Estimated dates for typical season:
Dec - Registration open
Jan-April - Clinics, Open Gyms
March - 3rd week: Team Selection
April - end of 1st week: Field days and practices begin
April - last week: Games start
May - Picture day
June - end of 2nd week: Summer season end
June - CDGS Bandits day (Rosemont)
June - Picnic Day
June - 3rd week: All-star tryouts
June - 3rd week: District 13 Tournament of Champions begin
July - 1st to 2nd week: All-star tournaments begin
July - Fall ball registration
August/September - Fall ball genrally starts around Labor day
October - Fall ball ends towards last week
CDGS is chartered through Little League Illinois District 13 which allows diversity in the competition and ballparks visited. This does require some travel to the parks within the district and locations can be found here.
The benefit of Little League occurs when the players:
(1) Experience the different park environments from fields with lights, clay, varying dugout configurations, etc. to field that have been in existence from 2 to more than 35 years
(2) Experience different league cultures and players, but also learn how to respect those differences and play with sportswomanship
(3) Get to enjoy the butterflies on the way to the park and the anticipation of the new experiences to come.
Illinois District 13 is the largest District in Illinois with 10 Chartered Softball Leagues. See map here.
Note: Little League charters can have both baseball/softball or just one or the other. Crystal Lake, Hanover Park and Woodstock typically do not have softball teams, so travel to those cities generally does not occur.
** This information is subject to change but is generally the same each year.
Minor B Division: 12 game minimum typically on Mon, Wed, Sat
Minor A Division: 16 game minimum typically on Tue, Thur, Sat
Major Division: 16 game minimum typically on Mon, Wed, Sat
Junior Division: 16 game minimum typically on Tue, Thur, Sat
Senior Division: Based on team and player availability
** Points are given for wins and ties and are tallied for the TOC
Tournament of Champions (TOC):
This is a District 13 tournament held at the end of the summer regular season to determine who is the Champion within the district.
Minor A Division: All teams qualify, for a single elimination tournament, to battle for champion
Major Division: Top 4 teams, based on total season points, battle for champion
Junior Division: Top 4 teams, based on total season points, battle for champion