Fall Baseball

UpdatedTuesday July 13, 2021 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 Senior League.  

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 (ages 6-7) This informal in-house league allows our youngest players the opportunity to develop baseball skills while providing a flexible weekend schedule.  
  • National League (age 8-9) Player pitch division on the 46/60 foot field for players to build and refine their fundamental skills while beginning to understand game strategy and teamwork.
  • American League (age 10-11) Baseball on the bigger 50/70 foot field with leads and steals. The perfect transition to a full sized field.
  • Senior League (age 12+)  Teams are entered in the Connie Mack League and play against other local communities on weekends during the fall. All games are played on the full size 60/90 field.  Players are grouped by age (13/14, 14/15, 15/16) and competitive balance.  

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.

 

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

Baseball Chair: Brendan Flatow - bkflatow@gmail.com