Jim moved the Sunday open practice to Saturday because of the rain for Sunday. We have enough players for 4 teams at this time. If we don't get enough for 6 teams then the managers will draft the players that they think are the better players. The additional players would be placed on a standby list. We had players leave the league because they didn't like the way Jim ran the league and some because they had team members with no skills.
He just assumes that everyone is off on Saturdays. He told one of our coaches that he was planning on cutting players if he felt they weren't good enough for the league but we think he's lying. I'm pretty sure everyone will make a team.
I'm not sure where thier league stands as far as how many players or teams they will have. Thier draft is next Sunday. After the draft someone will contact you and let you know what team you are on. Only you can decide on which league you want to play in but if you decide to choose us let me know first before you ask for your money back from the other one. That way I can make sure that the manager of the team looking for players will take you.
II'm not sure what we need as a team yet but I will keep you in mind. It would be a good idea to sign up in the player pool on our site and get your name out there for all the teams to see so if they need anyone to fill thier roster they know your there.
I'm a coach for the Orioles in the Valley Wheel League that Mike and Kyle departed to make their Wood Bat League. The Valley Wheel games are mostly on Sunday afternoons and everyone must play at least 4 innings in the field and all players are in the batting order.
I notice you have not played ball in 11 years. If you are looking to play sign up for the Valley Wheel and play this year and see what the skill level is, if you are better than what's playing in the Valley Wheel move up to the Wood Bat League next year.
The Valley Wheel is looking to have a couple of open pratices this year for new players, you could sign up and with draw your name before the draft if its not for you. For more information goto the Valley Wheel web site.
I know that Kyle responded to your question but I just wanted to add that we broke away from the Valley Wheel league because a bunch of the guys wanted to play more competitive ball with wood bats and without the restrictions of having to gaurantee playing time and abide by rules that were constantly being changed to benefit the commisioner.
I can honestly tell you that the best players from that league have jumped over to ours.We have between 65 & 75 players right now.
Unlike most of the other leagues we invite full teams to participate as well as individuals.Hopefully there will be enough players in the free agent pool to create a team in itself.
I'm not going to lie to you.There is no gaurantee that you will get picked as an individual player. Your best bet would be to come in with a team or hook up with one by contacting the managers on this site.
I would suggest signing up with the Valley Wheel League so you don't end up not playing ball and if you do manage to get on a team in this league you can get your money refunded before Valley Wheels draft takes place. New players in that league have until March 30th to register so you have some time to try to join a team here.
Our goal is to get the best players we possibly can to play in our league but I don't want to see someone miss out on playing all together thats why I suggest signing up for Valley Wheel also..Hopefully you will get picked up in our league.
Send me some info on your playing experience and positions and maybe I can help you out.
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