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Baseball and Softball League Overview of Dates

1. 01/12/18 to 01/26/18 - Early Bird Registration (Discount $5/child)

2. 01/27/18 to 03/03/18 - Standard Registration (League Fee $80/child)

3. 01/27/18, 02/10/18 and 02/24/18 - On-Site Registration
    a. Location: Dick's Sporting Goods (107 A River Hills Road, Asheville)
    b. Time: 10am - 2pm
    c. If needed, register on-line and come by and pay with cash, check or money order.
    d. All WNCYSA participants will receive 20% Off of your in-store purchase on any of these 3 dates. We will send a coupon out prior to the dates by email and on Facebook.

4. 02/06/18, 02/13/18 and 02/20/18 - Travel Ball Tryouts
    a. League Ages 7 - 12
    b. Baseball Age calculation - Age as of 04/30/2018
    c. Softball Age Calculation - Age as of 12/31/2017

5. 03/03/18 - Evaluations for Baseball and Softball Divisions 8U, 10U & 12U.
    a. Evaluation for 15U Baseball and Softball will be on 05/12/18.

6. Late Registration begins 03/04/18
a. Additional fee of $10/child
    b. Registration will stay open until divisions are full
    c. Register before 02/28/18 to guarantee your spot.

7. WNCYSA Pre-Season Clinic at D-Bats Indoor Training Facility
    a. 03/03/18 - 6U and 8U age groups from 5pm to 8pm
    b. 03/04/18 - 10U and 12U age groups from 5pm to 8pm

8. Draft for 8U, 10U and 12U age groups (For Coaches Only)
    a. 03/03/18 - 8U Draft at 5pm (Location D-Bats Indoor Training Facility)
    b. 03/04/18 - 10U Draft at 5pm (Location D-Bats Indoor Training Facility)
    c. 03/04/18 - 12U Draft at 6pm (Location D-Bats Indoor Training Facility)

9. Week of 03/05/18 - Practices Begin

10. Clinics Hosted by Montreat College's Baseball & Softball Teams.
    a. 03/26/18 at 6pm - Baseball Clinic for 6U and 8U Baseball Divisions
    b. 03/27/18 at 6pm - Baseball Clinic for 10U and 12U Baseball Divisions
    c. 03/28/18 at 6pm - Softball Clinic for 8U, 10U and 12U Softball Divisions
    d. Dates are subject to change.

11. 03/20/18 - Season schedules to be posted no later than this date, except 15U

12. Week of 04/09/18 - Games Begin for all divisions, except 15U
    a. 05/29/18 - 15U Baseball and Softball games begin

13. No Scheduled Games on the following dates.
    a. No games scheduled on Wednesdays or Sundays. 
    b. Wednesdays will be used if necessary for make-ups of cancelled games during          the season due to inclement weather.
     c. 04/01/18 to 04/08/18 - No games due to Spring Break for area schools.
     d. 05/25/18 to 05/28/18 - No games due to Memorial Day. 
14. April 19, 20, 26 & 27 - Picture Days for all teams except 15U division.
    a. Exact team picture schedule will posted at a later date.

15. Tentative 04/08/18 at 4pm - MLB Pitch, Hit, Run Competition
    a. Free Event for Boys and Girls ages 7-14
    b. Hosted by the WNCYSA and UNCA Bulldogs Baseball
    c. Location at Greenwood Field, Home of the UNCA Bulldogs.
    d. Date is subject to change.

16. 06/09/18 - All season activities should be completed on or before this date.


When do practices begin and how many days a week will my child practice?

5U, 6U, 8U, 12U - Practices could begin as early as the week of 3/5/18.
15U - Practices could begin as early as the week of 5/13/18. 
All coaches will have an opportunity to schedule 2 practices per week, which will typically be one weekday and one weekend time slot. Once the season begins there will be no league scheduled practices but coaches may schedule extra practices as time allows.


When will the season begin and end?

The 5U, 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U Baseball and Softball season will begin on 4/9/18 and will run until 6/09/18.
The 15U Baseball and Softball season will begin on 5/29/18 and will run until 7/13/18.

How many games per week will we played and on which days?

Typically, your child will have 2 games per week consisting of a weekday game and Saturday game. There will be occasions when you will only play one game in a week.

There will be no regular scheduled games on Wednesdays or Sundays. Wednesdays will be used if needed based on rain-outs. A game rained out on a Monday or Tuesday could be made up as early as the same Wednesday.

When will my child hear from his/her coach about their team?

Evaluations will take place on 3/3/17 for all Baseball and Softball divisions, except 5U(T-Ball), 6U(Coach Pitch).

Teams will be selected beginning on 3/4/17. If you have not heard from your coach by 3/9/17, please email us at wncysa@gmail.com and let us know you have not been contacted.

15U Baseball and Softball evaluations will take place on 5/12/17.

I have siblings that will be playing in the same division, will they be on a team together?
Yes, all siblings will be placed on the same team if they are playing in the same division. This does not include cousins or friends.


What does my registration fee go towards?

Registration fees are used to pay for uniforms, liability insurance, facility use fee to the City of Asheville and other League approved fees.

Registration fees do not cover all costs associated with running the league. Sponsorships are an important part of keeping costs down for your child. Through sponsorships we are able to pay our umpires, buy baseballs and softballs, and other equipment as needed.


What equipment does my child need?

Each player will be responsible for their own helmet, ball glove, cleats and pants.

All baseball division players; 5U, 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U will receive a jersey and hat. Socks will need to be supplied by the player.

All softball division players; 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U will receive a jersey and socks.

Please visit our uniform page for information regarding equipment requirements.
Steal Cleats are not allowed in any division except for 15U and above.

What days will pictures be and what do the packages look like?

A schedule will be posted as soon as the teams are selected. Pictures will be scheduled within the first 2 weeks of the regular season.

Our pictures will be taken through SportPix. You may review the picture package here (PDF). Please note that this example is for reference only and your coach will provide you with a hard copy to use as your order form.

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