Question: My child wants to play baseball or softball. How do I sign him/her up?
Answer: Click here to register.
Question: Where are the games played?
Answer: Most games are played at the Warren Municipal Complex located at 99 Bardy Rd Warren, NJ 07059. The fields are located behind the Warren library & playground.
Question: I called the Warren Recreation Dept. Why hasn’t anyone called me back?
Answer: Although we work closely with the town, the Warren Recreation Department does not operate WBSI. We are a non-profit organization that is entirely funded by player registrations, sponsorships, donations, and fund-raising efforts.
Question: When does the season begin and end?
Answer: Sign-ups for the spring season begin in autumn and continue through the end of January. Late registration takes place in February, but spots are not guaranteed. We hold player evaluations in early March (2nd grade and up) followed by team assignments later in the month. Games begin in late March/early April. The regular season ends on Field Day which typically falls in early- or mid-June.
Question: What age can my child start?
Answer: T-ball is our entry-level league for children in pre-K and kindergarten. We have levels of play for children up to 15 years old.
Question: I heard there was a waiting list. Will my kid be on the waiting list if they don’t have the best skills?
Answer: No, the waiting list is for players who did not sign-up on time. If your child signs-up on time they will be placed on a team. We want every child who desires to play to have the chance to do so.
Question: I would like to help out but I don’t have the skills or time to coach. How can I help?
Answer: We need help in many areas. You don’t need to know how to throw a split-fingered fastball to help as a team parent, keep a scorebook, rake a field, fundraise, help in the snack bar, Field Day, or many other functions that contribute to a great experience for our kids. To get involved, send us an email: email@example.com
Question: But I’m a very busy person. What if I don’t feel like helping? Can’t someone else take care of all that stuff?
Answer: At the very least, WBSI asks parents to volunteer for 2 hours. All of us who volunteer are extremely busy, but we make the time because we believe it benefits the children. We highly recommend you get involved. The more you do with WBSI, the more you see the joy that it brings to the children.
Question: I want my child to play on his best friend’s team. Can you arrange it so they are together?
Answer: No. The team that a child plays on is based on ability and space available on the team roster.
Question: My child is obviously the best shortstop on his team. Why does the coach keep putting in these other kids?
Answer: According to our league rules, every child must play a minimum amount of time in the field and at the plate. Just because a child is skilled in one area does not mean he should not learn and play other positions as well. By the way, many kids who start off with rudimentary skills become good ball players as they grow older. Please keep negative comments away from the kids.
Question: The coach won’t let my kid pitch. How do I switch to another team?
Answer: When disagreements arise between parents and coaches the primary recourse, if you feel your child is being treated unfairly, is to talk with the league commissioner.
Question: I spoke with my league commissioner but I’m still not happy. What do I do now?
Answer: If you are still unhappy, the league has a designated Player Agent who will meet with you and the league commissioner to resolve the problem via an open, honest discussion.
Question: What is the Player and Parent’s Code of Conduct?
Answer: WBSI feels very strongly about a proper code of behavior for players, parents, coaches, and everyone involved in the program. The Code of Conduct outlines issues such as cheering for all children, refraining from foul language, and of course proper behavior by spectators and players. The State of NJ has passed laws suggesting that spectators exhibiting improper behavior may be removed from the playing premises. The League refuses to tolerate inappropriate behavior and will take action to stop it.
Question: How can I find out the rules for my kid’s level?
Answer: Local rules are posted in the the Snack shack and are also available on this website under the coaches corner section.
Question: My team is supposed to play during my son’s Hip Hop recital. Why can’t you reschedule the game?
Answer: WBSI teams play hundreds of games during the spring season. We have game fields in constant use and we must share practice facilities with boys and girls lacrosse, boys and girls track, boys and girls traveling soccer and other recreation department activities. We have barely enough field space to take care of rainouts.
Question: The umpire made a terrible call at the last ballgame, my kid was safe and he was called out. Where do I protest the game?
Answer: WBSI does NOT allow appeals of an umpire’s judgement calls. If an umpire needs clarification of a rule interpretation, then he will ask the league commissioner for help. Decisions are final.
Question: I still have questions. Who do I contact?
Answer: You may email WBSI at: firstname.lastname@example.org