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COACHES - BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL EQUIPMENT BAG DROP OFF
posted 06/13/2013
 
Coaches can drop off their equipment bag at the Equipment Shed at the Whitman Middle School on:

Sat 6/22   8am - 12pm
Sat 6/29   8am - 12pm

Any questions, please contact Greg Googins, Equipment Manager  (
)
 
 
1ST ANNUAL WHITMAN-HANSON PANTHER BASEBALL CAMP
posted 06/12/2013
 

1st Annual Whitman-Hanson Panther Baseball Camp

 

Monday, July 1st – Wednesday, July 3rd

9:00am to 2:00pm

WH High School Fields

Boys and Girls Ages 8-12 Years Old

$100.00

 

Players should have a glove, a hat, and cleats or sneakers and additionally a lunch, water bottle and a light jacket. Please have everything clearly marked with player’s name. Each camper will receive a camp T-shirt.

 

Camp Director:          Coach David Fouracre

Assistant Coaches:   Varsity Baseball Players

 

Website for Sign Ups:
whbaseball.com

Coach Fouracre: (508) 524-9151 or 

 
INSTRUCTIONAL AWARDS AND PIZZA PARTY - SAT 6/15 AND THU 6/20
posted 06/10/2013
 
  To wrap up our Instructional Season, an Awards Ceremony for the Instructional Baseball Teams will be held on Saturday 6/15 at noon on MS1. Each Instructional baseball player will receive a medal during this event.  Pizza, juice, water and hoodsie cups will also be available.
 
 
The event for Instructional Softball players has been moved to Thursday, 6/20, at 6 pm, Middle School.  Instructional softballplayers will receive a trophy

All Instructional players are invited to attend.

Please wear your uniform to the event.
 

Softball Under the Lights!
 

Come join us on Saturday June 15, 2013 as our farm softball teams join together and play each other under the lights!!  The grill will be fired up at 6pm and the game kicks off at 7pm at the Whitman Middle School.

We would appreciate volunteers to lend a hand in the field prep, concession stand and/or clean-up.  Please contact Marci Moulton ( ) if you can help out.  Hope to see you at the field!


WBSA 3RD ANNUAL FUN DAY, MEADOW MUFFIN
posted 05/25/2013
 
Join us Saturday 6/1 for our 3rd Annual WBSA Family Fun Day.

Festivities will start at 11am and will include a Home Run Derby, Face Painting, Sack Races, Relays, Bounce Houses, and a Dunk Tank. 

Meadow Muffin... the cow will begin grazing and searching for that lucky plot at 12 noon on the field behind MS2.

The snack shack will be in operation during the entire day.
 

ALL-STAR COACHES
posted 05/07/2013
 

Anyone interested in coaching a summer baseball or softball team should contact their appropriate level director.

Coaches will be selected at the June Board Of Directors meeting to be held on 6/2/13

Majors Baseball Brian Sullivan
Minors Baseball Sean O'Brien
Farm Baseball Kevin Briggs
Softball 
10U, 12U, 14 U, and possibly an 18U team
Marci Moulton
 

 
WBSA McDonald's Day
Saturday, May 18,  2013
12-4 p.m.

When families eat at McDonald's

Route 18 in Whitman

15°/o of the sales

Go to the WBSA!!


Please support WBSA and eat at McDonald's


On Saturday May 18th
See you there!!
 
 
  
Pictures will be taken on Saturday, May 18th at the Whitman Middle School.    Photos will be taken in the back corner of MS2, same location as last year.   Pictures can be ordered online at www.nesportsphoto.com.  In the Event of rain, pictures will be taken in the Whitman Middle School Gymnasium.

 
WBSA Hawaiian Luau - VFW Pavillion posted 05/07/2013
 

WBSA Hawaiian Luau
VFW Pavillion
(95 Essex St)


Saturday, May 11th from 7pm-12am

 

$25 a couple/$15 individual ticket (ticket price includes a photo op from the dance)


DJ, Raffles, FUN!
 

Tickets can be purchased at the door or purchase them ahead of time from  Andrea Cafferty, Diane Schwede, Crystal McCormack, Robin Hamilton, Annette Sweeney and Marci Moulton


We hope to see you there!

 

 
Softball Fields
posted 05/03/2013
 
Hello Softball Families!

I'm reaching out to you for your help.  This Saturday 5/4/13 we are having material dropped on each of the softball fields (SB1 and SB2) to help get the fields in better shape.  We noticed after the last rain storm we had last week that we still have a few puddles and muddy areas.  We also need to fix up homeplate on SB1 and adjust the pitching mound on SB2.
 
Date: Saturday, May 4th
Time: anytime after 1:00 PM
Location: Whitman Middle School Softball Fields - SB1 and SB2

Even if you can only put in 30 minutes of your time I would greatly appreciate it plus I know the girls would too!  Every little bit will help to get this big project done.

If you can come down any time after 1pm on Saturday (the material should be delivered by then) and spend some time with us raking and spreading the dirt that would be great! We have to try to get it finished Saturday because we have games beginning at 9am on Sunday.

If you have a shovel, rake or wheel barrel that you can bring too that would be helpful so we can have everyone doing something.  With the help of Jeff Riley and Bill Hamilton giving us direction we should be able to get this all accomplished.

Thank you!  Hope to see you anytime after 1pm and up until it gets dark!!
Please call me if you have any questions.

Marci
 
Help Wanted for Field Work and Various Field Projects posted 04/23/2013
 

Come on down and help us with various field projects for the Spring Season! 
The more help we can get the better!
 

Date: Sunday, May 5th
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Whitman Middle School


Any parent, coach, assistant or friends of the league who want to help out are encouraged to attend and would be greatly appreciated not only by the league but all the players who need a safe, clean field to play on.

Please bring rakes, shovels & wheelbarrows to help us get the job done.

Contact Field Maintenance Director,  with any questions you may have.

 
 
 
Opening Day 2013
 
posted 04/13/2013
 
Welcome to Opening Day 2013
 
 
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WBSA Striking Out Hunger posted 04/07/2013
 
Whitman Food Pantry Opening Day Food Drive
Saturday, April 13th

Dear Parents and Players;

This year, WBSA is partnering with the Whitman Food Pantry to help strike out hunger in Whitman. In these tough economic times, there are over 600 children in Whitman whose families participate in the food program. We can make a difference by raising awareness within the community.

Each WBSA team is being challenged to fill two bags of groceries to help strike out hunger in Whitman. The bags will be provided to each team coach. Each player, who participates by donating a canned good, will receive a raffle ticket from their coach (tickets to be provided) for three raffle prizes; $100, $60 and $40 gift cards to Dick’s Sporting Goods. The drawing will be held during the Opening Day Ceremony.

The food pantry suggests donated items such as tuna fish, soup, peanut butter, canned vegetables, jelly, macaroni and cheese and canned fruit.

The food donation bags will be collected on Parade Day, Saturday, April 13th, in the parking lot of the Holy Ghost Church. There will be a truck set up next to the soda donation truck for the food bag collection. The best way to start collecting is at your practices prior to the parade. Assigning a team parent to this task could be helpful.

WBSA and the Board of Directors are personally asking each coach and team to help strike out hunger in Whitman. This is a great opportunity for the players to give back to the Whitman community. Please support this cause and show your commitment to the community who gives so much to WBSA.

Sincerely,
Brian Schwede
President
WBSA
Get Down and Dirty with Whitman Baseball posted 04/07/2013
 
This Tuesday (4/9) Invernizzi Landscaping is donating large equipment to assist with spreading the dirt on the Whitman Middle School fields.   We're looking for volunteers to come with metal rakes and shovels to assist.  We'll be starting at 5pm.  

WBSA would appreciate any help anyone can provide anytime 5PM or after.



 
WBSA Umpire Clinic posted 03/04/2013
 
The Whitman Baseball & Softball Association (WBSA) will be holding the final of three umpire clinics for all interested umpires for the 2013 Spring season.   Please note the third session was originally scheduled for March 17th, but has been moved to April 7th.

Sunday, March 3
Sunday, March 10
Sunday, April 7 (Field Clinic) @ Whitman Police Station

 The clinics will run from 10:00AM – 12:30PM
 
For more information, please contact Umpire In Chief, Steve Buckley, at 

Coaches Meeting, CORI Forms posted 03/22/2013
 
All coaches for the Spring 2013 season should attend the Coaches Meeting to be held this Sunday (March 24th) at 6pm, Knights of Columbus Hall, Whitman.

If you haven't already done so, please bring a completed CORI and Volunteer form (see links below) along with a copy of your driver's license.   

All forms should be submitted to the WBSA no later than April 1st.  

Completed forms along with copy of driver's license can also be sent to:
Marci Moulton
46 Carleton Street
Whitman MA 02382
    Contact Marci at 

WBSA Cori Form
Little League Volunteer Application - 2013

Any questions, please contact your level director.
 

4 YEAR OLD T-BALL PROGRAM
  
by   posted 03/17/2013
 
Registration for our 4 Year Old T-Ball Program has begun!  If your child will be 4 years old prior to April 30, 2013, he or she is eligible for this fun and educational program. The season begins on Sunday, April 28th at the Whitman Middle School baseball and softball complex and runs throught Father's Day.  The fee is $50 per child and a birth certificate is required to play.  Please mail the birth certificate to P.O. Box 223 Whitman after registering online.  Space is limited, so sign up today! 

If you would like to coach a team or have further questions, please contact the WBSA Player Agent, Diane Schwede, at   or WBSA President Brian Schwede at 

We look forward to a fun season with you and your child!
 

Help Needed for Field Cleanup posted 03/15/2013
 
Annual Field Cleanup Day

Come on down and help us get the fields ready for the Spring Season!
The more help we can get the better!
 

Date: Saturday, March 30th
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Whitman Middle School


Any parent, coach, assistant or friends of the league who want to help out are encouraged to attend and would be greatly appreciated not only by the league but all the players who need a safe, clean field to play on.

Please bring rakes, shovels & wheelbarrows to help us get the job done.

Contact Field Maintenance Director, with any questions you may have.
 




by posted 03/10/2013

The tryouts for the WBSA 2013 Major league baseball division will take place on 3/16 at the Hitzone baseball facility located at 27 Perkins St. Bridgewater, MA. 02324. www.hitzonebaseball.com

Tryouts will begin at 10A.M.

This tryout is for players league age 10,11, and 12 years old who were not on a Major league roster in 2012. 

There will be second tryout on 3/23 with a rain-date of 3/24. If field conditions permit this tryout will take place at the Whitman Middle School. Players who want to tryout for the Major league division must attend one of the tryouts. Any questions please contact Brian Sullivan at 781-738-6296 or

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posted 02/03/2013
 
 

Baseball Updates for 2013
 

Baseball League Ages for 2013

Instruction to Baseball
  • 4 Year Old
Instructional Baseball “T” Ball
  • 5 & 6 Year Old
Farm League Baseball
  • 7 & 8 Year Old
Minor League Baseball
  • 9, 10, 11 & 12 Year Old

Registration is Open at www.wbsall.com

All 9 Year Olds will play Minor League Baseball. 10 & 11 Year Olds whom do not make a Major League team or opt not to try out for Major League will play in the Minor League. Any 12 Year Old who opts not to participate in Major League will also play in the Minor League. 12 Year Old players cannot pitch in the Minor League level.
Major League Baseball
  • 10, 11 & 12 Year Old
 

Junior League Baseball

  • 13 & 14 Year Old

Senior League Baseball
  • 15 & 16 Year Old

Walk-In Registration Dates

Whitman Middle School


1.    Date:    February 9, 2013
       Time:    10:00AM – 2:00PM
   
2.    Date:    February 13, 2013
       Time:    6:00PM – 8:00PM
   
3.    Date:    March 2, 2013
       Time:    10:00AM – 2:00PM

posted 03/02/2013
Dave Fouracre, Head Baseball Coach at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School would like to invite the youth coaches of Whitman to attend the first annual Youth Coaches Clinic, Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. This is a participation clinic and all coaches are strongly encourage to come prepared with sneakers, sweats and gloves.
 
Topics to be covered include pitching mechanics, catching mechanics, infield/outfield play and fundamentals of hitting.
 
We will also be conducting a raffle at the end of the Clinic for some Nike gear and other assorted items. Tickets for the raffle will be 1 for $2, 3 for $5 and 10 for $10. The money raised from the raffle will be used to purchase equipment for the Panthers Baseball Program.
 
1/20/13

Come see why (softball) diamonds are a girls’ best friend

               

   Whitman Softball pre-season clinic
 
2013 Spring Season On-Line Registration Now Open

by posted 12/15/2012
 
On-Line Registration for the 2013 Spring Season is now open. 


Begin Registration


WBSA is happy to announce the return of our 4 Year Old Instructional Program for the Spring 2013 Season.   Please stay tuned for further information, including sign-up dates for this program
Registration Help

WBSA is happy to announce the return of our 4 Year Old Instructional Program for the Spring 2013 Season.   Please stay tuned for further information, including sign-up dates for this program.
 
    IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ BEFORE CONTINUING!
 

Welcome to Whitman’s Baseball and Softball Little League's Electronic Registration.   To register your player click on the appropriate registration below.   For first time users, you will be asked to enter your EMAIL Only - the system will then mail a password to your email account that you can use to gain access to registration.  


 
If your child has played in the 2012 Fall Ball season AND registered online, your child has an account, please do NOT create a new account if the system does not recognize your email address.  Please contact the league to access your existing account to keep team placement.

Fees:

Individual Programs and Fees are listed below.  There is a family maximum of $250 for the Spring 2013 season.    

*In order to accurately calculate total family registration fees and family discounts, please register your children in order from oldest to youngest.   WBSA reserves the right to add a Total Family Registration Fee Adjustment if players are not registered in this order.

Date of birth ranges are listed for each registration program below.  You can also click here to determine your player's Little League Age.


Text Messages:

During the season, if you would like to receive text messages alerting you of new practices scheduled, game and practice reminders, game cancellations, scheduling changes, etc. please enter your cell phone number during account setup.  When entering a cell phone number, the default setting is "No text messages".  If you would like to receive the  text messages,  alerting you must select your service provider.  If you select your provider, please note that you will be charged your standard text message rates.  The league is not responsible for any text messaging costs you incur.


Refund Policy:
We understand that occasionally circumstances arise that require a player to withdraw from WBSA.  Full refunds of registration fees will be provided up to one week before the first game of the season.  No refunds will be issued after that time.
League Age:
To help determine the "league age" for your child, please review the League Age Calculator on the Little League Website

 


Registration Help

Registration Help Video



 
 

 
FOOD PANTRY
by   posted 12/08/2012
 
WBSA recently donated $500 to the Whitman Food Pantry.  Pantry representative Bob Hogan thanked the organization at their latest meeting.  Hogan said that the donation would help many Whitman families over the holiday season.
 

 


08/02/2012

The Whitman Black 8 Year old team advanced all the way to the Friendship League Braintree Conference Championship game before falling to Plymouth Blue.    Congratulations to Coach Desmond, his coaching staff, and all the players for an outstanding season.

Check out the video below from the opening ceremonies of the game.



 
Anyone interested in coaching a Farm (Baseball and Softball),  Minor League Baseball or Majors Softball team for the Spring 2013 season should contact their level directors by 2/9.   

Anyone interested in coaching a Senior League Softball team for the Spring 2013 season should contact their level director by 3/2. 

Select the mail link below for the appropriate level director to send an email.
 
Level Director Email 
Link
Farm (Baseball) Kevin Briggs
Farm (Softball) Michael Cook  
Minors (Baseball) Sean OBrien 
Majors (Softball) Robin Hamilton
Majors (Senior League) Bill Hamilton
contact by 3/2
  
For a listing of all level directors, please see our  Board of Directors listing page.



 
Non Compliance of Composite Bat- Louisville Slugger, TPX Dynasty
posted 11/21/2012

 

Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Louisville Slugger TPX Dynasty -12, (black/red/grey) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.

 

Effective immediately, Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby) TPX Dynasty bat (Model - YB12D -- (black/red/grey) including all graphic variations, is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity.

For more information, click here.

 

Information about returns or replacement can be found by visiting www.slugger.com

  • Hillerich & Bradsby/ Louisville Slugger : 800-282-2287 or 
    Email  
 
Non Compliance of Composite Bat Model - Mattingly Balistk bat
posted 11/20/2012

 

Little League Baseball, Incorporated has been informed that Mattingly Sports, Inc., Balistk (blue) composite bat has failed recent performance standard compliance testing.
 

Effective immediately, Mattingly Sports, Inc., Balistk bat (Model - BTKYB -- blue) including all graphic variations, is not eligible, or approved, for use in any Little League program or activity.

For more information, click here.

 

Please contact the manufacturers for additional information:

  • Mattingly Sports, Incorporated: (203) 553-9423 or email