News and Announcements

WBL 2020 Baseball Picture Day!

Posted by Westlake Baseball League at Sep 22, 2020 6:06AM PDT
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After a late start to the season, we’re happy to say we’ll still be having Picture Day! Picture Day is for all coaches and players.
It’s a great opportunity to have wonderful memories of your child’s baseball days.

When: Saturday, Sept. 26th
Where: Force Sports, 23409 Detroit Road…Just east of Clague Road on the south side of the street
Time: Stop in ANYTIME between 8:30am and 12:30pm…Individual pictures will only take a few minutes!

You won’t need to gather as teams. The Team photos are assembled from individual photos and look great!

Please stop for your photo so our team photos can be as complete as possible. Coaches too!!

PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR PHOTOS ON OR BEFORE PICTURE DAY.
To keep things safer, all ordering will be done online to avoid handling of forms and payments.

Here is the link for ordering photos:
WESTLAKE BASEBALL PICTURE DAY ORDERS or
https://ssp.ordersportspix.com/30141/

The Password is: PREPAY

If you have any questions about Picture Day or about ordering photos, send an email to:
StudioSouthPhoto@gmail.com
The owner, Terry Schordock, will get back to you within a day.

NOTES:
—Arrive in full uniform
—Bring your own bat and/or baseball glove to use as prop in picture
—Wear a mask and we’ll take it off just for pictures
—Practice social distancing
—Coaches please wear team jersey and WBL cap.

If you are unable to attend PICTURE DAY, Studio South will have an additional time setup for players and coaches to get their picture taken and then added to team photo. Stop by Studio South Photography at 31015 Center Ridge Road in Westlake (SW corner of Bradley and Center Ridge near Wagner’s).

Makeup photo time is TBD from 4-6p.
Wear full uniform and bring a bat or glove for baseball prop.
Wear mask entering and leaving building.


Be sure to order photos now or on day of.

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WESTLAKE BASEBALL LEAGUE 2021 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Tryouts for Westlake Travel Baseball for the 2021 season are being held in late summer to give players an opportunity to “showcase” their skills. Preliminary rosters will be put together as teams may wish to work out together during the fall and winter. A “new resident” tryout session may be held in February 2021 by special request for potential players who moved into the city after the tryout date.

YOUR CHILD’S AGE ON APRIL 30th, 2021 IS THE TRYOUT AGE. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS, EMAIL RICH NASH at richnashbaseball@gmail.com. It is your responsibility to make sure your child tries out for the correct age group.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT TRYOUTS:

Players and Parents should be prepared with the following:

1. Arrive 30 minutes before start time and report to the registration table.

2. Complete and turn in the TRAVEL APPLICATION can also be found on the website (www.westlake-baseball.com) in the documents area link.

3. Be sure your child wears plastic spikes to tryouts.

4. Be sure your child wears baseball pants to tryouts, as we will be evaluating base running and sliding.

5. Be sure your child brings a glove, bat, baseball hat, and batting helmet.

6. Be sure your child wears / brings sunblock and brings plenty of water, as tryouts last approximately 90 minutes. Your child will be evaluated on batting, fielding, pitching, and base running.

If you are interested in coaching, please complete the Coach’s Application form (found in the documents link) and bring it to tryouts or mail it before AUGUST 10, 2020 to: Westlake Baseball Travel; PO Box 45202, Westlake, OH 44145

For forms, rain out information, or any additional information, please refer to www.westlake-baseball.com and click on the Documents link.

Please note that there are 2 tryout dates for each group. You are only required to attend 1 tryout session, but may attend both if you would like.

TRYOUTS FOR WESTLAKE TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS WILL BE:

U8 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U8 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U9 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U9 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U10 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U10 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U11 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U11 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U12 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U12 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #4

U13 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U13 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U14 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U14 Players*
Date – 8/22
Time – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U15 – U16 Players*
Date – 8/15
Time – 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

Please note that space on Westlake Travel Teams is limited, and tryouts do not guarantee your child’s place on a team. Parents and guardians will be notified by September 10, 2020 with offers from coaches to join the team.

Thank you for your interest in and support of Westlake Travel Baseball.

Those interested in playing baseball this late summer/fall — check out www.facebook.com/Westlake.Baseball.League

WBL Families,

Our travel teams have been playing this season while staying within the new guidelines of play. As always, this is a fluid situation and we are excited for our REC program to play this late summer/fall ball — our first “fall ball” league!

Practices begin July 27th and games begin August 27th.

REGISTRATION
is open at www.westlake-baseball.com and will remain open until July 20 at 11:59p. We are a co-ed league for all players in Pre-K through 12th grade. Any player from any community are welcome to play with us. Kids from the surrounding communities have always been welcome to play with us.

Any “TRAVEL” players are also welcome to play with us this fall as REC players.

*We are having kids play in the division they would have been in this spring.

ex. May 2020 Jack was in 6th grade and was registered as a 6th grader in our Major League division.
Jack will STAY in that same league this fall.
Spring 2021 Jack will be in 7th grade and will be registered as a 7th grader in our Pony League division.

COACH….
if you can still Coach or want to Coach, please go back into registration and tell us you can Coach.

SPONSORS….
$325.00 sponsorship is 100% tax deductible donation and your logo will go on the middle back of every player and Coaches jersey. We also highlight your business on our Facebook page and our website. See attachment for more information.
Email communicationswbl@gmail.com and include a hi-res logo.

CAN’T or CHOOSE NOT TO PLAY THIS FALL….
2 options that MUST be chosen by July 20, 2020:

If you would prefer to roll your registration fee(s) into the 2021 season, email President, Jerome Welliver at preswbl@gmail.com — include parent full name and child’s full name and tell him to roll your registration fee into 2021. (only players going from Rookie to Minor would need to pay the $30 difference between the 2 divisions)

Need a refund, email President, Jerome Welliver at preswbl@gmail.com
- include parent full name and child’s full name and the reason.
- we will refund your money minus $20.00 because insurance liability and website fees have been deducted.

** If we don’t hear from you by July 20, 2020 – WE WILL PLAN on your child(ren) playing this late summer/fall ball. **

GUIDELINES
for this late summer/fall ball league that are based off how our WBL Travel teams are running their season currently. Please see attachment in email for complete guidelines.

1. A parent/legal guardian must sign off on a special COVID waiver that applies to each family. Players are NOT allowed to practice or play until the Head Coach receives the signed waiver — see attachment.

2. Attendance records for each team will be kept at each game — HOME TEAM coach keeps records. Each player is allowed 4 guests total. Parents may submit a list of top consistent 4 guests with full names and cell phones for each guest at each game.

*We need to be able to potentially reach every guest from every game.
ex. player is Sam Smith
4 guests: Mr. Smith 555-555-5555
Mrs. Smith 555-555-5556
Grandma & Grandpa Smith 555-555-5557

3. Currently players are not required to wear a mask. Players must stay in their PLAYERS ONLY section. Players are not allowed in dugouts – only Coaches. Players must bring their own chair to the game that will be spaced 6ft apart.

EQUIPMENT….
We encourage you to bring your own equipment to every practice and game – glove, mitt, bat, helmet (labeled).

Spray sanitizer will be in every team bag for baseballs and players hands and any shared face mask helmets for our T-ball & Rookie leagues.

Every inning kids sanitize hands.

BORROW EQUIPMENT FROM WBL
If you would like to borrow equipment from us – you must sign off on an agreement that you’re borrowing a bat and/or helmet.
We will have 2 days only to pickup any borrowed equipment:
July 25 from 12-2p and July 26th from 9-11a
at Roman Park on south side of parking lot.

This gives players a chance to be fitted for the correct size helmet and bat.
Any equipment that is borrowed and not returned by the end of the season the player will be charged $30.00 based on the credit card on file used for registration.

Thank you for your support, patience and flexibility with us this year while we charter new waters.

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WBL Spring/Summer League to Plan C

Posted by Westlake Baseball League at May 18, 2020 2:54PM 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.

WBL Rec & Travel Registration

Posted by Westlake Baseball League at Dec 29, 2019 12:22PM PST
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WESTLAKE BASEBALL LEAGUE!!

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2020 Westlake Baseball League Season

The WBL board regretfully informs you that our 2020 Spring / Summer baseball season for all Rec &
Travel players will not take place on time but we are still planning for the Summer / Fall season. The Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine, the
OHSAA, local schools, and municipalities, the baseball fields are currently closed. WBL recently
received notification that all school facilities including stadiums, ball fields, and tracks will remain
closed until June 30th during the mandatory shut down, and all non-interscholastic use is forbidden.
Local parks are also closed for gatherings of teams and groups of individuals under the current
orders. Westlake Baseball League has been a part of the community for over 60 years and the safety
of our community is our priority. I there will more information on this Summer / Fall season shorty from the WBL.