Saturday, January 20, 2018
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|Bat Crazy! |
Getting a lot of questions on bats because USA Baseball has changed their bat standards for 2018. We are not part of USA Baseball who has their bat standard, nor are we a part of USSSA Baseball who have their own standard, or any other governing body. It gets very confusing with these national organizations, and SWBL decided a few years back we do not want to be restrictive and force folks to use (purchase) only one approved standard. So here is the SWBL bat regulation:
Any bat that has the approval signatures or marks of any of the national youth baseball governing associations, such as Little League, USA Baseball, USSSA, Cal Ripkin, Babe Ruth, etc. may be used as long as the bat is fit for use. (Not dented, damaged, graphics and markings worn off, not altered in any way) For 15U bats may not exceed a -5 drop. All wood bats fit for use are legal.
|DRAFT ONLINE REGISTRATION INFO |
PLEASE READ BEFORE REGISTERING read more ...
Select Team registration - please download packet located in Important Documents on right side of page.
Information on Draft Registration click below on read more
|SPRING REGISTRATION OPENS JAN 1 |
Online registration for Spring 2018 Season will open January 1st. for Draft League
Once again SWBL will offer an early registration discount. You should register early as space is limited and we have had leagues fill out before the published end of registration.
Select Teams may download a team packet from the below link (active Jan 1) or contact registration to arrange pick up of a packet. Select registration will close March 4th.
Season will begin March 24th and finish June 16th. (End date will vary by League and may end earlier dependent on schedule)
Regular Season Games will be scheduled Monday thru Saturday, start times of 5:45pm & 7:45pm on weeknights. (7U & 8U Coach Pitch will be scheduled for 5:45; 10U, 12U & 15U will be scheduled for 7:45; 5:45 when available) Saturdays 8:00pm to 7:00pm. Playoff games and make up games due to weather cancellations may also be scheduled on Sundays. read more ...
|The Basics |
Southwest Baseball League (SWBL) is an independent baseball league for boys and girls age 4 to 15. We are a not for profit organization run by a dedicated group of volunteers known as the Directors. The League offers two levels of play, Draft and Select.
The Draft League is geared toward recreation and instruction. It is for players of all skills and abilities and is especially a good place to start for those players new to baseball or with limited experience. All players who register will be placed on a team.
The Select League is team oriented and plays at a higher competitive level than draft. Players seek out teams and try out for positions. Select teams may also be involved with playing in tournaments locally and out of town. Check the "Looking" section of our website to find teams who are seeking players. Players may also be posted in "Looking" who are seeking a team.
SWBL is the only El Paso baseball league that offers Draft and Select and is the largest league offering registration to individual players for Draft League.
Along with the regular game schedule and playoffs, SWBL also hosts in Spring its annual All Stars Competitions and Games. On this weekend the teams choose their best players to compete in events of hitting, pitching and running, along with the All Star Games.
SWBL offers to ballplayers of all abilities opportunity to play baseball no matter ability or experience, fun events such as All Stars and playoffs, all in an atmosphere where good sportsmanship and proper youth sports conduct is demanded by all participants.
For more information on SWBL please be sure to check out out FAQ section located on top menu bar.
|SWBBL now on Twitter |
To help you stay informed, SWBBL has added a Twitter account to go along with our Website, Facebook, SMS Messaging and Email system. Follow us on Twitter and we'll let you know about registration, field conditions, whether games are cancelled or still on, and when we have other messages sent out in email or posted.
Click on the link below or look us up on Twitter @ EPSWBBL
P.O. Box 220712,
El Paso, TX, 79913