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Walnut Creek Baseball

Rec League Registration

Spring Season 2023

 

Games start April 17th for 5u-15u

Ages 9u-13u plan for season ending tournament at end of June to determine Division Champions

Spring Season ends by June 30th for 5u-15u

 

5u     6u     7u     8u

Late Fee starts:   March 1  -  No Refunds after this date

Last Day to Register:   March 15  -  OR UNTIL TEAMS ARE FULL

 

9u     10u/11u     12u/13u     14u/15u

Late Fee starts:   February 15  -  No Refunds after this date

Last Day to Register:   March 1  -  OR UNTIL TEAMS ARE FULL

 

16u/17u

Currently creating a Waitlist to determine interest

Season Starts June 1st and Ends July 31st

 

5u   6u   7u   8u
Dec 15 - Registration Opens
Mar 01 - Registration Late Fee starts, No Refunds after this date
Mar 01 - Team Request deadline, Division VP's start creating teams
Mar 15 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER - OR UNTIL TEAMS ARE FULL

Mar 25 - Equipment Pickup (9am-Noon) Coaches Only
Apr 17 - Season Starts

9u   10u/11u   12u/13u   14u/15u
Dec 15 - Registration Opens
Feb 15 - Registration Late Fee starts, No Refunds after this date
Mar 01 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER
 - OR UNTIL TEAMS ARE FULL
Mar 04 - Skills Day 9u, 10u/11u, 12u/13u  (click link for specific times)
Mar 07 - Draft (click link for specific times) coaches only
Mar 11 - Equipment Pickup (9am-Noon) Coaches Only
Apr 17 - Season Starts

TBD    - 14u/15u Skills Day and Draft dates TBD

16u/17u
Jan 15 -
Waitlist Registration opens to determine interest
Jun 01 - Season Starts
Jul 31 - Season Ends
TBD    - 16u/17u Skills Day and Draft dates TBD

 

Mar 11 - Spring Cleanup (9am-Noon)

9u-13u will have a tournament at the end of June so plan accordingly

 

Games are on WEEKNIGHTS for ALL AGES with some games on SATURDAYS based on the following schedule:

SATURDAY GAME TIMES
5u - 11:30 AM

6u - 1:30 PM
7u - 9:30 AM
8u - NONE UNLESS NEEDED FOR A RAINOUT

Practice schedules are determined by each team's head coach

No games scheduled on SUNDAY but could be used for practices

 

PAYMENT IS DUE WHEN REGISTRATION COMPLETED

If payment is not submitted at the end of registration, the information you entered is not saved and you will have to start over

 

Register early to secure a spot and avoid late fees

 

Register your child in the School Grade Division based on their school grade

for the 2022-2023 school year

 

Make sure your child's school grade is correct before you register

 

See School Grade / League Age chart below

 

For registration related questions or issues email registrarwcbia@gmail.com

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

What was done in the past? ...

Registration was based on the player's birthdate falling between May 1st through Sep 15th of the next year which created a 16.5 month birthdate range for each age division.

School grade was also a requirement and each age division had to allow for two sequential school grades because of the 16.5 month age range.

Why was it done this way? ...

It dates back a decade ago when Walnut Creek was affiliated with Little League and we were required to use a 12 month birthdate range from May 1st through April 30th of the next year.

This was called the "League Age" concept and based on the player's age on April 30th.  So whatever the child's age was on April 30th of the current season, that was the age division they were required to register in.

The Effect ...

This prevented kids born May 1st - Sep 15th from being able to play in the same age division as their friends or with kids in the same school grade.

As WCB became an independent Rec League, we've encouraged kids to play baseball with kids in their same school grade since that is where most of their friends are and where most of the social interaction is with during the school year.

To allow this, we opened up the birthdate range through September 15th which created the 16.5 month birthdate range and overlap in age divisions.

This created confusion for parents when registering so we would try to direct parents to the age division where the majority of kids from their child's grade were registered.

Sometimes it caused parents to register in an age division where their child was with only a handful of kids from their school grade without them knowing it.

The Future ...

To simplify the registration process and get kids registererd appropriately, each age division is now associated with only one school grade and you will register your child in the School Grade Division based on their school grade for the 2022-2023 school year.

In rare situations you may see your child skipped an age division relative to where they were registered last year.  If you would like you child to be grandfathered in and not skip an age division, please contact the Registrar for assistance.

We also understand that not all kids are fundamentally or socially on the same level as kids in their school grade so if you would like to register in an age division that does not correspond to your child's current school grade, please contact the Registrar for assistance.

email registrarwcbia@gmail.com

 

School Grade / League Age Chart

School Grade
League Age
Format
Distances
Pre-K
5u
T-Ball
40 ft mound
60 ft bases
Kindergarten
6u
Coach Pitch
T-Ball
40 ft mound
60 ft bases
1st Grade
7u
Coach Pitch
T-Ball
40 ft mound
60 ft bases
2nd Grade
8u
Coach Pitch
40 ft mound
60 ft bases
3rd Grade 9u
Kid Pitch
40 ft mound
60 ft bases
4th & 5th Grade
10u/11u
Kid Pitch
46 ft mound
65 ft bases
6th & 7th Grade
12u/13u
Kid Pitch
50 ft mound
70 ft bases
8th & 9th Grade
14u/15u
Kid Pitch
60 ft mound
80 ft bases
10th & 11th Grade
16u/17u
Kid Pitch
60 ft mound
90 ft bases

 

 

2023 Rec Pre-K Division (5u)

T-Ball

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

Teams formed by Division VP - 9 players per team

We do our best to put kids from same school on same team but cannot guarantee it

No Skills Day or Draft

Safety baseballs used

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

8 games in the season

Games are during the week and some Saturdays at 11:30 AM

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 45 minutes

Players hit off tee, no swing limit, swing until hit the ball

No score kept

Teams play with 9 players on the field

A head coach is allowed to form a team with up to 9 players.  Instructions: 5u - 8u Team Creation

Base Cost: $160.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 03/01/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/15/2023

Open to:
born on or before: 09/15/2018

In Grade: Pre-K for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec Kindergarten Division (6u)

Coach Pitch / T-Ball

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

Teams formed by Division VP - 9 players per team

We do our best to put kids from same school on same team but cannot guarantee it

No Skills Day or Draft

Safety baseballs used

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

8 games in the season

Games are during the week and some Saturdays at 1:30 PM

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 45 minutes

Coach pitch for five balls then hit off tee

No score kept

Teams play with 9 players on the field

A head coach is allowed to form a team with up to 9 players.  Instructions: 5u - 8u Team Creation

Base Cost: $160.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 03/01/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/15/2023

In Grade: K for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 1st Grade Division (7u)

Coach Pitch / T-Ball

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

Teams formed by Division VP - 11 players per team

We do our best to put kids from same school on same team but cannot guarantee it

No Skills Day or Draft

Safety baseballs Used

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

10 games in the season

Games are during the week and some Saturdays at 9:30 AM

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 10 minutes

Coach pitch for five balls then hit off tee

Teams play with 10 players on the field with four outfielders

A head coach is allowed to form a team with up to 11 players.  Instructions: 5u - 8u Team Creation

Base Cost: $190.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 03/01/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/15/2023

In Grade: 1 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 2nd Grade Division (8u)

Coach Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

Teams formed by Division VP - 11 players per team

We do our best to put kids from same school on same team but cannot guarantee it

No Skills Day or Draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

10 games in the season

Games are during the week (none on Saturday unless needed for a rainout)

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 15 minutes

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

A head coach is allowed to form a team with up to 11 players.  Instructions: 5u - 8u Team Creation

Base Cost: $190.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 03/01/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/15/2023

In Grade: 2 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 3rd Grade Division (9u)

Kid Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

There is a Skills Day and teams will be drafted by coaches - 12 players per team

Players unable to attend Skills Day will be put on a team randomly by blind draw

All players registered by the deadline will be placed on a team

Prior to the draft a head coach is allowed to secure ONE assistant coach

A second assistant coach can be added to the team AFTER the team has been created from the draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

12 games in the season plus tournament at the end of June

Games are during the week

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 25 minutes

Pitching from 40 feet - Bases at 60 feet

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 02/15/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/01/2023

In Grade: 3 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 4th & 5th Grade Division (10u/11u)

Kid Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

There is a Skills Day and teams will be drafted by coaches - 12 players per team

Players unable to attend Skills Day will be put on a team randomly by blind draw

All players registered by the deadline will be placed on a team

Prior to the draft a head coach is allowed to secure ONE assistant coach

A second assistant coach can be added to the team AFTER the team has been created from the draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

12 games in the season plus tournament at the end of June

Games are during the week

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 35 minutes

Pitching from 46 feet - Bases at 65 feet

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 02/15/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/01/2023

In Grades: 4 to 5 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 6th & 7th Grade Division (12u/13u)

Kid Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

There is a Skills Day and teams will be drafted by coaches - 12 players per team

Players unable to attend Skills Day will be put on a team randomly by blind draw

All players registered by the deadline will be placed on a team

Prior to the draft a head coach is allowed to secure ONE assistant coach

A second assistant coach can be added to the team AFTER the team has been created from the draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

12 games in the season plus tournament at the end of June

Games are during the week

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 35 minutes

Pitching from 50 feet - Bases at 70 feet

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

No Metal Cleats!

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 02/15/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/01/2023

In Grades: 6 to 7 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 8th & 9th Grade Division (14u/15u)

Kid Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

There is a Skills Day and teams will be drafted by coaches - 13 players per team

Players unable to attend Skills Day will be put on a team randomly by blind draw

All players registered by the deadline will be placed on a team

Prior to the draft a head coach is allowed to secure ONE assistant coach

A second assistant coach can be added to the team AFTER the team has been created from the draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

12 games in the season

Games are during the week

Games 6 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 35 minutes

Pitching from 60 feet - Bases at 80 feet

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 12/15/2022
Late date/fee: 02/15/2023$25.00
Closes: 03/01/2023

In Grades: 8 to 9 for 2022-23 School year

2023 Rec 10th & 11th Grade Division (16u/17u)

Kid Pitch

Registration fee includes hat and jersey

Parents need to purchase baseball pants, belt, socks, cleats, glove

WCB recommends parents purchase a helmet or there will be helmets available for checkout on a date to be provided

Players can use their own bat or borrow from teammates

There is a Skills Day and teams will be drafted by coaches - 13 players per team

Players unable to attend Skills Day will be put on a team randomly by blind draw

All players registered by the deadline will be placed on a team

Prior to the draft a head coach is allowed to secure ONE assistant coach

A second assistant coach can be added to the team AFTER the team has been created from the draft

Practices schedules created by volunteer coaches and could occur during the week or on the weekend.  Most practice space is available on the weekend during the game season

12 games in the season

Games are during the week

Games 7 innings or less, no new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes

Pitching from 60 feet - Bases at 90 feet

Score is kept with 5 run limit per inning

Teams play with 9 players on the field

Base Cost: $225.00

Opened: 01/12/2022
Closes: 04/01/2023

In Grades: 10 to 11 for 2022-23 School year

NOTE: This program is currently only accepting waitlisted registrations. Register for the current waitlist by clicking the Join Waitlist button below.