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2022 WBSA Sponsored Baseball Programs

Welcome to the Wilton Baseball and Softball Association.

The Wilton Baseball and Softball Association (WBSA) is a nonprofit organization formed to establish an active Baseball and Softball organization in the Town of Wilton.  Wilton Baseball and Softball Association’s mission is to promote, organize and support athletes in development and preparation of Baseball from the youth level all the way through to the high school level. The WBSA seeks to instill in the athletes of Wilton the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and teamwork so they will grow to be well rounded, healthy adults.

The WBSA offers a Travel and Tournament Baseball Programs played under the name CT Red Tails for youths from 12 years of age up to 19 years of age.  We provide opportunities for both league and tournament play as well as a house baseball team. Given an adequate number of skilled players in each age group the competition levels and number of teams are determined upon completion of try-outs and registration.  Each year, we host Spring, Summer and Fall baseball teams as well as a Winter Workout Program.

It is the philosophy of the WBSA to provide a program that emphasizes playing in town with friends with a goal towards building a community of players, develops a player’s individual skills as well as the player’s concept of team sports in the context of healthy competition. Winning is secondary to playing the game the right way. At the younger ages, the emphasis will be on development of sound baseball skills, moving toward a more competitive program at the older ages.

Spring Baseball:

            Each Spring, the WBSA has league, tournament and house baseball teams for each level of play of registered participants.  Registration for the spring teams normally opens in the Fall of the prior year and will continue through early February.  Since our summer baseball teams are set the prior Fall, we are able to invite the summer baseball teams to start playing together in the spring, creating a smooth transition for the team into the summer baseball program.  Click here for a list of the current 2022 Spring Baseball Teams.

Summer Baseball:

            Each Summer, the WBSA again has league, tournament and house baseball teams for each level of play of registered participants.  Tryouts for the summer league and tournament teams normally occurs in the Fall of the prior year.  The Summer teams established in the Fall of the prior year are invited to play together in the spring, creating a smooth transition for the team into the summer baseball program.  Click here for a list of the current 2022 Summer Baseball Teams.

Fall Baseball:

            Each Fall, the players move up and are considered the age they would be the following Spring.  In the Fall, the WBSA has league and house baseball teams for each level of play of registered participants.  Evaluations may occur in order to better facilitate the creating of the teams. Click here for a list of the current 2022 Fall Baseball Teams.

Off Season Offerings:

            The WBSA offers Pre-Winter Workouts from November thru December concentrating on strength, agility and conditioning with skills practice.  The Winter Workout program which runs from January thru March will concentrate more on skills practice but still incorporate strength, agility and conditioning into the mix.  These programs are run thru the WBSA for Middle School players and similar programs are run through the Wilton High School Boosters group for the Wilton High School players.

Baseball Ages for Spring and Summer Teams:

2022 “Baseball Age" Definitions for Spring and Summer only:

Babe Ruth

13U/15U - Birthdays between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2007

Travel and Tournament

13U - Birthdays after April 30, 2008

14U - Birthdays after April 30, 2007

15U - Birthdays after April 30, 2006

16U - Birthdays after April 30, 2005

18U – HIGH SCHOOL – HS graduating classes of 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025

 

The age groups above represent the maximum age of the player.  Players may "play up" to an older age group based on ability.  For example, the 14U team may be comprised of 13- and 14-year-olds.   

The Spring Teams for 2022:

The WBSA is intending to host the following teams in the Spring of 2022.  Additional teams may be formed based on interest and need.

House League Teams:

CT Red Tails 13U/15U Grey Team playing in the Babe Ruth League, Fairfield District

  • Registration begins in November 2021
  • Season runs from end of March to beginning of June

League Teams

CT Red Tails 13U Grey Team playing in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball

  • League Registration begins in November 2021
  • Season runs from end of March to beginning of June

League/Tournament Teams

CT Red Tails 13U Red Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Registration begins in November 2021
  • Season runs from end of March to beginning of June

The Summer Teams for 2022:

The WBSA is intending to host the following teams in the Summer of 2022.  Additional teams may be formed based on interest and need.

House League Teams:

CT Red Tails 13U/15U Grey Team playing in the Babe Ruth League, Fairfield District

  • Season runs from early June to the end of July/beginning of August

League Teams

CT Red Tails 13U Grey Team playing in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Tryouts are required for the Summer League team.
  • Registration for this program will be in October 2021.
  • The Summer League starts in early June and ends the first full weekend in August.

League/Tournament Teams

CT Red Tails 13U Red Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Tryouts are required for the Summer League team.
  • Registration for this program will be in October 2021.
  • The Summer League starts in early June and ends the first full weekend in August.

CT Red Tails 15U Red Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Tryouts are required for the Summer League team.
  • Registration for this program will be in October 2021.
  • The Summer League starts in early June and ends the first full weekend in August.

CT Red Tails 16U Red Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Tryouts are required for the Summer League team.
  • Registration for this program will be in October 2021.
  • The Summer League starts in early June and ends the first full weekend in August.

CT Red Tails 18U Red Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Tryouts are required for the Summer League team.
  • Registration for this program will be in October 2021.
  • The Summer League starts in early June and ends the first full weekend in August.

The Fall Teams for 2022:

The WBSA is intending to host the following teams in the Fall of 2022.  Additional teams may be formed based on interest and need.

House League Teams:

CT Red Tails 13U/15U Grey Team playing in the Babe Ruth League, Fairfield District

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

League Teams

CT Red Tails 13U Teams playing in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

CT Red Tails 14U Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

CT Red Tails 15U Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

CT Red Tails 16U Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

CT Red Tails 18U Team - Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League

  • Evaluations may be required for the Fall teams.
  • Registration for this program will be in July/August 2022.
  • The Fall League starts in early September and ends mid to late October

Program Descriptions:

House League Teams

The House League Teams play against other local Babe Ruth House teams throughout Fairfield County.  Play is on the full-sized field and comes with paid professional coaches and a high level of instruction. The level of play will be less competitive than Travel and is ideal for the more casual player who enjoys baseball but does not yet have the skill level to succeed in a Travel setting.  The team can expect to play approximately 15-25 games (2 to 3 games per week) and 2 to 3 practices, depending on the season.  Team size will be limited to a maximum of 14 players.

League Teams

The League Teams are for those players who demonstrate a competitive skill level. It is designed as the town path for preparing players for high school baseball and beyond.  The program is heavily focused on developing player skills and maturing knowledge of the game itself.

  • The team expects to play approximately 15 to 25 league games with more games played during the Summer than in the Fall or the Spring in Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League. 
  • Two (for Spring and Fall) to three (for Summer) experienced coaches will work with the players on strengthening skills and offensive and defensive strategy.
  • Practice will be two (for Spring and Fall) to three (for Summer) times per week in Wilton and will focus on skills development and position-specific work.
  • At the end of the season, the team will play in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League’s single elimination playoff games which concludes with Championship weekend.
  • Team size will be limited to 12 to 14 players.

The program in the Spring is designed to prepare for, and seamlessly transition into, the summer league baseball teams.  Players who are in middle school are encouraged to play on the same baseball team in the spring.

League/Tournament Teams

The travel and tournament team is designed as the town path to preparing boys for high school baseball and will be a travel team with one weekend tournament.  Team activities will be heavily focused on developing player skills and maturing knowledge of the game itself. 

  • The team expects to play approximately 15 to 25 league games with more games played during the Summer than in the Fall or the Spring in Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League.
  • The team will play 1 (in the Spring) to 2 (in the Summer) weekend tournaments in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island over the course of the season.
  • Two (for Spring and Fall) to three (for Summer) experienced coaches will work with the players on strengthening skills and offensive and defensive strategy.
  • Practice will be two (for Spring and Fall) to three (for Summer) times per week in Wilton and will focus on skills development and position-specific work.
  • At the end of the season, the team will play in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League’s single elimination playoff games which concludes with Championship weekend.
  • Team size will be limited to 12 to 14 players.