Winter brought the 2016 Winter Meeting held at Corner Pub and Grill for the second annual year. We had a large turnout and we thank everyone for coming out for a great time talking wiffle. Here are some of the more important notes of what we can expect for Season 15...
Season 15 Goals:
-League Rebranding with new league and team logos, along with an overhaul of our media outlets.
-For the first time in our league's history we will be video taping ALL games and activities.
-New Sponsorship Possibilities.
-New flood lights added for more visibility at night and dusk.
-Team banners/past championship flags purchased.
Season 14 League Changes:
-League going to 9 Teams/3 Divisions
-Division Draw will be held in February. Each tier will be represented in a division:
-Tier 1: Phillies (Twins), Athletics, Rockies
-Tier 2: Royals, Yankees, Brewers
-Tier 3: Expos, Astros, Diamondbax
-5 Teams make playoffs (2 wild card teams)
-All Star Game is just for fun now. Still Sunday Night.
-2017 All Star Game – Chris and Alex are captains, Chris is home. Draft will be held to pick teams.
-Newest Expansion Franchise: SWBL Diamondbax (Captain, Trent Steffes)
-Phillies change their name to the SWBL Twins.
-The first strike of your at bat, if you watch the strike go by and hits the zone, you are automatically out.
-Dead ball on a successful pegging attempt.
-HOF Induction/Nomination Procedures will be changed by the front office.
-Season 14 Registration is now open online. Only veterans who did not play in 2016 and rookies need to register.
-League Fees (100 dollars per team)
-Jerseys/Matching Colors needed for 2017
-Free Agent Process and Contracts will be emailed to Captains in the coming week.
-National Recognitions – Teams and Wiffy Awards
-NWLA Tournament (July 14-16)/Regionals (Early June Weekend)
-Dates to remember:
-Registration Period: January 1st – March 15th
-Unrestricted Free Agency Begins: January 15th
-Division Draw: February 2016
-Rookie Draft: March 2016
-Captains Meeting: Mid May
-League Fees due BEFORE first game on May 26th.
-Season 15 Dates: May 26th-May 29th
If you have any questions, email the front office at firstname.lastname@example.org