Welcome to SWILA Baseball
About SWILA Baseball
The Southwest Inter-League Association (SWILA) is a rule and scheduling body for predefined southwest Chicago suburb districts. Teams play nine home and nine away games throughout the year, based on their chosen days. Teams that are within the SWILA region do not travel very far to play other teams within their division. There is a $300 fee to join the SWILA community. The money goes straight into a fund which is seen immediately back by playing All-Star and Championship games at the beautiful Silver Cross Field, home of the Joliet Slammers.
Other fee also covers, IHSA official umpires for the Championship games, as well as the trophies for the runner-up and winners. The All-star game is played near the end of June in Joliet at Silver Cross Field and is comprised of one player from each team. The Championship game for each league also takes place in Joliet. This is one game after 2 weeks of a bracket playoff system around each league.
The different leagues in the SWILA organization are: Colt, Palomino, Colt Select, and Collegiate. Fall Ball is also included but played during the fall. These leagues are made up of high school and collegiate students who have a passion for baseball, and wish to continue their excellent play at a competitive level.
**For a list of SWILA Directors, please click here**
Important Summer 2014 Dates
Items due by April 11th: Registration Fees ($300/team), Suite Fees ($300/Big Ten Community), Team count and community division, Field availability dates/times/venues, Insurance accord forms.
SWILA Summer season begins May 18-July 9. Colt/Palomino Allstar games June 23rd (June 24th rain date) @Silver Cross Field in Joliet, IL.
Summer playoffs begin July 10th. Colt/Palomino ALCS/NLCS games July 20th @ Indian Boundary Fields in Bolingbrook, IL. SWILA World Series games July 26th (Juley 27th rain date) @Silver Cross Field in Joliet, IL.
Summer Directors Meeting: August 1st @ Silver Cross Hall of Fame Room.
Interested in joining SWILA for the 2014 summer league? Make sure to contact Wayne Demkowicz or Bill Schaaf at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Important Fall 2014 Dates
SWILA Summer season begins September 2nd- October 17th.
Playoffs begin October 18th. World Series October 26th @Silver Cross Field in Joliet, IL (11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.).