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

Tuesday, January 16
Important Dates and Info for 2018 Season
  • February 5th - registration begins (www.wcybsa.org)
  • March 3rd - registration day at DUNHAM'S 10am-5pm
  • March 5th - registration ends, late registration begins next day
  • March 6th - teams begin to be formed by division managers 
  • March 6th-30th late registration window.  $20 late fee (all late registrations are placed on teams that need players, or are added to the Warren draft)  
  • March 25th 5PM - Mandatory Coaches Meeting (division managers will contact coaches who should attend)
  • March 26th-31st  - Player Drafts (minors, majors, juniors)
  • March 30th - Late Registration ENDS!  NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • April 28-29th - Equipment and Uniform Pickup at Farm Colony
  • April 30th - First week of practice (ALL DIVISIONS)
  • May 5th - Team Photos, Betts Park (Tennis Court Pavilion)
  • May 14th - Opening Week of Games (ALL DIVISIONS)
  • July 8th - July 14th  - Final Week of Season 
  • July 21st-22nd - Equipment Returns to Farm Colony  
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 25th. (e-mail completed form to lludwick@updconsulting.com)
 
All Stars: The Board has decided that our Association will NOT be participating in All Stars this year. 
 
Tag Days: The Board has decided that Tag Days will be suspended for this year.  League Fees have been increased by $10 for this reason.  Family Maximum has been raised by $10 as well to $125.


2018 Registration (click here to register)

2018 Registration ends Monday, March 5th.  Additional $20 late fee starting Tuesday, March, 6th. 

Opens Monday, February 5th through Monday, March 5th.  Starting Tuesday, March 6th, there will be an additional $20 late fee.  No late registrations will be accepted after Friday, March 30th.  

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 japalmieri@gmail.com.  Please add WCYBSA Email Change to subject line in the email.  

 Registration Day - On Saturday March 3rd from 10am-5pm Board Members will be at DUNHAM'S SPORTS to assist with Registration.  This is intended to help those that don't have access to a computer or have questions around registration in general.  Please pass the word to those that can't access our website.  Thanks!



Tuesday, January 16
April 28th and 29th - Equipment Pick Up
Coaches and Assistant Coaches will be able to PICK UP EQUIPMENT on April 28th and 29th at Farm Colony.  Times for each day TBD.   

Tuesday, January 23
2018 Girls Age Chart (Softball)


Tuesday, January 23
2018 Boys Age Chart


Monday, May 1
Schedules - click here for 2017 schedules
  • this link will always be the most up to date schedules throughout the season once registration is closed (after March 24th 2017).
 Link above will be updated shortly with the 2018 Schedule.
 
Days of the Week Per Division for 2018:
T-Ball - M & W
Boys Training - T & R
Girls Training - T & R
Boys Minors - T & R
Boys Majors - M & W
Girls Min/Maj - M & W
Boys Juniors - T & R
Challengers - Sat a.m. 
 


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).


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 (in handouts section of website) & 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)


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) 


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)



Field Locations
Handout: Field Locations

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 


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)

Saturday, January 27
2018 Season - Board Members
Returning Board Members:

Jeff Berdine, Jeff Irwin, Matt Loomis, Shawn Wilson, Scott Lynds, John Palmieri, Jeremy Wyman, Heather Agnell, Rich Pascuzzi, Jameson Shepard

New Board Members:

Miles Stitzinger, Nick Bryan, Steve Ettinger, Ryan Wellner, David Pearson 

Outgoing Members: (thank you for your past service)

Jen Zdardko, Scott Chase, Mary Gustafson, Rich Laws, Tim Munksgard 




2017 Season - Board Members
Returning Board Members:

Jeff Berdine, Scott Chase, Jeff Irwin, Matt Loomis, Shawn Wilson, Dan Dippold, Mary Gustafson, Scott Lynds, John Palmieri, Jen Zdarko.

New Board Members:

Heather Angell, Rich Laws, Tim Munksgard, Rich Pascuzzi, Jameson Shepherd, Jeremy Wyman. 

Outgoing Members: (thank you for your past service)

Jason Rafalski, Rick Rohlin, Kari Swanson, Jon Sitler, Don Cummings, Mark Napolitan, Lindsey Frailey, Jim Beers, Shannon Yeager. 



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