2022 Age Requirements

WPPA has six divisions for baseball and four divisions for girls softball in its Spring House League.   Each division covers two age years based on the player's age on August 31 of the current year.

For Fall Ball, the same age cut offs are used for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U in both baseball and softball.

Age           If the player was born on and between...           For 2021, the player will play in...
15-19 Sep 1, 2002 and Aug 31, 2007 Spring: Liberty Baseball
13-14 Sep 1, 2007 and Aug 31, 2009 Spring: Senior Baseball or 14U Girls Softball; Fall: 14U
11-12 Sep 1, 2009 and Aug 31, 2011 Spring: Major Baseball or 12U Girls Softball; Fall: 12U
9-10 Sep 1, 2011 and Aug 31, 2013 Spring: Minor Baseball or 10U Girls Softball; Fall: 10U
7-8 Sep 1, 2013 and Aug 31, 2015 Spring: Junior Baseball or 8U Girls Softball; Fall: 8U
5-6 Sep 1, 2015 and Aug 31, 2017 Spring: Rookie Baseball


Players must register in the registration program associated with their age-based league/division.  Take special care to input your player's birth date accurately to ensure your player it properly registered.

Exceptions to Age Requirements

If you have a compelling reason that your child should play in a different age category than prescribed above please follow the steps below.

Prior to sending the request, please note that "Play-up" requests are rejected 99.9% of the time as WPPA believes in every player having 2 years at each age level and also fostering the opportunity to become a leader within their appropriate age division.  The need for "Play Down" is more likely to be approved if it relates to the safety and development of your player.

  1. Register your player in their age-appropriate division based on your player's actual age.
  2. Email registration@wppachicago.org your request to move your player to a different division.  Include the following information in your email:
    • Player name
    • Actual registered division (e.g., Minor Baseball)
    • Requested division (e.g., Junior Baseball)
    • Rationale for your request

The commissioner for your age appropriate division will respond after discussing with with the board and the registration chair.

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