Youth Spring Baseball / Softball
LET'S PLAY BALL! The City of Lake Saint Louis Parks and Recreation Department brings you a recreational spring softball and baseball league. The Lake Saint Louis (LSL) Parks and Recreation Department is part of the New Horizons Youth Baseball League (NHYBL). This league consists of Wentzville, New Melle, Flint Hill, Dardenne Prairie, and Wright City. Players/Teams participating in 7U League or older are a part of the NHYBL. Players/Teams participating in T-Ball or Coach Pitch Baseball are not a part of the NHYBL and will play solely at LSL.
Games will start the week of April 10th. Teams registered through LSL will play their homes games at Founders Park and will play a minimum of half their games at home; away games will be played at any of the cites listed above including LSL. Games will be played Monday through Friday at either 6:00 PM or 8:00 PM and game length can be found in the rule book below. We will keep score and standings for all NHYBL games (7U and older) and 1st and 2nd place teams in each division receive trophies by their home associations. To find your team's schedule, league standing or directions to the field you’re playing at, visit the NHYBL website at www.quickscores.com/nhybl.
LSL T-Ball and Coach Pitch Baseball games will be played on Saturdays and/or Sunday afternoons. T-Ball is an in-house co-ed program designed for 3 and 4 year olds that explores the basic fundamentals of baseball. Coach Pitch is an in-house co-ed league for 5 and 6 year olds. All players will receive an end-of-season trophy for playing.
T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be scheduled 8 games, are guaranteed to play 6, and games will be umpired by coaches. The League has adopted a 7 game minimum rule for teams. Only games necessary to reach the minimum (7) will be rescheduled after the drop dead date of July 1st. Please note that every effort will be made to play all 8 games prior to July 1st.
Machine Pitch Baseball and Softball is played by 7 and 8 year old boys and girls, respectively. This group plays a 10 game season, played Monday through Friday (weather permitting), and occasionally on Saturdays. Teams will travel to other cities for away games as part of the NHYBL. Teams provide their own uniforms. The only City uniform requirement is that each player has a 6-inch number on the back of their shirt.
7U and 8U teams will be scheduled for 10 games. The league has adopted an 8 game minimum rule for the teams. Only games necessary to reach the minimum (8) will be rescheduled after the drop dead date of July 1st. Please note that every effort will be made to play all 10 games prior to July 1st.
Player Pitch Baseball and Softball is played by 9U and up boys and 10U and up girls, respectively. This group plays a 12 game season, played Monday through Friday (weather permitting), and occasionally on Saturdays. Teams will travel to other cities for away games as part of the NHYBL. Teams provide their own uniforms. The only City uniform requirement is that each player has a 6-inch number on the back of their shirt.
Player Pitch Baseball and Softball teams will be scheduled for 12 games. The League has adopted a 10 game minimum rule for teams. Only games necessary to reach the minimum (10) will be rescheduled after the drop dead date of July 15th. Please note that every effort will be made to play all 12 games prior to July 15th.
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Or CLICK HERE and use the USSSA Age Calculator.
Practices for 7U baseball/8U Softball and older will begin the weekend of March 11th. During the preseason, teams may practice twice per week, once during the week and once on the weekend (up to 2.25 hours per week). This will continue until games begin on the week of April 10, then teams will be given 1.25 hours per week (usually on Saturday or Sunday).
T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be given 1.25 hours per week and typically will only practice on weekends beginning March 11th. Once games begin, teams typically transition to weeknight practices and have games on the weekends. If you have any questions please email Chris White.
* Please note that practice times are ultimately decided by the volunteer coach and may vary from what's above.
Players in 7U and higher will have to provide their own baseball glove and batting helmet. They will also be asked to bring 2 baseballs/softballs to contribute to the team's baseball/softball collection. Recommended equipment would be a baseball bat and cleats, but these are not required. Teams playing 7U and up will order their own uniforms once teams are established and start practicing. A team parent and/or coach will take the lead on uniform orders.
T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be provided 5 batting helmets to use for the season, baseballs (safe-t-soft level 3) and practice/game balls. The City will also provide uniforms (shirts and hats) for those participating in T-Ball or Coach Pitch Baseball.
The Bat Rule will be the same as the USSSA.
7.01.C All bats for age divisions 14U and younger must be permanently stamped with the new USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark (Chart 7.01.C), or BBCOR.50 Certified Mark or made of wood and manufactured by a licensed USSSA manufacturer. 7.01.C.1 Effective January 1st, 2020, all 13U players must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped. 7.01.C.2 All 14u players must use a maximum drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark Permanently stamped. An example of the stamp can be found at the bottom of this page.
Individual Registration Fees & Categories
This registration is for individuals who do not have a team already and all partial teams. The Lake Saint Louis Parks and Recreation Department will place you on a team. Partial teams will most likely be placed in the silver division, and individual registration teams will most likely be placed in the bronze division. Please remember that this league is based on volunteer coaches to manage teams. If you wish to play with a certain coach or player, you can put that in the notes section when you register.
T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball League Fees
- $80 per child LSL Resident for T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball
- $90 per child Non-Resident for for T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball
7U Baseball/8USoftball & Older - New Horizons Youth Baseball/Softball League Fees
- $95 per child LSL Resident for NHYBL
- $119 per child Non-Resident for NHYBL
$10 discount for each additional family member
There will be a 5% service charge applied for cancellations.
To view Baseball/Softball Age Calculator CLICK HERE
Register an individual for the 2023 youth spring season. Deadline to register is February 20th or until full. Any remaining roster spots will remain open until after the deadline, so please check for availabilities by selecting the link above.
***Please note if a league is showing "Full" please put your child on the wait list as we’ll create teams when possible***
Team Registration Fees
A full roster of 10 to 15 players is required for this registration. Team registration gives coaches with full teams the advantage of not having extra players added to their team. The coach will register his/her team and will need to complete a team roster (PDF) that will be collected by the League Supervisor no later than April 1st. Coaches that utilize team registration will most likely be in the gold division (or highest division).
- $1,150 per team
Register a team for the 2023 youth spring baseball or softball season. Deadline to register is February 20th or until full.
If you have a partial team or want to request players, please fill out the roster form (PDF) and email that to Chris White at email@example.com by the registration deadline. You can also have those players note that they want to be on your team while registering for the league. Coaches need to complete the online registration /practice request form by the registration deadline and the background check form (PDF) by the Coaches Meeting. The background check form will need to be given to the League Director at the Coaches Meeting (see below for meeting info) or can be complete it and email it to Chris White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
***Coaches not wanting additional players added to their roster must register as a complete team***
Reminder, the below forms are needed to coach a team.
Online registration/practice request form - Due by registration deadline
Background check form (PDF) - Due by the Coaches Meeting
Roster (PDF) - Due by registration deadline
Saturday March 4, 2023 at the following times:
8:30am - T-Ball & Coach Pitch Baseball
9:30am - Machine Pitch Baseball/Softball
10:30am - 9U & Older Baseball
11:30AM - 10U & Older Softball
Meeting Location will be Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive)
The Umpire In Chief provides excellent umpire training clinics. Since this is a requirement for new umpires, the clinics are free of charge and are provided both in-house and on-the-field. We are looking for boys and girls, men and women, who are committed, enthusiastic, and willing to work hard.
- 14 years of age or older
- Experience helpful, but not required
- Pay $35 to $50 per game depending on experience
Games are typically played Monday through Thursday at 6 and 8 p.m. (umpires can request early games only).
If you would like to umpire for the New Horizons League, plan on attending the New Umpire Orientation at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive) at 6:30pm. This meeting will last around 2 hours and will provide basic information regarding umpiring with us and some league rule information. Umpires will then attend up to two more meetings (one per week), depending on the qualifications they fall under, that also start at 6:30pm. Please note the dates and locations listed below and complete the paperwork under the "Sign Up" section to bring to the first meeting you attend. For those who are new to umpiring, please email Chris White at email@example.com and let him know you'll be attending the new Umpire Orientation or if you have any questions.
*Monday March 13th – New Umpiring Orientation at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive)
**Thursday March 16 – Umpires 0 to 3 years’ experience at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive)
**Tuesday March 21st – Umpires 0 to 3 years’ experience at Lake Saint Louis City Hall (200 Civic Center Drive)
* If a new umpire can't make the meeting please attend another meeting to get updated.
** Umpires will only need to attend one of the meetings, either the 16th or 21st, not both.
Outdoor Trainings will follow the meetings above and those dates will be given at a later date.
The Umpire Clinics will be held in the evening hours starting mid-March. Once registered umpires will receive more information on training dates/times.
* In order to umpire at the City of Lake Saint Louis you must register for direct deposit.
Any questions may be addressed to Parks and Recreation.