Thursday, December 13, 2018

Basic League Information

The League

Southwest Baseball League (SWBL) is an independent baseball league for boys and girls age 4 to 15.  We are a not for profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Directors. The League offers two levels of play, Draft and Select.

The Draft League is geared toward recreation and instruction. It is for players of all skills and abilities and is especially a good place to start for those players new to baseball or with limited experience. All players who register will be placed on a team.

The Select League is team oriented and plays at a higher competitive level than draft. Players seek out teams and try out for positions. Select teams may also be involved with playing in tournaments locally and out of town. Check the "Looking" section of our website to find teams who are seeking players.  Players may also be posted in "Looking" who are seeking a team.

SWBL is the only El Paso baseball league that offers Draft and Select and is the largest league offering registration to individual players for Draft League.

Along with the regular game schedule and playoffs, SWBL also hosts in Spring its annual All Stars Competitions and Games.  On this weekend the teams choose their best players to compete in events of hitting, pitching and running, along with the All Star Games. 

SWBL offers to ballplayers of all abilities opportunity to play baseball no matter ability or experience, fun events such as All Stars and playoffs, all in an atmosphere where good sportsmanship and proper youth sports conduct is demanded by all participants.

For more information on SWBL please be sure to check out out FAQ section located on top menu bar.

Our Divisions

Southwest Baseball League is comprised of several baseball divisions. Divisions of play are open to boys and girls. All divisions are divided along age lines - ranging from age 4 - 15, as follows:

Teeball (age 4 - 5) Tee Ball is non-competitive, instructional and recreational
7U Coach Pitch (age 6 - 7) Draft only
 8U Coach Pitch (age 7 - 8)
10U Baseball (age 9 - 10)
12U Baseball (age 11 - 12)
15UBaseball (age 13-15) Select only