On behalf of Westport Little League, which consists of Westport Little League Baseball (Pre-K through Grade 7), Advanced Baseball (Grades 8 through 12), Westport Little League Softball (Pre-K through Grade 8) and the Challenger League (boys and girls ages 5 through 18 with mental and/or physical challenges), welcome to another season of America’s storied past-time.
SPRING REGISTRATION: Registration for the Spring season of Westport Little League Softball (WSB) is available at www.westportbaseballandsoftball.com and will open on December 28, 2016 and run through March 4, 2017. Roster spots will not be guaranteed after March 4, 2017.
LEAGUES AND SCHEDULE:
The chart below sets forth the WSB league name for each grade (note changes), date of evaluation and anticipated regular season game days and times.
3 AA3 League - player pitch March 11 Saturday, 12:00pm
4/5 AAA/Minors March 11 Monday, 5:30 pm; Saturday, 11:30 am
6/7 Majors March 11 Tuesday, 5:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am
8/9 Juniors n/a Friday, Saturday, Sunday (times are town dependent)
*PK-A2 players will have professionally run clinics through IST/Kids Sport Zone offered once/twice a week in the Spring - final decision on that is pending. Juniors game schedule is pending.
AGE REQUIREMENTS: WSB is generally organized by grade. At the younger ages, we may combine grades to allow all young players to develop the basic skills needed in a fun and age appropriate manner. In some instances, we will combine 2nd/3rd grade as well - the players will start to pitch/catch and make plays with some coaching assistance in the field and on the mound.
EVALUATIONS: Evaluations for children in Grades 3 through 7 will be held on Saturday, March 11th at the Staples High School Fieldhouse. Times will be announced and posted on our website. There are NO evaluations or tryouts for children in Grades Pre-K through 2.
YOUTH TRAVEL SOFTBALL: Children participating in one of our Youth Travel Softball programs must, as a condition to their participation in our Youth Travel Softball program, also register for and play in our 2017 Spring WSB program. There are NO exceptions.
SUMMER DISTRICTS PROGRAM: Any child who wishes to try out for any Westport Summer or Districts All-Star Team (7U through 12U) must register for and play in our 2017 Spring WLLB program. There are NO exceptions.
SCHEDULE AND IMPORTANT DATES:
December 28, 2016 – Registration Opens
March 9, 2017 – Registration Deadline
March 11, 2017 – Evaluations at Staples Field House
April 18, 2017 – Season Opener
PRACTICES: Team practice will be scheduled by coaches once teams are selected. When registering, please note all potential conflicts in your child’s 2017 Spring schedule so that those responsible for putting teams and practice schedules together can try to avoid schedule conflicts.
WLLB appreciates that our players participate in multiple Spring sports. To that end, we have tried to schedule Spring softball games to avoid conflicts with other sports such as soccer and lacrosse. Game times are subject to change based on registration levels.
REGISTRATION FEES, DISCOUNTS
The registration fees for the 2017 Spring Little League softball season are:
$250 for PK/K, 1st and 2nd grade
$270 for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grade
We offer a family discount of $50.00 for each child registered after the first player is registered. The fee for the first child is the full price.
Please note that your registration is not considered complete until payment of the registration fee is made. Any registration that is not completed and paid in full within two hours will be deleted and your child will not be placed on a team. If you are applying for financial aid, please be sure you have completed the online registration and selected the financial aid option. Your registration will not be deleted for non-payment.
If your child is playing in one of our programs for the first time, you must mail a copy of his/her birth certificate to Westport Little League. In addition, if this is the first time a member of your family is participating in one of our programs, you must also mail proof of residency (such as a utility or phone bill).
Please mail these items to:
Westport Little League
P.O. Box 581
Westport CT 06881
WSB manages programs for hundreds of children each Spring, and we do our best to form balanced teams. Due to the size of our program, the complexity of populating teams and the volunteer nature of our organization, we unfortunately cannot honor requests for children to be placed on a particular team or with a specific coach or other player. However, in Grades Pre-K through 2, teams generally include players from the same elementary school. Teams for Grades 3 through 7 are chosen via draft and are therefore at the discretion of the coaches.
Refunds (less a $25 processing fee) can be issued upon written request to
prior to the announcement of team rosters. After team rosters are announced, refunds will only be issued (on a pro-rata basis) for season-ending injuries upon a written request to
. Such request must be accompanied by a doctor's note.
Our program could not exist without the scores of parent coaches who generously volunteer their time. For parents who would like to volunteer as a head coach or an assistant coach, please check the appropriate box on your child’s registration form. The WSB commissioners will choose a head coach and an assistant coach for each team. Once teams are formed, each team can add a third or fourth coach (approved by WSB) who is a parent of a child on the roster.
Westport Baseball & Softball is a nonprofit organization that, among other things, funds repairs and capital improvements of fields in town. If you wish to support the organization and its programs by making a tax deductible donation to Westport Little League, please do so by entering an amount in the donation box on the registration form. This amount will be added to your total at the end of registration. Please note that all donations made via Little League registration will be utilized exclusively to support Little League programs.
QUESTIONS: If you have any questions about our programs, please visit www.westportsoftball.com or email us at . Specific questions related to players in the Instructional - AAA league can be directed to Terri Dusch -
@optimum.net. In the meantime please feel free to check us out and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for news, updates and more!!
Thank you for your support of WSB. We look forward to seeing you on the softball fields throughout Westport this Spring.
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