Registration - Tryouts - Season Timeline (updated 3/4/19)
Registration for Baseball and Softball at West Brownsville Little League is open to children league age 4 to 12 who live or go to a school in our zone.
Registration Dates / Times For The Upcoming Spring Season
January 19 - March 18, 2019
Online: Open 24/7
Online registration is available 24/7 through our online registration portal sponsored by Dick's Sporting Goods. Click on the Online Registration tab on the main menu to access the site.
In-Person: (Every Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 2:00pm)
In-person registration will take place on Saturdays and Sundays only, 10am - 2pm, from January 19 - March 3, 2019. Registration will take place at West Brownsville Little League Park (directions) on all registration days, and also at Dick's Sporting Goods and Academy Sports and Outdoors from February 9 - March 3.
When you come register your child, please bring a birth certificate and two proofs of residency dated between February 1 of the current year and February 1 of the prior year. Acceptable forms of proof are: Utility Bill, Cell Phone Bill, or Insurance Statement. A School Record dated prior to October 1 of the current school year can also be used to prove residency.
The registration fee to play at WBLL is currently set at $50. However, there are discounts for registering more than one family member. The cost for registering a second family member is $40 and $30 for a third. There is no cost for registering a fourth player or beyond. The registration fee includes a team jersey and cap. It also includes all coach's equipment fees and all umpire game fees that are usually charged by other leagues on a per game basis.
To play at West Brownsville Little League, players must meet two requirements: league age and zoning.
League Age Requirements
If your child is between the ages of 4 and 12 according to the league age charts, they have met the first eligibility requirement to play. To determine your child's league age, please refer to the tab labeled "Determining League Age" on the left-hand side of our main page.
The second requirement is zoning. Little League rules require players to play within their zone. A player is considered to be in our zone if they live or attend school within the West Brownsville Little League in-zone area. To find out if you are in our zone, please refer to the tab labeled "Map" located on the left-hand side of our main page. On the pull down menu, click on "Boundary Map". The boundary map can be zoomed in to look for your child's school or place of residence. If you are inside the red highlighted area, you have met the second eligibility requirement to play.
COMING SOON........New boundaries have been agreed upon by each of the Brownsville Little League organizations, but final approval is still pending from Little League Headquarters. Once approval has been met, the map below with the new boundaries will be official. If you live outside our existing boundary, but within the NEW 2019 BOUNDARY, we will accept your registration. However, we may have to hold it temporarily pending final approval from Little League Headquarters.
For a list of frequently asked questions concerning residency and school requirements, please click here:
In addition to registration fees, a parent needs to provide their child with a few basic pieces of equipment, such as: baseball pants, baseball glove, baseball socks/shoes. Other equipment that is recommended, but not required for practice at home is: appropriate-sized baseball bat, a few baseballs and/or wiffleballs, and a net for use as a backstop.
Mandatory Tryouts (SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER)
Tryouts are mandatory for players league age 8 and above that are not already on a majors division team. Players should be prepared to test their skills with infield grounders, outfield fly balls, throwing, and timed running, Players should bring their own water, glove, baseball shoes, cap, and shorts or baseball pants. Players should arrive a bit early to warm-up their arms and legs on their own or with a friend prior to the start time. Players only need to try out once at one of the scheduled times listed below:
Friday, March 22, 2019 - 6pm at WBLL Park
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 9am at WBLL Park
Make-Up Day, If Necessary
At this point, only mother-mature knows.....LOL!
Managers' Draft Meeting for T-Ball / Coach-Pitch Divisions
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm - Bello Amanacer Adult Day Care, 556 W Elizabeth St.
Rule books, schedules, first aid kits, and general guidelines will be distributed during this meeting.
All T-Ball and Coach Pitch Division team managers will be handed their team rosters
Player Draft (Managers / Coaches only) for Minor's / Major's Divisions
Saturday. March 23, 2019 - 12:00 noon at DK's Restaurant, 1655 Ruben Torres Blvd.
The player draft is for the Minors and Majors divisions coaches only. Coaches have the opportunity to select their team rosters, as per the rules set out WBLL local bylaws and by Little League. All other levels of play are by blind draft, where teams are assembled by random draw.
Coaches' Drills Clinic
Saturday, March 23 - 4pm at WBLL Park
Get a leg up on the competition by making the most of your team's practice time. This clinic was put together to help coaches design effective practice routines and drills to get the most out of limited practice time with youth players. The class will be taught by some of our more experienced coaches that have been part of youth baseball for quite a while. Clinic should last approximately 1 1/2 hours and is highly recommended for all registered coaches and assistant coaches, especially those that are fairly new to youth baseball / softball. Hamburgers and/or BBQ will be served following this clinic. There is no charge to attend, but an RSVP would be appreciated by contacting Coach Coordinator, Rusty Brock, at 956-640-0080 via text, so that we can plan accordingly.
Coaches' Rules Clinic
Saturday, March 30 - 5:30pm at IBC Bank (2nd Floor)
This clinic is designed to go over rules that are unique to Little League Baseball / Softball, including recent changes to last year's rules. It is designed to give ALL coaches, regardless of their level of experience, a refresher on Little League rules. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and take notes. The class will be taught by our Head Umpire, George Hinojosa. Bring something to write with to take good notes for future reference. Clinic should last approximately 2 - 2 1/2 hours and is highly recommended for ALL coaches and assistant coaches to attend. There is no charge.
Practice times and locations are chosen independently by each team manager and should begin by the fourth week in March with games beginning on or around April 8.
Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 7pm
Opening ceremonies are a BIG deal at WBLL! We take pride in making it a community event by inviting all of our community's leaders and sometimes even a few celebrities / dignitaries. Players and coaches get introduced for the first time in their uniforms. The beginning of the season starts with our ceremonial first pitch thrown out by our guest(s) of honor.
April 8, 2019
Closing Ceremonies (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 7pm
Closing ceremonies are players favorite part of the season. They get recognized for a job well done. Our sponsors get recognized and players get their trophies/medals.