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WPISL - Varsity Team Declaration and Scheduling Meeting - Aug 17 9am

 

 

Varsity Head Coaches and member representatives,

 

Attached is the 2019-20 Declaration Form for your Varsity Team.

LINK to FORM

Please complete it ASAP and email it to me and cc Brian Cronin, Chico Fiorentini, and Chris Jenkins.  Please complete the form in Microsoft Word.  Do not send it as a pdf.

Varsity Declaration Forms are due no later than Monday, August 12, 2019, 11:59 pm. 

If you do not complete the form by the deadline your team will not be scheduled.

In the body of the e-mail, please list any special scheduling requests.  Please limit your request to no more than three.  The league will do it best to honor such request, but there is no guarantee.

The scheduling meeting is Saturday, August 17, 2019, 9 am at North Allegheny High School.  The meeting will be in Baierl Center (Ponce Room) and  not the school cafeteria as it has been the last couple of years.  The address for North Allegheny High School is:

North Allegheny High School

10375 Perry Hwy

Wexford, PA 15090

You or a representative must be present at the scheduling meeting to schedule your team.

When you come to the scheduling meeting please be prepared by:

Having check for $140 payable to the “WPISL”

If you want to purchase softballs, please have a separate check payable to the “WPISL”.  Softballs are $55 per dozen for Varsity teams.  You must use a WPISL stamped ball for games.  I would suggest you buy one or two dozen.

Please be prepared to schedule games on the Sunday, September 1, 2019 through Sunday October 6, 2019.  Six weekends of play.  Please be prepared to schedule two to four weeknight single games.  If there is an even number of teams, you will need to schedule two weeknight games.  If both parties agree, you can schedule a double-header on a weeknight or if both parties agree, you can schedule games on Saturday or 4 games on Sunday.  But both parties must agree.  If there is an odd number of teams, teams that did not have a bye last year will need to schedule four weeknight games.  Again, if both parties agree, you can schedule double-headers on a weeknight or if both parties agree, you can schedule double-headers on Saturday or play 4 games on Sunday.  But both parties must agree. 

Requests to play on a Day other than Sunday, will not be honored.  If you cannot play on Sunday, please contact me and I will provide you the name and phone number of the Varsity managers from 2018.  It will be up to you to reach out to those varsity managers and find someone willing to play you on a day different than Sunday.  That agreement must be submitted by both managers to Brian, Chico, Chris and and I no later than Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 1 pm.

If by chance we have an odd-number teams, and you want a bye, which means you will have five double headers and four single games, please submit that date with your declaration in the cover e-mail.

You will not be permitted to schedule any games on the weekend of October 12-13.  That weekend is reserved for make-up games.

All your games must be scheduled before you leave the meeting.  Scheduling games after the meeting will not be permitted.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

 

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

412-337-8617 (cell)

 


 


WPISL - JV Team Declaration and Scheduling Meeting - Aug 24 9am

 

 

Junior Varsity Head Coaches and member representatives,

 

Attached is the 2019-20 Declaration Form for your JV Team.

LINK to JV Declaration Form

Please complete it ASAP and email it to me and cc Brian Cronin, Chico Fiorentini, and Chris Jenkins.

Please fill out and submit the declaration form in Microsoft Word.  Do not handwrite it or send me a pdf.

JV Declaration Forms are due no later than Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:59 pm. 

If you do not complete the form by the deadline your team will not be scheduled.

If you plan to have multiple JV teams, you must complete a declaration form for each team.

The form will be posted on league’s web-site soon.

The scheduling meeting is Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9 am at North Allegheny High School.  The meeting will be in Baierl Center (Ponce Room) and not the school cafeteria as it has been the last couple of years.  The address for North Allegheny High School is:

North Allegheny High School

10375 Perry Hwy

Wexford, PA 15090

You or a representative must be present at the scheduling meeting to schedule your team.

When you come to the scheduling meeting please be prepared by:

Having check for $80 payable to the “WPISL”.

If you want to purchase softballs, please have a separate check payable to the “WPISL”.  Softballs are $55 per dozen for JV teams.  You must use a WPISL stamped ball for games.  I would suggest you buy one or two dozen.

Please be prepared to schedule games beginning on Saturday, September 7, 2019 and for 6 more Saturdays.  If we have an odd number of teams you may be scheduled for Saturday, September October 26, 2019. 

In the body of the e-mail, please list any special scheduling requests.  Please limit your request to no more than three.  The league will do it best to honor such request, but there is no guarantee.  Requests submitted later than the deadline above will not be honored.

Requests to play on a Day other than Saturday, will not be honored.  If you cannot play on Sunday, please contact me and I will provide you the name and phone number of the JV managers from 2018.  It will be up to you to reach out to those JV managers and find someone willing to play you on a day different than Saturday.  That agreement must be submitted by both managers to Brian, Chico, Chris and I no later than Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1 pm.

If by chance we have an odd-number of teams, and you want a bye, which means you will be scheduled to play on Saturday, October 26, 2018 as well as six other Saturdays, please submit that date with your declaration in the cover e-mail.

All your games must be scheduled before you leave the meeting.  Scheduling games after the meeting will not be permitted.

If you are the member representative, and you do not see your JV head coaches’ e-mail address on the distribution list, please forward this e-mail to him/her.

Any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

 

412-337-8617 (cell)

 


 


WPISL - Jr High Team Declaration and Scheduling Meeting - Aug 24 9am

 

 

Junior High Head Coaches and member representatives,

 

Attached is the 2019-20 Declaration Form for your Junior High Team.

LINK to Jr High Declaration Form

Please complete it ASAP and email it to me and cc Brian Cronin, Chico Fiorentini, and Chris Jenkins.

Please fill out and submit the declaration form in Microsoft Word.  Do not handwrite it or send me a pdf.

Junior High Declaration Forms are due no later than Monday, August 19, 2019, 11:59 pm. 

If you do not complete the form by the deadline your team will not be scheduled.

If you plan to have multiple Junior High teams, you must complete a declaration form for each team.

The form will be posted on league’s web-site soon.

The scheduling meeting is Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9 am at North Allegheny High School.  The meeting will be in Baierl Center (Ponce Room) and not the school cafeteria as it has been the last couple of years.  The address for North Allegheny High School is:

North Allegheny High School

10375 Perry Hwy

Wexford, PA 15090

You or a representative must be present at the scheduling meeting to schedule your team.

When you come to the scheduling meeting please be prepared by:

Having check for $80 payable to the “WPISL”.

If you want to purchase softballs, please have a separate check payable to the “WPISL”.  Softballs are $59 per dozen for Junior High teams.  You must use a WPISL stamped ball for games.  I would suggest you buy one or two dozen.

Please be prepared to schedule games beginning on Sunday 8, 2019 and for 6 more Sundays.  If we have an odd number of teams you may be scheduled for Sunday, October 27, 2019. 

In the body of the e-mail, please list any special scheduling requests.  Please limit your request to no more than three.  The league will do it best to honor such request, but there is no guarantee.  Requests submitted later than the deadline above will not be honored.

Requests to play on a Day other than Sunday, will not be honored.  If you cannot play on Sunday, please contact me and I will provide you the name and phone number of the Junior High managers from 2018.  It will be up to you to reach out to those Junior High managers and find someone willing to play you on a day different than Sunday.  That agreement must be submitted by both managers to Brian, Chico, Chris and I no later than Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 1 pm.

If by chance we have an odd-number of teams, and you want a bye, which means you will be scheduled to play on Sunday, October 27, 2018 as well as six other Sundays, please submit that date with your declaration in the cover e-mail.

All your games must be scheduled before you leave the meeting.  Scheduling games after the meeting will not be permitted.

If you are the member representative, and you do not see your Junior High head coaches’ e-mail address on the distribution list, please forward this e-mail to him/her.

Any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

 

412-337-8617 (cell)

 


 


WPISL - General Membership Meeting - Aug 3 9:30am

 

Member representatives and head coaches,

Attached is the draft agenda for the General Membership Meeting scheduled for Saturday, August 3, 9:30 at North Allegheny High School’s Baierl Center.

Agenda LINK

 


 


WPISL Annual Organization Meeting 1/27/19

 

Members, Coaches, and interested parties,

The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League (WPISL) annual organization meeting will be held on Sunday, January 27, 2019 beginning at 5 pm at the Oakdale Community Center.  The street address for the Oakdale Community Center is:

Oakdale Community Center

104 Seminary Avenue

Oakdale, PA 15071

The primary purpose of the annual organization meeting is for the members to elect officers.  This year the membership must vote for candidates to fill the offices of Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.  The duties for these offices and the voting procedures are provided in the Constitution portion of the “Constitution, By-laws, and Rules”, which is attached for your convenience. 

If anyone is interested in running for these offices and would like to nominate themselves or someone else in advance of the meeting so their names can be placed on the pre-printed ballots, please let Ed Vesely know no later than Monday, January 21, 2018.  If you would rather nominate yourself or nominate someone else at the meeting, we will add that person’s name to the ballots at the meeting.

The secondary purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from the membership on the 2018 season.

If you would like any discussion items placed on the Agenda in advance of the meeting, please let Ed Vesely know by no later than Monday, January 21, 2018.  Also, if you would like to propose changes to the Constitution, By-laws or Rules, please let Ed Vesely know so they can be added to the Agenda as well for discussion.

At the meeting, we will also be looking for volunteers to serve on and chair of the Rules, Scheduling, Publicity and Umpire Committees. 

If you know of any new teams or organizations who my want to join the league, please let them know of our January 26, 2019 meeting.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Ed Vesely

WPISL – President

 

412-337-8617 (cell)


 


Congratulations 2018 WPISL Champions Plum with a 15-3 Victory Over Runner-Up Seneca Valley 

 

2018 WPISL Playoff Bracket Link

 

 

 

 


 


Congratulations to JV Champion Montour Defeating Runner-Up Mt. Lebanon and 

Congratulations to Jr High Champion Montour Defeating Runner-Up Plum 

 

Link

2018 WPISL Opening Pitch Tournament

New This Year: Junior High and Junior Varsity Tournaments

August 31- September 2, 2018

 

Tournament Outline

 

 

 

1.         Contact: Mike Flaherty (412) 535-3978. Call or Text. Please leave your name and number. Please confirm participation ASAP!!

 

2.         Tournament fee $250 per team, $200 for each add’l team. All fees due before first game. 

 

3.         2017 WPISL Rules apply except:

 

A.         Each Tournament is either double elimination or 3 game guarantee, depending on the number of teams. Teams coming out of the winner’s bracket must be beaten twice by the loser’s bracket survivor.

 

B.         Continuous batting rules apply all games;

 

C.         Home team is decided by a coin flip in all preliminary games until championship round. Winner’s bracket champion is home team in championship game 1. Coin flip in Winner’s bracket game 2, if necessary.

 

D.         1 umpire at all games, until championship game (2 umpires).

 

E.         Junior High games played on Dixon Field with 193’ fence (10’ high) and slight pitcher’s mound Fri, Sat and Sun.

 

4.         Tournament tie-breaker rules will be circulated separately. 

 

5.         Field assignment and start times will be circulated Weds. Aug. 29thand may vary based on conditions/ availability.

 

6.         Awards: Martin DeGore Trophy to the JV team champion. JH championship trophy for the JH champion. Stephen V. Dillon Award for Outstanding Sportsmanship will be awarded by the tournament’s official scorekeeper to the JV girl who combines the attributes of a most valuable player, outstanding sportsmanship and a “sunny” demeanor. Similar "MVP plus" award to a JH girl exhibiting similar characteristics of ability, hustle, sportsmanship and demeanor. Individual awards to the champions and runners up, limited to 15 awards per team.

 

Things to know:

 

Dixon, Middle and Seymour Fields are part of the complex on Cedar Blvd and Morgan Drive, near Mt. Lebanon Park. Field location can be found on the WPISL website home page under Schedules/venues/directions.

 

Middle Field and Seymour/ Wildcat Field are artificial field turf surfaces. Dixon Field is grass. Regular rubber cleats work just fine on all surfaces. 

 

Parking is also available in the lot to the west of the fields on Cedar Blvd (adjacent to Seymour/ Wildcat Field) approx. 1000 feet to the west of the entrance to Middle/ Dixon Fields.

 

Concession stand located adjacent to Middle Field will open 15 minutes before each session and close 15 minutes after the last session.  A full menu of burgers, hot dogs, grill items, candy, snacks and beverages/ sports drinks are available for purchase.

 

MICHAEL E. FLAHERTY
412-535-3978 

 


Instructions For Reporting Scores

Both teams should report the official scores to the league within a day of games being played by either sending an email to wpisl@yahoo.com or sending a text message to 724-561-2772.

The message should contain if it is for Varsity, JV or Jr High; date of games, names of the schools involved and the scores



WPISL Varsity Champions 2006 - Present


2006 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2007 - Fox Chapel (Photo)
2008 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2009 - West Allegheny (Photo)
2010 - Bethel Park (Photo)
2011 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2012 - Fort Cherry (Photo)
2013 - Montour (Photo)
2014 - Montour (Photo)
2015 - Plum (Photo)
2016 - Montour (Photo)
2017 - Plum (Photo)
2018 - Plum