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House League Overview

Registration for the 2017 Season is Closed


Spring House League

The Spring House League is Glenview Youth Baseball's primary baseball league.  The spring season runs from April through June with approximately 800-1000 players participating in age divisions ranging from 4 years old to 14 years old.  The league is open to boys and girls of all skill levels. 

Athletes who are playing in the Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League as part of the Glenview Patriots, GYB's selective and more competitive travel league, are also required to participate in the Spring House League.


Summary of House League Divisions

Division Grade Age before 9/1/2017 Description  Cost   
Rookie Preschool 4 Instructional $139
Shetland Preschool 5 T-Ball $199
Pinto 6 K 6 Coach Pitch $199
Pinto 7 1st 7 Coach Pitch $199
Pinto 8 2nd 8 Player Pitch until 4 balls; then coach pitch $199
Mustang 9 3rd 9 Player Pitch $279
Mustang 10 4th 10 Player Pitch $279
Bronco 5th & 6th 11 Player Pitch $279
Pony 7th & 8th 13 Player Pitch $279

 


Rookie

Content coming soon. 


Shetland

Shetland is an instructional league to teach five and six-year-old players the fundamentals of baseball by the simplest method possible - letting them play the game. Emphasis must be on instruction, not on the league championship. 

Shetland was developed as a Tee-Ball League, using a batting tee instead of a pitcher. The division provides an excellent opportunity to teach basic catching, throwing, batting and fielding, and a love of the game of baseball without making the experience a course of intensified instruction. The best approach is to let the teams play with little thought to victory or defeat, but merely for the joy of participation while, at the same time, learning the fundamentals of teamwork, group discipline and sportsmanship.


Pinto 6

The Pinto 6 level of Spring House League is a co-ed, coach-pitch baseball league for players at the kindergarten level.  Players in this league must be 6 years old prior to September 1st of the same year they intend to play.

A six year old has the option to register for and play in either Shetland or Pinto 6.

Games are typically played from April through June on Saturday mornings.

 


Pinto 7

The Pinto 7 level of Spring House League is a co-ed baseball league for players at the 7U level.  Players in this league must be 7 years old prior to September 1st of the same year they intend to play.

Games are typically played from April through June on Saturday mornings.


Pinto 8

The Pinto 8 level of Spring House League is a co-ed baseball league for players at the 8U level.  Players in this league must be 8 years old prior to September 1st of the same year they intend to play.

Games are typically played from April through June on Saturday mornings.


Mustang 9

Content coming soon.


Mustang 10

Beginning with Mustang 10, the players are playing real baseball in accordance with The Rules of Major League Baseball as well as specific PONY rules that are in place to supersede the MLB rules where appropriate such as pitching, substitution, re-entry, etc. 

With scaled down bases and pitching distances, players react quite favorably to the greater challenge of the game and have little difficulty mastering the transition.


Bronco

The Bronco division is a continuation of the philosophy to fit the diamond to the physical potential of the players.

The bases and pitching distances are scaled up slightly from the Mustang division.

The transition diamond used in Bronco division, permits infielders and outfielders to select their defensive positions in relationship to the anticipated speed of the ball when they field it.

Without this transition diamond, Bronco players play their position disproportionately closer to the bases, infield and pitcher.

This diamond positions the infielders and outfielders in direct proportion to that assumed by Major League Baseball players and permits the younger players to play the game as it was designed to play.


Pony

The Pony division is the transition league that takes players from the "kid" leagues to "young adult" status. It permits a player to play on a diamond tailored to his size and capability rather than being moved to one with twice the playing area in a single year. Pony is specifically designed for the player in those very formative early-teen years. 


With bases set 80 feet apart and pitchers throwing from 54 feet, Pony athletes play one of the most fascinating games in all of youth baseball. Well beyond the beginners stage, they have mastered all but the finest points of technique and strategy and can play the game with a skill comparable to that of older players, if you let them play it on a field specifically designed to match their physical limitations.

Questions?

Contact your league rep below.


Ed Leszynski

League Rep - Rookie

Phone: 847-899-2001

Nathan Klinge

League Rep - Shetland

Phone: 5152911254

Rob Loftus

League Rep - Pinto 6

Matt Bauer

League Rep - Pinto 7

Phone: 847) 650-0031

Nathan Klinge

League Rep - Pinto 8

Phone: 515-291-1254

Steve Rasmussen

League Rep - Mustang 9

Phone: 312-267-5177

Brad Niedermaier

League Rep - Mustang 10

Raam Jani

League Rep - Bronco 11, 12

Phone: (847) 736-7760

John Traub

League Rep - Pony 13,14

Phone: 847-902-9004


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