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 MEMORIAL 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, Jim Biskupic for details on financial assistance.
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 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 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.
Their email addresses can be found on the League Board tab on the LGPLL website.
Minors is for boys & girls ages 9 & 10 (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)
Majors is for boys & girls ages 11 & 12 (actual birthday requirements will be listed when registration opens)