Illinois Elementary School Association
The IESA provides the leadership and framework to ensure safe, equitable opportunities for students who are enriched through participation in education-based interscholastic activities. Follow this link for sporting and organizational news, health and safety information, school searches, and more.
On these IESA pages, you will find information regarding regional hosting, brackets, state series information, an IESA calendar, and modifications (or exceptions) to middle school baseball rules.
The second link, "Legal Bats," features IESA exceptions to the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) baseball rules, which is used for Illinois high school teams. If interested in purchasing a bat for your son, I recommend reviewing and/or printing the "Bats (NFHS Rule 1-3-2)" exceptions to ensure your son may legally use the bat in a game.
Promoting good sportsmanship in youth athletics through the IHSA & IESA. Click the IHSA's official mascot, "Add A. Tude," to read about the IHSA's views on sportsmanship and sporting a winning attitude.