Last Updated: February 10, 2016
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Welcome to WHC Youth Baseball/Softball League

WHCYBSL is looking for a 15/18 Baseball Age Group Coordinator

Age Group Coordinators (AGCs) are part of the Board of Directors for WHCYBSL and are responsible for:
Creating teams and finding coaches according to baseball guidelines
Preparing practice and game schedules for their age groups
Preparing equipment bags and uniforms for disbursement at coaches' meeting and restock when they are returned at the end of the season
Preparing for Opening Day and
All-Star Game activities
Collecting player evaluations at the end of the season

If you're interested in the position, please contact  Bob Henley (President) BHenley@nvrinc.com or Darrin Stolba (Director of Baseball) dstolbasr@gmail.com

 

Spring Baseball & Softball Registration Now Open!

It may be cold outside but we’re already thinking about spring!

Click here for the spring flier.

Spring Baseball & Softball seasons run from early April thru mid-June based on playoff schedules.

Select Teams (baseball) seasons run from Memorial Day through the end of July.  For information on our Select program, click here.

Schedule for all divisions EXCEPT T-BALL include a weeknight game, a Saturday game and one practice per week.  Additional practices may be scheduled as a make-up for a postponed practice due to weather or field conditions.  Weeknight games start at 5:45pm in April and 6pm in May and June.

T-Ball plays one game per week on Saturdays and has one practice per week.

All practices days, times and locations are subject to coaches’ and field availability.

Every effort is made to fulfill parent/player requests for specific team placement and to place players on teams that practice at a field near where players live.


Baseball age groups 11/12, 13/14 and 15/18 play in the Alliance league comprised of other Howard County leagues.  Travel to other parts of Howard County may be required.

Registration is through Howard County Rec & Parks.  Registration links are below.  Players registered by 2/14/16 will also include preseason clinics sponsored by WHCYBSL. 

Registration after 3/1/2016 will include a late fee of $15.

Registration Fees
T-Ball (4-6 year olds, coed) - $100
6/8 - $160
9+ - $180
Travel Ball - $125 (Travel Registrations will need to be approved by the league and teams)


Family Discounts
Not available through online registration – must call or mail your form for discount
$20 for the first sibling; $40 for additional

Registration fees include uniform jersey, socks and hats or visor (for softball).
Players are required to provide their own baseball pants (grey) and gloves

Players may use their own helmets, bats, cleats however please click here for Age Group Specific Rules prior to purchasing equipment.  Boys who play catcher are required to wear additional protective gear (cup/jock strap)

We’re always looking for coaches!  If you’re interested in coaching your son or daughter’s team, please contact their Age Group Coordinator.

If you have any questions regarding any of our programs, please feel free to send us an email.

Baseball/T-Ball whcsports@gmail.com

Softball whcsoftball@gmail.com

 

Baseball/T-Ball REGISTRATION LINKS

RP5981.701 - WHC Spring Tee Ball – 4-6
RP5981.711 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball - 6-8
RP5981.721 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 9-10
RP5981.731 – WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 11-12
RP5981.741 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 13-14
RP5981.751 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 15-18


Softball REGISTRATION LINKS
RP5982.701 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 6-8
RP5982.711 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 9-10
RP5982.721 – WHC Spring Rec Softball – 11-12
RP5982.731 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 13-14
RP5982.741 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 15-18

 

 

 

Announcing 12U Sunday Only Travel Baseball Team

WHC Baseball is proud to announce the formation of a 12U Sunday Only Travel Baseball team.  This team is being formed to give our REC league players an opportunity to play more games during the season against strong opponents.  Additionally, it will allow us to have a nucleus of players from which to form the Select team for the Spring/Summer tournament season. 

To participate on this team during the Spring 2016 season, the player must be an active participant on a Spring 2016 WHC REC 11/12 team.  The league in which this team will be participating is the MD Ripken Sunday Travel League.  Hence, the league adheres to Ripken Baseball Rules.  Teams generally come from no more than a 60 miles radius of Frederick, MD and are located in Washington, Carroll, Howard, Montgomery, and Frederick counties in Maryland.  The season will consist of 10 games and opening day is April 2nd

We plan to have 2 informal practices prior to holding a formal tryout.  Practice dates are Saturday, January 30th and Saturday, February 20th from 5:30pm-7pm at Glenelg Country School Lower School GymPlayers attending the practices are asked to pay a $5 fee to cover the facility rental costs.  Players are encouraged to attend as many practices they want. 

To register for the practices, click here.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Rob Pence @ rpence@xecu.net



Partner with us for a Grand Slam season!

The Western Howard County Youth Baseball/Softball Leagues corporate sponsors enhance our ability to provide a safe, fun environment for our community kids to participate in baseball or softball.   Last year,our sponsors contributed thousands of dollars directly to support WHCYBSL programs.  Consider putting your marketing dollars to work while helping the youth in our community.

Click here for our 2016 Sponsorship form.




Youth & Travel Baseball Coaches' Clinic

Have you ever wondered if you are teaching baseball correctly?

Wonder what your son’s high school coach is looking for?

How can I help my son or my team improve?

 

All 12 Howard County High School Varsity Baseball Coaches will be hosting a clinic for any and all coaches, players and parents at any level. This is a great opportunity to have all of your coaching and baseball questions answered. This will be a great experience for anyone in attendance. The day will consist of various information, instruction and drills that will improve all teams.

Click here for all the details.

 

 

 

2015 Howard County Rec & Parks GoodSports Awards

WHC congratulates our 2015 GoodSports Award recipients:

AJ Rosenthal – Umpire



Josie Kaufman – Softball


 

Scott Harding – Travel Baseball Coach


 

GoodSports is a MARPSA program that goes beyond sportsmanship encouraging local athletes and coaches to take responsibility for their actions and behaviors on and off the field to assure the best sporting experience for all.

With hundreds of leagues being conducted by HCRP and local community groups, HCRP has seen many players and adults at all levels who emphasize positive sportsmanship.  To honor these individuals, HCRP sponsors a county wide GoodSports award for one youth player, one youth coach and one adult player. These awards are presented at the annual Howard County Celebration of Sports banquet in the Fall.


For more photos, click here.
http://www.leaguelineup.com/photoalbum.asp?url=whcsports&sid=122090420&photocatid=319640

 

 

The Big Show Membership Discount for WHC Families

For the rest of September, The Big Show is offering a "no registration fee" special to WHC families for any/all memberships.

If you aren't familiar with The Big Show memberships, they start at $25 and there is the possibility of unlimited tunnel time, when available. 

Complete info here:
http://www.gobigshow.com/memberships.html

Just mention that you are with WHC to get the free registration.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Mar 10
Board Meeting6:00pm
Saturday, Mar 19
2016 Spring Coaches Meeting8:00am
Thursday, Apr 7
Board Meeting6:00pm
Saturday, Apr 9
2016 Players' Clinic10:00amWestern Regional Park
Saturday, Apr 16
Opening DayWestern Regional Park
Thursday, May 5
Board Meeting6:00pm
Saturday, May 7
2016 TBall Clinic(s) - Times TBDWestern Regional Park

For a complete calendar listing, click here!

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