Wheelersburg Little League: Welcome

Everyone should be at the Wheelersburg High School Football Parking lot between 545-6pm on Friday April 11.  It is going to be a Veteran Tribute.  Invite anybody that has Military Background.  The Parade will be LEAVING THE STADIUM NO LATER THAN 630PM.  Some games will be played after the opening ceremony under the lights.  The kids will be releasing Red, White, and Blue balloons during the ceremony.  It is time to

"Take me out to the ballgame.  Take me out to the crowd.  Buy me some peanuts and crackerjack.  I don't care if I never get back.  Let me root, root, root for the home team.  If they don't win its a shame.  For it's one, two, three strikes your out at the old ballgame."  Bob McGrath

 

WEATHER IS PLAYING A BIG ROLE WITH WORK BEING COMPLETED AT THE BALLFIELDS.  WE HAVE A TWO PROJECTS ON THE HORIZON AND ONE HAS ALREADY BEEN STARTED. 

1)  NEW DUGOUTS AND NEW CONCRETE IS BEING PLACED ON THE WHEELERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL FIELD.  THE NEW FIRST BASE DUGOUT WILL INCLUDE A NEW STORAGE BUILDING AND WILL BECOME THE "HOME TEAM" DUGOUT.  THE THIRD BASE DUGOUT WILL BECOME THE "AWAY TEAM" DUGOUT.  WORK WILL BE COMPLETED ON THE ACTUAL BALL FIELD AS WELL.  THIS PROJECT IS BEING SPONSORED BY WHEELERSBUG HIGH SCHOOL BOOSTERS WITH ASSISTANCE OF WHEELERSBURG LITTLE LEAGUE.

2)  SOME WORK MAY BE TAKING PART ON THE 9-10/11-12 BOYS BALLFIELD DEPENDING UPON THE WEATHER. 

3)  New storage buildings on the 7-8 Boys and 7-10 Girls field

 

COACH'S CLINIC ON MARCH 16   2-4pm in the Burg Middle School Gym

All Managers, Coaches, and Volunteers who are on the field must take a State Approved Concussion Training Coarse every 3 years.  Please bring proof of completion to the Coach's Clinic or the Tryouts.  Below is 1-2 links to approved free concussion training coarses.  Print a couple of copies:  One for Little League this year, 2 more for the following years.

 

OPENING DAY APRIL 11 -- Meet at the Burg Football Parking Lot no later the 6pm

 

 ALL CATCHERS MASKS MUST HAVE A DANGLING THROAT GUARD INCLUDING BUILT IN THROAT GUARDS!!!! NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELMETS MAY BE REMOVED FROM PLAY AND GAMES SUSPENDED WITHOUT PROPER EQUIPTMENT. LITTLE LEAGUE RULES!

No restrictions are placed on the use of sunglasses by Little League.  Only exception is with the Pitcher.  If a Pitcher is wearing mirrored sunglasses, the Umpire may require the Pitcher to remove his/her sunglasses if they cause distracting reflections of light toward the Batter or Umpire.

ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE A CONCUSSION CLASS-Per ORC 3707.52 as enacted by Ohio HB 143 of the 129th General Assembly, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is required to create a concussion and head injury information sheet for participants in interscholastic activities and youth sports. The following link: www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html  is a FREE online class from the CDC, that will fullfil the obligation.  To launch to coarse, click the light purple box on the right side of the screen that states "Launch the Training Coarse".  For more details about the concussion policy in Ohio, go to the following link:  www.healthyohioprogram.org/concussion.aspx    

WHEELERSBURG LITTLE LEAGUE: 6 YEAR OLD COACH PITCH DIVISION
1. Skills: Hitting…more attempts at the plate from a coach pitching. Five pitches will be given then player must hit from the tee. Running …EVERYONE RUNS! Infield hits advance one base only while hits into the outfield keep advancing until ball is returned to the infield at which point a timeout is called and runners return if not halfway to next base. BE FAIR AND DON’T TAKE THIS TOO FAR! THE COACH PITCHING NEEDS TO STAY ON TOP OF THIS! Fielding…infield hits go to first or attempt a force-out while outfield hits go to second base or cut-off.
2. Outs: We want the kids to begin learning the different forms of making an out when at bat. Therefore, we will start by calling force-outs and fly-outs. No tag-outs. * In addition, I strongly feel that no child at this age should be pulled off the field for making the out and returned to the dugout. Kids like to run and remember: EVERYONE RUNS! However, they will learn that a total of three outs results in changing hitting to fielding and vice versa.
3. Runs: We will not KEEP score, but we definitely want the kids to understand that the goal is to cross the plate and SCORE RUNS! No run limits. If three outs were not made then sides will change after batting through the lineup. There will be no running of “all bases” just because it is the “last batter”. Play stops when the last hitter completes his/her attempt. Therefore, we will need the managers to change the last hitter each inning so all kids get the chance to score!
4. Innings: The goal is 4 innings. The time limit is one hour and fifteen minutes. You may play more innings if you stay under the time limit. Remember to be fair with the kids’ number of at-bats if playing longer; may need to decrease number of pitches given.
5. Time: Practice time approximately one hour per week and game time one hour and fifteen minutes per week. This seems reasonable for six year old kids. Game times scheduled every hour and a half.
6. Mangers/Coaches: Hopefully three per team. When your team is at bat the goal would be to have one coach pitch, one in the dugout organizing the lineup/ helping with helmets, and one getting the child in position at the plate. When your team is fielding two coaches b/w infield and outfield behind second and shortstop while the third coach will serve as the catcher for the other team.
7. Roster: maximum of ten kids per team. Always try to keep five in the infield (one at pitcher’s mound). If playing a game with seven kids then must use four infielders and three outfielders. Must move the players around to different positions in the field and in the lineup. A draft day will be set by the VP within two weeks of the last signup date. Managers/Coaches keep their own kids while all other boys/girls are drafted by a fair and honorable system overseen by the VP.
8. Trash: Everyone’s responsibility! Or the last team to practice or last two teams to play.
9. Equipment: $ NOTHING COMES CHEAP THESE DAYS! KEEP TRACK OF HELMETS, BATS, BALLS, ETC.
10. Field: Games to be played on the challenger field. This is a shared field be courteous!
Jan. 27th, 2013: Submitted by Jeremy Kaltenbach

 

  TRASH IS PICKED UP ON MONDAY'S AND FRIDAY'S OF EACH WEEK.  PLEASE HELP US KEEP YOUR CHILD'S FIELDS CLEAN.  EACH FIELD IS ASSIGNED FOR TRASH PICKUP, BUT IT IS EVERYONE'S RESPONSIBILITY.  

 FINAL  RULING ON COMPOSITE BATS:

Hold on ALL Composite Bats in ALL BASEBALL LEAGUES with ONLY some exceptions.  Softball is not affected by this Ruling.   Located below in "BLUE" is a publication released by Little League International about use of Composite Bats by Little League Baseball.  Click on:  "Equipment & Merchandise" TO FIND INFORMATION ABOUT COMPOSITE BATS AND INTERNET SITE FOR APPROVED BATS FOR ALL LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL DIVISIONS. This link will take you to the Little League internet page labeled "Equipment and Merchandise" page.  Scroll down and click on "Approved Composite Bats" for a list of approved bats OR "Latest Information on Composite Baseball Bats" for letter about rule changes for 2012.

FYI: No on-deck batters are allowed on the field until the 13-14 year old leagues and older per the Little League Rule Book (Softball and Baseball)!

BATTING LESSIONS FROM COACH ESTEP

Coach Estep has been approved to give batting instructions to BOYS 12 years old and YOUNGER.   NO AGE/GRADE RESTRICTION ON GIRLS.  If you are interested, contact Coach Estep at 740-285-2874.

  Please help keep our fields clean by putting your trash in the trash cans.  If a trash can is not available in an area where ones is needed, please go to the concession stand and let them know.  We will try to make all arrangements to keep our children/grand children playing in a clean environment.

If you wish to assist Your Child's Team, every person has to be cleared after filling out a Background Check form.  You have to be cleared before you are allowed to assist.  This includes being in the Dougout with the Kids.  This is for our children's protection.  This form can be printed from the Link below at the bottom of the page. 

 

Little League Forms (Some can be filled out and printed)

* Medical Release Form     http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/asap/Medical_Release_Form.pdf

Medical Release Form is having problems downloading from littleleague.org site (downloaded on 1/1/2014). 

*Player Registration Form (place shirt size Y-youth A-adult and 2 numbers of your child's choice)

*Parent Volunteer Form    http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/VolunteerApp14.pdf  must be filled out if you would like to Manage, Coach, Umpire, and/or be on the field to assist Wheelersburg Little League.  A copy of your drivers license is needed for Background Check for the safety of our Children.

*If you have any questions concerning Safety Issues or concerns, call Dave Arnold at 357-7738