Frequently Asked Questions
Games are played in Warren at the Warren Municipal Complex located at 99 Bardy Rd Warren, NJ 07059 (located behind the Warren Library & playground).
And in Watchung at Phillips Field located at 65 Brookdale Rd. Watchung, NJ 07069 (located adjacent to Mobus Field).
Some divisions may have inter-league play with surrounding towns; and a few games may take place in Basking Ridge, Long Hill, or Bernardsville.
Although we work closely with the town, the Warren Recreation Department does not operate WBSI. We are a non-profit organization that is entirely funded by player registrations, sponsorships, donations, and fund-raising efforts.
Sign-up begins in January. Late registration takes place in March, but spots are not guaranteed. Players are assigned to teams in March. Games begin in April. The regular season ends on Field Day which typically falls in early- or mid-June.
T-Ball is our entry-level league for children in pre-K and Kindergarten. We have levels of play for children up to 15 years old.
No, the wait-list is for players who did not sign-up on time. If your child signs-up on time they will be placed on a team. We want every child who desires to play to have the chance to do so.
We need help in many areas. You don’t need to know how to throw a split-fingered fastball to help as a team parent. Keep a scorebook, rake a field, fundraise, help in the snack bar or with Field Day, or many other functions that contribute to a great experience for our kids. To get involved, send us an email: email@example.com
At the very least, WBSI asks parents to volunteer for 2 hours. All of us who volunteer are extremely busy, but we make the time because we believe it benefits the children. We highly recommend you get involved. The more you do with WBSI, the more you see the joy that it brings to the children.
No. The team that a child plays on is based on ability and space available on the team roster.
According to our league rules, every child must play a minimum amount of time in the field and at the plate. Just because a child is skilled in one area does not mean he should not learn and play other positions as well. By the way, many kids who start off with rudimentary skills become good ball players as they grow older. Please keep negative comments away from the kids.
When disagreements arise between parents and coaches the primary recourse, if you feel your child is being treated unfairly, is to talk with the league commissioner.
If you are still unhappy, the Rec Director will meet with you and the league commissioner to resolve the problem via an open, honest discussion.
WBSI feels very strongly about a proper code of behavior for players, parents, coaches, and everyone involved in the program. The Code of Conduct outlines issues such as cheering for all children, refraining from foul language, and of course proper behavior by spectators and players. The State of NJ has passed laws suggesting that spectators exhibiting improper behavior may be removed from the playing premises. The League refuses to tolerate inappropriate behavior and will take action to stop it.
Rules are posted on this website under the Coach's Corner tab.
WBSI teams play hundreds of games during the spring season. We have game fields in constant use. We have barely enough field space to take care of rainouts; therefore, rescheduling for children's other extracurricular activities cannot be accommodated.
WBSI does NOT allow appeals of an umpire’s judgement calls. If an umpire needs clarification of a rule interpretation, then he will ask the league commissioner for help. Decisions are final.