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Plainfield Athletic Club

Plainfield Athletic Club

Programs Offered and Descriptions

Fall Program Important Dates:
Registration Opens - June 1st
Team Drafts - Last Full Week in July (July 24-28th, 2018)
Season Start - Second Saturday in August (August 12th, 2018)

When do the kids start practice?

Practices are up to the individual Managers. Some practice more than others. Typically all teams are selected during the last week of July and will get together shortly after the team draft since the Fall season has a shorter time frame between drafts and the first game.

How do I assure that my child's practice will be conveniently located?
The Plainfield area district is large geographically. Managers will typically hold practice where its convenient for them. As volunteers, that is their right. The only way to have control over where and when your child practices is to step up and volunteer to manage a team.

During registration, we ask that you put down the nearest school so that information can be given to managers during the draft.  Outside of player evaluation scores that are used to rank players for the draft, managers can choose players based on their location.  Lockport street is also utilized to break up Plainfield into North and South regions.

Can my child be placed on the same team with his/her best friend(s)?
PAC does not assign players to teams. After registration is closed, PAC organizes drafts for the various age divisions. Managers choose their players one at at a time in a rotating order. The only player they are guaranteed to get on their team is their own son or daughter. The PAC policy is that siblings (but not cousins) be drafted on the same team. The only way to have control over who your son or daughter plays with is to step up and volunteer to manage a team.

If I have one child on a full-time travel team, and the other will be playing in house. Will I be able to take the $25.00 family discount off for the in-house player?
No. The discount only applies to in-house players. Travel players fall under a separate registration.

Can my son or daughter play outside their designated age group?
For Baseball, all players will remain in their designated league. We do not move players up or down from their playing level.   We have the Maverick Division for 6 and 7 year olds though that is 1/2 season coach pitch and 1/2 season pinto(kid pitch).  Coach Pitch & 8U have a designated age overlap, which allows 7 year old players to stay in the Coach Pitch league for additional development, if needed. Other softball players may petition the VP of Softball to move up (but not down) one division.

Programs Offered and prices
Fall Season
15 thru 18 Colt/Palomino $155 NO
13 & 14 Pony $145 NO
11 & 12 Bronco $140 NO
9 & 10 Mustang $130 NO
7 & 8 Pinto $120 NO
6 & 71 Maverick N/A -
5 & 6 Co- Ed Coach Pitch $110 NO
13 &14 SWS- 14U Fast Pitch $145 NO
11 & 12 12U Fast Pitch $140 NO
9 & 10 10U Fast Pitch $130 NO
7 & 8 8U Fast Pitch $120 NO
*No fundraiser or activity fee is present in the Fall Ball registration cost.


What is the family activity fee for?
PAC does not add a family activity fee for the fall season.

How do I sign up to work in the concession stand?
In August, you can sign up through emailing [email protected]

If both my wife and I each perform one of the designated activities do we each get the $50 refund?
No. Each Family will only receive one family activity fee refund regardless of how many activities are performed.

Can we receive our family activity fee if our child performs one of the designated activities?
No. The family activity fee is designed to get the parents involved with the program in some way. Children will not be permitted to perform the activities to receive the family activity (Regardless of the child’s age). For certain activities your child may be permitted to attend while you are there. This is at the discretion of the person running the activity. No children will be permitted with the parent in the concession stand for any reason.

What type of fundraiser does PAC done?
The Fall Program does not run a fundraiser program at this time.

I am an assistant coach for one of the teams. Do I still have to volunteer at the concession stand to receive my $50 family activity fee refund?
Each Manager may designate up to two people to receive their activity fee refund as an assistant coach. If you are so designated, you do not need to perform any other activity to receive your refund.

What Division will my child play in?
For boys, playing age is determined by what age the player is on April 30th of the playing season. Boys Coach Pitch: ages 4 - 6 / Pinto: ages 7 & 8 / Mustang: ages 9 & 10 / Bronco: ages 11 & 12 / Pony: ages 13 & 14 / Colt/Palomino: ages 15 thru 18. For girls, playing age is determined by what age the girl is on Jan. 1 of the playing season. Girls Coach Pitch: ages 5 & 6 / 8U Flat Pitch: ages 7 & 8 / 10U Fast Pitch: ages 9 & 10 / Jr High Fast Pitch: ages 11-14(unless in HS) / High School/Southwest Suburban Conference: ages 14 thru 18.

Are games canceled by weather rescheduled?
We will make every effort to reschedule all games that are canceled or suspended due to weather. However, due to field space availability some games may need to be rescheduled for Sunday's. Games that are canceled near the end of the season may not be able to get rescheduled. In the fall season we are very limited to field space and daylight so, some games may not be made up.

Items required by each player for softball and baseball
The only thing that is required is the following: Baseball: Batting Helmet, Glove, Athletic cup Softball: Batting Helmet, Glove Highly recommended: Both Sports: Bat sized properly for the player Cleats(Metal is allowed only at Pony and Colt and 14U and 18U) Batting Gloves Bat Bag Optional: Softball: Infield mask

For Baseball, Batting helmet cages are required from Coach Pitch to Mustang divisions.

We live in another town, can I register my child to play in the Plainfield league?
Yes you can. We have a change in our policy and agreement with the Plainfield Park District who govern the actual field use.  So you can live in any town and participate to play in PAC

Other items of note:

  1.  The season will start around 8/11 and be completed by October 31st for all divisions in baseball but Colt and all divisions in softball except 14U.
       - Games will be 1 game during the week(any day Monday - Friday) starting around 5:30/5:45 pm or 7:45 pm for those fields having lights and 1 game on the weekend
  2.  The 14U and Colt season will start somewhere around Memorial Weekend
  3.  Team schedules will be posted about 8/7/18 for the season
  4.  The season consists of 12 regular season games and a playoff at the end
  5.  14U softball plays in the SWS made up of teams from surrounding areas of Plainfield  Home games will be in Plainfield, away games will be in Naperville, Lemont, Lockport, Minooka, Oswego, etc.
  6.  How do I become a manager?  Email  [email protected]
  7.  How do I become an assistant coach?  Talk to your manager after they contact you about wanting to help

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Plainfield Athletic Club (PAC)

PO Box 480 
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Phone : 815-267-1010
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