WA Winter Softball Clinic 2018
Westford Academy Mar 3, Mar 10th and 17th
The Westford Academy Softball program will again be running a spring softball clinic. The clinic will be led by Varsity Softball coach Pete Burr, his coaching staff, varsity softball players and members of the WYBSL.
We will be developing the skills of the game including hitting, fielding, base running pitching, and throwing the ball correctly.
Location: Westford Academy Main Aux. Gym
Ages: 6-15, will be separated by age group
Day/Time: Sat 3/3 12:30 - 2:30, Sat 3/10 4:30 - 6:30, Sat 3/17 12:30 - 2:30
Cost: $30.00 per week, or $75.00 for all 3 weeks
Please bring your bat, glove, indoor shoes, water bottle and a great attitude.
Please print out the registration sheet and send it along with your check payable to Westford Academy Softball:Registration form download.
The rule changes as applied to WYBSL are as follows:
Small diamond baseball (Tee Ball - U12) - Any bats that are not stamped compliant with the USA Baseball stamp will be illegal and cannot be used in WYBSL.
Softball (Pre softball - 18U) - No change to approved bats. Legal bats in 2017 remain legal in 2018.
Big diamond baseball (U13 - 15) - Both the new USA standard and the BBCOR .50 are approved for 2018.
In addition, since some of our rec league members participate in the New England Elite Baseball League (EBL) / Minuteman, the new bat rules as applied to that league are as follows:
8U-13U - Starting January 1st, 2018 all bats will need to have the USA stamp on it. BBCOR bats can be used at these levels too.
14U - Divisions 1, 1A & 2 will now be a BBCOr league. (BBCOr bats do not have the USA stamp on them). All bats must have the BBCOr stamp on it, these bats are all -3.
Further details regarding the EBL bat rule changes can be found on the EBL website at the following link: http://www.thefarmbpi.com/
WYBSL Bat Replacement
Since WYBSL is a chartered Babe Ruth organization it will adhere to the new bat rules. While the large majority of our players purchase their own bats, we will discard all league baseball bats and replace them on a limited basis for each division from the Tee Ball through U12 divisions. Additional bats may be purchased as needed during the season. Otherwise, parents should feel free to purchase bats meeting the new rules at this time.
Thanks in advance for your cooperation concerning these new and important rules.