West Alabama Baseball
Thursday, February 25 at 6pm at the Belk Activity Center. All coaches must attend.
Thursday, February 25, Coaches Meeting will be held at the Belk Activity Center at 6:00pmCANCELLED
- Saturday, February 27, Evaluations will be held at Sokol Park North, times TBD
- Sunday, February 28, Draft will be held at the Belk Activity Center, times TBD
- Saturday, March 20, West Alabama Baseball Fun Day will be held at Sokol Park North, time TBD
- Monday, March 22, Games will begin at Sokol Park North at 5:30pm
Registration fee includes one practice per week, games, post-season tournament, shirt and cap.
Players provide pants, gloves, socks and cleats.
Practice & Games:
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).
League schedules will be posted to this page once they are available.
Ages 5-12 will play a 8 game regular season.
Volunteer coaches are needed for this program! If you are interested in coaching, please complete the items below.
There will be a mandatory coaches meeting scheduled prior to the beginning of the season. See details above for dates/times.
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
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.