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Ages 4&5
  This is where it begins! The Shetland Division is a purely instructional, non-competitive division. It uses a combination of T-ball and coach pitching and emphasizes teaching the basic rules and fundamental skills of baseball. Lafayette Youth Baseball believes in developing an environment of friendly competition with little emphasis on winning -- no scoring or stats are kept. All players will play the entire game.

Games will be played at both Armstrong Park and First Assembly of God on the corner of Old US 231 and Beck Lane.

This league will play approximately 10 games.



Age 6
  The Rookie League’s purpose is to introduce the fundamentals of baseball in preparation for a more structured environment at the Pinto Level. Players at the end of the season in Rookie League should have learned how to run the bases properly, attempt to field ground balls and more importantly know where to throw them, hit a pitch thrown from the coach, and understand the concept of out vs. safe, all in an environment of fun and sportsmanship stressed at both practices and games. No score will be kept during games.

Games will be played at First Assembly of God on the corner of Old US 231 and Beck Lane.

This league will play approximately 10 games.



Ages 7&8
  In the Pinto division the name of the game is Fundamentals. Young players learn the basics of the game at this level in an organized but fun and forgiving setting. Scores and team standings are kept. Batters will hit off of a pitching machine. Players at this level are expected to hustle, play their best and have FUN in a safe and learning environment. Teamwork, respect for the volunteer coaching staff and good sportsmanship is expected from the players and parents to insure a positive learning environment to help the players develop their baseball and life skills to the best of their ability.

All games will be played at Armstrong Park (weather permitting)

This league will play approximately 14 games.

This division will feature an end of season tournament with all teams participating.

An all-star team will also be assembled at the end of the season (spring league only) and play in tournaments against teams in the surrounding cities/counties. The all-star team may have the opportunity to advance to regional and district tournaments.



Ages 9&10
  The Mustang Division is where Pony Baseball begins to play a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where scores and team standings are kept. Pitching is performed by pitching machine for the entire season.

All games will be played at Armstrong Park (weather permitting)

This league will play approximately 15 games.

This division will feature an end of season tournament with all teams participating.

An all-star team will also be assembled at the end of the season (spring league only) and play in tournaments against teams in the surrounding cities/counties. The all-star team may have the opportunity to advance to regional and district tournaments.



Ages 11&12
  The Bronco Division is where you begin to play more competitive baseball and follow the rules of Major League Baseball closely. Players are allowed to lead-off and steal from all bases. Managers will now have the opportunity to execute the finer tactics of advanced baseball. It is a competitive Division, where umpires are used and league standings are kept.

All games will be played at McCaw Park (weather permitting) and various county venues.

This league will play approximately 15 games.

This division will feature an end of season tournament with all teams participating.

An all-star team will also be assembled at the end of the season (spring league only) and play in tournaments against teams in the surrounding cities/counties. The all-star team may have the opportunity to advance to regional and district tournaments.



Ages 13&14
  The Pony Division is a competitive division. By now the players should have an understanding of the rules of the game and acquired the skills and attitude necessary for a more competitive game of baseball. Regular Major League rules are used. Emphasis is placed not only on individual skill development, but, also on team strategies. Players will adjust to stronger defenses, and more experienced pitchers and are motivated by their eagerness to play baseball.

All games will be played at McCaw Park (weather permitting) and various county venues.

This league will play approximately 15 games.