When: Monday January 23, 2017 Who: Current in-house Spring Players registered for Frankfort Baseball I7 League What: 5pm Parent & Player meeting (please plan 2 hours) Where: MVP Clubhouse 9218 Corsair, Frankfort, IL
After the meeting there will be a player try-out (evaluation) for the formation of the 2017 (7U) Eagles team. Please have your son bring his glove, water bottle, bat, and helmet (a bat and helmet will be provided if he does not have his own). If you do not have a helmet or a bat this will be provided.
If you have any questions prior to the meeting please contact: Ryan Crabtree 708/822-0113 email@example.com
Frankfort Eagles is a part-time travel program that plays in the Chicagoland Sunday Baseball League and have a 10-15 game regular season schedule with up to 3 tournaments. The season overview will be discussed at the 5pm meeting
IS NOW OPEN FOR 2017!
Welcome to Frankfort Baseball!
Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball. Frankfort Baseball offers a baseball program designed to provide the opportunity for our players to build their skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Generally, practices begin in April and games begin in May and end by July 1st. Teams are assigned in March. Managers will contact players when practices begin in early spring. Frankfort Baseball provides a hat, jersey and socks to players in Shetland, I6, I7, Pinto, Mustang and Bronco leagues. Players are responsible for baseball pants and cleats. Please wait until you are assigned a team before purchasing your pants. Pants may be purchased at Actions Sports. Action Sports is a proud supplier to Frankfort Baseball!
As in the past, fees must be paid via credit card at the time of registration. Our website lists all the fees. Save money now and register before the holiday bills pile up! Payment for registration fees and refundable volunteer fee are required at time of registration. If payment is not made at the time of registration, the registration is automatically deleted.
Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball. If you have any questions or for any "play up" requests, please send an email to Jeff Paliga, Player Personnel Director at
The Shetland Division is for players that are 5 years old as of 04/30/2017. The Shetland division is a T-ball division. At this level players are introduced to the very basics of baseball. This league does not keep score or record outs and uses a continuous batting order where every player bats every inning. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Instructional 6 (I6) Division is for players that are 6 years old as of 04/30/2017. At this level players continue their basic skill development in a purely instructional format, where coaches pitch to the players. This league does not keep score, but outs are recorded. Rules are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Instructional 7 (I7) Division is for players that are 7 years old as of 04/30/2017. At this level players continue their basic skill development in a purely instructional format. This league does not keep score, but outs are recorded. At this level coaches pitch the first half of the season with the players being introduced to pitching during the second half of the season. Rules are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group. A softer safety baseball is used.
The Pinto Division is for players that are 8 years old as of 04/30/2017. At this level players are exposed to more facets of the game of baseball, including pitching, walks, extra-base hits and use of a regulation baseball. There are some Rules that are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group.
The Mustang Division is for players that are 9 or 10 as of 04/30/2017. The Mustang Division players make a big step towards a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where umpires call the game and scores and league standings are kept. Stealing is allowed only after the pitch has reached the batter. Games are pitched entirely by the players.
The Bronco Division is for players that are 11 or 12 as of 04/30/2017. The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases, and the diamond is now 70 feet. Managers have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball.
The Pony Division is for players that are 13 or 14 as of 04/30/2017. The Pony Division is a competitive division best characterized by fewer players, fewer teams, and bigger fields. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. The diamond is now 80 feet. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to larger fields, stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.
The Colt Division is for players that are 15 or 16 as of 04/30/2017. The Colt Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Palomino Division is for players that are 17 or 18 as of 04/30/2017. The Palomino Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Collegiate Division is for players that are 19 thru 24 as of 04/30/2017. The Collegiate Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
To help ensure the health and safety of young athletes, CDC developed the HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports initiative to offer information about concussions to coaches, parents, and athletes involved in youth sports. The HEADS UP initiative provides important information on preventing, recognizing, and responding to a concussion.
The Frankfort Park District enacted an ordinance effective March 14, 2014, prohibiting the use and possession of tobacco products on park district fields. Please be aware of this and inform your families and friends that come to the park.
Please be aware of the following bat restrictions Frankfort Baseball has adopted for the upcoming baseball season for all levels, in-house, Eagles and Force. These restrictions are in place for the protection of our children participating this year, as well as years to come.
1. No bats with a barrel greater than 2 1/4 for Shetland to Pinto Leagues. For all other leagues, nothing greater than 2 5/8th.
2. Any non-wood bat with a -3 drop must carry the BBCOR stamp.
3. Any bat with a drop greater that -3 must have the 1.15 stamp.
4. Colt through College, bats cannot be greater than 2 5/8ths, and must be wood, wood barreled, or BBCOR certified.
EXCEPTION - 14u EAGLES ONLY
Only (-3) bats may be used and the bat must be BBCOR certified. The bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be not more than two and five-eights (2-5/8”) in diameter at the barrel and is to be stamped with a BPF .50. These are the rules for high school.