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 - email@example.com.
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Registration for the 2015 T Ball season closes on 5/11. Any registration received after 5/11 will be subject to a $10 late fee. We will start assigning players to teams the week of June 1st and hope to have that process completed by June 8th. The T Ball coaches meeting will be held on June 11th and the coaches will receive their rosters that day. If you do not hear from your coach by 6/13, please call (330) 867-4332.
2015 WABL Golf Outing
It's time again for our 15th
annual Golf Outing scramble! Dust off
your clubs, grab a foursome - friends, family, kids - and come join us at
Mayfair Country Club on Saturday June 13. It's your time to have a blast while
helping to support our league. We'd like to encourage participation of our
young fans and players this year - parent/child foursomes are more than
We'll have a 1:00 pm check in and
2:00 pm shotgun start. $75 per person includes golf & cart, lunch, drinks,
and dinner. Additionally, there are opportunities for hole sponsors or general sponsorship's.
This is a fun time on the course
for a great cause - all the proceeds go directly to WABL to for equipment,
field fees, and to help keep our registration fees low.
Deadline to register your
foursome is Friday June 5 - so get your pros or your hackers together and come
on in! PLAY GOLF!
For more information call Jeff
Neusser @ 330-310-9363
2015 WABL Golf Outing Flier
WABL Neighbors Day Celebration
Join us Saturday May 30th for a day of fun and games as we celebrate "Neighbors Day" with the City of Akron. "Neighbors Day Akron is designed to help residents get to know one another" stated Mayor Don Plusquellic. "The concept is simple: know your neighbors, and friendlier, safer neighborhoods will follow."
We hope to see you there!
Neighbors Day Flier
Akron RubberDucks Camp
There are two sessions this year... 6/15 - 6/17 & 6/29 - 7/1.... at Canal Park. Camp times are from 9:00 am –
12:00 pm, with lunch being served for the campers at Noon. Skills that will be taught will be: hitting, fielding, pitching & base running. Each camper will receive
2 tickets to the game the last day of the camp for a graduation ceremony on the
field with the kids, and the players. This camp is open to boys and girls.
For more information contact Pete Nugent by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone, (330) 253-5151 ext. 297
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:
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.
2015 WABL Uniforms
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