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The Baseball 2020 Dates and Announcements

  • All dates and times are subject to change until this note is removed
  • Bat rules will be changing this season. More details to come, however we will Still allow all USA bats, as we have the previous 2 seasons.

Check back before  arriving at Scheduled times to confirm.
  • Spring Season Dates:
    • In-person Registration Dates: January 26th and February 2nd from 2:00pm-4:00pm at Licking Heights High School 
    • Registration Due: February 28th
    • Evaluations:
      • (8U): Tuesday, March 3rd, 6:45pm-8:30pm at LH West
      • Minors (10U): Wednesday, March 4th, 6:45pm-8:00pm at LH West
      • Majors (12U): Thursday, March 5th, 6:45pm-8:00pm at LH West
    • Draft: March 7th
    • Field preparation Day: March 28th ( April 4th if needed)
    • Pre-season Majors Tournament: Week of April 20th
    • Pre-season Minors Tournament:  April 14th- April 18th
    • Season Begins: May 2nd
    • Regular Season Ends: June 16th
    • End of Season Tournaments: June 18th-21st
    • All Star weekend: June 27th 
      12pm tball all star game. Jersey 2

      12:30pm 8u Home Run Derby and fastest pitch. Jersey 1

      2:30pm 8u all star game. Jersey 2 

      3pm 10u Home Run Derby and fastest pitch. Jersey 1

      5pm 10u All Star Game Jersey 2

      5:30pm 12u Home Run Derby and fastest pitch. Jersey 1

      7:30 12u All Star Game. 


    Fall Season:

    ▪ Registration Due: TBD

           ▪ Games Begin:TBD

    ▪ Season Ends: Mid October 

    ▪ End of Season Tournament: TBD



Notes: Sample Jersey's will be available to try on at all In-person signups, open gyms and evaluations. If you are unsure of what size your child will need, please take advantage of the opportunity. We can Change the size of what you registered your child for no later than March 7th


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Coach’s Corner

Concussion Training

All coaches (head and assistant) must complete concussion training online before your first game. Please use one of the following websites:


When complete, e-mail your certificate to:

 [email protected]

Head Coaches Online Training courses:
 
Head Coaches will be given login Credentials upon being approved as a LHYA coach, follow the links below and select the Course based on the Division you are coaching. Tball and 8u will select 8 and under. all other divisons will select 9+.

NAYS online Coach's training

League Rules

LHYA Rec Baseball Team Draft Procedures

Baseball Practice Drills
You can click here to find some common drills you can run at your practices.

Field Locations

Addresses to all fields are below. In a couple of cases, the address provided is the nearest address available and once you get to this location, you will see the park and/or fields.

Licking Heights (LH)

  •  LH Jersey Field 1 & 2 – 12201 Morse Road SW, Pataskala, 43062
  •  LH West  Field 1 & 2– 1490 Climbing Fig Drive, Blacklick, 43004


Others coming soon...

Registration

2020 Spring Rec Baseball

This program consists of the levels of play listed below. The league will provide a jersey and hat for each player. Each player will be responsible for their own helmet, pants and socks. Your coach will notify you of the desired color. We will provide a uniform fitting at the evaluation dates which will be e-mailed to you upon completion of registration.

Bat rules are slightly changing this year. They will be finalized this week and sent out to everyone who is registered.

Practices will begin as early as March 9th indoors, then move to outdoors April 1st. Practices can be one or two nights per week for 6U Tee Ball, and 2-3 nights for all other divisions at your coach's discretion. Regular season games begin May 1st and end late June and may be one or two days/nights per week. Games will be played with other LHYA teams as well as teams from neighboring areas (excluding Tee Ball).

Per the current LHYA draft rules, players moving up from 8U Machine Pitch to 10U Minors this season will be placed on their previous coaches team if that coach is selected to coach a 10U Minors team. For all other divisions, returning players will be placed on their previous coach's team ONLY if the coach is also returning to the same level of play as last season. If a coach OR player is moving up a division, any of their players will be re-drafted. If you are interested in coaching, please complete the volunteer portion of this application and notify us at [email protected] Please be advised that no player requests for a specific coach will be honored (other than the 6U Tee Ball division).

Any players wishing to play in a higher division than their current age must sign up for their age-appropriate division and request to be evaluated to play up. If evaluated and approved, they will be transferred to the appropriate division and we will collect the remainder of the registration fees at that time.

6U Tee Ball:
Ages 4-6 - Born between 5/1/2013 and 4/30/2016
Typically, all team and coach requests are granted. This Division requires no travel

8U Machine Pitch (formally Coach Pitch):
Ages 7-8 - Born between 5/1/2011 and 4/30/2013
Team and coach requests are not granted, as draft rules apply to this division. This level of play will require a small amount of travel.

This year we will be switching our Coach Pitch division to Machine pitch. This is an exciting change for us! Many leagues across the country, including locally, have gone to this system with excellent reviews and results. We will run our 8U program very similar to how all Cal Ripken Rec leagues run their 8U divisions. For more information on this you can email Director Michael Winebrenner at [email protected] Benefits to this change include:
• Faster, straighter and more accurate pitches that prepare kids far better for the 10U Kid Pitch level.
• Pitches will be coming from 46ft vs 40ft, and from a height more similar to the height of the 8U players, not a 6ft+ coach.
• Faster, straighter pitches help batting fundamentals by not swinging at pitches coming from a coach, which are far slower and on an arc. Preventing bad swing habits like dipping shoulder etc. 

10U Minors:
Ages 9-10 - Born between 5/1/2009 and 4/30/2011
Team and coach requests are not granted, as draft rules apply to this division. This level of play will require some travel. 65ft bases, 46ft mound.

12U Majors:
Ages 11-12 - Born between 5/1/2007 and 4/30/2009
Team and coach requests are not granted, as draft rules apply to this division. This level of play will require some travel. 70ft bases, 50ft mound 

15U Pony:
Ages 13-15 - Born between 5/1/2004 and 4/30/2007
Full Baseball field. Teams are not formed until late April or early May and practices will begin at that time. This division will require travel for most games. Registration will open for this division at a later date.

18U Babe Ruth:
Ages 16-18 – Born between 8/1/2001 and 4/30/2004
Full Baseball field. Teams are not formed until late April or early May and practices will begin at that time. This division will require travel for most games. Registration will open for this division at a later date.

6U - Tee Ball

Registration closes on 02/28/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/02/2020 to 06/27/2020
$100.00

8U - Machine Pitch (formerly Coach Pitch)

Registration closes on 02/28/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/02/2020 to 06/27/2020
$120.00

10U - Minors

Registration closes on 02/28/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/02/2020 to 06/27/2020
$130.00

12U - Majors

Registration closes on 02/28/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/02/2020 to 06/27/2020
$130.00

15U - Pony

Registration closes on 04/30/2020 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 05/01/2020 to 07/31/2020
$160.00
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