REGISTRATION – SPRING/SUMMER 2022
WYBSL offers a recreational Tee-Ball, Baseball and Softball program with 12 spring/summer leagues for boys and girls. Together with our partners – the City of Westerville and Westerville City Schools – we play on over 20 diamonds across our community. Register soon – all applications are accepted on a space-available basis.
Registrations must be received by March 21, 2022 (regular registration deadline) to:
- Apply for a scholarship
- Request to Play with One Friend (Tee-Ball, Softball Coach-Pitch & Blue Hat only – see important note below)
- Avoid a late fee ($30 per player)
Registrations received after March 21, 2022 must include a $30 late fee.
HOW TO REGISTER & VOLUNTEER
Registration must be done online and opens on January 31, 2022. We will also be hosting an “open house” on Saturday, February 26th at the Westerville Community Center (350 N. Cleveland Ave.) from 12PM – 2PM. League staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have as well as to assist you registering online.
Coaches and parent volunteers can also use the online application to indicate their interests.
Ages, Days of Play and Fees – Spring/Summer 2022
Copies of birth certificates are required for all players who did not participate during 2021.
Playing Age is the age on April 30, 2022.
Black Hat Softball plays with North Columbus Sports league. Playing nights vary, travel required to away games and tournament.
* Playing nights subject to final number of teams. Teams will normally play twice a week; teams in MWF leagues will play two of those days in any combination. Make-up games are generally scheduled on Saturdays during the day and Sundays after noon.
** Each player must add a $24 Fields Fund Fee to the above amount. This is WYBSL’s only Player Fund Raiser during the season.
Family Plan (Calculated from highest to lowest registration fee)
First two players Full Fee + Fields Fund Fee. Each additional player Fields Fee Fund Only
Late Registration Penalty – After March 21, 2022: Additional $30 per player.
Returned check or charge – $30 will be charged for any returned check or charge.
With League permission and if space permits, a child may play-up one year (not one league); for example, a six year old can request to play in Coach-Pitch instead of Tee-Ball – a five year old may not. To request this option, a Play-Up Form must be submitted each season and such players must attend a mandatory assessment session. Parents should not request that a player “play down” to a younger level.
To play-up, a player MUST either:
- Have played in the same higher age division before (prior Spring/Summer or Fall season) or
- Attend a mandatory play-up assessment session. Times and locations for each age group are listed in the Spring Newsletter calendar.
Please note, there are NO play-ups allowed for the Girls’ Black Hat League. Players participating in interscholastic, middle/high school programs can not attend assessments and will be assigned to teams.
The WYBSL staff must agree that the player is able to safely and competitively play at the requested level and reserves the right to re-evaluate the player at any time and take appropriate action to ensure the safety of all participants.
If the player does not meet the above criteria, the parents will be contacted and given the option of playing at the normal age level, if space is available.
Be sure to complete the “Play-Up” Form which must be submitted with your registration form and payment.
Request to Play With One Friend
TEE-BALL & SOFTBALL COACH-PITCH SOFTBALL ONLY. In order to be put on a team with one friend or be paired with another coach, both players must request each other on their registration forms. We will not necessarily honor requests for more than one person who lists the same friend and will not allow “chaining”, where one player lists one friend who lists another friend and so on. Lastly, requests must be made by the regular registration deadline to be guaranteed.
Although we expect every registered child to play in the WYBSL, we know that some unforeseen circumstances do arise that might cause a player to withdraw from the league. In order to request and receive a refund, a parent or guardian must send an e-mail message to WYBSL@WYBSL.ORG (with the word REFUND in the subject line) – reporting the player’s name, league, date and reason for withdrawal. If the withdrawal is reported:
- By March 31, a full refund will be given
- By April 30, a $25 fee will be charged
- On or after May 1, there shall be no refund
After you register your child, you’ll automatically begin to receive On Deck, our new E-Letter, sent to the e-mail address you listed as “primary” on your registration form. On Deck is planned to be a regular service sent each month or so with up-to-date information and changes about the League. Click HERE if you wish to have On Deck sent to an additional e-mail address.
Still have questions? Please contact us:
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