WBSA Whitman Baseball & Softball Association youth organization
Whitman Baseball & Softball Association (WBSA) is the town of Whitman official youth baseball and softball organization.
Youth, ages 4 - 15, can participate in both baseball and softball play during the spring, summer and fall months. Governed by Little League International, WBSA is run by volunteers who are invested in the wellbeing of youth who want to learn and participate in the games of baseball and softball.
WBSA has served the youth of Whitman for well over 25 seasons.
Majors/Minors registration closing on Sunday, March 24
Time is running out to register your baseball player for the Majors/Minors divisions. WBSA is closing registration for those divisions on Sunday, March 24.
If your player (DOB 9/1/06 - 8/31/10) wishes to participate this spring, please register them before Sunday, March 24.
Only two majors baseball tryouts left - next is Thurs. 3/21
The next majors baseball tryout will be tomorrow, Thursday, March 21 at the Whitman Middle School indoor turf from 5:30 until 7 PM. Any eligible player (DOB 9/1/06 - 8/31/09) who has yet to attend a tryout is strongly urged to attend this one. Please arrive by 5:15 PM to check in.
If you are league age 12 (DOB 9/1/06 - 8/31/07) and have not been on a majors baseball roster before, and you intend on playing in the majors this spring, you must attend at least one try out. If you do not attend one tryout, you will play in the minor leagues this season.
The final tryout is still slated for Saturday, March 23 from 1 to 3 PM at the head zone in Bridgewater.
If you are a coaching candidate at the major or minor level, you are welcome to attend any tryouts.
If anyone has questions about eligibility or the final two tryouts, please contact Diane Schwede at email@example.com
WBSA is excited to host our Farm Evaluation Day for ALL Farm League Baseball Players and Coaches this Saturday March 23rd in the Middle School turf room. This event will allow each player in the Farm League to be evaluated by the league and its coaches before making the rosters for the upcoming season. Players will need to bring their gloves and wear a protective cup and sneakers as we will be indoors. If player wants to bring any other Little League approved equipment they are welcome too, but all other necessary equipment will be provided for the event.
We will have two different time frames available: Saturday March 23rd @ 9AM and 11AM (Players only need to participate during one time frame)
So if you are a registered WBSA baseball player born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2012 then please come out and join us this Saturday. To register for this event or if you have any questions please email league director Ryan Doyle @ firstname.lastname@example.org and confirm a time.
Registration for Major and Minors baseball closing 3/24
Majors and Minors baseball registration will be closing this Sunday, March 24.
If you child plans on returning to the Majors team that they were a player on during the Spring 2018 season, they need to be registered by 3/24. If they do not plan on returning to their team, parents need to notify WBSA Player Agent Diane Schwede (
) no later than 3/24.
If your child has not yet been on a Majors roster and would like to be considered for a Major league roster spot, they need to be registered prior to March 3/23 and have participated in one offered tryout opportunity. More information coming shortly on the final two tryout rescheduled dates. Those opportunites will take place this week.
If your child wants to be considered for a Minor league roster spot, they need to be registered by 3/24.
If anyone has any questions about Minor or Majors baseball, please contact Diane Schwede.
Registration remains open for all other levels, but not for much longer. Please register your players today at wbsall.com
Majors baseball tryouts postponed due to Norovirus outbreak
Due to the outbreak of the Norovirus at the Whitman elementary school level, the Majors baseball tryouts for both Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16 have been postponed. We are actively seeking make-up dates. Both dates will be during the week of March 18-24.
More to come very shortly!
Thank you for your cooperation on short notice! Be well!
What is the Instructional Baseball League? The Instructional League for Baseball is made up of two divisions, our T-Ball Division and our Instructional Division. Our T-Ball division is made up of the leagues 4 year olds, while our Instructional Division includes the leagues baseball 5 and 6 year olds (see Little League age chart).
Where are games/practices played? Instructional - All games and practices will be taking place at our Conley Fields. For the past couple years all teams have practiced together on the same day participating in multiple drills for all to partake in and we will be looking to continue with this during the season. A practice day for the week will be decided upon once coaches are appointed. Games will take place on Saturdays for the Instructional Division.
T-Ball – Our 4 year olds playing T-Ball will also find all games/practices at our Conley Fields. Our T-Ball division meets once per week on Sundays, unless appointed coaches schedule additional time for their teams.
What do games look like? Instructional – Considered to be more like a scrimmage, teams will play against each other in non-umpired 3 inning games on Saturdays. Lineups will be continuous and all players will have chance to play the field and bat each inning. The last batter will clear the bases with a grand slam as each batter before will hit singles and run the bases. No outs are called, but fielders will be encouraged by coaches in the field to play the ball and get the out. Coaches will split players up on the field with actual position play within the infield and continued skill development in the outfields.
T-Ball – There are no scheduled games for this division, but when decided on amongst appointed coaches scrimmages will look similar to the Instructional games.
What does my player need for equipment? Players will receive a team uniform that includes a hat and jersey, player will also have the option(s) to wear baseball pants, cleats and protective cup. At this age it is important to show the players what a uniform looks like and what to expect moving forward with the game. The league will provide each coach with an equipment bag that includes helmets, bats and balls. Players are always welcome to purchase and use their own equipment, but are responsible for making sure equipment purchased and used falls under Little League protocol.
We are looking towards another great season in the Instructional League and are still looking for volunteers interested in coaching a team and/or helping within the divisions. Once your player is placed on a team (s)he will soon after be contacted by his or her coach with more details. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this upcoming season please contact Farm/Interim Instructional League Director Ryan Doyle at email@example.com or any member of the WBSA Board of Directors.
What is Farm League Baseball? The Farm League is for players 7 and 8 years old (Born between September 1, 2010 - August 31, 2012) that serves as an important bridge and development period for the players. Players that are coming up from the Instructional divisions often refer to Farm as the "REAL BASEBALL." During these years players continue to develop their skills and learning about the game before they begin playing Minors and Majors as 9-12-year old's.
Where are games/practices played? All games and practices will be taking place at our Conley Fields. Games will take place on Tuesdays and Saturdays each week and league appointed coaches will be able to make a final decision on their teams practice days.
Why do player's call it "Real Baseball"? Players call it "Real Baseball" because this will be the first time when players will compete in scheduled 6 inning umpired games. Pitching is split between kid/machine/coach pitch, lineups for all teams will be set in a continuous order and coaches are encouraged to play each player at a variety of positions.
What does my player need for equipment? Players will receive a team uniform that includes a hat and jersey, players will need baseball pants, cleats and protective cup. The league will provide each coach with an equipment bag that includes helmets, bats, catchers gear and balls (game and practice). Players are always welcome to purchase and use their own equipment, but are responsible for making sure equipment purchased and used falls under Little League protocol.
REGISTER YOUR PLAYER AND COME TO OUR FARM EVALUATION DAY!!!
Once your player is registered (s)he will be entered into our player pool and is invited to participate in our Farm Evaluation day on March 23rd at the Middle School (MORE INFO TO COME.) The evaluation day is for ALL BASEBALL PLAYERS AND COACHES FROM THE Farm level. Players will be participating in a variety of skill assessments which will allow the league to construct teams based on skill levels and will help create a competitive environment for teams competing in the upcoming season. Be on the lookout for more info becomes available with set times still in the works.
We are looking towards another great season in Farm this year and are still looking for volunteers interested in coaching a team. If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering for this upcoming season please contact Farm League Director Ryan Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or any member of the WBSA Board of Directors.
Although there is fresh snow on the ground, planning for the 2019 Spring season is in full swing. Please register your players today at wbsall.com It is important for the league to know how many children will be participating for planning purposes such as coaches, uniforms and scheduling.
If your child was a member of a Major League Baseball team last spring, it is especially important that they are registered so we know how many spots are available for new players. Tryout dates will be announced shortly.
If anyone has questions about registration, please contact your league director or Player Agent Diane Schwede at email@example.com
WBSA will be hosting an umpire clinic which includes the following three sessions plus a rain date. All potential umpires must be league age 13 or older, or born before September 1, 2006. Anyone hoping to umpire this year should plan on attending all three sessions. Any questions can be directed at Umpire in Chief John Bergeron at
WBSA is seeking softball and baseball coaching candidates for the Spring 2019 season.
If you are interested in being a coach this spring, please click on and fill out the "Coach Questionnaire" tab at the top of this site. After filling out the questionnaire, please submit your name to VP of Baseball Brian Schwede (
), VP of Softball Dave Duffy (
) and League Secretary Travis Kahoalii (
). Brian, Dave and Travis can also answer any questions you may have about coaching.
Please fill out the questionnaire and submit your name for consideration by Saturday, March 2.
We look forward to hearing from you! 2019 is shaping up to be a great season! Don't miss out on being sure to be a part of it!
Good afternoon WBSA Spring and Summer 2018 Coaches!
WBSA is still looking for equipment bags, issued to spring and summer 2018 coaches, to be returned to the league. Even if you are interested in coaching again in 2019, the league strongly urges you to return the bag issued to you for the spring 2018 season. The equipment bags need to be inventoried, refurbished and replenished for the upcoming season.
It is very important to the league that 100% of issued equipment is returned back to WBSA. Even if items have to be replaced or refurbished, returning equipment bags allows the league to keep yearly player fees consistent.
If you were unable to attend the latest equipment drop off day, please reach out to WBSA Equipment Manager Dan McCallum to make arrangements to give the equipment to him. He can be reached at
or called or texted at 617-653-4046.
WBSA thanks you in advance for your cooperation and understanding.