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WPPA Spring Registration Opens January 1, 2021!

Dec 29, 2020

WPPA’s Spring Baseball and Softball registration opens on January 1, 2021.  Registration will remain open through January 14, 2021.  For details, please visit our registration page. Returning players and families, you should have received an email with a link specific to your return registration.  Please reach out to registration@wppachicago.org if you haven’t received it or…

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Bereavement Notice – David Locks

Dec 13, 2020

Long time WPPA coach and board member, David Locks, passed away on December 6. David was instrumental in assisting the league in becoming a recognized charitable organization and obtaining tax-exempt status. He was also a driving force behind the start of WPPA’s Liberty League. He was a great role model for our youth and will…

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Bereavement Notice – Ed Marquez

Dec 13, 2020

Long time coach and WPPA volunteer Ed Marquez passed away earlier this month. Ed was a presence within the WPPA community for many years and could always be counted on to head coach and often joined as an assistant coach on one or more additional teams. Ed would go out of his way to recruit…

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2020 WPPA Award Winners

Nov 7, 2020

Click here to see more details on these winners! Players of the Year (accompanied with a $500 certificate to BASH Sports Academy, compliments of BASH Sports Academy): Jim Price Baseball Player of the Year: Maggie Zeiger Jim Price Softball Player of the Year: Lauren Walton   Coaches of the Year Ray Owens Softball Coach of the…

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2020 WPPA Regular Season Playoff Champions and Division Winners

Oct 27, 2020

Congratulations to all of the teams who finished at the top of their regular season divisions or were playoff champions during WPPA’s regular season. 2020 Summer Girls’ Softball Playoff Champions Runners’ Up: 8U Texas Tech Red Raiders, 10U Florida Gators, 12U Clemson Tigers, 14U Clemson Tigers 2020 Summer/Fall Youth Baseball Playoff Champions Not Pictured: Liberty…

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WPPA COMMUNITY REMINDERS AS WE HIT THE SEASON’S HOME STRETCH

Sep 23, 2020

WPPA Families, We are in the home stretch of a very unusual season, to say the least.  I want to thank the community once again for the amazing resilience and persistence in making baseball and softball happen for our kids in these trying times. As we enter the final weeks of the 2020 season which…

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2021 WPPA All-Star Travel Girls’ Softball Tryouts

Aug 12, 2020

We are pleased to announce tryouts for our 2nd season of WPPA All-Star Softball! For those new to All-Star, the goal of this program is to offer a more competitive softball option for players who are ready, while still keeping our house program a priority. We compete against other parks on the north/northwest side, such as…

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WPPA Launches Travel Softball

Aug 1, 2020

2020 may have been a crazy year, but it has also marked a new beginning at Welles: The beginning of our all-star travel softball program! Starting off with two teams, one in 10U and one in 12U, Welles faced off this summer against other North and Northwest side parks, such as Dunham, Gompers, Hamlin and…

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Fall Ball 2020: What You Need to Know

Aug 1, 2020

Given the COVID-19 Pandemic, WPPA made some adjustments to its traditional baseball and softball schedules this season.  As a result, there will NOT be any Fall Baseball this year, as we combined the Spring and Fall seasons to allow for a complete compliment of game play.  There WILL be Fall Softball as we were able…

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COVID-19 and the 2020 Season

Aug 1, 2020

To say the 2020 season has been faced with a “curveball” would be a gross understatement.  A huge thanks to the WPPA Board, the Chicago Park District, Asimow Landscaping, our Umpire Crew and the WPPA Community for helping find a way to letting youth baseball and girls softball happen this summer. Of course, everything is…

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