LCYO will be fielding all divisions, Pee-Wee (ages 5-6) through 14U (ages 13-14) for the upcoming Spring season.
• Softball evaluations = Saturday, January 12th @ Aviara Oaks (Middle & Elementary Fields)
• Practices begin the week of January 21st for 8U-14U.
• Practices for Pee Wee begin January 26th.
• Opening day with games is on Saturday, February 23rd.
Spring 2019 Registration Fees:
*The Spring season fee for divisions 8U - 14U is $195. An Early Bird registration discount of $15 is available until November 24th
* Late registrations after January 7th are subject to a $25 late fee ($220 total registration).
*The Pee Wee division Spring season fee is $50.
*A sibling discount of $20 is available for the second and subsequent children within a family.
The Executive Board, Division Directors and the Team Coaches highly value creating team parity so that each game is a well matched contest that is fun for players and parents alike. We will do our best to honor one friend request. The request must be reciprocal between two players and allow the league to uphold team parity values to be considered. Siblings requesting to play on the same team equal a friend request. This does not apply to the Peewee division.
LCYO will be fielding Shetland (ages 5-6) through Pony (ages 13-14) divisions for Spring 2018. Division ages are based on the player's age as of 8/31/2019 (for example, a player born on 8/28/09 will be considered league age 10 for our spring season). For further information, please go to LCYO.org or PONY.org
Mandatory Evaluations will be held Saturday 1/19 with practices beginning 2/2. Opening Day will be held on 3/2, with games starting 3/4.
Spring 2019 Registration Fees:
*The registration fee for Pinto through Pony divisions is $195.
* The registration fee for Shetland (t-ball) is $115.
* An Early Bird registration discount of $15 will be applied at time of payment for registrations on 11/24 and earlier.
* Registrations after 1/7 are subject to an additional $25 late fee.
*A sibling discount of $20 is available for the second and subsequent children within a family. Registration must be completed at same time.
Play Up Policy:
Email requests to LCYO's VP of Baseball at email@example.com listing all of the player's relevant baseball experience. To be eligible, players must: (1) be entering the 2nd year of their current division; (2) tryout and evaluate within the 75th percentile of the play up division; and (3) a parent must volunteer to manage or coach the player’s team. All factors involved with playing into a higher division, including development, maturity, suitability, safety and player enjoyment will be considered.
• Teams are formed through a player draft.
• Friend Requests are not guaranteed. We will do our best to honor all mutual friend requests that do not affect competitive balance in the league.
LCYO provides umpire training for adults and junior ages. Bill Kemp has been in the region training and certifying umpires for multiple years and leagues! For more information, please contact Bill Kemp at firstname.lastname@example.org
Become an umpire?
LCYO's Junior and Adult Umpire program provides both our youth (13 yrs old minimum) and adults with the ability to learn the craft of umpiring. Along with an orientation meeting in December, Spring umpires are provided with classroom instruction (x3) and field instruction (x2) from our Umpire Chief, Mr. Bill Kemp, during the month of January. To properly learn the rules, positioning, command of the game, and other attributes of umpiring that makes one successful on the diamond, LCYO will pay for your instruction. Being an umpire with LCYO is a paid job, it is taken seriously and we'll make sure you are well supported with this instruction and ongoing feedback.
The Champions Division is a co-ed division. Champions games allow children aged 5-23 with mental and physical disabilities to PLAY BALL on a real team! Each Champion player will have a trained youth buddy or buddies that help them play the game.
Early registration requested so that we can balance teams.
Registration required for both Buddy Volunteers and Champion Players. Champions division has games every Saturday beginning early March. Last Game is May 18th.
If you wish to be a Buddy Volunteer, and are younger than 11 years old, please email email@example.com.
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For more information, visit the La Costa Youth Organization website at http://www.lcyo.org
La Costa Youth Organization (LCYO) www.lcyo.org is a not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides baseball and softball programs for youths between 5 to 16 years old who live mainly in the Carlsbad, San Marcos, Vista and Encinitas areas. Our baseball programs are associated with "Pony" Baseball. Our softball programs are associated with Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
Our Champions division is specifically designed for players of special needs the opportunity to participate in America's favorite pastime of baseball and softball. It’s organized and run by a local high school student, Alex Rejto! LCYO Champions is a co-ed division where boys and girls play together on the same teams. Each player is partnered with a champions buddy (Typically a player 12-16 years of age). We don’t charge any fees for this program and also provide uniforms, hats, trophies and more for the champion’s players and champions buddy. It is our goal to provide an environment that enhances the participants' self-esteem, physical mobility, and embodies the spirit of teamwork and community.
Reminder, this program works when we have great volunteers who volunteer to Coach a team! When you log in, click the volunteer button at the bottom to check the box to volunteer to Coach :)