The Winfield Wolves are the traveling baseball program of the Winfield In Action (WIA) Youth Sports Association.
This program is geared towards WIA players and Winfield Park District residents ages 9 to 14, who are seeking a higher level of competition and who are willing to make a substantial commitment to playing baseball. Outside community players are welcome to tryout and could make the team as long as the WIA and Winfield Park District criteria is met at time of tryouts. Please click on the link regarding our tryout policy: https://www.leagueathletics.com/Page.asp?n=103310&org=winfieldtravelprogram.org
The Wolves believe that the pursuit of excellence in the areas of academics and baseball helps develop maturity and self-confidence. We believe that the experiences a player has with the Wolves will be beneficial throughout his lifetime. The focus of the Wolves is the development of the individual player. Our goal is to maximize the development of the individual through situations that challenges each player, a coaching staff that adheres to high standards, and first class facilities. The Wolves are resolute in dedicating its time and resources to the technical, tactical, physical, and psychological aspects of playing baseball.
Players are selected by a committee based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, performance level, commitment, ability, effort and attitude. Tryouts for the Wolves program are held in mid/late July, early August for the upcoming season. Wolves Travel Baseball has historically fielded full-time teams at the 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U age levels. We strongly encourage grade appropriate play. Age eligibility is determined by the player’s age on April 30th, of that current year.
The mission of the Winfield Wolves Travel Baseball Program is to provide opportunities for the more competitive ballplayer. Our travel program strives to provide a higher level of coaching and training that will assist in the development of the ballplayer.
The Wolves play an aggressive schedule (approx. 30-50 games) from early April- Mid July, competing with other community traveling teams thru an 18 game (weather permitting) league through the WSBL (West Suburban Baseball League), scrimmages and approx. 4-7 local and (possibly) out of state tournaments. Two tournaments the Winfield Wolves host, that is Memorial Day weekend and 2nd weekend in July for our Summer Slam. Number of tournaments and games are factored based on team age and experience. Teams train and practice indoors starting in January and throughout the winter months. Practices continue throughout the season, which typically runs from April through the middle of July.
There is a registration fee charged to each player to help cover the costs associated with this program. We are proud of the fact that we keep our registration costs low, due to the volunteer participation of parents and family members who help with fundraising efforts and concession duties. Sponsors also play a very important role in assisting with our travel program.
The Winfield Wolves are also proud holders of the grandfather certificate for Cooperstown Dreams Park for the 12U team to go to each year. This tournament is a week long tournament and an experience of a lifetime for these young players. This tournament is extremely expensive and the Wolves take pride that we don't ask for additional fees out of families pockets for this trip, but get it paid by doing additional fundraising and obtaining additional sponsorships to fund for the trip.
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