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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.

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WESTLAKE BASEBALL LEAGUE 2020 TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUTS
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Tryouts for Westlake Travel Baseball for the 2020 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 2020 by special request for potential players who moved into the city after the tryout date.

YOUR CHILD’S AGE ON APRIL 30th, 2020 IS THE TRYOUT AGE. IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THIS, EMAIL KEN HALL AT travelcommishwbl@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 20, 2019 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.

TRYOUTS FOR WESTLAKE TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS WILL BE:

U8 Players*
Date – 8/10
Time – 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location – WHS on the Welliver JV Field
U8 Players*
Date – 8/21
Time – 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Location – WHS on the Welliver JV Field

U9 Players*
Date – 7/27
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD
U9 Players*
Date – 8/10
Time – 9:00 AM -10:30 AM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD

U10 Players*
Date – 7/31
Time – 6:00 PM -7:30 PM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD
U10 Players*
Date – 8/3
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD

U11 Players*
Date – 7/23
Time – 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD
U11 Players*
Date – 8/17
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – WHS on the WELLIVER JV FIELD

U12 Players*
Date – 7/24
Time – 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5
U12 Players*
Date – 8/3
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Westlake Rec Center Field #2

U13 Players*
Date – 7/24
Time – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location – Clague Park Field #5
U13 Players*
Date – 8/3
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – Clague Park Field #5

U14 Players*
Date – 7/23
Time – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Location – WESTLAKE HIGH VARSITY SCHOOL
U14 Players*
Date – 8/24
Time – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location – WESTLAKE HIGH VARSITY SCHOOL

U15 – U16 Players*
Date – 8/20
Time – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location – WESTLAKE HIGH VARSITY SCHOOL

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 30, 2019 with offers from coaches to join the team.

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

The document 2020_WBL_Travel_League_Tryout_date_Flyer.docx was attached to this post.

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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 on their feet when they had the bases loaded in the final inning of play but just came up short. This will be a game for the history books for another reason as well, it was the last Minor League championship game ever to be played on this field. They new “Clague Memorial Baseball Park” will be taking it’s place. The construction should start later this summer and a new park will be built in it’s place including more parking spaces for all to enjoy. Look forward to seeing you all on opening day.

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The WBL Travel U13 Arkwright baseball team wins the Sports Force Parks Tournament. Congratulations to all the Players and coaches for a game well played.