The Colt league is for boys aged fifteen and sixteen and can be anywhere from one to three teams depending on the number of boys that tryout and the number of managers that volunteer for the season.
There are two leagues for the OPRF Colt teams to participate in. The choice of leagues in any given season is made by the board of directors based on the needs of the team and its composition.
Western Dupage Baseball League:
One of the leagues that the Colt teams have participated in is the Western Dupage Baseball League. There are two divisions in that league for fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds: "A" and "AA". Both divisions play on regulation size baseball diamonds utilizing IHSA (high school) rules with teams from communities like Roselle, Bloomingdale and Glen Ellyn just to name a few. The difference between the two divisions is that the "AA" teams are allowed an unlimited number of players that are rostered on high school teams in the current year while the "A" division teams are only allowed a maximum of 5 high school players. If a player played on a high school team the previous year but is not currently on a high school team, he is not considered a high school player.
West Suburban Baseball:
The other league in the area is based around Northlake. Teams from surrounding communities paticipate in a single level of play, without regard to High School Player status (teams can have any number of high school participants rostered). The league may be broken up into divisions based on the number of overall teams participating in the season, but ultimately the playoff championship game will be the two best teams in the entire league. Historically, the championship game is played at Trition College.
A one-day tryout and draft is held in mid-May for the Colt division. Players are selected at the discretion of the team managers and the boys are notified within a couple of days as to their status.
To register for the Colt league, fill out the online form under the "Registration" menu. No money is due until the players have been selected.
Teams will practice a couple of times each week, space and time permitting. Players can conceivably participate with the high school "summer league" and still play with a Colt team. Playoffs typically take place during the last week of July. Historically, the Colt teams have used Concordia or The Priory as their home field.