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****Lakeview Youth Association (LYA)**** Battle Creek, MI

****Lakeview Youth Association (LYA)**** Battle Creek, MI

Once registered online, please print, complete, & return the attached forms along with a copy of the player's birth certificate. Paper forms are required in addition to the online portion.
Forms can be turned in at Winter Workout Clinics or Player Evaluations. All paper work & fees are due by Saturday March 16, 2024.

School Enrollment Form - this is the preferred address verification method- (Parent completes top half and the school completes the bottom half.)
Birth Certificate

**The School Enrollment Form is our preferred address verification method. Player must have been enrolled in their school prior to October 1, 2023.
If the player is homeschooled or does not attend school within, but resides within the D2 boundaries, then other proofs of residency will be accepted. Residency Proofs must be 1 from each group and be dated between February 1, 2023 and February 1, 2024. **

***Please do not upload any documents into Sports Connect, we need to have these documents printed out for easier review/verification and will schedule a time to collect them.***



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WINTER WORKOUT CLINICS
Stay tuned for dates/times

MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATIONS (All payments and paperwork due by this date)
Saturday March 16, 2024- Time and location to be determined.

LAST DAY TO DROP WITH FULL REFUND
Saturday March 16, 2024

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
Wednesday March 20th @ 6pm
Lakeview Middle School Cafeteria
Players find out which team they are on at the end of the meeting.

PRACTICES
Practices begin the week of April 1st (weather permitting); Exact days/times/locations for practices will be communicated by your coaches.

OPENING DAY
Opening Day Ceremony/Food Drive- Saturday April 27th @ Greenfield Time TBD
Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the South Michigan Food Bank.
All players, coaches, and families meet at Greenfield North for Opening Day Ceremonies.
We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the South Michigan Food Bank.
Games following Ceremony TBD

REGULAR SEASON GAMES
Schedule TBD
Teams play 1-2 games during the week beginning late April/early May thru mid June.

ALL STARS
Players in Minors, Majors, 50/70, & Juniors divisions may be selected for an All-Star team. These games are played (late June-August) after the regular season. Additional fee may apply.

WEATHER
Cold: Practices/Games will not be held if temperature is below 40 degrees (including wind chill).
Rain: Field conditions will be evaluated for player safety and determination will be made on a case by case basis.
Thunder/Lightning: 30 minute delay from each new observation of either thunder or lightning. All players must exit the field/dugouts and go to their vehicles.
Thunderstorm/Tornado Watches: Games are not suspended during watches unless other conditions are present.
Thunderstorm /Tornado Warnings: Games will be suspended while a warning is active in the county where the game is being held.

CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations will be communicated by your player's coach as soon as possible. Please make sure that they have your correct contact info.
League wide cancellations will be communicated via the LYA Facebook page.
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Scholarships are available thru the T-Mobile Call Up Grant. https://www.littleleague.org/call-up-grant-program/

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Questions: Please email [email protected] or send private message via Facebook.

We are looking forward to a great season!

Important Registration Info

Online registration is required.
***Please do not upload any documents into Sports Connect when prompted, as we need to have these documents printed out for easier review/verification***

**The School Enrollment Form is our preferred address verification method. 
Please select school as the address verification method.
Player must have been enrolled in the school prior to October 1, 2023.

If the player does not attend a school within, but resides within our league boundaries, then 3 proofs of residency will be accepted for verification.
Residency Proofs must be 1 from each group and be dated between February 1, 2023 and February 1, 2024.  For these cases, please select Home during registration.**
https://www.littleleague.org/downloads/residency-checklist/

***Please do not upload any documents into Sports Connect when prompted, as we need to have these documents printed out for easier review/verification***

Please do NOT turn in completed paperwork to the school- LYA is a separate organization.

Boundary Map

We are updating our name this year to Battle Creek Area Little League to better reflect the area we serve. Our Little League tee ball, baseball, & softball programs are NOT just for Lakeview students. Our league boundaries cover most of Calhoun County; including Battle Creek, Springfield, Bedford, Marshall, Pennfield, & Harper Creek areas. If you are enrolled in a school (by 10/1/23) or reside (by 2/1/24) in the area shown in yellow below, you are eligible to join.
Use this link to check if your home or school address falls within our league boundaries (yellow area on map).
LL League Finder

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Registration Listing

No Programs are Currently Displayed

There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

Season Info

 2023 Season Info:

REGISTRATION
February 1, 2023 thru March 17, 2023

WINTER WORKOUTS
Saturday February 25, 2023

MANDATORY PLAYER EVALUATIONS (All payments & paperwork due by this date)
Saturday March 18, 2023

LAST DAY TO DROP WITH FULL REFUND
Saturday March 18, 2023

MANDATORY PARENT MEETING
Wednesday March 22, 2023 @ 6:30pm;
Lakeview Middle School- Cafeteria

PRACTICES
Practices begin the week of April 3rd (weather permitting); Exact days/times for practices will be communicated by your coaches.

GAMES
Schedule TBD
Teams play 1-2 games during the week beginning late April/early May thru mid June.

MANDATORY FUNDRAISER

Cost is $40 (added to registration) and includes 4 Hungry Howie's pizza certificates that can be re-sold to family & friends for $10 each. Each certificate is redeemable at Hungry Howie's for a medium 1 topping pizza. Additional certificates will be available for those that wish to sell more. Our fundraiser profits are used to provide porta potties, field maintenance supplies, and umpires.

OPENING DAY
Opening Day Ceremony/Food Drive- Saturday April 22nd @ Greenfield Time TBD
Bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the South Michigan Food Bank.
All players, coaches, and families meet at Greenfield North for Opening Day Ceremonies.
We will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the South Michigan Food Bank.
Games following Ceremony TBD

WEATHER
Cold: Practices/Games will not be held if temperature is below 40 degrees (including wind chill).
Rain: Field conditions will be evaluated for player safety and determination will be made on a case by case basis.
Thunder/Lightning: 30 minute delay from each new observation of either thunder or lightning. All players must exit the field/dugouts and go to their vehicles.
Thunderstorm/Tornado Watches: Games are not suspended during watches unless other conditions are present.
Thunderstorm /Tornado Warnings: Games will be suspended while a warning is active in the county where the game is being held.

CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations will be communicated by your player's coach as soon as possible. Please make sure that they have your correct contact info.
League wide cancellations will be communicated via the LYA Facebook page.


Baseball Divisions (Co-Ed)

LYA Baseball Divisions Explained 

(League age is determined by player's age as of 8/31/24)

All baseball divisions are co-ed.

*NEW* Tee Ball (League Age:4-6) Cost: $40/player

Tee Ball is the entry level division for players league ages 4-6.

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 7-10 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices/games per week early April thru mid-June.

This division will play on home fields only.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

 

"Little" Minors (Machine Pitch) (League Age:6*-8) Cost: $95/player

Machine Pitch-"Little" Minors division is for players league ages 6*-8. (6 year olds must play 1 season of Tee Ball before registering in this division.)

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June.

This division may play inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt, hat, and socks. *Players will need to get their own black baseball pants & belt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

 

Minors (Player Pitch) (League Age:8*-10) Cost: $135/player

Player Pitch- Minors division is for players league ages 8*-10. (8 year olds should play 1 season of Machine Pitch before registering in this division.)

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June.

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt, hat, and socks. *Players will need to get their own black baseball pants & belt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (Fun-For-All Tournament, All-Stars, etc)

 

Majors (Player Pitch) (League Age:11-12) Cost: $135/player

Player Pitch- Majors division is for players league ages 11-12.

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June.

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt, hat, and socks. *Players will need to get their own black baseball pants & belt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (Fun-For-All Tournament, All-Stars, etc)

 

Intermediate (50/70) (League Age:13) Cost: $175/player

This division is for players league age 13. 

Available spots are limited to just 1 team at this level.

Intermediate division players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June. 

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt, hat, and socks. *Players will need to get their own black baseball pants & belt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (All-Stars, etc)

 

Junior Division (League Age:14) Cost: $175/player

This division is for players league age 14. 

Available spots are limited to just 1 team at this level.

Intermediate division players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June. 

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt, hat, and socks. *Players will need to get their own black baseball pants & belt.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (All-Stars, etc)


Senior Division (League Age:14-16)**
LYA may offer this division if there is enough interest. This season starts in July after the school season finishes.


Softball Divisions (Girls)

LYA Softball Divisions Explained 

(League age is determined by player's age as of 12/31/23)


All softball divisions are girls only.

 

Minors (Player Pitch) (League Age:8-10) Cost: $135/player

Player Pitch- Minors division is for girls in 3rd or 4th grade; league ages 8-10.

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June.

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt and socks.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (Fun-For-All Tournament, All-Stars, etc)

 

Majors (Player Pitch) (League Age:10-12) Cost: $135/player

Player Pitch- Majors division is for girls in 5th or 6th grade; league ages 10-12.

The experience is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals while also being a key to growing a child's love for the game. Players use bats and balls designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for the team averages 9-13 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week early April thru mid-June and 1-2 games played during the week late April/early May thru mid-June.

This division plays inter-league with surrounding District 2 LL Leagues in the Battle Creek/Kalamazoo area.

Youth athletes are provided a team shirt and socks.

Players will be able to use team protective player equipment and team bats if needed. (Players may purchase a personal bat, but it must be a Little League approved bat. Please check with coaching or director staff to confirm your bat is legal for use. You may also find bat information on the official Little League Website.)

Additional Tournament opportunities may be available for players in this division. (Fun-For-All Tournament, All-Stars, etc)


Contact

LYA
PO BOX, 753
Battle Creek, Michigan 49015

Email: [email protected]

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