FALL BALL REGISTRATION
IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2021 Fall Season!
Below is a brief description of the different divisions we offer within Frankfort Baseball for our Fall Ball Season. Frankfort Baseball offers a fall baseball program designed to provide the opportunity for our players to continue to build their skills in a fun, relaxed environment. Teams will be formed in mid to late August and the season will consist of 10-14 games playing against teams from Frankfort as well as other neighboring towns. The season will begin either late August or beginning of September and be completed by mid-to-late October depending on age division. Players sign up for the age division they plan to play next spring. Frankfort Baseball provides a hat, jersey and socks to players in Pinto, Mustang and Bronco leagues. Players are responsible for baseball pants and cleats. Please wait until you are assigned a team before purchasing your pants. Pants may be purchased at Actions Sports. Action Sports is a proud supplier to Frankfort Baseball! If you have any questions, please contact Scott Kendrick, Fall Ball Director at
REGISTRATION CLOSES August 15th
Teams will be formed around August 16th
League Games begin August 28th
This division is for players that are 4-5-6 years old as of 08/31/2022. At this level players are introduced to the very basics of baseball. This league does not keep score or record outs and uses a continuous batting order where every player bats every inning.
The Pinto Division is for players that are 7 or 8 as of 08/31/2022. At this level players are exposed to more facets of the game of baseball, including pitching, walks, extra-base hits and use of a regulation baseball. There are some Rules that are modified for the youngsters to incorporate fun with player development appropriate for this age group.
The Mustang Division is for players that are 9 or 10 as of 08/31/2022. The Mustang Division players make a big step towards a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where umpires call the game and scores and league standings are kept. Stealing is allowed only after the pitch has reached the batter. Games are pitched entirely by the players.
The Bronco Division is for players that are 11 or 12 as of 8/31/2022. The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases, and the diamond is now 70 feet. Managers have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball.
The Pony Division is for players that are 13 or 14 as of 08/31/2022. The Pony Division is a competitive division best characterized by fewer players, fewer teams, and bigger fields. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. The diamond is now 80 feet. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to larger fields, stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.
The Colt Division is for players that are 15 or 16 as of 04/30/2021. The Colt Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
The Palomino Division is for players that are 17, 18, or 19 as of 04/30/2021. The Palomino Division is a competitive division played on a Major League sized field.
2022 Frankfort Travel Baseball Tryout Info - Updated
2022 Frankfort Travel Baseball Tryout Info
Frankfort Force is a full-time travel baseball program and its tryouts are open to all interested players. 2021 fees for Force players were $1200-$1500. 2022 fees approx $1200-1500.
Frankfort Eagles is a part-time travel program that play in the Chicagoland Sunday Baseball League and have a 10-15 game regular season schedule with up to 3 tournaments. Eagles players must play in the Frankfort house league during the 2022 season. 2022 fees approx $600.
The age cut-off Force players is determined based on the player's age as of April 30, 2022.
However, we encourage players with later birthdays to play with their class in school as opposed to playing with a younger grade. For example, a player who just completed 7th grade and has a birthday in May would still be 13 as of April 30, 2022 and thus be eligible for the 13u team. However, as an 8th grader next year, the player's grade in school would indicate participation at the 14u level. Grade level equivalents are as follows:
15u = 9th grade
11u = 5th grade
14u = 8th grade
10u = 4th grade
13u = 7th grade
9u = 3rd grade
12u = 6th grade
8u = 2nd grade
Players should arrive at the park one-half hour prior to the start time to check in and warm-up. They should wear normal baseball attire and bring their own glove, bat, helmet, and water.
If a player is offered a roster spot, we will collect a $250 non-refundable deposit to secure the roster position. The deposit will be applied towards the 2022 fees.
July 21 and 22
Main E 6:00PM
July 20 and 26
Main D 6:00PM
10U Force Blue
Main D 1:00PM
11U Force Blue
Main B 5:30PM
11U Force Black
Main B 6:00PM
12U Force Black
1 - catcher
12U Force White
13U Force Black
14U Force Black
14U Force Blue
8U Eagles - FALL TRYOUTS – LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – MORE INFO TO FOLLOW
9U Eagles - FALL TRYOUTS – LATE AUGUST/SEPTEMBER – MORE INFO TO FOLLOW
Updates will follow periodically depending on the team. Stay tuned to the FBB website for more details. General questions can be sent to Frankfort Baseball Travel Director – Mike Bouck at . Questions regarding specific teams can be communicated to the team manager listed above.
We'd like to share the following exciting information from our good friends at Frankfort Warriors Travel Basketball! See below for information pertaining to their Summer Camp at the Ranch! Register here: https://www.frankfortwarriors.com/camps-clinics):
Opportunities are available to earn your volunteer refund.
Click here to sign up for one or more of these events and complete your volunteer duty early! You must get an email confirmation to be successfully signed up for a volunteer opportunity. Please only click once on the assign tab otherwise you can remove yourself if you click twice.
Frankfort Baseball continues to make mprovements of our fields thanks to the generosity of a Board Member! Below is an update on the renovations with photos below that. Thanks to the tireless effort of Volunteer Board Members to make our fields the best in the area!
Outfield turf replacement work at C3 and C4 at Commissioners. The existing spotty turf was removed and the black dirt was re-graded. The new sod is down on both fields and with all of the watering, is coming along nicely as you can see from the attached pictures.
Aso, a new yard hydrant (see attached picture) has been installed behind the backstop at C3 to replace the old leaking one.
The State of IL updated the Phase 4 - DCEO All Sports Guidelines for Covid Mitigation.
The largest change is related to high risk and low risk sports related as to which sports can remove masks.
-Participants in low risk sports (baseball/softball, tennis, archery, fishing and track and field) can remove masks when they can social distance. When teams are in the dugouts, huddling, etc., masks need to be worn.
A document that the Park District is providing is on the FBB Documents Link regarding the updated guidelines for sports and the current guidelines for other assembly groups.
Mask wearing at Park District facilities is required unless you are eating or drinking or participating in a low risk sport as outlined below.
Individuals that are vaccinated are NOT exempt from wearing masks
As Illinois moves towards our new normal, the State of Illinois administration is outlining clear metrics and
mitigations that will allow the State to gradually reopen. For more on the bridge to Phase 5 & expanded capacity
limits in Phase 4 visit the website below.
All Sports Guidelines
Low risk sports, when played outdoors and social distancing can be provided, need not wear a mask.
That includes; baseball/softball, fishing, tennis, archery, and track & field. When players or athletes are
not engaged in play such as when on the bench, in a huddle masks must be worn.
All spectators and athletes must wear a mask unless it poses a risk or they are in low risk sport. This is
for outdoors and indoor play. The figure below illustrates how to determine the mitigation for each
sport. The figure is taken from the IDPH DECO All Sports Guidelines provides an illustration. The sports
that fall in that group are represented in the image at the top.
The language used in the IL DCEO Sports Guidelines suggests that Covid Testing should be done for higher
risk sports, including participants, coaches, trainers and officials. Testing does not apply for those
Welcome to another exciting year of Frankfort Baseball!
From everyone on the Board, I would like to thank you for your support of one of our community’s finest organization. Frankfort Baseball is a self-funded, not-for-profit organization providing nearly 1,000 youths 5-18 years old the opportunity to play baseball, make friends, and learn sportsmanship.Click here to view our offering on some new sponsorship opportunities
Karrie Cummings - Director of Sponsorship/Fundraising
Our deepest condolences go out to the Scaletta Family. We mourn the loss of a long time and current board member of Frankfort Baseball, Joseph Scaletta. Joe was a long time Board Member even before since his son Sam started in 2007. Joe worked tirelessly at almost every level and the latest being at the upper levels of Pony/Colt/Palomino/Collegiate. He was instrumental in Frankfort Baseball joining SWILA as well as coordinator of the Frankfort Baseball Scholarship program with Lincoln-Way East and area high schools. Joe's pride and joy was Borg Warner field. He worked endless at its upkeep. If we had a tournament, you would have seen Joe there volunteering. Joe loved baseball especially Frankfort Baseball. Outside of baseball Joe was the Co-Founder of Scaletta Armoring in Bedford Park, IL. Private family funeral services will be held at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church on December 1, 2020. Funeral Information: Cumberland Chapels, 708-456-8300 or www.cumberlandchapels.com.
Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Joseph V. Scaletta to Frankfort Baseball online here or you can mail a check to Frankfort Baseball, P.O. Box 261, Frankfort, IL 60423.
We have a wonderful opportunity for our Frankfort Baseball Organization to receive charitable donations from AmazonSmile this year.
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To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com on your web browser or activate AmazonSmile on your Amazon Shopping app on your iOS or Android phone (found under settings on your app). On your browser, you may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. When you’re using the app, always check for the “AmazonSmile” logo to ensure you’re activated for AmazonSmile. Once your account is activated, be sure to choose your charity (Frankfort Baseball Inc). That's it!
With Amazon Prime days starting tomorrow and the holidays quickly approaching, we hope that this will be a beneficial way to support our organization.
We have proceeded to make improvements at both parks. We have started with the baseball dugouts. Below is an update on the renovations.
All painting of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park is completed.
All new roofs and new metal drip caps of the dugouts at both Main Park and Commissioners Park are completed.
All of the grounds crew new overhead doors now have new weather-stripping, new pull handles and new locks installed (see Main -Bronco Grounds OVHD Door pic as an example).
All (14) dugouts have new player equipment boxes installed and painted (see Commish – Bronco 1st Base Front pic as example).
All coaches closets at both Main Park and Commissioners Park have new doors, new frames, new hardware and new locksets .
Main E: New concrete slabs for both dugouts were poured. 1st base and 3rd base dugout wood framing with player benches, helmet cubbies and painting will be completed.
Main Park (B, D, and Borg) dugouts. Remove and replace the siding, fascia, plywood roof sheathing and roof shingles. New hollow metal frames, doors and new hardware for coaches’ closets. New overhead doors for the grounds crew sheds. Painting to follow.
The same process above will be applied to Commissioners Park dugouts as well once Main Park is completed.
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