Lake Park provides fun and competitive baseball for players ages 4 through 9. Our coaches stress fundamentals at all levels and try to instill a love and respect of the game. We serve a large area that includes players from downtown Duluth to rural Duluth, from Congdon all the way to Two Harbors, and everywhere in between.
(*New in 2023!) Little Boppers Whiffle Ball (Intro to Baseball/Rookies)- We decided to revamp our rookie program to best serve the needs of our youngest players. We have moved to a two-nights a week model that will combine basic skill introduction and fun whiffle ball games. Each session will begin with throwing, hitting, and fielding mechanics using whiffle balls, tennis balls, and soft baseballs. Then, players and coaches will participate in a fun and fast-paced whiffle ball game. This will be an opportunity for kids to learn the basic rules of baseball while having fun smashing whiffle balls and running the bases. Kids will need to have their own baseball glove but a whiffle ball bat will be provided to each player! Tentative game nights will be Mondays and Wednesdays beginning in June and the recommended age is 4-6.
Instructional Minors (Coach Pitch)- This level is when kids move to a regular sized field, use typical baseball equipment, and play by modified baseball rules. Sessions are divided into a team practice (where basic skills of throwing, hitting and fielding are stressed) and a game against an opposing team. Game play involves the coach pitching to players starting from about 25 to 30 feet away. Players will be required to have their own batting helmet, bat and a glove at this level. Tentative game nights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in May and the recommended age is 5-7.
Minors (Player Pitch)- This is when baseball really starts looking like baseball! Kids will now be pitching to hitters, players will be allowed to steal bases, standings will be kept and the league playoffs will take place at the end of the season. Individual skills are still stressed during practice time but there is more incorporation of team concepts and situational play. Tentative game nights will be Tuesdays and Thursdays starting in May, with Sundays being a makeup day and optional practice day based on coach discretion. The recommended age is 7-9.
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Rain is always an issue in the summer. Games will be played in the rain as long as the field does not become unsafe. Any observed lightning, games will be halted. Wait a minimum of 30 minutes from the last observed lightning or thunder before resuming activities.
The league covers a large geographic area, the players and parents should never assume that because it is raining in their area, it is raining at the fields. Please assume the game will be played unless you are notified otherwise.