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WYSA Baseball Frequently Asked Questions: 

Q:  Where do I register for Wimberley Youth Baseball?  

A: You can register here on this website by clicking the "Register Here" link. 

Q:  How do I know in which age group/division to put my child?

A:  Our computer matrix should automatically sort your child into the age appropriate division by the birthday that you enter into your registration. League age will be determined by the age of the player on 4/30/2020 for the 2020 season.

The age guideline cutoffs for each league in the 2020 season are as follows:

WeeBall: Birth date between April 30, 2015 and April 29, 2017

6U: Birth date between April 30, 2013 and April 29, 2015

8U: Birth date between April 30, 2011 and April 29, 2013

10U: Birth date between April 30, 2009 and April 29, 2011

12U: Birth date between April 30, 2007 and April 29, 2009

14U: Birth date on or before April 30, 2007 and May 1st, 2005

Q:  What if I want my child to play in an older or younger age group/division than the one that the computer has put them into?

A:  It is WYSA Baseball’s preference that children play in their age appropriate grouping. However, we understand that some kids needs and abilities don’t always necessarily fall in line with the abilities of other children in their age group. We want to accommodate special needs, differing skill levels and differing experience as well as possible. Having said that, tryouts are held for the 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U age levels. If you would like to have your child considered for a higher or lower age level/division your child will have to participate in both age level tryouts. For example, if your child falls into the age guidelines for the 8U league but would like to play up to the 10U level, they would have to participate in both the 10U and 8U level tryouts for that week. It is then a coach and league’s decision based on the player evaluations as to whether the movement is appropriate for that child. Failure to attend both tryouts will result in strictly following the age guidelines set out. Please note in the “Special Requests” section of the registration if you intend on your child trying out for multiple divisions and the reasons for doing so and keep in mind that, per CenTex League Affiliated rules, any child playing down will be unable to participate in All-Star competition. Again, exceptions will be made sparingly.

Q:  Where are games played?

A:  All games in Wimberley are played at Sonny Gold Fields. There is the possibility for the 8U level and beyond to play away games in surrounding communities (San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Blanco, etc.) These locations and dates will be reflected in the schedule handed out to coaches after the drafts.

Q:  Where are practices?

A:  Practice facilities are made available at Sonny Gold Fields for 8U and up. Each individual coach can make the decision to practice elsewhere if they have access to fields or a facility but that is based upon the coach’s discretion. TBall practices have been held at Blue Hole Regional Park and will continue to be so for the 2020 season.  WeeBall practices are held for the 30 minutes just prior to their games on Saturdays.

Q:  When are games?

A:  Games will be scheduled as soon as possible after the drafts for each respective league have occurred. Games will typically take place only on Saturdays for WeeBall and 6U TBall.  There is the possibility for weekday games for TBall but this will be reflected in the schedules for the season. Games for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U will typically be held on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Make-ups due to weather will try to be held on Sunday afternoons or evenings as to not affect set schedules for other teams in said league.

Q:  What equipment is paid for with registration and what equipment for my child will I still be responsible for?

A:  Wimberley Youth Baseball League registration includes a jersey and hat. All other equipment will need to be purchased by each individual child. This includes belt, socks, pants, cleats, glove, helmet and bat. Our equipment affiliation with Dick’s Sporting Goods typically affords us a coupon discount at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores leading up to the start of the season. All participants in the WYSA Baseball League will be notified if and when this coupon is made available via email and on the WYSA social media formats. 

Q:  What size bat do I buy for my child?

A:  We follow CenTex bat and rule guidelines for our league and will continue to do so for the 2020 season. The Bat Rule states that all bats must be labeled with either the BBCOR, USSSA(1.15BPF) or the official USA Baseball Stamp (USABat) in order to be field compliant. For ages 8 and under (8U, 6U, WeeBall) the maximum diameter shall not exceed 2-5/8 inches. For the 10U level and beyond (10U, 12U, an 14U) the bat diameter shall not exceed 2-3/4 inches. 

Q:  What does my money go to besides the uniform?

A:  Wimberley Youth Baseball League as a member of Wimberley Youth Sports Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  This is a completely volunteer run organization that is not city funded. Your registration costs go toward the maintenance of Sonny Gold facilities, umpiring, and the purchase of facility, field and team equipment (bleachers, benches, bases, baseballs, lawn equipment, etc.) 

Q:  When do our pictures happen and when do we get them?

A:  Pictures are contracted to an affordable vendor.  New bids for new vendors are taken each year.  Pictures are taken on Opening Ceremony Day (March 28th) and pictures and packets typically reach each respective coach within a months’ time to be distributed to parents.

Q:  How are coaches chosen?

A:  Coaching for WYSA Baseball League is accomplished completely through volunteers who devote their time and effort towards the league and your child. Volunteering for a coaching position can be done during the registration process. Not all individuals who volunteer to coach will be guaranteed a position to coach. This is due to the limit of teams available to coach. All volunteer inquiries are much appreciated and speak to your commitment to your child. Although every coach has a different style and a different philosophy about sports/baseball, we do our best to determine good character that will lead to the development of the children in our league both in the sport of baseball and as good citizens in our community. If you have questions or concerns you may contact the WYSA Baseball Commissioner, Andrew Peeler ([email protected]).

Q: How are All-Stars Chosen for each respective league and what type of commitment does that require?

A: Coaches will choose 4 players from each of their respective teams for consideration for their age division’s All Star team. This is the maximum number allowed per team via CenTex tournament rules. It will be the coach’s responsibility to bring forward players that not only are available and willing to play in the tournament but also exemplify good character to represent our WYSA Baseball League. A meeting will be held with the All-Star coaches and 12 will be chosen from the player pot to participate in the CenTex All Star Tournament per tournament regulations. Each player will be responsible for a $75 fee to participate. This additional cost represents tournament fee requirements and partial payment for the All Star Uniforms.  In past years, the CenTex tournament has been held over 4 weekends in the month of June and games are typically played on Saturday and Sundays in and around the Austin area. Past sites include Round Rock, Georgetown, Town & Country, Oak Hill and Manchaca for example.

Q:  Are any of the divisions coed?

A: for the 2020 baseball season, the only division that will be coed is Weeball. 


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WYSA Softball FAQ's: 

Q: Where can I register my child for youth softball? 

A: Click the "Register Here" link on the WYSA website. 

Q:  How do I know in which age group/division to put my child?

A:  Our computer matrix will automatically sort your child into the age appropriate division  by the birthday that you enter into your registration.  These age divisions are determined by our Pony League affiliation.  

Q:  What if I want my child to play in an older or younger age group/division than the one that the computer has put them into?

A:  It is WYSA Softballs preference that children play in their age appropriate grouping. However, we understand that some kids needs and abilities don’t always necessarily fall in line with the abilities of other children in their age group. We want to accommodate special needs, differing skill levels and differing experience as well as possible. Having said that, tryouts are held for the 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U age levels. If you would like to have your child considered for a higher or lower age level/division your child will have to participate in both age level tryouts. For example, if your child falls into the age guidelines for the 8U league but would like to play up to the 10U level, they would have to participate in both the 10U and 8U level tryouts for that week. It is then a coach and league’s decision based on the player evaluations as to whether the movement is appropriate for that child. Failure to attend both tryouts will result in strictly following the age guidelines set out. Please note in the “Special Requests” section of the registration if you intend on your child trying out for multiple divisions and the reasons for doing so. Again, exceptions will be made sparingly.

Q:  Where are games played?

A;  All games in Wimberley are played at Sonny Gold Fields. 8U level and beyond will play away games in surrounding communities (San Marcos, Dripping Springs, Blanco, etc.) These locations and dates will be reflected in the schedule handed out to coaches after the drafts.

Q:  Where are practices?

A:  Practice facilities are made available at Sonny Gold Fields for all softball teams. Each individual coach can make the decision to practice elsewhere if they have access to fields or a facility but that is based upon the coach’s discretion.  WeeBall practices are held for the 30 minutes just prior to their games on Saturdays.

Q:  When are games?

A:  Games will be scheduled as soon as possible after the drafts for each respective league have occurred. Games will typically take place only on Saturdays for WeeBall and 6U TBall.  There is the possibility for weekday games for TBall but this will be reflected in the schedules for the season. Games for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U will typically be held on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Make-ups due to weather will try to be held on Sunday afternoons or evenings as to not affect set schedules for other teams in said league.

Q:  What equipment is paid for with registration and what equipment for my child will I still be responsible for?

A:  Wimberley Youth Softball League registration includes a jersey and hat. All other equipment will need to be purchased by each individual child. This includes belt, socks, pants, cleats, glove, helmet and bat. Our equipment affiliation with Dick’s Sporting Goods typically affords us a coupon discount at Dick’s Sporting Goods stores leading up to the start of the season. All participants in the WYSA Softball League will be notified if and when this coupon is made available via email and on the WYSA social media formats.

Q:  What does my money go to besides the uniform?

A:  Wimberley Youth Baseball League as a member of Wimberley Youth Sports Association is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.  This is a completely volunteer run organization that is not city funded. Your registration costs go toward the maintenance of Sonny Gold facilities, umpiring, and the purchase of facility, field and team equipment (bleachers, benches, bases, baseballs, lawn equipment, etc.) 

Q:  How are coaches chosen?

A:  Coaching for WYSA Softball League is accomplished completely through volunteers who devote their time and effort towards the league and your child. Volunteering for a coaching position can be done during the registration process. Not all individuals who volunteer to coach will be guaranteed a position to coach. This is due to the limit of teams available to coach. All volunteer inquiries are much appreciated and speak to your commitment to your child. Although every coach has a different style and a different philosophy about sports/softball, we do our best to determine good character that will lead to the development of the children in our league both in the sport of baseball and as good citizens in our community. If you have questions or concerns you may contact the WYSA Softball Commissioner, Joe Lombardo. ([email protected])

Q:  Are any of the divisions coed?

A: for the 2020 softball season, the only division that will be coed is Weeball. 

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