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LGP LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL


La Grange Park Little League serves the community of La Grange Park, IL and is open to all residents of La Grange Park as well as anyone attending a school physically located within La Grange Park.

LGPLL offers both Spring and Fall Baseball.  Registration for the seasons usually takes place December thru January & July thru August.

 

CHRIS ELLIS SCHOLARSHIP

 

La Grange Park Little League believes every child should have the opportunity to play baseball. In memory of a fun, courageous boy who never had the chance to play we offer the Chris Ellis Scholarship. Please consult the application and contact league president, Mike Cusack for details on financial assistance.

 

DIVISIONS

Tee Ball

Tee Ball: Open to boys & girls ages 4+ (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)

Schedule: Play begins in April, and approximately 12 - 16 games are scheduled for each team.  Traditionally we will try to schedule 1 weekday game and 1 Saturday game each week thru mid-June.

Fields: All games will be played at Forest Road

Practice: Preseason practice is at the manager's discretion and weather permitting. There will be a 30 minute practice before each game.

Game Play: Players hit a safety ball off of an adjustable batting tee.  No score is kept. Basic game rules are taught and players are rotated among the different fielding positions.  The full batting order will bat in a half inning.  Traditionally, outs are not recorded; base runners do not advance on overthrows. 

Each player will receive a participation trophy.  A hat and team shirt is provided by the league. Players will need to bring their own glove, but helmets and bats are optional (and are otherwise shared/provided by the league during the game).  And most importantly, they should be ready to have fun!

Coach Pitch

Coach Pitch is open to boys & girls ages 6 and 7 (*5 year old's with a full year of T-Ball experience).  If you are uncertain to register for a second year of T-Ball or Coach Pitch please contact our VP of Coach Pitch.

Schedule: Play begins in April and approximately 12 - 16 games are scheduled for each team.

Fields: All games to be played at Stone Monroe Park

Practice: Teams will have practice as scheduled by the Manager

Game Play: Players hit a ball pitched by their Coach; Players are pitched to until they hit the ball fair, though an adjustable tee will be brought in when there has been a number of swings without contact. No walks or strikeouts are recorded. Traditionally, outs are not recorded but players forced or tagged out leave the playing field. Once a team bats through their order, the half inning is over. Base runners typically do not advance on overthrows. Basic game rules are taught and players are rotated among the different fielding positions. Emphasis is on basic game play. Coaches are encouraged to have a few practices in addition to games. Each player will receive a participation trophy.

Rookies

Rookies is for boys & girls ages 7 and 8 (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)

Additionally, specifically for 7 year olds, the Lagrange Park Little League Board recommends players that are eligible for the Coach Pitch division play two years in that division unless you feel your child can demonstrate the following skills:

1) Throw a baseball at least 40' on the fly.
2) Consistently catch a thrown baseball.
3) Make consistent contact at the plate.
4) Has general baseball knowledge and shows in-game awareness.

Please feel free to contact our Rookies V.P. or Coach Pitch V.P. with any questions regarding where your child should play.

Team Selection: Draft by Team Managers

Schedule: Play begins in April and approximately 12 - 16 games are scheduled for each team.

Practice:  Teams practice at managers discretion. Typically, teams practice 2 to 4 times before the games begin.

Game Play: Rookies is more developmental than Coach Pitch. Score is kept but records are not. The Rookies level is the first level played with balls, strikes, and outs along with kids pitching and playing catcher. A coach pitches if a batter gets four balls or hit by pitch (there are no walks but there are strikeouts). The inning ends when a team gets 3 outs or scores 5 runs. Games are scheduled for four innings. Players are encouraged to play all positions over the course of the season. The season ends with managers selecting players to play on the 8U All-Star Tournament Team or in the Rookies All-Star Game.

Their email addresses can be found on the League Board tab on the LGPLL website.

Minors

Minors is for boys & girls ages 9 & 10 (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)

Team Selection: Draft by Team Managers

Schedule: Play begins in April and approximately 14-17 games will be played, plus a single elimination playoff that all teams will be eligible for.

Fields: The majority of games will be played at Hanesworth South.

Practice: Teams will practice at their managers discretion.  Typically each team will have 3-5 practices before the season starts with an occasional in season practice.  There is no league policy on practice as it is entirely up to the manager to practice as often as they see fit.

Game Play: Minors games will consist of 6 innings of competitive baseball in which the score will be kept along with league standings for 9 and 10 year old boys and girls.  The league is entirely kid pitch with no in-game assistance from coaches.  An umpire will call balls and strikes from behind the plate.  Pitchers are allowed to pitch up to two innings per game and are monitored via a pitch count for game-to-game usage control.  Managers are encouraged to rotate their players between the infield and outfield to promote development.  At the conclusion of the regular season a single elimination playoff will take place in which all teams are seeded according to their regular season record.  Trophies are awarded to the first and second place teams of the playoff tournament.  All-Star teams will be selected for both age groups by the league managers.  Each age group will play in tournaments during the entire month of July at the conclusion of the regular season playoffs.  If you have any questions about registration, the rules, or placement of your child, please contact the divisional VP.

Majors

Majors is for boys & girls ages 11 & 12 (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)

Team Selection: Draft by Team Managers

Schedule: Play begins in April and approximately 14-17 games will be played plus a single elimination playoff that all teams will be eligible for.

Fields: All games will be played at Hanesworth North.

Practice: Teams will practice at their managers discretion. Typically each team will have 3-5 practices before the season starts with in season practice common.  There is no league policy on practice as it is entirely up to the manager to practice as often as they see fit.

Game Play: Majors games will consist of 6 innings of competitive baseball in which the score will be kept along with league standings for 11 and 12 year old boys and girls. The league is entirely kid pitch.  An umpire will call balls and strikes from behind the plate.  At the conclusion of the regular season a single elimination playoff will take place in which all teams are seeded according to their regular season record.  Trophies are awarded to the first and second place teams of the playoff tournament.  First place team will represent LGPLL in the Brookfield Overhalt Tournament in September.  District All-Star teams (11U & 12U) will be selected for both age groups by the league managers.  Each age group will play in tournaments during the entire month of July at the conclusion of the regular season playoffs.  If you have any questions about registration, the rules, or placement of your child, please contact the divisional VP.

Girls Softball Rookies (7-9) Registration

Open to girls ages 7 through 9 (*6 with at least a full year of Coach Pitch experience). 

If you are uncertain if you should register your daughter in Coach Pitch or Softball, please contact the Division VP found on the League Board page. 

Schedule: Play begins in April and approximately 12-15 games will be scheduled for each team.

Practice: Teams will have practice as scheduled by the Manager.  The league will also continue its effort to provide developmental opportunities.

Girls will start to learn how to throw, catch, hit and pitch a 12" softball.

Last year, the Softball league was open to the 7-8 age group.  This year, we are expanding the league to include girls in the 7-9 age group.  For girls above the 7-9 age group, you can still play fast-pitch softball through the La Grange Little League.