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lcome to the WPPA Youth Baseball Online Registration System.   The Online Registration pages enable you to register your family and players in the WPPA Youth Baseball League.   Please read the information below before you begin your online registration.   When you select the Register Online page, you will need to select the appropriate category from the dropdown list.

Returning Players, Siblings of Returning Players, and All Liberty League Players

Online Registration

Returning players and their siblings must register online during the returning player registration period.   Please note - a player is considered a returning player when they played in the league in the year immediately prior to the current year.   To register returning players and siblings of returning players, the parent or guardian must follow the instructions below.      

  1. Go directly to www.wppabaseball.com and go to the registration section-register online button.
  2. Select Returning Players from the Select a Registration Category dropdown list.
  3. Page Down to the appropriate age-based registration program.   See the table below for guidelines about which program you should select.  
  4. Click the Begin Registration button.
  5. If you are 18 years of age or older, press Continue.   If not, please have your parent or guardian continue.
  6. The next screen is the Registration Sign-In screen.   Due to your status as a family of a returning player, WPPA has created an ID for you.   It is your email address (on file with WPPA).   Use your WPPA website password from last season.  If you don't remember your password, type in your email address in the User Name/Email box, then click Sign In.  The WPPA website will generate a new password and send you an email informing you of the password.   In order to retain your returning player status, you must use the email address that WPPA had on file.   This will be the email address that received the email.   If you received multiple emails in multiple email accounts, you may use any of them.   If you use an email address that is not on file, you will not be able to register as a returning family/player.
  7. Look for the email from WPPA to obtain your password.   If you do not receive it in a few minutes, check your spam folder.   If you haven't received the email after 15 minutes, contact  .
  8. Once you have signed on, you will see the Family Members screen.   You should see each of the players in your family that played with WPPA last year.   Next to each player, there is a Register button.   For each player that you wish to register, click Register.
  9. Follow the instructions and enter the required registration information.
  10. As part of the registration process, you can elect to become a WPPA sponsor.   Please consider sponsoring a team.
  11. Once you have completed entering the registration information, if you would like to register additional family members, click the Register Additional Player button.   If the add child button is visible, click the add child button and follow the on-screen instructions.
  12. If the add child button is not visible, from the task bar near the top of the screen, select How To/Edit My Account.   This will take you to the Family Members screen.
  13. From the Family Members screen, select the add child button, select the appropriate age-based registration program, and enter the registration information.   You will need to scan a copy of the new family member's birth certificate (.JPG, .JPEG, .GIF, .PNG or .PDF format) available to upload.
  14. Pay and complete the online registration process.


Players New to the WPPA (non-siblings of returning players)

Online Pre-Registration

To register a player/family that is new to WPPA, the parent or guardian of the new player must  pre-register online during the new player registration period (January 8-14, 2018).    Please note: a player is considered a new player if they did not play in the league in the year immediately prior to the current year.   To register new players, the parent or guardian must follow the instructions below:

  1. Go to the WPPA website.
  2. Select Registration/Registration Instructions/Register Online from the horizontal task options on the home page.   This page will be password protected until the New Player Pre-Registration period.   If you find that the page requires the entry of a password during the New Player Pre-Registration period, send an email to  .
  3. Select Pre-Registration from the Select a Registration Category dropdown list.
  4. Page Down to the appropriate age-based registration program.   Select the appropriate age-based Online Pre-Registration Program at the bottom of the page.   It is essential that you select the correct age-based program.   See the table below for guidelines about which program you should select.  
  5. Click the Begin Registration button.
  6. If you are 18 years of age or older, press Continue.   If not, please have your parent or guardian continue.
  7. The process will ask you to create a user ID using your email address.   Type your email address, leave the password field empty, and press Sign In.   The system will send an email with your password to the email address entered.
  8. Look for the email from WPPA for your password.   If you do not receive it in a few minutes, check your spam folder.   If you haven't received the email after 15 minutes, contact  .
  9. Once you receive the password, sign on.
  10. Then complete and submit the free Online Pre-Registration Form.  
  11. Once the pre-registration is complete, if you would like to pre-register more than one player, click the link to Return to the Registration page.   Then from the task bar near the top of the screen, select How To/Edit My Account.   This will take you to the Family Members screen.   Click add child and select the appropriate age-based program.
  12. After pre-registration for new players closes, the WPPA Registration Administrator will execute the Random Selection Process (Lottery) to determine which new player pre-registrants are eligible to register and which will be placed on a wait list.
  13. Deliver a copy of the player's birth certificates at the In-Person New Player Registration session on Saturday, January 20 between 11:00 am and 2:00 pm at the Welles Park Fieldhouse Lower Level.  You will learn that day whether or not your child has received a spot in a league or is on the wait list.  You must appear in person on Saturday, January 20 or your spot in the league (or place on the wait list) will be forfeited.
  14. If you have received a spot in one of our leagues, you will receive an e-mail by Monday, January 22  from the WPPA Registration Administrator indicating that the player is eligible for registration.
  15. if notified that the player is eligible to register, the parent/guardian must register the player online.   See the registration sections below.
  16. if notified that the player is on the waitlist, the parent/guardian of the new player must wait for correspondence (via email or phone) indicating that there is an open space.

Registration
Once a parent or guardian has been notified that the new player is eligible to register, the parent or guardian must:

  1. Receive an email from WPPA inviting the player to register.   This email will include a link to the online registration.  
  2. Click the link.
  3. If you are 18 years of age or older, press Continue.   If not, please have your parent or guardian continue.
  4. Sign in.
  5. In the Family Members page, locate the player you want to register and select Register.
  6. Enter the remaining information required.
  7. After you have completed the registration for this player, if you would like to register another eligible new player, you must select the link to the appropriate age-based registration programs from the email you received.   DO NOT select the Register Another Individual button and DO NOT select the Return to the Registration Page option at the bottom of the screen.   The New Player Registration programs are not accessible via these paths.
  8. Once you have registered all of the eligible new players, pay your fees using the online registration.


League Division by Age
WPPA Youth Baseball is divided into six leagues/divisions based on the player's age on August 31, 2018.   Players must register in the registration program associated with their age-based league/division.

How to Determine the Appropriate League/Division
Participation in each league/division requires that the player be no older than the age level prescribed for that league/division based on the player's age on August 31 of the year of the season.   For example, a player born on September 1, 2005 would be 12 years old on August 31, 2018.   So, going into the 2017 season, this player would register in the Major League using the Major League Registration Program.   However, a player born on August 31, 2005 going into the 2017 season would be 13 years old on August 31, 2018.   So, this player would register in the Senior League using the Senior League Registration Program.
        

Age If the player was born between...  The player will play in...
15-19 Sep 1, 1998 and Aug 31, 2003      Liberty Baseball
13-14 Sep 1, 2003 and Aug 31, 2005      Senior Baseball or 14U Girls Softball
11-12 Sep 1, 2005 and Aug 31, 2007      Major Baseball or 12U Girls Softball
9-10 Sep 1, 2007 and Aug 31, 2009      Minor Baseball or 10U Girls Softball
7-8 Sep 1, 2009 and Aug 31, 2011      Junior Baseball or 8U Girls Softball
5-6  Sep 1, 2011 and Aug 31, 2013       Rookie Baseball

      

Take special care to select the correct age-based program.  

If you have entered a player in the wrong program, the system will not allow you to register the player.   In order to correct this, you must contact the WPPA Registration Administrator by email at .

League/Division Exceptions

If you have a compelling reason that your child should play in a different age category than prescribed above, you still need to register in the designated registration program based on your child's actual age.   After you register, you must obtain approval to switch leagues/divisions from the WPPA President.   To obtain approval for this exemption, after you register, send an email to the WPPA Registration Administrator at .    In addition to sending the email, you must come to the In-Person Registration Q & A session at the Welles Park Field House Lower Level on Saturday, January 20, 2018 between 11am-2pm.   There will be WPPA Executive Board Members there to grant these exemptions.  Once you receive the exemption, the WPPA Registration Administrator will make the change to the player's league/division assignment in the system and send you a confirmation by email.   This must occur before the end of the registration period.

Limited Space and Returning Players Priority
Registration priority is given to returning players and siblings of returning players, so, there is limited space for players new to WPPA.  

Random Selection (Lottery System)
In order to keep the selection of new players fair, WPPA uses a random selection process for each new family interested in participating in WPPA youth baseball.   At the end of the pre-registration process, WPPA will run the random selection process to determine who is eligible to register and who will be added to the waitlist.   Announcement of which children receive spots will be made at Welles Park Fieldhouse-Lower Level when you deliver your child's birth certificate on January 20, 2018 between 11am and 2pm.

Birth Certificate
Returning players do not have to submit a birth certificate.   Siblings of returning players must upload a copy of their birth certificate during online registration.  Your scanned birth certificate must be in the format for scanning photograhs (.jpg).  Please have that file ready to upload at the time you register.  

Players who are new to the WPPA (and don't have a sibling who has played in the WPPA) must pre-register on-line between Jan. 8 at 9 am to Jan. 14 at 5 pm.  Once they have pre-registered on-line, parent/guardians of new players must deliver a copy of the child's birth certificate on January 20 between 11am to 2pm to Welles Park Fieldhouse-Lower Level.  You will learn at that time if your child has received a spot or is on a wait list.  Failure to appear on January 20 between 11am and 2pm will result in your child's spot in the league or on a wait list being given to another child.

Wait List
Players who are added to the wait list must wait until space opens up to register.  We frequently have movement on our wait lists, so just because you are on a wait list does not mean your child will not get in.  The WPPA Registration Administrator will contact you when space opens up.

Fee Payment

All registrants - returning players, siblings of returning players, and eligible new player registrants must pay the registration fee online.

League Fees
The league fees are as follows:                      

League Fee
Rookie Baseball $160
Junior Baseball  $175
Minor Baseball $180
Major Baseball $185
Senior Baseball $190
Liberty Baseball $180
8U Girls Softball $165
10U Girls Softball $170
12U Girls Softball $175
14U Girls Softball $175

 

Sibling Discount
Parents of more than two children can benefit from the sibling discount.  The league fees for each child after the second child are $75 per child.


Sponsorship
You can reduce your league fees by becoming a sponsor.  It really is a good deal and a great way to support the WPPA.

WPPA Depends on Sponsors
The goal of Welles Park Parents Association (WPPA) is to teach baseball and softball fundamentals and good sportsmanship to kids in a positive and enjoyable atmosphere.  We are a parent volunteer organization that relies on the support of local business and individuals to help deliver on our mission.  Support in the form of cash donations* are a major source of our funding and enable WPPA to keep fees reasonable, so that baseball and softball remain accessible to all families in our community.  Sponsors receive recognition from WPPA and discount on player registration as outlined below.   

Sponsor Benefits

  • Advertisement on the WPPA website with a link to the sponsor's website
  • Name, telephone number, and/or address on team shirts
  • Commemorative plaque with team picture and inscription of participation
Sponsorship Levels Cost
Half Team Sponsor $325
Full Team Sponsor  $550
Division Sponsor    $1,500
Benefactor $2,000

 

Half Team Sponsor
A parent, company or organization can sponsor half of a team.   Half of the players on that team will wear jerseys that display your prescribed logo or, if you wish, to remain anonymous, as "Friends of WPPA."   One designated player will receive a $75 discount on registration fees.

Full Team Sponsor
A parent, company or organization can sponsor a full team.   All of the players on that team will wear jerseys that display your prescribed logo or, if you wish, to remain anonymous, as "Friends of WPPA.".   One designated player will receive a full waiver of registration fees.  One designated player will receive a full waiver of registration fees. 


Division Sponsor
A parent, company or organization can sponsor an entire League/Division.   All of the players in that league/division will wear jerseys that display your prescribed logo or, if you wish, to remain anonymous, as "Friends of WPPA.".   One designated player will receive a full waiver of registration fees.  One designated player will receive a full waiver of registration fees. 


Sponsors Are Team Members
It is our goal to treat Sponsors as team members and include them in our baseball season.   WPPA coaches give recognition to Team Sponsors and encourage them to attend games – especially the games on Thillens weekend.


If you have questions about becoming a sponsor, please contact .


Welles Park Parents Association (WPPA) is a not-for-profit organization offering instructional baseball for children ages 5 – 18.  Our ID# under IRS code § 501(c)(3) is 36-4018896.   Your sponsorship could be considered tax deductible.

If you have questions about registration, please contact  .