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In-House Baseball

League Descriptions

WYSI sponsors 6 in-house baseball leagues. The in-house leagues range from instructional coach pitch to competitive player pitch. All in-house leagues will focus on teaching the players the fundamentals of the game. The in-house leagues are open participation (i.e.; no tryouts). However, WYSI does conduct evaluations in an attempt to keep teams evenly matched. In order to play up a league, players must attend evaluations and meet minimum age or grade requirements.

  • Instructional: T-Ball and coach-pitch league for boys and girls ages 5 and 6 (as of May 1 of current season). Games are played on Saturday mornings and there is one practice during the week. During games, emphasis is placed on introducing players to the fundamentals of the game in a fun, non-competitive setting. View Instructional League Rules.

  • Single A: Overhand, coach-pitch league for boys and girls ages 6 and 7 (as of May 1 of current season). Teams play one game during the week and one game on Saturdays. There are two practices during the week. Single A utilizes the Instructional approach with further focus on hitting, throwing and base running. Outs are counted and 3 swinging strikes will result in an out. Players age 7 as of May 1 of the current season are eligible to play in either Single A or Double A. View Single A Rules.

  • Double A: Overhand, coach-pitch league for boys ages 7 and 8 (as of May 1 of current season). Teams play one game during the week and one game on Saturdays. There are two practices during the week. The rules and game environment is similar to Single A, with an emphasis on preparing the boys for kid pitch at the AAA level. Players age 7 as of May 1 of the current season are eligible to play in either Single A or Double A. View Double A Rules.

  • Triple A: Kid pitch league for boys ages 9 and 10 (as of May 1 of current season). Teams play one game during the week and one game on Saturdays. There are two practices during the week. Game rules are more competitive with rule similar to middle school baseball, although no lead-offs or stealing home are allowed, etc. View Triple A Rules.

  • Majors: Kid pitch league for boys ages 11 and 12 (as of May 1 of current season). Teams play one game during the week and one game on Saturdays. There are two practices during the week. Game rules continue to transition to middle school baseball from Triple A. View Majors Rules.

  • Seniors: Kid pitch league for boys ages 13, 14 and 15 (as of May 1 of current season). Teams either play twice during the week or have a game and a practice during the week. The Seniors league enables boys that don't play on the Westfield Middle School teams the opportunity to continue playing baseball and develop their skills. Game rules are the same as middles school baseball.

Summer League

Program Overview: Summer League is an extension of the In-House season for kids who want to play baseball throughout the summer in a more competitive environment. Registered In-House Baseball players who are age 7 to 12 as of 5/1/18 are eligible. Teams will play roughly 20 games against other “RecPlus / Rec All-Star” teams.

Schedule: Beginning mid-to-late May, teams will practice on Sunday afternoons. Once the In-House season ends (last week of June), the six week Summer Baseball season officially begins. Teams play in three to four local weekend tournaments, typically held Thursday or Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. Teams also practice one to two weeknights a week.

Cost: Approximately $150, which includes tournament fees and uniforms.

Try-outs: A date will be announced soon and posed both here and via email. Up to two teams (Green and Gold) will be formed for each age group based on the player’s age as of 5/1/18.

Coaches: Coaches will be selected once teams have been formed. Details on how to sign up to coach will be shared at a later time via email.

If you are interested in serving as the Summer League Commissioner, please contact Nathan Flynn: wysi.nateflynn@gmail.com


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is there a minimum age for the Instructional League
A. Players must be age 5 or 6 as of May 1 of the current season in order to play in the Instructional League. Due to limited field availability, the size of the Instructional league is capped at 144 players (14 teams with 14 players). Typically, players spend only one season in Instructional Baseball and then move up to Single A. The minimum age requirement not only ensures that all 5 year-olds are able to register and play in Instructional for one year, but also recognizes that there is limited value in a 5 year-old playing Instructional baseball for a second season.

Q. I would like my child to play down a level.
A. Players who are age eligible to play in AA through Seniors may play down a level by emailing the WYSI in-house baseball commissioner (Nathan Flynn). Requests will be considered based on the availability of spaces in both impacted leagues, the input of the player’s coach from the prior season and other mitigating factors.

Q. I would like my child to play up a level.
A. All players must be registered in a league specific to their age. Once registration is closed, all players who have requested to play-up to a specific league will be considered. Available play-up spots will be filled in order of the pre-season evaluation scores until the league in question is full. Please note the following

  1. Parents need to register their son in their age-specific league and email the WYSI in-house baseball commissioner, Nathan Flynn, with their play-up request. Unregistered players will not be considered for playing up.
  2. A player will only be placed in the play-up pool if they attend pre-season evaluations. There will be no exceptions made to this rule.
  3. A player can only request playing up one birth year. I.E. a player who is 5 on May 1 of the current season cannot request playing up to AA, nor can a player who is 7 on May 1 of the current season request playing up to AAA

Q. My son/daughter will be 7 on May 1 of the current season, should I register him in Single A or AA
A. Single A and AA are both coach-pitch leagues and played, generally, under the same rules. We encourage all players to play at least one year of Single A.

Q. Can I request a specific Coach
A. WYSI does not honor any coach requests

Q. Can I request my child be on the same team as another player for car pooling purposes
A. WYSI does not honor any “car pooling” requests, except for the Instructional League. In the Instructional League, the commissioner will attempt to honor car pooling requests, but there is no guarantee that a request will be honored.

Q. Can I request my child practice on a certain night
A. WYSI does not honor requests for certain practice nights, given the nature of changing games and practice times throughout the season. In the Instructional league only, parents can email the Instructional commissioner if there is one specific weeknight that they need to avoid.

Please take time to review the WYSI Policies and Procedures (Section 7.C.6.b) regarding these last 3 questions.


Player Evaluations

PLAYER EVALUATIONS

What: Player evaluations are an important tool in ensuring our teams are balanced.
Who: All players in Single A, AA, AAA and Majors. Also any player in Instructional or Seniors that has requested a play-up/down into Single A or Majors.
Where: Westfield High School MPIF
When: Saturday, February 24th
Times:

  • Noon to 12:45: Single A last names beginning A to M
  • 12:45 to 1:30: Single A last names beginning N to Z
  • 1:30 to 2:15: AA last names beginning A to M
  • 2:15 to 3:00: AA last names beginning N to Z
  • 3:15 to 4:15: AAA last names beginning A to M
  • 4:15 to 5:15: AAA last names beginning N to Z
  • 5:30 to 6:15: Majors last names beginning A to M
  • 6:15 to 7:00: Majors last names beginning N to Z

NOTE:Players in Instructional are not evaluated. Evaluations for the Seniors league will be held at a later date/time.

General Information

Commissioner

Nathan Flynn & Jason Hoffman Email Nathan Flynn & Jason Hoffman


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Contacts

LEAGUE COMMISSIONER EMAIL
Instructional Jason Hoffman Email Jason
Seniors Nathan Flynn Email Nathan
Majors Brad Harmon Email Brad
AAA Jamie Acklin Email Jamie
AA Justan Siurek Email Justan
A John Moore John

Registration Information

League Ages* Fees# Max. League Size
Instructional 5-6 $105 196
A 6-7 $155 144
AA 7-8 $155 144
AAA 9-10 $185 144
Majors 11-12 $185 99
Seniors 13-15 $175 55


* Ages based on player's age on May 1 of the current season

# Register on or before the Early Bird deadline and receive a $20 discount (the discount will be applied at the end of the registration process)


Dates to Remember

  • Early Bird Registration Deadline: February 9, 2018 at 11:59PM
  • Coaches Informational Meeting: February 17, 2018 @ 2 pm
  • Final Registration Deadline: February 23, 2018 at 11:59PM
  • Player Evaluations: February 24, 2018 (refer to times listed above)
  • Roster & Equipment Hand-out: March 3, 2018 @ 2pm
  • First Practice: Week of March 19th
  • Opening Day: April 14, 2018
  • Team Pictures: April 21, 2018
  • Season Ends: Week of June 25th

Uniform Sizing Chart

JERSEY : YOUTH SIZES
Youth Small Youth Medium Youth Large
6-8 10-12 14-16
JERSEY : ADULT SIZES
Small Medium Large X Large XX Large XXX Large
PANTS SIZES
YOUTH Small Medium Large XLarge XXLarge
LENGTH 19 21 23 25 27
WAIST 24 26 28 30 32

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