Westwood Little League: Westwood News

Friday, January 6
New Website

Our new website is now active through the www.westwoodll.com address. The alternate address for the new site is tshq.bluesombrero.com/westwoodlittleleague.

This site will remain online for 2017.

Tuesday, December 13
Registration for 2017 Season

After a couple of months of quiet and calm here, it's about time to make some noise! 

Our new website will include an online registration system that should be available soon. The new website will also contain the latest registration forms if you like to register by mail.

In-person registration will be at the Westwood Fire Station on Tuesday, January 17 from 6-8; Saturday, January 21 from 9-12; and Saturday, February 4 from 9-12.

Thursday, September 29
Fall Cleanup Day - October 8
Come on out for our Fall Clean Up Day. Now that all league activity is done for the season, we need to get everything cleaned up and put away for the winter. Bring family, friends, and lawn tools (and gloves) on Saturday, October 8, between 9 and 3. The Board appreciates your help in keeping our grounds among the best in the area.

Sunday, July 17
Fall Ball Starts 7-26

Call it Fall Ball, call it Second Season.... whatever you call it, come out and play some more!

Starting on July 26 and running through August 18, we'll have coaches at the fields on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-8:00 to lead players ages 7-12 in fun, skill-developing activities. Baseball will meet on Wilson Field and softball on Buell Field. The cost is $15 and includes a t-shirt.

Please arrive by 5:45 to register. This is also open to players who did not play this season but want to try the sport to see if they want to play next year; those players will need to complete a league registration form.

Let us know if you have any questions and we'll hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 17
District Champions!
9/10 (Little Major) Softball
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On 7/15, two Westwood teams were crowned District Champion!

Congratulations to the players and coaches!  Now it's on to sectionals to play for a spot in the state tournament.

Junior Baseball
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Sunday, June 26
Westwood is hosting All Stars and we need your help!

All Star season is upon us! All of the brackets have been posted on the District 2 site, except for Minors which are on the District 15 site.

As part of the tournament this year, Westwood is excited to host games for Little Major Baseball, Junior Softball, and Little Major Softball, including the championship games for the two softball divisions! We need your help to host the games! We need a scorekeeper and announcer for each game and concession workers for each of the 10 nights we have games scheduled. The games are:

Little Major Baseball

- 6/30 @ 6 on Todd & Wilson

- 7/1 @ 6 on Todd & Wilson

- 7/5 @ 6 on Todd & Wilson

- 7/6 @ 6 on Todd & Wilson

Junior Softball

- 7/5 @ 6 on Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/6 @ 6 on Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/7 @ 6 on Gibbs-Shafer - if necessary

Little Major Softball

- 7/11 @ 6 Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/12 @ 6 Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/13 @ 6 Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/14 @ 6 Gibbs-Shafer

- 7/15 @ 6 Gibbs-Shafer - if necessary

Any of our volunteers from this year - team parents, coaches, concession workers - can fill any of these roles. If you haven't volunteered this year but would like to help, all you need is to complete and return to us a volunteer application (https://www.eteamz.com/westwoodll/files/VolunteerApplication16.pdf) with a copy of your drivers license.

Hosting games is how we give back to the rest of the leagues in our district so that kids can have the tournament experience. The board is not able to do it alone - we need you too! Please reply to this message if you are able to help. We will do our best to match you to a time and job that works for you. Also reply if you have any questions about our needs. Thanks for your consideration!

Tuesday, June 21
All Star Season Begins

All Star Tournament season begins tonight!

Minor (7/8) baseball at Swan Park in Schoolcraft

6/21 @ 5:45 on Field 3 vs. Mattawan Gold

6/22 @ 5:45 on Field 3 vs. Gull Lake White

6/23 @ 7:15 on Field 3 vs. Schoolcraft Gold


Minor (7/8) softball at Mattawan Little League:

6/21 @ 5:45 on Field 4 vs. Mattawan Blue

6/22 @ 5:45 on Field 4 vs. Three Rivers

6/23 @ 7:15 on Field 4 vs. Gull Lake


Watch the Facebook page for final scores and that page and this one for lots more information about All Stars.

Monday, May 23
Help Needed for Little Major Special Games

Westwood is a host site for the Little Majors Baseball Special Games tournament on June 4-5.  As a host, we need to provide scorekeepers for the games.  We also need people to staff concessions so we can raise more funds for the league.  Hosting Special Games is a way we can give back to the larger Little League community in Kalamazoo as there will be teams from many of the leagues in District 2 participating.

Please use the Sign Up Genius to take a time slot to help.

Friday, April 22
Twas the Night Before Opening Day

We are just a few hours from the start of the season! And tomorrow looks like a great day to play!Just a couple of last minute reminders.

- The parade starts at 8:00 so please be at the Fire Station by 7:30 if you have a vehicle to transport a team, or by 7:45 at the latest. No candy can be thrown to parade watchers!

- If you are towing something for the parade, we ask that you drop your riders and move your vehicle to the Indian Prairie parking lot.

- Bring non-perishable food items for the District 2 Food Drive in memory of Larry MacPhee. Let's try to win the award for most pounds per player.

- If you did not get your uniform this evening, you will be able to get it from your coach or team parent tomorrow morning.

- The parking lot at the fields will be very crowded in the morning. We will try to have it marked, but pull into the grass on the west side of the lot and fit two rows of vehicles in the middle. Leave an aisle at the south end to be able to drive around and head back toward the entrance. Be courteous and drive slowly.

All the schedules are posted (finally).  Thank you for your patience as we worked our way through this process.

We're looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Friday, March 25
Chili Cook Off Results

Here are the results of the Chili Cook Off on March 5:

Net proceeds (participants and raffle): $500

Voter's choice: Kristy Greis

Chef's choice: Kristy Greis

50/50 Raffle winner: Drew Bolton

Chefs: Mary McMullen, Mike Nower and Mike Rice, Lance Geer and son, Mandy Roberts, Ryan Lancaster, Ryan Kennedy, Carrie Gebben and John Beebe, and Jonah Ruben.

Thanks to Mike Rosenberger for organizing and to The Hangar for hosting. And thanks to the chefs for cooking and to everyone for coming out to eat and support Westwood!

Monday, February 29
Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser

You've heard about it at registration.  You've seen it on Facebook.  Now it's time to come out and be part of it.  Our one big fundraiser this year will be held at The Hangar on Saturday, March 5 between 11 AM and 4 PM.  Buy a $10 wristband and eat as much chili as you can.  Vote for your favorites and help the chili chefs win!  There is still time to get in if you want to enter your chili; contact Mike Rosenberger at mikerosenberger66@att.net for details.

Spread the word and come join us!

Tuesday, March 1
Registration - Openings in Tee Ball and Minor Softball Only

Thank you to all our families who have registered players for this season!

Only Tee Ball and Minor Softball (age 7-8) are accepting new registrations.  All other divisions are full so registrants would be placed on a waiting list.  Please contact us at westwoodll.mi@gmail.com if you have amy questions.

Tuesday, February 16
No Player Evaluations Feb. 20
Player Evaluations will NOT occur on February 20. We have full teams for Intermediate Baseball and Junior Baseball so evaluations are not needed. Enjoy your Saturday!

Sunday, February 14
Registration Update

Thanks to everyone who registered! We are currently over 400 players!

Online registration is now closed but we are accepting registrations until March 1 via mail (see Documents and Forms page for the necessary forms, and please confirm by email to westwoodll.mi@gmail.com).  The total cost for players registering now will include a $20 late fee. Please also note that some divisions are closed and you may be added to a waiting list in case spaces become available.

Please make sure your friends have registered and stay tuned for more details on the upcoming season.  Also check out the calendar for our scheduled events.

Monday, February 1
Final In-Person Date and Deadline

If you have registered for the 2016 season, thank you!

If you have not, now is the time! Our final in-person session will be Saturday, February 6, from 8:00 AM to noon at the fire station. You can also register by mail or online. Click here for all the details.

Our deadline to register is February 13. If you cannot register by that date, please let us know as soon as possible. We also need volunteers for lots of positions and are looking for people - including high school students - who would like to umpire. Let us know if you can help.

We look forward to a great season and hope you will be part of it!

Wednesday, January 20
Date Changes

A few dates that were previously announced have had to be changed.

- Coaches clinic - The clinic sponsored by District 15 was moved to February 20 due to a facility conflict at KVCC.

- Player evaluations - February 20 is now only for Junior and Intermediate baseball.  Little Majors and Majors for both baseball and softball will now be February 27 so that coaches can attend the clinic.

- Player draft - Moved to February 28 due to the change of the evaluation dates.

Monday, January 18
In-Person Registration This Week!

We will have in-person registration sessions at Westwood Fire Station this week on Thursday from 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday from 9:00 AM to noon. First-time players should be sure to have a copy of their birth certificate. We will have registration forms available if you don't print them ahead of time.

Remember that you can also register online or by mail.

Hope to see you this week!

Thursday, November 19
2016 Season Dates

We are starting to set dates for the 2016 season and have added them to our calendar - so you can add them to yours!  Here are the dates we have:

- Registration starts online in mid-December

- January 21, January 23, February 6 - Onsite registration

- February 13 - Coaches training clinic

- February 20 - Player evaluations for Little Majors and above

- February 21 - Player draft

- March 19 - Coaches rules clinic

- April 16 - Umpire mechanics clinic

- April 21 - Team parent meeting

Tuesday, October 6
Fall Cleanup
Now that Fall Ball has ended, it's time to go through for a final cleanup and to put things in storage for the winter.  We can use as many hands as possible this Saturday, October 10, starting at 9:00AM.  Bring yardwork gloves and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty.  There is painting to be done as well if that is something you like to do.  Many hands make light work so we hope to see you there!

Westwood 2016 Board Positions

Fall Baseball & Softball

Growler Ticket Pick Up

Growlers tickets will be available for pick up at the Westwood fields on Tuesday, June 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM by the garage which is located behind the concession stand.

All tickets that are not picked up will be available at Will Call at Homer Stryker Field. You can pick the tickets up any time on the 13th.

See you at the game!! Let's play ball!

Senior and Big League Registration is Open

* Senior baseball is closed 


  • Senior: 14 to 16
  • Big League: 15 to 18 

Mail-in Registration: (* please include a copy of the players birth certificate *)

 Cost $50

 Contact westwoodll.mi@gmail.com if you have questions 



Parade Agenda (Sat. April 25th)

8:00 AM - Players arrive at the Westwood Fire Station in uniform, (try to have them wear tennis shoes and have someone bring their cleats to the field, if possible)

8:30 AM - Parade begins (there will be no throwing of candy permitted this year)

9:00 AM (ish) - Players/coaches gather inside the fence on Buell

9:15 AM (ish) - Opening Day ceremony (about 15 - 20 minutes)

9:30 AM (ish) - Players are dismissed

10:00 AM - The first games of the day begin

2015 Pre-season Practice Schedule

Opening Day (April 25th) Schedule

Picture Schedule (April 27th - 28th)


2015 Evaluations

Evaluations have been scheduled, all will be held at the Kalamazoo Central HS Gym:

  • Saturday, February 21st 8 AM - Noon : Little Major Baseball
  • Saturday, February 28th 8 AM - 10 AM : Little Major Softball and Major Softball
  • Saturday, February 28th 10 AM - Noon : Intermediate and Major Baseball

Please dress appropriately, bring glove, and wear gym shoes (no cleats). 

2015 Westwood Little League Board positions

Fall Baseball & Softball 2014

Westwood All-Star Teams

Congratulations! - Westwood takes 3rd in District 15 7-8 boys tournament!

Westwood Little League Night at the Kalamazoo Growlers Game

Senior Baseball and Big League Softball Registration


Opening Day Agenda

Westwood meet-&-greet (Monday, March 24)

Fall Family Fun Night (Friday, Oct. 25)

2014 Intermediate Baseball Division

Great Job Westwod 7-8 boys baseball !

All-stars : Westwood 9-10 Girls Win District 2 Championship

Team Kalamazoo Summer Baseball Camp

>>> Senior Baseball / Softball Registration

All 2013 Schedules (Game, Practice, Concession, Picture)

Eric Zapata Memorial Run/Walk

Westwood Registration for the 2013 Season (closed)

Winter baseball/softball training

Clinics and Camps