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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
2014 Ends with Day of Champs Celebration
Thank you to everybody involved for helping make WABLs 57th year a successful
one! The kids, the coaches, the parents, the umpires, the WABL Board.....it takes everyone working together to be able to do the things that we do for the kids of WABL.
Congratulations to the teams that won their games, the H League Orioles sponsored by John Oldham for Judge, the G League Pirates sponsored by Ohio Gasket & Shim Co., Inc. and the F League Pirates sponsored by the 2014 Sponsor of the Year, Power Media.
And a big congratulations to the 2014 Spirit of WABL Award winners: Jane Barr, AZ Patterson, Lauren Toth, Henry Sparhawk, Grace Carpenter, Lorenzo Roberts, Leila Simms & Caleb Thurman. Finally, congratulations to the 2014 Volunteer of the Year, Jamie Daniels. Thank you for all that you do for WABL!
The WABL Board will be taking the next few weeks off as we gear up for the start of the 2015 season. WABL is in need of board members. If you are interested in joining the board, please contact Mike Dies at (330) 768-4332 or firstname.lastname@example.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 call us at (330) 867-4332 or email President Mike Dies at, mikedies@wabl,org.
Firestone & U.S. Baseball Academy
The nations largest training program is coming once again coming to Firestone High School! The U.S. Baseball Academy's Spring Training 2015 provides players with training programs that will focus on hitting, pitching, fielding/baserunning and catching programs. the player to coach ratio is 6 to 1 and provides lots of individual attention to the players. The is a four week camp starting Saturday January 10th and lasting through February 21st with each session lasting 90 minutes.
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.
Day Of Champs
Saturday July 5th, 2014
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
Day of Champs 2015 - Saturday July 11th