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Thank you for inquiring about the Southern Illinois Select Baseball League (SISBL).

All games for SISBL will be played at the Freeburg Sports Complex in Freeburg, Illinois; O’Fallon Family Sports Complex in O’Fallon, Illinois; Waterloo Jaycees Sports Complex in Waterloo, Illinois; and Wennemann Park in St. Libory, Illinois. All coaches and managers should note the cutoff date for players participating in the league is May 1.  This cutoff date will be strictly enforced.  Rosters and birth certificates for any team participating in SISBL will be completed and checked before any team will be allowed to play its first game.

I have run a select league for the past 15 years and truly enjoy coordinating the league and seeing the kids play baseball.  If any teams inquiring about SISBL would like to speak with coaches or managers from past years, I will supply the needed contact information.

SISBL will include age divisions 8 through 14.  SISBL will also be hosting 2 Tournaments throughout the 2017 season. To view the tournament list click on the tournaments tab at the top of the page.

SISBL offers the following:

  • Age divisions 8u through 14u
  • Player cutoff date – May 1
  • Flexible Scheduling – Coaches pick the dates to play, so it is easier to work around other league schedules and tournaments
  • Doubleheaders are optional
  • Coaches and managers meet to make updates to rules and regulations
  • No concession stand work required
  • Team Awards for League

­    1st Place – Team plaque and players plaques

­    2nd Place – Team plaque and players plaques

  • League fees of $115 per game include:

­Teams in each division will play each other twice; if there are 9 teams in a division, you will play a 16-game schedule

  •     A single elimination post-season tournament for all teams participating in the       league
  •     Umpires – All age divisions will have 2 quality umpires
  •     Provided Game Balls
  •     Field setup
  •     League Director or Umpire in Charge available for every game

When team numbers reach 14 or more in any age group, the division will be split into American and National Leagues.  The American League is designed for coaches who have assembled teams with their specific school in mind.  These teams may include kids of multiple ages playing on the same team.  The National Division is designed for teams that have players from multiple towns, primarily all the same age, and who compete in higher level tournaments.

Every effort will be made to make the League run as smoothly as possible.  Once again, if any interested teams would like to talk to coaches and managers from the past, I will provide a list of contact numbers.

You can click on the team registration tab at the top of the page to register for the league.  I encourage any team interested in participating to please send your Registration Form with deposit money to me as soon as possible.  Space is limited.

Thank you once again for your interest.

Glen Polacek
618-792-6880 (Cell)
southernillinoisbaseball@gmail.com