2018 registration for house baseball/softball

 

LJAL is in the midst of transitioning to a new website/registration provider, we are working to make this move as seamless as possible.  We anticipate having online registration for 2018 spring base ball/softball available by 01/17.  Once registration is up and available, we will send out a broadcast message as well as post on social media.

 

If you have any questions, you may contact us at:  baseball@LJAL.com

 

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) 1st & 2nd grade
    • 10U (Mustang) 3rd & 4th grade
    • 12U (Bronco) 5th & 6th grade
    • 14U (Pony) 7th & 8th grade (and 9th graders that have not turned 15 prior to 05/01)
  • Softball age groupings are the following (all divisions, with exception of 8U, are kid pitch):
    • 8U  all birthdates 2009 - 2011 (machine pitch)
    • 10U all birthdates in 2007 & 2008
    • 12U all birthdates in 2005 & 2006
    • 14U all birthdates in 2003 & 2004
  • 16U/18U baseball registration will take place in March/April with the season taking place once the high school season is complete, we will be taking part in the Canton League, and Lakes Baseball League (we will not be offering 19U baseball)
  • We will be offering a 16U house baseball season, with registration taking place after high schol tryouts are omplete; games will take place on Fri/Sat/Sun
  • 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?

  • We can no longer allocate particular days of the week for specific age divisions, as it ultimately depends on how many total teams are registered/playing, as well as availability of fields that are available to LJAL.

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/Sun could start as early as 8am, or as late as 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 weekend in May (6th) with picture day/parade and pitch/hit/run competition, and concluding with the league wide all-star game on June 17th

 

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 need to confirm what age grouping the friend and/or coach will be in as well
  • We will consider requests to play up, but can never 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 I be contacted?

  • Coaches will be recieving their rosters around the time of the coaches meeting on in early April (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 (baseball only), 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.

 

 

LJAL is looking for baseball & softball umpires for the upcoming 2018 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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