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.
We are making changes to both the select and draft programs and will have all info out next week. There will be an open division for AAA/Major teams and a division for AA teams. We are also making changes to the draft programs and will allow more protected players for a hybrid-draft type program. We really need everyone's help so no one misses out on getting the info. If you will be fielding a team this spring, please send an email to email@example.com or you can text me at 670-3164. Please include team name, age, Coach name and cell#, and specify if you will be an open (AAA/Major) team, AA team, or wanting to get involved in the hybrid draft program.
We will be setting up league and local tournaments based on this info so please reply as soon as you get a chance. I will send emails/texts to coaches early next week with additional info and don't want to leave anyone out. Also, if you know someone planning on putting a team together, please make sure they get with me asap as we will absolutely have to limit teams in the open division, and most likely have to limit teams in AA as well. In our 6U/7U select program, we made changes going into the spring 2020 season limiting the amount of teams and how players can leave a team and be picked up by another team. As of now, our 7U select program is full. If you know anyone wanting to put together a 6U select team, make sure and have them reach out so we can explain the process. Thanks for your time and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!!
Note: This email was sent to parents as well in case a coach misses. Sorry for the duplicate emails as the system is broken down by season and sending this to all who registered in last couple years.
Coaches, Remember the USSSA registration is different now with the background check going through them and takes time. If you've not done yet, you might not get it all approved and rosters finalized before your 1st game. We can’t let a team take the field who’s not got this completed. If having difficulties please email USSSA ASAP. All league info is posted below if you have any questions or send an email and we’ll figure it out. Games start this weekend and next week. Also, very important: If you have parents and coaches not receiving league emails, it’s most likely due to them not having their kid registered. It’s simple (Green button that says Register here) and all kids must be registered by their parent or guardian and coaches register the same way just under coach tab. If you’re coaching with 2 teams you need to send an email so we can add you to the secondary team.
Parks: Violation of city park rules will result in suspensions. Please review rules at parks. Here's a few key issues that create problems
1. No pets inside any of the complexes.
2. No bikes, skateboards, scooters, hover boards, etc. This has become a problem. Please make sure parents know and share with family and friends.
3. Never park on developed grass areas.
4. Of course no alcohol or smoking at any field. Coaches remember this at practices in regards to alcohol. Hate to even mention but actually have had to deal with this and it's not a good situation.
5. Trash: We have a great relationship with all facility owners and part of that is because we always take care of the facilities. Never leave trash in stands or dugouts. Also when using score huts, if we don't follow written rules posted inside we will lose the ability to use them.
Please remember our league rule of borrowing or adding a player for a league game. You can borrow any player from a team in your age, or a player that’s 1 year younger as long as you clear it with the kid’s regular team and follow league rule by batting him last and can’t pitch (9-14’s). You can also add players to your regular league roster as long as they are eligible through USSSAAND the kid’s parent registers them for your team on wtyba.com and you add them to your USSSA roster. No player can participate in any West Texas Youth Baseball event without being added as stated above first. If a coach is found to be breaking this rule they will be suspended for the remainder of the season and possibly banned from the program. Sorry if this seems harsh, but we have 120 teams and are very limited with our field situation so there's not much room for changes.
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