ByronFest Postponed Until June 4
WSLL Players & Families:
In addition to causing havoc to our game schedules, it looks like the rain is going to wash out Byronfest this Saturday. Therefore we are moving Byronfest to Saturday, June 4. We will kick off the festivities at approximately 5:00 p.m., immediately following that day's tournament games. We'll have all the same fun activities, food, and music, just hopefully on a dryer and warmer day, and with a little later start.
If you have signed a player up for the skills competition and he/she can still participate on June 4, you do not need to do anything. If you need to remove a previously registered player, please just go back to the registration page, click on the player's name, and follow prompts to remove him/her. If you have not registered your player yet, and June 4 is a better day for your family, please add your player to the list. The more the better.
If you signed up to volunteer for any jobs at Byronfest, either with the skills competition or general duties, and you can still help us, you do not need to re-do your registration. Please understand, however, that shifts may be pushed back about 30 minutes. If you need to opt-out, please go back to the registration page, click on your name, and follow prompts to remove your name from the list. If you have not volunteered to help, and June 4 is a better day for you don't hesitate to sign up.
The links to sign-up for the skills competition and volunteer are on the home page of the we site.
Thank you all for your patience and your continued support of WSLL. We hope to see you all at the park on June 4 for what still promises to be a great day of baseball and fun for the whole league.
Volunteer for ByronFest Activities - NEW Date June 4
Come one come all on June 4 (new date), to Byron Fields for this year's BYRONFEST!!!!
Celebrate with your WSLL family at this great event. There will be a skills competition for players, games and a bounce house for kids of all ages, music, food, a raffle featuring items from the Nationals and Potomac Nationals, and the big finish - Movie Night right on the field!! Kids will have the opportunity to select a movie by voting on our web site at www.wsllbaseball.org so check the site soon and cast your vote.
Admission is FREE!!
Events start about 5:00, with the movie starting at approximately 8:00, so come early and plan to stay late, having fun with your WSLL family! You may want to bring a blanket and/or lawn chairs for the movie.
This promises to be a great event, but your help is critical. Volunteers will be given work credit toward their annual WSLL volunteer obligations. Please give us your time even if you have already satisfied your annual volunteer obligations.
Sign-up for the ByronFest Skills Competition-- New Date June 4
WSLL is excited to announce the 2016 WSLL Skills Competition as part of the many fun activities planned for our June 4 (new date) Byronfest. The Skills Competition will pit players of same ages against each other in four events, which will test players' skills across the board.
2016 District 9 Fun Tournament Registration Info --
Extend your baseball season and enjoy play against other Little League teams in our district. The Fun Tournament is open to all WSLL sluggers league age 8-12 for Spring 2016 season.
Registration info will be coming soon!!
WSLL Parent Survey -- We Need 100% Participation
West Springfield Little League surveys families each season to measure parental satisfaction with team managers and the league operations. Your responses will be anonymous.
In order to make good decisions on league operations we need a high response rate so please complete the survey which takes less than 15 minutes.
The survey will remain open until June 11.
Click here to Take the Survey
WSLL Announces 2016 All Star Managers
Congratulations to the following that were elected to manage the 2016 WSLL All Star teams:
Fall Baseball Registration
We will be having on-line registration for Fall Baseball sometime in late May or Early June.
Check back for more information about registration, etc..
2016 WSLL Postseason Tournament
For the Majors, AAA, AA, and A levels the regular season ends on May 28. However for these levels we have a post season tournament that runs until June 11.
For the 5TBall and Tball levels the season ends on on June 4. There is no post season tournament for these levels.
Special Thanks to Our Team Sponsors
WSLL extends a sincere thank-you to all the local businesses and individuals that are sponsoring teams for the 2016 season.
Glory Days Grill Offers Special Promotions to WSLL
When you dine at any of the Glory Days Northern Virginia locations from March 1 to October 31 they will contribute 10% of your food bill to WSLL. Simply ask your server for a copy of your guest check (not credit card receipt) and drop it in the box marked "Glory Days Grill" at the Concessions Stand at Byron Ave Park or at Fenway.
Sign Up for Concession Stand Duty -- Get Your Volunteer Fee Back
There are still many vacancies to work at the concession stand. We need volunteers in order to keep it open.
SpiritWear Store Temporarily Closed
Will re-open soon!
WSLL Partners With Positive Coaching Alliance
West Springfield Little League Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we are continuing our partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). This partnership will allow us to combine efforts to further provide support and training for our dedicated coaches.
Little League University - The New Little League Training Resource Designed Just For You
Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program.
Keep Informed with Facebook, Twitter and RainedOut.net
Do you use Facebook and/or Twitter?? So does WSLL.
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WSLL Board of Directors Needs NEW Members!!
The West Springfield Little League is always in need of new members.
The Byron Experience
"You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen."
All Managers, Coaches and Volunteers MUST Complete LL Volunteer form
West Springfield Little League will continue to implement a mandate from Little League Baseball, Inc. that requires all local Little Leagues to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.
When Your E-Mail Address Changes
If your mail address changes e-mail VP Communications, John Monaco. Provide your name, child's name, playing level(s), old e-mail and new-email.
NOTE: We usually update our email list the immediately after the next season's registration. However, if you wish your name removed please contact me at the address above.
Little League Changing Age Determination Date - Update
Little League ages are changing again. For the 2018 season, players born on or after September 1, 2005 will use August 31st as their league-age determination date. This means that certain players will be the same league-age in 2016 as they were in 2015. Update: Players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005 will be grandfathered as 12 year olds for the 2018 season. For more information, please see the following release from Little League International.
Read Article and how it will affect you.
View 2015 Yearbook in Color
View/download the 2015 Yearbook in Color (file size: about 13MB)
Yearbooks will be mailed soon.
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