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Dec, 2020

Spring Baseball Registration is open

Good evening, Waxhaw Baseball Families,

Hope everyone is having a good Holiday Season and staying safe!

We are pleased to announce that Spring 2021 Baseball Registration is open for TBall through Majors for rec baseball. Our Challenge and Travel teams, and Babe Ruth divisions will open shortly after the holidays.

Couple of quick notes:
- We are doing the "Wait List" method again where you will register your child (children) but not pay for the registration fee/work bond fee just yet. We are doing this out of caution just in case we are shut down again (probably not, but being cautious). Once your child is placed on a team and we are ready to order uniforms we will then invoice you the registration fee.
- We will be doing the $50 work bond fee again. This fee will be reimbursed if you sign up to volunteer for a field work day (dates to be announced), a session working in the concession stand, or if you are one of our organization's Sponsors (more to come on Sponsorship options soon). If you choose not too volunteer that is fine too as the fee goes towards the grounds improvements funds. 
- Babe Ruth, Travel/Challenge teams registration and tryouts info will come out in coming weeks.
- Some age groups, especially TBall and Babe Ruth, may have a registration participation cut-off due to capacity so please do register your child early to make sure you don't get literally put on the actual wait list to play this Spring.
- The plan is to have registration stop Feb 5th, Evals the first weekend in Feb, teams formed that weekend, and practices starting Feb 8th. Since there are a lot of Winter sports on hiatus this winter due to Covid, we are going to start our baseball Spring season a few weeks earlier this year to allow for extra practice time before the regular season starts. 
- Coaches be on the lookout for some rules changes this Spring - including "Last Inning" rules changes (doesn't have to be the 6th inning to score up to 9 runs, umpire will declare "last inning" probably 15 minutes before time limit, still working on logistics); Ties will be allowed during regular season if at game time limit (no more 30 minute extra innings on a cold school nite!); Only 1 head coach and 1 assistant coach allowed Rookies division and younger divisions pre-season before evals/draft (same rule will move up to Minors also Spring 2022); nobody sits twice in a regular season rec game before everyone sits (Tball thru Majors). There may be other rules changes to improve our league, but we focused on some of the pressing important topics from this Fall and will implement this Spring. Every division's rules will be posted in the next few weeks on the website..

Any questions please don't hesitate to myself or your division commissioners. Register early if you can, we anticipate a record registration Spring!

Hope everyone has a safe, healthy, and Happy Holiday Season!

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner

WAXHAW ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

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Waxhaw, North Carolina 28173
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