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2021 Fall Baseball League Descriptions

Tee Ball

Ages 4, 5 & 6

This is where it begins! The Tee Ball 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 Armstrong Park

This league will play approximately 6-7 games.

Practices: One per week. (location varies)

Games:  Game days will vary. (Armstrong Park)


Rookie

Age 6

Not offered for Fall 2021. Rookie will return in Spring 2022.

The Rookie League’s purpose is to introduce the fundamentals of baseball in preparation for a more structured environment at the 8U 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.

This league will play approximately 8-10 games.

Practices:  1-2 per week max.  (location varies)

Games: Game days will vary. (Armstrong Park)


8U

Ages 7 & 8

In the 8U 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. Score will now be kept. Batters will primarily hit off of a pitching machine at this level. 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.

Games will be played at Armstrong Park (weather permitting).

This league will play approximately 10 games plus a single elimination tournament.

Practices:  1 per week (location varies)

Games:  Game days will vary. 


10U

Ages 9 & 10

The 10U Division is where we begin to play a more complete level of baseball. It is a competitive division, where score is kept.  The 10U Division for fall 2021 will be a Coach Pitch division, playing under the summer season Coach Pitch rules.

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

This league will play approximately 10 games plus one end of the season tournament.

Practices:  1 per week (Armstrong Park)

Games: Game days will vary.


12U

Ages 11 & 12

The 12U 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 Armstrong Park (weather permitting).

This league will play approximately 10 games.

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

Practices: 1 per week (Armstrong Park and  varying places)

Games:  Game days will vary.


14U

Ages 13 & 14

Not offered for Fall 2021, will return in Spring 2022.

The 14U 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.

Practices: 1-2 Per Week (McCaw Park and varying places)

Games: Game days will vary.