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Fall Baseball / Softball Registration Coming Mid-July 

2015 fall baseball/softball program 

Baseball

  • All divisions (10/12/14U) will be limited to 8 teams unless one division is low on teams- then we will increase other divisions (lower & upper division will be created if enough teams)
  • All games will be on Saturday or Sunday beginning August 15th (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
  • Uniform provided will consist of:  jersey/shirt, hat, and socks (no pants)

 

Softball

  • All games will be on Saturday or Sunday starting September 5th, 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 was done last season
  • There is no restriction to players outside of Livonia
  • Whole teams are welcomed
  • 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 2005 & younger birthdates
    • 12U 2003 & 2004 birthdates
    • 14U 2001 & 2002 birthdates
  • ​We will no longer be granting request to play up an age group

 

** REGISTRATION FEE $125.00 **  

 

 

Registration

 

Click Here for Online Registration

PLEASE REGISTER AS A NEW PLAYER - DO NOT USE OLD ACCOUNTS

 

Walk-In Registration:

WHEN - Walk-in: March 10, 2015 7:00PM - 8:30PM
 
WHERE - Dickinson Center 18000 Newburgh Rd (between Seven Mile & Six Mile roads)
 
Click here for walk-in registration form
 
House baseball/softball FAQs

This is an FAQ that should be able to answer the vast majority  of questions that come in to baseball@ljal.com

 

What age groups are available, and which one will my son/daughter be placed in?

  • Baseball age groupings are the following (all divisions are kid pitch):
    • 8U (Pinto) 05/01/2006 – 04/30/2009
    • 10U (Mustang) 05/01/2004 – 04/30/2006
    • 12U (Bronco) 05/01/2002 – 04/30/2004
    • 14U (Pony) 05/01/2000 – 04/30/2002
  • Softball age groupings are the following (all divisions, with exception of 8U, are kid pitch):
    • 8U  all birthdates 2006 - 2008 (machine pitch)
    • 10U all birthdates in 2004 & 2005
    • 12U all birthdates in 2002 & 2003
    • 14U all birthdates in 2000 & 2001
  • 16U & 19U baseball registration will take place in March/April with the season taking place once the high school season is complete
  • We are assessing interest in 16U softball, depending on number of players that reply, we may need to partner with Northville and/or other communities.  Please send an e-mail to:  baseball@ljal.com with your information if you are interested

 

What days of the week will practices/games be on?

  • For the most part 8/10U age divisions practices and games are on Tue/Thur and on the weekends (either Sat or Sun), and the 12/14U practices and games are on Mon/Wed  and again on the weekends; but it will ultimately depend on how many total teams are playing, as well as availability of diamonds

What time do the games take place?

  • Games Mon-Fri will be at 6:15, the individual team coaches will determine what time the players need to be at the diamond prior to the game; games on Sat could start as early as 8am, or as late as 5pm; games on Sun start at noon; with the last games of the day starting at 5pm

 

When does the season start and when does it end?

  • There will be a rough season timeline posted to our website soon (ljal.com/baseball), but generally speaking; the house season starts the first full week of May (5th), and concluding with the league wide all-star game on June 20th

 

How can I place my son/daughter with a particular friend and/or coach?

  • During the registration process (electronic & walk-in form); there is a field entitled “special request” where you would place the name of one (1) player or one (1) coach that you wish your son/daughter to be placed with
  • You will also want to confirm what age grouping the friend and/or coach will be in as well
  • We will consider requests to play up, but cannot consider those to play down

 

How are the teams assembled?

  • The unit areas have been phased out as a detrmining factor in placing players on teams, the primary criteria now is special requests (playing with a friend, or a particular coach), the secondary criteria would be the school attended

 

When/how will be contacted?

 

  • Registration remains open via our online portal and teams will continue to have move/add/change activity to their rosters until all are filled and we can build no add'l teams.  Coaches will be recieving their rosters around the time of the coaches meeting on 04/10 (possibly sooner), and you should expect to hear from them shortly after that

 

What equipment should I get for my son/daughter?

  • We supply a full uniform (hat, shirt/jersey, pants, socks), so your son/daughter should have a glove and bat, and while cleats are not required, we do recommend them
  • We are no longer supplying batting helmets for baseball, you should plan on purchasing one for your son, a face cage is not required
  • We will be supplying a limited number of batting helmets with face cage for softball, if you should choose to purchase one for your daughter, it must have a face cage

 

We hope this helps answer many of the questions you may have, but as always, contact us at baseball@ljal.com if you have anything additional that may not be covered here.

2015 Baseball/Softball Season Timeline
 

House baseball/softball coaches meeting:  April 14 2015 (Tuesday) Frost Middle School Cafeteria 6:30-8pm

Practices start:  April 15 2015

WSBL League: April 27 2015 - June 20 2015

House League: May 4 2015 - June 20 2015

Picture Day: May 2 2015

 Diamond Dig Baseball Tournament: May 29 2015 - May 31 2015

House All-Star Day: June 20 2015

WSBL playoffs: TBD  

WSBL tryouts for 2016 season: TBD

 

 

LJAL is looking for baseball & softball umpires for the upcoming 2015 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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