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Woodbury Athletic Association Baseball

Travel Baseball tryout registration up soon!

Registrations for tryouts for the 2017 travel baseball season should be up within the week.

Tryouts for the 2017 baseball season will be held Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11; all ages will tryout at the Bielenberg Sports Center ball fields.  WAA uses only experienced, impartial non-parent evaluators who are not part of the WAA program.

Saturday’s workouts will include hitting, infield and outfield drills that will be scored.  Sunday’s workouts will include timed running, pitching and catching.  Your child will register for a SPECIFIC tryout time for Saturday; Sunday’s workouts will be run from 9am-12pm and ALL players are required to attend during that time.

To register your child for travel baseball, please go to www.waawoodbury.org or call (651) 731-0100

Youth Sports Days at Valleyfair

Valleyfair is offering a special ticket price to all Youth Sports participants and their families during our annual Youth Sports Days.  Admission includes unlimited access to rides, shows, Planet Snoopy™ and the newly-expanded Soak City Waterpark!  Click HERE to print the flyer and present at any Valleyfair ticket booth to receive this special rate.
 


So You Want to Be a Referee?

SPORTS OFFICIATING PANEL DISCUSSION

An open forum on attracting and retaining youth officials as well as other officiating topics will be held at the Woodbury High School Auditorium on August 2nd.  See the flyer below for details.


Stance regarding "club" teams during regular season

Parents of WYAL/ERAA/WAA travel baseball players:
 
Recently, the directors of all 3 travel baseball associations in Woodbury have been made aware of the attempt that "club" teams have been making towards starting a summer league for these teams.  Based on the recent Travel Director's meeting for the Metro Baseball League, we agreed that the stance toward these teams, in relation to our community-based teams will be as listed below. 
 
Please know that these will be drafted in our bylaws as the stance that all 3 associations will have:
 
* If a player has tried out for one of the associations and been placed on a team in the fall, that player will be unable to play on any "club" team during the regular "season" of the community-based team.  This "season" is dictated by the start of the league regular season (late April) through the completion of all 3 state tournaments (MBT/GSTC/MSF), which is late July.
 
* If a player is known to have played with a "club" team during that "season," the association has the ability to declare that player ineligible to play for the community-based team for the remainder of that "season."  All 3 associations will work together to determine if a player has played with a "club" team before that player is declared ineligible.
 
* If a player is on a roster of a "club" team, that "club" team is considered, at a minimum, to be considered a 'AAA' team.  Any player that is on a community-based team that is below the 'AAA' level is ineligible to be on a roster of a 'A' or 'AA' team and on the roster of a "club" team during the regular "season" as being on a "club" team roster disqualifies that player from playing at a level below 'AAA.'
 
* The 3 travel directors have worked with the City of Woodbury to keep "club" team off of fields within the City of Woodbury during the regular "season."
 
* The wishes of the 3 travel directors is that the "season" is for community-based teams.  We are not interested in eliminating "club" teams, nor are we interested in competing with them.  In fact, we believe that "club" teams have a positive purpose, but during the time between the end of the regular "season" and mid-April.
 
* Older players may "double-roster" with community-based travel teams and community-based teams such as VFW, Senior Babe Ruth and American Legion, provided there is a working agreement between coaches of both teams.  If a player has been placed on the roster of a community-based travel baseball team, that should be the player's priority.
 
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your association's baseball director.
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