Welcome to the Homepage of Layritz Little League Baseball and Softball
We are in need of more volunteers to help run Layritz Little League this 2013 season.
Two very special positions of Sponsorships and Concession Director are needed help provide the needed funds to keep registration fees low. If you think you've got some special talents that could help out, please get in touch with someone on our Executive to volunteer your time or email email@example.com.
Pre-Season Softball Clinics - Jan 6,20 & Feb 3,10,17,24
Layritz Softball will be running pre-season gym training clinics for girls from age 8 through 14 who are interested in playing softball at Layritz in the 2013 season.
Clinics will run from 11am to 12:30pm at PISE (Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence) on Interurban Road near Camosun College Interurban Campus on the following:
Sunday - January 6 and 20 / Sunday - February 3, 10, 17 and 24
Clinics are free of charge and pre-registration is not required. Please bring your glove, running shoes, batting helmet and water bottle and feel free to invite friends along. Parents interested in assisting with coaching are encouraged to come out and help with the clinics. For more information contact Jeremy Martin (VP of Softball) or Ray Wightman (Director of Minor Softball).
Past Sponsorship Director Passes -- George 'Dick' Cheeke
Past Layritz Sponsorship director, George "Dick" Cheeke, passed away January 10th, 2013. Dick was president of Island Fork Lift and during his time at Layritz in the mid 2000's he was a softball coach and director of sponsorships. We extend our our condolences to to his family and thank him for this time and effort he put into making Layritz a great place to play ball. Online Obituary
Updated Executive List
The updated Layritz 2013 Boardnow reflects the elections held at the AGM on November 5th. Congratulations for those new and returning board members. Thank you to those who took time to attended the AGM; turnout was definitely up!
Annual General Meeting - Nov. 5th 7pm
All members of Layritz Little League are invited and encouraged to attend the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Layritz Little League.
The meeting will be held at: Commonwealth Place, 4636 Elk Lake Drive Saanich, on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 7:00 PM.
Report on the 2012 Season / Presentation of 2012 Financial Statements / Election of Executive and Officers to the Board.
If it all possible, please take the time to join us. Layritz has been successful because of the tireless efforts of its volunteers, both on and off the field. A high level of attendance at the AGM assists the club in preparing for the 2013 season, and supports our efforts to gain financial grants from the Province.
On behalf of the Board, thanks to all parents, players, coaches, sponsors and supporters of Layritz Little League for a successful 2012 season. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!
Games for Sun Oct 14th Cancelled
With the field flooded, currently raining, and forcast for more rain till Monday, Fall Baseball games for today will be cancelled.
Layritz is home
to the Canadian
This was the first time since 1965 a Canadian team (male or female) has made it to the final game of the World Series.
Congratulations to the players, coaches, and dedicated families that helped made it happen!
There are still a few more spaces left in our Fall Ball League. Layritz Little League will be offering Fall Baseball to players aged 10-12 from all catchment areas in Victoria.
A few late registrations will be taken,
Contact: Shannon Nakatsu, firstname.lastname@example.org ... and more info here: Fall Ball
BC Team at Little League World Series Again
Congradulations to Hastings Little League, Canadian Champions. Once again a team from BC will represent Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamsport. Their Schedule (click here) begins Friday, Aug 17.
Click away from the schedule to see the progress in Gamelive by Pointstreak or TV Schedule.
Layritz Junior Softball - 2nd Place at The World Series
Layritz, advances to Kirkland representing Canada at the World Series. Well done girls and good luck in your international tournament (Aug 12-18)
After losing their opening game in a close 5-3 game to the hosts from Kirkland, WA, the girls bounced back with two wins. On Wednesday they defeated Michigan 6-0, and beat Virginia in a tight 1-0 game on Thursday. Finishing second in their pool they play in the semi-finals on Friday, Aug17 vs Puerto Rico. Follow the game on Pointstreak at 4:45pm!
The girl's have advanced to the finals of the World Series with a 5-2 win over Puerto Rico. Follow the game at 2pm Saturday!
Layritz Junior Softball will be playing in the Canadian Championship starting Saturday Aug 4 at Hampton. Follow them on Facebook!
The team plays Saturday, Aug 4 at 11 am and Monday, Aug 6 at 12 pm.
Semi finals are Tuesday, Aug 7 and finals are Wed, Aug 8 at 6:30 pm.
Game 1 Sat Aug 4: Layritz (BC) defeats Ontario 21 - 0.
Game 2 Sun Aug 5: Hampton(Host) defeats vs Ontario 13 - 4. Game 3 Mon Aug 6: Layritz (BC) defeats Hampton(Host) 11-0 Semi Final: Hampton (Host) defeats Ontario, Winner to Final vs Layritz.
Final: Layritz (BC) defeats Hampton (Host) 12 -0.
Fall Ball Registration - July 25th 6-8pm @ Lakehill
A Fall baseball program is being offered by Lakehill for players aged 8-9 (Little League age during the 2012 season) Players from all catchments of District 7 are welcome. Registration for Lakehill is July 26th Check the [ Fall Baseball ] menu item to the left for more complete information.
2012 Canadian Little League Championship - Aug 4-11 (Edmonton)
Congratulations to the Layritz 9/10 Baseball Team who became District Champions in a close final versus Beacon Hill.
Good luck at the Provincials in North Vancouver boys! (July 14 - July 22)
9-10 Baseball Finals Sunday July 8th @ 4:30
It's Layritz and Beacon Hill in the 9-10 Baseball FinalsSunday at 4:30 at the Majors Diamond.
Based on the round robins, it's set to be a fun and exciting game! Come enjoy the sunny weather and cheer on the teams.
11-12 Baseball Tournament Final Sun. July 15, 11am
The Layritz Team who finished 1st in the round robin with a 5 -0 record, was unable to beat out a strong Beacon Hill team in the final game of the tournament, and had to settle for the Runner-Up's title. Well done though boys for playing great in the tournament.
9-10 Softball - 2012 District 7 Champions!
Congratulations to the 9/10 year old girls from Layritz who are the 2012 District Champions!
The Major Softball Tournament Team
The Layritz Major Softball Team competed well in the District 7 tournament but fell to the squad from Beacon Hill (seen here).
Congratulations to Beacon Hill and good luck at the Canadian Championships.
Closing Day - Rainout - Reschedule?
Despite having a great season with few rainouts, the weather is threatening to make our closing day games unsafe to play and damage the fields.
The executive will make a decision Saturday morning whether to run everything as planned or reschedule.
The contingency plan is to move everything to Sunday the 24th instead of Saturday (same times). Hopefully we have good news for you tomorrow morning, the ducks leave the infield, and everything goes as previously scheduled!
Layritz Hosting Tournaments - June/July 2012
Layritz is hosting several tournaments in the next while, check out the [ Tournaments ] tab for more info. 9-10 Year Old Baseball District #7 Championships - June 30 - July 8 (full schedule posted now) City Minor Softball District #7 Championships - June 29 - July 4(full schedule posted now) Major Softball Dist/Prov Championships - July 3 - July 6
Additional volunteers are still required for cooking, concession front staff, groundskeeping, 50-50 selling and scorekeeping.
PROCEEDING AS PLANNED - FIELDS FINE, RAIN STOPPED, DUCKS RELOCATED
Closing Ceremonies for all divisionswill take place on the Major Baseball diamond, Saturday, June 23rd.
They will commence at approximately 1:30pm, following the Championship games.
Come early to enjoy some high calibre division finals, stop by the concession, and grab a parking spot (it will be busy).
Divisions with uniforms deposits, please make arrangements to gather and launder all uniforms (pants and jerseys) before turning them in to your coaches. Coaches, a return schedule is forthcoming.
Tournament All-Star Wrist Bands - $2
Baseball or Softball All-Star Wrist Bands - $2.00 each
On sale in the Concession starting Saturday, June 30th.
Free to tournament participants
Big Thanks to Executive, Coaches, and Other Volunteers!
A big THANK YOU goes out to all those who helped make this 2012 regular season a huge success. Your hours of unselfish giving of your time and talents help make Layritz the great place to play ball, meet new friends, and make life long memories.
A big shout out goes Deb, Denise, Heather, and Rose (and anyone I missed) for feeding everyone at the Coaches BBQ Saturday night. This gourmet extravaganza was top notch and provided the well needed energy for the Coaches' game on the Majors diamond. I don't know who won, other than those that love the game, played until there was not enough left to field an infield. I call that a WIN-WIN by any means!
Wed: The team bounced back from their 0-12 loss to Lakehill Monday, with a commanding win over National 13-7. Thu: Layritz was in top form tonight with 12-1 win over Central Saanich. Sat: Layritz lost a close one 12-13 to Beacon Hill and were eliminated.
Minor Baseball Skills Clinic #4 - Sun. June 10th 9:00am
Our popular Minor Baseball clinic is back again! The forth MINORS baseball clinic starts promptly at 9:00-11:00am on Sunday, June 10th at theMajors diamond. Please make sure all your kids have their baseball gear along with water. DO NOT WEAR team uniforms or shorts. A big thanks goes out to all those coaches helping teach our players the finer points of the game!
Minor Softball Skills Clinic - Thurs. June 14th 5:30pm
There is a Minor Softball skills clinic open to any Layritz players for Thursday, June 14th from 5:30-7:00pm at the Layritz Softball diamond. Come and work on your skills to put you at the top of your game!
Minor Baseball Skills Clinic #3 - Sat. May 26th 9:00am
Based on the large number of attendees at our last Minor Baseball clinic, we're psyched to have another one! Be sure to pass the word around regarding the third MINORS baseball clinic from 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday, May 26th at theMajors diamond. Please make sure all your kids have their baseball gear along with water. DO NOT WEAR team uniforms or shorts.
Victoria Welcomes Baseball Back to Royal Athletic Park
June 13, 2012 - The City of Victoria has announced the return of baseball to the Capital City with the Victoria Habour Cats within the collegiate level West Coast League. The Victoria Baseball Club has negotiated a three year agreement as the anchor tenant at Royal Athletic Park starting June of 2013.
Mini-Minor Baseball Completed Schedule
The last week in June has been added to the existing Mini-Minor baseball schedule.
No other games changed other than these additions.
Most Schedules Complete to Season End
Most games schedules have been updated to the end of the season. If you were not sure when the balance of your games were, check out the [ Schedules ] tab under your division for the remainder of the season's games. (Last week of Mini Minor schedule still to come.)
Photo Re-takes - Monday May 28th, 7pm (new time)
There are several teams that need photos shot. AAA Photos will be back at Layritz on Monday May 28th starting at 7pm. Any players that were away or need re-takes should attend. Check out the [ Photo Packages ] section under the [ Home ] tab for photo packages available.
Minor Softball Pitching Clinic - Sat. May 5th 10am
There is a pitching clinic free of charge and open to any interested Layritz minor softball players (regardless of pitching experience) for Saturday, May 5th from 10-11am at the Layritz Softball diamond. Several of the top Junior Softball pitchers in the city (14-15 year old girls) will be coming out to share their pitching experience with the younger girls by demonstrating and teaching them a few pitching basics.
If you wish to attend please be at the softball diamond at 9:45am to warm up your arm so we can get started with pitching instruction and drills right at 10am. It works best if each player can bring a parent or older sibling along to act as her catcher as the girls are working through certain drills.
Minor Baseball Skills Clinic - Sat.May 12th 9:00am
The first Minor Baseball clinic went so well, we're having another one! Pass the word around regarding the second MINORS baseball clinic from 9:00-11:00 am on Saturday, May 12th at theMajors diamond. Please make sure all your kids have their baseball gear along with water. DO NOT WEAR team uniforms or shorts.
Minor Baseball Skills Clinic - Sun. April 29th 9:00am
It looks like our baseball season has started out fantastic again just like in the past. Thanks again to all our volunteer managers, coaches and parents for our great start. Since the weather is suposed to be not to bad I have scheduled a MINORS baseball clinic from 9:00-11:00 am this Sunday April 29th on theMajor diamond.Please make sure your kids have all there baseball gear including WATER. Also please **** DO NOT WEAR TEAM UNIFORMS****
Fun Day - Sunday May 13th!
11am - Minor BBall / Noon - Major BBall / 1pm - Minor Softball / 2pm - Rookies BBall / 3pm - Major Softball
Teams show off their skills in our annual Fun Day contests of fastest team base running, accurate throw, seven member relay throw, home run derby, and fastest base runner. Come have some fun and cheer on your friends!
Schedule Updates Coming...
Most schedules are NOW updated until at least the Victoria Day long weekend including the many Interlock games.
Watch the [ Schedules ] table for updated and expanded schedules for changes.
Safety and Courtesy in the Parking Lots
Remember the parking lot is a very busy place and many of our players and visitors are not even as tall as many of the cars parked here. Please slow down in the lot and entrance road to the park so that everyone stays safe.
We have received several recent emails where vehicles in the Layritz Ave. side lot have been blocked in when the lot was busy. Please use common sense and remember it may be you next time with a younger child or having to be somewhere else being stuck waiting to try and find a way out.
If you're having trouble finding a parking spot don't forget the other lot off Markham Road in the Vancouver Island Tech Park.
See our [ Parking at Layritz ] page for lot locations and map details.
Spitz Free Layritz
Because of the excessive mess being left behind in the dugout and bleacher area of many diamonds, we ask that players and parents refrain from bringing sunflower seeds to the park.
Criminal Record Checks Required
All managers, coaches, and directors are required to complete criminal records checks. If you have not submitted one yet, please do so immediately. You can download and print it directly off the Saanich Police web site here. Check under the new [ Coaches ] tab for more information.
Have you ever wondered what a baseball looks like the moment it gets crushed by a bat, how they make baseballs, or what the physics are behind pitching a fast ball? If so, check out the [ Fun Videos ] section under the [ Articles ] tab for some enteraining explainations.
Get your Layritz Baseball Hoodie at the concession. Youth: L and XL $26, Adult: S, M, L, $32.
Opening Day - Sat April 14th
Get ready to hear "Play Ball!", children yelling with excitement, and the smell of fries from the concession as Laryritz starts its new 2012 season!
Click the [ Opening Day ] link in the left hand menu or here.
For those new to the park, see the (free) Parking at Layritz info as well under the [ About Us ] section.
New Schedules Posted
The new 2012 Game and Opening Day Photo schedules are being posted. Check the [ Schedules ] tab to see if your division's game schedule (some only up to the end of April).
Fair Ball Special
In July 2011 at the Provincials, our own Layritz 11/12 Baseball All-Star Team competed against a team from Langley. Langley went on to win the BC's, Canadian's, and then on to the Little League World Series in Williamsport. This is a documentary about what happened after the World series. Watch it here! It is a touching story.
Uniform Fittings Schedule - Apr 3,4,5 & 10,11,12
Some of the team needs to come and get fit for their uniforms. See under [ Schedules ] for more information.
This includes all softball teams, rookie minor, minor, and major baseball divisions.
Umpire and Coaching Clinics
(LEFT)March 31st - Geoff Pratt returned once again to instruct the Layritz Coaches. Coaches were sent off again with the tools to instruct their players.
(RIGHT)March 25 - The Umpires of Little League Victoria put on a fantastic Umpire Training Clinic for 76 umpires of all ages.
It was the first time in a handful of years to have such great weather for this necessary function. Many thanks to those volunteering their day.
Baseball/Softball Assessment Dates Posted
Major Baseball tryouts dates have been set - Sat Feb 25, Sun Feb 26, and Sat Mar 3 PAST All Divisions of Softball have their tryout schedule posted - Sunday March 11 and 18thPAST Rookie Minor Baseball assessments are scheduled for - Monday March 26th 6pm start time - be there 5:30-5:45 Minor Baseball assessments are scheduled for - Tuesday March 27th 6pm start time - be there 5:30-5:45
On Saturday, March 31st, we will be hosting our own Layritz Little League coaching clinic. This clinic has been taught by Dr. Geoff Pratt for a number of years and has always been a huge success. The fundamentals of throwing, catching, and hitting will be covered in detail. It always gives new volunteer coaches the tools needed to teach the most important fundamentals. It will be on the Major Diamond at: 8:45am - 12noon for Teeball and Mini Minor Coaches. 1pm - 4pm for Rookies Minors and Up plus Softball Coaches.
District Coaching Clinics - April 1 and 2 @ SJ Willis
District 7 is offering free coaching clinics for those interested on April 1st and 2nd at SJ Willis School.
Check the [Coaches Clinics] menu item to the left for more details.
Registration 2012 - Sat/Sun/Wed in Feb
Registration dates and times are set for 2012 season.
They will be at the Layritz Little League Clubhouse on: Sat/Sun - February 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, from 1:00-4:00pm. PAST
One evening session will be held: Wed - February 8th, from 5:30-8:00pmPAST
NEWLY ADDED - LATE REGISTRATION DAY Sat - February 25th from 1:00-4:00pm. (During Major Baseball tryouts)
Park Cleanup Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 7th, starting at 9am - 3pm. Come help get the park ready for the upcoming season!
Drop in when you can. A few hours of your time will go a long way to getting the park ready for Opening Day. Please bring your own hand tools (rakes, shovels, edgers, etc) andcheck in at the concession when you arrive. The coffee will be on! Each diamond has been assigned a team leader and "To Do" lists will be posted on the dug outs. All ages and skill levels welcome! Let's make the park shine!
Rookie and Minor Baseball Clinics - Mondays in Feb
Indoor baseball clinics will be held on Mondays, Feb 06, 13, 20, and 27 from 5:00-6:30pm at the Pearkes field house behind Tillicum Mall. These no cost clinics are for Layritz players aged 9-11 who intend on playing Rookie or Minor Baseball this 2012 season.
Contact Minor Baseball Director Randy Snow at email@example.com for more info.
Indoor Gym Softball Skills Clinics On Now!
Layritz is offering FREE indoor gym clinics at PISE for pre-season softball training for all Layritz girls aged 8 through 16 (minors, majors, juniors and seniors divisions) who plan to play softball at Layritz in the 2012 season.
The first clinic starts Sunday January 8th 11:30am-1:00pm! Click this link for full information on the upcoming clinics in January and February.
Buying a new personal bat?
If you are purchasing your own bat, consider checking the Little League web site to ensure it will be legal for play.
Check our local [Rules] tab for other equipment questions (bat info) or Park rules. Recent Update: The decertification process has been implemented for the Marucci CAT5 33-inch model bat.