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In Person Registration Feb 28 & Mar 1
by posted 02/21/2018

In Person Spring Registration & Information Session

On Wednesday Feb 28 and Thursday March 1, from 6pm to 8pm, WOLL will be holding in person registration and information sessions at the Oakville Library.    All those how wish to register in person or would like to ask questions are encourage to stop down.   

Registration forms will be provided.  For players new to the league, please bring proof of residence and the player birth cirtificate for age verification.

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Little League Coaches and Volunteers Wanted
by posted 02/18/2018

 

Little League Coaches and Volunteers Wanted

We are current looking for coaches, assistants and volunteers for the upcoming spring season. 

  • All coaches will be invited to attend coaching clinics which provide age appropriate drills, tips and techniques for a fun and educational season. 
  • To help ensure a safe environment for all, coaches will participate in first aid, CPR and concussion training
  • A mandatory background check will be conducted on all volunteers.

If you are interested in coaching or volunteering at any level, please contact us through Facebook or at 203-525-0757

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WOLL Spring Registration is Open
by posted 01/13/2018

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New Bat Standard for Little League - Read Here!
by posted 12/13/2017


NewBat Standard is USA Baseball

USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARD

Effective January 1, 2018, the following leagues will be governed under one umbrella bat standard of USA Baseball (i.e. “USABat”).
 

  • AABC
  • Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken
  • Dixie Youth Baseball & Dixie Boys Baseball
  • Little League Baseball
  • PONY Baseball

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That means if you’re 14 and under, are currently swinging a youth bat, and/or have plans to swing a youth bat in the future, this affects you! Here’s what you need to know:

 

 

 

CAN I STILL USE MY CURRENT BAT?

All current league-approved bats can be used through 12.31.17. After that, you must use a bat with a USABat compliance mark (see image below). Bats regulated by the new USABat standard will be available to purchase 09.01.17. If you’re using a USSSA bat, it will still be legal as USSSA is not affected by this rule change.

 

 

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WHAT THE NEW STANDARD WILL CHANGE AND WHY

The new USABat standard will create wood-like performance in youth baseball bats in order to make the game more uniform at the youth level and ensure the long-term integrity of the game. Similar to the BBCOR standard implemented in 2011, USA Bat regulates how much trampoline effect the barrel of a bat has on a ball. Unlike the -3 length-to-weight ratio restriction for BBCOR bats, USABat will not have a drop weight limit. Players within the affected organizations will also now be able to use a 2 1/4” or 2 5/8” barrel bat as long as it carries the USABat compliance mark.

 


 

 

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A NEW BAT

New youth baseball bats under this standard will have less trampoline and consequently less ball exit speed. Balls fisted or in off the hands are much less likely to carry over the infield for hits. It will be more difficult to hit the ball far and with high velocity, but far from impossible.

 


 

 

HOW PLAYERS SHOULD PREPARE

Learn proper hitting mechanics! Be coachable and spend more time in the cage. Also, these bats are designed to perform more like wood, so a good way to prepare is by swinging a wood bat. Wood bats have smaller sweet spots, and to hit them effectively you must be more precise with your swing. They're also heavier, so every time you swing them, you’ll get stronger. A more precise swing combined with a stronger swing can help you make up that 10% in batted ball speed you lost under the USABat standard, so get cracking!
 

 

WHAT ABOUT TEE BALL BATS?

Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: “Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats.” If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USABat sticker directly from the USABB and place it on your bat. Of course, tee ball bats manufactured after the new rule will already include the USABat Baseball mark.

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