Recreational Baseball

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Recreational Baseball

WHC Baseball's priority is making Baseball fun for your baseball player and
making Baseball everyone’s favorite sport.

 

Our biggest challenge and goal is to select the best volunteer coaches to ensure that your baseball player has a fun experience and learns the fundamentals of baseball while learning good sportsmanship and teamwork.   If that is not what your player is currently experiencing in WHC Baseball please let me know as soon as possible.

 

  • Children have more need of example than criticism.
  • Attempt to relieve the pressure of competition, not increase it. A child is easily affected by outside influences.
  • Be supportive of the coach. The coach is a volunteer giving of personal time and money to provide a recreational activity for your child.
  • The opponents are necessary friends without them your child could not participate.
  • Applaud good plays by our team and by members of the opposing team.
  • Do not openly question an official's judgment and honesty. Officials are symbols of fair play, integrity and sportsmanship.
  • Accept the results of each game. Encourage your child to be gracious in victory, and to turn defeat into victory by working towards improvement.  

Our Priority is not winning baseball games in our recreation league!   It is a privilege to coach baseball with your son or daughter.

 

That is Western Howard County Baseball!

Director of Baseball, Darrin Stolba
Contact
dstolbasr@gmail.com

 

 

2019 BASEBALL Bat Rules

(1/21/2019)

The WHCYBSL Board of Directors have reviewed the new guidelines made by USA Baseball for age groups 12U and below for the spring 2019 season.  

The purpose of the new guidelines is to standardize the performance of all bats in the younger age groups, much like the BBCOR standards that were instilled a few years ago in the older age groups.   More information regarding the USA guidelines can be found here https://usabat.com/faq/

Based on the fact that the new USA guidelines are not related to safety issues,  

Other notes in regards to the change:

  • In addition to the current bat rules which can be found in the Western Howard County Youth Baseball Coaches' Guide under each individual age group, players will also be allowed to use USA approved bats in 2019 with the following restrictions -
    • Tee Ball and 6-8 leagues CANNOT use bats with a barrel size greater then 2 ¼ inches even if they are USA stamped.  USA stamped bats that are 2 ¼ inches will be allowed. 

WHC Baseball age groups 12 and up play in the Howard County Alliance.  The bat rules for each age group in the Alliance is as follows:

11/12: it shall not be more than 34” in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All bats not made of a single piece of wood must have either a Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) stamp or a USSSA 1.15 stamp.

13/14:
it shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, All bats not made of a single piece of wood must have either a Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) stamp or a USSSA 1.15 stamp. If the bat is using a USSSA 1.15 stamp, the bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than eight ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 32 inch bat cannot weigh less than 24 ounces). The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

15/18: it shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-Iong bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Wooden bats are permitted in league play

 

 

T-Ball FAQs

Ready to introduce your little one to baseball?  T-Ball is a great place to start!  Whether you're new to WHCYBSL or new to T-ball, click here for a list of FAQs that might help.

If you still have questions, you can also contact our T-ball coordinator, Susanne Anacker at
sanacker2@gmail.com

 

 

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