skip navigation

BYB&S

Your Community Baseball & Softball Program

Barrington Youth Baseball & Softball League Description

Barrington Youth Baseball & Softball League Description

Barrington Youth Baseball and Softball (BYB&S) is committed to teach the game in a fun, competitive and instructional atmosphere. We are focused on improving the ability of every player while enhancing the experience for every family. Our efforts create a passion for the game that will last a lifetime. 

Players ages 5 to 18 have the opportunity to participate in baseball and softball in a variety of levels including the most competitive year round travel program (Barrington Travel - see the description at the bottom of the page or go directly to the Barrington Travel tab on the website) for highly skilled players to recreational programming for players of all abilities (BYB&S House Baseball & Softball). 

BYB&S is only open to residents who reside within the boundaries of school district 220.

The House season runs from April 1st through late June. Opening Day is April 22nd.

BYB&S also offers a Fall Season for House players.

 

House Baseball & Softball (spring)

Registration begins online (www.bybs.net) in January. At most levels, players are asked to attend an Evaluation Day on February 25th at Barrington High School. These evaluations assist commissioners in creating balanced teams for the spring season. Teams are formed in mid to late March and practices begin in early April. The house season ends in late June. All House divisions stress instruction and fun while ensuring equal participation. Some divisions end their season with competitive tournament to crown a champion and some also have a year end All Star game. A brief description of each division is listed below.

House Baseball

T Ball (Kindergarten and Pre-K)

A perfect way to introduce your child to the fundamentals of the game. Players learn the foundation skills of the sport that prepare them for baseball. Players are coached by volunteer parents and hit from a Tee throughout the season. The emphasis is on fun, instruction and equal participation. Late in the season, managers are given the option to introduce coach pitch to players who are ready to hit in this fashion. Teams participate in an 18 game instructional season in addition to practices scheduled by managers. Rosters and team assignments are structured around the schools. Most games are played at Langendorf Park and Lines School. There are no standings or playoffs at this level just great instruction and plenty of fun. **There is a play up option in this division.

Rookies (1st Grade)

Managers and coaches do all of the pitching at this level. Players are introduced to the skills necessary to play baseball. Volunteer parent managers and coaches teach the game through an 18 to 20 game schedule. Teams are encouraged to practice once per week. Rosters are created around the individual schools. Players attend an Evaluation Day. Most games are played at Langendorf Park, Station Middle School and Field of Dreams. There are no standings or playoffs at this level. **There is a play up option in this division.

A League (2nd Grade)

Players are introduced to pitching at this level. Each game has a portion of player pitch innings complimented by coach pitch the rest of the game. The goal is to teach these players how to pitch without slowing down the game for all other participants. There are no walks at this level. After ball four is thrown by a player, a coach enters the game to pitch to the hitter. Volunteer parent managers and coaches teach the game through a 20 game schedule. Players attend Evaluation Day. Teams are encouraged to practice once per week. Rosters are created around the individual schools and there are no standings or playoffs. **There is a play up option in this division.

AA League (3rd Grade)

Players do the majority of the pitching in this division and are also introduced to stealing bases. Volunteer parent managers and coaches teach the game through a 20 game schedule. Teams are encouraged to practice once per week. Games are played at Fields of Dreams, Langendorf Park. Players attend an Evaluation Day and teams are created by volunteer managers drafting players in an effort to create parity. There are no regular season standings however these teams will participate in a post season tournament to determine the AA Champs. **There is a play up option in this division.

AAA League (4th Grade)

Players begin to play major league style baseball with players pitching and stealing bases. Volunteer parent managers and coaches teach the game through an 18-20 game schedule. Teams are encouraged to practice once per week. Games are played at Fields of Dreams, Langendorf Park, South Barrington and Deer Park. Players attend an Evaluation Day and teams are created by volunteer managers drafting players in an effort to create parity. There are no regular season standings, however these teams will participate in a post season tournament to determine the AAA Champs. **There is a play up option in this division.

Majors (5th & 6th Grade)

Volunteer parent managers and coaches teach the game through an 18 to 20 game schedule. Teams are encouraged to practice once per week. Games are played at Field of Dreams, Langendorf Park and South Barrington. Players attend an Evaluation Day and teams are created by volunteer managers drafting players in an effort to create parity. There are no regular season standings however these teams will participate in a post season tournament to determine the Majors Champs.

Pony (7th - 9th Grade)

Teams, managed by volunteer parents, are created by a draft based on previous season's evaluations to create balanced teams. Players compete in an 18 to 20 game schedule that culminates with a playoff to determine the Pony Champs. Most games are played at Beese Park.  Pony is an exclusive wood bat division.

Colt (15-18 year olds)** 

The Colt program begins later in the spring than the rest of the house divisions. Teams are formed in early May and compete in an 18 to 20 game schedule followed by playoffs, with games played in Barrington and Palatine through mid July. The Colt division is an excellent way to continue playing the game while in high school.

 

**Play Up Option - This is a very rare request but some players are qualified to play at a higher level than their own age group. Players who wish to play up to a higher level can do so by making that request during the registration process and then need to attend Evaluation Day to determine if they are qualified to participate in a division with older players. Parents and players should be aware that by playing up - a player is likely to be the only player his or her age on their team as the vast majority of the players prefer to play with and against their own classmates.

 

House Softball

T-Ball (Kindergarten and Pre-K)

A perfect way to introduce your child to the fundamentals of the game. Players learn the foundation skills of the sport that prepare them for softball. Players are coached by volunteer parents and hit from a Tee throughout the season. The emphasis is on fun, instruction and equal participation. Teams participate in an 18 game instructional season in addition to practices scheduled by managers. Rosters and team assignments are structured around the schools. Most games are played at Langendorf Park and Lines School. There are no standings or playoffs at this level just great instruction and plenty of fun.

Juniors (1st & 2nd Grade)

Team rosters are built around the elementary schools as girls continue to learn the fundamentals of softball. Volunteer parent managers guide their teams through an 18 game schedule. Coaches do the majority of the pitching at this level to keep all players engaged in a fun and fast paced environment. There are no standings or playoffs at this level. Players attend an Evaluation Day. Games are played at Lines School, Langendorf Park and Fields of Dreams. **There is a play up option in this division.

Minors (3rd & 4th Grade)

Players are assigned to teams that are built around the elementary schools and are introduced to pitching at this level as games include both player and coach pitch innings. There are no walks in this division so players learn how to hit and all teammates are engaged in the fast paced action. There are no regular season standings during the 18 to 20 game schedule. Players attend Evaluation Day. Teams compete in a post season playoff to determine the Minors division champs. **There is a play up option in this division.

Majors (5th & 6th Grade)

Players begin to play traditional fast pitch softball at this level, doing all of the pitching and learning to steal bases. Players attend an evaluation day in February and are placed on rosters by a draft run by volunteer managers. Teams compete in an 18 to 20 game schedule. Players attend Evaluation Day. There are no regular season standings and teams compete in a year end playoff to determine the Majors Champs.

Seniors (7th & 8th Grade)

Teams compete against other Barrington teams as well as teams from Cary and are playing general high school softball rules. Players are drafted by volunteer Managers to teams that participate in an 18 to 20 game schedule and a post season playoff. Games are played at Fields of Dreams.

 

Travel -

Tryouts for the 2016 season took place in July of 2015. Tryouts for the 2017 teams will take place in July of 2016.

 

Full Time Travel Baseball & Softball

Barrington Youth Baseball & Softball offers competitive travel opportunities for baseball and softball players. This portion of our program is called Barrington Travel.  

Baseball full time travel is available for players u9 through u14. Softball full time travel is available for u12 and u14 players. Barrington Travel is only for residents of CUSD 220.    

Teams are formed by the end of July and most age groups have two teams but team counts are determined by the number of qualified players who attend the tryouts.

Players must register in advance for the Travel tryouts. Registration for tryouts will open in June.

Most Full Time Travel teams have winter training sessions beginning in December.  Depending on the age of the player- teams have 2 to 3 practices during the winter and then compete in a travel league regular season from April through June. Teams also participate in approximately 4 to 7 tournaments each season.

BYB&S is the feeder program for Barrington High School teams. BHS coaches work closely with our league to help create an experience that has players ready for the next level of competition.

BYB&S also has a relationship with Professional Baseball Instruction of Illinois (PBI) and will be utilizing the PBI headquarters in Lake Barrington for the majority of  training needs.  

Most full time travel fees range from $1,100 to $1,600. Fees are higher for teams that participate in out of state tournaments such as Cooperstown and Omaha.  

 

Mustangs

The Mustangs program will be available for all baseball and softball divisions from u9 through u14. 

Team formation is subject to sufficient player interest 

Mustangs is an advanced All Star experience for House Players who tryout to make one of the teams. Mustangs provides an introduction to what a full time travel experience entails while still participating in the House program.  Mustangs also provides the advanced house players with additional opportunities for development with more practice time and instruction.

Players will tryout for all Mustangs Divisions in early May.

Interested players in the Mustangs program will register online for tryouts beginning in late January.

Mustangs players still register for the 2014 House Season and participate on a House team during the spring.   In the spring, the Mustangs practice once a week on dates that do not conflict with their House Schedule. At the end of the House season, these Mustangs teams will play in 2 to 4 July tournaments.

Mustangs fees range from $300 to $500 depending on the number of tournaments entered and number of training sessions.  Mustangs fees cover all additional training, uniforms, tournament entries, etc.  Mustang players also participate in the House League and pay the House Registration fee.  

 

FALL BALL

Fall Ball is a great opportunity for those players who aren’t quite ready to see the summer end. Registration for the Fall season opens in late June. Rosters will be formed in mid August with one or two scheduled practices prior to the start of a seven to eight week schedule. Games are played on Sunday afternoons beginning in early September and ending in late October. More information on Fall Ball will be posted in June.
 

** All descriptions are subject to change based on enrollment.