To Be Eligible: Our league is open for all boys & girls who reside in the Town of Lewisboro and are currently enrolled in the 1st grade up to the official Little League age of 16 (anyone born on or after May 1, 1994). Additionally,Little league rules limit registration in the LBA for 1st through 6th graders, along with 7thgraders born on or after May 1, 1998, to those who live in the Increase Miller, Lewisboro or Meadow Pond school zones. Those KES area residents eligible for our Juniors and Seniors Divisions (i.e., born before May 1, 1998) may play in the LBA . Division eligibility for the spring season is based on current grade as well as "league age," which is defined as a player's age on April 30, 2011.
Divisions: Our "A" Division ( all 1st & 2nd Graders), "AA" Division (all 3rd & 4th graders) and "AAA" Division (5thGrade) will be played on a 60 foot diamond. All children in these grades play in these divisions irrespective of birthdays. Again this year, our Majors division (all 6th graders irrespective of birthdate & all 12 year old 7th graders - those born between May 1, 1998 and April 30, 1999) will play on the 70 foot diamond as introduced last year:
“A” Division:for grades 1 & 2. Pitching machine is used. All youngsters will have the opportunity to experience many fielding positions over the course of the season and the emphasis is on the development of fundamental baseball skills and sportsmanship. A slightly reduced game schedule is utilized with more practice time scheduled. Score will be kept but not standings. We will conduct an end of year tournament.
“AA”: Live arm pitching will be utilized in this division, for grades 3 & 4. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games and one practice per week.
“AAA”:For 5thgraders only. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games and one practice per week.
Majors Division: All 6th graders and 7th graders born between May 1, 1998 and April 30, 1999. We will send an e-mail by March 20, to all qualifying 7th grade 13 year-olds who have registered, asking you to state your field preference. Standings will be kept and playoffs will be held to determine a champion. Typical schedule is two games and one practice per week. This year, we can not accomodate 7th grade 13 year olds in the Majors division as Little League baseball rule prohibit it. LL age 13 year olds must play on the 90-foot diamond.
Juniors Divisions: (90 foot diamond), For all Little League age 13 and 14 year olds including: 7th grade, 13 year-olds (born between May 1, 1997 and April 30, 1998) and 8th grade 13 year olds and 8th/9th grade league age 14 year olds (birthdate 5/1/96 - 4/30/1998). Games will primarily be scheduled on weekends.
Seniors division:(90 foot diamond) league age 15 & 16 (5/1/94 - 4/30/96). Games will primarily be scheduled on weekends.
Registration & Fee: Players who register by March 1, 2011 will receive the early registration fee of $175.00 per individual registrant, with a discounted fee of $155.00 per registrant for families registering multiple children in the league. This will increase to $200.00 for individuals and $180.00 per registrant for multiple player families AfterMarch 1. Any registration received after March 20 will be subject to a waiting list and you may not be placed on a team until after April 18, 2010. Included with your paid registration you will receive a $10 voucher good toward the purchase of LBA merchandise.
Regular Season: We plan to announce teams before students leave for the spring recess (April 15) and will hold our opening day ceremony on April 30 with regular season play beginning soon after that and ending with the Division Championship Games and awards ceremony no later than June 23. Weekday practices will be scheduled subject to field availability. We will announce more information about our schedule by the end of February.
Uniforms & Equipment: All players will receive a team jersey, hat, pants and socks. Additionally, we will continue to provide a helmet and a heart guard for all players in their first year with the LBA. If returning players need a new helmet or a larger-sized heart-guard, which will be mandatory again this season on the 60 & 70 foot diamonds, we will make them available for purchase at a significantly reduced price. All players must provide their own baseball footwear (no metal cleats), baseball gloves, athletic supporters and protective cups. The LBA provides all teams with baseballs, first aid kits, catcher’s mitts and catcher’s equipment.
Evaluations: This year we will hold two player evaluation sessions:
Evaluations for all 1st through 5th graders, will be scheduled on or about Sunday March 20that John Jay High School. Final date and times will be e-mailed and posted by March 1.
6th & 7thgraders will be evaluated in a separate on-field session in April (TBD).
We also urge all players & parents to carefully read the Codes of Conduct before signing, since there are some new important additions involving player & parent behavior.