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Please refer to this page for information regarding cancelling and re-scheduling games.

The following games were rained out and must be re-scheduled:


June 24

Junior

5:30 Cubs at Orioles
Minor
5:30 Red Sox at Twins
Major
5:30 M-Rocks (Mariners) at Marlins
Senior
5:30 Georgia at Northwestern

June 23

Minor (at the stadium formerly known as Thillens)

6:00 Dodgers at Cubs


June 21

Minor

5:30 Cubs at Rays
Major
5:30 Cubs at Dodgers


June 1

Junior

5:30 Rangers at Athletics
Major
5:30 Orioles at Brewers
5:30 Cubs at Athletics




Cancelling Games

Before you cancel a game, it is good practice to confer with the WPPA President, WPPA Vice President, and/or WPPA Fields and Maintenance Chairman.

Once a game in your league has been cancelled, in most cases you must re-schedule it.   
Only in extreme circumstances should a scheduled game get cancelled and remain un-played by the end of the season.

Please see the following text from the Rule Book regarding cancelling a game for weather:

Thirty minutes prior to the first game of the day, the league commissioner will determine if the grounds and other conditions are suitable for starting the game. If the league commissioner is not available to make the decision, the two head coaches shall make the decision by mutual agreement.  


Re-Scheduling Games

It is best to re-schedule cancelled games as soon as possible,   For information about available re-schedule times and location, please see the section below titled When and Where You Can Re-Schedule Games.

Also, please see the following text from the Rule Book Chapter 5, Section 1, Art. 5...

Any game which cannot be played due to inclement weather will be re-scheduled by the league commissioner for the next available RAIN DAY. In the event that a team's complete season games cannot be played due to an insufficient number of Rain Days, the team's record will be based on the number of actual games played.
 

Changes Made to Games More Than One Week in Advance of Their Scheduled Dates

In most cases you should re-schedule games so that there is more than one week of lead time between the current date and the new date of the game.   For example, if a game is rained out on May 1 and on May 2 you determine and enter the new date, ideally the new date will be on May 9 or later.    In these cases, once you have re-scheduled a game, please follow the steps below:


1.   Select your new date, time, and location.
2.   Notify the coaches of the teams involved (This step is optional because once you have made the change in the website, if the send to: boxes are checked, the website will send a notification of the change.)
3.   Record the change in the website.   (See the section titled Recording Re-Scheduled Games in the website instructions.)


Changes Made to Games within One Week of Their Scheduled Dates

In rare cases you might find that you must re-schedule a game within one week of its new date.   For example, if a game is rained out on May 1 and on May 2 you determine and enter the new date, and for some reason the game must be played on May 5.    For these cases, please follow the instructions for Changes Made to Games More Than One Week in Advance of Their Scheduled Dates (above), and then...

4.   Notify the WPPA Umpires and Field and Maintenance administrators by sending an email to .   Include the original game details (league/division, if travel - base dimensions, date, time, location, diamond), new details, and reason (example - rainout re-schedule)

Please note - 
In these cases, despite our best efforts, there is a chance that we will not be able to prep the field and similarly there is a chance that we will not be able to schedule an umpire.


Recording Re-Scheduled Games in the Website

In order to record the re-scheduled games, once you have determined the new date, time, and location, follow these steps:

1.   Sign on to the website using your commissioners password.
2.   Go to the Teams page of the first team.
3.   Select Schedule from the dropdown list under Teams.
4.   In order to show games from the past, you must click the include past events box.
5.   Select the game that needs to be rescheduled.
6.   Set the status from N/A to cancelled.   Enter an Event Note that indicates why the game is cancelled/re-scheduled.   Do not change any of the other attributes of the game.
7.   Before you press submit, make sure that the Send Notices To: Team Managers and Team Members and Their Parents boxes are checked.   This will send emails to WPPA coaches and team members who have set their accounts to generate reminders.

8.   Press Submit.
9.   Click the Options button.   Select Add a New Event.
10.   Type in the new date time and appropriate teams - the home team is above the away team.

11.   Before you press submit, make sure that the Send Notices To: Team Managers and Team Members and Their Parents boxes are checked.   This will send emails to WPPA coaches and team members who have set their accounts to generate reminders.
12.   Press Submit.

When and Where You Can Re-Schedule Games

Rookie

For the Rookie League, the availability of the Welles Park diamond up to May 17 is viewable on the practice chart.   For May 18-May 31, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   On May 30, we lose Thursdays, so, 
Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, and Fri 5:30-8:00.

Junior

For the Junior League, the Legion Park diamond is available for re-scheduled games on any slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon-Fri 5:30-8:00.   For the Junior League, the availability of the Welles Park diamond up to May 18 is viewable on the practice chart.   For May 17-May 29, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   On May 30, we lose Thursdays, so, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, and Fri 5:30-8:00.

Minor

For the Minor League, the Legion Park diamond is available for re-scheduled games on any slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon-Fri 5:30-8:00.   For the Minor League, the availability of the Welles Park diamond up to May 18 is viewable on the practice chart.   For May 17-May 29, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   On May 30, we lose Thursdays, so, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, and Fri 5:30-8:00.

Major

For the Major League, the availability of the Welles Park diamond up to May 17 is viewable on the practice chart.   For May 17-May 29, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   On May 30, we lose Thursdays, so, 
Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   In extreme cases, re-scheduled games can be played at River Park East Diamond or Winnemac Park Corner Diamond.

Senior

For the Senior League, the availability of the Welles Park diamond up to May 17 is viewable on the practice chart.   For May 17-May 29, Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   On May 30, we lose Thursdays, so, 
Welles Park is only available for slots that don't already have games Sat, Sun 8:00-8:00 and Mon, Tue, and Fri 5:30-8:00.   In extreme cases, re-scheduled games can be played at Winnemac Park Diamond 4 or Rogers Park.