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 - firstname.lastname@example.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!
The deadline for registration was Monday March 2nd. That does not mean that your son or daughter cannot still sign up to play this year. It only means that there is now a $10 late fee will be assessed to all registrations turned in after 3/2/15. (The T-Ball deadline is 5/11/15.) Limited spots remain and will be filled on a first come first served basis.
** We are no longer taking players for Junior League softball **
All American Baseball
& Softball Parade
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 at 11 a.m.
Join all of the communities in Akron for the 6th Annual All-American Baseball & Softball Parade sponsored by the City of Akron. The parade will take place on Main Street. After the parade at Lock 3 there will be activities including inflatables, music, lunch and prizes giveaways for everyone to enjoy!
For more information click here or call (330) 375-2835.
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 (email@example.com) or by phone, (330) 253-5151 ext. 297
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.
WABL Night at the Races
On Saturday May 2nd, WABL will hold it's annual Night at the Races fundraiser. A limited number of tickets remain for the event. Come and join us for a night of fun and support the kids of WABL.
Last year with your support we were able to raise over $10,500 for WABL. Proceeds go to: field improvements, equipment upgrades and other general operating expenses.
We have dinner tickets ($20 for one dinner & drinks) that remain. The Swenson's Food Truck will be on hand for the evening!
We are also selling race sponsors ($25) and program ads ($50 for a half page or $100 for a full page.)
We will have silent auction items such as: A night at the Indians game in the "Hargrove Suite," an autographed WABL/Black Keys baseball bat, golf for four at local country clubs, Akron RubberDucks ticket packages and more.
For more information and event details contact Mike Dies at (330) 867-4332 or Steve Milkovich at (614) 824-7663.
Again, there are a limited number of tickets that remain so reserve your spot now!
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:
- 5/2 - Games start and WABL Night at the Races
- 5/9 - City of Akron All American Parade
- 5/16 - WABL Picture Day
- 5/30 - WABL Neighbors Day Celebration
- 6/13 - WABL Golf Outing Fundraiser
- 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