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2014 Registration Days Set - Jan 25-26, Feb 1-2 1-4pm
The registration dates and times for 2014 have been set by Little League Canada. They are January 25-26 and February 1-2 from 1-4pm (Sat/Sun). Registration is held in each catchment's clubhouse. More information to follow in the new year.
2014 Registration Days Set - Jan 25-26, Feb 1-2 1-4pm
2014 Registration Days Set - Jan 25-26, Feb 1-2 1-4pm
The registration dates and times for 2014 have been set by Little League Canada. They are January 25-26 and February 1-2 from 1-4pm (Sat/Sun). Registration is held in each catchment's clubhouse. More information to follow in the new year...
Panoramic View Entering the Park
Walkway Entering Layritz Park
AGM + New Board
A big thank you for the 34 members + 5 guests that attended our AGM and helped us form a quorum.
The new board members will be posted to the "About Us" tab shortly...
2013 Annual General Meeting - Sunday Nov 3rd 7pm
All members of Layritz Little League are invited and encouraged to attend the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Layritz Little League.
The meeting will be held at: Commonwealth Place (Arbutus Room), 4636 Elk Lake Drive Saanich, at 7:00 PM on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 and will likely go no later than 8pm.
Meeting agenda: - Report on the 2013 Season
- Presentation of 2013 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 2014 season, and is a REQUIREMENT in our efforts to qualify for financial grants from the Province. Please make the time to attend if at all possible.
On behalf of the Board, thanks to all parents, players, coaches, sponsors and supporters of Layritz Little League for a successful 2013 season. We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!
We are actively looking for many volunteers for many board positions, so if you're at all interested or have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org before the meeting or the current board member that may be vacating that position.
Board Positions Vacant for 2014 Season
Junior/Senior Softball Director
Blast Ball Director
Member at Large (Multiple) Possibly others...
You should have also received an email with this information and in accordance with our Layritz constitution, that email and the web posting complies with the fourteen days notice of the Annual General Meeting.
No Fall Baseball on Account of Rain - Sept 29
We don't have enough water-wings for all Fall Baseball players,
nor registered life guards as base-coaches;
therefore games for Sunday, September 29th have been cancelled.
Fall Baseball Registration (Ages 10,11,12) @ Layritz - Wed Aug 28th 6-8pm
FALL BALL STARTS Sun, Sept 15
The SCHEDULE has been posted under the [ Schedules ] tab.
The season will run from Sept 15th - Oct 27th with games on Wed, Fri, and Sun. (i.e. 1 weekday game on Wed or Fri evening, and then one Sunday afternoon game)
Players ages 10-11-12 from around the city are eligible to play for a reasonable fee of $60.
Thank you to everyone who has put in time and effort to make yet another fantastic season at Layritz Little League! This year we were proud to host 12 Blastball teams, 10 Tee Ball teams, 10 Mini Minor Baseball teams, 4 Rookie Minor Baseball teams, 4 Minor Baseball teams, 4 Major Baseball teams, 4 Minor Softball teams, 2 Major Softball Teams, and 2 combined Junior and Senior Softball teams.
Layritz Teams were strongly represented at our local tournaments as well as nationally and internationally:
2013 City Minor Baseball Champions
9/10 Baseball Tournament Team, 2nd at Provincials
11/12 Baseball Tournament Team, 2nd at Districts
9/10 Softball Tournament Team, 2nd at Districts
11/12 Softball Tournament Team, 2nd at Canadians
Junior Softball Tournament Team – combined with Hampton LL - 2nd at Canadians in New Brunswick
Senior Softball Tournament Team – District 7 team with 7 players from Layritz Little League, 7th at World Series.
Layritz also hosted 2 very successful tournaments, the 9/10 Baseball Provincials and the Little League Softball Canadians. I have received a lot feedback from participants, umpires, spectators and the District all commending the park on such well run tournaments. Thank you to the organizing committees and all the volunteers, our park was well represented!
Please keep your eyes open for information that will be sent to your email regarding Fall Baseball and our annual AGM.
Canadian 11/12 Softball Championship - Aug 1-5 at Layritz
The Canadian 11/12 Major Softball Championship is
hosted by Layritz this year from Aug 1 - Aug 5. Check out the Tournament tab for all the details.
UPDATE: Congratulations HAMPTON in the Worlds in Portland Oregon!
Senior Softball All-Star Team headed to the World Series - Aug 4-10
A combined All-Star team of Layritz and Hampton
Senior players is headed to the 2013 Senior Softball World Series
in Sussex County, Delaware (USA) from Aug 4 - Aug 10.
Fundraising Events for Jr. Softball going to the Canadians in August
1) Barb-BQ/Hot Dog Sale this Saturday July 20th at Landsdowne school fields (corner off Shelbourne and Hillside http://goo.gl/maps/XVY7E ) 2) We have the carwash at Hampton on Sunday July 21st from 10 to 4. 3) We have the bottle drive on the Saturday July 27th at Hampton. 4) 50/50 tickets at the HarbourCats game on Tuesday July 30th.
Please come/participate/donate to our teams.
11/12 District 7 Baseball Championship - July 8-14 at Hampton
Congratulations boys on an undefeated Round Robin!
Because Layritz is hosting the 9/10 Provincials, they will not participate in the District 7 playoffs.
This means TWO Victoria teams get to participate in the Provincial tournament starting July 13th!
Fri Jun 28 11:30am - RR Game 1 - LH- 2 / LAY-15
Sat Jun 29 06:00pm - RR Game 2 - NAT-2 / LAY-16
Sun Jun 30 06:00pm - RR Game 3 - BH- 6 / LAY-8
Mon Jul 01 02:30pm - RR Game 4 - LAY-13 /CS-3
Wed Jul 03 06:00pm - RR Game 5 - HAM-2 / LAY-10 Congratulations to BEACON HILL for winning District 7 and qualifing for the Provincials at Layritz!
Uniform Return for Coaches Thursday June 27th 5-8pm
Our uniform director will in the upstairs clubhousecollecting clean and laundered uniforms from coaches on Thursday, June 27th from 5:00 - 8:00pm. Remember NOT to put jerseys in the dryer as to not melt the lettering.
Follow it live at GameChanger -- Team Canada Live Feed below
2013 City Minor Tournament Champions
Our minor baseball team, United Engineering (Green), remained undefeated throughout as they re-captured the City Minors Tournament trophy on Monday, June 24th at Lakehill (Ambassador Park) in a well fought battle against Lakehill that was still 2-1 at the bottom of the 5th. In a flurry of swinging bats and agressive base running in the final open inning, they brought the final score to 9-1 with a clutch stand up double that cleared the other runners and scored 3. This drove the fans to wild cheers! Congratulations boys -- well done! Layritz Tournament Info / Lakehill Web Site
District 7 Minor Softball Championships at Beacon Hill - June 25-27
The District 7 Minor Softball Championships starts at Beacon Hill (Hollywood Park)
Game times are 6:30pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week (June 25-27).
The Layritz girls are going for their 6th straight banneras they take on Beacon Hill in a best of 3 series.
Come on down and cheer on the team!
Game 1 Results: Beacon Hill 8 / Layritz 2
Game 2 Results: Beacon Hill 13 / Layritz 8 Congratulations Beacon Hill!
Game 3 Results: Beacon Hill - / Layritz - (Fun Game)
Closing Ceremonies & Assorted... June 22nd 1:15pm
As we wind up the season with upper division playoffs and the selection and intense practicing of the tournament teams...
- June 22nd 1:15pm Major Diamond - Closing Ceremonies
We hand out trophies, say good-bye to our graduating players, and give thanks to all the many, many volunteers who made this year a great success.
Remember, parking can be a challenge on closing day, so come early and take in a playoff game, a hotdog and one last candy bag.
Coaches (spouses welcome, but no kids) get together to eat, talk about the past season, and play in the annual coaches game. A huge thank you goes out to all coaches this year who, without their efforts, there would be no teams.
Have a safe and fun summer and we look forward to seeing you at our AGM in early/mid November.
And for you 10-12 year olds - don't forget about our Fall BaseBall program starting in September. Watch here for more details!
2013 9/10 Provincial Tournament July 12-20 Info
The 2013 9/10 Provincial Tournament page has been setup.
Information regarding the Tournament is listed there under the Tournaments tab.
The revised six team tournament schedule has been posted (since unfortunately District 8 could not longer attend).
Layritz has made it to the FINAL in a huge upset against the previously undefeated White Rock-South Surrey team. The final game is Saturday, July 20th starting at 1pm against a strong Little Mountain team. Come check out some great 9/10 Baseball! Good luck to both teams.
UPDATE: Congratulations to Little Mountain for a great tournament and decisive 12-0 win over Layritz in the final.
A huge thank you goes out to the Tournament Organizers, our "Score Keeping Ladies", our Volunteer Announcer, the Umpires, the District Administrator, the many Parent Volunteers, our Concession Cooks, and anyone else I missed that all gave so willingly of their time to make the tournament one we can defintely be very proud of.
Volunteers needed for 9/10 Provincial Tournament July 13-20
It takes a load of volunteers to host a tournament and we're asking for your help. From 50-50 draws, field prep, scoring, and concession help we need YOU to help. Come show our Layritz hospitality to the visiting teams from throughout the Province! Please contact Troy Dunning at IdLikeToHelp@Layritz.ca or 250.888.2898 and let him know you're willing to help.
A more complete list of volunteer jobs will be posted later with scheduled times, but for now just email Troy directly.
9/10 All Stars Tryouts - Sat June 15 8:45-11AM
** CHANGED! **Minor Schedule updated to reflect the currrent 9/10 All Stars Tryout Dates and times (all at the Major Diamond). Sun Jun 09 05:30-08:00PM (Parent Meeting 07:45PM) Sat Jun 15 08:45AM-11:00AM3:00-5:30PM Sun Jun 16 TBA (not needed)
Come Celebrate Baseball with Layritz Little League!
The West Coast League Victoria HarbourCats began their inaugural season June 5, 2013 at Royal Athletic Park. Layritz Little League has been fortunate enough to partner with the HarbourCats to fundraise for our park.
Available NOW, HarbourCats tickets at our concession. $10/ticket for single tickets and family packs of 4 for $30, 5 for $40 and 6 for $50. All tickets are in the reserved yellow seating areas at Royal Athletic Park.
Sunday June 23@ 1:05pm Victoria HarbourCats vs Bend Elks - "Cats Cuts for Cancer event" - This is a family event day and the first Sunday afternoon game for this team.
At the Concessionwe still have some Layritz Hoodies!
Concession only open now during Tournaments, July 13-21 and Aug 1-5
Get yours for Summer Camping or Fall Ball before selection is gone and show off your Layritz pride!
Black or Gray
AS, AM, AL
Black or Gray
Nicholas Pivetta drafted by the Washington Nationals
Nicholas Pivetta, who played at Layritz all through Little League, was drafted in the forth round (#136) by the Washington Nationals in the 2013 MLB Entry Draft. SOURCE: IslandSportsNews
Free Slushie Night for Uniformed Players!
Country Grocer has kindly donated Free Slushie night to those players in uniform that attended Fun Day on Monday June 3rd! A huge "Thank You" goes out to the them for their continued generosity.
Fun Day - Monday June 3rd, 2013!
Our Annual Fun Day is on Monday, June 3rd from 5pm-8pm this year.
This event includes a collection of individual and team skills competitions, all in the name of having fun. It lets us showcase how much our players have improved since the beginning of the season in a healthy and friendly competition. These skills include a home run derby, base running, throwing relay, and throwing accuracy.
Slushies for all players in uniform have been generously donated by Country Grocer! There will also be hot dogs for all participants and the concession will be open for those spectating -- so come on down, cheer on your friends and teammates, and share in the fun!
Major Baseball Diamond
Minor Baseball Diamond
Major Baseball Diamond
Minor Baseball Diamond
Photo Retakes - Thursday June 6th @ 5:30pm
AAA Photography will be back at our park Thu June 6th at 5:30pm for all players needing photo reshoots.
This is the ONLY other time he will be here this season. Changed from May 29th as previously announced.
New 2013 Tee Ball Director
The Executive would like to welcome Angela Jensen to our Layritz board. She has stepped in for Mark Baxter who has been Acting Director of Tee Ball since the beginning of the season when we had no other volunteers. We would also like to thank Mark for his continued multi-faceted dedication to the park, and wish Angela well in learning the ropes for this and hopefully next season.
Minor and Major Softball Schedule Additions!
It might not be pretty but the Major and Minor Softball schedules have had updates. The additions (no changes to existing games) are at the bottom and will be incorporated shortly into the existing more visually appealing format; the basic information will NOT change.
All Schedules Complete for the Season!
All schedules for all divisons have been completed to the end of the season
A huge "thank you" goes out to Dave Potter and Shannon Nakatsu for organizing this chaos into organized schedules, taking into account coaches who coach more than one division and coordinating umpires for each of these games, including arranging for several interlock games between other Division 7 Leagues.
Note the new HIGHLIGHT TODAY'S GAME feature by row COLOR
Minor Baseball Clinics - Saturday June 1st 9am-11am
Those currently enrolled in the Minor Baseball division and are interested in continuing their progression in their skill sets are invited to attend our ongoing Minor Baseball clinics. The next one is scheduled for Saturday June 1st, 9am-11am on the Major Baseball diamond.
ALL Minor baseball players are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they intend to try out for the 9/10 tournament team. This clinic is in no way a try out, however, if your son intends to try out for the tournament team, they are encouraged to take part in these clinics when able.
Fire destroys home of Lakehill Baseball family
On May 1st a fire devastated the home of a Lakehill Little League family. Cora and Bryan both coach at Lakehill and their 3 oldest children play at Lakehill (the youngest is sure to follow once fully up and running!)
This family has lost their home and all their belongings in the fire and aftermath of smoke and water damage. We are extremely grateful that they are all safe and well.
They are truly in need and would be grateful for any community support with this difficult transition.
In addition to the collection box at the Lakehill concession, May 26th is the last weekendLayritz will have a collection box at our concession, when open, to help raise funds for this family.
As stewards of the community the Layritz board as unanimously agreed to immediately donate $500. It is times like these where catchments and rivalries matter very little, but compassion towards others matters most. Thank you in advance for any and all contributions to this family.
Our Major Softball team is heading down to Kirkland Washington for the May Long Weekend (May 17-20) for their Little League Washington District 9 Mid-Season Tournament. We're not sure if they'll be posting live updates, but we wish the team well. Show them how we play softball in Canada girls!
Major Baseball - Saturday Night Clinics (May-June)
There is a Major Baseball Clinic being held on the Major Diamond on Saturday, May 11 from 5:30-7:00pm. We will continue these clinics every Saturday (excluding Long Weekend Sat., May 18) until the end of the season.
ALL major baseball players are welcome to attend, regardless of whether they intend to try out for the 11/12 tournament team. This clinic is in no way a try out, however, if your son intends to try out for the tournament team, they are encouraged to take part in these clinics when able.
Support our Generous Sponsors
We have many generous sponsors who have not only contributed financial support, but goods and services for many, many years. Check out the [Sponsors] page or click on the sponsor images at lower left to find out more about them and possibly return the good will. A big "thank you" goes out for helping keep baseball and softball affordable and accessible for every child who wants to play this great game!
Stop by the concession - enjoy the Layritz tradition!
Left: Some playful fun at Park Cleanup Day this past Saturday!
A huge thanks to those that came out to help and the board members who gave many
selfless hours helping identify and coordinate these efforts "for the love of the game".
Uniform Fitting Day - April 7th 9:30am-7:30pm
Your coaches will be in contact with you in regards to when your team is scheduled for uniform fittings.
The schedule (subject to minor changes) is posted under the [ Schedules ] tab.
Happy Easter from all those at
Layritz Little League
Park Cleanup Day - Sunday April 7th - 9am-4pm
We've made a list and detailed all the repairs and cleanup that need to go on all around the park, including the concession area and batting cage. So grab your shovel, edger, bucket, broom, weed trimmers, cleaning supplies (concession), etc. and come help out.
An hour or two of your time will go a long way in getting the park ready for opening day.
Check in at the concession when you arrive to see where you can help out the most - all skill levels welcome!
Each diamond will be assigned a team lead and have "to do" lists posted in the dug outs. Let's make the park welcoming and shine for everyone to enjoy!
Major Baseball Modular Workshops
12 Major players attended Layritz's first modular workshop, a great turn out considering that most of our players were travelling abroad enjoying the sun.
The first set of workshops are focused on developing our players as outstanding catchers. Once all our players return from Spring Break we will be scheduling some more workshops, beginners to advanced. Layritz will also be providing other modular workshops such as pitching, middle infielders, corner infielders, and of course the all important outfielders. We are excited to start this type of development and watch our players develop into stronger, more confident, and just as importantly smarter ball players.
New To Layritz? I've registered - now what?
Assuming you've already registered you child for baseball or softball at Layritz, a parent new to Layritz may not be familiar with all that happens next... So here's a simple list of upcoming events with more details either other places on the web site (following the links), look at the calendar, or watch for more details to come as "front page news items" like this...
Try-Outs - In order for 10 and 11 years olds to qualify for Major baseball, they MUST attend Major Try-outs Feb 23/24 and Mar 2.(Past)
Umpire Clinics - Those who would like to umpire and are returning - District 7 is putting on a District-wide umpiring clinic March 23 and March 24 (Past)
Assessments - To have great balance in our teams to make in-house ball very competitive, we assess our player's individual ability.
Rookie and Minor Baseball Assessment Dates - Mon/Tue - Mar 25 & 26 5:30-8:00pm
Softball Assessments & Major Baseball Try-outs already completed. (Past)
Coaches Clinics - Those new to coaching or returning coaches - District 7 is hosting a clinic with Little League Canada's Al Herbeck April 7th, with Layritz's clinic on April 6th. Check the [ Coaches ] tab for times and locations. (Past)
Teams Decided / Coaches given Team Rosters - Coaches contact players, possibly some pre-season practices/introductions. Typically this is shortly after assessments for those divisions that have them; otherwise early April for younger divisions. (Upper divisions done already)
Uniform Fittings - April 7th 9am-4pm (Minor Baseball/Softball and up Divisions) - Coaches will be contacted for their team's time-slot and contact their teams directly. (Past)
Park Cleanup day - April 7th 9am-5pm (All Divisions) - Prep the Park for the Season. Clean the concession, power wash the bleachers, build pitcher's mounds, edge the infield, patch bare spots, sweep the batting cage -- the list seems endless. (Past)
Opening Day - April 13th - All teams meet at the Major diamond to usher in the 2013 Season. Most teams play games this day. Opening Ceremony starts at Noon.
Last Chance Major Baseball Tryouts - Mon. March 4th 5-7pm
EXTRA Drop-In Try-Out added Monday March 4th starting at 5pm-7pm. For players that were unable to attend any of scheduled try-out times, were feeling ill when they did, or attended only one assessment (for those new to Majors) and you need to still be evaluated, our great volunteer team is offering a drop-in style try-out (come in as soon as you can get here, and you will be individually or small group assessessed and sent home as soon you're done). Email any questions to Dale at email@example.com.
Major Baseball is the most competitive baseball division in our Little League program. Players (aged 10-12) are selected through a try out and draft process. Players new to Majors will be required to attend at least 2 of the tryouts to be eligible for the Major’s team draft (returning players MUST attend at least 1). Check the [ Assessment Schedule ] page for full details of all six time slots - (Feb 23 & 24 -12:30-2:00 / 2:00-4:30)
Assessements & Try-Outs PROCEEDING AS PLANNED
Sorry for any confusion, but the weather was unpredictable! See you there!
Assessments Most Like Happening as Planned - Watch Here for Updates
The weather is threatening to make our try-outs and assessments unsafe to play and damage the fields.
Softball is stopping by the diamond at 11 to assess and possibly work on the infield if needed. Ray and Paul are working on the field now... Assessments for Softball are proceeding.
Baseball is going ahead with hopes the rain holds off.
Softball Assessments Sat. March 2nd to Sun. March 10th!
Softball divisions require Assessments to provide proper team balance. Check the [ Assessment Schedule ] for a full list of dates, times, and divisions.
- Junior and Senior Softball Assessments (age 13-16): Saturday March 2 from 1pm - 2:30pm(one date only)
- Minor Softball Assessments (age 8-10): Sunday March 3 & 10 from Noon to 1:30pm
- Major Softball Assessments (age 11-12): Sunday March 3 & 10 from 2pm - 3:30pm
2013 District 7 Umpire Clinic - March 23rd and 24th
District 7's 2013 Umpire Clinic is being held Saturday March 23rd 9am-4pm for Jr. Umpires / Sunday March 24th 10am-3pm for Advanced Umpires.
See the [Umpires] tab under "2013 training" for more details.
Rookie and Minor Baseball Assessment Dates - Mon/Tue - Mar 25 & 26 5:30-8:00pm
Monday March 25
Rookie Minor Baseball
Tuesday March 26
These assessments are required so your children will benefit in the making of equally skilled teams. Please arrive between 5:30pm to 5:45pm for warm up and check in where they'll be assigned a coloured pinny. Assessments will commence at6:00pmSHARP! Email any questions to Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the [ Assessment Schedule ] page for full details.
2013 Coaches Clinics - April 6th and 7th
April 6th, Dr. Geoff Pratt will be here at Layritz... Rain or Shine, Please Dress for the Weather
April 6th - 9-Noon - Dr. Geoff Pratt - Layritz ClubHouse / Major Diamond / Batting Cage - TeeBall to Mini-Minors
April 6th - 1-4pm - Dr. Geoff Pratt - Layritz ClubHouse / Major Diamond / Batting Cage - Rookie Minors to Majors/Jr. Softball
April 7th, District 7 will be running a free District wide coaches clinic at Pearkes Arena in the field house court #4 taught by Little League Canada's Al Herback. All we ask is that those participating to please bring a food item for donation to one of the local food banks. See the District 7 web site for more details.
April 7th - T-Ball, Mini Minor, Rookie Minor 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
April 7th - Minor and Major coaches 12:30 – 5:00 pm
2013 Season - Registration Days - Final Day - Sat Mar 9th 1-4pm
Our Player Agent and several volunteers are giving even MORE of their time for those that did not make it to our Feb. registration dates and we're offering a last chance registration on Sat-Mar. 9 from 1pm-4pm. For more information check our registration page.
NOTE: Girls aged 8-16 (born 1996-2004) from bothLayritz AND Central Saanich catchment area are eligible to register for Softball with Layritz Little League.