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.
Information can be found here:
Ohio Dept. of Health Concussion Information Sheet
The law also requires a training program for coaches & umpires in recognizing the symptoms of concussions and head injuries.
The training program can be found here:
HEADS UP to Youth Sports - Concussion & Head Injuries
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.
WABL NEWS - Top Story
WABL Turns 60!
As we turn the page to 2017, this is a big year for WABL - our 60th year! We have many special events planned for what is shaping up to be a big year - new logos, new jerseys, special announcements and much more. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we start to roll these things out!
2017 Registration Info
Registration for the 60th season of WABL is closing soon! The deadline for registration was March 1st but we are still accepting registrations until we fill the numbers of players that we need for each league. Roster spots will be filled on a first come first served basis until the roster spots are full.
We have limited spots left in I-League Baseball (6-8 yr, olds), H-League Baseball (9-10 yr. olds), F-League Baseball (13-14 yr olds) & American League Softball (9-10 yr. olds).
All other forms that we receive now will go on a waiting list.
Registration for T-Ball ends May 8th, 2017
For more information, visit the registration page.
Evaluations & Draft
On Saturday, March 18th we held the evaluations and draft at Firestone CLC.
Teams have been picked and the coaches have their rosters. If you have not heard from your coach yet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with players name & league.
WABL Night at the Races
Join us for our annual Night at the Races FUNdraiser on Saturday May 6th.
When: Saturday, May 6, 2017
- 6:00 p.m. doors open
- 6:30 p.m. dinner – Swenson’s Food Truck!
- 7:30 p.m. post time
Where: St. Sebastian, Zwisler Hall
Cost: $60 includes two dinners, drinks and a horse ($25 for one dinner only)
Program advertisements are also available:
Full Page Ad - $100 | Half Page Ad - $50 | Race Sponsor - $25
2017 Calendar of Events
There are many things to look forward to in 2017 starting with the first registration on 2/11 and ending with the final week of T-Ball. Here is the complete Calendar of Events.
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 4. The game was between the H-League Reds and the Cubs.
Thank you to the Akron RubberDucks for bringing this great event to WABL and creating memories for the kids!
The 2017 Show On The Road game will be held in June TBA.
2016 Spirit of WABL Award Winners
I-League Softball, Spirit of WABL Award - Amara Avalos
American League, Dick Mapes Award - Flora "Smalls" Tubaugh
National League, Jim Daley Award - Audrey York
Junior League, Dick Gross Award - Sophie Anderson
I-League, Tom Floyd Award - Winston Huber
H League, Bill Cunningham Award - Blake Harris
G-League, Fred Maliggio Award - Logan Knapp
F League, Kurt Klein Award - Noah Salyers
2016 Sponsor of the Year
2016 Volunteer of the Year
2017 Day of Champs - Saturday, July 8