Rookies Baseball

2024 Spring Rookies Baseball

Rookie Ball (Registration for 6 and 7 year olds born between September 1, 2016 and August 31, 2018 – 8 year olds may play at WWLL discretion)

The Rookie level is designed for 6 and 7 year olds, and 8 year olds who are new to baseball. This league will be focused on the fundamentals of the game, and helping kids learn to love baseball! Practices and games will be held, although no formal scores or standings will be kept. Pitching will be done by coaches, and kids will get the opportunity to learn all of the positions. Rookie is a great level for those getting started with the game.

(NOTE: a Reduced Injury Factor (RIF) ball, i.e., a softer baseball is used for Rookie Ball). Saturday morning games and one weeknight practice or game per week on Mondays will be scheduled. Practices for Rookie Ball typically begin in mid to late March.

Some important dates to keep in mind for the 2024 season:
·      Mandatory Coaches Clinic – March 9, 2024
·      Spring Cleanup Date – March 9 (rain date March 10 or 16)
·      First Game – April 6, 2024
·      Open House Festivities @ Ward – April 6, 2024 (rain date April 13)
·      All Star Workouts – April 7, April 8 and April 9, 2024
·      All Star Registration/Team Formation – April 15, 2024
·      Awards Day – June 14, 2024
·      End of Season – June 15, 2024

Volunteer Duties
Please remember that our league is run completely by volunteers. We rely on you to volunteer your time to succeed as a league. All families pay a $100 per child volunteer bond at registration. To earn back the $100, you must work (2) Volunteer Tasks and (1) Concession Shift at the Ward Concession Stand (for which there will be a separate sign-up.)

Managing or Coaching your child's team will count as One Volunteer Task. All Team Managers/Head Coaches will be exempt from Concession Stand Duty -- for the child they manage. Assistant Coaches will still be required to work a Concession Shift to earn back the bond.

Once your Two (2) Volunteer Tasks are complete and you have worked One (1) Shift at the Concession Stand, you will be refunded your $100. Bonds will be refunded 2-3 months following the end of the season.

Rookies Baseball

Registration closes on 03/31/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/18/2024 to 06/16/2024
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$205.00

AAA Baseball

2024 Spring AAA Baseball

AAA Ball (Registration for 8 and 9 year olds born between September 1, 2014 and August 31, 2016, and select 7 year olds)

AAA is generally an 8 year old division and is also for those 9-year-olds who have not played AAA in the prior year, or 7 year olds who have already played at the Rookies level.
The AAA level is designed to be a transition from coach pitching at the Rookie level to full time kid pitching at the Minors level. It is designed for 7 year olds who have played in the Rookie level previously, 8 year olds, and 9 year olds who are new to the game. In AAA, kids will participate in practices and games. Games will keep score and follow more traditional baseball rules. As the season progresses, we will transition from primarily coach pitching early in the season to primarily kid pitching by the end of the season. 
AAA teams play one or two games per week, on Saturday mornings and Thursdays, and typically also have one practice per week.

Some important dates to keep in mind for the 2024 season:
·      AAA Workout – March 1, 2024
·      Mandatory Coaches Clinic – March 9, 2024
·      Spring Cleanup Date – March 9 (rain date March 10 or 16)
·      First Game – April 4, 2024
·      Open House Festivities @ Ward – April 6, 2024 (rain date April 13)
·      All Star Workouts – April 7, April 8 and April 9, 2024
·      All Star Registration/Team Formation – April 15, 2024
·      Awards Day/End of Season - June 14, 2024

Volunteer Duties
Please remember that our league is run completely by volunteers. We rely on you to volunteer your time to succeed as a league. All families pay a $100 per child volunteer bond at registration. To earn back the $100, you must work (2) Volunteer Tasks and (1) Concession Shift at the Ward Concession Stand (for which there will be a separate sign-up.)

Managing or Coaching your child's team will count as One Volunteer Task. All Team Managers/Head Coaches will be exempt from Concession Stand Duty -- for the child they manage. Assistant Coaches will still be required to work a Concession Shift to earn back the bond.

Once your Two (2) Volunteer Tasks are complete and you have worked One (1) Shift at the Concession Stand, you will be refunded your $100. Bonds will be refunded 2-3 months following the end of the season.

AAA Baseball

Registration closes on 03/31/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/18/2024 to 06/14/2024
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$225.00

Minors Baseball

2024 Spring Minors Baseball

Minors (Registration for 9 and 10 year olds born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015)

This division is generally for 9 and 10-year-old players. Some 11-year-old players may be assigned to Minors after the Majors workout, but must register for Majors. All 9-year-old players (who have already played AAA for one year) and 10-year-old players must register for Minors. 10-year-old players who wish to attend the Majors workout must register for Minors, but will be given the opportunity within the Minors registration system to indicate their interest in attending the Majors workout. 10-year-olds who attend the Majors workout may be selected for a Majors team, pending performance at the workout and space availability.

All players who register for Minors must attend a workout prior to the start of the season (see dates below). 9 and 10-year-olds will automatically be placed on a Minors team unless parents of a given child and the league agree that AAA Ball is more appropriate. 

Practices for Minors typically begins with indoor practices in early March. Minors games are played according to the official Little League Baseball rules (modified slightly). Teams will play two games a week (on Wednesday and Friday), and will typically also have one weeknight practice per week. All players play the field for at least 4 innings and all players bat in the lineup. Some restrictions on maximum pitching innings, maximum innings at the same defensive position, and requiring that all players play at least one defensive inning in both the infield and outfield ensure that players get exposure to a number of positions and that teams use many different pitchers.
 
Some important dates to keep in mind for the 2024 season:
·      Minors Workout – March 2, 2024
·      Mandatory Coaches Clinic – March 9, 2024
·      Spring Cleanup Date – March 9, 2024 (rain date March 10 or 16)
·      First Game – April 3, 2024
·      Open House Festivities @ Ward – April 6, 2024 (rain date April 13)
·      All Star Workouts – April 7, April 8 and April 9, 2024
·      All Star Registration/Team Formation – April 15, 2024
·      Awards Day/End of Season - June 14, 2024

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT NEW LITTLE LEAGUE BAT REGULATIONS
·      Below is information related to new bat regulations that are in effect with Little League as of January 1, 2018:
·      Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball  will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
 
Volunteer Duties
Please remember that our league is run completely by volunteers. We rely on you to volunteer your time to succeed as a league. All families pay a $100 per child volunteer bond at registration. To earn back the $100, you must work (2) Volunteer Tasks and (1) Concession Shift at the Ward Concession Stand (for which there will be a separate sign-up.)

Managing or Coaching your child's team will count as One Volunteer Task. All Team Managers/Head Coaches will be exempt from Concession Stand Duty -- for the child they manage. Assistant Coaches will still be required to work a Concession Shift to earn back the bond.

Once your Two (2) Volunteer Tasks are complete and you have worked One (1) Shift at the Concession Stand, you will be refunded your $100. Bonds will be refunded 2-3 months following the end of the season.

Minors Baseball

Registration closes on 03/31/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/18/2024 to 06/14/2024
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$240.00

Majors Baseball

2024 Spring Majors Baseball

Majors (Registration for 11 and 12 year olds born between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2013)
This league is for 11 and 12 year olds, and the most skilled 10-year-old players who played in Minors the prior season. All 11 and 12 year old players must register for Majors. All players who register for Majors must attend a workout prior to the start of this season. 10 year old players who are interested in playing Majors must register for Minors, but will be able to indicate their interest in playing Majors within the Minors registration system.

11 year olds will automatically be placed on a Majors team unless the parents of a given child and the League agree that Minors is more appropriate. 10 who attend the workout and do not qualify to be placed in Majors based on their performance during the workout will automatically be placed on a team in the Minors Division.  If the parents of an 11-year-old player prefer that their son play in Minors, there is an opportunity to indicate this in the registration process.

This league is the most competitive level available. There is a three-inning minimum defensive play rule in this league. All players are in the batting order at all times, whether or not playing defense when it is their turn at bat. Teams play two games per week Wednesday and Friday evenings), plus one weeknight practice. Teams are formed in early March and will practice (indoors and outdoors) 2-3 times per week until the season starts.

Some important dates to keep in mind for the 2024 season:
·      Majors Workout – March 2, 2024
·      Mandatory Coaches Clinic – March 9, 2024
·      Spring Cleanup Date – March 9, 2024 (rain date March 10 or 16)
·      First Game – April 2, 2024
·      Open House Festivities @ Ward – April 6, 2024 (rain date April 13)
·      All Star Workouts – April 7, April 8 and April 9, 2024
·      All Star Registration/Team Formation – April 15, 2024
·      Awards Day/End of Season – June 14, 2024

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT NEW LITTLE LEAGUE BAT REGULATIONS
Below is information related to new bat regulations that are in effect with Little League as of January 1, 2018:
Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball  will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
 
Volunteer Duties
Please remember that our league is run completely by volunteers. We rely on you to volunteer your time to succeed as a league. All families pay a $100 per child volunteer bond at registration. To earn back the $100, you must work (2) Volunteer Tasks and (1) Concession Shift at the Ward Concession Stand (for which there will be a separate sign-up.)

Managing or Coaching your child's team will count as One Volunteer Task. All Team Managers/Head Coaches will be exempt from Concession Stand Duty -- for the child they manage. Assistant Coaches will still be required to work a Concession Shift to earn back the bond.

Once your Two (2) Volunteer Tasks are complete and you have worked One (1) Shift at the Concession Stand, you will be refunded your $100. Bonds will be refunded 2-3 months following the end of the season.

Majors Baseball

Registration closes on 03/31/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/11/2024 to 06/14/2024
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$250.00

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