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
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!
WABL will be holding three walk in registration periods this year. The dates are:
- Saturday February 14th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
- Wednesday February 18th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Saturday February 28th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The deadline for registration is Monday March 2nd. A $10 late fee will be assessed to all registrations turned in after 3/2/15. (The T-Ball deadline is 5/11/15.)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- 2/14, 2/18 & 2/28 - Walk in Registrations
- 3/2 - Registration deadline
- 3/21 - Boys & Girls evaluations and draft
- 4/4 - Practice starts
- 5/2 - Games start and WABL Night at the Races
- 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