Elmhurst Youth Baseball (EYB) is the OFFICIAL Little League Baseball non-profit organization in Elmhurst, Illinois. EYB offers Spring and Fall leagues, player development clinics and the areas best Travel baseball program, Elmhurst Extreme.
The top 8U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 14U and 16U teams will be playing in All-Star and Little League International Tournaments depending on the representative age group. The Little League International tournament will take priority over other tournaments. Little League plays double elimination tournaments beginning with a District tournament. The champion of that round moves on to the Sectional tournament, and that champion moves on to the State tournament and so on, (ultimately to Williamsport, PA for the top 12U teams to play in the Little League World Series).
Please note that there are regional boundaries for the LL tournament players that include all of Elmhurst and small portions of some surrounding towns. There are other rules that can enable players to play LL who live outside the boundaries. Please contact the coach at tryout if you are not sure that you qualify to play in the LL tournament. A player not eligible for a LL team may play on a regular tournament team if a 2nd team is created.
The age cut off for Tournament teams is September 1st for the LL teams (e.g. players turning 11 after Augusts 31st of the current year are eligible to play on the 10 year old team). For non Little League teams, May 1st is the cut off (e.g. players turning 9 after April 30th of the current year are eligible to play on the 8 year old team). All registered EYB players are welcome.
TIME COMMITMENT: Generally speaking players on our Tournament Teams are extending their baseball season by another month. Tournament play extends through July, which can include the 4th of July weekend. Most tournaments start on a Wed. and are played through the weekend. Most teams will schedule 3-4 tournaments in July. All the tournaments entered are in the Chicagoland area, so there is no over night traveling.
After the All-Star teams are picked, Managers will schedule practice once a week, generally on Sunday. As the in-house season winds down, practices will increase to 3-4 times a week. It is not uncommon for these teams to play a game or hold a practice 5-6 days a week during the tournament season.
COST: These teams are funded entirely by the players’ families, except for the Little League tournament that is paid for by EYB. The overall cost can vary depending on how many tournaments a team enters. More information will be coming once tournaments have been chosen
Tryouts will be held on May 16th, 2021 at Berens Park, Elmhurst IL
EYB Families - In the event of wet weather in the forecast, EYB will be working with the Park District to assess each field. Decisions will be made late in the afternoon to try to allow the EYB and Park District every opportunity to get fields ready.
Managers should not be canceling any games until they hear from either EYB or their respective League Commissioners.