Thank you Honored Guests, WBSA alumni and WH/SS Vo-Tech seniors Erin Riley, Julia Donovan, Jimmy Dolan, Jason Green, Ryan Connolly and former coach Ed Green! You are all a great example for the current WBSA players! Best of luck on your final high school seasons!
Reminder - New Little League baseball bat requirements
Good morning baseball families -
With the season kicking off, this is a reminder that Little League changed the bat requirements for 2018.
All bats must have the "USA Baseball" sticker afixed to the bat in order to legally be used this season. Any bat having another sticker will not be allowed on the field of play or use during a game.
Umpires will be looking at all team bats prior to games. Any bats not having the "USA Baseball" sticker afixed to them will be removed from play. Any teams using an unauthorized bat during a game will have an automatic out recorded for the use of the bat. Any coaches knowingly allowing their players to use unauthoirzed bats will be subject to suspension from coaching.
If anyone has questions, please contact VP of Baseball Josh Brennan or your level director.
The primary objective is for everyone to follow the new rules and help keep the players safe.
As was announced in previous notices, we're asking all families to bring an item to donate to the Whitman Food Pantry on Opening Day to help families in need. This year, the Food Pantry is asking for the following items in particular:
dishwashing soap, bathroom and kitchen cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, boxes of scalloped potatoes, tea bags, hot chocolate (as well as non-perishable canned goods, as always)
This year, as a thank you for participating, everyone who brings an item to donate will be entered into a drawing to win a Dick's Sporting Goods Gift Card! We have TWO to give away. The drawing will be held after the parade, during the ceremony at Town Park Field.
In other exciting news, we once again have "WBSA" car magnets for sale this year! In addition to these magnets being available in the concession stands, we will also be selling them on opening day! These magnets are $5.00 a piece.
Please remember to sign up for your mandatory snack shack coverage slot(s) by this Wednesday 4/18/18 at 5pm. Our first games of the season start 4/21/18 and we still have some open snack shack slots for both the Middle School and Conley Fields.
Over 75% of the snack shack slots for the season remain open. So, there are still plenty of options available to fit every family's scheduling needs. This new format utilizes the Sign Up Genius program, a mobile-friendly, user friendly, and flexible online scheduling system. To sign up for your preferred day/time and to get additional information, please use the links below:
JUNIOR BASEBALL UMPIRE FIELD CLINIC: CHANGE OF VENUE
Because of the forecast for this Sunday, April 15th, the junior baseball umpire field clinic has been moved to the Whitman VFW pavilion. It is still being held from 4-6pm. Any questions please contact baseball umpire-in-chief Dan Herlihy
WBSA is excited to announce some highly anticipated changes to the concession-stand parent volunteer duties for the Spring 2018 season! In direct response to feedback received from parents over the past two years, we are implementing an online sign-up program for snack shack duty assignments!
This format is mobile-friendly, user friendly, and flexible – allowing families the option of signing up for concession duty for time slots separate from your child’s games so you won’t miss an inning!
This applies to famillies that have a child in the following divisions:
Time slots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Games start in just a few weeks so please be sure to sign up soon! You will find all the information you need in an FAQ format by clicking on the links below!
Exciting changes for the spring 2018 softball program
Hello WBSA Softball families,
For some time now, WBSA has been partnering with the Hanson Girls Softball program in the summer and fall softball seasons. During those two seasons, WBSA and Hanson Girls Softball has combined players in order to have enough to field a team at all levels. Over the past few spring seasons, due to decreasing numbers, it has become increasingly evident that combining each town's players may be something we'd eventually have to consider. After much consideration, it's been decided that this time is now.
In the best interest of both towns, the softball division of WBSA will begin playing as combined teams with Hanson Girls Softball for the Spring 2018 season at three levels. WBSA softball will be combining players and coaches in the Old Silver Lake League for Minors (grades 3&4), Majors (grades 5&6) and Juniors (grades 7&8), with those of Hanson Girls Softball. For the 2018 Spring season, Instructional (Pre-K and K) and Farm (grades 1&2) will remain only as Whitman teams as in seasons past.
This has been a partnership that has proved to be both positive and productive for many summer and fall seasons. Both programs look forward to this new chapter in the spring time. This partnership will also bring forward new friendships as well as potientially field a very competitive team for when these girls reach the high school level at Whitman Hanson.
Any questions or comments please feel free to contact