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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.
If you are interested in applying for these open positions, please click here to complete the application and return it to Rob Pusheck at email@example.com. Questions can also be directed to Rob at the same email address.
WHC Renegades 2018/2019 Open Tryout Schedules
Information on the team tryouts for each of the 2018/19 WHC Renegades teams will be posted at https://www.leaguelineup.com/miscinfo.asp?menuid=30&url=whcsports
If you have any questions about tryouts, please contact the appropriate Age Group Contact listed below. Pre-registration for all WHC Renegades tryouts is strongly encouraged.
Click HERE to register for tryouts.
Please continue to check back on this website for additional or updated tryout dates and information, including weather-related information.
(WRP) Western Regional Park (ARP) Alpha Ridge Park (GHS) Glenelg High School (SMP) Schooley Mill Park
(RHHS) River Hill High School
Renegades Team Tryouts
Ages based on your son’s age on 4/30/19
8U 9U 10U
8/9 6 pm WRP 8/9 6 pm WRP 8/9 6 pm WRP
8/17 9 am WRP 8/17 9 am WRP 8/17 9 am WRP
For Private workouts for 8/9/10U contact Darrin Stolba firstname.lastname@example.org
11u For Private workouts for 11U contact Jason McClellan email@example.com
7/19 6 pm WRP 1
7/21 10 am WRP 1
7/26 6 pm WRP 1
8/7 6 pm WRP 1
12U For Private workouts contact Brandon Clary firstname.lastname@example.org
8/4 10 am WRP 9
8/6 6 pm WRP 2
8/8 6 pm WRP 2
13U For Private workouts contact Rob Pusheck email@example.com
7/20 6 pm WRP 1
7/26 6 pm WRP 1
An August date will be added as needed
14U For Private workouts contact Jason Scott firstname.lastname@example.org
8/1 6 pm WRP 1
8/4 2 pm WRP 1
8/8 6 pm WRP 1
15U For Private workouts contact Bob Boulle Robert.Boulle@marriott.com
7/17 6 pm WRP 1
8/1 6 pm WRP 2
8/5 4 pm WRP 1
7/28 4 pm WRP 1
8/1 6 pm GHS
8/10 6 pm WRP 1
For special requests, please contact the following coaches to arrange other times:
WHC Red, Paul Buckmaster, email@example.com
WHC Black, Russ Snyder, 240-517-7717, firstname.lastname@example.org
19U - 22U
7/26 6 pm GHS
7/29 5 pm GHS
8/1 6 pm RHHS
For more information contact John Roschella @ email@example.com
2018 FEVER SOFTBALL CLINICS ANNOUNCED!
The Maryland Fever Fastpitch travel softball program will be hosting 2 FREE clinics to help athletes further develop their skills. The clinics will be held on Monday July 23rd and Monday July 30th from 6:00pm to 8:30pm at our home facility -- Western Regional Park in Glenwood, Maryland (field 3). These clinics will be led by our Fever coaches and athletes who love sharing their knowledge and passion for the game with other athletes and their families! Fever coaches and athletes regularly “give back” by hosting such clinics or working out with our newer/younger teams – it is the Fever way!
Players will need to bring equipment (glove, bat, helmet, cleats, etc) in order to participate. If interested in participating in one or both of these clinics, please sign up via this link:
The Fever program is focused on developing future leaders through the game of fastpitch softball. Our program is well established and is 17 years old. We believe that teams comprised of smart, hardworking and coachable athletes, led by dedicated and certified coaches, who know the game and are supported by great families can accomplish amazing things together, both on and off the field.
For more information about the clinics or the Fever program, please contact Pat Sheplee (Fever Program Director) at 301.580.7709 (or firstname.lastname@example.org) or check us out on Facebook or our organizational website (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012226294567, Web: https://sites.google.com/site/whcfeversoftball/).
MARYLAND FEVER 2018-2019 TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED
The Fever Fastpitch Travel Softball program will be holding program-wide tryouts on Saturday August 4th from 9:00am– 12:00pm at our home facility -- Western Regional Park in Glenwood, Maryland. Click here for the 2019 tryout form. We expect to field teams at each age level (10U – 18U) and tryouts for all ages will be held concurrently. Rain date is Sunday August 5th from 9:00 am– 12:00 pm.
Our program is focused on developing future leaders through the game of fastpitch softball. Our program is well established and is 17 years old. We believe that teams comprised of smart, hardworking and coachable athletes, led by dedicated and certified coaches, who know the game and are supported by great families can accomplish amazing things together, both on and off the field. We are not a “business model” program with large and fluid rosters. Instead, as a program, we focus on preparing athletes for the team competitions over their travel ball season, as well as their high school teams. We also prepare our athletes to play college softball, if they choose to do so. Over the years we have successfully worked with our Fever athletes to obtain roster spots at the college of their choice at DI, II and III levels.
The Fever facilities are second to none in the region and include Western Regional, Alpha Ridge and Schooley Mill Parks, in addition to numerous Howard County high school fields. We showcase these facilities and our athletes by hosting an annual tournament, Fastpitch Fever USA/ASA Eastern National Qualifier, which last year alone hosted 48 teams from Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia. For over a decade, we have our own indoor winter training facility (over 10,000 sf) to ensure our athletes are further developing and strengthening their skill sets.
For more information contact Pat Sheplee (Fever Program Director) at 301.580.7709 (or email@example.com) or check us out on Facebook or our organizational website (Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100012226294567; Web: https://sites.google.com/site/whcfeversoftball/).
Registration is now open for the 2018 Fall Ball season
Registration deadline is September 2nd
Continue to fine tune your baseball skills with WHC Fall Baseball!
The fall schedule consists of one practice per week (specific night depends on coach/team placement) and games to be held on Sunday. All players receive a team jersey and hat. Baseball players are required to provide/wear gray baseball pants, cleats and a glove. The season begins on September 10 and ends on October 29. Game locations are primarily at Western Regional Park, but are also held at other Howard County locations.
Click here for 6-8 yrs (RP5981.101)
Click here for 9-10 yrs (RP5981.111)
Click here for 11-12 yrs (RP5981.121)
Click here for 13-14 yrs (RP5981.131)
Click here for 15-18 yrs (RP5981.511)
Fall Fast Pitch Softball
Continue to fine tune your softball skills with WHC Fall Fast Pitch Softball!
The fall schedule consists of one practice per week (specific night depends on coach/team placement) and games to be held on Saturday. All players receive a team jersey, hat and socks. Softball players provide their own pants (color determined by coach), cleats and a glove. Bats and softball helmets are provided in the team equipment; a personal bat/helmet are optional. The season starts on September 9 and ends on October 28. Game locations are primarily at Western Regional Park.
Click here for 6-8 yrs (RP5982.101)
Click here for 9-10 yrs (RP5982.111)
Click here for 11-12 yrs (RP5982.121)
Click here for 13-14 yrs (RP5982.131)
Click here for 15-18 yrs (RP5982.141)
2018 BASEBALL Bat Rules
The WHCYBSL Board of Directors have reviewed the new guidelines made by USA Baseball for age groups 12U and below for the spring 2018 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, WHCYBSL will not adopt the new guidelines until the Spring of 2019.
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 2018 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