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COVID-19 Information & League Protocols

Stay Tuned for a complete Westmoreland County Little League 2021 Spring Season COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Commonly Asked Questions

Q: How do I determine what league age my child will be in the spring/fall of 2021?

A: You can find the age chart on our website by clicking on the “Ages and Divisions” tab. There you will find the age chart and also to make it easier to determine Little League International has a calculator you can use by clicking here → Age Calculator.

Q:What Items are needed for my child to Register?
A: Birth Certificate, Proof Residency (1 item from each of the 3 Groups) or School Enrollment Form, Medical Release Form, Photo Release Form, and Volunteer Acknowledgement Form.
Refer to this Link for more information regarding above. 

Q: Is my child required to attend drafts?

A: Players league age 9-16 will be required to attend drafts.  In the case your child does not attend the draft, your child’s name will be placed in a hat an drawn one at a time until each child (that did not attend) is placed on a team.

Q: If my child is a league age 4-8 year old, are they required to attend drafts?

A: No. Players that are league age 4-8 years old do not have to be drafted. League age 4-6 year olds will play in our Tee Ball division. However, players league age 6 that played in the Tee Ball division in the spring of 2019 are eligible to play in our Minor- Machine Pitch division.

Q: I am concerned that my child will be playing with kids older and not with his friends. What are the ages of the children my child be playing with and against?

A: All divisions are set by Little League International with the exception of a few slight modifications that fit our League. All divisions will consist of players the same league age as your child or up to 1-2 years different in age. Senior league and Big League there could be a 3 year age difference between players.

Note: We will do our best to keep the ages as close as possible but we do have to consider the skill advancement from player to player. We want all kids playing in a division that helps them grow as a player and also challenges them to make them a better ball player.

Q: Can I request my child play on a certain coach’s team?

A: There are NO special requests for your child to be placed on a particular coach’s team in the spring.

Q: When will drafts take place?

A: Drafts are tentatively scheduled Late February/First of March. Keep a lookout for exact dates and times on our website and make sure to follow us on Facebook. We will also send mass emails about important dates as the season gets closer.

Q: What is being supplied as far as uniform?

A: WCLL will supply baseball players with a hat, jersey, pants and belt for the spring of 2021. Softball players will be provided a jersey, pants, belt and crazy socks. Tee Ball players will be provided with a jersey and a hat. All Players with have a LL patch attached to their jersey.

Fall Ball: Jersey & Hat

Q: When will I hear from my child’s coach?

A: Look to hear from your child’s coach no later than the end of the first week of March. If you haven't by then please reach out to a Board member for more information.

Q: When will practices start?

A: Practices start usually around the first/mid of March, contingent on teams have been formed and weather permitting.

Q: What equipment will my child need to play?

A: All players will need a glove (cleats can be optional for younger players). Also, you can purchase your child his/her own bat if you want them to have their own. The bat must have the USA Bat logo attached. No other bat is allowed at the fields.

*This may change due to Covid-19, please refer to current Safety Plan. 

Q: What type of bats can we use?

A: For the spring of 2020 we are required to continue using the new USA baseball bat standard. You can find more details on our website and at USABAT.COM. NO bat from the 2017 season or prior can be used as of January 1st, 2018. Unless your child is playing in our “Senior” division which will still be using BBCOR.

Note: If your child will be playing in the T-Ball division they will be able to use T-Ball bats (27” or less in Length) as long as it has been checked by WCLL and has a USA bat sticker attached.

Q: Where can I find more information about what is a legal bat to purchase for Little League?

A: As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

Q: Why is a Volunteer Fee being implemented this Spring 2021?
A: We, the Board, feel it is very important, for not only the children to be involved, but for the parents to be also. Children lead by example; and we hope with this Fee a new life and excitement about our program can be created. The Volunteer Fee can be fully credited back by the end of the season. We hope to see more participation and enthusiasm this season and in the future! Please complete the Volunteer Acknowledgement Form to complete your registration process. Click here

Q: How can I Volunteer and Receive my Volunteer Credit? 
 
A: Volunteer Opportunities are endless. To receive your full refund of the $25 Volunteer Fee you will need to complete TWO Volunteer Opportunities throughout this season.
Opportunities include: Participating in Field Clean Up Days- each day counts as one credit, Coaching, Participating in Opening Day Ceremony Activities, Umpiring, Picture Day Assistance, Announcing Games, Bat-A-Thon Event, & More.
- stay tuned to our Facebook Page for these opportunities or reach out to your child's coach.

Q: Who will keep track of my Volunteering?
A: The Board and Coaches will have a spreadsheet & will keep track of all parent(s) involvement and help. Coaches are responsible for relaying information to the Board.

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