New Player Lottery System....for the 2018 spring/summer season
Our new player lottery system is designed to give all new players to the WPPA a fair and equal chance to join our league. Spots for new players are limited.
When you pre-register your child (all new players must pre-register online between Monday, January 8, 2018 at 9 a.m. to Sunday, January 13, 2018 at 5 pm), our computer system will randomly assign your child an ID number. Once you pre-register, you can find your child's ID number by going to How To/Edit my Account, page down one. The ID number will be in the middle of the screen. That number is your child's number for purposes of our new player lottery.
After our online pre-registration for new players ends on January 14, 2018 at 5 pm, all ID numbers for pre-registered new players will be placed in a hat. A WPPA board member will then pick one number from the hat per league. That number will be used to start the priority for entry into our league. For example, if we pick number 45038 out of the hat, that will be the first player assigned to a league. Number 45039 would the the next player assigned. We will continue in consecutive number order until all spots in all leagues are assigned.
Once a league is full, the next number in that league will become number one on that league's wait list. We will then populate our wait list in the same consecutive number order. All people who pre-register in our Major League (11-12 yrs old.), Senior (13-14 yrs. old) League and our Liberty (15-19 yrs. old) league will be guaranteed a spot in the league.
New Players Must Deliver a Copy of Their Birth Certificate In-Person at the Welles Park Fieldhouse Sat, Jan 20, 2018 between 11am-2pm
On Saturday, January 20, 2018 between 11am and 2pm, a parent or guardian of all new players must come in-person to the Welles Park Fieldhouse-Lower Level to deliver a copy of your child's birth certificate. At that time, you will learn if your child has received a spot in our league or is on our wait list. Since that information will be determined before you arrive, it makes no difference what time during those three hours you come to Welles Park. Please do not arrive early, as that will have no bearing on your child's status. IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP WITH YOUR CHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE ON JANUARY 20, 2018, YOUR CHILD WILL BE REMOVED FROM OUR SYSTEM AND WILL NOT BE ENROLLED IN OUR LEAGUE OR PLACED ON A WAIT LIST.
It makes no difference what time you arrive on January 20 between 11am and 2pm as all spots will already be pre-determined based upon our lottery system before you arrive that day. There is no need to arrive early and wait in line.
On January 20, 2018, once you learn that your child has a spot in the league, you will be given instructions on how to pay on-line to finish your child's registration and become a part of our league. For those who learn on January 20 that your child is on the wait list, no payment is necessary until if and when a spot becomes available for your child. Instructions will be provided to you at Welles Park on January 20.
If you have any questions about our lottery system, please send an e-mail to
or stop by Welles Park Fieldhouse-Lower Level on Saturday, January 20 between 11am and 2pm. WPPA board members will be present to answer any of your questions.