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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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