West Alabama Baseball League

 

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BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED. This can only be added by going into a PARA facility during office hours.  The downtown office on Greensboro Avenue is no longer accepting payments and registrations.  Please visit one of our activity centers across the county to register in person (M-F 8am-5pm).

 

West Alabama Baseball League - Ages 5-14

  • Cost: $100
  • Registration Begins: July 1
  • Registration Ends: August 7
  • Season: September 8-October 27
  • Coaches Meeting: Monday, August 10 at the Phelps Center | 6pm-7pm
  • PARA will provide shirt and cap.
  • Age groups are:
    • 5-6
    • 7-8
    • 9-10
    • 11-12
    • 13-14

BAT RULES

 

The barrel of all aluminum, metal alloy, composite, multi piece wood bats or single piece wood bats shall not exceed 2 5/8” inches in diameter, nor exceed 33” inches in length.

All Non-Wood bats and Multi Piece Wood bats must be stamped with the USA Baseball mark signifying that the bat meets the bat performance standards established by USA Baseball. (USA Baseball is the governing body of amateur baseball in the United States.)

Solid Wood Bats made from a single piece of wood, do not require the USA Baseball mark, but must meet all other bat requirements in size and length, as listed above.

2 5/8 inch Bats that are -3 BBCOR (Batted ball coefficient of restitution) certified bats that meet the BBCOR standard, which do not weigh, numerically, more than 3 ounces less than the length of the bat (i.e., 33 inch bat cannot be less than 30 ounces) can be used in regular season and tournament play.

Bats stamped “BPF 1.15” are not legal in any age division. PARENTS SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THIS RULE BEFORE PURCHASING NEW BATS FOR THEIR PLAYERS FOR THE 2020 SEASON. 

USABat Approved Bat Listing

PRACTICES

Each team is given one practice per week as part of their registration fee.  If additional practices are needed in that week, a field may be rented at a discounted rate of $14.00 per hour.  If a field with lights is rented, lights are an additional $15.00 per hour.  Teams are encouraged to find some additional space and time at a local church, school, or playground if they do not want to pay for field rental.  The process for reserving a field for practice will be reviewed with all coaches at the coaches meeting.  

PARA will provide complimentary practice space at the McDonald Hughes ballfields and Braughton Park Ballfields (Fosters).

GAMES

League schedules will be posted to this page once they are available. 

Ages 5-12 will play a 8 game regular season.

 

COACHING INFORMATION

Volunteer coaches are needed for this program!  If you are interested in coaching, please complete the items below.

COACHES MEETING/CLINIC

There will be a mandatory coaches meeting scheduled prior to the beginning of the season.  See details above for dates/times.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

All coaches should submit the following items to the PARA administrator prior to approval for coaching in this program.

  • Youth Sports Coach's Application (Completed each season for every sport).
  • Signed Code of Conduct (Completed each season for every sport).
  • Photo of Driver's License (Required for annual background check).
  • Coach Safely Training - Must be completed annually 
  • West Alabama Baseball League Coaching Questionnaire
 
 A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO DO A BACKGROUND CHECK.
 
Dale Phillips
Program Supervisor

Belk Activity Center | 205.562.3200

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