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Spirits Travel Softball Tryouts
We understand some of our families may be saddened to learn that NWCBA will not have a recreation softball league this spring. Due to a lack of auxiliary fields this spring, we simply do not have the capacity to support a recreation softball league. We are working hard to add auxiliary fields in order to support additional programs in the future.
However, we are excited to announce a new partnership with the Spirits travel softball organization. On Saturday 12/15, the Spirits will be having tryouts for 10u and 12u teams that will practice at the Factory!
If you are interested, please register for tryouts via the following link. Given these are new teams, girls of all levels are invited to participate.
with any questions including any interest in 14u+ travel softball teams.
North Wake Tryouts for Spring Travel Teams will take place on SUNDAY 11/18!
To reiterate the plan:
We are doing things differently this season. We are not going to be scrambling to collect contact information when parents and players walk up to tryout. That makes for a lot of pain for so many reasons!
EVERY PLAYER MUST REGISTER PRIOR TO TRYING OUT. Here is the registration link. No exceptions.
There is no cost associated with trying out or with registering. It enables us to collect and disseminate the information fairly and quickly to the coaches. Plus, it allows NW to have a record and provide consistent communications going forward to those interested in joining the league.
We are happy to announce that North Wake will be offering an "academy style" softball program for the Fall 2018 season! This program is open to ages 7 thru 15 (age as of 1/1/2019), with the focus being on improving skills of all softball players so they can be prepared to play at a higher level of recreation, travel and school softball. Coaches will focus on skill development over an 8-week period (16 total practices), with the final 2 weeks being used for game scrimmages. At the end of the season, select players will be given an opportuniy to represent North Wake in a travel softball tournament.
Registration will be limited to the first 100 players, so sign up today.
North Wake expects to provide a traditional recreational softball league in Spring 2019.
7-15 as of 1/1/2019
Number of Events
Approximately 20 total events (practices, scrimmages)
For players 15u and younger in NWCBA Recreation Leagues, a BPF 1.15, BBCOR, or USA Baseball designation must be displayed on the bat. Big Barrel bats will now be allowed in all the rec leagues at NWCBA. They however must meet the restrictions listed above and not larger than 2 5/8” in diameter.
What are the key takeaways regarding these new youth baseball bat rules?
In order to maintain the integrity of youth baseball, the USABat Standard will create wood-like performance in youth bats while allowing younger players to use light-weight bats that could not be achieved with wood bats.
AABC, Babe Ruth / Cal Ripken, Dixie, Little League, and PONY will all be affected by the USABat rule change, but USSSA will not. Currently, USSSA Baseball will allow the use of a bat that carries the new USABat stamp (as long as barrel diameter, drop weight, material specifications, etc. match the specific division's requirements).
AAU will vote on whether or not to adopt the USABat Standard in the Fall.
USABat will not have a drop weight limit.
USA Baseball will allow the use of 2 5/8" big barrel bats for all age levels.
Not all baseball organizations are following the USABat Standards. NWCBA is allowing these three standards for the time being. This may change in the future, but not for the 2018 season.
More info on the USABat Standard can be found here:
The fall season will be starting soon! If you have not signed up for rec or travel - you still have time! We will be holding travel team tryouts this week and registration for the fall season closes on 7/28. Below, you will find key information for our travel and rec programs.
2015 Fall Travel Team Tryouts
North Wake travel program information, tryouts 7/28 - 7/30, click here for details
FBI Fungo travel program information, (tryouts dates depend on age), click here for details
with any travel program related questions.
Rec Baseball/Girls `Softball Registration
Registration Closes on 7/28/15
Baseball tryouts will take place on 8/8, makeups will be held on 8/11. Click here for details
Softball skills assessments will also take place on 8/8 with makeups on 8/11. Click here for details