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Program Information

WAA's recreational baseball program consists of seven age based levels depending on your CURRENT spring school grade at the time of registration.

Program emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship.

All coaches are volunteers and coaches set up the practice location, day and time.  Rosters, schedules, uniforms and equipment are distributed to coaches in May.  Players will be contacted by the coach of their team by mid May. Practices will begin in May and the 12-game season will begin after Memorial day and run through mid-July.

Single A – Triple AAA will have end of season All Star games!

Special Request Policy — Special requests for team placement will be considered carefully, but there is no guarantee they will be honored. For requests to be considered, the registration must be turned in by the registration deadline.

Games are played at locations in close proximity to the teams' neighborhood whenever possible for the younger ages.
  

Registration Opens in January!
Please register for your current grade as of January, 2019!

Grade/Age Divisions

T-Ball

T-Ball is a coed introductory baseball program for both boys and girls at 5 or 6 years of age. These players are currently in kindergarten or will be entering kindergarten in the Fall. Players are introduced to the basics of the game of baseball. Focus is on instruction and fun. Emphasis is on fundamentals of the game as players are shown the basics of hitting, throwing, catching and base running within a framework of teamwork and sportsmanship. Players hit off of a T-stand. Games are instructional.

Rookie Baseball (coach-pitch) for Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Rookie Baseball is an introductory baseball program. There is a division for Kindergarten (with prior T-Ball experience) and a division for 1st Grade. Players enjoy this natural transition from T-Ball. Games are instructional.  Coaches pitch to their own team for the entire game. Flexi-balls are used with softer centers for safety. Players get 8 pitches; there are strikeouts but no walks. 50' bases and 35' pitching distance.

"A" Baseball

"A" Baseball is an introductory program for 2nd grade.  Players pitch a maximum of 7 pitches to a batter, then coach comes in for 1 pitch if player is still at bat. Regulation baseballs are introduced at this level. There are strikeouts but no walks. 50' bases and 35' pitching distance.

"AA" Baseball

"AA" Baseball is for 3rd grade. No tryouts are required. Players pitch the entire game. Regulation baseballs are used at this level. There are strikeouts and walks. 60' bases and 40' pitching distance.

"AAA" Baseball

"AAA" Baseball is a recreational program divided into two groups; 4th-5th grades and  6th-7th-8th grades. WAA reserves the right to regroup age divisions based upon registrations. No tryouts are required.  Players pitch the entire game, stealing is allowed. Regulation baseballs are used. 60' bases and 44' pitching distance for 4th and 5th grade and 70' base paths and 48' pitching distance for the 6th, 7th and 8th grade.


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All Star Game Information

WAA holds an All Star game for A, AA and AAA baseball during the summer Recreational Baseball season.  Each team is asked to select players to represent their team in the All Star game.  Players will be given an all-star shirt to wear for the game and will wear their own team hat.   We utilize volunteer All Star Coaches at each level. 

WAA is excited to provide this opportunity to our Recreational players.  Please contact the WAA office if you have additional questions. 

New Bat Standards

In accordance with WAA bat rules and regulations, we will be abiding by the following bat rules for the 2018 WAA Baseball season:

  • All levels will be allowed to use 2018 USA stamped bats up to 2 5/8’ in diameter.
  • All levels are permitted to use 2017 and prior bats as long as the following dimensions are  honored and managed by parents and coaches alike:
  • Only “Tee Ball” bats may be used.  All bats must be marked for tee ball use.
  • Recreational Rookie (K and 1 grade leagues) – 2 ¼’
  • 2nd grade Single A – 2 ¼’
  • 3rd grade Double A – 2 ¼’
  • 4th/5th grade Triple A and Competitive Minors – 2 ¼’
  • 6th/7th grade Triple A and Competitive Majors – 2 5/8’
  • It is EVERY coach’s responsibility to ensure these rules are followed as written.
  • Failure to follow the rules written herewith in upon an appeal by an opposing coach will result in an immediate out and all players returning to their prior positions (first offense in a given game) followed by a game forfeiture (second offense in same game).
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Rules, Equipment & Directions

Rules
Equipment
  • Players provide their own glove, gym shoes or spikes (plastic only) and white pants.
  • WAA will provide team hat and jerseys (t-ball and rookie) and team hat, jersey and socks (Single A baseball and older).
  • Team equipment is provided to head coach by WAA. Some players prefer to use their own bat.  Please refer to WAA baseball rules for any bat specifications.
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Volunteer Opportunities

WAA is a non-profit volunteer organization.  Parent volunteer coaches are needed for all teams at all levels.  Please volunteer to coach your child's team. 

Coaching Descriptions;

Head coach:

Primary responsibility for management and motivation of the team. A solid understanding of the rules of baseball is helpful and a desire to teach baseball fundamentals to children is necessary.  Attendance at a WAA baseball coaching clinic is required. The head coach notifies all team members within 48 hours of equipment hand-out.  Provides team with roster, schedule, rulebook, and picture information. Head Coach subject to background check.

Assistant Coach:  Assists the head coach.

Schedules

Summer Recreational T-Ball & Baseball

During the season, game schedules and rosters can be found on your family account under your child's team link once it is posted following the Head coach meeting in May.

T-ball & Rookies play on grass fields, with T-ball playing on Tuesday & Thursdays, and Rookies on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Games start at 6:15pm. Friday games may be scheduled to complete schedule and for rainouts.

The Single A through Triple A levels will typically play one weeknight game and one Saturday game. Game time is 6:15pm on weeknights; Saturday game times will vary.

  • T-Ball Schedule
  • Kindergarten Rookies NW
  • Kindergarten Rookie South
  • 1st Grade Rookie Northwest
  • 1st Grade Rookies South
  • 2nd Grade Single A South
  • 2nd Grade Single A Northwest
  • 3rd Grade Double AA Northwest
  • 3rd Grade Double AA South
  • 4th/5th Grade Triple A NW 
  • 4th/5th Grade Triple AAA South
  • 6th/7th/8th AAA

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