Fall Baseball

UpdatedMonday August 17, 2020 byBrendan Flatow.

The Whitpain Recreation Association (WRA) offers organized baseball programs through Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Baseball. 


Fall baseball is structured to foster sharpened fundamental skills, increase knowledge of the sport and most importantly, to have fun.  Our dedicated volunteers and experienced coaches help to facilitate programs for players 6 years and older; ranging from the Minor League to American League.  All ages are based on a May 1 cut off meaning the age of your child on April 30th is considered their baseball age.

In the fall some divisons will participate in an Inter-community league consisting of Whitpain, Hatfield-Towamencin, Montgomery, Nor-Gwyn, Methacton and Ambler.  It’s a rec-style format that allows the maximum number of players to participate and enjoy baseball.   These are not travel teams and there are no tryouts. 

Rosters will be large enough to accommodate conflicts with WRA soccer and other WRA sports.

All ages are based on a May 1 cut-off.  Your child's baseball age is their age on April 30th.       

Divisions

Each division mirrors where your child will play next spring.  Fall Baseball will give him a head start on learning the skills necessary to be successful.

  • Minor League (May 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014) Coach Pitch Sandlot. This informal league is an in-house program that allows our youngest players the opportunity to develop baseball skills while providing a flexible weekend schedule.  Players are assigned to a team on a weekly basis based on availablity.  Sand;lot was introduced this summer and was very well received by players, families and coaches.

 

  • National League (May 1, 2010 – April 30, 2012) Full player pitch division on the 46/60 field at Wentz Run Park.

 

  • American League (May 1, 2008 to April 30, 2010) *Played on the 50/70 field with leads.

 

  • Senior League (May 1, 2006 to April 30, 2008  *Played on 60/90 field at Wentz Run Park.  

Schedule:

The season will begin in early September and run for roughly seven weeks plus playoffs.

Practices are at the coaches’ discretion and are traditionally limited to early in the season.

Equipment

Each player should have his own glove,  bats, helmet, baseball pants and cleats are encouraged. Due to Covid protocols there is no sharing of equipment.    

 

Direct general questions to: baseball.wra@gmail.com

Baseball Chair: Brendan Flatow - bkflatow@gmail.com