Last Updated: March 24, 2017
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Welcome to WHC Youth Baseball/Softball League

Western Howard County Youth Baseball & Softball League (WHCYBSL) is an all-volunteer organization managed by a Board of Directors.  Along with our parent-volunteer partners, we aspire to provide children with the opportunity to have positive baseball and softball experiences and strive to be the preferred youth sports program in Howard County.

We offer baseball and softball in the spring and fall emphasizing core values such as self-esteem, teamwork, fairness, fun and sportsmanship to all our players while learning the rules of the game.



2017 Spring Coaches' Meeting & Clinic

Our 2017 Spring Coaches’ Meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6pm at
Bushy Park Elementary School in the cafeteria (14601 Carrs Mill Rd, Glenwood, MD 21738). 

The meeting will be followed by a Coaches’ Clinic hosted by Coach John Jancuska of Advanced Baseball Development.

If you are unable to attend or have any questions, please contact your Age Group Coordinator.

 

 

 

WHCYBSL Day at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium – University of Maryland Baseball


Join WHCYBSL on Sunday, March 26th at 1pm to watch the Terps take on Big Ten conference rivals - Michigan Wolverines


Arrive early for pre-game festivities, including WHC players participating in the on-field festivities with the Maryland baseball players prior to the game. 

Buy your tickets now to receive the special WHC group price of $4.  

To purchase tickets:
Go to www.umterps.com
Click on the "Tickets" tab
Under tickets tab, click on “Buy Tickets Online”
Select the "Baseball" tab (black square with white letters)
Enter promo code: Whc17
Select ticket options and complete your order

Please contact WHCYBSL Vice President, Tracy Houghton, with any questions.  tmh7878@yahoo.com 

 

2017 Spring Baseball Clinic

WHC Baseball will be hosting a players' clinic on Saturday, April 1st at Western Regional Park - fields 1 & 2.  The clinic will be run by Coach John Jancuska of Advanced Baseball Development.


***Participants must be registered WHC's Spring 2017 Baseball***

To register for the clinic, click 
here
Registration deadline is Sunday, March 26th.

Age Group clinic times are as follows:
   

6-8 year olds – 10am - 11:10am
9-11 year olds – 11:15am - 12:40pm
12 & up – 12:45pm - 2pm

Players should bring their own glove and bat (if they have one)

Coaches and parents are encouraged to participate and help!  


**Tball Clinic will be held on at a later date.  Details coming soon.**

 

Spring 2017 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.

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.

All players registered by March 15, 2017 are guaranteed a spring 2017 roster spot. Players registering after the deadline will be placed on a waitlist, and placed on a spring 2017 roster based on availability.  Registration after March 1, 2017 will include a late fee of $15.


Registration Fees
T-Ball (4-6 year olds, coed) - $100

6/8 - $160
9+ - $180

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 and hats or visor (for softball).
Players are required to provide their own baseball pants (grey), gloves and protective gear (cup/jock strap).

Players may use their own helmets, bats, cleats however please click here for Age Group Specific Rules prior to purchasing equipment. 

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

RP5981.301 - WHC Spring Tee Ball – 4-6
RP5981.311 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball - 6-8
RP5981.321 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 9-10
RP5981.331 – WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 11-12
RP5981.341 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 13-14
RP5981.351 - WHC Spring Rec Baseball – 15-18


Softball REGISTRATION LINKS
RP5982.301 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 6-8
RP5982.311 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 9-10
RP5982.321 – WHC Spring Rec Softball – 11-12

RP5982.331 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 13-14
RP5982.341 - WHC Spring Rec Softball – 15-18

 

 

WHC Recreational Softball Clinics Announced

Western Howard County Softball Program will be offering clinics to help prepare players for the coming recreational season. These clinics will be led by our Fever Softball coaches and athletes who love sharing their knowledge and passion for the game with other athletes and their families! The clinics will involve throwing, fielding and batting, in addition to pitching and catching.

The dates and locations are as follows:

Batting: 3/11 and 3/18 (4:00 to 6:00 pm): 4704 Hollins Ferry Road, Landsdowne, MD 21227

Fielding/Pitching/Catching: 3/26 (10:00 to 1230 pm): St. Vincent Pallotti High School gym, 113 St Marys Pl, Laurel, MD 20707

In order to participate in these FREE clinics, players must be fully registered for the upcoming WHC recreational season PRIOR to clinic registration. If interested in participating in any of these clinics after completing league registration, please sign up via this link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FKQWJQ6

Players will need to bring equipment (glove, bat, helmet, sneakers, etc) in order to participate.

Questions regarding either the clinic or the select teams can be directed to Robyn Colosimo, WHC Softball Director, at 443.756.0608 or colosimom@comcast.net.

 

 

Oriole Advocates Equipment Collection

On Saturday, April 22nd, the Oriole Advocates will again be collecting at Western Regional Park from 10am - 4pm for their Cardboard to Leather program(C2L).  The program takes good, used baseball and softball equipment and provides it to underprivileged youth in developing countries.

Click here for this year's flier.


Please check those garages/closets/drawers for anything related to baseball or softball and bring it to the park on Opening Day. This is a great way to give back to others.  The gear is distributed, based on the greatest need, to schools, orphanages, community groups, and hospitals. The material is owned by the group, not distributed to individuals; that way, the equipment can be shared, and more kids get an opportunity to use it.

For more information about the Cardboard to Leather program, go to www.orioleadvocates.org

 

 

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 yearour 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 2017 Sponsorship form.