The West Raleigh Baseball Association has been an overwhelming success. It serves well over 800 youth players ages 5 through 14 yrs in spring and fall baseball programs. The West Raleigh program is designed to promote teamwork, good sportsmanship, skill growth and healthy competition for children of varying ages.
There are many leagues across the country, but few are as family friendly as West Raleigh. It is not uncommon for kids and their families to watch other kids playing their games before or after their own games, some spending an entire day at the ball park. There is a community feel to this league which we cherish.
West Raleigh also prides itself for putting sportsmanship above everything. The biggest trophy every season, every year is for the Sportsmanship of the League. Each team has its own Sportsmanship Award provided to the member that best exemplifies good sportsmanship, and then one of those kids are voted on by the coaches to be the Sportsman of the League.
While there is no doubt that this is a competitive league, we believe that the family atmosphere and focus on sportsmanship have been the keys to the overwhelming success of the league and its All Star representatives year after year. Feel free to look at the Information links for the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth and Tar Heel League Championships won by West Raleigh teams.
The spring baseball season begins with practices in early March, and games beginning in April and ending in June. The spring program, consisting of about 40 teams, is designed to offer competitive league play. The leagues include: Modified Coach Pitch League (5-7 yrs.), Minor League coach pitch (6-8 yrs.), Rookie (9-10 yrs.), National and American Leagues(11-12 yrs.) and Junior League (13-14 yrs.).
Highly skilled All-Star teams represent West Raleigh in tournaments during June, July and August. All-Star teams play in local and sometimes distant tournaments, frequently reaching regional competitions and have even made it to 4 World Series events, winning two.
The fall program begins in August and ends in mid October and is comprised of at least 35 teams. The fall program is designed to provide a high level of instructional training, focusing on player skill development, and is intended to prepare players for spring baseball. The fall program includes a Modified Coach Pitch League (4-6 yrs.), Minor League (Coach-pitch, 5-7 yrs.), Rookie League (8-9 yrs.), Major League (10-11 yrs.) and Junior League (12-13 yrs.). In the fall, we do not offer post-season All-Star play.
The baseball program is managed by the Baseball Committee and the Executive Director. The Baseball Committee is appointed annually by the Board of Directors, which oversees the WRBA.