Mar. 4 and 11.  It runs 9 AM-10:30 AM—Ages 10-14, and 11 AM-12:30 PM—Ages 6-9.  
Registration can also be done in person, February 7th, 2018 from 5-6:30 PM at Joliet Central, in addition to online. 
More information can be found by emailing kfitzgerald@jths.org.