Woodridge Athletic Association (WAA) Baseball Covid Guidance - 2021

As a VOLUNTEER organization, we want to make sure every participant knows that our participation as members of the Board, as parents of players in this league, is completely voluntary. We also want to remind every parent and child that their participation is completely voluntary. At any time, if the safety of your child or your family is in question, we will place no pressure or judgment on you or your child choosing to not participate in anything that is not in line with what you believe to be safe.


That being said, the WAA is taking guidance from IDPH's Sport Safety Guidance and the Woodridge Park District. If your player has a COVID close contact please follow IDPH Quarantine Guidance.


- Teams are responsible for cleaning all trash from their dugout after each game.

- Teams should not enter the dugout until the other team completely exits.

- Teams are discouraged from handshakes/high fives (air high fives or hat tipping are recommended!)

- No chewing gum, spitting or sunflower seeds allowed in the dugout.

- Spacing of players in the dugout at 3 feet apart is encouraged. PPE (masks and gaiters) should be worn in the dugout when social distancing is not able to be achieved. Consider using the space immediately adjacent to the dugout behind the field fence for additional spacing. Coaches will NOT be responsible for a child’s behavior. Please instruct your child on social distancing protocols, sanitizing protocols and masking/PPE protocols prior to participation. If your child fails to maintain PPE and social distancing recommendations, we encourage you to instruct them on what you desire for the safety of your family. We do not want this burden placed on our VOLUNTEER coaches as they are trying to coach the players. 

- Bleachers adjacent to the fields we ask social distancing to be respected.

- Any individual who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices. Fans, coaches, umpires and players included.


- Per the Woodridge Park District masks are not required when participating in the sport, while practicing or in games.

- Players are expected to wear masks in the dugout when 3 ft distance cannot be maintained.

- Any player who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.


- Only 3 coaches will be allowed in the dugout. Coaches will be allowed to stand outside the dugout during play to afford better opportunity for social distancing.

- Coaches expected to offer reinforcement to the league guidelines for social distancing and sanitary recommendations including PPE.

- Coaches, again, are volunteers in this organization. They are there to coach baseball and will not be tasked by the WAA to enforce the guidelines established for safe participation in sports, as outlined by the CDC and IDPH. We expect the coaches, as parents of children in this league, to do their best for their own children and yours to make this a safe environment to play baseball. The responsibility with respect to following current participation guidelines, however, falls upon the parents and the children participating in WAA. No one knows your child better than you do. We expect you as a parent to know whether your child will be able to successfully fulfill your family’s expected behavior on the field of play. If you feel your child will need extensive direction on these guidelines and/or will not be able to comply with what your family expects in this current situation, you should consider not allowing the child’s participation in WAA at this time.

- Any coach who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.


- Seating is permitted in the outfield and deep along the foul lines. Standing at appropriate social distance and the use of individual folding chairs is encouraged.

- We request locations around the dugout and behind home plate not be used by spectators.

- Fans are encouraged not to congregate in the areas behind home plate or around the dugouts before and after games.

- Fans are encouraged to respect social distancing guidelines at all times while on site and to consider wearing PPE, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained.

-Any individual who is running a temperature, sick, or not feeling well should not attend any games or practices.



Woodridge Athletic Association Board of Directors 2021

Woodridge Travel Baseball

Woodridge Bulldogs
8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, 16U, 17U, 18U
Full-Time Travel Teams
For the Spring/Summer 2022 Season


Please complete the below form and bring it with you to your first tryout session 
Tryout Registration Form


8U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 14th - 5:45 PM @ Meadowview
  • Tuesday, July 20th - 5:45 PM @ Meadowview
  • Saturday, July 24th - 10:30 AM @ Meadowview

Manager: Tim Bates

9U Bulldogs 2022

  • Monday, July 12th - 5:45 PM @ Sipley~ Postponed due to rain
  • Tuesday, July 13th - 5:45 PM @ Sipley
  • Wednesday, July 14th- 5:45 PM @ Goodrich

Manager: Mike Adams

10U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 7th - 5:30 PM @ Jefferson
  • Wednesday, July 14th - 5:30 PM @ Jefferson

Manager: Jason McGriff-Culver

11U Bulldogs 2022

Private Tryouts upon request. 

Please contact me directly at 630-926-3350 or Mark.Machacek@modis.com


Manager: Mark Machacek

12U Bulldogs 2022


  • Wednesday, July 7th - 5:45 PM @ Orchard 2
  • Saturday, July 10th - 10:00 AM @ Orchard 2
  • Additional tryouts will be private, Please contact the managers (through the link below).

2 Teams
12U Black: Jerry Bauer (Cooperstown All Star Village)
12U Red: Tom Lyp (Full)

13U Bulldogs 2022

  • Please contact the 13U Managers through the link below for private tryouts.

2 Teams
13U Black: Josh Potter 
13U Red: Brian Jarvis

14U Bulldogs 2022

2 Teams
14U Black: Dave Rapinchuk
14U Red: Frank Denigris

16U Bulldogs 2022

Manager: Stephen Santos

17U Bulldogs 2022

  • Please contact manager through the link below for Private Tryouts, looking for 2 to 3 players

Manager: Rich Sperando

18U Bulldogs 2022

  • Wednesday, July 21st - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)
  • Wednesday, July 28th - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)
  • Wednesday, August 4th - 5:45 PM Janes 1 SW (7925 Janes Ave)

Manager: Anthony Bryant


Times/Dates Subject to Change, so please check our website regularly.

** Tryout for the Team that matches your age on or before 4/30/2022 **

Players Are Strongly Encouraged To Attend Multiple Tryout Sessions
Can't Make a Tryout?  Please contact the Manager directly for possible alternative options

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to Check-In & Warm-Up

The 12U Black Team Competes Each Year In Cooperstown, NY!  

Directions to Fields: Orchard Fields, 63rd St. Field, Sipley Field, Jefferson FieldsJanes 1 SW Field & Janes 2 NE Field

Visit Our Website For Additional Information: www.WoodridgeTravelBaseball.org 

Questions?  Checkout our FAQ's

Rain-Outs:  If a Tryout Session gets Rained-Out, Please Check
the website later that day for any possible reschedules

Tryout Registration: 
Please complete the below form and bring it with you to your first tryout session 
Tryout Registration Form


Woodridge Bulldogs Tournaments



3 Games Guaranteed

Patched Umpires

Fields Re-Lined Between Games

Individual Player Awards for Winners

Tournament Dates Age Levels Cost †
Memorial Day Weekend May 27-31, 2021

9U, 10U11U, 12U, 13U
Full: 10U,11U,12U

Bang Bang Classic June 30-July 4, 2021

8U, 9U, 11U, 12U, 13U
11U: AA or A Teams Only


Bang Bang Classic June 30-July 4, 2021 16U  Cancelled $650


Early Bird Discount: $25 Discount Per Team, Per Tournament, If Paid by Dec 31st

Additional Discount: Multiple Tournament Discount: $25 Discount Per Tournament for a Team Registering for Multiple Tournaments OR Organization Discount: $25 Discount Per Team For Multiple Teams Registering From Same Organization. Payment Must Be Received Together for the Multiple Tournament or Organization Discount to apply.

Questions? Please Contact the Appropriate Age Group Tournament Director:

8U: Bryan Dvoracek
9U: Jason McGriff-Culver
10U: Mark Machacek
(11U Memorial) 11U: Jerry Bauer
(11U Bang Bang) 11U: Tom Lyp
(12U Memorial) 12U: Josh Potter
(12U Bang Bang) 12U: Brian Jarvis
(13U Memorial) 13U: Dave Rapinchuk
(13U Bang Bang) 13U: Frank Denigris
16U: Rich Sperando


Woodridge is located in the Darien/Downers Grove Area, 2 miles North of the I-355 and I-55 interchange. Once exiting off I-355 our fields are within a 3 minute drive.


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seball Tournament?


2022 - Noah Edders - Bradley University, Peoria, IL (D1 - Baseball)


2022 - Brandon Buday - Washington University, St. Louis, MO (D3 - Baseball)
2022 - Tyler Jarvis - Carthage College, Wisconsin (D3 - Basketball)
2022 - Michael Bucher - Carthage College, Wisconsin (D3 - Baseball)
2022 - Brian Huttner - Cornerstone University, Michigan (D3 - Baseball)

2021 - Alex Rapinchuk - Lawrence Technological University, Michigan (D3 - Football)
2021 - A.J. Oskorep - Culver Stockton College, Missouri (D3 - Baseball)


2022 - Bobby Atkinson - Heartland Community College, Normal, IL (JC - Baseball)

2022 - Kyle Fenner - College of DuPage, IL (JC - Baseball)

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Today's Team Events - 7/30/2021

Today's Schedule - Friday 7/30/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
7/30/2021Friday trBulldogs 15UMidwest Showcase @ Northern Illinois University GameTBP  
7/30/2021Friday3:00PtrBulldogs 16UTeam Exposure Midwest Showcase vs Windy CityNIU - Recreational FieldGameTBP  
7/30/2021Friday5:00PtrBulldogs 16UTeam Exposure Midwest Showcase vs Prime AthleticsNIU - Recreational FieldGameTBP  
Legend:   TBP=To Be Played   in=Instructional   pi=Pinto   mu=Mustang   br=Bronco   po=Pony   co=Colt   pa=Palomino   to=Tournament   tr=Travel   fa=Fall   View Entire Team Schedules

Tomorrow's Team Events - 7/31/2021

Tomorrow's Schedule - Saturday 7/31/2021

Division Date Day Time Visitor Home Field Type Status Ump1 Ump2
7/31/2021Saturday trBulldogs 15UMidwest Showcase @ Northern Illinois University GameTBP  
7/31/2021Saturday9:00AtrBulldogs 16UTeam Exposure Midwest Showcase vs Bracket PlayNorthern Illinois UniversityGameTBP  
7/31/2021Saturday8:00PTBDtrBulldogs 11U RedOrchard 2GameCancelled  
Legend:   TBP=To Be Played   in=Instructional   pi=Pinto   mu=Mustang   br=Bronco   po=Pony   co=Colt   pa=Palomino   to=Tournament   tr=Travel   fa=Fall   View Entire Team Schedules

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