WIA is located in Winfield, Illinois.
WIA FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) (includes Registration questions)
Winfield In Action (WIA) is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides baseball, softball and soccer programs for children in Winfield and surrounding communities.
Soccer practices begin in mid August and the season runs from late August to late October with playoffs for the 8-10 and 11-13 leagues at the end of October or start of November. Baseball and Softball practices could begin in March and the season runs late April to the end of June (Colt/Palomino starts later and runs through July).
WIA Fall Soccer
Registration for Fall Soccer opens in June
Soccer schedule and results
Soccer drills from the clinic (ages 8-13)
WIA registration is ALL on-line now. If your child's date of birth is in our database then your registration will be complete upon receipt of your payment. If your child's date of birth is not confirmed in our database then you will see a note next to the child's name online requesting that you send an email copy of the birth certificate to email@example.com. You will receive daily reminders to send the birth certificate until we have received it and confirmed it with the online information you provided. Your child's registration will not be activated until the birth cetificate confirmation and payment is complete.
Playoff Rules for 8-10 Boys league
All WIA rules apply, but in addition, see below guidelines.
Highest seed picks side or kick off (Not a coin flip).
Rules for tie breaker penalty kicks (not during the run of the game)
Goalies can take penalty kicks.
Goalies must have their heels on the goal line until the kicker makes contact with the ball.
Ball must be placed at the top of the penalty box (large box).
The player taking the kick may only touch the ball once.
The goalie can touch the ball an unlimited number of times, until the ball goes out of bounces, the goalie fully gets control of the ball or the ball COMPLETELY crosses the goal line.
If the goalie has possession of the ball and steps into the mouth of the goal, but the ball does not completely cross the goal line, IT IS NOT A GOAL.
Call ups ARE excluded from penalty kicks.
If you are still tied after all eligible players have taken penalty kicks, then you start both teams back over with the first players who took a penalty kick and keep the original order.
Kicks are taken alternately by each team.
Players selected to take penalty kicks do not have to be on the field of play at the end of the overtime period.
Each kick is taken by a different player and all eligible players must take
a kick before any player can take a second kick.
Players (except the two goalies and the player taking the kick) must be in the center circle.
If, at the end of the match and before kicks start to be taken from the
penalty mark, one team has a greater number of players than their
opponents, they must reduce their numbers to equate with that of
their opponents and the coach must inform the referee of the
name and number of each player excluded.
Before the start of kicks from the penalty mark, the referee must ensure
that an equal number of players from each team remains within the
center circle and they shall take the kicks.
You can switch goal keepers between any PK kick.
Regular playoff games
- If tied at the end of the game -> 5 min. SUDDEN DEATH overtime (1st goal wins) Coin flip decides side or kick off. Highest seed calls coin flip.
- If still tied -> 5 penalty kicks (PKs) - coin flip winner chooses who goes first. Highest seed calls coin flip.
- If still tied -> SUDDEN DEATH, 5 or more PKs (different players). Same team shoots first. Each same level pair must shoot (both players for 1st shot, both players for 2nd shot, and so forth).
Mini-games - 8-10 Boys Division
- Mini game = Two 15 minute halves (switch sides at half time) Highest seed picks side or kick off (Not a coin flip).
- If tied at the end of the mini game -> 5 min. SUDDEN DEATH overtime (1st goal wins). Coin flip decides side or kick off. Highest seed calls coin flip.
- If still tied -> 5 PKs - coin flip winner chooses who goes first. Highest seed calls coin flip.
- If still tied -> SUDDEN DEATH, 5 more PKs (different players). Same team shoots first. Each same level pair must shoot (both players for 1st shot, both players for 2nd shot, and so forth)
Example 1 - regular PKs with no SUDDEN DEATH PKs
Team A scores 3 out of 5 penalty kicks
Team B scores 1 out of 5 penalty kicks
Team A wins.
Example 2 - regular PKs followed by SUDDEN DEATH PKs
Team A scores 1 out of 5 penalty kicks
Team B scores 1 out of 5 penalty kicks
Team A and B pick 5 new penalty kick takers
Player A6 scores and player B6 scores - still tied
Player A7 misses and player B7 misses - still tied
Player A8 misses and player B8 scores - Game over - Team B wins
Age as of September 1
4-5 coed soccer
6-7 coed soccer
8-10 girls soccer
8-10 boys soccer
11-13 girls soccer
11-13 boys soccer
WIA Spring Baseball and Softball
Registration for baseball and softball opens in December.
Schedules will be available in April.
Travel Home Calendar
Batting Cage Reservations
Winfield Wolverines Travel Softball
Winfield Wolves Travel Baseball
4-5 year old Coed T-ball
6-7 year old Coed Junior Baseball
8 year old Pre-Minors Baseball
9-10 year old or 3rd & 4th grade Minor Baseball
11-12 year old or 5th & 6th grade Major Baseball
13-14 year old or 7th & 8th grade Pony Baseball
15 & 16 year old Colt Baseball
17 & 18 year old Palomino Baseball
7-8 year old or 1st & 2nd grade Girls Softball
9-10 year old or 3rd & 4th grade Girls Softball
11-12 year old or 5th & 6th grade Girls Softball
13-14 year old or 7th & 8th grade Girls Softball