2020 Registration Information

Registration for 2020 will end on Firday March 13th.You will need to register each player and add to the shopping cart individually. Please be sure to fill out all information accurately. If you have not yet registered for an account you will be asked to do so upon checkout.

If you purchased a jersey in the past 2 years players can still wear that jersey as the design will stay the same.

Some quick notes

  1. If you have a jersey from the past 2 seasons we will still use the same one so no need to order a jersey, unless of course you need a bigger one! They tend to grow…..
  2. When you checkout you will be asked to login or create an account. You can login using the same account from last year. This will have all of your information for contact, etc so no need to re enter that! If you cannot remember your password click the lost password link, if this is your first time you will need to register for an account.
  3. Please share this link and/or the Facebook post as every year we hear that people did not know about the registration. So please share!!!!

Summer Traveling Baseball

Boys ages 7-15 – 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. The majority of ZVBL games are scheduled on Sunday evenings.

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.

Summer Traveling Fastpitch

Girls ages 9-18 – starts in early June  – ends in mid July.

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)

NEW! Summer T-Ball

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

New in 2020 will be the addition of a tee-ball program. One night a week (TBD)

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 practice per week and two play dates against a surrounding community (TBD). 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.

Depending upon enrollment we may split into 2 groups (4/5 and 6/7) and will need heavy parental involvement.

The primary goal is to get the kids interested in the amazing sport!

Registration includes a LC Baseball Tee Shirt for players to wear.

General Knowledge

Financial Hardship

Although LCYBA is attempting to provide the best experience for your children at a reasonable cost, this cost may become prohibitive for some to participate. LCYBA will not allow cost to be a barrier to participating. Please contact a member of the board of directors and briefly explain your concern related to the cost to participate and accommodations can be made.

Playing Time Policy

Coaches will make every effort to divide playing time equally when possible. This does not mean equal infield and outfield play. Every effort will be made for each player to play at least 6 defensive outs and have at least one plate appearance per game. Rain-outs and ten run situations are out of the coach’s control and could result in “un-equal” time. Due to limited number of participants on each team, attendance is required at all games and practices unless discussed previously with your respective coach. Unexcused absences may result in loss of playing time. Excessive excused absences will also affect playing time or removal from LCYBA roster. Effort and attention are expected at practices and games, the coach may limit playing time if your son does not follow this guide.

Practice Policy

Players are expected to be at all practices 15 minutes before practice start time. Players should arrive ready to play (this means that if practice starts @ 6:00, the kids should arrive @ 5:45, have their clothes, shoes and gloves on and ready to take the field at start time). LCYBA understands there are certain situations where a player cannot attend practice due to certain reasons (family emergency, vacation etc.); however, the program is a time commitment and attendance is required. Please let your coach know of any unexpected absences as soon as possible and well in advance of any expected absences.

Un-excused Absences

An un-excused absence is defined as any absence that the coach has not been notified of in advance. After the 2nd instance, a conference will need to be scheduled between the parent/coach/player to discuss continued participation in LCYBA. Any un-excused absences after this conference may result in dismissal from LCYBA.

Game Day Policy

Players are expected to be at all games at least 20 minutes prior to game time. This time may be earlier, depending on the prerogative of each team’s coach. Some teams will have some practice time before games; others may not. Travel to and from the game will be the responsibility of the parents. If you cannot attend/drive your child to the game and cannot find a carpool, please contact the coach.