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SOFTBALL - Summer 2024

Team Rosters & League Schedules Now Posted!

 

League Schedules:

    T-Ball / Coach-Pitch

 

Team Rosters:

    T-Ball / Coach-Pitch

 

League Rules:

    T-Ball / Coach-Pitch

 

Program Philosophy

The mission of all Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports programs is to promote a fun, yet challenging environment in which participants are introduced to and taught the basics of a given sport.  The program is strictly recreational in nature and emphasizes equal opportunity for involvement and participation.

Registration Period

Now through April 16th.  Any registrations received after April 16th will incur a $10 late fee.  No registrations accepted after April 23rd without prior approval from Bob Schmidt.

Registration Form and Fees

Click here for registration form with fee schedule.  To register online, click on the link below.

Leagues

The player's current grade level determines the league they are eligible to participate.  Pre-K (enrolled in 2024-25 Kindergarten class) and Kindergartners play T-Ball.  Current 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders play Coach-Pitch.

Program Format

Teams will play a six-game, round robin schedule.  Practices begin in May with games beginning the week after Memorial Day weekend.  Games generally conclude by the end of June.  All games are played at Hackberry Park.  Mondays and Wednesdays will be the primary game days with occasional Tuesday and Thursday games if needed.

                                Girl's T-Ball                                                Coach-Pitch
Grades:                 **Pre-K and Kindergarten                            1st, 2nd, 3rd
Game Times:           5:30/6:30/7:30                                           5:30/6:30/7:30
                                 (**Pre-K = Must be enrolled in 2024-25 Kindergarten class)

Equipment

Each team is provided bats and balls for practices and games.  All players will need to provide their own batting helmet, softball glove, pants, and hat.  While shorts are acceptable, pants are recommended given the abrasive nature of the playing surface.  Metal cleats are not allowed.  Tennis shoes or shoes with soft rubber or molded cleats may be worn.  Please note: All batting helmets used by players participating in coach-pitch must have a face mask.

Uniforms

Youth participating in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports need to have two uniform t-shirts, one red and one blue (note policy below for Out-of-Town teams).  The playing schedule dictates which color shirt to wear for each game.  These shirts are used for all youth sport programs and are available in a variety of youth and adult sizes and can be purchased at the Civic Center for $6 each.

Rosters

Team rosters are formed via random selection.  Parents may request their daughter be placed on a team with one other child for carpooling purposes only.  Some carpooling requests may not occur.  This information needs to be indicated on the registration form (no exceptions).  Once teams are formed, coaches are responsible for contacting players on their rosters to set up practices and distribute information.

OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - ROSTERS:  All kids in each community and school are able to play on your team.  If a child is interested and not asked, WP&R reserves the right to place them on your roster if not enough children remain to create another team from the community/school.

OUT-OF-TOWN TEAMS OR CLUB ORGANIZATIONS - DISCOUNT:  Any organization that can agree to the above is eligible to receive a $10 discount per player.  Out-of-Town organizations/teams will not be required to follow any uniform/logo requirement mentioned above for baseball/softball.  All players on your team must be paid with ONE check!  Coaches are to gather all registrations, staple together, and mail/drop off forms in an envelope with full payment to:  Wahoo Parks and Recreation, Attn: Bob Schmidt, 310 N. Linden, Wahoo, NE 68066.

Coaches

Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs.  Instruction on general coaching philosophy and principles as well as sport-specific information will be discussed with league director via email.  All head coaches will be subject to a background check.

Schedules

Playing schedules will be available at the Civic Center and posted on this website.

Inclement Weather & Cancellations

In the event of inclement weather and/or questionable field conditions, please call the WP&R Hotline at (402) 443-4500.  The hotline will be updated with an automated message at least 45 minutes prior to games if games are canceled.  Rescheduled game times will be posted online.

Miscellaneous

Participants and their parents/guardians should be aware that there is a risk of injury during participation in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports due to the inherent nature of the activities.  Individuals participate in Parks and Recreation youth sports at their own risk.

Concussion Policy

In compliance with the Nebraska Concussion Awareness Act (LB 260), the Wahoo Parks and Recreation Department has adopted a policy regarding concussions, head injury, and concussed athletes.  Coaches and parents should familiarize themselves with the policy.  Click here to view and download the policy.

Coaches, players, and parents should also visit the DHHS concussion page to view information regarding concussions including approved training, videos, fact sheets, and other resources.  Visit here for more information.

Questions

Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.