BASEBALL - Summer 2019
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.
Now through March 26th. Any registrations received after March 26th will incur a $10 late fee. No registrations accepted after April 2nd without prior approval from Bob Schmidt.
Registration Form and Fees
The player's current grade level determines the league they are eligible to participate. Pre-K (going into kindergarten fall 2019) and kindergartners will play T-Ball. 1st and 2nd graders will play Coach-Pitch. 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will play Player-Pitch.
Teams will play a six-game, round robin schedule. Note: Player-Pitch teams will play 8+ games. Practices for player-pitch teams will begin in late April. All other teams will begin practice in early 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. Game days are listed below.
Boy's T-Ball Coach-Pitch Player-Pitch
Grades: **Pre-K and Kindergarten 1st and 2nd 3rd, 4th, 5th
Game Days: Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday Tuesday/Thursday
Game Times: 5:30/6:30/7:30 5:30/6:30/7:30 5:30/7:00
(**Must be entering kindergarten in fall 2019.)
Each team is provided equipment for practices and games. All players will need their own baseball 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. Health issues are always a concern and it is recommended that each player is equipped with their own batting helmet. Please note: All batting helmets brought by players participating in coach-pitch or player-pitch must have a face mask.
Youth participating in Wahoo Parks and Recreation youth sports need to have two uniform t-shirts, one red and one blue. 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.
Team rosters are formed via random selection. Parents may request their son 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.
Wahoo Parks and Recreation utilizes volunteer coaches for all youth sport programs. All head coaches are required to attend the coaches' meeting or meet with the league director. Instruction on general coaching philosophy and principles as well as sport-specific information will be discussed.
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.
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.
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.
Contact Bob Schmidt at (402) 443-4174 or email here.