Thank you to Laurel Auto Group and their generosity to West Suburban Little League
West Suburban creates equally competitive teams. Unlike other local little league programs, West Suburban does not create "stacked" or "All Star" teams for regular season competition.
West Suburban is always growing. In 2017 the league fielded 35 teams in age groups ranging from 4 to 12. Over 350 area children participate at West Suburban annually. West Suburban Little League is open to all children in the Greater Johnstown area. All children can play regular season and local all-stars but boundaries are enforced for Little League sanctioned competition.
The West Suburban board sets registration fee each winter for the upcoming season. The typical fee is $30.00 with discounted rates for siblings. An annual fundraiser is held with a buyout option.
West Suburban Little League is located behind the former Westmont Elementary School and the Hiram G. Andrews Center in Upper Yoder Twp. in Johnstown, PA. There is always plenty of parking available in the Hiram G. Andrews parking lot.
As a member of Little League International, West Suburban adheres to all safety standards set forth by the organization. All adult volunteers must submit clearances to be able to volunteer at West Suburban.
West Suburban offers divisions of play that are emotionally and physically appropriate for various ages.
Ages (4-5): Tee Ball Division
Ages (5-6): Farm Division
Ages(7-8): Machine Pitch/Minors Division Baseball and 8U Softball
Ages (9-10): Intermediates Division Baseball and 10U Softball
Ages (11-12): Majors Division Baseball and 12U Softball
Ages (13-15): 15U Softball
Ages (16-18): 18U Softball
Established in 1951, West Suburban is in the oldest 10% of little leagues worldwide.
West Suburban has over 50 local businesses and groups that annually support the league. West Suburban also participates in the Little Leagues Big Heart Program that benefits local area charities.
Thanks to the support and fundraising done by volunteers, the 2017 season turned into another success for West Suburban. The spring began with improvements made to Miller Field at West Suburban. New dugouts were constructed and a new backstop was added. Both renovations greatly improved the safety and playing experience for children on Miller Field.
During the 2017 regular season West Suburban fielded 33 teams between baseball, softball and the Challenger Division. S&J Crosstie Construction (Majors), Pitt Bull Technologies (Intermediates), and Franklin Credit Union-Conemaugh Twp. (Minors) won regular season titles.
The post season was highlighted by West Suburban capturing the Pennsylvania Minor Division District 11 Championship. The team eventually was eliminated from the state competition with loses to Philipsburg-Osceola and East Pennsboro-who went on to be the PA state runner up.
West Suburban also captured 7 post season tournament titles including: Conemaugh Valley 11-12, East Taylor Jackson 11-12, Conemaugh Twp. 9-10, West Suburban 9-10, Conemaugh Valley 9-10, Conemaugh Twp. Machine Pitch, and East Taylor Jackson Machine Pitch Tournaments. The 10U Softball team made its first trip to the PA Section 4 Tournament. Visit the WSLL Trophy Case page to see more on the WSLL tradition.
2017 also saw 3 former West Suburban players travel to California and help Johnstown (Moxham Bank) finish as runner up to Seoul, Korea in the Pony-13 International World Series. The 9-10 All-Star manager was also inducted into the AAABA Hall of Fame.
Please plan on attending a WSLL Board Meeting over the fall and winter as preparations are underway for the 67th season at West Suburban in 2018 season.
Back Row: (Left to Right) Aiden Kohan, Logan Heinlein, Brady Gartner, Caden Miller. Xander Meese, Jeremy Dietz, Colin Dinyar, Jack Wesner, Natallo Rocco Front Row: Sully Weir, Connor Sweeney Absent: Lucas Turner