News and Announcements
2019 LYSA SEASON AROUND THE CORNEROUR NEW WEBSITE FOR ONLINE REGISTERING ISIf you have registered for the 2019 LYSA Little League season, you will be hearing from your coaches on or about April 1st. Practices will start shortly after that. Thank You and Good Luck to all.
LONGWOOD THUNDER FASTPITCH TRAVEL SOFTBALLPlease contact Coach Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Scholarship has been renamed in the name of Dominic Trionfo.If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship, please send it to:In Memory of Dominic TrionfoP.O. Box 1023Middle Island, NY 11953
LYSA Baseball & Softball Program
CODE OF CONDUCTo
All managers, coaches, parents, players, fans and umpires shall make every effort to abide by our Code of Conduct. The main purpose of the program is both recreational and instructional. Any individual who conducts themselves in an improper manner at any baseball or softball sports activity, whether if be during a practice or game, will be subject to disciplinary action as determined by the LYSA Baseball & Softball Board of Directors.
All participating individuals are responsible to conduct themselves in accordance with the guidelines as follows:
· I understand that the main purpose of this league is recreational and instructional. We want the participants to learn how to play the game, to have fun playing it and to develop a sense of teamwork and community spirit. The program is not intended to be highly competitive in nature.
· I understand that all league officials, managers, and coaches are volunteers. The program could not exist if they did not volunteer their time and efforts to benefit the participants.
· I will adhere to the applicable League Rules issued by LYSA Baseball/Softball.
· I understand that the umpires are community youth who have undergone basic umpire training and are trying to do their best. There may be times where mistakes are made or poor judgment is used. I will do my best to encourage them and assist them whenever necessary.
· I will encourage good sportsmanship by demonstrating positive support for all players, managers, coaches, and umpires.
· I will place the emotional and physical well-being of any participant ahead of a personal desire to win.
· I will not use foul language or profanity.
· I will not physically or mentally abuse another individual.
· I understand that the use of any illegal drugs or alcohol is prohibited at any LYSA sport activity.
· Smoking is prohibited on school property.
· Dogs are not allowed on school property.
· I will not allow any controversy to escalate into a worse situation. I understand that all problems will be addressed by the managers, coaches and umpires.
· I will remember that the game is for our youth -- not adults.
· I will do my very best to make youth sports fun and instructional for all participants.
· I will treat all players, coaches, parents, fans, and umpires with respect regardless of race sex, creed, or ability.
· I understand that winning is not of the utmost importance. I understand it is ONLY a game!
· I will do my best to make this an enjoyable experience for all.
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT ALL ADULTS SET A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR OUR YOUTH.
OUR 14 YR OLD TRAVEL BB TEAM IS LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS. THE TEAM WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE BROOKHAVEN SUMMER TRAVEL BB LEAGUE. If interested, please contact the manager Tony Ardizzone @516-351-9162.
Q: At what age a child join LYSA baseball/softball?
A: Boys and girls who reach age 4 by Dec 1 of the current season may join tee-ball. Girls softball starts at age 4.
Q: Can my child register even though he/she has never played baseball or softball before?
A: Yes. LYSA in-house baseball/softball is open to all beginner players that meet the league age requirements.
Q: When does the season start?
A: Teams begin practice after April 1 and the first game is usually scheduled for mid-April. Managers will contact parents and players no later than mid-March. The season usually ends in mid-June.
Q: How many practices are there?
A: Each team usually practices 2-3 times before the season begins. Once the season starts, practices are scheduled at the coach's discretion, but field availability limits practice during the season.
Q: How many games will my child play?
A: Each team generally plays one weeknight game and one game on Saturday. A team may have more than two games per week when rainouts are rescheduled. Teams in playoff leagues (ages 8 & up) play 12 games per season. Teams in non playoff leagues are usually scheduled for 1 or 2 more games.
Q: What time do games start?
A: Weeknight games start at 6 p.m. and most coaches want players to arrive one-half hour before game time. Saturday games are scheduled anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Q: Where are the games played?
A: Games are played on Longwood school district fields and some Town of Brookhaven fields.
Q: Do I have to buy any equipment?
A: Players need to provide their own baseball gloves and it is recommended that they buy baseball shoes with rubber cleats.
Q: Are there any restrictions on equipment?
A: Yes. Bats must be Little League or Youth League approved and must meet weight-length requirements that may be imposed in the older divisions. Metal cleats/spikes are prohibited.
Q: What does the registration fee pay for?
The fee pays for the uniform (which players keep), trophies, team equipment, insurance, umpire costs, and other adminstrative expenses.
Q: Will my child get a chance to play?
A: Yes. The batting order includes every player and rules require that no player sit on the bench for two consecutive defensive innings.
Q: Can my child play with his friends on the same team?
A: LYSA only places siblings together when they play in the same division. LYSA does not normally give preference to any other requests for team placement.
Q: I volunteered to be a manager or a coach. How will I be notified?
A: Individuals who want to be a manager or coach will be reviewed by the LYSA baseball board. Once approved, they will be notified in Dec or January by the league director. Many managers request certain coaches, we will do our best to place these coaches with that manager. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal background check to help ensure the safety and well-being of our participating children.
Q: What does "league age cutoff date" mean?
A: The league age cutoff date is a date that is used to determine what age group a player will participate in. If the player is a certain age prior to that date, that player will be placed in an equivalent age group. For example, say the cutoff date is 12/1. A player's birthday is 11/30/06. This player's league age would be considered to be 8 yrs old and would be placed in our 8 yr old AAA division. If the player's birthday was 12/2/06, this player's league age would be considered as 7 yrs old and would be placed in our 7 yr old AA division.