Welcome to the Homepage of Layritz Little League Baseball and Softball
WINTER BASEBALL CLINICS!!
Welcome to another season of baseball at Layritz Little League...our 60th Season!!
Here are the times for our FREE indoor clinics. Players should be sure to attend the session for the division in which they hope to be playing in the 2018 season.
Friday Sessions - January 5, 12 and 19 and February 2 - Pearkes Fieldhouse
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm - Minor Baseball
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Major Baseball
Saturday Sessions - January 27 and February 10 - Saanich Commonwealth Place Gymnasium
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm - Minor Baseball
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm - Major Baseball
PLEASE NOTE - Water, glove, helmet and protective equipment are ALL required.
IMPORTANT - Players who are not properly protected (i.e. helmets, jock/jill) will not be permitted to partake in these clinics due to safety concerns as well as insurance obligations.
IMPORTANT AGM INFO
Dear Layritz Families and Friends,
As the AGM draws year I want to take a moment to share with you why your attendance is important and some of the ideas we hope to implement for the 2018 season - our 60th Little League season!
The AGM is a time to come together as a community to review the successes of the past season and look to future projects, review the league’s financial standing and elect board members. Every year our League is able to apply for a Community Gaming Grant from the Province of British Columbia and in order to remain eligible for these funds (an average of around $25,000.00/year) we require your attendance at our AGM. This year, as an added bonus, we will be holding a draw for attendees to win one of 3, $100 Thriftys Smile Cards!
The AGM will be held November 19th, 6:30pm in the Cedar Room at Saanich Commonwealth Place.
Election and Volunteering
This year, in an attempt to streamline the meeting, we have asked for those interested to please email their willingness to put their name forward for a position on the board and we will not be taking nominations from the floor. This is not, however, your last chance to volunteer. If you haven’t quite decided or do not feel comfortable putting your name forward before the AGM we will be having a board meeting within two weeks where those interested in any of the remaining open positions can attend and discuss - the executive is able to vote at that time should anyone wish to fill one of the empty roles. Please consider stepping into a manager/coordinator role or even sharing the role with another - if we don’t have enough volunteers we cannot offer all the divisions we would like to. The deadline for submitting your name for consideration at the AGM has been extended to Friday November 17, 2017. Please email your name and position you would like to put your name forward for to email@example.com .
Along with board positions we are looking for a group of volunteers to step up to help coordinate our opening and closing ceremonies as well as our fun day. With 2018 being our 60th year we would like to plan some fun events for our community and require some help and input. Some ideas are bouncy castles, games, dunk tank, a movie night in the park, a family picnic and games day…
Currently in the works for 2018 is a reworking of our Teeball program with the hopes of expanding it to eventually include mini-minors. It will be a structured program that provides an introduction and path for development in the sport for both new players and new coaches alike. The goal is to create consistent skill development so all players entering either minor softball or minor baseball will have a solid foundation be ready for this new level of competition. We are also working on creating a line of merchandise to be made available to parents and fans as well as creating a 60th anniversary line of t-shirts and hoodies. Finally, we are hoping to be able to finally offer interac at both our registration events and in our concession.
As always, we plan to continue to work to provide excellent programming for all our players from ages 3-16 and look forward to building our community.
If you have any questions about a specific board position please feel free to email any of our board members.
On behalf of the board I would like to thank you for taking the time to read this and hope to see you at the AGM.
President, Layritz Little League
2018 Coaching Applications Online now
A big thank you to all our 2017 Managers, Coaches, Assistants and Volunteers for a job well done!
Fall Ball is now officially over and we are tidying up the end of our 2017 season with plans beginning to form for 2018. All volunteer positions with Little League (excluding executive) are a 1 year commitment and then we start the process all over again. This year we will be moving a number of our forms online in an effort to streamline what we do and make it easier for our families and volunteers alike. As we are now transitioning into planning for 2018 it is time for those who wish to volunteer as Managers, Coaches or Field Assistants for the 2018 Season to complete their application. The general deadline is February 15, 2018 however, if you wish to be involved in the pre-season clinic and indoor training with our minor divisions and up it is important to complete the application as soon as you are able.
The application should take between 2-5 minutes to complete.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you on the field!
As the 2017 season has come to a close and we prepare for our AGM and the start of the 2018 season a lot of questions have been brought forward from both inside and outside the park regarding 2020 as well as a lot of speculation and mistruths as to how the team will be formed. Please review the following attachment for an update of all the information we have at this time as well as how we will be proceeding with respect to training and skill development opportunities.
AGM - Sunday, November 19th, 6:30-8:00pm in the Cedars Room at Commonwealth Place
The Layritz Little Leagueis holding their Annual General Meeting on Sunday, November 19th, at 6:30-8:00pm in the Cedars Room of Commonwealth Place (upstairs - typically it had been in the Arbutus room, but that room was not available that date) - Saanich Commonwealth Place - 4636 Elk Lake Drive
Please make time in your schedules to attend, as this affects our ability to qualify for the Provincial Gaming grants that help fund our programs and keeps all our costs down. Considering the countless hours our Board and Coaches give this program, please give this important one hour (or slightly more) of your time to help everyone involved. .
FREE Softball Clinics
Layritz will be offering FREE Softball Clinics Sundays from 10-11am beginning September 24th, weather permitting.
The clinics are open to all little league softball players in Victoria and will be run by Coaches and Players from the U19 Devils - most of whom have been and continue to be involved in Little League. If you are interested in participating please make sure to pre-register HERE
Players will need to bring a glove, helmet and bat if they own their own. Appropriate athletic wear - no open toe shoes, shorts or jeans. Please wear layers as the weather may change and please bring a full water bottle.
Layritz Little League AGM
Our AGM will be held November 19, 2017 at 6:30pm in the Cedar Room at Saanich Commonwealth Place.
The main purpose of the AGM is to allow our community members to come together and vote for the Layritz Executive and Director positions as well as have a brief review of the 2017 season and financial statements. The meeting usually takes between 30-60 minutes and is a vital first step in beginning the planning for our 2018 season. Attendance at the AGM is also required for our program to make gaming grant applications for support through the Province of BC grant programs. Monies received from the Province are vital to our ability to keep our costs to families low while being able to ensure the upkeep of fields, buildings, lighting and all equipment and uniforms.
All details can be found HERE. - please note that there is a new process for putting your name forward for election to the board, please check the link for all details as a timeline in involved.
We hope to see you there!
Free Fall Softball Clinic
We are finalizing a Fall Softball Clinic for female players born between 2005-2010 to run concurrent with the Fall Baseball schedule. If you are interested in participating or simply learning more please complete the information sheet HERE so we can gauge interest and player availability for scheduling purposes.
*Players from Central Saanich and Lakehill Catchments are welcome to join.
Layritz Catchment and Schools
An interactive map of our catchment area as well as all eligible schools is available here.
You can zoom in on the map to locate your address specifically in regards to the catchment line. In general the boundary goes down the middle of the road except for Anges, Marigold and Burnside (between Marigold and Grange) where both sides of the road are in the Hampton Little League Catchment.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
FALL BALL registration is now taking a Wait List
We currently have 1 Minor team (8-9-10) and 3 Major teams (10-11-12). We will continue to collect names on a Wait List, and if there is enough interest for additional teams and coaches available we will coordinate that. We will stop taking names on September 4th, 2017.
Payment drop off dates will be September 5, 6 & 7 at Layritz Park, at the Major Baseball Field to Dave Potter or Ryan Graham
If you are interested in helping coach Fall Ball please indicate at the end of the registration form is you are registering players. Or, email firstname.lastname@example.org and please indicate which division you are interested in coaching or assisting.
Layritz to Host Major Softball Canadians
Layritz will be the site of the 2017 Major Softball CanadiansAugust 3-6. Come out and help cheer on the team!
WEDNESDAY AUG 2
THURSDAY AUG 3
11:45: Opening Ceremonies
Noon: Layritz vs Elnora
3:00pm: Elnora vs Hampton
FRIDAY AUG 4
Noon: Hampton vs Layritz
END OF ROUND ROBIN
3:00pm: 2nd vs 3rd
6:00pm – BBQ for all Players and Coaches - additional tickets will be available for purchase for $10
7:00pm – Skills competition – all players participate
SATURDAY AUG 5 GAME 2
12 noon: 1st vs Winner of Game 1
3:00pm: Loser Game 1 vs Loser Game 2
SUNDAY AUG 6
TTBD: Pancake breakfast at the park for all players and coaches
1:00pm – Winner Game 2 vs Winner Game 3
Layritz Junior Softball Team to World Series
Under the guidance of manager Mike Goldsworthy and coaches Sean Albhouse and Shaun Myall the Layritz Junior Softball All Stars won the Canadian Championships in Calgary Alberta with a clean sweep of 5-0.
The team will be competing at the Junior League Softball World Series in Kirkland Washington July 30 - August 5!
Register online until June 30 for the 2018 Season at 2017 prices!
At this time all payment by cheque and can be mailed to:
Layritz Little League, Box 24008, 4420 West Saanich Rd, Victoria BC V8Z 7E7
2017 Closing Ceremonies - Sat June 17th ~1:15pm
It's almost time to "wave" goodbye to the end of the 2017 regular season.
Closing Ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, June 17th starting at approximately1:15pm (be there 1:00pm) (after both championship Major Baseball and Softball games are complete).
Parking typically is at a premium this day so remember to use common sense and do not block others in, drive slowly to avoid children in the lot, and consider using Vancouver Island Tech Parking Lot (free) off Markham Road to avoid frustration.
Online Registration - 2018 at 2017 prices!
This year we are trying something new with online registration.
From now until the close of the park on June 17, 2017 we will be accepting online registrations for our 2018 season at 2017 prices. At this time payment will be by cheque(s) which can be dropped off at the concession until close on June 17.
Please read the instructions clearly as some divisions will require more than one cheque - registration + volunteer & uniform deposits. Also, please ensure that the player name is on the memo line of ALL cheques otherwise we will not be able to complete registration.
Fundraising will be required and details will be provided in early 2018.
The registration form can be found on our Facebook page or here: - for players in Teeball and up or - for players in Blastball
IMPORTANT Parking Information for Closing Ceremonies
Out of respect for all our neighbours please drive slowly and cautiously through the neighbourhood approaching the park and do not park in the Resident Only parking on any of the surrounding streets. We strongly support carpooling, walking and riding bikes to the park!
There is VERYlimited parking in the Layritz lot however there is ample FREE parking available at the VI Tech Park lot located on the back side of the park off of Markham Rd - it is nearly equal walking distance to the fields.
Lets keep the park safe and the parking sane!
Please familiarize yourself with the following maps: the first identifies the location of both parking lots and the second clarifies the NO PARKING zones in the Layritz Lot.
Layritz takes Silver in Hampton Minor Fun Tournament!
Layritz takes Silver in Hampton Minor Fun Tournament!
2017-May Long Weekend - After a sun filled weekend, Layritz Minor baseball's team participating in the Annual Hampton Fun Tournament takes silver after a well fought 6-3 final loss to Lakehill.
Layritz Little League Announces 2020 Team Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2017 – Victoria, BC Layritz Little League is pleased to announce the official naming of its 2020 Canadian Little League Team Manager.
The Layritz Little League Board of Directors named longstanding volunteer and coach, Dave Potter to this prestigious position.
Dave has extensive Little League coaching experience, having coached at Layritz since 2003 and a volunteer since 2001. He has been instrumental in the development of the baseball program at Layritz and has managed countless All-Star teams at both the 9/10 and 11/12 levels. Dave will undoubtedly lead Layritz forward with pride as it prepares to compete in Canada’s premier Little League Baseball Championships in August of 2020.
Layritz Little League is the official host of the 2020 Canadian Little League Championships. Host tournament planning is underway - any interested parents, players, volunteers, and local sponsorshipinquiries seeking more information can email 2020Canadians@Layritz.ca.
About Little League Canadian Championships: The Little League Canadian Championship tournament was first played in 1951 and was last played in BC in 2016. A seven-team round robin will determine the four play-off teams followed by two semi-final elimination games and the final championship game will determine Canada’s team for the Annual Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.
About Layritz Little League:
Layritz Little League is a non-profit organization offering Baseball and Softball out of Layritz Park in Victoria, BC as part of Little League Canada’s District 7. The park is 100% volunteer ran and has been in operation since 1958. Layritz will host the 2020 Little League Canadian Championship in August of 2020.
Those who are interested in extending their season by trying out for Layritz's 9/10 or 11/12 All-Star Baseball teams...please mark the following dates on your calendars!!
9/10 All-Star Hopefuls - TRYOUT TIMES
Monday, May 22 at 5:30 pm on the Major Baseball Diamond
Thursday, May 25 at 5:30 pm on the Major Baseball Diamond
Saturday, May 27 at 5:30 pm on the Major Baseball Diamond
11/12 All-Star Hopefuls - TRYOUT TIMES
Friday, May 26 at 5:30 pm on the Major Baseball Diamond
Sunday, May 28 at 3:15 pm on the Major Baseball Diamond
NEW DATE - PHOTO RETAKES - JUNE 5 at 5:30 pm
Individual photo retakes will take place opposite the concession at 5:30 pm on Monday, June 5
This will be the only opportunity for those players who missed their photos to have them taken. If you require a retake, please be sure to bring your original photo with you to the reshoot. Team photos will not be redone.
Team Managers will be handing out the opening day photos this week.
Friendly Reminder for our Concession Volunteers
Now that it seems (fingers crossed!) that ball-weather has FINALLY arrived, please remember that, due to health regulations, sandals and flip flops cannot be worn while working in the concession.
Last Call for 2020 All Star Manager Applications
Layritz Little League will be hosting the 2020 Canadian Championships!
If you are interested in being considered for the 2020 All Star Manager position please review the criteria on our Facebook page.
All applications must be received no later than April 24, 2017.
2017 Schedules ONLINE!
All games schedules have been posted for ALL divisions.
Most scheules are for the entire season, but Rookies, Minor Baseball, and Major Baseball are only posted up to April 30th due to scheduling Interlock games.
A Courtesy Uniform fitting day is set for Wednesday, April 5 from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
AS WE EXPECT A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF PLAYERS IN ATTENDANCE, PARENTS PLEASE WAIT OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE AS WE ARE VERY SHORT ON SPACE.
THIS IS THE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO DEAL WITH UNIFORMS PRIOR TO OPENING DAY AS THE CLUBHOUSE IS BOOKED FOR MEETINGS THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK SO PLEASE ENSURE YOUR SON/DAUGHTER ATTENDS THIS COURTESY FITTING.
Major Softball Assessment - Tue Mar 28th 6-7:30pm
**PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER**
Tuesday, March 28th – 6pm – 7:30pm Pearkes Recreation Centre Fieldhouse - Courts 1 and 2
PLEASE WEAR RUNNING SHOES (NO CLEATS)
It is essentialfor Major softball players to attend so that we can establish competitive teams for the coming season.
OPENING DAY - SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 2017
It's almost time to "Play Ball"!
Opening Ceremonies will be held at Noon on Saturday, April 8 on the Major Baseball Diamond.
Team and individual Photos will also take place throughout that day.
PLEASE NOTE - PHOTOS WILL BE TAKING PLACE IN THE BATTING CAGE THIS YEAR
A full schedule of events will be posted in early April. Please keep an eye on our website for further details.
WE ARE ALMOST FULL!!
THE FOLLOWING SPOTS ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE:
BLASTBALL - FULL T-BALL - 5 SPOTS LEFT FULL MINI MINORS - 3 SPOTS LEFT FULL ROOKIE MINORS - FULL MINOR BASEBALL - FULL MAJOR BASEBALL - FULL MINOR SOFTBALL - A FEW SPOTS LEFT MAJOR SOFTBALL - A FEW SPOTS LEFT
Featuring: Anthony Pluta, Level 3 Coaching Certification (Baseball Canada’s highest level in NCCP)
Coaches and players, get prepared. Be ready for the exciting upcoming season.
2020 Little League All-Star Manager Selection
Layritz Little League will be hosting the Little League Canadian Baseball Championships in August 2020 and in preparation we are requesting submissions from all those interested in being considered for this development and Manager position.
Submissions must be received no later than April 24, 2017 – email@example.com
The 2020 Little League All-Star Manager will be named the first week of May, 2017
Progress will be monitored by the Layritz Little League Board and formal reviews will take place at the close of the 2018 Season and the close of the 2019 Season.
The Layritz 2020 Little League All Star Manager will be responsible for providing a multi-year development plan that will benefit Layritz Little League as well as provide opportunities for those players who wish to develop a more competitive skill set in pursuit of yearly All-Star tryouts. It is expected that the 2020 Manager be someone who best represents sportsmanship, cultivates a positive team attitude and understands the public face this position will have for the Layritz Little League community. The 2020 All-Star Manager selection shall be led by the President and the Layritz Little League Board following review of an "All-Star Manager Application".
All managers and coaches who have managed or coached a Little League minor or major baseball division for at least 1 season are eligible to apply as the 2020 Little League All-Star Team Manager. All applicants must be in good standing with the League.
Candidates for manager/coach will be evaluated by the following criteria in no specific order of importance:
Experience managing/coaching tournaments (e.g. All-Stars), Layritz Little League, and/or outside league teams;
Game/rule knowledge and ability to teach fundamentals, positively motivate and bring out the best in every player;
Sportsmanship and conduct throughout the season on and off the field;
Able to represent Layritz Little League at home and in the community in a positive way;
Ability to assess the skill levels of players without bias towards own child or current team players and to assign players to the appropriate positions to field the most competitive team;
Ability to communicate positively with players, parents, league and district officials;
Commitment to practice and game schedules throughout the district, provincial, national and international levels. If an All-Star Manager/coach replacement needs to occur during tournament season, a replacement manager will be determined by the President and Layritz Little League board from all eligible manager applications.
Interested parties please submit, by email, an outline of your multi-year player development plan as well as a resume of your experience and any special training you may have as it applies to the criteria above. If you feel you have skills and attributes that have not been mentioned here but should be considered please feel free to include this in your submission.
Submissions must be received no later than April 24, 2017 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Extra Registration Day - Wed Feb 15th 6-8pm
Because of the weather during registration, we're offering one more (and this is IT!) player registration day on Wednesday, February 15th from 6-8pm at the Clubhouse. If you missed the previous registration days, don't miss this one.
LAYRITZ WEAR AVAILABLE ONLINE!!
We've partnered with an online clothing company and are now offering Layritz logo'd gear for all to wear!
Bring completed forms and cheques to the Layritz Little League Clubhouse during our registration events on January 28 & 29 between 1pm-4pm and February 4&5 between 1pm-4pm.
New Residency Requirements for 2017
Welcome to all our New and Returning families!
This season there are a few changes to the residency verification process so please read the following carefully in order to ensure that we can register your player(s) at Layritz Little League for the 2017 Season.
ALL players will be required to complete a new Player Registration Form – please complete the form online and print before attending registration.
ALL new players will be required to bring their birth certificate to registration to verify age.
Blastball players are not subject to catchment restrictions and may register at any park offering the Blastball Program. However, Little League programs from Tee-ball and up are subject to catchment rules and playing Blastball at Layritz Little League will not give non-catchment players the opportunity to “grandfather” into the Tee-ball program.
All players Tee-Ball and up please review the following additional Residency Requirements:
1. Players must either live in catchment, attend an in catchment school, have a valid II(d) waiver in place, OR, lived or attended school in catchment during the 2016 season – NO EXCEPTIONS.
2. If a player(s) lived or attended school in catchment last season and has now moved out of catchment or changed to an out of catchment school a Form II(d)MUST be completed and submitted at registration. The completed Form II(d) will be reviewed by the league president who will then present it to be reviewed and signed by the District Administrator before the player can be cleared to play at Layritz LL.
3.All players claiming in catchment status based on school enrollment MUST complete a new School Form – copies of school report card will no longer be accepted as stand alone proof of enrollment.
Schools in the Layritz Catchment are: (softball players can be from Central Saanich Catchment)
Cordova Bay Elementary, Eagle View Elementary, Lakewood Elementary, Millstream Elementary, Northridge Elementary, Prospect Lake Elementary, Strawberry Vale Elementary
Glanford Middle School, Royal Oak Middle School
4. All families claiming in catchment residency MUST provide 1 documentfrom the following list at registration - document MUST contain the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, province and postal code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017:
1. Driver’s License (photo ID of parent(s) or guardian(s))
2. School records
3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
4. Employment records
5. Insurance documents
**In some cases additional residency documentation will be required.
Players who have previously completed a Player Verification Package in order to compete on an All-Star team can submit the package a proof of residency as long as there has been no change of address or school (which ever was used to confirm eligibility).
Baseball Winter Clinics - Starting Friday Jan 6th
THE PLAYERS SHOULD BE ATTENDING THE LEVEL OF BALL THEY WILL BE TRYING OUT FOR IN 2017.
2017 Minor Baseball - Players born December 2006 - January 2009
2017 Major Baseball - Players born December 2004 - January 2007
Fri Jan 6th at Pearkes Fieldhouse 6:00 to 7:30pm...2017 Minors BB 7:30 to 9:00pm...2017 Majors BB
Sat Jan 21st at Commonwealth Rec Ctr 3:00 to 4:30pm...2017 Minors BB 4:30 to 6:00pm...2017 Majors BB
Fri Jan 27th at Pearkes Fieldhouse 6:00 to7:30pm...2017 Minors BB 7:30 to 9:00pm...2017 Majors BB
Fri Jan 27th at Pearkes Fieldhouse 6:00 to7:30pm...2017 Minors BB 7:30 to 9:00pm...2017 Majors BB CANCELLED (Due to Weather/Road Conditions)
Fri Feb 3rd at Pearkes Fieldhouse 6:00 to7:30pm...2017 Minors BB 7:30 to 9:00pm...2017 Majors BB
Fri Feb 10th at Pearkes Fieldhouse 6:00 to7:30pm...2017 Minors BB 7:30 to 9:00pm...2017 Majors BB
Sun Feb 19th at Commonwealth Pool 6:00 to7:00pm...2017 Minors BB 7:00 to 8:00pm...2017 Majors BB
ALL COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING A GLOVE AND HELP OUT TO MAKE IT A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR THE KIDS.