Youth Baseball

(Spring) Youth Baseball 

Registration - January 1- January 28, 2022)

Registration Fee is $90

Program Description:

This league is a youth baseball league for ages 7-12 years old. The divisions will be: Coach Pitch (ages 7-8), Minors (ages 9-10) and Majors (ages 11-12). The age cutoff date is May 1st of playing year. Each player will receive a regular season uniform set including jersey, pants, belt & hat. Each player is required to play two defensive innings and at least one at bat per game.
***Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball league is comprised of all areas of the county. These areas include Indian Land, Lancaster City, Buford, Heath Springs, and Kershaw. If the area you sign your child up to play in does not have enough teams to create their own league (I.E. Indian Land or Walnut Creek League) then you will be traveling to other areas of the county to play your games (I.E. Indian Land, Lancaster City, Buford, Heath Springs and Kershaw).***

Opening Day & Picture Day:
• Saturday, March 26, 2022
• All players are required to take group pictures on picture day, but do not have to purchase any group or individual pictures. We use the team pictures to give to our sponsors as a token of appreciation.
• Pictures will be taken inside Recreation Gym.

Regular Season:
• Regular Season Games will begin the week of March 21, 2022
• There will be 10 regular season games.
• Games will be played twice a week on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
• Weeknight games will start at 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm.

Equipment:
• All bats must have a “USA Baseball” stamp and be no larger in diameter than 2’ 5/8th. Any Bat with the “1.15 bpf” mark will NOT be legal to play with.
• All helmets must meet NOSCAE Standards.
• Any player playing the position of Catcher must wear a protective cup.

Team Distribution:
All players will be evaluated and drafted to teams by the coaches each year. If your child plays for an area of the county that only has enough players to make one team, then your child will be put on that one team, and therefore there will be no evaluation. Players are not guaranteed to return to the team they played for the previous year, and there are no guarantees your child will be placed on the team or with a coach that you request. Due to the way teams are distributed, we can't honor team requests for transportation or any other reasons. Only guarantees are the Head Coach's child, one Assistant Coach's child and one Team Sponsor's child. The Head Coach will be allowed a maximum of two trades which must take place the night of the draft.

Player Skill Evaluations:
Evaluations are not tryouts and will consist of various skill-related drills. These evaluations will be used in the draft process to make teams more evenly matched. All registered participants need to attend. Evaluations may not be conducted in an age group/area if there isn’t more than one team for that area. Following evaluations and the draft, you should hear from your coach within two weeks after your child’s evaluation. Practices will begin for teams the week of February 28, 2022
***In the event of inclement weather, please check our weather hotline (803-283-2111), Facebook, website, and/or your emails for notifications regarding cancellations and rescheduling of evaluations.

Coach Pitch Division (ages 7-8)
• Lancaster Area- Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am at Springdale Rec. Center
• Buford/Heath Springs/Kershaw Areas- Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am at Buford Rec. Center.
• Indian Land Area- Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am at Walnut Creek Park

Minors Division (ages 9-10)
• Lancaster Area- Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am at Springdale Rec. Center
• Buford/Heath Springs/Kershaw Areas- Saturday, February 19th 10-11am at Buford Rec. Center.
• Indian Land Area- Saturday, February 19th from 10-11am at Walnut Creek Park

Majors Division (ages 11-12)
• Lancaster Area- Saturday, February 19th from 12pm-1:00pm at Springdale Rec. Center
• Buford/Heath Springs/Kershaw Areas- Saturday, February 19th from 12pm 1:00pm at Buford Rec. Center.
• Indian Land Area- Saturday, February 19th from 2pm-1:00pm at Walnut Creek Park

All-Stars: TBA


PAY & REGISTER ONLINE 

For more information, please call 803-285-5545.