WYB Fall Baseball gives players who love the game more chances to play baseball and have fun with their friends. In addition, for the majority of players, it allows them to ‘move up’ to a bigger field in preparation for the following Spring.
While playing in WYB Fall Ball, your child will:
- Have fun playing baseball with their friends
- Develop their skills in their favorite positions (pitcher/catcher/short stop/first base/etc.)
- Prepare and practice for a larger field in the Spring
Please note, we offer Fall Baseball for:
(ages shown are as of May 1, 2018)
Quick Ball/Coach Pitch (5-6 year olds)
Machine Pitch (7-8 year olds)
Minors (9-10 year olds)
Majors (11-12 year olds)
*Please make sure you choose whether you prefer to play Quickball, Coach Pitch or No Preference. We will try to accomodate everyone but a decision on what we can offer at the 5-6 age group will be determined by the number of registrations.
- Visit our Registration Page and log into your account -OR-
- Select the division you’d like to register for.
- Create New Account.
- Add your participant(s).
- Verify your division and complete the participant registration.
- Select and verify your volunteer role.
- Complete your registration.
5 – 6 year olds: $70
7 – 12 year olds: $90
Volunteer Fee = $35 (assigned volunteer roles may qualify for reimbursement at the end of the season)
Non Participant Fee = $50
Township Fee = $5
Registration will run through August 31st. A late fee of $25 per child will be applied after August 21st. The season will begin Sunday, September 10th.
This fall, 5 & 6 year old age groups will be playing a modified version of Quickball/Coach Pitch. Quickball is a version of baseball developed by the Cal Ripken organization to teach all diamond skills in a more active, engaging way. Anyone can play and teamwork is emphasized on all levels. Each player gets to try for a single, double, triple and home run in every game! There’s also scoring on both offense and defense and anyone can succeed regardless of skill level.
It teaches and strengthens baseball skills by offering multiple hitting, fielding and throwing chances for all players during each game. Innovative concepts such as timed team at bats, rapid batter rotation and two-way scoring keep games moving and get everyone involved – critical elements in grabbing the attention of today’s kids.
Here is a link to a video about Quickball: http://youtu.be/y_rUILlkPOE
We look forward to seeing you on the baseball field!
Warrington Youth Baseball
Frequently Asked Questions about WYB Fall Ball (Updated 2017)
Q: Why should my son play baseball in the Fall?
A: WYB Fall Baseball gives players who love the game more chances to play baseball and have fun with their friends. In addition, for the majority of players, it allows them to ‘move up’ to a bigger field in preparation for the following Spring.
Q: What format will the 5 & 6 year olds play this Fall?
A: During registration you will have the choice of which format you’d like to play. As we get closer to the registration deadline we will make a determination about which format, or formats, we can offer. We would love to offer both Quickball and Coach Pitch for the Fall season but we need the numbers to support both groups. Alternatively we may use a hybrid Quickball/Coach Pitch format for the 5 & 6 year olds which would allow everyone to enjoy the season and continue to learn and grow their baseball skills.
Q: Who moves up?
For example, if your child was playing in the Low Minors (8 year olds) division in Spring 2017, for this Fall Ball season, they will be promoted to the Minors League and play on the bigger field (Minors and TRF). Likewise, recent Coach Pitch players (6 year olds) will play in Low Minors for Fall, and recent Minors players (currently 10 years old) can graduate to the Majors programs, where the bases are further apart (70 feet vs. 60 feet).
Q: Still confused? What division should your child play at?
A: The online registration system will automatically select the correct division based on your child’s birthdate. Play-up requests must be approved by the league by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When does the season start? When are the games scheduled?
A: Games are played every Sunday, with the first game scheduled for Sunday, September 10th. Games start between 12 noon to 4pm. The season will run through Sunday, November 5. Weather permitting, each team will play an 8 game season.
Q: Where are the games played?
A: All Quickball through 8’s are played at Barness Park. Depending on the number of teams that are created at the Minors and Majors divisions, WYB will make the decision whether we will need to combine with other leagues in the area to make sure there is enough teams to play against each other. In the past, this has included leagues such as Warwick, Doylestown, Plumstead, and Deep Run. If we do combine leagues, half of the games will be played at home, and the other half at the away field. From past experience, the kids do enjoy traveling to other field locations and all of them are local to the surrounding townships.
Q: What does the practice schedule look like?
A: Typically, coaches schedule several practices during the first few weeks, and then practices become less frequent as the season continues. Now that WYB has lights, practices will be able to be scheduled later in the season, and while coaches can schedule additional practices, they are keeping in mind that Fall Ball is intended to be more relaxed and developmental in nature.
Q: Can my son play with their friends? What about car-pooling requests?
A: While we can’t guarantee team placement, the player/draft process is intended to honor specific requests to make sure that transportation issues are addressed, as well as ‘friend requests’. However, in the spirit of fair play, we will attempt to balance the teams as much as possible, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee all requests.
Q: Are there playoffs in Fall Ball?
A: No, there are no playoffs. Fall Ball is intended to be fun for the players so they can enjoy the game and further develop their skills. For those players looking for a more competitive opportunity, WYB offers a competitive travel program and more information can be accessed here.
Q: Great, how do I register?