Thank you for your interest in the Lakeville North Youth Traveling Baseball program. Each year the program continues to grow, we are striving to maximize the number of youth trying out for the North program. Please visit the other areas of the LBA web site to find information on open gyms, coaching opportunities, and other general information that will help you to prepare your youth for the upcoming season.
This year age groups 10U – 15U comprise our Lakeville North Youth Travel Program. There will be AAA, AA, and A teams at these age levels, based upon youth participation. All traveling teams belong to the Metro Baseball League, (www.mbl.bz).
2018 LBA TRAVEL HANDBOOK
KEY CONTACTS FOR NORTH TRAVEL
Several Volunteers from the Lakeville North baseball community have stepped up to help in administering and guiding the program this year. As the season draws nearer, please contact these individuals in specific areas if you have questions.
North Travel Director
2018 North Travel Level Coordinators
Traveling Age Restrictions
The team (age level) for which a player is eligible is the same as the player's age on that birthdate cutoff date or grade they are in. A player cannot “play up” (i.e., play on a team older than his/her age level or grade level) unless he/she has the permission of the Traveling Baseball Program Director. A player cannot “play down” (i.e., play on a team younger than his/her age level) for any reason, per the national governing organizations. A copy of the child's birth certificate should be supplied to the head coach at the first parent/coach preseason meeting.
Whatever the player's age as of April 30, 2018 will determine the age group. For example, birthdate is April 30, 2003, the age group is 15 and if birthdate is May 1, 2003, the age group is 14 but is allowed to play up in age group 15 if they are young for their grade or stay back in age group 14.