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What is the time commitment for baseball?

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The regular season lasts approximately six weeks starting the end of March or early April for the Spring and early September for Fall.  Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the first games.  End of season Division level League-based tournaments usually run for one week. With the exception of T-ball, teams play two games per week, one on a week night (games start at 6:00 or 6:30) and one on Saturday. T-ball generally only plays one game on Saturdays. Teams generally practice once or twice a week depending on the Division also.

At the Minor League level, all games are subject to time limits. For T-Ball, no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning. For A-AAA, no inning will begin later than 1 hour and 50 minutes after the scheduled start time for the game. For A-AAA, Managers generally want players to arrive 30-45 minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game.

In the Spring, Majors teams play six innings unless one team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fourth inning of play.  Majors coaches generally want players to arrive one hour prior to the scheduled start of the game.

District 10 All Stars Tournament games run from mid-June to mid-July, depending on the team’s success (double elimination). Two weeks prior to the first scheduled game, the Leagues announce All Star players and practices begin. All Star Players likely have a practice or game almost every day of the week during tournament play.

 



Why isn't my child on the same team as last year?

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Teams at the 5T, TBall and A levels are formed by neighborhoods. While we try to do our best to keep all players together sometimes we have to divide players because we have more than one manager in the same neighborhood.irector of T-Ball makes every effort to keep teams together at this level. The same is true with A Level.  Once a player reaches the level of AA and above all teams are selected via the draft.  At these levels when players abilities are improving drastically and players of the same age have varying degrees of ability teams must be selected in this way to provide a fair and equitable environment.  In addition, and most importantly, this provides a safer level of play.

One of the benefits this brings to the children is that after two or three seasons the players get to know many friends on other and competing teams.

 



When are Tournaments usually held?

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End of season Division level League-based tournaments usually run for one week.   In the Spring, this tend to be around the first two weeks of June.  In the Fall, this tends to be the last week in October.

District 10 All Stars Tournament games in the Spring run from mid-June to mid-July depending on the team’s success because all District 10 Tournaments are double elimination.  All Stars team members are announced and practices begin two weeks prior to the first scheduled game and may involve a practice or game almost every day of the week while the team is in tournament play. 



This is my first year in Tball/5T. What do I need to know?

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Schedule -- The regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. Weather permitting, practices start a few of weeks prior to the first games. T-ball teams play one game per week on Saturdays and have one practice on the same weeknight each week. No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break or Memorial Day Weekend. Games are subject to a time limit - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

Equipment -- At a minimum, your child will need a baseball glove. The League will provide a uniform shirt and hat. He or she will also need baseball pants and socks, but you should hold off purchasing these because the coach may want to coordinate with the color of the shirt. Boys will also need to wear a protective cup while playing (even Tball). The League supplies helmets for those who do not wish to purchase their own. Baseball cleats become routine at the AA level and above and, as players make a longer term commitment to the sport, they usually have their own helmet and bat.



What do I do if I have a question about West Springfield Little League?
You can send an e-mail to West Springfield Little League by by clicking here.

Can you tell me how to get to a WSLL game or practice field?

Yes -- click on the Fields link above, or just click here.



What are the Boundaries of West Springfield Little League?

Click here to use an interactive lookup of the boundaries. Note: WSLL also includes in it's boundaries all residences on Simpson Lane, Gooding Pond Ct, and Lucas Pond Ct. in Burke.

A detailed description of the boundaries of the franchised territory of the West Springfield Little League, Inc, are as follows:

  • Begin where the Southern Railroad tracks cross Accotink Creek
  • Proceed south along Accotink Creek to the Fairfax County Parkway
  • Then southwest to Hooes Road (Rte 636)
  • Then south to Silverbrook Road (Rte 600)
  • Then northwest to Ox road (Rte 123)
  • Then northwest and north to Pohick Road (Rte 641)
  • Then east and southeast to Burke Lake Road (Rte 645)
  • Then northeast to the Southern Railroad tracks, including Simpson Ln., Gooding Pond Ct., & Lucas Pond Ct.
  • Then east along the southern Railroad tracks to the intersection of Accotink Creek (starting point)


What is the WSLL Refund Policy??

What is WSLL's Refund Policy? Upon written request submitted to the President or Treasurer, received before January 31 (on or before March 1 for 1A and below), the league will a refund 100% of the amounts paid. Upon written request submitted to the President or Treasurer, before the last day of Tryouts, the league will refund 50% of the registration fee and 100% of any volunteer fee paid. After the last day of tryouts no refunds will be given, and the volunteer fee must be paid unless the volunteer hours have been completed. For Fall Ball, the President or Treasurer must receive a written request for a refund by July 15, for a refund of 100%, and by August 1, for a refund of 50%. After these dates, no refunds will be provided, except for exceptional cause (for example, military transfer or disabling injury), as determined by the WSLL President.  A $10 fee will be charged for all refunds.



How can I earn my volunteer fee back?
  • Working a four-hour shift on any of the dates during any of the preseason field preparation dates.
  • Working two shifts in the Snack Bar, two registration dates (as available), two tryout dates (as available), or any combination of two shifts of these activities.
  • Attending training and umpiring five games at AA or above.
  • Serving as a League photographer.
Note: Managing and coaching or other team level activities do not qualify for the return of the volunteer fee. See the full Volunteer Fee Policy.

When is WSLL Registration?

WSLL usually holds registration in January.

Detailed information about registration will be posted on our web site in November.



What equipment do I need to buy for my child to play?

You registration fee covers the uniform. You will receive a hat, shirt, pants and socks.

You are responsible for purchasing a glove. The league provides baseball bats. The purchase of cleats is optional.



Where can I find the calendar of events for WSLL?
You can view the WSLL Calendar of Events by clicking here.

How can I get involved in WSLL?
From the home page under "Need Help" click on "Contact Us" to send an e-mail. We can never have enough volunteers!!!

I have more than one child; can they play on the same team?

If you have more than 1 child and they play in at the 5T-A levels, provisions are made for them to play on the same team, unless you specifically request otherwise. At the AA, AAA and Majors levels teams are formed by draft.

AA and AAA managers are required to take the sibling with their next pick unless parents request them to not be on the same team. Even in Majors, the parents have to agree to allow the kids to play against each other. If they are not selected on the same team the player not selected will play in AAA.



Do the players in WSLL have any fundraising obligations?
No - There will not be any fundraising activities (ie, raffle tickets, candy sales, etc.) to support operating costs. Fundraising has been incorporated into the registration fee.

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