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Spring Recreational Baseball Division: Dates March-May 2017
Lynden Youth Sports organizes and facilitates a recreational spring baseball program for boys in grades 3-8, and girls & boys (co-ed) for K through 2nd graders. Children from K-2nd grade and boys from grades 3-8 who attend school or live in the Lynden School District are eligible to register to play recreational baseball. The spring season will last approximately 8 weeks. Signups open in February and continue thru March, practices begin the third week of March. The 10 game season is played in April and May. The 7th/ 8th grade division is a Whatcom county Babe Ruth League games are played at Bender field and various Whatcom county locations.

The baseball coordinator and committee will place players that register into different teams based on their grade and gender, teams will be made up of players that go to different schools. Each team is allocated a coach and assistant coach, coaches will organize one to two practice sessions per week for his/her team. There are two games played per week one weeknight and one on Saturday. Recreational games are played at Bender Fields with possible Whatcom county locations.

Cal Ripken Baseball: Dates March-May 2017
Cal Ripken Baseball Division Lynden Youth Sports organizes and facilitates a competitive baseball programs for boys ages 9 thru 12. Players must attend tryouts for the Cal Ripken baseball division. Tryout dates are posted in the Lynden Tribune and on the LYS website. There will be 2 Cal Ripken age groups providing there is enough interest in both age groups. The age groups will be 9 & 10 year olds playing together and 11 & 12 year olds playing together. An independent panel chosen by Lynden Youth Sports will choose the children for each age group. Boys who are not chosen to participate in the Cal Ripken league are automatically placed on a recreational team. Cal Ripken division may have games in both Whatcom county and Skagit County.

After the regular season, the Cal Ripken Division creates all-star teams for as many age groups as possible. The all-star season starts in June and runs until the beginning of July. The all-star teams will play additional games and travel to other venues in Washington state. Participation is optional and the cost is paid by the player and\or fundraisers

Summer Recreational Baseball Division: Dates June-July 2017
Lynden Youth Sports organizes and facilitates a recreational summer baseball program for boys in grades 3rd-6th, and girls & boys (co-ed) for 1st & 2nd graders. All children who live in Whatcom county school districts are eligible to register and play recreational summer baseball. Signups begin in May and continue thru June, practices begin the first week in June. The summer season will be completed by the 3rd week in July.

The baseball coordinator and committee will place players that register into different teams based on their grade and gender. Teams will be made up of players that go to different schools. Each team is allocated a coach and assistant coach, coaches will organize one practice session per week for his / her team. The 8 game season plays 2 games per week Monday–Thursday with no weekend games. Half of the games are played at Bender Fields and the remainder at various Whatcom County B&G club locations.


How to get involved:

As a Player:
Click on the application tab and either sign-up online or print off an application form and mail it into LYS – and we will place you on a team. Be sure to get your application in by the cut-off date as there are no guarantees we can still place you on a team after this deadline. Towards the end of March your coach will phone you – to let you know when your first practice will be.

As a Coach:
We are always looking for volunteer coaches (or assistants) for all grade groups. You can email your interest to baseball@lyndenyouthsports.com to get in touch with the baseball coordinator. Senior project students are welcome to apply.

As a Referee:
If you are interested in a paid referee position email: baseball@lyndenyouthsports.com

As an Umpire:
If you are interested in a paid umpire position email: baseball@lyndenyouthsports.com

Umpires earn $25 per game, training will be provided, this is an adult supervised and supported activity. Games start in April.
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