Welcome to the West University Softball Association registration for Spring Ball 2018.
Please read ALL of the following information carefully.
WUSA regular season play is a Recreational League format that strives to strike an appropriate balance between competition and participation. In all divisions except for 6U, scores are kept, win-loss records are used to determine standings, and trophies are awarded for placement. Players are exposed to the concepts of playing to win, learning how to lose, and the role of a team player in a competitive framework. The league has participation requirements including all players rotating into the infield at least one inning per game. Summer tournament teams play in very competitive environments with a focus on winning. In all of our teams, we try to ensure fun and player development.
|Wednesday, November 22, 2017||Spring Registration opens|
|Wednesday, January 10, 2018||Registration closes|
|Thursday, January 11, 2018||Managers meeting|
|January 13-14, 2018||Player Evaluations|
|January 14-15, 2018||Drafts|
|Saturday, January 20, 2018||Coaches Clinic|
|January 21-22, 2018||Division/Team meetings|
|January 23, 2018||Practices begin|
|Saturday, February 10, 2018||Parade and Carnival|
|Week of February 12, 2018||Games begin|
|Saturday, February 24, 2018||Photo Day|
|Friday, March 2, 2018||Father-Daughter Dance|
|Saturday, March 3, 2018||Pixie/Freshman Day and Hit-a-thon at South Campus|
|March 9-18, 2018||Spring Break - No Games/Practices|
|Friday, March 23, 2018||Adult Social/Auction|
|March 30 - April 1, 2018||Religious holidays (no games)|
|April 7-8, 2018||Summer Tournament Team Tryouts|
|April 29, 2018||Parents/Coaches Game|
|May 4-6, 2018||League Tournaments|
Each WUSA player is slotted into a division of play according to her birth date. Division birth dates are set up according to ASA rules and are based on the calendar year: January 1 to December 31.
The following registration changes/requirements will be implemented beginning the Spring 2018 season:
a) Beginning in the WUSA Spring 2019 season, all girls born in 2011 and later will play in the division that corresponds to their age as December 31 of the prior year. As an example, in Spring 2019, girls born in 2012 will be 6 years old as of December 31,2018, and will be required to play in the 6U division.
b) Beginning with Fall Ball 2018, girls will be able to play in the division which they intend to play in the following Spring season, subject to the age requirements listed in 'a)' above.
c) These age requirements will continue in future years.
The WUSA Divisions of Play and the associated age ranges are the following:
|6U||5-6||2011-2012||In this division, players hit from a batting tee using an 11-inch safety ball.|
|8U||8||2009-2010||In this division, a coach will pitch to the players from a distance of approximately 27 feet using an 11-inch safety ball.|
|9U||9||2008||In this division, players will hit off of a pitching machine from a distance of 35 feet using an 11-inch standard ball.|
|10U||10||2007||This division will include a combination of girl pitch for two innings and machine pitch for the remaining innings, both from a distance of 35 feet using an 11-inch standard ball.|
|12U||11-12||2005-2006||This division is exclusively girl pitch at 40 feet from the pitching plate to home plate; there is no machine pitch component. 12-inch standard ball.|
|14U||13-15||2002-2004||This division is exclusively girl pitch using 12-inch ball and 43 feet from pitching plate to home plate.|
Teams will practice twice per week before games begin and once per week after games begin.
The general scheme used for game and practice schedules for each division are as follows:
|Division (Age Group)||GameDays||Regular Season Practices|
|6U||Saturdays, plus a few weeknights||Weeknights|
|8U||Saturdays, plus a few weeknights||Weeknights|
|9U||Saturdays, plus a few weeknights||Weeknights|
|10U||Weeknights||Saturday or Sunday afternoons|
|12U||Weeknights||Saturday or Sunday afternoons|
|14U||Weeknights||Saturday or Sunday afternoons|
WUSA uses an open draft process to form teams. All divisions except for 6U hold player evaluations January 13-14, 2018. These evaluations give all division managers the opportunity to observe all players for the WUSA Open Draft Process. All players MUST attend player evaluations in order to be eligible for the open draft. There are no make-up evaluations for players that are absent. Players who do not attend the evaluations are generally randomly assigned to teams at the end of the draft process. The 6U does not hold evaluations; players are directly assigned to teams
The league provides uniforms as follows:
|Chest Width (on half)||14 3/4"||16 1/4"||17 3/4"|
|Body Length*||20 1/8"||21 7/8"||24"|
* Measured from the highest point of shoulder
|Chest Width (on half)||18 1/4"||19 1/4"||20 3/4"||22 1/2"||24 1/2"|
|Body Length*||25 3/4"||26 1/2"||27 1/4"||28"||28 3/4"|
* Measured from the highest point of shoulder
|Waist (on half)||11 1/2"||12 1/2"||13 1/2"|
|Hip (on half)||16 1/2"||17 1/2"||19 1/2"|
|Waist (on half)||14 1/2"||15"||15 3/4"||16 5/8"||17 5/8"|
|Hip (on half)||20 3/4"||21 3/4"||23 1/4"||25"||27"|
Each player will need the following equipment:
Other equipment is also recommended in some divisions including cleats, bat, and sliding shorts. In the 9U/10U/12U/14U Divisions, infield face masks are required for the pitcher and 3rd base positions and are recommended for other infield positions as well. Infield masks for the 3rd base position will be provided by the league and placed in each team equipment bag.
The regular registration fee is $325. WUSA will refund registration fees upon request according to the schedule shown below:
Regular registration ends January 10, 2018. After January 10, late registration is subject to availability and fee increases to $375.
WUSA is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization, and we need lots of help to make our league run. The success of West University Softball Association is based on a foundation of parent volunteerism. All families are expected to help out in various roles. One adult for each registered player is required to work one shift in the concession stand at WUSA’s South Campus fields. Team jobs will be chosen at the Division Meetings (i.e. team parent, carnival, photos, social, etc.)
Please note that WUSA is not able to honor requests for carpools, best friends, classmates, assistant coaches, etc. For all divisions except for 6U, WUSA uses an Open Draft process in which managers are free to select any available player when it is their turn to pick a player in each round of the draft. In the 6U division, WUSA does attempt to honor classmate or friend requests. However, we are not able to guarantee that we can honor every request. If your daughter has any potential scheduling conflicts due to other activities, please indicate those conflicts during the registration process. While we cannot promise that we can accommodate all scheduling issues, efforts will be made to avoid as many schedule conflicts as possible, if those conflicts are identified in the registration process.
Contact us if you have questions about 2018 Spring Ball or if you would like to receive a refund (100% refund minus $25 processing fee prior to January 10; 50% refund prior to January 31).
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