Assessments Postponed

Due to the snow, we will need to postpone our assessments previously scheduled for this weekend. We will simply shift everything back one weekend (March 7/8).

Minor and Major Assessments

If there is any way possible, we will be holding assessments for the Minor and Major League Baseball/Softball divisions will be held this weekend – Feb 28/Mar 1. You do not need to attend both – only one! Of course, this will depend on the weather and field conditions.

Minor League Baseball 11am – 1pm Field 3
Minor League Softball 11am – 1pm Field 4
Major League Baseball 1pm – 3pm Field 3
Major League Softball 1pm – 3pm Field 4

Last scheduled Registration – Tonight!

Tonight (Wednesday, Feb 25 from 6p-8p) is our last night of scheduled registrations! MANY of you have waited until the last minute, so please arrive early as we are expecting long lines.

Here’s how you can help to keep the line moving:

1. If your child played last year, we will have most of the forms filled out for you! Please review them thoroughly before signing!
2. If you are new this year, please click here to download and fill out the necessary forms prior to arriving.
3. If you are paying by check, please make them payable to Willards Little League ($50/$45 for siblings).
4. Please know your child’s pant size if possible.
5. Have copies of your child’s birth certificate and proofs of residency we can keep (our copier is slow).
6. Make sure you sign everything! No signature = No play.

Cub Scout Clean Up Project

A huge “Thank You” goes out to Heather Parsons and the Cub Scout Pack 834 Wolves for spending their Sunday at the Willards Little League park. The scouts were completing a community service project by picking up trash all around our complex. Great job guys!

Registration Dates for the 2015 Season

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! info@willardslittleleague.com

Off-season Equipment Inspection Checklist

With the holidays right around the corner, many parents are considering sports equipment upgrades for their son or daughter. Now is also the time to inspect their current equipment to look for signs of wear that may pose a safety concern. Here are some things to look for:

2014 Family Fun Day at Jolly Roger Water Park

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!

Click here for more pictures!


Snow Hill High School Softball Camp

Softball CampSnow 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

2014 Jolly Roger Day – Weather

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!

2014 Family Fun Day at Jolly Roger Water Park

Jolly RogerAttention 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.