8 -14 Year Old Kid Pitch Program
Program Fees: $300 for 8-13 year-old teams, $250 for 14 year-old teams
||2018 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 for 8-13s
Games begin for 14s
|April 29-30, 2017
King/Lyles Memorial Tournament (all LJBA teams encouraged to play)
||Season ends for 14s
||Season ends for 8-13s (though the original schedule may have games only running through early June, rescheduled games, due to weather and other circumstances) may go at late as the end of June
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 3 levels at each age/division (AAA, AA, and A). "AAA" teams contain players of the highest skill level, while "A" League is designed for the new or inexperienced player. By placing teams into separate divisions, players will be competing against teams and other players of the same skill level.
8-13 year-old teams will play a 14-game league schedule, 14 year-old teams play 12 games. 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.
For 8-13 year-olds, the season typically starts the first week in April and runs through the end of June. For 14 year-old teams, the season starts in early March and ends in late May, in time for players to try out for their high school summer teams.
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.