Posts by westseattlebaseball
Player Draft Rules and Guidelines
All players must register with West Seattle Baseball during the registration period to be eligible to play. At the close of registration, the number of teams in each division will be determined by dividing the number of registered players by 12 with the goal to get each team as close to 12 players as possible. …Read More
Field Information for Coaches
Coaching youth baseball in the Pacific northwest means dealing with weather. Everyone should do their best to get their practices in, but sometimes the fields won’t be playable. Seattle Parks Coaches can sign-up for email updates from Seattle Parks, which will include field closures, by following this link. Emails will be sent only on weekdays…Read More
FAQ: What equipment does my player need?
Compared to several other youth sports, baseball can require a lot of equipment. “What does my child need to play?” is a commonly asked question, not from parents just getting their players started, but also from those who see their child embracing the sport and wanting to supplement the basics as they progress through West…Read More
Field Prep for Coaches and Volunteers
As is the case with absolutely everything our entire league does, preparing playing fields for safe and competitive gameplay depends on the cooperation of volunteers. So, thank you for your effort! Coaches SHOULD NOT prepare fields for play, but do need to assure their team’s parents are taking care of it. Unfortunately, we have learned from…Read More
Rules and Regulations: Updated for 2023 Season
As a PONY league, West Seattle Baseball games are played by the “Official Rules of Major League Baseball” (often called simply “OBR”) with a number of amendments made for each level of play. On this page, you will find helpful links to all pertinent rules sets, divisional amendments, and other great reference material with regard…Read More
West Seattle Baseball Needs YOU! Register to Volunteer!
Volunteer registration for the 2023 West Seattle Baseball season is now OPEN! Everyone interested in volunteering with the league this year need to complete a basic registration to initiate the process. Once registered, a member of the league board of directors will contact you about your interest to help connect you to your opportunity. While…Read More
FAQ: Bronco Division
The division names in PONY Baseball and Softball are great, though they don’t really tell you much about what they actually are. Therefore, we shine a quick spotlight on our Bronco Division. If you have more questions about Bronco or anything else West Seattle Baseball, please email the league at firstname.lastname@example.org. Who? Based on…Read More
FAQ: Mustang Division
The division names in PONY Baseball and Softball are great, though they don’t really tell you much about what they actually are. Therefore, we shine a quick spotlight on our Mustang Division. If you have more questions about Mustang or anything else West Seattle Baseball, please email the league at email@example.com. Who? Based on League…Read More
Divisions are Getting (a little) Older — League-Age Changes for 2023
Players with birthdays falling between May 1 and August 31 will be impacted by changes made this fall by PONY. During the 2022 PONY International Board of Directors meeting, a proposal to change the date for determining player eligibility from August 31 to April 30 was passed. The change will be effective starting with the…Read More
Yumps are Back!
West Seattle Baseball is excited to announce the return of the Yump (young umpires) program for the 2022 spring season! The league decided to not use the Yumps last season due to various pandemic-related concerns. Combined with the cancellation of the 2020 season, it will be nearly three years since the Yumps were in charge…Read More