Concussions in Youth Sports: Ohio's Return-to-Play Law
As of April 26th, 2013, Ohio law (ORC 3707.511) requires a youth sports organization to provide an information sheet to the parent or other guardian of an individual who wishes to practice for or compete in an athletic activity organized by the organization. The information can be found here: http://www.healthyohioprogram.org/
All questions, comments, and suggestions that you may have are always welcome. To help us continue to make West Akron the best place to "Play Ball," you can either contact WABL by phone at (330) 867-4332 or you can email President Mike Dies - firstname.lastname@example.org.
WABL NEWS - Top Story
WABL Turns 60!
As we turn the page to 2017, this is a big year for WABL - our 60th year! We have many special events planned for what is shaping up to be a big year - new logos, new jerseys, special announcements and much more. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we start to roll these things out!
Hot Stove Banquet
The Akron RubberDucks announced that former Cleveland Indians Hall of Famer Carlos Baerga and current Indians Assistant General Manager Carter Hawkins will headline its inaugural Hot Stove Banquet. The event will be at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron on Fri., Feb. 3 starting at 4:30 p.m.
The inaugural Hot Stove Banquet will be a celebration of baseball to help get fans ready for another championship-caliber season from the RubberDucks and Indians. Fans will have an opportunity to ask Baerga about the playoff teams of the 1990s while they can hear from Hawkins about the 2017 team as well as the future Indians and RubberDucks players. There will also be a silent auction and a Q & A session. Proceeds will benefit WABL.
2017 Registration Info
Registration for the 60th season of WABL is now open!
Walk In Sign Up days will be:
All Walk In Sign Ups will be held at the Northwest Family Recreation Center
- Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 9:30am - 12:00pm
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
- Saturday, February 25, 2017- 9:30am - 12:00pm
Registration for baseball & softball ends March 1, 2017
Registration for T-Ball ends May 8th, 2017
All registrations received after these dates will have a $10 late fee.
For more information, visit the registration page.
2017 Calendar of Events
There are many things to look forward to in 2017 starting with the first registration on 2/11 and ending with the final week of T-Ball. Here is the complete Calendar of Events.
Show On The Road
The Akron RubberDucks and WABL teamed up to bring the “Canal Park Experience” to Akron RubberDucks Field at Forest Lodge in Akron on Saturday, June 4. The game was between the H-League Reds and the Cubs.
Thank you to the Akron RubberDucks for bringing this great event to WABL and creating memories for the kids!
The 2017 Show On The Road game will be held in June TBA.
2016 Spirit of WABL Award Winners
I-League Softball, Spirit of WABL Award - Amara Avalos
American League, Dick Mapes Award - Flora "Smalls" Tubaugh
National League, Jim Daley Award - Audrey York
Junior League, Dick Gross Award - Sophie Anderson
I-League, Tom Floyd Award - Winston Huber
H League, Bill Cunningham Award - Blake Harris
G-League, Fred Maliggio Award - Logan Knapp
F League, Kurt Klein Award - Noah Salyers
2016 Sponsor of the Year
2016 Volunteer of the Year
2016 Championship Game Results
American League Champion - Wadsworth
Junior League Champion - Wadsworth