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Coaches Meeting Sunday May 5th

Coaches Meeting: Sunday, May 5th

  • Baseball Coaches  5:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Softball Coaches 6:30pm - 7:30pm

We will be distributing Rosters and Equipment at the Coaches meeting and shortly thereafter the Coaches will be reaching out to their "teams" for the 2024 Season.  

Games will begin the week of June 3rd - July 26th

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).

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

10U Softball is full. 

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

10U, 12U & 13U Baseball are Full 

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

11U Baseball is Full 

Please contact tournament director, Matt Hatzinger at 920-210-5070 or with any baseball tournament questions and Nicki Martell, 608-385-5616, with softball. 

2024 Important Dates

  • Coaches Meeting: Sunday, May 5th,  5:00-6:00 pm. (baseball) & 6:30-7:30 p.m. (softball), La Crescent Community Building
  • Regular Season Begins, June 5th
  • LYB Night at the Steam, Sunday, July 14th, time TBD 
  • LYB Night at the Loggers: Sunday, July 21st, time TBD 
  • Regular Season ends, July 25th

2024 Season Information


  • 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. 


  • 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. 


  • 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


Facebook: La Crescent Youth Summer Baseball and Softball Program