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Lakeland Little League


Opens:
Closes:

We encourage any athletes 9 years old or older to register before March 15th so they can participate in tryouts on March 16th.

OPENING DAY:
Opening Day April 13th

PRACTICE/GAME TIME LINE:
That will give teams three weeks to practice before games start.

PRACTICE AND GAMES:
Practice times will be set when the teams are built and coaches have set their schedules.
Games will be scheduled after teams are built and the league has met with the other area leagues to schedule games.
The entire league and schedule is setup and based off of tryouts, drafts, and neighboring leagues schedules.

Lakeland Little League Website:
https://lakelandlittleleague.teamsnapsites.com/

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Tryouts are just around the corner

By lakelandlittleleague | January 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Tryouts are just around the corner

Tryouts for Baseball and Softball League age 9-12 are March 10th at the Lakeland Jr. Highschool Times TBD. Juniors dates and time are TBD.

The Importance Of Team Work

By lakelandlittleleague | December 6, 2017 | Comments Off on The Importance Of Team Work

Best Organization!

Lakeland Little League is a local organization comprised of dedicated members who give their time to make sure that the children of the community have an opportunity to learn valuable life lessons from participating in a team sport. If we all work together we can make sure the kids make wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.

Registration Problems

If you are experiencing issues with online registration and would like help please email the player agent at:   lakeland.littleleague@outlook.com

Tryouts

TBD

Prospective Coaches Meeting

If you are interested in volunteering to be a Manager or Coach there will be a Coaches meeting scheduled.

Date & Time:  TBD

Location:

Lake City Church Office (Next to Dairy Queen)

15580 N Vera St #3

Rathdrum, ID 83858

Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By BASEBALL Division

T-Ball Baseball

The T-Ball division comprises of players league ages 4-6. Players are assigned to teams by the Player Agent. No minimum or maximum number of players per team. This level is for players to learn the fundamentals of hitting & fielding. In Tee Ball, players hit a ball off a batting tee. The primary goals of tee ball are to have fun, to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork.

BATTING ORDER: A continuous batting order will be used. After completion of the batting order, the other team shall come off the field and take their turn at bat. The coach must announce last batter and the last hitter will continue around the bases until they are across home plate. (There are no outs at this level.) If a catcher is used they must wear appropriate gear.

TIME LIMIT: T-Ball games are limited to (1) hour or (3) innings; whichever is first.

GENERAL RULES: All A-MINORS rules apply where applicable.

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A-Minors Baseball

A-Minors shall consist of players league age seven (7) or eight (8), with the following
exceptions: players league age (5 or 6), who have played at least one (1) year of T-Ball, may play
A-Minors at the request of the parent; players with no previous baseball experience may play
in the A-Minors Division under special circumstances and with the request of a parent. Player
Agent will make placement decision. These requests will only be accepted at the time of registration and will not be granted after the teams are created. All players are assigned to teams by the Player Agent. Minimum number of players per team is 8 with maximum being 12 unless board approves an increase or decrease.

A-Minors will be played as a standard at-bat as defined in regular Little League Rules.

TIME LIMIT: After (1&½) hours of play, no new inning shall be started.

COACH/PLAYER PITCH: If a player is pitching. 5 and 6 year olds are not allowed to pitch. 7 and 8 year olds can throw up to 50 pitches in a game; Coach Pitch or Player Pitching is mandatory for all games. If the coach is pitching the batter will only get (6) good pitches before they should be called out. The batting teams coach will pitch to their team and shall act as umpire. When pitching coaches will use a mechanical pitching machine when possible. Coaches are not allowed to act as catcher it must be a player in full catchers gear.

PITCHER POSITION: During games, the player at the pitcher position will stand on
either side of the coach pitching, behind a designated line to be drawn before the game. When a player is pitching they may pitch from the front of the pitching mound.

BATTING ORDER: Rule 2.00 A continuous batting order will be used. Rule 5.07 The side is retired when 3 offensive players are legally put out, called out by an umpire, or when all players on the roster have batted one time in the half-inning, or when the offensive team scores 5 runs. The 5 run rule will be suspended in the last inning.

STEALING: There will be no stealing of bases.

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AA- Minors Baseball

The AA-Minors division is comprised of players league ages 8-9. Must have played 1 year of Little League A minors to be eligible for AA. Players are assigned to teams by the Player Agent. Minimum number of players per team is 9 with maximum being 13 unless Board approves an increase.

BATTING ORDER: Rule 2.00 A continuous batting order will be used. Rule 5.07 The side is retired when 3 offensive players are legally put out, called out by an umpire, or when the offensive team scores 5 runs. The 5 run rule will be suspended in the last inning.

 

COACH PITCH: coaches get 5 “good” pitches 8 max. A coach can not in any circumstances walk a batter. If a player does not get a hit, the batter is out.

PLAYER PITCH: players pitch by the normal rules of baseball: 4 balls and 3 strikes. The coach will call balls and strikes from behind the mound. If a player throws 4 balls, the batting team’s manager will throw pitches (See Coach pitch rule above). Our goal is to teach the kids to hit the baseball. As they get older, they will learn how to take pitches and learn to “walk”.

TIME LIMIT: After (1&½) hours of play, no new inning shall be started: regardless of a tie. A new inning starts immediately after the last out of the current inning is declared [i.e. The game starts at 10:00 a.m.; at 11:27 a.m. the 3rd out of the 4th inning occurs; the 5th (and final) inning begins at that time (11:27 a.m.)]. The official scorekeeper will keep time; official time will start when the 1st pitch is thrown.

AA-Minors will adhere to AAA-Minors rules. However, AA will not be allowed to advance on passed balls. No stealing will be allowed in AA-Minors.

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AAA-Minors Baseball

The AAA-Minors division comprises of players league ages 9-12.  Tryouts and the draft method are used to create teams. 9 year olds not drafted to a AAA team will be placed on a AA team by the Player Agent. 12 year olds may only be drafted onto a AAA team with a waiver that has been signed by the Parent(s) and Little League International as approved for cause. Minimum number of players per team is 10 with maximum being 13 unless Board approves an increase.

BATTING ORDER: Rule 2.00 A continuous batting order will be used. Rule 5.07 The side is retired when 3 offensive players are legally put out, called out by an umpire, or when the offensive team scores 5 runs. The 5 run rule will be suspended in the last inning.

TIME LIMIT: After two (2) hours of play, no new inning shall be started: regardless of
a tie. A new inning starts immediately after the last out of the current inning is declared [i.e. The game starts at 10:00 a.m.; at 11:57 a.m. the 3rd out of the 4th inning occurs; the 5th (and final) inning begins at that time [11:57 a.m.]). The official scorekeeper will keep time; official time will start when the 1st pitch is thrown. Coaches cannot warm up pitchers only players with a minimum of a catcher’s helmet and an athletic supporter.

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Majors Baseball

The Majors division comprises of players league ages 10-12. Tryouts and the draft method are used to create teams. Returning Majors players have first option of returning to the League until March 1st; if a Majors player is not registered for the current season by March 1st of the current season that player forfeits his/her right to property placement. Minimum number of players per team is 12 with maximum being 13 unless Board approves an increase..

BATTING ORDER: Rule 2.00 A continuous batting order may be used if agreed upon by both team managers before the start of the game. A team's turn at bat is over when they have three (3) outs. When coaches can’t agree the default will be no continuous batting order.

DROPPED THIRD STRIKE RULE: Lakeland Little League will adhere to rule 6.05 during regular season play. Rule 6.05 – A batter is out when (1) a third strike is legally caught by the catcher; (2) a third strike is not caught by the catcher when first base is occupied before two are out. Summary and Implementation: Players may advance on a third strike that is not caught in flight by the catcher.

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Juniors Baseball

BATTING ORDER: Rule 2.00 A continuous batting order will not be used.

Tryouts and the draft method are used to create teams of players league ages 13-14 only. Returning Junior players have first option of returning to the League until March 1st; if a Junior player is not registered for the current season by March 1st of the current season that player forfeits his/her right to property placement. Minimum number of players per team is 12 with maximum being 13 unless Board approves an increase. Home field for Junior games is Rathdrum’s Cooper Field which is shared

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Lakeland Little League

P.O. Box 1077

Rathdrum, ID 83858

lakeland.littleleague@outlook.com