Baseball Program & Training
The Wheatland Ducks Baseball Club is one of the premier travel baseball programs in the state of Illinois. Teams range in age from 8-18.
The club offers a year-round training program, and a 50-75 game spring/summer schedule, which begins in early April and concludes in mid to late July. A significant part of the schedule may include regional, state, and national tournament play. The Ducks have represented the state of Illinois in Cooperstown, NY; Omaha, NE; Orlando, FL and at numerous World Series and National Championship events.
Through the game of baseball, we try to instill in our young players a positive attitude, a sense of self responsibility, discipline and respect, and a strong work ethic. These principles are central as we strive to develop skills, teach solid baseball fundamentals, and prepare our athletes to be the very best they can be – both mentally and physically.
We emphasize having fun on the field, and stress class and sportsmanship in victory and defeat. We seek out quality players and opponents and strive to become the best by competing with the best.
Volunteer Program Director – Rich Janor
Wheatland Athletic Association
The Wheatland Athletic Association, Inc. (WAA) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation established in 1977 to provide youth athletic programs in the Aurora/Naperville IL area.
WAA has over 12,000 participants in numerous programs for youth aged 18 months to 18 years old, as well as adult programs. Our board of directors is staffed with volunteers from the community.
The Wheatland Athletic Association owns and operates the WAA Sports Center, a 30,000 square foot indoor sports facility, with a basketball court and a sand infill, synthetic turf soccer field. In addition, adjacent to the WAA Sports Center, WAA operates the WAA Baseball/Softball Training Center. The WAA Training Center is a 5,000 square foot hitting facility with 4 batting cages and training area.