West Alabama Baseball League

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2018 IMPORTANT DATES

  • February 11           
    • Coaches Meeting, 1pm, Belk Center
  • February 14           
    • Player and Coach Registration Deadline
  • March 2                 
    • Tee Ball Registration Deadline
  • February 18           
    • Make Up Coaches Meeting, 12:30pm, Hutt Complex
    • Player Evaluations: (There is no player evaluation for tee ball.)
      • 5 and 6 Year Old, 1:30pm, Hutt Complex**
      • 7 and 8 Year Old, 3:00pm, Hutt Complex**
      • 9/10 and 11/12 Year Old, 5:00pm, Hutt Complex**
      •  **If weather is an issue, we will be inside Belk Gym
  • February 22                       
    • DRAFT, Coaches ONLY, 5:00pm, Belk (Time TBD)
  • February 24                       
    • Practice Begins
  • March 24                
    • All Baseball Games Begin

REGISTRATION INFO

The age cutoff for all  programs are May 1, 2018.

BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS REQUIRED. This can only be added by going into a PARA facility during office hours. (M-F 8am-5pm)

  • Price includes practices, games, post-season tournament, jersey, socks, belt and hat.
  • Players provide pants, gloves, and cleats.
  • Teams will be allowed 1 practice per week at no charge.  Your coach may increase the number of practices. Days and times will vary among teams.
  • Games may be played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturdays at Sokol North, Sokol South or Hutt Fields at Bowers Park.

For assistance in determining your child's age, please visit this link.

Tee Ball, ages 3-4

Registration will be available soon.

  • Registration Deadline           
    • March 2
  • Fees
    • $100 (Until Feb 23)
    • $120 (Feb 24-Mar 2)

AGES 5-12

  • Coach Pitch Baseball (Ages 5-8)
  • Player Pitch Baseball (Ages 9-12)

Registration will be available soon.

  • Registration Deadline           
    • February 14
  • Fees
    • $150 (Until Feb 9)
    • $170 (Feb 10-14)
 

2018 BAT RULES

Effective January 1, 2018, all 2 5/8” bats and 2 1/4” bats must meet new performance standards established by USA Baseball, the national governing body of amateur baseball in the United States.  The new bats became available for purchase on September  1, 2017.  NOTE: Travel ball will also allow the use of the new USA Baseball bats in their programs. A complete listing of approved bats is available at usabat.com.  

ALL BATS WITH THE BPF 1.15 STAMP WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR DYB PLAY IN 2018 AND THEREAFTER.   PARENTS SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THIS RULE BEFORE PURCHASING NEW BATS FOR THEIR PLAYERS FOR THE 2018 SEASON.  

More Information on the USABat Standard

PRACTICES

WABL teams will be given access to PARA fields for practices when they are available following the draft.  Teams are encouraged to find some additional space and time at a local church, school, or playground for additional practices.  The process for reserving a field for practice will be reviewed with all coaches at the coaches meeting.  Team will be given one practice per week at no charge.  Additional practices on PARA fields can be rented for a fee.

GAMES

League schedules will be posted to this page once they are available. Tee Ball will play a total of 7 games.  Ages 5-12 will play a 12 game regular season and a single elimination post-season tournament.

 

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.  This year's meeting will be announced soon.

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).
  • Concussion Training Certificate (Dated May 30, 2017 or later) - Must be completed annually per Section 22-11E-2 of the Code of Alabama 1975 
  • West Alabama Baseball League Coaching Questionnaire
 
 A VALID PHOTO ID IS REQUIRED TO DO A BACKGROUND CHECK.
 
Nick Baldelli-Boggs
Program Coordinator

Belk Activity Center | 205.562.3200

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