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Lake City Youth Baseball Association is a motivated group of parents, local businesses and community members working together to provide a quality youth baseball and fast-pitch softball program to Lake City and surrounding communities. While providing a culture that promotes the fundamentals of the game, both physical and mental that will teach life lessons beyond the playing field.

To enable this to happen there are people and teams all across the community pushing this common vision. Local fundraisers, raffles and business sponsorships help make our program the most affordable opportunity in the area.

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Fastpitch Softball

Register for the upcoming 2022 Summer Fastpitch Season.

Girls ages 8-18 – starts in early June – ends in mid July.

8U: This is a league that meets twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday) beginning the first week of June, however teams may begin practicing earlier. No practices or games the week of July 4th. It is an instructional league with the emphasis on softball fundamentals and participation. The league may use a pitching machine and “T”. Live pitching will be encouraged and introduced.

10U: This is a SE (local) Minnesota league that meets twice a week beginning the first week of June, however teams may begin practicing earlier. 10U teams will have the opportunity to travel and play against neighboring teams. It is an instructional league with the emphasis on softball fundamentals and participation. The league will be played on Mondays/Wednesdays. (8-10 dates)

12U: This is a SE (local) Minnesota traveling league, which plays games twice a week (Tuesday/Thursday) and starts the first week of June. (8-10 dates)

14U: This traveling league, plays games twice a week (Monday/Wednesday). As age increases, so does the competition, so you will get your chance to try your skills against some better softball players. In addition to tournaments, you may also get a chance to play in a state tournament. (8-10 dates)

16U: This is a traveling league. Most of the players in these age brackets are people you have played with or against in the high school softball leagues. Tournaments vary, and will be arranged by your coach and if you qualify you may have the opportunity to play in a state tournament. (8-10 dates)

18 & Under: This is a traveling league. Most of the players in these age brackets are people you have played with or against in the high school softball leagues. Tournaments vary, and will be arranged by your coach and if you qualify you may have the opportunity to play in a state tournament. (8-10 dates)

Traveling Baseball

Register for the upcoming 2022 Summer Baseball Season.

Boys ages 8-15 – starts in mid-late May – ends in mid-late July.

Most teams participate in The Zumbro Valley League which is based out of South Eastern Minnesota and features multiple age divisions. The league consists of 20+ associations and is broken out into regional divisions of 6-8 teams per division. Teams will play 12-14 game regular season schedule and a double-elimination post-season tournament.

We also are a member of the Metro Baseball League and participate at some ages depending upon skill level of the group. The league consists of 50+ associations and is broken out into regional divisions of 9-12 teams per division. Teams will play a 16 game regular season schedule and a single-elimination post-season tournament, as well as the August classic.

You can expect to have at least one game night per week, at least one practice night per week, but may be more than that when the season is in full swing. Each coach will get their schedule planned and communicated as soon as they have it. Coaches try to remain consistent each week with what nights are scheduled but may have to deviate based upon field availability and weather.

8U: This is for 7 and 8 year olds, they will play games against other teams in the area in which the coaches organize. This group is not affiliated with any league. It is an instructional program with the emphasis on baseball fundamentals and participation. There is no pitching, players will hit off a pitching machine. Game nights consist of one 4-5 inning game. (3-5 dates) – May play in up to 2 tournaments.

9U: Typically plays in the ZVBL with live pitching and play the full game of baseball, minus stealing. Game nights consist of two 5 inning games. (6-8 dates) – Plays in WSD Tourney, ZVL Tourney and up to 1 more.

10U: Typically plays in the ZVBL with stealing bases, however no leading off. Game nights consist of two 5 inning games. (6-8 dates) – Plays in WSD Tourney, ZVL Tourney and up to 1 more.

11u: This group will play in the MBL in 2020. Game nights consist of one or two 6 inning games. (8-12 dates) – Plays in WSD Tourney, MBL Tourney and Farmington Tourney.

12u: Typically plays in the ZVBL and play on 75 foot bases. Game nights consist of two 5 inning games. (6-8 dates) – Plays in WSD Tourney, ZVL Tourney and up to 1 more.

13u: Typically plays in the MBL and play on 75 foot bases. Game nights consist of one or two 6 inning games. (8-12 dates) – Plays in up to 2 tourneys.

15u: Plays in the MBL and play varsity level baseball. Game nights consist of one or two 6 inning games. (8-12 dates) – Plays in up to 2 tourneys.

T-Ball

Register for the upcoming 2022 Tee Ball Season.

Boys and Girls 4-7 – starts in early June – ends in mid July.

One to two nights a week (Days/Times at coaches discretion)

LCYBA has created a program for Tee Ball-age players (ages 4-7); and their parents or guardians, that is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness, and having fun. The Tee Ball program will be a 6-week plan and resource that features structured learning, highlighted by one to two practices per week and two play dates against a surrounding community (TBD) as well as a potential tournament. Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons utilizing up to 40 activities that include skills, drills, and plenty of physical activity.

Need to buy a bat?

The LCYBA provides bats for each team but also understand that many kids want their own. It is a piece of equipment that they take ownership of and it becomes part of their game. But with that also comes a rather hefty expense. From past experience one thing we run into is parents do not know what bat to buy and in many cases either purchase one that is too big, or even worse illegal. Below you will find the 2022 bat rules for baseball and recommended bat sizing for the size of your child. Because everyone is built differently it is important to get a bat that fits the player, not the age.

2022 Baseball League Bat Rules (All Leagues)

8-11 year olds

Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4″, 2 1/2”, 2 5/8” or 2 ¾” with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark.

12-13 year olds

Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4″ or less with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark.

Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/2″, 2 5/8”, or 2 ¾” barrel with minus 10 weight differential or less and a USSSA or USA mark.

14 year olds

Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 3/4″ or less barrel with maximum minus 5 weight differential or less with USSSA or USA mark.

15 year olds

Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 5/8″ or less with a minus 3 weight differential and be BBCOR approved.

WOOD BATS ALLOWED AT ALL AGES

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