Frequently Asked Questions about West End Little League

What if I have a question about my child's playing age ?  A link to the official Little League Age Calculator can be found on our website, or you may visit
www.littleleague.org directly.

Can I get a refund if my child chooses not to play after I have completed registration?  In some cases, yes, but it depends on when the decision to stop playing occurs. The league expends costs for uniforms, league charters and insurance based on the number of players registered. Once players are assigned to teams, refunds will only be allowed on a case by case basis due to medical reasons or moves outside of W.E.L.L. boundaries.  Any refunds granted may be reduced to cover associated expenditures.  Please contact one of the W.E.L.L. board members for additional information.  If a refund request is approved, it will be paid at the conclusion of the season.

Can my child play up a division?  Playing up a division options are determined after complete registration numbers are collected. In some cases where the league registration numbers allow, the Head Player Agent may elect to ask some players to try out for playing up into an older division.  You may also indicate the desire for your child to play up a division during the registration process.  Contact the Head Player Agent for questions concerning this issue for your player.

Can my child play down a division?    Generally speaking, NO, but this may be requested by parents during registration.  Please know that not all requests can be accommodated.  Contact the Head Player Agent for questions concerning this issue for your player.

How do I find out more about W.E.L.L. rules and governance?  The W.E.L.L. website has posted the leagues Ground Rules which covers how W.E.L.L. play is operated.  Bylaws of the organization may be requested from the League President or Secretary.

Can my child participate in W.E.L.L. if we do not reside within the W.E.L.L. league boundaries?  Players should be registered for play with the Little League located within the boundaries of their primary residence or school attended.  The Little League League Finder tool is located on our website.  Please contact the W.E.L.L. President if you have questions or concerns regarding the league boundaries and/or waivers.

Is there equipment for my child to play with (bats, gloves, etc...)?  W.E.L.L. can help with player equipment on an individual request basis.  Contact one of the W.E.L.L. board members for more information.

To Volunteer on my kids team, do I need to have background check ? Yes. W.E.L.L.'s number one priority is the safety of the players. Little League Baseball, Inc. provides all affiliated leagues with the tools to perform background checks all adults who have significant exposure to players. If you intend to help at practices, coach during games, umpire and/or spend a lot of time with the players - please fill out a Little League Volunteer Application and submit to one of the board members or your team's coach. Volunteer form can be downloaded from Little League Baseball website (https://www.littleleague.org/forms-publications/)

W.E.L.L. Safety

Safety is Job #1 at W.E.L.L. The safety of our players, coaches, umpires, and fans is an important attribute of the W.E.L.L. experience. One of the ways in which W.E.L.L. communicates safety is to promote the adherence to The West End Little League Safety Manual for Managers, Coaches, Players & Parents.  The W.E.L.L. board of directors and extended administration team is committed to maintaining and providing access to the W.E.L.L. Safety Manual.

Volunteer Application Form for 2020

Safety of our players is Job #1 at W.E.L.L. All adults who participate in helping players at practice or games, must be approved to do so. Adults who spend time with players, help at practice, coach games or umpire must fill out a Little League Volunteer Application Form (VAF). This VAF must be turned into W.E.L.L prior to practices beginning. You may turn in VAF's to team head coach. Please download Volunteer Application Form 2020 from Little League Baseball website (https://www.littleleague.org/forms-publications/)

WELL Ground Rules

W.E.L.L. has established West End Little League Ground Rules intended to govern play on the field at W.E.L.L. These rules are used by coaches, umpires and players and expected to supplement the playing rules of Little League Baseball.

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