About LYBL

ABOUT US

LYBL was founded in the mid-1980s and has set the standard for UK youth baseball ever since.  Our objective at LYBL has always been to serve the London youth baseball community by embracing fundamental skill development, good sportsmanship and team play. Our league is operated in line with the rules and regulations of Little League Baseball International (except in a few circumstances where local rules are adopted). From the earliest days at Daws Hill to Farnham Park today, we remain a family focused club with leagues for boys & girls ages 4 to 18 with high-quality coaching and individual player development to help kids of all abilities learn and enjoy playing the game of baseball.

Our club is registered with the British Baseball Federation (BBF) and is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Parent volunteers act as team coaches and team administrators. The league is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organisation.

CLUB HIGHLIGHTS

  • LYBL is the preeminent youth baseball club in the UK and the original Little League® chartered club.

  • We have developed more than 2,500 players from Greater London and the surrounding area since our inception.

  • Through the years, our teams have had great success internationally competing at Europe-Africa Little League® Regional tournaments. 

  • Since 2008, LYBL has won 38 games at U13 Europe-Africa LL Regional tournaments held in Kutno, Poland. We have been to four semi-finals (2008, 2009, 2010, 2019), one final (2017), and have an overall .600+ winning percentage.

  • Our 2006 and 2007 U13 teams both finished runner-up in the Transatlantic LL Region losing to Saudi Arabia in the finals each year.

  • Our 2008 U15 team was the LL Europe/Middle East/Africa Champions and went to the Juniors LLWS in Taylor, MI.

  • Our 2017 U13 team had a 5-2 record and finished as the LL Europe/Africa Region runner-up (2 out of 14 teams) losing to Italy in the final and one game short of a trip to the LLWS in Williamsport, PA. 

  • Our 2019 U13 team had a 5-2 record and finished 3rd place (3 out of 13 teams) losing to the Netherlands in the semifinal of the LL Europe/Africa Regional. 

 

LITTLE LEAGUE DIVISIONS

  • Seniors/Big League - for players age 16-18 on or before August 31st

  • Juniors - for players age 13-15 years on or before August 31st

  • Intermediate - for players age 11 - 13 years on or before August 31st

  • Majors - for players age 10-12 years on or before August 31st

  • Minors - for players age 8-10 years on or before August 31st

  • T-Ball - for players age 4-7 years on or before August 31st

REGULAR SEASON

Our regular season runs from mid-March through mid-June. There are also several opportunities to play in tournaments each season. 

SOCIAL MEDIA

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