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2020 Stay Safe Play Safe Season

Parents, families, coaches, sponsors and volunteers:

The board of directors of the Homewood Baseball and Softball league simply cannot say it enough times:


We know that this has been a challenging year for everyone, and we are so thrilled to report that we completed our successful Play Safe, Stay Safe 2020 season with a lot of fun, a few bumps in the road and a great record of safety.

We would like to thank all the safety captains who worked to keep our parks clean, sanitized and safe for play, and all our coaches who followed the guidelines laid out by the Governor’s office to foster safe play. We would like to thank all our visitors who had to get used to a new way at Izaak, and all our sponsors for sticking with us through thick and thin. And lastly, a huge thank you to the parents of all of our players who did their part, including acclimating to a new field addition in Apollo Park, as well! We could not have done it without you!

We certainly didn’t make it through the year without challenges, but we eagerly look forward to returning to a more normal year at Izaak Walton in Homewood next year. We would also like to thank all the families who decided to defer their registration until next year. In the offseason, we will be creating unique coupon codes for you to use when registering for next year.

Thanks again for playing your part in the first, and hopefully last, Play Safe, Stay Safe season at Izaak Walton ball fields! See you next year!

HBSL Board of Directors

2020 Documents

About Homewood Baseball & Softball

Homewood Baseball and Softball is one of the premier youth sports organizations in the Chicago Area.  Established in 1951, our volunteer organization has grown to one of the largest Baseball, Softball, and T-ball organizations in the area. 


Our mission is to create a fun, competitive and fair environment for players of all ages and abilities to improve their skills and build lifelong friendships through sport.

Our nearly 70-year history in Homewood was built though volunteerism, dedication and pride in creating a sense of community and nurturing a healthy love of the game. 


Retain and grow the league while continuing to evolve and adapt to meet the changing needs of the community and youth sports. As a board, continue to represent the league in its entirety and remain the oldest and largest youth baseball and softball program in the south suburbs of Chicago.


Player growth: Helping each child grow their individual skill set, leadership skills and understanding of being a member of a team

Sportsmanship: Teaching coaches, players and parents the value of playing hard, playing fair, respecting umpires and playing for the benefit of the team

Competition: Providing appropriate competition for children of all skill levels

Volunteerism: Building a league around our volunteer(s) (coaches, board members, commissioners and concession stand workers) that fosters a sense of community and friendship among our players, families and friends

Heritage: We have built the largest and oldest baseball and softball league in the south suburbs of Chicago based on the strength of our people, our neighborhood and our fields.

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Izaak Walton Fields

1100 Ridge Road

Homewood, IL 60430

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