Thank you for your interest in West Texas Youth Baseball. This is not a draft league. All teams form on their own and participate in league play set up based on each teams individual level. Our program has been growing every year since 2007 and we are the largest youth baseball program in the area. We work very hard to provide our region with quality baseball. The league is run with the participants in mind seeking input from many knowledgeable baseball folks. This is the participants program, run by individuals who understand the ever changing baseball trends. The program will always strive to meet the needs of the competitive baseball teams and never allow agendas or egos to get in the way of our goal for quality baseball in this area.We are very lucky in this area to have Amarillo Rotary Baseball Association and Canyon Baseball Assoc who run a recreational baseball program, assuring any kid who wants to play baseball has an opportunity to play. We do have a Free Agent list that consist of players who are looking for a team. We would be happy to add your player to that list. Click the FREE AGENT link below to fill out the online form. This is NOT a guarantee of getting added to any of the teams, but only a way for parents to show their kids interest in playing for a team. We will remove the free agent list 1 week out from the deadlines to signup for any of the rec sign up leagues, which gives parents a chance to register their kid for the draft in these programs. We will work closely with both of the rec programs now and in the future to assure all kids have opportunities to play the great game of baseball!!
I hope this answers some of your questions. Let us know if there is anything else we can do for you.
PLEASE SEE IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT SCHEDULES AND ROSTERS LOCATED BELOW THE FALL INFO AND BLACKOUT FORM BELOW:
Please read the Fall 2021 League info below. Starting this season, all fees and forms are submitted online. Once the coach registers their team and pays at least the $200 deposit the team will be listed on the website and parents and coaches can register. If parents don't register their player, or coaches don't register they won't receive any league info, updates, schedules, etc. It just takes a sec but remember, the coach has to register the team first as you won't be able to choose your team until it's online.
Please read all of this. Very imortant infomation about schedules and rosters. Thanks
We need to discuss how we use the blackout form. We realize some are new to the program and this is the most important thing we ask coaches and parents to do in regards to schedules. Without cooperation from teams on this, we'd have to say no blackouts and forfeit teams when unable to play. This program is all about playing max games for development and not worrying about an end of season seeding for tournaments so every game is important. We have used this system for a long time and have always tried to help out with schedule requests. We put this information in 2 locations- the season information letter under League news on the home page "Fall 2021 League Information" and also on the blackout form the coaches fill out if needed during their team registration. We are trying to fix several games and will be using the blackouts we have. If teams aren't able to play when games are moved, the game(s) will be cancelled. Please, if there are ever any additions to your team's blackout needs get them emailed as soon as you find out. Parents, please make sure to let your coach know if you have any days your kid won't be able to play as soon as possible so they can decide if they have at least 8 others or can borrow players to play or need to email an addition to the blackout. We are moving several games today and will be using what we currently have for your team.
Here is what it states on the Fall 2021 League Info:
Blackout sheets:As stated above, these will be filled online from now on and must be submitted no later than Friday August the 20th. It’s impossible to meet all the requests but we realize coaches are volunteers and try to meet as many of their needs as possible. PLEASE SPEND TIME WITH YOUR TEAM AND MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE ANY CONFLICTS YOUR TEAM WILL HAVE.
VERY IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE TO EMAIL ANY NEEDED ADDITIONS TO YOUR BLACKOUT FORM AS SOON AS THEY MAY COME UP DURING THE SEASON AS WE USE THESE FORMS WHEN RESCHEDULING ANY GAMES. WHEN EMAILING THIS TYPE INFO, WE WILL REPLY TO YOU AS “RECEIVED”. IF YOU DON’T GET THAT REPLY EMAIL WITHIN 24 HOURS, CALL AND TEXT THAT YOU’VE SENT AN IMPORTANT EMAIL IN CASE IT WAS MISSED OR NOT RECEIVED. MAKE SURE YOU’RE USING THE CORRECT EMAIL- firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is what it states on blackout form that coaches can fill out if needed:
Games will be played as follows.
7U-8U Coach Pitch and 9U-12U: Games will be played during the week (except on Fridays) and Saturday/Sunday afternoon around 4:00-5:00 starts. We’ve found this works pretty well with most football games being earlier in the day. If your team can play earlier games on weekends due to no football conflicts, please include that on your blackout form.
13U, 14-15U, 16U-18U:ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED ON SATURDAY AND THEN SUNDAY AFTER CHURCH. This is the best way to play 7th and up to prevent conflicts with school football practice and games which are all during the week.
List any school testing dates, school functions, church functions, etc. on this form. We will still play the early game slot during testing as kids will get home in plenty of time. Spend time with your team and make sure you list all conflicts.Once the schedule is set it will be forfeit if you can’t play a game unless your opponent can work with you and we have an available spot.
Very Important: We will use this form to schedule all makeup’s and other schedule conflicts. If a new conflict comes up, it is the coach's responsibility to notify the league via email (email@example.com) so we can add to your form. We will respond to these emails letting you know it’s been received. If you don’t get a response after sending the email, then send another one and call as well.
Several teams have coaches and players that aren't registered on wtyba.com. Those folks will not receive any info from the league as they're not registered. I'm going to send a text to those coaches, but if you get this, you might send a message to your team group and if someone didn't receive that's probably what's going on. Have them email firstname.lastname@example.org with team name, age, and their contact if they've done the coach/player registration and still not receiving email or other communications.
Here are the links for the draft programs in the area