WJYAA Baseball, Softball sign-ups underway

West Jefferson Youth Athletic Association (WJYAA) is accepting baseball, softball and T-ball sign-ups.

Sign-ups are now underway for the baseball spring session. Sign-ups will run each Wednesday 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to noon at Hurt/Battelle Memorial Library, 270 Lilly Chapel Road, West Jefferson. The final sign-up day is Wednesday, March 22.

Sign-up fees are as follows:

T-ball — ages 4, 5 and 6, $60

Baseball/Fast-Pitch Softball — 8U, 10U, 12U, 15U, $80

Sign-ups or payment received after March 25 will be charged a $10 late fee.

Register online at www.wjyaa.org using a prepaid credit or credit card. You may also download a registration form and take to the sign-up session or mail the form with a check or money order to the organization by March 22 at WJYAA, P.O. BOX 305, West Jefferson, OH 43162-0305.

Checks/registrations postmarked by the close of registration session will be honored as paid and included in the guaranteed registrations. Remember any openings after the sign-up ending period will be filled on a first come first serve basis. WJYAA reserves the right to take sign-ups on a case by case basis when a league is determined to be full or at capacity.

Practices are set by the coaches on availability and their schedule

League sizes should be set after the sign-up session deadline on March 25. After the league sizes are set a huge strategic planning and programming process is underway for the next few weeks prior to teams being created.

We will be conducting the blind draft method used last year with some improvements. For complete blind draft details or questions contact a board member.

Practices start middle toward the end of April. The baseball season opening day will actually start around May 13. T-ball will start around May 15, however will scrimmage on opening day May 16. WJYAA will make every effort to accommodate players who wish to play both a travel season and rec season, if those travel coaches provide WJYAA with a travel season schedule before April 7.

For more information on baseball contact Jarrett Bare at 614-395-5247 or John Stanley at 614-940-9521.