Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Assoc. (Warren, PA): League News

Equipment Return
  • Thursday, June 23rd, Farm Colony Sheds, 4:00pm - 8:00pm  (questions contact Dan Dippold 706-4722)


Schedules - click here for 2016 schedules
  • this link will always be the most up to date schedules throughout the season.


Umpire Info
  • See attached spreadsheet for umpires signed up for games so far 
  • Home team must find umpire if one is not scheduled (Minors, Majors, Juniors)
  • For umpire to get paid, they must fill out umpire reimbursement voucher & mail to (YBSA, P.O. Box 451, Warren)
  • Vouchers must be signed by coach from that game (look under "handouts" for vouchers)
  • All general rule questions can go to Billy Cummings (bcummings@bettsind.com) (814-723-8824)

Handout: Schedule with umpires (updated 6-7-16)

Game Cancellation Protocol
It is the responsibility of the Home Team Coach to cancel a game:
  • Call and notify the Visting Team Coach
  • Call and notify the Umpire for your game (MUST DO BY 5:00pm)
  • Call your players 
  • Text Angie Hamilton @ 688-1655 so she can cancel concession stand workers
  • To reschedule games please e-mail Jeff Berdine (jnberdine@atlanticbb.net).


Rescheduling Games

Coaches: must do this to reschedule games: 

  • Use master schedule link to find available fields and dates 
  • Check with opposing coach  
  • E-mail Jeff Berdine (jnberdine@atlanticbb.net) with your Division, Game #, Proposed Date, Time and Field
  • Once approved by Scheduler....it will be updated on master league schedule   
  • Must also find an umpire for your game (Minors, Majors, Juniors only) 


Tag Days - April 22nd, 23rd
  • Tag Days Schedule for all t-ball, training, minor and major teams are attached
  • your coach is responsible for assigning players specific times
  • must wear your team shirt and hat if you have one....do not need to wear baseball pants
  • Teams MUST fill time slots, and MUST participate 
  • Tag Days Questions, from coaches only:  Lindsey Frailey (814-746-5561)

Handout: Tag Days Schedule 2016

Uniform Pick-Up

Coaches to pick-up for their team:  T-shirts, hats, game balls, picture order forms, score books, rule books, tag day schedules, all need to be picked up this Friday or Saturday, at the Farm Colony sheds. Call Dan Dippold with any questions.(814-706-4722) 

  •  Friday, 15th:  4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Saturday, 16th:  10:00am - 2:00 pm  


Pitching Information (Boys)

Pitch Count Guidelines:

  • 1-20 pitches 0 days rest
  • 21-35 pitches 1 days rest
  • 36-50 pitches 2 days rest
  • 51-65 pitches 3 days rest
  • 65+ pitches  4 days rest
Maximum Pitches Per Day:
  • 9-10 year olds 75 pitches (boys minors)
  • 11-12 year olds 85 pitches (boys majors)
  • 13-14 year olds 95 pitches (boys juniors)

Pitcher to Catcher:  A pitcher who delivers 41 or more pitches in a game cannot play the position of catcher for the remainder of that day. (must be removed on pitch 40)

Catcher to Pitcher:  Anyone who played the position of catcher in four (4) or more innings in a game, is not eligible to pitch on that calendar day. (must be removed after the 3rd inning of catching in order to pitch that game)



Rosters - 2016 Season
Handout: Rosters - 2016

Team Pictures
  • all team pictures will be Saturday, April 30th at Betts Park Tennis Court Pavilion. 
  • any changes must go through Carl at 688-6224, or csleich02@eaglezip.net
  • only COACHES should contact Carl with questions

Handout: Team Photos Schedule

Important Dates/Info for 2016 Season
  • February 1st - registration begins (click on-line link on website)
  • March 6th - registration ends
  • March 7th - teams begin to be formed by division managers 
  • March 7th- late registration with $20 late fee (all late registrations are placed on teams that need players, or are added to the Warren draft)  
  • March 13th - Coaches Meeting (division managers will contact coaches who should attend)
  • March 14th-25th  - Player Drafts (minors, majors, juniors)
  • March 16, 21, 24 - Equipment Handout for Coaches (4:00-6:00 at Farm Colony Sheds)  Call Dan Dippold w/questions at (706-4722) (*added additional day, Wed, March 30th, 4-6pm.....t-ball coaches can also pick up their tees then*)
  • March 27th - last day for late registration, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • March 28th - First week of practice (minors, majors, juniors)
  • April 18th - Opening Week of Games (minors, majors, juniors)
  • April 18th - First week of practice (t-ball, training)
  • April 22-23  - TAG DAYS (t-ball, training, minors, majors) 
  • April 29-30 - Team Photos, Betts Park (Tennis Court Pavilion)
  • May 2nd  - Opening Week of Games (t-ball, training)  
Coaches:  All coaches must fill out Volunteer Form...which can be found under "Handouts" on league website.  Copies will be available at coaches meeting, March 13th. (e-mail completed form to mbgustafson04@gmail.com)
 



Field Locations
Handout: Field Locations

Practice / Game Days (2016 Season)
  • Practice - starts week of March 28th (for minors, majors, junior ONLY)
  • See "planned days" for games in each division, and teams are to practice those same days
  • Outlying areas will set their own practices times and fields in those areas
  • T-ball & Training practice - starts week of April 18th
Coaches should work out practice shedules in their own division in order to share fields.  Even if rained out, you must stick to your practice days if you are using Farm Colony, Betts Jackson, Musante, Smith Complex.  During week, use 2 different time slots.....either 5:00-6:30pm  or  6:30-8:00pm

Boys Minors:  Tues, Thurs  (Betts Jackson, Farm A, Citro, Musante, Johnson (Smith Complex), DeFrees (Smith Complex).
Boys Majors:  Mon, Wed (maybe Fri)  (BJ, Farm A, Citro)
Boys Juniors:  Tues, Thurs (Wiedert, Legion*, Warner Park*) (may also use Weidert to practice Mon, Wed, Fri)
*Warren High School uses Legion Field as well
*Eisenhower High School uses Warner Park as well 
Girls Minors:  Mon, Wed, Fri  (Garrett Field, Hawbaker)
Girls Majors:  Tues, Thurs  (Garrett Field, Hawbaker)
*Warren Girls High School will practice and play games on NW60 
 
These 3 divisions start practice week of April 18th: 
Boys Training:  Tues, Thurs
Girls Training:  Mon, Wed, Fri
T-ball:  Tues, Thurs


2016 Registration

2016 Registration ends Sunday, March 6th.  Additional $20 late fee starting Monday, March, 7th. 

Opens Monday, February 1st through Sunday, March 6th.  Starting Monday, March 7th, there will be an additional $20 late fee.  No late registrations will be accepted after Sunday, March 27th.  

Contact: John Palmieri (japalmieri@gmail.com)

Email Changes - If you need to change the e-mail address, linked to your account for registration, please e-mail your full name, and the correct e-mail to use......to warrencountyYBSA@gmail.com

 *updated as of March 28th.

        Player History    
  2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009
T-ball (5-6) 137 135 151 168 158      
                 
Boys Training (7-8) 128 106 120 118 143      
Boys Minors (9-10) 118 138 114 120 114      
Boys Majors (11-12) 94 98 94 82 118      
Boys Juniors (13-14) 46 35 48 54 65      
                 
Girls Training (7-8) 73 52 42 48 49      
Girls Minors (9-10) 38 35 39 42 59      
Girls Majors (11-12) 33 33 41 32 52      
Girls Juniors (13-14) 0 0 15 23 25      
  667 632 664 687 783 867 907 928

 

      2016 Season     
  Players Teams W R Y SG SH
T-ball (5-6) 137 12 6 2 2 1 1
               
Boys Training (7-8) 128 11 6 2 2   1
Boys Minors (9-10) 118 10 6 1 1 1 1
Boys Majors (11-12) 94 8 5   1 1 1
Boys Juniors (13-14) 46 4 4        
               
Girls Training (7-8) 73 6 2 1 1 1 1
Girls Minors (9-10) 38 3 3        
Girls Majors (11-12) 33 3 3        
Girls Juniors (13-14) 0 0          
  667 57 35 6 7 4 5
Fees and Age Requirements (2016 Season)

Boys:

Boys T-ball (5&6)  ($40/child)   -boys born Sept 1, 2009 - Aug 31, 2011.

*boys and girls will play together in t-ball only.  

Boys Training (coach pitch) (7&8)  ($45/child)  boys born Sept 1, 2007 - Aug 31, 2009.
Boys Minors (9&10)  ($55/child)   - boys born May 1, 2005 - Aug 31, 2007.
Boys Majors (11&12)  ($55/child)  -boys born May 1, 2003 - April 30, 2005.
Boys Juniors (13&14)  ($55/child)  -boys born May 1, 2001 - April 30, 2003.
*15-16 year olds can play Juniors, but are NOT eligible to pitch or play All-Stars. 

 

 
Girls:
Girls T-ball (5&6)  ($40/child)  -Girls who have already turned 5 or 6 as of Dec 31, 2015 (born 2009 & 2010) 
*boys and girls will play together in t-ball only. 

Girls Training (coach pitch) (7&8)  ($45/child)   -Girls who have already turned 7 or 8, as of Dec 31, 2015 (born 2007 & 2008)  

Girls Minors (9&10)  ($55/child)  -Girls who have already turned 9 or 10, as of Dec 31, 2015 (born 2005 & 2006)   
Girls Majors (11&12)  ($55/child)  -Girls who have already turned 11 or 12, as of Dec 31, 2015 (born 2003 & 2004)  
Girls Juniors (13&14)  ($55/child)   -Girls who have already turned 13 or 14, as of Dec 31, 2015 (born 2001 & 2002)  
**15-16 year olds can play Juniors, but are NOT eligible to pitch or play All-Stars. 
 
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Max Family Fee:  $115 is max fee charged for families with more than 2 players. 
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Boys Age Chart - 2016

**Boys cutoff moving from Dec 31st, to Aug 31st for T-ball, Training, Minors...per Little League International. 

**Birth dates highlighted in purple, from Sept - Dec, will basically be playing in the same age division in 2016 as they did in 2015....with the new age cutoff changing to Aug 31st instead of Dec 31st.  

**Birth dates in "green"....boys majors and juniors.. will continue using old age cutoffs of April 30th.  

  • 5 & 6 T-ball 
  • 7 & 8 Training (coach pitch)
  • 9 & 10 Minors
  • 11 & 12 Majors
  • 13 & 14 Juniors
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
                         
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 5yrs
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 6yrs
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 7yrs
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 8yrs
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 9yrs
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 10yrs
 


2005 2005 2005 2005



10yrs
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11yrs
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12yrs
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13yrs
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14yrs
                         

 



Girls Age Chart - 2016
  •  5-6 yrs T-ball 
  • 7-8 yrs Training (coach pitch)
  • 9-10 yrs Minors
  • 11-12 yrs Majors
  • 13-14 yrs Juniors

 

          2016 - Girls Softball               
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 5yrs
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 6yrs
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 7yrs
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 8yrs
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 9yrs
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 10yrs
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 11yrs
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 12yrs
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 13yrs
2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 14yrs



Team Sponsors

Any business interested in sponsoring a little league team, please contact Jon Sitler (sitler@verizon.net) (814-730-9744)

  •  $200 - 1 teams
  • $350 - 2 teams
  • $450 - 3 teams
  • $500 - 4 teams
  • $250 - All Star Sponsor 


Warren Draft for those living in Outlying Areas
Any players from outlying areas (Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Russell, Youngsville, etc.) are welcome to play for a Warren based team, but they will have to enter the Warren Draft, like all other players.  All players in Minors, Majors and Juniors will go through a draft, conducted by coaches in that divison. During registration, please put that request in the "special request" section.   

Refund Policy
Parents may receive a refund of a paid registration fee, minus a $10 transaction fee, until the start of practices on March 30th, 2016.  Beginning March 31st, 2016, any paid registration fees may not be refunded by the league. 

Click Here For Game Schedules
*As games are rescheduled throughout the season....all updates will be found by clicking the above link.  

Fields (misc. info)
  • All safety issues or general field issues should be reported to Matt Loomis (wingwacker@yahoo.com) ASAP.
  • All coaches should rake their field before and after games or practices....focus on home plate and pitchers mound
  • We do not pay to have fields maintained, it is all done by board members or parents volunteering their time.
Smith Complex:
Johnson Field - field on right
DeFrees Field - field on left 

Handout: Field Locations

Reporting Games to Warren Times Observer

Coaches - here are 3 different ways to report your games to the newspaper.  (T-ball is the only division that does not report their games)  For the training division, the home team usually reports the game. For all other divisions the winning team reports the games. 

  • phone:  723-8200  
  • e-mail:  aclose@timesobserver.com 
  • forms:  fill out after each game at the times observer 


Cold Weather Policy

General Rule: No games or practices if temperature is under 50 degrees. Coaches should use common sense depending on age group they are coaching.   

 



The Umpires's Helper (click here)

Common Misunderstood Rules (click here)

Little League Rules - Myths (click here)

Proper Way To Appeal A Call (click here)

2016 Season - Board Members
Returning Board Members:

Jeff Berdine, Scott Chase, Don Cummings, Lindsey Frailey, Jeff Irwin, Matt Loomis, Mark Napolitan, Jason Rafalski, Rick Rohlin, Jon Sitler, Kari Swanson, Shawn Wilson.

New Board Members:

Jim Beers, Dan Dippold, Mary Gustafson, Scott Lynds, John Palmieri, Shannon Yeager, Jen Zdarko. 

Outgoing Members: (thank you for your past service)

Derek Brewer, Jim Grosch, Bob Gustafson, Mark Ordiway, Aaron Stearns, Andy Teconchuk, Michele Trembley. 



2015 Season - Board Members
Returning Board Members:

Rick Rohlin (new President), Jason Rafalski, Kari Swanson, Michelle Tremblay, Jon Sitler, Don Cummings, Jim Grosch, Bob Gustafson, Scott Chase, Matt Loomis, Jeff Berdine, Jeff Irwin, Derek Brewer

New Board Members:

Andy Teconchuk, Mark Napolitan, Mark Ordiway, Shawn Wilson, Lindsey Frailey, Aaron Stearns

Outgoing Members: (thank you for your past service)

Randie Eadie (President), Chad Betts, Darin Freeborough, Carrie Salapek, Tony Richards, Amanda Mesel



2014 Season - Board Members

Returning Board Members:

Randie Eadie, Jon Sitler, Kari Swanson, Chad Betts, Rick Rohlin, Don Cummings, Jim Grosch, Darin Freeborough, Bob Gustafson, Scott Chase, Matt Loomis, Carrie Salapek, Jason Rafalski

New Board Members:

Jeff Berdine, Jeff Irwin, Michelle Tremblay, Tony Richards, Amanda Mesel, Derek Brewer

Outgoing Members: (thank you for your past service)

Kelley Wood, Henry Borger, Kevin Hoover, Mike Wilson, Nicole Egger