Evanston Baseball Softball Association ('EBSA')

2023 SPRING HOUSE SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

Welcome

Welcome to the 2023 EBSA SPRING SOFTBALL REGISTRATION

This registration section is designed to allow you to complete contact information, sign up to participate, sign waivers.  Please review your responses before submitting as we are rolling this registration out in a compressed timeframe, so your help is appreciated.  To complete registration, please enter your payment information on our secure site (we accept Visa, MC, Discover or checking account info).  The charge on your statement will be shown as 'EBSA'. 

EBSA offers fastpitch softball for grades Kindergarten through 8th. We  partner with the Wilmette/Winnetka/Glencoe league for players in 3/4 and 5/6. Games will be held in Evanston during the week. On Saturdays, games will be out of town. For players in 7/8, we partner with Northbrook. In that league, home games are played in Evanston and away games are played in the opponent's community.

SEASON RUNS FROM APRIL 12TH thru JUNE 3RD

 

K/1/2

In this league, emphasis is on teaching fundamentals specific to softball. We attempt to match players with classmates and friends. Though instruction is the top priority, games are competitive. Score is kept and each team gets three outs per inning. Rosters are kept as small as possible to give every player a chance to have an impact on the game. Teams should have one practice a week and games are played in Evanston on Saturday afternoons. 

* Game schedule and frequency will be impacted by whether there is an even or odd number of teams.

3/4 

Basic skills are emphasized and player pitching is introduced. Players use a cushioned 11" softball and pitch from 35 feet. A no-walk rule speeds up the game as coaches step in once the count reaches three balls. Teams should have one practice a week scheduled by coaches and two games per week. Games in Evanston are either Monday or Wednesday and on Saturdays games are either in Wilmette or Winnetka. Players may sign up with friends, we will do our best to honor requests for teammates. There are playoffs at the end of the season.

 * Game schedule and frequency will be impacted by whether there is an even or odd number of teams.

5/6

Players in this division typically have some softball experience but a few start at this age. Skills grow as players learn to steal bases and pitch consistently. A regulation 12" softball is used and pitching is from 40 feet. Teams should have one practice a week scheduled by coaches and there are 2-3 games per week. Games in Evanston are Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Saturdays games are either in Wilmette or Winnetka. Players may sign up with friends, however we will work to balance skill level on teams at this level. There is a playoff at the end of the season. 

* Game schedule and frequency will be impacted by whether there is an even or odd number of teams.

7/8

Players learn finer points of the game as stricter rules are introduced. Players may start to specialize in positions at this level but all players will have an opportunity to play many places in this division. We will still consider teammate requests if possible but teams are formed with the objective of balancing skill level. Teams should have one practice a week scheduled by coaches. Teams in this division compete in Northbrook’s league, games are 2-3 times a week and they are in Evanston, Winnetka, Wilmette, and Northbrook. Game days vary throughout the week.


Questions

Please direct questions to:

EBSA House League Softball