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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
Again in 2014 VanDevere Chevrolet has joined forces with Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Youth Baseball program in an effort to provide new equipment, instruction opportunities as well as sponsorship dollars for the West Akron Baseball League.
New for 2014 is a test-drive fundraiser program by which VanDevere Chevrolet will provide $20 on behalf of every customer that visits our dealership and takes a test drive (up to 25 test drives) in any one of the new Chevrolet vehicles in stock.
When visiting the dealership, please mention you are looking to support West Akron Baseball & Softball League through the Chevy Youth Baseball test-drive fundraiser program.
The test-drive program officially ends on June 30, 2014 or whenever we reach our goal!
Test Drive Fundraiser Flier
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 call us at (330) 867-4332 or email President Mike Dies at, mikedies@wabl,org.
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 can be purchased at, www.TheBlackKeys.com.
2014 Registration Forms
We still have limited roster spots in I League (6-8 year olds), H League (9-10 year old boys), G League (11-12 year old boys), National League softball (11-12 year old girls) & Junior League softball (13-14 year old girls). We do not have any roster spots in American League softball (9-10 year old girls) or F League (13-14 year old boys).
T Ball (5-7 year old boys and girls) sign ups are ongoing and will continue through June 1st. While we do have openings still, T Ball fills up quickly so it is recommended that you mail your forms in before the deadline.
2014 Tournament Team Try-Outs
like to thank all of the WABL players and their families for their interest in
the Tournament Team Program. The boys put forth a great effort at the tryouts that were held on March 16th at Firestone High School and left the coaches will tough decisions to make.
Our program was designed to
give our boys the opportunity to learn and play baseball in a competitive
environment. Each year we tailor the program to fit the needs of our WABL
players in reaching that goal. This season we
will field teams in the 10U, 11U, and 12U divisions.
Unfortunately, we will not be able to
field a 14U team this season. While we are disappointed about this, we still
hope to put together a team to play in the Northwest All-Star tournament at the
end of the year.
10U: Evan Ainslie, Toby Baranek, Nick Cody, Mike Eickhoff, Joe Hohlefelder, Devin James, Vincent Lucas, Connor McFalls, Emmanuel Myers, Nathan Strub, Fuzz Supan & Jason Walter.
11U: Collin Borelle, Augie Carpenter, Nathan Floyd, Toby Foster, Caleb Garchar, Addison Johnson, Jack Kirven, Aaron Lux, Jake Pentasuglio, Gino Puglia, Aiden Ray & Carter Scott.
12U: Logan Denowski, Anthony Gorsuch, Jeremy Lohr, Evan Pomeraning, Lorenzo Roberts, Ben Rosenfeld, Spencer Sacha, Mitchell Shoff, Gavin Smargiasso, Lou Suppan & Jimmy Thomas.
Visit the Tournament Team page for more information.
Day Of Champs 2013
Saturday July 6th, 2013
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 Force (Hot In Cleveland)- 4, Copley- 2 (played 6/29)
National League: WABL Force (Greg Santos Photography)- 12, Revere- 2 (played 7/2)
2013 Sponsor of the Year
2013 Volunteer of the Year
Jim and Carol Weber
2013 Spirit of WABL Award Winners
American League, Dick Mapes Award - Ani "Bob" Bruno
National League, Jim Daley Award - Amber Roebuck
Junior League, Dick Gross Award - Victoria Fallucco
I League, Tom Floyd Award - Andrew Floyd
H League, Bill Cunningham Award - Simon Hamad
G League, Fred Maliggio Award - Jimmy Thomas
F League, Kurt Klein Award - Tommy Grinder