LBC and PONY age divisions


Shetland Division (4-6)

Shetland (6U) focuses on instruction for the beginning player. Players learn the fundamentals of baseball. Game play utilizes the batting tee. A Safe-soft ball is used for safety. Games are limited to one hour and all team members bat and play the field each inning. When possible, players are assigned to teams with their schoolmates. There are no tryouts.  An emphasis is placed on scheduling games with teams from within the same District. All coaches are volunteers.

Each player receives a baseball jersey and a hat as part of their registration.  League registration normally covers a majority of costs.  Players should have access to a glove.  Please consult your coach before purchasing equipment. Batting helmets are supplied by the League, however, this may be an item you may wish to consider purchasing.

                                            

SHETLAND         $87.00       Regular Registration                                          

Pinto Division (8U)

Pinto Division players continue to learn the basic fundamentals of baseball with an introduction to more advanced concepts.  A pitching machine is utilized at this level with an emphasis on putting the ball into play, developing fielding ability.  Batters receive 6 pitches, strike out at three missed swings or fail to get a hit. There are no walks. A Safe-soft ball is used for safety. Innings are limited to five runs or three outs. The score is kept during games.  There is no stealing or leading off. When possible, players are assigned to teams with their schoolmates. An emphasis is placed on scheduling games with teams from within the same District.

Each player receives a baseball jersey and a hat as part of their registration.  League registration normally covers a majority of costs.  Players should have access to a glove.  Batting helmets are supplied by the League, however, this may be an item you may wish to consider purchasing.  Please consult your coach before purchasing equipment.  While it is possible that some players may develop aptitude and skills for certain positions, in is encouraged that all players experience all aspects of the many positions.

                                         

PINTO                   $112.00               Regular Registration                                 

Mustang Division (10U)

Mustang layers begin training in the complete game of baseball. Games are played with regulation baseballs, base stealing is permitted with no lead offs, and pitching from the stretch are introduced. Limited balks and dropped third strike are also in effect. Teams are comprised of players from within the same District. Coaches are allowed to develop teams but recruiting of players from other teams is actively discouraged. Divisions are made up of similar caliber teams. The regular season includes games with teams from within the same division. Interlock games against teams from other leagues may also be played. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out for the national all-star teams.

Parents should be aware that there are additional team fees at this level.  Uniforms and specialized equipment are not provided at this level.   Teams are encouraged to utilize the purchasing power of LBC for uniforms, but it is not required.  The advanced division teams should anticipate some travel.

                                     

MUSTANG                 $152.00      Regular Registration                                  

Bronco Division (12U)

Bronco players continue their development in the complete game of baseball. The diamond is extended to 70 feet and the pitching mound is 50 feet. There is a stricter enforcement of balks. Teams are comprised of players from within the same District. There are evaluations. Coaches are allowed to develop teams but recruiting of players from other teams is actively discouraged. Divisions are made up of similar caliber teams. The regular season includes games with teams from within the same division . Interlock games against teams from other leagues may also be played. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out for the national all-star teams.

Parents should be aware that there are additional team fees at this level.  Uniforms and specialized equipment are not provided at this level.   Teams are encouraged to utilize the purchasing power of LBC for uniforms, but it is not required.  This level does travel.

                                  

BRONCO              $167.00                      Regular Registration                                

Pony (14U) and Colt Divisions (16U) may often be combined, depending on registration.

Players continue their development in the complete game of baseball. The diamond is extended to 80 feet and the pitching mound is 54 feet. Teams may be comprised of players from throughout the city. Divisions are made up of similar caliber teams. The regular season includes games with teams from within the same division . Interlock games against teams from other leagues may also be played. There is an end of season tournament. Players may try out for the national all-star teams.

Parents should be aware that there are additional team fees at this level.  Uniforms and specialized equipment are not provided at this level.   Teams are encouraged to utilize the purchasing power of LBC for uniforms, but it is not required.  There is the expectation of travel at this level.

                                         

PONY/COLT        $187.00            Regular Registration