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Welcome to Libertyville Little League's Home Plate

How To Find Out If A Game Is Cancelled?

Living in the midwest, weather is unpredictable.  Many times our games are cancelled last minute due to weather. 
The best place to find out if a game has been cancelled is to look for the scrolling message at the top of the website.

**MOBILE APP USERS**  The scrolling message does not appear on the mobile app.  You will need to visit the
"Full Site" version of the website to view the scrolling message.

When in doubt, please ask your team manager to confirm.


 

IMPORTANT:  Bat Policy

In 2018, Little League International decided to change bat specifications for all Divisions through Majors. Only bats marked with the USA stamp will be permitted for use in Little League. Little League International also states that:

Solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark to be approved for play. This includes two-piece wood bats, composite wood bats, laminated wood bats, bonded wood bats, bamboo bats, and any wood bat that could be defined as an ‘experimental’ design.

If the use of any other bat is used and discovered throughout the course of a game, it will be removed immediately. 
An "out" will also be charged against the team using the bat, if that Division keeps track of outs. Thank you for your understanding regarding this rule. If you have any additional questions, please direct them to your Division Director.


2019 Libertyville Little League  - Summer League Program

Registration is now open for the summer season.  Our summer league program is open to all players, no boundary requirements for this league.  

Summer League runs from the first week in July (around July 6th) through the end of July.  Summer league is open to any player in the area age 5-12.

LLL Summer league guarantees a minimum of 6 games, possibly more with playoff games.  Weeknight games begin at 5pm.  Saturday games begin at 8am.  No games on Sunday.  No mandatory practices.

Register Early! 
Summer league registration fees:  
2/16/19 - 5/31/2019 - $85 player fee
6/1/2019 - 6/30/2019 - $100 player fee (if space is available)

Summer League team assignments and games schedule will not be available until the week prior to the start of the season around July 1st.

Should you have any questions, or need assistance please email us at  .


2019 Libertyville Little League Picture Day 

Mark Your Calendar!
 

Saturday, April 27, 2019, Libertyville Little League picture day will be held at Butterfield School in Libertyville.  Please check with your team parent on your designated picture time.

Please wear full uniform and gym shoes for picture day.  No cleats allows inside the school.


8U LYB Travel Baseball Tryouts

8u LYB Travel Baseball Tryouts
Sunday, May 19th, 2019
6:00 - 7:15 PM
Nicholas Dowden Park (920 Crane Blvd, Libertyville, IL)

Libertyville Little League works in conjunction with Libertyville Youth Baseball (LYB) to offer players in our program the opportunity to participate in travel baseball in addition to LLL house baseball.  LLL and LYB work closely together to provide an enhanced baseball experience for selected players.

Tryouts for LYB 8u travel teams for the 2019 summer season will be held Sunday, May 19th, 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm at Nicholas Dowden Park in Libertyville. Tryouts are open to players that meet all of the following criteria: Must be no older than 8 as of April 30, 2019, be a 2nd grader within the Community High School District 128 feeder boundary, and be currently registered in the Libertyville Little League AA Division. 

Important: All players must register online prior to the tryout date - this can be done at www.libertyvilleyouthbaseball.com. There is no tryout fee. Players should bring a glove, batting helmet, bat, and water bottle (for anyone without a helmet or bat, equipment will be provided).  If a player is interested but unable to attend the 8u tryout on May 19th, parents should contact LYB President, Scott Van Lyssel (svl@sierraits.com) at least 2 weeks prior to the tryout date.

Selected players will begin practice in June and will play local travel games and the Libertyville 8u Tournament held Jul 5-7. The participation fee is $150 per player.  For more information about LYB’s 8u Travel Development Program please visit www.libertyvilleyouthbaseball.com and select 8u from the Teams tab.

For this same age group, tryouts for the 2020 season (when they will be 9u) will be held in late August of this year (exact time and location to be determined). The program for 9u is more comprehensive, as it will include indoor workouts beginning in early 2020, and then practice and games during summer 2020.


 

Libertyville Little League Offers Summer Jobs For Teens

Libertyville, IL – Registration for the Libertyville Little League spring and summer 2019 seasons will begin on Sunday, December 1.  Boys and girls ages five to 18 years can register to play baseball in one of the northern suburbs’ largest, independently-operated youth sports leagues.  However, this year, young adults interested in becoming a baseball umpire will also be eligible to register for summer jobs with the Little League, too!
 
Interested young adults must be at least 13 years old by September 1 of the year they begin umpiring and live within the Little League’s boundaries, including Libertyville, Green Oaks, Rondout and MWR Great Lakes naval station. 
 
Kevin Scott, Umpire-In-Chief for the Libertyville Little League, said that the Little League “takes great pride in offering this opportunity to area teens.  Being an umpire builds self-confidence, teaches responsibility, punctuality and communication skills with peers and adult coaches.”  The chance to umpire an organized sport is many of the league’s young umpires’ first jobs, and Libertyville Little League umpires can earn $15.00 to $25.00 per game, depending on experience.  The youth sports league budgets more than $15,000 each year to support local umpires’ employment –funds that stay within and directly benefit our community.  
 
At a time when many youth sports leagues across the country are having trouble finding enough officials to umpire or referee their sports, the Libertyville Little League consistently employees between 70 and 100 teenagers each year.  The young umpires will receive formal training prior to the start of the season, and Little League Board Members are available to supervise, continually coach and train the umpires throughout the season.  Umpire harassment is strictly forbidden within the Libertyville Little League, and the league’s administration stands strongly behind its young employees. 
 
Umpiring for Libertyville Little League is a great chance for our area youth to earn money, accept more responsibility and grow their confidence in dealing with adults.  Many of our umpires continue on and become “patched” (“licensed”) umpires through the Illinois High School Association when they turn 15, which allows them to umpire travel baseball games and earn more money per game.
 
Any umpires ages 13-16 must print "Letter Of Intent" from the Libertyville Little Leagues’ website, and complete a "Work Permit" form with their junior high or high school guidance counselor.  Background checks are required and performed for all umpires 16 years old and older. 
 
Umpire-In-Chief Scott acknowledges that young adults and their families are very busy during the spring and summer months.  Therefore, the league works with its young employees’ schedules to allow flexibility for other activities and ensure adequate officiating coverage for each game.  The league’s Arbiter scheduling system allows umpires to block dates when they are not available, self-assign games that they choose, and accept or decline games the system invites them to umpire.  Arbiter also ranks the umpire based on experience, so they will only be allowed to umpire games that fit their experience level.  An umpire’s ranking can move up during the season based on experience, allowing young umpires to take on more responsibility and earn more money. 

 

Dick's Sporting Goods Coupons

One of our very valuable and generous sponsors, Dick's Sporting Goods, has provided us with coupons valid from 1/1/2019 - 11/30/2019.   Click here for the coupon page.
 
Don't Forget....DSG of Vernon Hills will host Libertyville Little League Appreciation Shopping Days on June 8 & 9, 2019. 
 

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Thanks again for your support!  We are looking forward to a great season!

 

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