It is with great sadness that we communicate to you today that the Spring Season for 2020 at Wea is officially being cancelled.
We have continuously worked with what information has been provided to us from local and state officials and constantly communicated with the other organizations within our league to ensure we were aligned.
As of this week: Frontier, Dayton, Cole, East Tipp, and Battleground have decided to cancel. The ruling that league play cannot begin until 6/14 and with not being able to extend any further into July to accommodate, this would only allow 4 weeks of a season. Needing to practice and not run straight into games with little regard to their activity before and readiness to play, we all feel it's not sufficient enough to continue. We will be shifting those 4 weeks lost to our fall season instead.
I have worked with our township trustee and had begun a reopening plan for the park to get on fields as of 5/24 per stipulation from government for field access. However...with this information it has left us in a situation where our league has become so few teams we do not feel we can provide a league in the capacity for which we would like to operate.
At this time we will begin processing refunds on Monday to all those who have chosen to continue to wait in hopes of playing. The refunds will be issued to the card used during registration and will take a few weeks to fully process. With the increase in cancellations they have noted a 3-4 week return timeline to complete.
We have had several folks indicate they wish to donate their fees to the program. For this we are very grateful....if you would like that option as well....We would love to be able to continue on our improvement fund and work at the park to upgrade during the downtime with no season. If you would like to do so, please email us at email@example.com and indicate this desire before we process the refund request to SportsEngine on Monday.
For future planning:
We plan to move the potential 4 weeks of the season we are losing in "spring" and moving that to fall bal or extended season of play.
We will open a new registration for ALL leagues(Tball, Lil' Sluggers, and 6U who normally are not offered Fall, will be offered this year).
Registration period (online only): 7/6-19
Skills testing: 7/22 and 7/23
Start season: Practices 8/3
Start of games: 8/17
Season ending: 10/17
If you would be on a family vacation during the practice period before schools resume...we still encourage your player to sign up to not miss the entire chance to play. Absences are to be expected but shouldn't gate missing the entire season.
For fall we are encouraging all players to register for the league in which they were to play this spring. Typically we suggest you move your player up in the fall for experience at the following age. With this season being completely lost...we would ask they play the same they were registered for the cancelled season. If you wish for your player to move up...email us when registration begins for board approval.
Thank you all for your continued patience with us as we worked through these details. We are very sad we cannot have our season and wanted nothing more than to offer this outlet for the players when life began to return to some form of normalcy. However, we are not able to abide and have to cancel. We hope to see you in the fall if you are able to play, and if not, returning next spring!
Interested in being a coach in the Wea Summer Rec program....please use the link below to register today!!!
The purpose of Wea Summer Rec is to establish organized amateur baseball and softball with ultimate objectives of social, physical, mental, and moral development of boys and girls aged 4 - 14 years.
A program of friendly competition with the goal of educating players in sportsmanship, teamwork, fellowship, courtesy, discipline, and integrity will be established.
MYBL is the travel baseball organization for players who will attend McCutcheon High School like many of our Wea participants.
MYBL partners with Wea Summer Rec to rent facilities and operates the Wea Rec Center field for their teams of players looking for more competitive play than our league offers.
Click the image above to find out more info about their program via their website
MYBL is a stand alone organization non-affiliated with Wea Summer Rec and our operations.
If you are looking to rent the Wea Rec Center Gym or Community Center....please contact the Wea Township Trustee's office: 765-474-9621
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns and we will address your need as quickly as possible.
Please include your players name and league when addressing so we can assist you better by directing your email to the appropriate director.