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.

Sponsored By:   York Township
Elmhurst, IL
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Welcome to Elmhurst Baseball
& Softball League

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.


Emeralds Part-Time Travel Tryotus

Emeralds 10U Part-Time Travel Tryouts

Players who are already signed up for a 2019 EBSL in-house league are invited to try out for our Emeralds 10U Part-Time Travel Softball program. More information on the program can be found on our Emeralds page.

10U Tryouts will be in April (TBA).

To sign up (after you've registered for in-house), click the appropriate link below:

For more information, please contact:
Craig Heiss
Girls Travel Commissioner

by posted 01/21/2019
Umpire Program

Umpire Program

Elmhurst Baseball & Softball League's (EBSL) Umpire Program invites young men and women 12 years or older (as of July 1, 2019) to work as baseball and softball umpires for the 2019 season.

EBSL will train you to become a competent umpire - you need only have an interest in the game and a good work ethic.

A $10 non-refundable fee is required to join the umpire program. This fee covers the cost of the umpire shirt, a clicker and access to the umpire assignment system.

You are required to attend the following training sessions at Timothy Christian High School:

  • Feb 24, 2019 - 1-4pm
  • March 3, 2019 - 1-4pm

Note: every umpire is required to have their own email address. Siblings will not be allowed to share one email address.

Click here to register.

If you have specific questions about umpiring, you can contact Mr. Sal Vasta @ 630-530-7342.

by posted 01/20/2019
2019 League Fees

2019 League Fees

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.


Earlybird Fee

(paid by Dec 31, 2018)


(paid after Dec 31, 2018)

T-Ball (Boys and Girls)



Boys - Pinto, Mustang

Girls - Beginner, Junior



Boys - Bronco, Pony

Girls - Intermediate, Senior



Buddy Ball (special needs program)



by posted 10/28/2018
How Teams Are Formed

How Teams Are Formed

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.


by posted 10/28/2018
2019 Age/League Levels

2019 Age Eligibility & League Levels

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.

League Levels

Boys Leagues


Probable Game Days

Boys T-Ball


Thursday & Saturday



Monday & Friday



Tues or Wed & Saturday



Tuesday & Saturday


13-14 (& freshmen if not playing high school baseball)

Wednesday & Friday


15 & 16 – tryouts



Girls Leagues


Probable Game Days

Girls T-Ball


Thursday & Saturday

Beginner Girls


Tuesday & Friday

Junior Girls


Monday & Saturday

Intermediate Girls


Wednesday & Saturday

Senior Girls

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.

by posted 10/28/2018
Buy Spirit Wear

Explosion & Emeralds Spirit Wear Now Available

Our spirit wear store is now open! Hoodies, noodies, performance shirts, knit hats, etc. Choose Explosion or Emeralds logo (EBSL in-house spirit wear coming soon).

Click the link below to go to our on-line store. 

EBSL Spiritwear Store

Direct any questions on spirit wear to:

Colleen Ross 630.234.7790, colleen@crembroidery.com

by posted 12/15/2014
Your emhurstbaseball.com Account

How to Log in to Our Website

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.

by posted 10/29/2014
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