Are you ready for Spring Baseball and Softball?
Registration dates for the 2015 Baseball and Softball season have been set! Mark your calendars!
February 11, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 14, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 18, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
February 21, 2015 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 25, 2015 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Registration prices will remain the same as last year; $50.00 per player with a discount price of $45.00 for each sibling. If space allows, players that register after February 25th will incur an additional $10.00 late fee.
Registration will be held at the Willards ball fields. In addition to cash and check, we will also accept all major credit cards.
To register your player, you will need to provide:
- copy of birth certificate
- 3 proofs of residency (proofs of residency can include a driver’s license, voter’s registration card, school records, homeowner records, utility bills, vehicle records, etc)
- player shirt and pant size
- last year’s uniform (if you failed to return in 2013)
- signature on multiple forms
There are some MAJOR changes that Little League has made this year which affect many children!!!
Little League announced that starting this year, changes to player age “cut-offs” will go in effect. They are making these changes for a few reasons and will ultimately affect all players in 2018. Briefly put, in 2018, a baseball player’s age will be determined by the age they turn during the playing year. So, for example, if your son/daughter turns 9 in November of 2018, they will be considered a 9 year old. In the past, Little League used a cut-off date of April 30th to determine a player’s age. In the above example, the old way of determining a player’s age would put our November 2018 player at age 8, since their age on April 30th is 8.
My example above shows that a player who was 7 last year COULD be considered 9 this year. For the player, this means one less year of Instructional baseball as they will be considered a Minor League player (the same could apply to a T-ball player). To ease the transition into the new rule, Little League is starting the change this year with any player born on or after January 1, 2006. This means that players who participated in the Minor and Major League baseball divisions last year will not be affected by the change. I created a calculator on this page to help you identify where your child falls this year. These changes only affect T-Ball and Baseball, not Softball!
We fully understand that many players may feel intimidated or not ready for the next step. Please assure them that many players fall into this category and will be going through the same transition (not just our league). I have heard from several parents that are hesitant to put their player in the next division, but I would encourage them to at least attend our assessments and play days. If after those sessions you still have concerns, please come talk to me (Bill Ritz) or Doug Lewis.
Read more on the age change here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/newsletters/CBNewsletter/2014/cbnov14/newplayerage.htm
Questions? Send them our way! firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, July 27th, Willards Little League stormed Jolly Roger Water Park for our 2014 Family Fun Day! Dozens of families participated in the event that is sure to become a yearly tradition. Despite some early morning showers and threatening clouds to the south of us, the weather during the day was perfect.
The kids (and adults) enjoyed the lazy river, wave pool, playing volleyball, and of course, the many slides at the park. It was great to see everyone smiling and having a good time.
What a great way to end our 2014 Willards Little League season!
Snow Hill High School will be hosting a Softball Summer Camp August 4th – 7th.
Grades 3-6 will be 2-4pm
Grades 7-9 will be 4:30 – 6:30pm
Camp will be held at John Walter Smith Park
Fee will be $50 with all proceeds benefiting the Snow Hill High School softball program.
Camp will cover all aspects of softball.
For more details contact
Allen Welch 410-430-1725
David Hall 410-430-0646
Today is our Jolly Roger fun day!!! Although there is a chance of rain throughout the day, the park will still be open. We are told that if the park decides to close due to thunderstorms (or unsafe conditions), rain checks will be issued.
See you there!
Attention Willards Little League!
On Sunday, July 27th, Willards Little League will participate in the first annual “Fun Day at Jolly Roger Water Park”. This event will take the place of our Family Fun Day that is normally held at the Willards park. Park hours on the 27th are from 10am – 6pm. A big thanks to Jolly Roger Park for extending an incredible deal of only $15 per wristband to our league.
We are asking team moms to reach out to their teams to collect money for ticket requests. Checks can be made payable to Willards Little League.
We MUST have your order in no later than July 18th. Families that miss this deadline can still participate, but will need to purchase their passes at the park at the regular price.
* Parents wishing to purchase tickets for players under the height of 42″ may want to consider purchasing their wristband at the door. The regular price for kids under 42″ is just $12.
When you are ready to submit your ticket COMPLETE order, please reach out to Shannon Tatum – 410-251-8577.
Congratulations to every team that participated in this past weekend’s tournament. Thankfully the weather cooperated and we got to see plenty of good baseball being played. Thank you to all of the teams that participated and we hope you enjoyed our facility. A full gallery of photos can be found by clicking here.
Consolation Bracket Winner
All Star season is here, and Willards is ready! This year, we have 6 teams participating in Little League All Star tournaments including Minor and Major Softball, Minor and Major Baseball, Intermediate Baseball and Senior League Baseball. In addition, we are excited to have 2 pitching machine league teams representing Willards for 2014! Below is the schedule of first games for our teams (many of which start out at home). Make time to come out and cheer on our league!
Pitching Machine All Stars
Green Team – Friday 6/20 6:00pm – Willards Field 3
White Team – Friday 6/20 7:15pm – Willards Field 3
Minor League Softball
Thursday 6/26 6:00pm – Berlin Field
Major League Softball
Monday 6/23 6:00pm – Willards Field 3
Minor League Baseball
Sunday 6/22 6:00pm – Willards Field 1
Major League Baseball
Monday 6/23 6:00pm – Willards Field 1
Intermediate League Baseball
Monday 6/23 6:00pm – Willards Field 4
Senior League Baseball
Monday 6/30 6:00pm – Willards Field 2
This weekend, Friday June 20 – Sunday June 22, Willards Little League will host our annual Instructional League Tournament. This tournament will feature 14 teams from all around the area comprised of very talented 7 and 8 year olds.
During the tournament, both of our concession stands will be open.
As the weekend progresses, teams can track their progress on the bracket that will be posted in front of our main concession stand. Click here for the full tournament bracket, or see below for initial game times.
6:00pm (Field 3) East Wicomico vs Willards Green
6:00pm (Field 1) Delmar Blue vs Berlin Blue
6:00pm (Field 4) Fruitland Blue vs West Salisbury Red
7:15pm (Field 3) Willards White vs Choptank
9:00am (Field 3) Georgetown vs Fruitland Gold
9:00am (Field 1) Berlin Grey vs West Salisbury Black
10:15am (Field 4) Lower Sussex vs Winner Game 1
10:15am (Field 3) Delmar Orange vs Winner Game 6