League Information

League Night by Age Division

LYSA under normal circumstances will schedule an age division on one or two consistent night(s) of the week.  The following is the typical nights for each age division.  NOTE:  THIS NIGHT MAY VARY DUE TO NUMBER OF REGISTRATIONS RECEIVED FOR THE VARIOUS AGE DIVISIONS.

Monday- 8U / 10U

Tuesday- 12U / 14U

Wednesday- High School A / High School B

In the event of makeup games, caused by rain-outs or other scheduling conflicts, makeup games may be scheduled on any night as the schedule allows.

Age Classification

Team divisions are determined by age of the team players for even numbered years of age. Players age on January 1st of the year of play, determines their eligibility for an age division.  Age divisions start at 8 years of age and under and go through 18 years of age and under.  These are designated by the age and the letter “U”, so 8U stands for the 8 years of age and under division.  Divisions are 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.  A player can play up, but cannot play down.  For example, a player that is 11 years of age on January 1st would most likely play on an 12U team, but could also ”play up” on an 14U, 16U or even an 18U team.  That same player would not be able to play on an 10U or and 8U team, (playing down).

In 2014, we combined the 16U and 18U divisions for league play, creating the “High School Division”.  This division will be  split into an A division and a B division based upon how the coach/manager chooses to register the team.  Any team may “play up” into this division if they desire, so a 14U team could choose to play in this division.

Summer League

In 2017, teams participating in the LYSA Summer League will be given two options to play a 10 game schedule or a 6 game schedule.  League play is typically over a 12 week period.  In 2017 league games will start in May and end in July.  Teams may have some single game nights or some nights with double headers, (two games).  Special requests are taken with team registrations and we will attempt to honor them when developing the schedule.  An example is for teams that have players participating in high school track, which would be a conflict in the early part of the softball season.  Those teams may request no games until after track has ended, then play double or triple headers for the remainder of the season.

8U League consists of 8 league games and automatic entry into the Crazy 8′s tournament.  There will be a 4 game guarantee in this tournament.  League play for 8U will start at the end of May, (after school gets out), and end in July.

Fall League

Fall league play is normally played over a 5 or 6 week period on Sundays starting in September and ending in October.  Teams are given a choice of a 4, 6 or 8 game schedule.  Fall league only is offered for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U as this season coincides with the High School Softball season, thus 16U and 18U players participating on High School teams, are prohibited by the Nebraska Schools Activities Association, (NSAA), from participating in like club sports, while in season.  14U is included, even though some 14's are playing high school ball, to give the 12U teams that will be playing 14U the following year, a chance to participate at their next level.

Game Times

For Summer League, at the start of the season, before school gets out, there will be two game times each evening.  The first game will start at 6:00 PM and the second game will begin at 7:30.  Once school gets out, a third game will be added, starting at 9:00 PM.

For Fall League, games times will be at 10:00 AM, 11:30, 1:00 PM, 2:30, 4:00, 5:30 and 7:00.  Additional game times may be added to accommodate an increase in teams registering.

The park opens to the public for league games approximately 2 hours before the start of the first game to allow for warm-ups.

League Fees

League fees include scheduling, field prep, umpires, lights, and rescheduling in the event of rain-outs.  You arrive at the park ready to play and we do the rest.

Sanctioning

Our Summer and Fall league is sanctioned by USA Softball, (formerly Amateur Softball Association), which is the national governing body of softball.  

Gate Admission

There is no gate admission charged for the LYSA Summer or Fall league games.  

Keep in mind however, if you are attending Lincoln Public School's hosted games in the fall at Bair, that there will be an admission charge for those games. There is also admission charged for most summer and fall tournaments held at Bair.

 

 

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