Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is the premier youth baseball and softball organization in Elmhurst, IL. With typically over 100 in-house teams and 10-12 travel teams, EBSL provides a safe, fun, and competitive environment 1000+ kids every year.
The mission of Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League is to provide to all of the youth of Elmhurst, regardless of their ability or gender, a positive baseball or softball experience:
By promoting the principles of good sportsmanship and fair play;
By teaching, encouraging, and supporting sound fundamentals through good coaching; and
By ensuring that all youth have a safe, fun, yet challenging opportunity to enjoy the game.
Register Today for 2019
Register Today for 2019 Baseball & Softball
Click the Register Now button (upper right on this page) to sign up for 2019 Baseball or Softball. If you had a child in the league last season, please login using your existing account. If you forgot your password, click the "?" on the Sign In page.
Register and pay by December 31, 2018 to qualify for the earlybird discount. Registrations will be accepted through January 31, 2019. After that date, you will be added to the waitlist. If room opens up, we will notify you. February 28, 2019 is the last day to request a refund.
All teams except T-Ball are formed by manager draft.
Boys & Girls T-Ball levels are formed by the League. Whenever possible, the League will try to assign multiple T-Ball players from the same school to the same T-Ball team so that the children can play with their classmates. Please note that this is not always perfect. One T-Ball team, for example, might have 6 players from Jackson and 6 players from Visitation. And another T-Ball team might have 3 players from Visitation and 9 players from Lincoln. There is no way to ensure your child will be on the same T-Ball team as his/her best friend.
Unfortunately, at all levels of play, requests for car pools or specific team/manager assignments cannot be honored.
Brothers/sisters playing in the same league level will always be on the same team.
Each team will have one manager and one coach. These two coaches and their children will all be on the same team. Once teams are formed, managers can select additional coaches from their team's parents.
Colt/Palomino and Travel teams are formed through a specific try-out or selection process. Dates and time for these try-outs will be posted on our website in the future.
If you're interested in having your child play at a league level other than their age-determined level, you must request permission of the Executive Committee of the Board to play at a different level. Please register your child for their age-appropriate level, and during the registration process you will have the opportunity to make this request. The Board will review your request and get back to you with a decision.
Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League welcomes any player who is “baseball age” 5-14 years old (player's age on September 1, 2019) and is an Elmhurst resident, attends an Elmhurst school, or played in the league last season.
Children should be registered into the league level that corresponds to their age. For example, a baseball age 8 yr. old girl should register for Beginner Girls.
Players are not eligible to play in Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League (EBSL) if they participate in other baseball/softball leagues or teams not sponsored by EBSL during the 2019 season. Players cannot play on club or travel teams if they are playing in EBSL, except for Explosion/Emeralds Part-Time travel teams.
Probable Game Days
Thursday & Saturday
Monday & Friday
Tues or Wed & Saturday
Tuesday & Saturday
13-14 (& freshmen if not playing high school baseball)
Wednesday & Friday
15 & 16 – tryouts
Probable Game Days
Thursday & Saturday
Tuesday & Friday
Monday & Saturday
Wednesday & Saturday
13-14 (& freshmen if not playing high school softball)
Thursday & Saturday
Game days are subject to change based upon field availability and number of participants.
On October 21, 2018, the 14u Elmhurst Emeralds capped off a perfect Fall Ball Travel League Season by winning the Championship, 8 to 1, inside the Rosemont Dome vs. the other undefeated regular season team the LT Blazers. During the season, the Emeralds defeated the other 9 travel teams in the league with solid defense/pitching and a new high-powered hitting lineup. This half High School and Middle School Emeralds team won their three playoff games by a combined score of 26-6. Pictured are: (kneeling, l. to r.) Caroline Robinson, Mariann Blass, Lily Cmiel, Gianna Lamorgese, Anabel O'Donnell, and Emily Kunst; (standing, l. to r.) Coach Heiss, Molly Heiss, Maddie Moore, Mia Thomas, Coach Peck, Madison Peck, Maddie Tran, Anais Gomez, and Coach Tran.
On May 20, 2018, the Elmhurst Emeralds 13U won the championship at the St. Charles Silverhawks 14u USSSA Qualifier Tournament. The Emeralds won five straight games versus top level 14U teams on the road to the Championship. They battled much older and experienced 14U teams, and won four of the games by one or two runs. The Emeralds beat the favored Silverhawks in the Championship game, with a walk-off single (6-5). With this tournament bid win, the Emeralds have qualified to compete at the USSSA 14U Nationals in late July. Pictured are: (kneeling, l. to r.) Lily Cmiel, Anabel O'Donnell, Mia Thomas, Mariann Blass, and Emily Kunst; (standing, l. to r.) Molly Heiss, Abigail Vaisnoras, Maddie Moore, Madison Peck, Anais Gomez, and Maddie Tran; Coaches Craig Heiss, Kim Peck, and Tae Tran.
During the weekend of April 21, 2018, the 13U Elmhurst Emeralds battled a field of 12 travel softball teams at the Romeoville Spring Tournament. This was the Emeralds first tournament of the year, and they had to overcome several injuries to go undefeated, 6-0, on the road to winning the Championship. The Emeralds' strong hitting, which included 3 fence clearing home runs, and solid defense defeated the Wheatland Spikes, Tinley Park Bobcats, Naperville Diamonds, Hawks, Lisle Slammers, and the #1 seed LT Blazers in the Championship game (13-2). Pictured are: (kneeling, l. to r.) Abigail Vaisnoras, Anabel O'Donnell, Madison Peck, Maddie Moore, and Emily Kunst; (standing, l. to r.) Molly Heiss, Mariann Blass, Maddie Tran, Lily Cmiel, and Anais Gomez; (back row, l. to r.) Coaches Craig Heiss, Tae Tran, and Kim Peck; (not pictured: Mia Thomas).
Your email address is your log in. If you're not sure which email address you used for your account (or if you need to change it), just contact us through the Contact EBSL link on the left. If you forgot your password, click Sign In in the upper right hand corner, then click the "?" next to password (Forgot Password) and the system will send you an email on how to reset your password.