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IN-HOUSE BASEBALL OVERVIEW

WYSI sponsors seven (7) in-house recreational baseball leagues. The in-house leagues range from Pre-K (for 4 year olds) t-ball/coach-pitch to competitive player pitch for the older leagues.

All in-house programs focus on teaching the players the fundamentals of the game by introducing rules as the player progresses up through the leagues. This process allows the player to focus on the necessary skills at each level rather than an excess of rules.

The in-house leagues are open participation (i.e.; no tryouts) which means all players will be placed on a team that register before the cutoff and prior to the league capacity no matter skill level or experience. Please note, WYSI does conduct evaluations in an attempt to keep teams evenly matched.

Games and practices occur across a variety of locations in Westfield but no travel is required. Our facilities include Shamrock Springs 4Plex, Grand Park, and other Elementary Fields. Our competitive leagues (A - Seniors) will practice or play a game 2-4 nights a week which includes one Saturday game.


PRE-K (4 yr olds)

T-Ball and coach-pitch league for ages 4 (as of May 1 of current season). All games are played on Saturday mornings (with a 30 minute practice prior to the games).  No weekday practices will be held.  During games, emphasis is placed on introducing players to the fundamentals of the game in a fun, non-competitive setting. There are no outs, every player hits each inning, and there is no scorekeeping. Batters run one base at a time and fielders are encouraged to only make plays to First Base.

Expected Skill Development: Basic Throwing, Basic Catching, Basic Hitting, Base Direction, Dugout Behavior, Field Safety

League Rules

Commissioner:  Tyler McFall


INSTRUCTIONAL

T-Ball and coach-pitch league for ages 5-6 (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. There are no outs, every player hits each inning, and there is no scorekeeping. Batters run one base at a time and fielders are encouraged to only make plays to First Base.

Expected Skill Development: Basic Throwing, Basic Catching, Basic Hitting, Base Direction, Dugout Behavior, Field Safety

League Rules

Commissioner: Tyler Mcfall



A (Single A)

Overhand, coach-pitch league for 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. Single A games keep score but regular season games do not count towards overall record. Single A introduces Playoffs resulting in a League Champion.

Expected Skill Development: Throwing, Catching, Hitting/Strikeouts, Force Outs, Tagging Up, 

Single A Rules

Commissioner:  Stephanie Hodge



AA (Double A)

Overhand, coach-pitch league for 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.

Expected Skill Development: Throwing, Catching, Hitting/Strikeouts, Force Outs, Tagging Up, Extra Base Hits

Double A Rules

Commissioner: Farooq Khan


AAA (Triple A)
Kid pitch league for 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. 

Expected Skill Development: Throwing, Catching, Strike Zones/ Walks, Pitching, Stealing, Stopping Lead Runner

Triple A Rules

Commissioner: David DeCraene


Majors
Kid pitch league for 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.

Expected Skill Development: Throwing, Catching, Strike Zones/ Walks, Pitching, Stealing Home, Stopping Lead Runner

Majors Rules

Commissioner: James Duncan


Seniors
Kid pitch league for 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.

Seniors Rules

Commissioner: Matthew Phillips



 

Season Calendar

March 5 - Player Evaluations (AAA & Majors only)
March 21-25  - First practices
April 1-8 - no practices (Westfield Spring Break)
April TBD - Opening Day
June 1-21Playoffs (A, AA, AAA, Majors and Seniors) - First three weeks in June

End of Season - (A-Seniors) week before the 4th of July;  (PreK and Instructional)  first week of June

General Info

Registration Information - 2022
LeagueAges*Fees#Max # Players
Pre-K  4 $95 75
Instructional5-6$125155
A6-7$175125
AA7-8$175120
AAA9-10$205175
Majors11-12$205110
Seniors13-15$19575


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

 # Register on or before February 11 (Early Bird Registration date) and receive a $20 discount (the discount will be applied at the end of the registration process)

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird Deadline (save $20) - February 11 (11:59 pm)
Final Deadline - February 25 (11:59 pm)
note: the deadline for the Seniors League is March 25 (11:59 pm)


Commissioners

 Questions?

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Overall (In-House)Stephanie Hodge Email Jason
LEAGUECOMMISSIONER
  Pre-K (4 yr olds) Tyler McFall  Email Jason

  Instructional Tyler McFallEmail Jason

  A Stephanie HodgeEmail Nathan

  AA Farooq KhanEmail Brad

  AAA David DeCraeneEmail Jamie

  MajorsJames DuncanEmail Justan

  SeniorsMatthew PhillipsJohn

  All Stars

 John


Player Evaluations


SENIORS
Date: 
March 26
Where: 
Westfield High School MPIF building
Time:
Last name starting with A-M will check in at 3:30pm
Last name starting with N-Z will check in at 3:45pm


AAA & MAJORS
Date:
March 5 
Where:
Freedom Trail Park
Who:
AAA and Majors only (no evaluations for the other leagues)
Time
:
AAA  
3-3:50 pm: Last names beginning A-M
3:50 - 4:45 pm: Last names beginning N-Z

Majors
5-5:50 pm: Last names beginning A-M
5:50-6:45 pm: Last names beginning N-Z

What to Bring: Glove, Athletic Shoes (Optional: Bat, Helmet)


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