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WAXHAW ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION

Commissioner's Notes




Jan 11, 2021

Good evening, Waxhaw Baseball families,
Just a quick reminder that registration is open for Spring 2021 Waxhaw Baseball rec season for all ages. We are doing a "wait list" until we get closer to registration ending Feb 5th. At that point if the season looks like we're good to go we'll invoice everyone.
Evaluations for Rookies and Minors will be on Feb 6th and practices will start Feb 8th is the plan. Please register early as we may reach capacity at certain age groups this Spring. Safety protocols will be in place similar as they were in the Fall with some enhancements.
Coaches, please also remember to register. More information coming regarding abuse training and background check registration (small fee) if you didn't certify last Spring (the certification is good for 2 years). 
Coming soon also will be an updated Sponsorship Brochure with various sponsorship & advertising opportunities for the Spring for your business. 
Babe Ruth registration will most likely be open longer than Feb 5th as their season starts later than the younger ages due to school ball.  More information to come on 9U Challenge, 10U Challenge, and 11U Challenge tryouts. More information to come also on our first Work Bond day weekend (most likely 1/30-31). Our fields need a lot of fixin' to get ready for our Spring season! Any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to myself or your division commissioners (contact info on the website).
John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner
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Dec 18, 2020
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
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Dec 15, 2020

Hope everyone is enjoying the Holiday Season and staying safe!

Now that we have Sam's Snack Shack up and running at Nesbit (and a great job being done by the team in the Shack!), we are also going to start up another initiative that will help out our Waxhaw Baseball families, our organization, and our community - the Waxhaw Baseball Thrift Store.

What we plan on doing is asking for donations of used equipment - bats, gloves, helmets, baseballs, catchers gear, bat bags, even gently used cleats, etc... (not used uniforms though) - that we will clean up and re-sell to our baseball community and/or donate to some other programs in the area that help underprivileged families. The proceeds from what we sell will go towards the ongoing improvement of our facilities and grounds. 

So, not only is this a great way to get equipment that your children have outgrown out of your garage, this is also a great way to help out our fellow Waxhaw Baseball families who may not be able to afford the expensive shopping spree every season at Dick's! This will give them a chance to buy donated equipment from us at a greatly discounted price. Any equipment left over after each season will be donated to surrounding organizations.

Sam's Snack Shack is currently open every Sunday afternoon until the end of January (not open Dec 27th) at 1pm and will start to accept donated items starting this coming Sunday.

Any questions please don't hesitate to reply to this email. 

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner

p.s. We are looking to have Spring 2021 Baseball registration open by this coming weekend for TBall through Majors (Babe Ruth will open at a later date TBD). Please register early as some age groups may end up having a cutoff due to capacity (TBall in particular). As we did in the Fall, we will not be collecting payment just yet until we get closer to evaluations in early Feb, just a "wait list" to err on the side of caution due to any additional restrictions that may be coming (hopefully not though!). 

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Nov 9, 2020

Good evening, Waxhaw Baseball Families,

Hope everyone is well, staying safe, and enjoying this fantastic Fall weather despite all the craziness that has happened and continues to happen in 2020. 

Quick season recap. First and foremost, I want to thank all of our Players, Coaching Volunteers, Parents and Family members, Sam and team in Sam's Snack Shack concessions (huge hit for our families!), Jeff and the fields maintenance team doing a great job as usual, the Town of Waxhaw Parks and Rec team with the safety guidance and support, Umpires, and our hard working Baseball Committee Board (I'm sure I left some folks out and you're included too) for a successful Fall Baseball Season. Had you told me 6 months ago we would get a full season in given the Covid concerns and the usual Fall weather which recently has included floods, freezing mornings and evenings, etc..., I would have said you're crazy. But here we are, with our final games being played this week for Challenge/Travel/All Stars, a complete season!

A big shout out this weekend to our Challenge teams who participated in the HQ4 Tournament of Champions (to qualify you had to have won a Challenge tournament this season). Our 8U and 9U teams took home first place in their divisions. Our 10U and 11U Challenge and Travel teams also performed quite well representing Waxhaw Baseball against some very strong competition with other leagues around the Charlotte area. Our 12U Travel team also performed well this Fall versus tough competition.

A big congratulations to our 8U All Stars, who took the State title tonight (picture attached)! 

The future of Waxhaw Baseball is in great hands!!

Be on the lookout in coming weeks for Spring rec registration information, Challenge and Travel team tryouts, and Winter Clinics that we plan on holding at Nesbit (catching, pitching, beginner TBall, hitting, etc...) over the winter to help keep our kids active given the fact that many indoor winter sports have needed to cancel their seasons.

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or your division commissioners (listed on the website under baseball contact info) with any questions or concerns. 

Thanks again for participating this Fall and we are looking forward to exciting things happening for the Spring!

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner
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If you have any questions on a specific division or any other questions, here is our current Baseball Committee and their contact info (this is on the website):

TBall: Mike Leshaw  [email protected]
Rookie: Greg Pennisi  [email protected]
Minors: John Osterberg [email protected]
Majors: J.D. Detwiler  [email protected]
13U Babe Ruth:  Mike Clemente  [email protected] 
15U Babe Ruth:  Corey Wenger  [email protected]
18U Babe Ruth: Jeff Mead [email protected]
Fields:  Sam LeNoble [email protected]     Jeff Zobel        [email protected]
Camps & Clinics:  Mike Clemente [email protected] 
Uniforms: Justin Anthony   [email protected]
Treasurer: Keri Nelson   [email protected]

I am looking forward to seeing our ballplayers out at the fields soon, especially with all the improvements we've made this year - Concessions, Real Bathrooms, Kensington Rookies field which looks like a stadium, and most importantly SIDEWALKS at Nesbit baseball fields! 

Again, apologize for the long email and possibly multiple emails. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me or anyone on our Baseball Committee with any questions and let's start getting registered for some Fall Baseball at Waxhaw!

John Osterberg
Waxhaw Baseball Commissioner
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NEW BAT REGULATIONS

 

NEW 2018 Bat Rules

 

Cal Ripken T-Ball:  USA T-Ball Stamp

Cal Ripken Rookies, Minors, Majors, Challenge:USA Stamp, 2 5/8" Maximum Barrel

Babe Ruth 13-15: USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50  2 5/8" Barrel

Babe Ruth 16-18: BBCOR .50 and No Greater than -3 weight

 

*Cal Ripken Players(Ages 4-12) Please Note: Bats used in previous seasons, unless marked 'USA'(Not USSSA) are No Longer Permitted.

Field Directory

Locations

Weddington Optimist Park

5211 Weddington Rd Weddington North Carolina United States 28104

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Field 7

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BB 1

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Edna Love Park

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Porter Ridge Middle School

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Main Gym

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Waxhaw Athletic Barn

Waxhaw-Marvin Road Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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Jack Hughes Park-Pineville

PCAA Pineville North Carolina United States 28134

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Stadium Field

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South Charlotte Middle School

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Hemby Bridge Elementary School

6701 Indian Trail Fairview Road Indian Trail North Carolina United States 28079

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H. C. Nesbit/Kensington Baseball Fields

1304 H.C. Nesbit Park Rd Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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Field 1 David Hayes Field - (Babe Ruth/Softball)

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Kensington Large field 5

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Kensington Small field 6

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Kensington 5 Large Cage

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Kensington Small field 6 team 2

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Waxhaw Elementary School Diamonds

1101 Old Providence Road Waxhaw North Carolina United States 28173

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Softball Field #2

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Rookie Field #3

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Upper Cage

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TBall Field #4 team 2

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