The National Wiffleball League Association is making a change in the way things are run. The NWLA has always operated as a parent organization for a community of wiffleball leagues around the country. In 2018, that will be more prevalent than ever.
First, there will be no more Small and Large Leagues. Everyone plays wiffleball with what they got, leagues of all sizes play in the NWLA Tournament with what they got, and now all of us will be in the same NWLA pot for team rankings, wiffy awards, and more.
Next, as some of you may already have seen; the website added a few new changes, including a podcast page and new rankings pages. More additions will be coming throughout the 2018 wiffleball season.
Today, an email was sent to all NWLA Commissioners introducing a new biweekly newsletter. This newsletter will be released every other Sunday and will include wiffle updates from every league around the country. Commissioners can add games scores, trades, event details, tournaments, really anything they want to share with the wiffle community. This also gives the responsibility of the Commissioners to provide nominations for NWLA Team Rankings, National Teams, and Wiffy Awards. No more will it be a committee searching out and combing through websites to find the top players in the country. Nobody knows your league and your players better than the Commissioners. Some Commissioners may do all the nominating themselves and some might delegate. Some leagues have even talked about forming an NWLA Committee for their league to make sure their league is well represented during awards and recognition season. No matter what though, this ultimately gives the leagues the chance to showcase who they are and the players that represent them. The community is always looking for the next big league, the next big idea, or the next wiffle superstar.
The first NWLA Newsletter is slated to debut on April 1st, 2018 (and no that is not a joke). This will also be when the Preseason 2018 Team National and Regional Rankings will be released.
Stay tuned, 2018 should be a great year of wiffleball!