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By now, you should have received an introductory e-mail from your coach.  If you haven’t, please let me (alanlaz@gmail.com) or your division commissioner know.

 

 Practices start this Sunday (weather permitting), and the practice and game schedules have been posted and can be found here using the drop-down menus: http://www.leaguelineup.com/schedules.asp?url=wellwood-baseball

 

Speaking of weather, be sure to sign up for our RainedOut notification system by going here: https://www.rainedout.net/team_page.php?a=ea4988776baaf66d34ce.

 

And if you need and last-minute equipment, save 15% off at Modell’s by using this coupon: http://www.wellwoodbaseball.org/ModellsCoupon.pdf.

 

 

 

 OPENING DAY INFO!

 

Opening Day is just around the corner!  Sunday, April 15th, we'll be kicking off the 2018 season with our annual opening ceremonies.  The opening ceremonies will take place promptly at 1:00pm at Pikesville Middle School, field #4.  Players should arrive no later than 12:45pm.  The address of Pikesville Middle School is 7701 Seven Mile Lane 21208.  An aerial map of the Pikesville Middle fields is located here:

 

http://www.wellwoodbaseball.org/maps/PMS.jpg

 

There will be music, ceremonial first pitches, the national anthem, and hopefully plenty of sunshine. Most importantly, all teams, across all age groups and divisions will parade out onto the field in all their uniformed glory!  The entire thing should take about 35-40 minutes, but it's essential that we get started at 1:00pm sharp, so that afterward, players and families can then get to their fields on time for the ensuing Opening Day games.  To that end...PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ARRIVE AT THE FIELD NO LATER THAN 12:45PM, so that we can get all the teams lined up and start opening ceremonies right at 1:00pm. 

 

 Please note that following opening day ceremonies, we will play our first games.  Please see the schedule on our website at wellwoodbaseball.org for the time and location for your game.  The game start times by division for opening day are delayed from the usual start times and will be as follows.

 

Peewee

2:30pm

Single-A

2:30pm

Double-A

4:30pm

Triple-A

4:30pm

Minor

2:30pm

Major

4:45pm

5-6 Softball

2:15pm

7 Softball

3:30pm

8-10 Softball  

5:00pm

 

 

 

 Lastly, our opening day coincides with Good Deeds Day, an international day of service, supported by JVC.  Dori Chait, the chair of Good Deeds Day, will be on site at opening day collecting lightly used sports equipment that will benefit the local organization, Leveling the Playing Field.

  

Go here to learn more about Good Deeds Day and for information and guidelines on acceptable donations:  http://www.levelingtheplayingfield.org

 

 If you have any questions about this project, please email Dori at dorijill@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for participating in an international day of service!

 

Sincerely,

 

Wellwood Baseball & Pikesville Girls Softball

info@wellwoodbaseball.org



Wellwood Baseball Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What equipment do I need to supply for my child?

A: Wellwood Baseball will supply your child with a hat and shirt.

You'll need to supply a baseball glove and baseball pants. Baseball pants can be purchased cheaply at stores such as Modell's, Target, and KMart. Sweatpants and other types of pants are not recommended as they will quickly develop holes from sliding.

If you purchase a new glove, it is recommended that it not be too large or stiff for you child to close easily. New gloves should have glove oil applied and be broken in so that they are easy for your child to open and close.

You'll also need to supply your child with something to drink during the games. On hot days, this will mean supplying more than a single water bottle.

Baseball Cleats are encouraged in the older divisions, but not required. They will enable your child to run the bases without slipping. All cleats must be plastic. Metal cleats are not allowed in any division of Wellwood baseball. Soccer cleats will work fine if you have them already or can find them more cheaply than baseball cleats.

Catchers are required to wear a cup. If you child is interested in catching, it is recommended that you purchase one. Cups are recommended, but not required, for all other players.

Players may bring their own bats, but this is not required.

Q: When does the season start and end?

A: Practice for most divisions officially starts the week of April 8st.  

Opening Ceremonies and Opening Day will take place on April 15th (details TBD) Following Opening Ceremonies, teams will disperse to their scheduled fields to play their Opening Day games. Due to Opening Ceremonies, the Opening Day games will start one hour later than normal. 

The season will end on June 10th for Pewee, Lower and Upper Clinic divisions. In the Minor, Major, and Pony divisions, the playoffs are scheduled to end on or around June 15th, the last day for Baltimore County schools.  Please note that if you're planning summer travel prior to June 15th, there's a chance that your child could miss playoff games.

There will be no practices or games during Shavuos (5/20-21), and on Memorial Day (5/28).

Q: Are there scores or standings kept?

A: In the younger divisions (Peewee and Lower and Upper Clinic) no scores or standings are kept and all umpiring is done by coaches.

In the older divisions (Minor, Major, Pony), games are umpired by professional umpires and scores and standings are recorded on the website. In addition, playoff and World Series games are held. All teams are entered in the playoffs and trophies awarded to both the Champion and Runner-up teams. In addition, an all-star game is held for each of the older divisions toward end of the season.

Q: How much playing time will my child get?

A: In the younger divisions, all players bat and play in the field. In the older divisions, all players bat, but only 10 (Minor, Majors) or 9 (Pony) players can play in the field at one time. The rules mandate that Minor and Major players that must sit out an inning in the field do not sit out another inning in that game until all other players have also sat out one inning defensively. In the Pony divsion, players may sit no more than 2 innings defensively.

Q: How do I get information about rainouts?

Our main source of communication will be an opt-in service called RainedOut.com. You can opt in by visiting the following link:

Join Wellwood Baseball text alerts on RainedOut.

When you see rain, please don't assume that the game is automatically rained out. Games in different locations may have different conditions from your local conditions, especially in the case of localized rainshowers.


Wellwood Baseball and Pikesville Girls Softball Registration is OPEN for Spring 2018!

Registration for the Spring 2018 Wellwood Baseball and Pikesville Girls Softball season is now open at pikesvillerec.org

In addition to in-house play, Wellwood Baseball will also be fielding travel teams in the 8U, 10U, 12U, and 13U divisions at an approximate cost of $250.  Travel tryout dates will be announced.  If you are interested in travel play, please register your child for in-house play and your registration will be transferred to the travel division if your child makes the travel team.

Sponsorships - Sponsorships cost $300 and are tax deductible. In exchange for your generosity, you'll get your company name on the team's jerseys, a framed team photo, your logo and a link to your website on the sponsor page of the Wellwood Baseball/Pikesville Girls Softball website, and of course that warm tingly feeling that comes from knowing that you're helping kids learn baseball, make new friends, and create lifelong memories.  To sponsor a team, please click here.

Coaching - If you're interested being a manager or coach, please sign up at the bottom of the page here, or contact us at info@wellwoodbaseball.org for more information.  Practice begins on or about April 8nd.  Opening day is scheduled for Mid-April and the season runs through the middle of June.

 

For Peewee, Single-A, Double-A and Triple-A divisions and Softball 5-6, 7, 8 age groups, we try to accommodate at least one teammate request.  To maintain the spirit of fair and balanced teams, the placement of children in all other divisions will be done via a blind draft.  To be placed on a team, children in the Minor, Major, and Pony divisions and the 9-10 Softball division are required to attend a league-wide evaluation in early March (check back here in mid-February for dates, times, and location).

 

Practices will begin on or about 4/8/2018. We do not play or practice on Friday evenings or Saturdays and there will be no practices or games on Passover or Easter, Shavuos (5/20-5/21), or Memorial Day (5/28).

In the Minor, Major, and Pony divisions, the playoffs are scheduled to end on or around June 15th, the last day for Baltimore County schools.  Please note that if you're planning summer travel prior to June 16th, there's a chance that your child could miss playoff games.

Note: The Pony division is primarily age-based, but less experienced players may be placed in the Major division at the discretion of the Pony Commissioner and the President.

  • Each additional sibling from the same family receives a $10 discount.
  • There is a $10 non-refundable administrative cost, and refunds will only be available until March 15th, when rosters are formed. Contact info@wellwoodbaseball.org to request a refund.
  • $5 Early-Bird Discount for each registration between 1/1/18-1/15/18.
  • $10 Sibling Discount is automatically applied for each additional registration from the same household.
  • $25 Late Registration fee will be applied to all registrations received after 2/15/18 (note that late registrations may be put on a waiting list if space is not available).

No player will be turned away due to an inability to pay registration fees.  Please contact us at info@wellwoodbaseball.org to arrange an accommodation.

Age for each baseball division is determined as of April 30, 2018. Age cutoff for 5-6 Girls Softball is April 10, 2018  Age for 7-8 and 9-10 Girls Softball divisions is determined as of August 31, 2018.

Questions? Email us at info@wellwoodbaseball.org


REGISTRATION INFORMATION
SportDivisionAgeDate of BirthCostSchedule (Tentative)
Baseball Peewee 4-5 year olds 5/1/12-4/30/14 $75 Sun. @ 1:30pm
Baseball Single-A 6 year olds 5/1/11-4/30/12 $85 Thurs. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 1:30pm
Baseball Double-A 7 year olds 5/1/10-4/30/11 $90 Tue. & Thu. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 3:30pm
Baseball Triple-A 8 year olds 5/1/09-4/30/10 $90 Mon. & Wed. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 3:30pm
Baseball Minors 9-10 year olds 5/1/07-4/30/09 $95 Mon. & Wed. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 1:15pm
Baseball Majors 11-12 year olds 5/1/05-4/30/07 $95 Tues. & Thurs. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 3:30pm
Baseball Pony 13-14 year olds 5/1/03-4/30/05 $95 Tues. & Thurs. @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 3:30pm
Softball 5-6 5-6 year olds 9/1/11-4/10/13 $75 Sun. @ 12:15pm (updated)
Softball 7 7 year olds 9/1/10-8/31/11 $85 Thu @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 1:30pm (updated)
Softball 8 8 year olds 9/1/09-8/31/10 $85 Wed @ 6:15pm, Sun. @ 3pm (updated)
Softball 9-10 9-10 year olds 9/1/07-8/31/09 $85 Thu @ 7pm, Sun. @ 4:30pm (updated)
 
 

 

Upcoming Games/Practices
Apr 22
PEE-WEE
Nationals @ Cubs
1:30pm
Mets @ Dodgers
1:30pm
Pirates @ Tigers
1:30pm
Orioles @ Cardinals
1:30pm
Rockies @ Athletics
1:30pm
SINGLE-A
Cubs @ Astros
1:30pm
Orioles @ Athletics
1:30pm
Nationals @ Rockies
1:30pm
DOUBLE-A
Cubs @ Orioles
3:30pm
Athletics @ Rockies
3:30pm
Nationals @ Astros
3:30pm
TRIPLE-A
Astros @ National
3:30pm
Orioles @ Cubs
3:30pm
MINOR
PRACTICE Orioles
1:15pm
Astros @ Athletics
1:15pm
Pirates @ Nationals
1:15pm
Rockies @ Cubs
1:15pm
MAJOR
Cubs @ Nationals
3:30pm
Orioles @ Rockies
3:30pm
Girls Softball 5-6
Nationals PRACTICE
12:15pm
Orioles @ Cubs
12:15pm
Girls Softball 7
Nationals PRACTICE
1:30pm
Orioles @ Cubs
1:30pm
Girls Softball 8-10
Nationals @ Astros
3:00pm
Orioles @ Cubs
3:00pm
Apr 23
TRIPLE-A
National PRACTICE
6:15pm
Astros PRACTICE
6:15pm
Cubs PRACTICE
6:15pm
Orioles PRACTICE
6:15pm
MINOR
Athletics PRACTICE
6:15pm
Orioles @ Nationals
6:15pm
Pirates PRACTICE
6:15pm
9U @ Cubs
6:15pm
Rockies PRACTICE
6:15pm
Astros PRACTICE
6:15pm
Apr 24
DOUBLE-A
PRACTICE Orioles
6:15pm
PRACTICE Rockies
6:15pm
PRACTICE Astros
6:15pm
PRACTICE Athletics
6:15pm
PRACTICE Cubs
6:15pm
PRACTICE Nationals
6:15pm
MAJOR
Nationals @ 10U
6:15pm
Cubs PRACTICE
6:15pm
Orioles PRACTICE
6:15pm
Rockies PRACTICE
6:15pm
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