2016 LJAL Baseball and Softball

LJAL Baseball/Softball Players, Coaches, and Parents,

We would like to thank all the teams who participated in the Umpire Scrimmage on Sunday May 1st. It was beneficial to both the players and the new umpires. Please remember that only the Head Coach should address the umpire during the game. The Head Coach is responsible for all the players and parents on each team. Please remember our umpires start at the age of 14 and please treat our umpires as you would want your own child to be treated.
Upcoming Events:
*Player Pant Exchange Night - Thursday May 5th from 7:30-9:30pm @ Dickinson
-Please bring any player pants that need to be exchanged for size issues.
*Coaches Shirt/Hat Distribution -  Thursday May 5th from 7:30-9:30pm @ Dickinson
-Please come and get the correct coaches shirt and hat (Need to have Concussion Form Submitted and Registered as as Volunteer)
*Coaches -  Thursday May 5th from 7:30-9:30pm @ Dickinson
-Please bring any additional uniforms to Dickinson that you may have once all your players have received them.
*Opening Day - Saturday May 7th
-Team Pictures 7:45am-10am/11am-1:30pm at Ford Field #1 (Schedule Below)
-Parade / Opening Ceremonies 10-11am starting between fields 3 & 4 at Ford Field
-Pitch, Hit, and Run at Ford Field #2 (All participants will receive a Hot Dog, Chips, and a Pop)          
-11:45am Games Begin on Fields 3,4,5,6, and 7 at Ford Field / 2pm Games Begin on Field #2
Ford Field #2
2pm      14U Cubs @ Pirates
4:15pm 14U Royals @ A's
6:30pm 14U Angels @ Mets
8:45pm 14U Orioles @ Reds
Ford Field #3
11:45am 12U Indians @ Angels
2pm       12U Royals @ White Sox
4:15pm  12U Pirates @ Reds
6:30pm  12U Phillies @ Giants
8:45pm  12U Mets @ Cubs
Ford Field #4
11:45am 10U Yankees @ Cubs
2pm       10U Dodgers @ Royals
4:15pm  10U Orioles @ Braves
6:30pm  10U Indians @ Mets
Ford Field #5
11:45am  8U Angels @ A's
2pm       10U Reds @ Giants
4:15pm  10U Angels @ White Sox
6:30pm  10U A's @ Pirates
Ford Field #6
11:45am  8U Giants @ Royals
2pm        8U Pirates @ Cubs
4:15pm   8U Orioles @ White Sox
6:30pm   8U Reds @ Mets
Ford Field #
11:45am  8U Bulldogs @ Volunteers
2pm        10U Volunteers @ SunDevils
4:15pm   12U Volunteers @ SunDevils
6:30pm   14U Bulldogs @ Bruins
As an all Volunteer Board of Directors for LJAL Baseball we appreciate the patience and understanding when trying to serve 1200 ballplayers each season.
We would like to thank all the Coaches who also are volunteers. Without them there would be no baseball. Good Luck to all teams this Spring season.
LJAL Baseball/Softball Board of Directors
                                        2016 LJAL Picture Day Schedule / Saturday May 7th / Ford Field #1
Time Location #1/Red Flag Location #2/Blue Flag Location #3/Green Flag Location #4/Yellow Flag
7:45am 12U Cubs      
8am 8U Cubs 8U White Sox 12U A's 11U Ravens
8:15am 8U Royals 8U Giants 12U Royals 8U Bull Dogs
8:30am 8U Orioles 10U Cubs 12U Orioles 8U Sun Devils
8:45am 8U Mets 10U Royals 12U Mets 8U Bruins
9am 8U Reds 10U Orioles 12U Reds 8U Volunteers
9:15am 8U Angels 10U Yankees 12U Angels 10U Volunteers
9:30am 8U Pirates 10U Reds 12U Pirates 10U Sun Devils
9:45am 8U A's 10U Angels   10U Bruins
10am Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade
10:15am Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade
10:30am Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade
10:45am Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade Lunch/Parade
11am 14U Cubs 10U Pirates 12U White Sox 12U Volunteers
11:15am 14U Royals 10U A's 12U Giants 12U Sun Devils
11:30am 14U Orioles 10U White Sox 12U Indians 12U Bruins
11:45am 14U Mets 10U Giants 12U Braves 14U Volunteers
12noon 14U Reds 10U Indians 12U Phillies 14U Bruins
12:15pm 14U Angels 10U Braves 9U Hawks 14U Bull Dogs
12:30pm 14U Pirates 10U Dodgers 11U Hawks 10U Ravens
12:45pm 14U A's 10U Mets 12U Hawks 14U Ravens
1pm 10U Cardinals 12U Cardinals 13U Hawks 11U Cardinals
1:15pm     14U Hawks 13U Cardinals
        *As of 5-2-16
Coaches - Please help us stay on schedule by having your team arrive 10 minutes prior to your picture time.
                                         Please bring a bat/glove for pictures. Thank You.
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                                       TEAM SPORT PHOTOGRAPHY


2016 Pitch, Hit, & Run

DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2016
TIME: Event begins at 8:30 a.m.
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Register from 8:30 – 10:30am
LOCATION: Ford Field #2
ELIGIBILITY: The competition is open to all boys and girls ages
7-14 as of December 17, 2016. Boys and girls compete separately.
There are four age classifications – ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14.

Winners will move on to the regional competition.

Click here for add'l information


Sponsored nationally by Major League Baseball, Scotts and MRPA
Hosted locally by Livonia Parks and Recreation, Livonia Junior Athletic League, and the Wolverine Sports and Conservation Club.



Spring house baseball/softball registration for 8/10/12/14U is now closed

Click Here for Online Registration

Receipts only available thru Online registration

Online registration is open until March 31, 2016

Late Registration Fee: A $25 fee will be charged on all registrations after March 15, 2016.

Click here for registration form

Livonia Parks & Recreation does not accept LJAL Registrations



Please check the FAQ's to answer most questions, for anything add'l, please 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) 05/01/2007 – 12/31/2009
    • 10U (Mustang) 05/01/2005 – 04/30/2007
    • 12U (Bronco) 05/01/2003 – 04/30/2005
    • 14U (Pony) 05/01/2001 – 04/30/2003
  • Softball age groupings are the following (all divisions, with exception of 8U, are kid pitch):
    • 8U  all birthdates 2007 - 2009 (machine pitch)
    • 10U all birthdates in 2005 & 2006
    • 12U all birthdates in 2003 & 2004
    • 14U all birthdates in 2001 & 2002
  • 16U & 18U 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?

  • 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 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 weekend in May (7th) with picture day/parade and pitch/hit/run competition, and concluding with the league wide all-star game on June 18th


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?

  • 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, 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 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.



High School and Collegiate Program (formerly LBSA)

16 & 19U baseball season information


  • Practices will begin on/around the last full week of May
  • Games should begin on/around mid-June (after high school season completes)
  • Season will be 14-16 games and should finish in mid-to-late July
  • Will not know all teams participating (Canton or Inter-Lakes) until much closer to the season start date
  • All Livonia teams will have home games at either Ford-1 or Bicentennial-1
  • Teams may not be coached by a player


Click here for online registration (credit card only)



Walk in registration:  April 14th, 2016 from 6-8 pm at Dickinson Center School (https://goo.gl/maps/Q2m2RjHLif72)

Click here for registration form for walk-in (check/money order only)


Please contact us at:  baseball@ljal.com for add'l questions regarding 16/18/19U baseball



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