Welcome to WPPA’s 2023 Fall Ball season.  We are extremely excited to get games and our Rookie skills clinic going this coming weekend. We once again have a tremendous number of families from Welles, and other park programs that are joining us for our Fall Ball season, thank you!

For those that don’t know, WPPA is 100% a volunteer organization.  This includes our board, our commissioners, and all our coaches.  They are all giving up their time to make this league successful.  Please keep this in mind if there are times when not everything goes according to plan and be sure to thank your coach for volunteering.

A few other notes as we kick off the season:

  • Lost and Found. In the event you lose something (or find something) during the season, please follow our Lost and Found procedures outlined on the website.  While we play at various parks, including Welles, we don’t have any storage location for lost items so we rely on our community to try and get things returned to the rightful owner.
  • Portapotties. As with the Spring season, there will be NO portapotties provided at the parks this fall.  Please plan accordingly.  And if you use one of the local establishments’ restrooms, please be sure to support them.
  • Communication. TeamSnap is used for communication from the coaches about team specific activities.  In addition, for league wide communication on notices such as weather delays/cancellations, we will send out email blasts and post on our website and social media pages as quickly as we can.  Note that we don’t have a lot of wiggle room in our schedule, so we are going to do all we can to get in games.  And unlike in the Spring, if a game gets rained out, we may not be able to make it up.
  • Rookie Skills Clinic.  More detail to come soon, but the planning for the Rookie Clinic is well underway.  It will be run by the same professional coaches who coach our travel baseball program. Please stay tuned for more communications, which will come before the weekend.

Finally, and most important, a reminder of WPPA’s parent code of conduct.  Fall ball is all about continuing to play games with friends and teammates, having some fun, and honing the skills of your player.  You won’t win every game, you might lose them all, you might get a bad call – but just make sure as a parent/spectator you are positively encouraging your player and the teams.

Let’s have some fun and PLAY BALL!