8 -14 Year Old Kid Pitch Program
Program Fees: $275 for 2017
||2017 Tryouts (registration required), Lakewood Park, 9am - 2pm (see Home Page on this site for age group schedule)
||Alternate date for tryouts
||Supplemental tryout, if needed (to place new players or players wait listed at fall tryout)
||Uniform Handout / outdoor practices begin
|April 29-30, 2017
King/Lyles Memorial Tournament (all LJBA teams encouraged to play)
|June 10-11, 2017
||CABA Rocky Mountain Invitational Tournament (this tournament account for 3 league games for AAA & AA teams, included in league fees)
USSSA State Championship tournament (for teams that qualify and choose to play at an additional cost)
The 8 -14 Year Old Kid Pitch Program is the largest part of the LJBA organization. In 2014, LJBA fielded 15 teams in this program, consisting of 171 players. It is made up of kids 8 - 14 years of age who are separated first according to age and then according to skill level. The league is divided into 4 levels at each age/division (Majors, AAA, AA, and A). "Majors" teams contain players of the highest skill level, while "A" League is designed for the new or inexperienced player. By placing teams in 4 separate divisions, players will be competing against teams and other players of the same skill level.
League play for a Majors team is designed with mid-week play to facilitate tournament play on the weekends. Majors teams typically play a 12-game league schedule, the cost of which is covered by league fees. The number of tournaments played is at the coaches' discretion, and the costs may be covered by a combination of fundraising and family contributions.
AAA and AA divisions will play a 14-game league schedule, plus 3 games in the CABA Rocky Mountain Invitational Tournament (RMI). There are no set game days or game times - game schedules vary based on team and field availability of the host associations. Coaches may choose to play in additional tournaments to enhance learning and improvement, with the cost in addition to league fees.
The season typically starts the first week in April and runs through the end of June.
LJBA participates in the Rocky Mountain Junior Baseball League (rmjbl.org), competing with teams from the Broomfield, Louisville, Brighton, Thornton, Standley Lake, Ralston Valley, Arvada, Arvada West, Pomona, Standley Lake, Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, Alameda, Green Mountain, Golden, Dakota Ridge, Conifer and Evergreen high school areas.