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.
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Thank you for everyone who helped make the 58th WABL season a great one for the kids. Sign ups for the 2016 season will start February 1, 2016. Have a great off season!
2016 Calendar of Events
There are many things to look forward to in 2016 starting with the first registration date and ending with the final week of T-Ball. Some of of the key dates in 2016 include:
- 2/1 - Registration open
- 4/2 - Practice starts
- 5/7 - Opening Day (baseball & softball)
- 5/7 - Night at the Races Fundraiser
- 7/9 - Day of Champs Celebration
Day of Champs 2015
Saturday July 11, 2015
On Saturday July 11th WABL held it's annual Day of Champs celebration. The day started with a parade that stepped off from the Summit Christian Church and was followed by an awards ceremony at Perkins/Litchfield and the H, G & F League championship games.
Thank you to the Akron Police Officers who donated their time to help with our parade, your generosity is much appreciated. Thank you to Ward 8 Councilwoman, Marilyn Keith for all that you do for WABL. Thank you to the City of Akron for working with WABL and helping make our event continue to be the best community event in Akron. Finally, thank you to the entire West Akron community for your support of WABL.
Championship Game Results
Junior League: WABL RubberDucks (The Eye Opener)- 10, Copley #1- 8
National League: Wadsworth #1- 15, WABL RubberDucks (Dies Electric)- 6
American League: WABL Force (Swensons)- 9, Highland #2- 4
H League: Orioles (Jon Oldham for Judge)- 10, Reds (NORKA Beverage)- 0
2015 Sponsor of the Year
2015 Volunteer of the Year
2015 Spirit of WABL Award Winners
I League Softball, Spirit of WABL Award - Ellie York
American League, Dick Mapes Award - Ella Julien
National League, Jim Daley Award - Maggie Core
Junior League, Dick Gross Award - Mary Rohrer
I League, Tom Floyd Award - Brady Huth
H League, Bill Cunningham Award - Joey Nichols
G League, Fred Maliggio Award - Caleb Garchar
F League, Kurt Klein Award - Ryan Maxwell
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 6. The game was between the H League Orioles and the RubberDucks.
Thank you to the Akron RubberDucks for bringing this great event to WABL and creating memories for the kids!
WABL Debuts New Uniforms
Akron, Ohio – The West Akron Baseball & Softball League (WABL) on Friday debuted twelve new jersey design combinations with members of the league. Throughout the uniform design process, WABL focused on paying tribute to the leagues long-standing tradition, loyal WABL alumni and the community of West Akron while implementing modernizations that match the leagues revitalization in recent years.
“We are truly excited to share these new uniform color combinations with the members of our organization and the City of Akron” said WABL President Mike Dies. “Throughout the uniform design process, we focused on the core characteristics of our great league. We believe these new uniform designs reflect those traits while staying true to our history.”
Respecting the West Akron Baseball & Softball League's treasured history, the league maintained the core elements of the historic WABL uniforms, which have undergone minimal changes since 1957.
WABL & The Black Keys
WABL jerseys designed by The Black Keys now available for sale
Now available in The Black Keys online store are the official WABL jersey designed by The Black Keys! The shirt was designed by The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney's brother (and Black Keys creative director) Michael. This design will also be used on all WABL jerseys! All profits from this t-shirt will be given to WABL and will be used for a variety of projects, including uniforms, field repairs (benches and backstops), equipment upgrades and keeping registration fees low.
Thank you to WABL alums Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach for continuing to support WABL!
The shirts are sold out! Thank you to Pat & Dan for the support!