SportsEngine Registration: Lake Park Baseball - Duluth, MN

2023 Summer Baseball Registration - Lake Park

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2023 Player Registration

 

For the 2023 season, Lake Park is offering three different levels. Deciding on which level is best for your player will depend on factors such as as age, skill level, social development and friends. Here is a description of each level, followed by an age-by-age suggestion for registration.

(*New in 2023!) Little Boppers Whiffle Ball (Intro to Baseball/Rookies)- We decided to revamp our rookie program to best serve the needs of our youngest players. We have moved to a two-nights a week model that will combine basic skill introduction and fun whiffle ball games. Each session will begin with throwing, hitting, and fielding mechanics using whiffle balls, tennis balls and soft baseballs. Then, players and coaches will participate in a fun, fast-paced and competitive whiffle ball game. This will be an opportunity for kids to learn the basic rules of baseball while having fun smashing whiffle balls and running the bases. Kids will need to have their own baseball glove but a whiffle ball bat will be provided to each player! Tentative game nights will be Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in June.

Instructional Minors (Coach Pitch)- This level is when kids move to a regular sized field, use typical baseball equipment and play by modified baseball rules. Sessions are divided into a team practice (where basic skills of throwing, hitting and fielding are stressed) and a game against an opposing team. Game play involves the coach pitching to players from one knee from about 25 to 30 feet away. Players will be required to have their own batting helmet, bat and a glove at this level. Tentative game nights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in May.

Minors (Player Pitch)- This is when baseball really starts looking like baseball! Kids will now be pitching to hitters, players will be allowed to steal bases, standings will be kept and the league playoffs will take place at the end of the season. Individual skills are still stressed during practice time but there is more incorporation of team concepts and situational play. Tentative game nights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in May, with Sundays being a makeup day and optional practice day based on coach discretion.

Age 4 - 5/1/18 to 4/30/19
Suggested Level Little Boppers Whiffle Ball
Where do we register?
One option for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Little Boppers Level
Continue to Player Information

Age 5 - 5/1/17 to 4/30/18
Suggested Level  Little Boppers Whiffle Ball
Where do we register?
One option for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Little Boppers Level
Continue to Player Information

Age 6 - 5/1/16 to 4/30/17
Suggested Level Little Boppers Whiffle Ball or Instructional Minors (depending on skill and needs)
Where do we register?
Two options for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Instructional Level (Coach Pitch)
2) Enroll in Little Boppers Level
Continue to Player Information

Age 7 - 5/1/15 to 4/30/16
Suggested Level Instructional Minors or Minors (depending on skill and needs)
Where do we register?
Two options for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Instructional Level (Coach Pitch)
2) Enroll in Minors Level (Player Pitch)
Continue to Player Information

Age 8 - 5/1/14 to 4/30/15
Suggested Level Minors (or instructional minors if the player is newer to baseball)
Where do we register?
Two options for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Minors Level (Player Pitch)
2) Enroll in Instructional Level (Coach Pitch)
Continue to Player Information

Age 9 - 5/1/13 to 4/30/14
Suggested Level Minors or Majors (Tryout)
Where do we register?
Two options for house league registration:
1) Enroll in Minors Level if player would like to play Lake Park Minors Continue to Player Information
2) Enroll at Duluth 709 Baseball if player wants to tryout for majors**
duluth709baseball.com

Age 10 - 5/1/12 to 4/30/13
Suggested Level Majors (Tryout) or Minors
Where do we register?
One option for house league registration:
1) Enroll at Duluth 709 Baseball if player wants to tryout for majors**
duluth709baseball.com.
2) Enroll in minors through Lake Park, continue to Player Information.

Age 11 - 5/1/11 to 4/30/12
Suggested Level Majors (Tryout)
Where do we register?
One option for house league registration:
1) Enroll at Duluth 709 Baseball if player wants to tryout for majors**
duluth709baseball.com.

Age 12* - 5/1/10 to 4/30/11
Suggested Level Intermediate Duluth 709
Where do we register?
One option for house league registration:
1) Enroll at Duluth 709 Baseball
duluth709baseball.com

* Majors baseball age 12 eligible players that wish to play Majors can petition the Duluth 709 Board to stay in majors but must register through Duluth 709 and come to evaluations.

** If not drafted on a Majors team, player will be assigned to a Lake Park Minors Team. However, the player will need to reregister here at www.lakeparkbaseball.com. Fees paid to 709 Baseball will be refunded. 

Fees
Little Boppers (Whiffle Ball/Baseball Introduction) $75.00
Instructional (Coach Pitch) $100.00
Minors (Player Pitch) $140.00
Majors go to: duluth709baseball.com

T-Shirt and Hat are included in the registration fee.

Scholarships available for financial hardships. Please email lakeparkbaseball@gmail.com for more information.

Volunteer Hour Requirement
Lake Park is a 100% volunteer run organization and we need help from all families to make it go. There are many places throughout the year to help including but not limited to serving on the Lake Park Board, serving on a planning committee, coaching a team, managing a team, field work days, concession stand and the Art Von Tournament. 

A deposit check will be collected from each family at Jersey Handout Night. The check will be held until September 1st and will only be cashed if the family did not volunteer a minimum of 8 hours. 

Level  Hours   Deposit 

Little Boppers Whiffle Ball*

 0   0

Instructional 

 8 

$200

Minors

 8 

 

$200

*Although we do not collect volunteer checks for our youngest level, the expectation is that parents volunteer to coach. There can never be enough help at this level. And since our focus is fun with very basic levels of instruction, anyone can help make that experience great for kids!

Schedule

The general schedule will be posted shortly on the Lake Park homepage but here is the tentative plan:

Monday: Duluth 709 Majors and Modified Level (Fields A-E) + Little Boppers Whiffle Ball (Art Von Field)
Tuesday: Instructional Minors and Minors (Fields A-E)
Wednesday: Duluth 709 Major and Modified Level (Fields A-E) + Little Boppers Whiffle Ball (Art Von Field)
Thursday: Instructional Minors and Minors (Field A-E)

Many factors play into the schedule due to registration numbers and weather. This is just a general idea of the commitments, specifics will be posted in late April. The official season for IM, Minors, Majors starts around the beginning of May depending on the field conditions and ends around July 31st. Rookies start around June 1st.

For the minors division, as the season goes on, weather may create the need for some make up games to be played on Sundays.  Additionally, individual teams may want to schedule additional practices.

2023 Bat Rules

Lake Park will be following Gopher State/MYAS bat rules. This allows for the use of USSSA 1.15, USA and Wood Bats to be used as part of regularly game play.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to: lakeparkbaseball@gmail.com for more information.

Family Maximum - PLEASE READ

If you are registering more than one player in your family this season, you will receive a family maximum of $350 per family (all levels).  In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time.  On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your family's players are registered within the same order.

***Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your family's discounted rates.***