2017 WSBL tryouts


Dear Parents and Players,


In preparation for our 2017 Western Suburban Baseball League (WSBL) Spring Baseball season LJAL Baseball will be holding tryouts for teams starting at 9U through 14U based on your age as of 4-30-2017.


We want to encourage all eligible Livonia and Clarenceville school district baseball players to attend tryouts scheduled for the first weekend in August for teams playing against other local communities including Canton, Garden City, Westland, Wayne, and more.


Our goal is to establish 2-3 teams to represent Livonia in the WSBL and each age group offers a different number of potential players so we encourage all players to attend the free two day tryout on Friday/Saturday and invitation only Sunday tryout.


Please review the following times and make sure your player arrives 30 minutes early for check-in.  Players will have time to warm up scheduled into the tryout start times so your player should be on the field and ready to go promptly at their assigned time.



Friday August 5th 


Rotary #1                 6pm                  9U ONLY


9U is the first level of WSBL teams for Livonia and will be evaluating as many players as possible with the goal of creating two new teams.


Saturday August 6th 


Rotary #1                 9am                  14U/13U

Rotary #1                 12pm                12U/11U

Rotary #1                 3pm                  10U/9U


All age groups will be represented today and will be the last day for open tryouts. 


All players are strongly encouraged to tryout for their designated age group regardless of potential team openings as players will be evaluated by a representative from every WSBL coaching staff for the opportunity to attend the final invitation only evaluation on Sunday, August 7th.

All players selected by LJAL Directors or WSBL Coaches to attend the final evaluation day on Sunday, August 7th will be notified immediately after the conclusion of their age specific tryout during an event ending meeting.


All players not selected to attend the Sunday tryout are strongly encouraged to continue to refine their skills and abilities in the LJAL House Program.


Sunday, August 7th   INVITATION ONLY


The Sunday WSBL tryout will include all players specifically invited from tryouts Friday and Saturday as well as many returning players from the previous 2016 WSBL season.


The goal of the invitation only Sunday tryout is to allow potential WSBL players to practice alongside returning WSBL players in order to provide WSBL coaches with the best reference for choosing the best representatives for our LJAL baseball teams playing in the WSBL.


All returning 2016 WSBL players are strongly encouraged to attend tryouts Sunday, August 7th during their age specific time.


Sunday August 7th


Rotary #1                          9am                          14U                      

Rotary #2                          10am                        13U

Rotary #4                          11am                        12U

Rotary #1                          12pm                        11U

Rotary #2                          1pm                          10U

Rotary #4                          2pm                          9U


An age specific draft will be scheduled the following week and players attending the invitation only Sunday tryout will be contacted with their individual draft results.


All players drafted by WSBL teams may be expected to provide a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to secure their position as well as additional requirements including but not limited to winter practices and tournament commitments.


You may pre-register for the tryouts at the following link: https://ljal.demosphere-secure.com/_registration and select the program "WSBL Basball tryouts for 2017".


Please feel free to contact ljal@baseball.com with any questions and we’ll look forward to seeing many of you at tryouts!!!!!




2016 fall baseball/softball program 


  • We will have 8/10/12/14U age divisions (lower & upper division will be created if enough teams)
  • All games will be on Saturday or Sunday beginning August 20th (no games Labor Day Weekend), and will consist of 6 weeks of double headers, with the 7th week as a championship game between the top 2 teams (trophies awarded for winners and runner-up)
  • There is no restriction to players outside of Livonia
  • Whole teams are welcomed, make sure to let us know if you are a travel team
  • Uniform provided will consist of:  jersey/shirt, hat, and socks (no pants)



  • All games will be on Saturday or Sunday beginning the weekend after Labor Day (09/10).  If there are enough teams per age division, we will play 5 weeks (10 games), with the 6th week as the championship between 1st & 2nd place, otherwise will play 6 weeks (12 games) with no championship
  • Will need three (3) teams per age division (10/12/14U) to be able to offer, may be partnering with Farmington as has been done in previous seasons
  • There are no restriction to players outside of Livonia
  • Whole teams are welcomed, make sure to let us know if you are a travel team
  • Uniform provided will consist of:  jersey/shirt, & socks (no pants)
  • Reminder that in fall you play the age group that you will play in the spring:
    • 10U 2006 & younger birthdates
    • 12U 2004 & 2005 birthdates
    • 14U 2002 & 2003 birthdates
  • ​We will no longer be granting requests to play up an age group


** REGISTRATION FEE $125.00 **  

Click here to register




LJAL fall baseball/softball day at Dicks Sporting Goods - 20% off

In conjunction with Dick's Sporting Goods, on August 6th & 7th 2016, the LJAL is able to offer our families 20% off throughout the store at Dick's Sporting Goods Store:  Livonia 13501 Middlebelt Rd.


Please click here for the flyer



LJAL is looking for baseball & softball umpires for the upcoming 2016 spring/summer & fall seasons.


If you are interested, please contact Dave Carlson at:  dave.carlson@ljal.com


You may also find add'l umpire information out here.

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