April Board Meeting Agenda
CLASH ON THE CREEK!!
WBA 8th Annual Girls Fastpitch Tournament 8/10/12/15U
June 29- July 1st 2018
The Weirton Baseball/Softball Association is excited to host the 8th Annual 8U/10U/12U/15U girls fast pitch softball tournament June 29th- July 1st 2018. **JULY 2nd will be used for rainouts or any other unforeseen circumstances**. All games will be played in Weirton WV. Concession stand, restrooms, and batting cage provided.
Pool play begins Friday Evening, June 29th followed by single elimination. We will do our best (not guaranteed) to accommodate teams traveling from far away. 3 games guaranteed; minimum of 4 teams per division.
Tournament type: Level B – Recreational League (NO Travel Teams)
Format: 2-3 rounds of pool play then single elimination - at least 3 games played.
Teams: Minimum of 4 and maximum of 8 per division. ACT now to secure your spots.
Cost: 8U: $200 + 3 game balls per team (Leather only NO Synthetic); 10U/12U/15U: $275.00 + 3 game balls per team (Leather only NO Synthetic)
Divisions: 8U/10U/12U/15U – Age determined by the player’s age as of 12/31/2017.
AWARDS: 1st and 2nd place teams will receive individual awards (12 max). If only four teams, 1st place only will receive awards.
Tournament entry deadline: June 23rd, 2018. All checks must be received by the deadline to secure your team’s spot! Slots are limited - Act now and secure your team’s spot before they get filled!
Tournament Director: Chuck Utt
8U , 10U, 12U & 15U: Contact Chuck Utt at 304-224-9942 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Make Checks payable to: Weirton Baseball Association
Mail checks to: WBA, PO Box 2844, Weirton WV 26062
Weirton Softball Player Agent
Dick's Shopping Day is this Saturday, Feb. 17, 11a-5p
February Board Meeting This Sunday at 6:00pm at The American Legion
Sunday Baseball Clinics
Sunday Baseball Clinics
will begin this
Sunday, January 21st
Sunday February 18th
Bronco and Pony - 3:00p-4:15p
Mustang and Pinto - 4:15p-5:30p
These clinics will help teach and reinforce the fundamentals of baseball.
Your child will get group and individual instruction on hitting,
throwing and catching; as well as other more advanced fundamentals.
These clinics are a great place learn, practice and possibly shake off
some of that winter rust.
Please RSVP with the following members so we can estimate attendance.
Phil Glyptis - email@example.com
Mustang & Bronco
Joe Tunno - (304)374-1736
John Barnhardt - (304)914-1132
2018 Registration is going on now. Early Registration discount
for online registrations only at
ends, Friday, January 19th
In person registrations will be held at the Millsop Center
Saturday, January 20th - 9:30a-4:00p
Saturday, January, 27th - 9:30a-4:00p
The WBA is looking forward to a great 2018 season.
We hope you are too!
New Bat Rules for 2018
Bats used for T-ball are excluded from the following rule...
In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat). Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.
Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: "Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats." If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USA Baseball and place it on your bat. You can purchase a USA Bat sticker, click here. Tee ball bats manufactured after the new rule was adopted will already include the USABat Baseball mark.
The new USABat certified bats bearing the USABat licensing mark are expected to be offered in retail stores September 1, 2017.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO>>> http://www.pony.org/Default.aspx?tabid=1191154
FRIDAY NIGHT SOFTBALL IS BAAAAAAAACK!!!!
PONY Baseball recently announced that it has changed the cutoff date for determining a player's age for the 2018 season. Starting in the 2018 season, the player's age for the season will be the player's age as of August 31, 2018. Essentially, any player with a birthday between May and August will now be considered 1 year older than they were under the old age rules. For example, a player born in May of 2006 would have played their 10 year old year in Mustang last year and will be considered a 12 year old for Bronco this year. Click here for a chart showing the player's eligibility based upon birthday. Click here for a link to PONY's announcement of the age change. Please note that this was a decision made by PONY, not a decision made by the WBA or the OVYBL.
To date, we have accumulated over 300 email addresses. As postage costs continue to rise, this list should develop into our premier communication tool, as we commit to greater leaguewide communication in 2013. It can't be totally effective without leaguewide participation. Please take a moment and sign up. Thank you.