* The Majority of All Practices and Games for: TBall, Rookie, Instructional, Minors, and Majors are played at Kemptown Park
* Minors and Majors may play interleague games against local Baseball Leagues for home and away games
- - Full Travel and Select - -
* 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U, and 15U
Can I apply to be a volunteer, whether it is a coach or LBC committee member?
Yes, you can. When you register, fill out the volunteer form and complete the background check, whether for a coaching position or a volunteer position.
For coaches - proceed to www.leaguelineup.com\luyaa and complete the "Coaches Application and Pledge" form. Whether you are a coach or not will depend on - you completing the volunteer form and background check, completing the Coaches Application and Pledge, approval from the LBC Commissioner, and the number of returning coaches.
For LBC committee volunteer - contact the LBC commissioner. Is LOUYAA Baseball affiliated with a certain baseball organization?
Yes, LBC belongs to Cal Ripken (ages 4-12) and Babe Ruth (ages 13-18) leagues for our Intramural (Recreational) organizations. Both leagues offer rules and regulations designed by professional baseball youth managers. When does the season begin?
We offer two seasons for Intramural and Seniors - Spring and Fall. Spring generally starts in March and ends the last week of school.
Fall generally starts the end of August and ends at the end of October/early November.
Dates are tentative. Check our website for more information each season. What divisions do you offer? (Age placement is based upon child's age on April 30th of the current season. Intramural is Tee ball through Majors, and depending on the number of teams, games may be in-house only, or we will team up with a local baseball organization for a few games). Tee Ball
- ages 4 to 6. Fun age to learn the basics of baseball - hit, run, throw. Coaches assist in the field. Teams are created first by special requests from comments in registration. Rookie
-ages 6 to 8. Use of a machine to pitch the ball. The teaching of baseball knowledge is expanded at this age level. Coaches assist in the field. Teams are created first by special requests from comments in registration. Instructional
- ages 8 to 10. Coach pitch league. Coaches assist in the field, but not as much as Rookie. Teams are created first by special requests from comments in registration. Minors
- ages 8 to 10. Kid pitch league. Kids learn to pitch and catch at a beginners level. Teams are created through a draft. Majors
- ages 10 to 12. Kid pitch league. Kids learn more baseball knowledge. Teams are created through a draft. Travel (9u, 10u, 11u,12u, 13u, 14u, 15u)
- kid pitch league. Kids are selected from open tryouts from any location. Travel from venue to venue. Each age group is dependent on the number of participants and coaches. Select (9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, 14u)
- kid pitch league. Part of our Travel program. Kids are selected from open tryouts from Intramural participants only. Kids practice and play for their Intramural team before and after the start of the LBC season, and practice for their select team before the LBC season, and then play Sunday only games once the LBC season starts. Each age group is dependent on the number of participants and coaches. Seniors
- ages 13 to 18. Kid pitch league. Play in the Frederick Babe Ruth league that is governed by the Babe Ruth organization. Teams are formed based upon evaluations prior to the season starting. Travel is within Frederick County. My child is eligible for one division, but I think he can play at the next level up. How do I do that?
When you sign up at www.luyaa.org, the tool will automatically place your child in a division based on the birth date. In order to have your player move up a division, you need to contact the commissioner for approval. This may require an evaluation to determine if your child should be placed at a higher division. How do we register for baseball?
Go to www.louyaa.org
and look for the leagues registration link and dates. Can I make special requests?
Yes, for Tee Ball, Rookie and Instructional only. We can not guarantee your request, but we do attempt to make it happen.
Minors and Majors are by draft, and we generally only honor Coach and child/children on the same team.
Travel is by tryouts. Where are games played?
Intramural teams currently use Kemptown Elementary School as our main home fields, but we also use New Market Elementary School.
Travel teams practice at Utica Park.
Seniors have used Kemptown Park and Old National Park fields.
Our fields can be found at www.leaguelineup.com\luyaa under "Directions". When are practices?
Practice time and location depend on field availability and your head coach preferred day and time. Practices for Intramural (TBall, Rookie, Instructional, Minors, and Majors) are usually 2 times a week (one week night and Saturday) before games start in Early/Mid-April, and then once a week on your scheduled week night after games start. When are your games?
We generally use Saturday as game day for Intramural, and Seniors and Travel will depend on the governing bodies that control their schedule. Games can start as early at 9AM. Intramural length of games vary, depending on division, but are generally 1 or 2 hours long. No more than 2 hours. We will occasionally schedule games on 1 or 2 Sundays, and a few week days. This all varies on the number of teams in a division, field availability and special events. How many games do you play?
Intramural tries its best to get more than 10 games in for the season. Travel and Seniors number of games will vary depending on the schedules provided by their organization. What do I need for my player?
LBC provides uniforms (shirt, hat and socks), baseballs, catcher's gear, and helmets. Families need to provide a glove, baseball pants (no shorts, jeans, etc.), shoes (tenner shoes or plastic spikes only, and we recommend the spikes), and a bat.
As with all youth organizations we utilize a variety of of fundraisers each year to help offset the tru cost of Baseball. This includes the investment in fields, field maintenance, equipment, baseball dirt, uniforms, and of course...baseballs. The raffle fee is the one fundraiser where a portion of the receipts is returned to randomly selected "Raffle WInners" at the end of the year.