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2024 LYB Registration is Now Open!!!

Please Click on the Registration Link below to Sign Up for the 2024 Season..

  • Please register all children at the same time to avoid the potential of being charged a second volunteer fee! 

Baseball Open Gym

Baseball open gym will start on January 7 and run until March 10th  at La Crescent High School.   All open gyms will be on Sundays.  

  • Grades 10-12  (Noon – 1:15pm)
  • Grades 7-9  & Grades 3-6  (1:15pm - 2:30pm)

Softball Open Gym

Softball open gym will start on January 7 at La Crescent Middle School gym.   All open gyms will be on Sundays.  

  • Grades 7-8  (Noon – 1:00pm)
  • Grades 9-12  (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
  • Grades 5-6:  March 3rd:  4:00-4:45 p.m., 
  • March 10:  4:00-4:45 p.m.,  March 24: 1-2 p.m.,  April 7: 1-2 p.m.

La Crescent AppleSmash 2024 Online Tournament Registration

La Crescent AppleSmash Tournament Online Registration is now available.  Please click the link below to register your team(s). 

 https://lacrescentsummerball.sportngin.com/register/form/470913200

AppleSmash Softball Lower Tournaments - June 7-8, 2024 --10U, 12U, 14U.  8U Baseball tournament will also be played this weekend. 

AppleSmash Baseball  Lower Tournaments - June 14-15, 2024 -- 10U, 12U, 13U 

AppleSmash Baseball Lower Tournaments - June 21-22, 2024 -- 9U, 11U, 14U 

Please contact tournament director, Matt Hatzinger at 920-210-5070 or coachhatzinger13@gmail.com with any questions.

2024 Important Dates

  • LYB Registration:  March 1st - March 31st 
  • New Parent Meeting:  Sunday, March 3, 6:00-6:30 p.m.  La Crescent Community Building 
  • Skills Evaluations: Sunday, April 14, time TBD 
  • Coaches Meeting: Sunday, May 5th,  4:00-5:00 pm. (baseball) & 6:00-7:00 p.m. (softball), La Crescent Community Building
  • LYB Night at the Loggers: Sunday, July 21st, time TBD 

2024 Season Information

General

  • All teams registered in the Seven Rivers Athletic Association play two games per week. 
  • Regular season games within the Seven Rivers Athletic Association are played either in La Crescent, Southern MN, or within the Coulee Region.  
  • Regular season games start during the first week of June and end the last week of July.
  • Each team will play approximately 15 regular season games.
  • The regular season schedule is released in late May.
  • Each team practices two times per week.  Practices for 8U-12U baseball & softball begin the second week of May. 
  • Practices for 13U-14U baseball & softball begins after the school season is completed. 
  • Each team is expected to register for at least three weekend tournaments.   One of those tournaments is our own AppleSmash tournament. 
  • LYB provides catchers gear, bats, balls, and batting helmets.  However, most kids elect to have their own bat and helmet. 
  • Please see the Resources tab above for information on bat requirements. 

Baseball

  • 8U, 9U and 10U baseball divisions play on Monday and Wednesday evenings either at 5:30 or 7:00 p.m.
  • 11U-14U lower baseball play on Tuesday and Thursday either at 5:30 or 7:00 p.m.
  • 12U-14U upper level will play doubleheaders on Wednesday's. 
  • LYB provides each baseball player with a jersey and hat. 
  • Baseball players need to purchase their own fielding glove, batting gloves, gray pants, green belt, protective cup, and cleats.  Batting gloves are optional. 

Softball

  • All softball levels (8U-14U) within the Seven Rivers Athletic Association play on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 5:30 or 7 p.m. 
  • 14U softball will play in the SE Diamonds League (Rochester).  Doubleheaders will be played on Wednesday's. 
  • LYB provides each softball player with a jersey.
  • Softball players need to purchase black pants or black shorts, cleats, and fielding glove.  Headbands, visors and batting gloves are optional. 

Volunteer Hours & Refund Process

Volunteers are what keep our fields maintained and our tournaments running smoothly and successfully. Each family is required to contribute at least 4 hours of volunteer time each season in order to have their $150 volunteer fee (paid upon registration) refunded. Volunteer hours are NOT prorated.

Here are a few important things to note:

  • While we encourage families to volunteer together as a learning opportunity, minors do NOT count toward your 4-hour requirement. The 4 hours should be accounted for by parents/guardians/adults.
  • All minors helping in concessions must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Anyone under the age of 14 helping in our concessions area should NOT handle any money!  
  • If you sign up for a field maintenance slot (dragging/chalking) during our tournaments, there will not be training available for these tasks so PLEASE only sign up for those timeslots if you know how to do them.  
  • When signing up for volunteer time slots – Please pay close attention to the day, time, and the actual field location assigned to each sign-up opportunity. There are signup slots for many fields around town during the tournaments, so it is important you are present where you are signed up for.  
  • All refunds will be issued by August 15th, 2024. 
  • Volunteer hour discrepancies must be presented to the LYB Board no later than September 1st, 2024.  LYB will not consider any discrepancies after September 1st, 2024. 
  • Scorekeeping at league games does not count towards volunteer hours. 
  • Your refund will be credited to the card used at registration time.  LYB is not responsible for cancelled credit cards. 

La Crescent Youth Ball

Our mission is to provide a fun and competitive summer ball experience focused on teamwork, sportsmanship and skill building.

Any youth meeting the age requirements that lives within or attends the La Crescent-Hokah School District ISD #300 is eligible to participate. 

Contact information

La Crescent Youth Ball
PO Box 128
La Crescent, MN  55947

Email:  lacrescentyouthball@yahoo.com

Facebook: La Crescent Youth Summer Baseball and Softball Program