ï»¿As we close the books on a successful regular season and head into tournament season, the baseball committee would like to thank all the coaches and players for a great season. We would also like to thank the parents for their support and a special thank you for those that submitted survey feedback on the season.
The surveys provide invaluable feedback on how we can continue to improve our programs. In that vain, in an effort to provide more opportunities for our youth to play baseball through the year and enhance the development of our young athletes, several initiatives are being undertaken.
Our competitive tournament teams expanded roster sizes to allow for more children to experience a more competitive style of baseball.
In addition to the 10U and 12U teams, a pilot 11U team is being introduced and will begin play later this summer.
Finally, we will be opening registration shortly for a new fall baseball program which will place a 10U and a 12U team in one of the fall leagues that are being held in either Whitman or Brockton.
Our hope is that with more opportunities to play through the year, our children will improve their skills and further develop their enjoyment of the game.ï»¿
The WBYAA Board approved the following opportunity be communicated to its members. It is not a WBYAA event, however, we have granted use of the fields to support it.
I am writing to inform you of a new summer camp offering coming this August to West Bridgewater. For those that may not know me, I have been a West Bridgewater resident for 13 years, and have had the privilege of coaching in the WBYAA since my oldest son, Kyan was in T-Ball, six years ago. It is because of my involvement in our town sports, and having dedicated my professional and personal life to sports and athletes, that I am starting a new adventure.
Along with my brother-in-law, Ryan Leahy, I will be offering a summer camp this August 17-21, at the WBYAA baseball fields, called the Sport Leadership Academy. We will offer a week of learning and fun, dedicated to assisting athletes develop leadership and teambuilding skills that they can apply to any sport. Each day will offer a different theme, and the athletes will participate in skill building stations, as well as team challenges.
This year, the Sport Leadership Academy will be for athletes of all abilities, aged 9-12, both boys and girls. The Program will run from 9-3, with before and after training available. And if your athlete brings a 2015 fourth quarter report card with straight A's, they will receive a special gift!