BASEBALL\SOFTBALL 2018

WF Summer Ball Registration Form 2018
Coach-summer-ball-application

Information Sheet Regarding West Fork Summer Baseball/Softball Program
Please DO NOT RETURN info sheet.

1. West Fork Summer ball deadline for signups will be February 21, 2018.
2. Forms must be turned in by February 21 so that we can determine how many participants are in each age division and so that we can place teams with coaches for each age group.
3. Boys must not turn 15 before May 1, 2018 or they will not be eligible to play in WCCL.
4. Boys must turn 5 on or before April 30, 2018 to be eligible to play this season.
5. Girls must not have turned 15 before January 1, 2018 or they will not be eligible to play in WCCL.
6. Girls must have turned 5 on or before December 31, 2017 to be eligible to play this season.
7. The Age requirements are from the rules and regulations of the USSSA as our WCCL league is sanctioned through.
8. Participants must either attend or reside in the West Fork School District.
9. Registration fee is $50 per child. Families with 3 or more children playing in the West Fork Summer Ball program will pay a maximum of $100.
10. Participants whose forms are not turned in by February 20 will only be placed on teams that need additional players as determined by the Director and/or team coach. Participants will not be added to teams that will create an excessive number of players and affect kids playing times. Late registration fee of $65 will apply to those that come in late that are able to be placed on a roster.
11. Coaches will be responsible for contacting participants/parents of members of their team. This contact should take place the first week or two of March. If you haven’t heard from a coach in regards to your child by March 15, then contact the Director in regards to having your child’s coach contact them.
12. Participants will need to purchase their own ball gloves and cleats. Donated gloves and cleats may be available if needed. Parents are encouraged to purchase participants their own batting helmets for each player. Participants may need to purchase their own bat or they may be able to share with other kids on the team. The team coach should be consulted on matters concerning shared bats and/or helmets. Please consult with team coach or the Director before purchasing any helmets or bats, to make sure the equipment meets league requirements.
13. The West Fork Summer Ball League provides catchers equipment only to teams. All other equipment and uniforms are the responsibility of each team player or coach. Team helmets and bats may be available if needed.
14. Each team is responsible for uniforms. Sometimes teams are sponsored by a business or individual for uniforms or parts of uniforms. Sometimes each individual is responsible for paying for their uniform for that particular team. This is an issue that will be addressed by the team coach as to whether or not you will have to pay anything towards a uniform. West Fork Summer Ball is not responsible for obtaining uniforms for each team.
15. The league season will usually start around mid-April. Last games and tournament games will be over by the last week of June. Plan on playing the last week of June when trying to schedule summer vacations and other absences from League ball games.
16. Games are usually played on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday nights. Games are not generally scheduled for Wednesday nights or weekends, unless reschedules are necessary due to rainouts or other cancellations and the games are not able to be fit into the regular 4 days of play.
17. WCCL playing time rules: Defensively all players must have one (1) inning in the field and one (1) at bat or they must start the next game. Exceptions to this rule can be made for disciplinary reasons and/or practice/game attendance (if participant does not attend, they may not play). Playing time is always at the discretion of the coaches, based on attitude, work ethic, skill, and other contributing factors.
18. Practice times will be given to the coaches based on their requests and availability of fields. Practices can be any day of the week, depending upon the coaches’ schedule. Practice times or games may be moved as necessary to facilitate use of the High School Fields. High School has priority of use on fields #2 and #4. League comes behind high school usage for practices and games, during the High School season.
19. End of season and All Star tournaments DO require gate admission. Regular season games do not charge admission at any location, however, end of season and All Star tournaments will be charging a gate admission to help pay for balls, trophies, umpires, etc. for those tournaments.
20. Please be aware there is to be NO drinking, smoking, drugs or tobacco use on ball field complex or facilities. WCCL has a policy against these prohibited items, as well as the ball fields at West Fork are on City Property and we have to follow their policies as well.
21. Please inform the coach and/or Director of any allergies and/or medical conditions that may be relevant to your child participating in the West Fork Summer Ball program.
22. Anyone interested in coaching will need to fill out the Coach’s Application and will be subject to approval by the Coaches Selection Committee. This includes Head and Assistant Coaches. Not everyone applying is guaranteed to get to coach. Previous experience and history in coaching in WCCL, and otherwise, will be considered in the review process.
23. If you have questions, please contact the West Fork Parks Director. The Director can be reached via email at parks@westforkar.gov or phone at 479-839-2342. Please give your name, child’s name, child’s age, and a description of your question when contacting the coordinator via email or phone message.