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5/3/2020 UPDATE

Good Morning WHYBL families,

In light of the somewhat encouraging news coming down from state officials the last few days, I wanted to touch base with some information on what we’re planning for baseball this summer.

First off, we are continuing to stay in close touch with our national Cal Ripken leadership teams, along with local and state officials as we plan to try and get kids back out on the fields.  As always, safety continues to be our number one priority.

Given that, it remains our hope that once permission is granted we’ll return to our community fields and play as much baseball as we can in the summer and fall.  For the summer, our plan is to have our traditional summer recreational season, as we always do, starting sometime late-June and finishing up in early August.  The difference this year is that we are expanding the playing age groups to allow the opportunity for all kids that wanted to play spring baseball the chance to play in the summer.  We will have both small diamond (46/60) and transitional diamond games (50/70).  With this new summer format, we are especially pleased that our 12-year-old graduating players will have a final 50/70 season with WHYBL.  They will also be able to participate in our traditional and one-of-a kind-in-West Hartford “all-12-year-olds” all-star and skills competition weekend.  This year’s event will truly be a “Mid-Summer Classic”! 

Please be on the lookout for an email announcing the opening of summer league registration.  We will also pass along more information on exact dates, formats and any extra safety precautions being enacted by those that govern our league and youth sports in CT to enable all of our children to have a safe baseball experience in 2020.

This weekend we are having the best weather of the year.  I hope you are able to spend most of it outside, with maybe one of your activities focused on getting #baseballready.  Reminder: to help, we have been posting some easy #stayhome drills and information on virtual private baseball lessons on our Facebook page.  Click WHYBL Facebook Page and follow.


Thank you and stay safe,

Rob Hanawalt - President, WHYBL

P.S. We have received some questions about travel baseball.  CT baseball officials remain in a “wait and see” pattern to at least see if they can organize District and State championship tournaments just for CT at some point later in the summer.  We are keeping a close eye on this, as WHYBL and Wolcott Park were selected to host the 2020 11U CT State Championships.

by posted 05/03/2020
Spring Season Update

Please check out the following video from parent organization (Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball) regarding this Spring.


We are bummed that we won't be playing baseball together in the short term, but we look forward to seeing you all on the fields again soon. Stay safe and stay #baseballready.

Please stay tuned for future WHYBL baseball opportunities.

by posted 03/27/2020

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