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For years, we have heard from both sides of the ball…  “I just want to play baseball” and “I wish we could play more games against other teams”.  Well, we are working on that.

What are the “Olympic” and “Cascade” Conferences?

Olympic Conference is for players who are developing their skills and commitment to play baseball on a recreational level. Olympic teams generally play a balanced schedule of 8-14 games (depending on age level) during the season, with practices generally starting in March. Games run from mid-April to mid-to-late-June.  Most games will be with Olympic level teams, Dupont Patriot League, and other teams that are still focusing on a more developmental baseball mindset of learning the game. Some games may be with regional teams or with Cascade teams.

Cascade Conference is for players who may have a higher commitment level of baseball, and for those teams wishing to retain 4 or more players from their previous years team. Cascade conference will allow formation of teams which may select or retain players. Cascade teams generally play 14-16 or possibly more games during the season, with weekly pre-season training starting as early as January, outdoor practices starting in March, and games running from April to mid-to-late-June.  For the most part, games are with other Cascade teams, independent teams, and possibly select teams located within Pierce County, Thurston County, and the King County area. This may entail some travel outside the city. 

When are Player Evaluations?

There are no Player Evaluations if you enter the Olympic Conference.  Instead you will either enter the blind draft or be randomly placed on a team.  The only exception is if a team wants to "retain" You from a previous season.  Each Olympic team is allowed to retain 3 players from the previous year.

Cascade teams are allowed to have tryouts and hand select players if a player is looking for a team. *(Some exceptions do apply)

If you are not presently connected with a team and looking to join a Cascade Level Team, you can sign up on the Cascade Conference Pick up list, via the LBC website.  This will allow players to be put in contact with teams looking to fill out their existing Cascade team roster.

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LBC Cascade Conf Team Registration - Spring 2018

TEAM COACHES ONLY 10u and Above- To register your Team, click the "Enroll" button to pay the Team Fee and add players to your Roster. Once you add a player to your team roster, the system will send an automated email to your players parent at the email address you added, asking them to join your team. 

Registration Status:
Open
Regular Registration:
Monday, November 6, 2017 - Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Program Duration:
Thursday, March 1, 2018 - Friday, July 13, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 1,650.00 - $ 2,000.00


LBC Olympic Conf Registration - Spring 2018

**********THIS REGISTRATION IS ONLY FOR PLAYERS ENTERING THE 2018 DRAFT************* (10U, 12U AND 14U)

ALL 6U AND 8U PLAYERS REGISTER HERE AND WILL BE PLACED ON TEAMS.

 

*************IF YOU ARE A RETURNING MEMBER OF A TEAM, OR A PLAYER ON A ROSTER OF A TEAM, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR COACH********  

 

 

 

Official Registration  IS OPEN!!

Division is based on the players’ age as of  August 31, 2018.

Registration Status:
Open
Early Bird Registration:
Monday, December 11, 2017 - Sunday, January 14, 2018
Regular Registration:
Monday, January 15, 2018 - Friday, February 23, 2018
Program Duration:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - Saturday, June 30, 2018
Regular Registration Cost:
$ 70.00 - $ 175.00

Lakewood Baseball Club in 2018 will have 2 levels of play.  We will have the Olympic and Cascade conferences.

Cascade Player Pick Up List

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If you are not presently connected with a team and looking to join a Cascade Level Team , you can sign up on the Cascade Conference Pick up list.  This will allow players to be put in contact with teams looking to fill out their existing team roster.

Please fill out the information and click submit:

Thank you

Director of Registration

Click on Age Chart Icon above for 2018 Chart.

"How old will you be on August 31 2018?"

Eligibility for Divisions has been based on the players age as of April 30 of each year.  For 2018, PONY Baseball has moved the age date to that of August 31.  PONY has joined all the other Youth Baseball Organizations in utilizing the same age cut off date.

You can base your players eligibility for a Division by simply calculating what your child's age will be on August 31, 2018.


Are you "Bat" Crazy?

Bats…  What you need to know for the Bat rule changes for 2018.

  1. In conjunction with USA Baseball and its other participating national member organizations, PONY Baseball has adopted the new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat)
    1. Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play.
    2. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.
    3. Tee ball bats are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat program. However, to be approved for play, tee ball bats must carry the USA Baseball mark accompanied by the following text: "Only For Use With Approved Tee Ball Bats." If you already have a tee ball bat you would like to continue using, all you have to do is purchase a USA Bat sticker directly from USA Baseball and place it on your bat.
    4. Tee ball bats manufactured after the new rule was adopted will already include the USABat Baseball mark.

http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20150807&content_id=141742668

Rules are still being implemented...  our best suggestion is to refrain from purchasing a new bat if you are unsure.  We understand there is concern that there may be a shortage of bats for the younger ages that are not playing in Shetland Division.

We have positions to fill.  We no longer can sustain growth if every Board member is wearing 2-3 hats.  It is time to step up to the plate. 

Director of Fundraising/ Vacant    

Director of Volunteers/ Vacant

Director of Sponsorships/ Vacant    

Director of Facilities/ Vacant

Shetland Division Coordinator/ Vacant   

Pinto Division Coordinator/ Vacant

Bronco Division Coordinator/ Vacant   

Colt Division Coordinator/ Vacant

Executive Positions are voted by and from the Board of Directors.  The By-laws are written to define the roles of the “Board”.  Board Positions are elected for 2 years.

Those Board positions then elect the “Executive Board”, which serves for one year.

           


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