Welcome to the Windham Baseball Softball League (WBSL) Website. Our organization strives to create a positive environment for children to develop teamwork, sportsmanship, and mutual respect for teammates, opponents, and coaches.
We would like to thank all our volunteers and coaches for their commitment of countless hours helping to make this organization a huge success. In addition, we would like to acknowledge our sincere appreciation to all our sponsors.
Please check back regularly for news and updates concerning the WBSL.
During our September meeting, the WBSL board voted unanimously to change our baseball charter from Little League to Cal Ripken starting in the 2018 season. This decision was made after several discussions with board members and this past season’s tournament & recreation head coaches. All agreed that there are several benefits to changing charters which include providing more opportunities for our youth baseball players to experience real baseball during recreation season and expanded summer tournament offerings. Additionally, Cal Ripken has close association with Babe Ruth baseball and will allow us to expand our offerings to include big diamond baseball for our 13-15 year old baseball players.
Based upon the decision to change charters, the board unanimously voted to refurbish our baseball fields at Griffin Park to prepare for this change in play. Field A & Zimmer Field are currently being transformed into multi-use fields which will allow both 46/60 play (same as Little League for players with league ages up to 11 yrs old) and 50/70 play (for Majors players aged 11 & 12). In addition, the infields are being completely replaced (new field mix and sod) to eliminate potential safety issues related to lips along the edges of the infield and other uneven surfaces. These fields have not been redone since they were established over 10 years ago and needed the work.
Cal Ripken does have a different age cutoff for players than what was in place for Little League. Below is a table that outlines the changes between the programs as we anticipate them for the 2018 season. No player will lose future eligibility as the league age cutoff date is moving back from August 31st to April 30th.
Little League Spring Division
Cal Ripken Spring Division
5-6 year olds
5/1/2011 - 4/30/2013
7 year olds
Rookie – Instructional
5/1/2010 - 4/30/2011
Second Season Baseball League
8 year olds
Rookie – A
5/1/2009 - 4/30/2010
Second Season Baseball League or
9 year olds
5/1/2008 - 4/30/2009
10 year olds & 11 year olds*
Griffin A & B
5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008
11 year olds* & 12 year olds
Griffin A & B
5/1/2005 - 4/30/2007
13 year olds –
15 year olds
5/1/2002 - 4/30/2005
15U Babe Ruth
*11 Year Old players will be placed in the appropriate Majors Division based upon Spring player evaluations and prior coaches input.
Further information will follow during the off season, but we wanted to get these details out early to keep you informed.
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