LYBL Divisions

T-Ball (Age 4-7)

The T-Ball Division is for players aged 4-7 on or before August 31st.

 

Games, preceded by short practices, are played during the weekends. The season starts with children hitting from a tee and normally progresses to coach pitch fairly quickly. We don't play with official outs and every batter swings until they hit a fair ball.

Player uniforms, equipment and balls are provided with the registration fee. 

Note: All players should provide his or her own glove and shoes.

Minors (Age 8-10)

The Minors Division is for players aged 8-10 on or before August 31st. The purpose of the division is player development. Pitching is usually a combination of player and coach pitch.

The Minors play a 12-14 game schedule. In general, each team is comprised of players from the same school or geographical location. The practice times and locations are set by each individual team coach. Minors typically have one practice per week and all games take place on the weekends.

Little League rules are followed unless a local rule is applied for LYBL.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Minors Rules handout.

Majors (Age 11-12)

The Majors Division is for players aged 11 or 12 years on or before August 31st.

The Majors play a 12-14 game schedule. In general, each team is comprised of players from the same school or geographical location. The practice times and locations are set by each individual team coach. Majors typically have one practice per week and all games take place on the weekends.

The season culminates with divisional playoffs and a championship game. Little League rules are followed, unless a local rule is applied for LYBL.

Each year, LYBL forms an All-Star team from the Majors Division that plays for the right to represent Great Britain in Kutno, Poland, at the Little League European Regionals in July. The winner of the European Regionals advances to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as the EMEA representative. The LYBL All-Star team were quarter finalists in Poland in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. In 2017, the LYBL All-Star team came up one game short of a trip to the LLWS in Williamsport, PA and finished as the LL Europe/Africa Region Runner-Up…the best finish ever for a UK team.

Click here to obtain a copy of the Majors Rules handout.

Juniors (Age 13-15)

The Juniors Division is for players aged 13-15 years old on or before August 31st. Boys and girls age 15 years old are allowed to play all positions except pitcher, (unless a game is played against a British Baseball Federation Team which has different age requirements).

The Juniors play a 12 - 14 game schedule and the games are generally played as doubleheaders. In general, each team is comprised of players from the same school or geographical location. The practice times and locations are set by each individual team coach. Juniors typically have one practice per week and all games take place on the weekends.

 

An All-Star team of 13-14 year olds is formed at the end of the season. The All-Star team competes for the right to represent Great Britain in Kutno, Poland, at the Junior League Baseball European Regionals in July. The winner of the European Regionals advances to compete in the Junior League World Series. In 2008, the LYBL Junior All-Stars were crowned European Champions and were the European representatives at the World Series in Taylor, Michigan. 

Click here to obtain a copy of the Junior Rules handout.

Seniors (Age 16-18)

The Senior League/Big League is for players age 16-18 on or before August 31st.

The format of the league, season schedule and post-season tournament structure are currently under discussion with the British Baseball Federation and participating teams.

If your son or daughter is interested in playing in this league, please register your interest on our Player Registration Form and you will be contacted with more details as they are finalised.

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