Who We Are
The Wheatland Spikes is a competitive Girls Fast Pitch Softball program for players 7-18 years old. The teams compete in the fall, spring and summer and train indoors at our Spikes Training Center October through March. Our teams participate in ASA, PGF, NSA, USSSA, and College Showcase Tournaments throughout the US. The WAA Spikes Director of Player Development, works with coaches and players throughout the year, including specialized clinics and training. College recruitment is a focus for high school age participants.
The Spikes vision is to become the premier softball program in the Midwest. We emphasize having fun on the field and stress class and sportsmanship in victory and defeat. By seeking out quality trainers, coaches, players & opponents through the game of softball, we will instill in our players a positive attitude, a sense of self-responsibility, discipline, respect and a strong work ethic. These principles are central as we strive to develop skills, teach solid softball fundamentals, and prepare our athletes to be the best they can be; both mentally and physically.
Wheatland Athletic Association
The Wheatland Athletic Association, Inc. (WAA) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation established in 1977 to provide youth athletic programs in the Aurora/Naperville IL area.
WAA has over 12,000 participants in numerous programs for youth aged 18 months to 18 years old, as well as adult programs. Our board of directors is staffed with volunteers from the community.
The Wheatland Athletic Association owns and operates the WAA Sports Center, a 30,000 square foot indoor sports facility, with a basketball court and a sand infill, synthetic turf soccer field. In addition, adjacent to the WAA Sports Center, WAA operates the WAA Baseball/Softball Training Center. The WAA Training Center is a 5,000 square foot hitting facility with 4 batting cages and training area.