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
play one game during the week and one game on Saturdays, with games starting later in the season than the rest
of the leagues (see Dates To Remember). There are two practices during the week. Game rules are very similar to
middle school baseball.
Program Overview: Summer Baseball (formerly All-Stars) 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 5/1/17 are eligible. Teams will play roughly 20 games against other “RecPlus” teams.
Schedule: Beginning May 20, teams will practice on Sunday afternoons. Once the In-House season ends (Sat, Jun-24), 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: Sat, May 13 at the Shamrock Springs Baseball 4-plex. Additional details, including a specific time slot for each age group, will be shared at a later time via email. Up to two teams (Green and Gold) will be formed for each age group based on the player’s age as of 5/1/17.
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.
Should you have any questions regarding Summer Baseball, please contact Joe Shaulis, Summer Baseball Commissioner at email@example.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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 for WYSI In-House Baseball will be held Saturday, February 18 at the Westfield Middle School West Gym. All players registered or seeking to play in Single A, AA, AAA or Majors should make every effort to attend evaluations.
Players should attend the appropriate session, based on the schedule provided below. Please do not show up late to your evaluation time slot so we can minimize delays. Every player should have their own baseball mitt, bats are optional.
We ask that parents remain in the lobby of the West Gym while their child goes through evaluations. Parents will not be allowed to go through the stations with their child.
Noon to 12:45 pm Single A players – last name beginning A to M
12:45 to 1:30 pm Single A players – last name beginning L to Z
1:30 to 2:15 pm AA players – last name beginning A to M
2:15 to 3:00 pm AA players – last name beginning N to Z
3:15 to 4:15 pm AAA players – last name beginning A to M
4:15 to 5:15 pm AAA players – last name beginning N to Z
5:30 to 6:15 pm Majors players – last name beginning A to M
6:15 to 7:00 pm Majors players – last name beginning N to Z
Players in Instructional are not evaluated. Evaluations for the Seniors league will be held at a later date/time.