The West Linn Softball Association

The West Linn Softball Association (WLSA) offers recreational and competitive programs serving girls age 5 to 16 in the West Linn, Oregon, Clackamas County area. WLSA offers a spring program as well as a fall program.


Our mission is to offer programs for all ability levels providing the opportunity for all to participate.


WLSA is an Amateur Softball Association (ASA) affiliated league. Competitive softball ASA teams are offered beginning at the 10 and Under (10U) level. Recreational teams for grades K-4 are formed by school where possible and generally are kept together for future in-house seasons. The recreational season runs from early April to early June. ASA teams are formed by tryouts, and will usually not be the same from season to season. The ASA season varies by team. some of the higher level teams will begin in early March and play through July, while others will begin in mid to late March and run through late June.

Mission Statement

PREPARE ♦ PROMOTE ♦ PARTICIPATE ♦ OPPORTUNITY

West Linn Softball Association is dedicated to offering recreational programs to girls ages 5 to 16 in and around the West Linn community by offering a platform to learn softball fundamentals by providing the opportunity for growth to a higher level of play.

Our path is to promote, teach, and guide youth softball in our community for maximum exposure to the sport and to provide the opportunity for all to participate in a healthy, positive, and safe environment while teaching our youth of today how to be the leaders of tomorrow.

DEFINITIONS:

WLSA Recreational Program: For fun, of or relating to recreation, amateur, to gain valuable experience in, pleasant activity, a hobby. Involves very little travel. ASA teams under the recreational program will play weekly games; and 2-3 NAFA weekend tournaments for 12U and 14U teams. 10U teams will participate in a year-end CCGSA tournament.

Groups included: T-Ball, 8U, 10U-C, 12U-C, 14U-C

Registration thru West Linn Softball Association

WLSA Intermediate Program: A step above the recreational league. Slightly more competitive and caters to middle ability and skill sets. A step toward competitive play where players have mastered the recreational league but are not quite ready or prepared for the highest level of competition. Involves some travel and some tournaments.

Groups included: ASA: 12U-B/C, 14U-B/C

Registration thru West Linn Softball Association

WLSA Competitive Program: The highest level of competition; increased level of play. Players and coaches in this league have the strongest know-how, determination, and desire to compete to succeed. Involves the most travel and all tournament games.

Registration thru Independent Coaches or Team Program and WLSA

Registration requirements for competitive teams:

· Teams created at the competitive level of play shall hold tryouts or create their own team prior to registering thru WLSA. Registration thru WLSA will be at a fair cost per child, determined annually by the Board, accounting for current facilities costs and fees; all other team expenses are to be paid to and by the team. WLSA is not responsible for equipment, uniforms, tournament fees, field prep, travel fees, and any additional costs associated with competitive team placement and play.

· Teams must be registered thru WLSA for use of fields and/or facilities.

· There must be a first priority to girls in the community with no less than 50% of the roster consisting of West Linn residents or attendees of West Linn public schools.

Rules and Regulations within WLSA for competitive teams:

First priority of field use is granted to recreational teams; there shall be no competition for field use within West Linn during the recreational softball season. Intermediate and competitive teams shall share field time equally, fairly, and proportionate to the number of teams registered.