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

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 Bob Gustafson (mbgustafson04@gmail.com) or Matt Loomis (wingwacker@yahoo.com) ASAP.
  • FYI - there were only 5 people that showed up to the league workbee on April 12th, out of 620 signed up for little league
  • 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

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 to reschedule games: 

  •  Use master schedule 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) 

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. 

Friday, June 5
Proper Way To Appeal A Call (click here)

Friday, June 5
Little League Rules - Myths (click here)

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 (click "umpire information" for vouchers)
  • All Umpire Questions:   Donny Cummings (dcummings1986@yahoo.com)  (814-730-9436)  

Handout: Umpire Information

Cold Weather Policy

  No games should be played if temperature is under 50 degrees.  


Important Dates/Info
  • February 2nd - registration starts
  • March 8th - registration ends
  • March 9th - teams begin to be formed by division managers 
  • March 9th- late registration with $20 late fee (all late registrations placed on teams that need players, or added to the Warren draft)  
  • March 15th - Coaches Meeting (division managers will contact coaches who should attend)
  • March 16th-27th  - Player Drafts (minors, majors, juniors)
  • March 23rd - Equipment Handout, Coaches  (3:30-7:00, Betts Jackson Concesssion Stand)
  • March 25th - Equipment Handout, Coaches  (3:30-6:00, Betts Jackson Concession Stand)  
  • March 29th - last day for late registration
  • March 30th - First week of practice (minors, majors, juniors)
  • April 20th - Opening Day Games (minors, majors, juniors)
  • April 20th - First week of practice (t-ball, training)
  • April 24-25-26  - Team Photos, Betts Park (Tennis Court Pavilion)
  • May 1st,2nd - TAG DAYS (t-ball, training, minors, majors)
  • May 4th  - Opening Day 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 15th. (can e-mail completed form to mtremblay@atlanticbb.net)

Practice / Game Days
  • Practice starts week of March 30th (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 20th...same week games start for other divisions
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.  During week, use 2 different time slots.....either 4:30-6:00pm  or  6:00-7:30pm

Boys Minors:  Tues, Thurs, Sat  (Betts Jackson, Farm A, Citro, Musante...possibly Smith Complex or N. Warren 60)
Boys Majors:  Mon, Wed, Fri  (BJ, Farm A, Citro)
Boys Juniors:  Tues, Thurs, Fri (Wiedert, Legion*) (may also use Weidert to practice Mon & Wed)
*Warren High School will be using Legion Field as well
Girls Minors:  Mon, Wed, Fri  (Garrett Field, Hawbaker*)
Girls Majors:  Tues, Thurs  (Garrett Field, Hawbaker*)
*Warren Girls High School will be using Hawbaker as well 
These 3 divisions start practice week of April 20th: 
Boys Training:  Tues, Thurs, Sat
Girls Training:  Mon, Wed, Fri
T-ball:  Tues, Thurs, Sat

Handout: Field Locations

Monday, April 27
Tag Days
  • see attached Tag Days Schedule for all t-ball, training, minor and major teams
  • your coach will assign players specific times
  • must wear your team shirt and hat if you have one....do not need to wear baseball pants.

Handout: 2015 Tag Days Schedule

Fees and Age Requirements (2015 Season)


Boys T-ball (5&6)  ($40/child)   -boys who turn 5 or 6 by Dec 31, 2015 (born 2009 & 2010)

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

Boys Training (coach pitch) (7&8)  ($45/child)  -boys who turn 7 or 8 by Dec 31, 2015 (born 2007 & 2008)
Boys Minors (9&10)  ($55/child)  -boys who will turn 9 or 10 by Dec 31, 2015 (born between May 1, 2004 - Dec 31, 2006)
-boys who will turn 11 on May 1, 2015 or later, will still be considered "league age 10" and play Minors.
Boys Majors (11&12)  ($55/child)  -boys who will turn 11 or 12 by April 30, 2015 (born between May 1, 2002 - April 30, 2004)
-boys who will turn 13 on May 1, 2015 or later, will still be considered "league age 12, and play Majors. 
Boys Juniors (13&14)  ($55/child)   -boys who will turn 13 or 14 by April 30, 2015 (born between May 1, 2000 - April 30, 2002) 
-boys who will turn 15 on May 1, 2015 or later, will still be considered "league age 14" and play Juniors. 
**15-16 year olds can play Juniors, but are NOT eligible to pitch or play All-Stars. 
Girls T-ball (5&6)  ($40/child)  -Girls who have already turned 5 or 6 as of Dec 31, 2014 (born 2008 & 2009) 
*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, 2014 (born 2006 & 2007)  

Girls Minors (9&10)  ($55/child)  -Girls who have already turned 9 or 10, as of Dec 31, 2014 (born 2004 & 2005)   
Girls Majors (11&12)  ($55/child)  -Girls who have already turned 11 or 12, as of Dec 31, 2014 (born 2002 & 2003)  
Girls Juniors (13&14)  ($55/child)   -Girls who have already turned 13 or 14, as of Dec 31, 2014 (born 2000 & 2001)  
**15-16 year olds can play Juniors, but are NOT eligible to pitch or play All-Stars. 
Max Family Fee:  $115 is max fee charged for families with more than 2 players. 
Girls Age:  Little League looks at that girls age as of December 31st, 2014..."before the season starts"....and that is the age they use for the upcoming season.
Boys Age:  For T-ball, Training or First Year Minors,  Little League now looks at the age a boy will turn this upcoming year....between Jan , 2015 and Dec 31, 2015.  So....if a boy is now 4, and won't turn 5 until Dec 2015, for little leauge purposes they consider that child to be 5 for the 2015 Season and can play T-ball.
Boys Example:  With this change....there will be boys (born between May 1st, 2006 and Dec 31st, 2006) that were in their first year Training (league age 7) in 2014, but in 2015 they are now considered a first year Minors (league age 9)....essentially missing 1 full year of Training. 
Reason For Age Change:  This rule revolves around the Little League World Series.  Currently boys turning 13 after the April 30th deadline will play Majors, and you end up seeing a lot of 13 year olds playing in the LL World Series, on the smaller fields....but the new rule will eventually make it so that won't happen, and everyone playing there will be 11 or 12.  
9-year-old boys (2015):  This years "9 year old" boys will be the first group going through that will use this new age rule all the way through their little league career.  The 2015 "9 year olds" will also be the largest group coming through.  Instead of the normal 12 months worth of boys in each age group, this group will have 20 months worth of boys, because of the transition.

2015 Little League Age Charts


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.   

New Age Determination Date For Baseball - affects boys age 4-9 yrs.

At the Little League® International Congress in April 2014, District Administrators and other delegates from local Little Leagues around the world voted to change the Age Determination Date for all levels of Little League Baseball to December 31 starting with the 2018 season. After receiving requests from local leagues and districts to provide a better transition for younger players, Little League worked with its volunteers, the Little League Advisory Board, and the Little League International Board of Directors Operations Committee to create a transition plan for players turning ages 5 to 9 during calendar year 2015, having the new, December 31, age determination date go into effect immediately.

To read the most recent statement from Little League on the New Age Determination Date, click here.

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, 2015.  Beginning March 31st, 2015, any paid registration fees may not be refunded by the league. 

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