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WBL Spring/Summer League to Plan C

by Westlake Baseball League, 2020-05-18T14:54:41.000-07:00May 18 2020, at 02:54 PM PDT

WBL Families,

The WBL board regretfully informs you that our 2020 spring/summer baseball season for all REC players will not take place. Westlake Baseball League has been a part of the community for over 60 years and the safety of our community is our priority.

We have been in discussions with multiple area leagues and officials as well as executive board meetings and feel this is our best course of action. We don’t see where playing baseball with masks would be an option with the costs involved and how we could maintain a safe 6ft distance when it comes to youth baseball or require our players to provide their own equipment that cannot be shared with others.

p=. *This is a fluid situation and we will continue to follow the State of Ohio’s guidelines and will update appropriately. Current guidelines: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Baseball-Softball.pdf*

Westlake Baseball League would like to thank everyone for their patience during this time to allow us to plan and decide the best course of action for us to take this year. We are designed to allow all children to have the opportunity to have fun, participate and learn fundamental baseball skills. Participants should learn sportsmanship, respect, teamwork, fair play and self-confidence. The sports environment will be safe and well maintained.

PLAN C

As we are all adapting to changing schedules and lifestyles this year, we wanted to elaborate on our proposed late summer/fall ball season. As we will be limited on our normal practice time and scheduling for this season, we are implementing some changes to the way things have been done in years past.

First, please help us spread the word to surrounding communities to come join and play. Many may not have the opportunity to do so in their normal league this year. We are a non-profit organization that’s designed for players to play from all surrounding communities.

Second, this season the volunteer coaches and their kids will all be on the same team with the remaining players being chosen via a random lottery style draft that starts with the older kids in each division, then the younger kids with hopes to balance the teams as much as possible. I know many are familiar with our past buddy system, but we are all neighbors here and we want to encourage everyone to get out and meet new players.

We are diligently working on our Plan C of having a late summer/fall ball season for our Rec League. Registration will continue to stay open via www.westlake-baseball.com.

Assuming we can enact Plan C, all players originally registered will play in the league they were signed up for this spring/summer.

Ex. Jack is currently in 6th grade playing in the Majors this spring/summer. Jack STAYS in the Majors league this fall, even though he will be in 7th grade this fall. *You will stay in the League originally registered.

New registrants, please put in the grade your player(s) is in for 2019/2020 school year…not the 2020/2021 school year.

Travel players are welcome to play in our late summer/fall ball league. There will not be a separate Travel League. This gives our Travel players a chance to play baseball for the season. Must register at www.westlake-baseball.com

We will know by July 1 if we can put late summer/fall ball league into action and will notify you promptly. All registered players will stay as registered with the goal of playing baseball later this year.

WBL does not typically offer a refund policy, but this year will be an exception. Please keep in mind that we are a non-profit organization and have already paid insurance fees and other fees for every Rec and Travel player.

Options for 2020 available after July 1, 2020:

If you need a refund because we either can’t play this fall or you know your player cannot play this fall at all, we will re-issue each individual registration fee, minus $20.00 back to your credit card. $20.00 fee per player covers the insurance costs and league fees we’ve already paid for the season.

Rollover your already paid player registration fees for the 2021 season. Only those going from 2nd grade Rookie league in 2020 to 3rd grade Minor League in 2021 would need to pay the $30.00 difference when we open 2021 registration. No additional fees are removed.

Thank you for your continued support and encouragement of our organization. We strive to create a fun and developmental program for all ages. We hope to see you on the fields soon. Check out the pictures recently posted on our Facebook page of the new clover fields at Clague Playhouse.

Past Announcements

WBL Rec & Travel Registration

2019-12-29 12:22 PST by Westlake Baseball League

WESTLAKE BASEBALL LEAGUE!!
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RESCHEDULED WBL 2020 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

2019-07-12 08:43 PDT (2019 WBL Regular Season) by Westlake Baseball League (0 Comments)

WESTLAKE BASEBALL LEAGUE 2020 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Tryouts for Westlake Travel Baseball for the 2020 season are being held in late sum... [more]

Congratulations " Vermont Lake Monsters" the 2019 WBL Minor League Champions

2019-07-12 08:01 PDT (2019 WBL Regular Season) by Jerome M Welliver (0 Comments)

Congratulations goes out to the Vermont Lake Monsters . A great game was player on Wednesday Night between the Hooks and the Monsters on Playhouse Field #1 with the Monsters winning it by a score of 8-7. The Hooks gave it a good try and had all their fans o... [more]

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2020-05-20T14:37:39.000-07:00May 20 2020, at 02:37 PM PDT, Jerome M Welliver said:

You Can Registration using the link "WBL 2020 FALL SEASON" at the top of this page.
Registration information – based on grade player is CURRENTLY in:

2020-03-22T11:17:23.000-07:00March 22 2020, at 11:17 AM PDT, Anne Kolencik said:

In a time of uncertainty, we all still want to play baseball. We continue to monitor what WCSD, health officials and the Governor are doing so we can continue to make safe decisions for all our players and their families. We have every expectation that we will play at some point and will continue to keep you posted with updates.

All REC leagues are still open and will have extended registration. We will alert you with a new closing date soon. This year we will waive all $20.00 late fees for REC leagues.

If you are still interested in Coaching or Sponsoring a team….please log into the portal at www.westlake-baseball.com .

**Coaches may go into their player portal and add Coaches information and in the Notes section add what Coach Buddy they want.

**Sponsors – log in and register as a NON-PLAYER. Keep your receipt to use for next year’s taxes as sponsoring a team is a 100% tax deductible donation.

We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented sea of events. As we know information, we promise to share it as soon as possible. We are making the best decisions we have with the information available to us at the time.

Updates, pictures, events and more are on: www.facebook.com/Westlake.Baseball.League

2020-03-12T09:58:11.000-07:00March 12 2020, at 09:58 AM PDT, Anne Kolencik said:

March 12th pre-season camp at Force Sports Westlake is CANCELLED. We will not be rescheduling as we have the next 2 Thursdays booked for pre-season camp & our Rookie League's pre-season/evaluation camp.

2019-06-05T16:37:15.000-07:00June 05 2019, at 04:37 PM PDT, Craig Goodman said:

In leagues where you are allowed leadoffs...don't be afraid to get off the bag! Be daring! If you are not stealing a base, all it takes is a step and a dive back to the bag and chances are you will make it back safely. Get aggressive and pay attention!!!

2019-06-02T08:33:37.000-07:00June 02 2019, at 08:33 AM PDT, Jerome M Welliver said:

“Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you.”

— Arnold Palmer

2019-05-03T17:36:04.000-07:00May 03 2019, at 05:36 PM PDT, Jerome M Welliver said:

The Westlake Baseball League spirit wear page is up and running. The link is located on or front page. Here is some helpful ordering information:
Deadline for ordering is Sunday, May 12th. Please allow roughly 2 weeks for orders to be processed.
Please select PICKUP FROM STORE option at checkout. Orders will be passed out by WBL coaches. If you wish to pay for shipping, we will ship your order to you. (Orders that qualify for free shipping will be passed out by coaches.)
Please provide your son’s team name in the COMMENTS section prior to checkout (This will greatly help speed up the process.)
Questions? Contact Andy Goebel at Final Score Sporting Goods at finalscore@cox.net, or call 216-459-0186.

2019-03-14T11:46:17.000-07:00March 14 2019, at 11:46 AM PDT, Jerome M Welliver said:

2019 WBL PRE SEASON SKILLS CAMP
Only for Rookie, Minor, Major and Pony Leagues.

March 14th from 5-9pm at the- Westlake Force Sports 23409 Detroit rd Westlake. Rookie - 5:00pm - 6:15pm, Minor 6:15pm -7:45pm, Major & Pony - 7:45pm - 9:00pm

March 21st from 5-9pm at the - Westlake Force Sports 23409 Detroit rd Westlake.
Rookie - 5:00pm - 6:15pm, Minor 6:15pm -7:45pm, Major & Pony - 7:45pm - 9:00pm

March 28th from 5-9pm at the - Westlake Force Sports 23409 Detroit rd Westlake.
Rookie - 5:00pm - 6:15pm, Minor 6:15pm -7:45pm, Major & Pony - 7:45pm - 9:00pm

2018-07-20T06:05:56.000-07:00July 20 2018, at 06:05 AM PDT, Jerome M Welliver said:

August 31, 2018

Westlake Baseball League presents our 2nd Night at the Crushers

Come join us as we celebrate our 2nd WBL Night at the Crushers. This is a fun way to celebrate a fantastic season for all our players, coaches, parents, umpires and volunteers.

Game time is 7:05 pm. Lake Erie Crushers vs. Washington Wild Things

FIREWORKS after the game (it's a great fireworks display)!

Wear your team jersey or WBL spirit wear.

Plenty of time to order and customize your spirit wear via:

https://hometownthreadscleveland.com/product-cate gory/westlake-baseball/

Reminder emails and ticket distribution will be emailed prior to Aug. 24th.

Please email me at communicationswbl@gmail.com or PM me via our WBL Facebook page with last name and how many tickets you need.