2021 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, 2001 and Aug 31, 2006 Spring: Liberty Baseball
13-14 Sep 1, 2006 and Aug 31, 2008 Spring: Senior Baseball or 14U Girls Softball; Fall: 14U
11-12 Sep 1, 2008 and Aug 31, 2010 Spring: Major Baseball or 12U Girls Softball; Fall: 12U
9-10 Sep 1, 2010 and Aug 31, 2012 Spring: Minor Baseball or 10U Girls Softball; Fall: 10U
7-8 Sep 1, 2012 and Aug 31, 2014 Spring: Junior Baseball or 8U Girls Softball; Fall: 8U
5-6 Sep 1, 2014 and Aug 31, 2016 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, following do the following:

  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., Major Baseball)
    • Rationale for your request

The commissioner for your age appropriate division will respond after discussing with with the board and the registration chair.  Note that most all "Play-up" requests are rejected 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.

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