Baldwin, Bethel Park, Fort Cherry, Fox Chapel, Hampton, Montour, North Allegheny, North Hills, Penn Trafford, Peters Township, Plum, Seneca Valley, Shaler, South Fayette, West Allegheny, West Mifflin, Mt Pleasant
DEDICATED TO SLOW PITCH SOFTBALL AS A HIGH SCHOOL SPORT
WPISL Enrollment Dates
Varsity Head Coaches, Member Representatives, and New Members,
The deadline for declaring a Varsity team for entry in the WPISL is Monday, August 11, 2014, 11:59 pm. The required form is provided below. At this point you should making a final determination whether you have enough players to field a varsity team. The WPISL recommends you have at least 15 players in grades 9-12 to field a varsity team. Email the form to WPISL@yahoo.com
WPISL Varsity Declaration Form Link
WPISL JV Declaration Form Link
WPISL Jr High Declaration Form Link
Scheduling Meetings – August 16 (Varsity) and August 23 (Jr. Varsity and Jr. High) at North Allegheny Sr High School at 9am.
August 30 - Sept. 1 – Labor Day Opening weekend for Varsity regular season games.
September 6 - 7 – Opening weekend Jr. Varsity and Jr. High for regular season games.
WPISL – President
WPISL Meeting 6/1 5:30 at Oakdale Community Center
Members and Coaches,
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League (WPISL) General Membership Meeting on Sunday, June 1 2014, will be held at Oakdale Community Center, beginning at 5:30 pm. The directions to Oakdale Community Center are as follows.
Oakdale Community Center – 104 Seminary Avenue - Oakdale, PA 15071
From Downtown take the Fort Pitt Bridge and Tunnel outbound following on Parkway West I-376. Go approximately 10 miles and just before Robinson Town Center take Exit 60A onto US-22/US-30 West heading toward Weirton. Follow US 22/30 West 1.4 miles and exit the highway at the Oakdale Exit. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left on to McKee Road (Orange Belt). Follow McKee Road 2.6 miles until McKee Road turns into PA 978. Follow PA 978 0.5 miles and turn right onto Union Ave (PA 978). Make the next left turn onto Seminary Avenue. The Community Center on right immediately after the turn Parking is on the east side of the building.
The estimated travel time from downtown Pittsburgh is 30 minutes
The primary focus of the meeting will be for the membership to vote on two items as follows:
- Proposed changes to the WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules as recommended by the Rules Committee. A copy of the proposed amendments and changes to the WPISLConstitution, By-laws and Rules as recommended by the Rules Committee was sent to the membership and 2013 head coaches on May 6, 2014 and is available on the leagues’ web-site.
- The 2014 Proposed Schedule as recommended by the Scheduling Committee. A copy of the proposed schedule will be sent out in prior to the meeting.
In addition, other league business will be conducted. An Agenda will be issued prior to the meeting.
Members are welcome to submit agenda items to Brian Cronin (secretary) firstname.lastname@example.org or me. The cut-off date for submitting agenda items is Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 6 pm. Non-agenda items may still be discussed at the meeting during the Open Forum near the end of the meeting.
Please invite any representatives from any prospective teams or schools to attend the meeting.
WPISL – President
Meeting Agenda Link
Scheduling Recommendation Link
Proposed WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules for the 2014 season
Proposed WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules for the 2014 season link
Member Representatives and Head Coaches,
Attached for your review and consideration is a draft copy of the proposed WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules for the 2014 season based on discussions and conclusion drawn by the Rules Committee.
There are no proposed changes to the Constitution other than changing the date in the footer. There are changes to the By-laws and Rules. The proposed changes are marked in red font.
The proposed change will be voted on by member representatives at the June 2014 membership meeting. The date, time and location of that meeting will be announced soon.
If you have any comments on the WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules for the 2014 season please be prepared to address them at the meeting. If you would like to propose a change to the WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules please do so in accordance with the provisions laid out in the WPISL Constitution, By-laws and Rules.
WPISL – President
WPISL News Flash - Montour Achieves Club Sports Status
Montour School Board voted in favor of slow pitch softball becoming a recognized club sport in their school district. Congratulations to Brian Cronin, his players and the Montour Organization. Montour becomes the 8th WPISL member to achieve club status.
WPISL News Flash - Shaler Area Achieves Club Sports Status
Congratulations Shaler Area School District on achieving club sport status on 4/9/14. The School Districts' Board Meeting was attended by WPISL President Ed Vesely and WPISL board members and Shaler Area representatives Jim Schindler and Frank Byers. The nine-member board unanimously approved girls’ slow pitch softball as a club sport under a pilot program. Congratulations to Jim Schindler, Frank Byers, their coaching staff and the Shaler Area girls’ slow pitch program. Shaler Area becomes the seventh member organization to achieve club status.
WPISL Annual Organization Meeting Minutes 1/26/14
Coaches and Member Representatives,
Below is a brief summary of the action taken and other items of interest from the January 26, 2014 WPISL Organization Meeting.
A total of 11 coaches, member representatives and board members were in attendance. Since nine schools were represented, there were sufficient members to have a quorum.
The membership passed changes to the Constitution that allows for elected officers to serve two-year teams rather than one. Please see the attached revised “Constitution, By-laws and Rules”. This document will be posted on the web-site soon.
The membership voted for the following officers. All five officers ran unopposed in the election.
- President – Ed Vesely (term: 2014 and 2015)
- Vice President – Jim Schindler (term: 2014)
- Secretary – Brian Cronin (term: 2014)
- Treasure – Rip Odato (term: 2014)
- Scorekeeper – Joe Bolton (term: 2014 and2015)
The membership passed the following fee structures for 2014.
- Varsity = $80 per team
- JV = $35 per team
- Junior High = $35 per team
The Umpire Committee will move ahead with requesting each umpire chief whose association provides services to wpisl members to provide the names of at least three umpires they can provide for games in 2014 who have clearances. The details of the requirements will be developed by the Umpiring Committee in the coming months.
Request for Quotations will be made to softball suppliers in the coming months. There was a discussion and an agreement at the meeting that if the price we pay for softballs goes up, that the remaining softballs in stock will go up in price to equal the price of the new softballs so all teams will pay the same price for all softballs purchased in 2014. With the skin issue of the existing balls and 31 dozen left, the league will sell those softballs to JV and Junior High teams until the supply is exhausted. Regarding the new batch of softballs, they will only be sold to Varsity teams.
There was a discussion and agreement that the WPISL will switch from individual trophies to medals for the playoff champions and runner up team.
The membership was in agreement to have two umpires at all semi-final playoff games instead of one.
For 2014, the Board has selected the following volunteers as commissioners at each level. The intent of having three commissioners is to improve communications and attempt to address members concerns and questions as quickly as possible.
- Varsity Commissioner: Ed Vesely
- JV Commissioner: Brian Cronin
- Junior High Commission: Frank Byers
For membership issues or inter level issues the questions and concerns should come to Ed Vesely. For Scorekeeping or web-site issues; please contact Joe Bolton.
There were several ideas to improve our league that were discussed during the meeting. These will be considered and addressed by the appropriate committee and brought forward to the membership for consideration at the next General Membership Meeting, which will most likely be in June 2014.
If you have any comments or concern, please e-mail both Brian Cronin and me, so we can address them or pass the information to the appropriate board or committee member.
WPISL – President
WPISL Annual Organization Meeting 1/26/14
Members and Coaches,
The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League (WPISL) is pleased to announce that the annual organization meeting will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2014, beginning at 5 pm at Baierl Center located on the campus of North Allegheny High School. The street address for North Allegheny High School is:
10375 Perry Highway
Wexford, PA 15090
The primary purpose of the annual organization meeting is for the members to elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Scorekeeper. The duties for these officers and the voting procedures are provided in the Constitution portion of the attached “Constitution, By-laws and Rules”. If anyone is interested in running for these positions, and would like to nominate themselves in advance of the meeting so their names can be placed on the pre-printed ballots, please let me know no later than Thursday, January 23, 2014. If you would rather nominate yourself or nominate someone else at the meeting, we will add that person’s name to the ballots that evening.
The secondary purpose of the meeting is to get feedback from the membership on the 2013 season.
Thirdly, if you have any other items you would like to discuss at the meeting, there will be an open forum at the end of the meeting. If you would like any discussion items put on the Agenda in advance of the meeting, please let me know by Monday, January 20, 2014.
Finally, we will also be looking for volunteers to serve on and chair the Rules, Scheduling, Fundraising, Publicity and Umpire Committees.
WPISL – President
Montour Defeats Bethel Park 16-14 to Win WPISL 2013 Championship
Instructions For Reporting Scores
Both teams should report the official scores to the league within a day of games being played by either sending an email to email@example.com or sending a text message to 724-561-2772.
The message should contain if it is for Varsity, JV or Jr High; date of games, names of the schools involved and the scores
WPISL Varsity Champions 2006 - Present
2006 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2007 - Fox Chapel (Photo)
2008 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2009 - West Allegheny (Photo)
2010 - Bethel Park (Photo)
2011 - North Allegheny (Photo)
2012 - Fort Cherry (Photo)2013 - Montour (Photo)
For a complete schedule listing, click here!
Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Softball League (WPISL)
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