The Wilson County Youth Athletic Association is a non-profit organization that promotes youth sports programs in Wilson County for young boys and girls ages 3-17. Our objectives are to develop better citizens, organize and promote sports activities that teach sportsmanship no matter the winners and losers, and develop other traits of character such as self-reliance, courtesy, kindness, loyalty, honesty, and cooperation.
The W.C.Y.A.A. has grown tremendously over the past 19 years due to the many volunteers that make up our program. The volunteers work very hard in preparing the fields, operating concession stands, up-keeping the fields, and promoting the program. They are the key to our program!
Our newest program is our Cal Ripken Buddy Ball Program. The program started in the spring of 2007. Thirty-one players played during our first season. The program is designed for mentally and physically challenged players ages 5-20. The program will continue in the fall of 2007 and then each year in March and September. If you know of anyone that may fit the Buddy Ball criteria, please have them call the W.C.Y.A.A. offices.
We started two new programs in the fall of 2005. Girl's Volleyball for ages 6-13 and Flag Football for ages 4-6 and 7-9 will run from September 26 to the middle of November. Over 60 young players are participating in both the flag football and volleyball programs during the 2006 Fall Season. The 2007 Spring Season will also offer girl's volleyball. The season will run from the first week in March until the first week in April! Over 75 young ladies are expected to participate!
The W.C.Y.A.A. annually hosts Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Tournaments. From district, state, regional, and World Series events, each summer is full of visitors from all over our state and nation. Another major events is scheduled in 2008......the Babe Ruth Southeast Regional Softball Tournament with 50 teams from eight states. These teams will bring great softball excitement along with thousands of fans! Tons of volunteers will be needed to make the tournaments a huge success!
We have already lined up major tournaments for the future. In 2009, the Babe Ruth Leagues, Inc. 12U Softball World Series will come to town. 10 teams from all over the United States will invade Wilson County for a shot at the World Series Championship! This will be the seventh World Series in ten years.
For more information about the W.C.Y.A.A. programs or to learn how you and your family can get involved call our Athletic Director, Mickey Davis, at 252-230-2467 (Cell).