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/
WABL NEWS - Top Story
WABL Weekend At Play it Again
On Saturday March 28th & Sunday March 29th, Play it Again Sports in Chapel Hill will hold an exclusive day for WABL! WABL families will receive 20% off of all new or used baseball and softball equipment. In addition, Play it Again Sports will give a 25% Trade In Boost on ANY equipment trade. There will also be other promotions, specials and a raffle for WABL families! To take advantage of these great offers, print the WABL Weekend at Play it Again flier or show this page at checkout. If you have any questions, call the store at (330) 922-0606 and ask for Ed or John.
2015 Registration Information
Welcome to the 58th season of WABL! The WABL Board has worked hard in the off season to prepare for what is shaping up to be another great season of baseball, softball and T-Ball in West Akron!
The deadline for registration was Monday March 2nd. That does not mean that your son or daughter cannot still sign up to play this year. It only means that there is now a $10 late fee will be assessed to all registrations turned in after 3/2/15. (The T-Ball deadline is 5/11/15.) Limited spots remain and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
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 at, email@example.com.
Evaluations & Draft
This years evaluation and draft was held on Saturday March 21st at Litchfield Middle School. You should have heard from your coach already. If you do not hear from anyone by Friday March 27th, email Mike Dies (firstname.lastname@example.org).
WABL Night at the Races
On Saturday May 2nd, WABL will hold it's annual Night at the Races fundraiser. A limited number of tickets remain for the event. Come and join us for a night of fun and support the kids of WABL.
Last year with your support we were able to raise over $10,500 for WABL. Proceeds go to: field improvements, equipment upgrades and other general operating expenses.
We have dinner tickets ($20 for one dinner & drinks) that remain. The Swenson's Food Truck will be on hand for the evening!
We are also selling race sponsors ($25) and program ads ($50 for a half page or $100 for a full page.)
We will have silent auction items such as: A night at the Indians game in the "Hargrove Suite," an autographed WABL/Black Keys baseball bat, golf for four at local country clubs, Akron RubberDucks ticket packages and more.
For more information and event details contact Mike Dies at (330) 867-4332 or Steve Milkovich at (614) 824-7663.
Again, there are a limited number of tickets that remain so reserve your spot now!
Try-outs for the 2015 WABL Americans Tournament teams were held on Sunday March 22nd at Litchfield Middle School. We will be posting the final rosters soon.
2015 Calendar of Events Announced
There are many things to look forward to in 2015 starting with the first registration date and ending with the final week of T-Ball. Some of of the key dates this season include:
- 4/4 - Practice officially starts
- 5/2 - Games start and WABL Night at the Races
- 5/9 - City of Akron All American Parade
- 6/16 - T Ball starts
- 6/28 - WABL Day with the Akron RubberDucks
- 7/11 - Day of Champs
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!
Day Of Champs
Day of Champs 2015 - Saturday July 11th
Day of Champs 2014
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: Copley #1- 10, Copley #2- 9 (played 7/1)
National League: Highland #1- 15, Wadsworth #1, 7 (played 7/1)
American League: Copley #1 (BB)- 6, Wadsworth #1- 1 (played 7/2)
2014 Sponsor of the Year
2014 Volunteer of the Year
2014 Spirit of WABL Award Winners
I League Softball, Spirit of WABL Award - Jane Barr
American League, Dick Mapes Award - Lauren Toth
National League, Jim Daley Award - Grace Carpenter
Junior League, Dick Gross Award - Leila Simms
I League, Tom Floyd Award - AZ Patterson
H League, Bill Cunningham Award - Henry Sparhawk
G League, Fred Maliggio Award - Lorenzo Roberts
F League, Kurt Klein Award - Caleb Thurman