Club Ball (Baseball & Softball):
LCYO club ball is designed to help the more experienced players play at a higher level of competition than we see during the recreational(rec) season. LCYO Club teams compete against club/ travel teams from all over North County as well as area tournaments.
Current LCYO teams include:
13U La Costa Stingrays (Baseball)
12U La Costa Riptide (Baseball)
12U La Costa Rebels (Baseball)
9U La Costa Riptide (Baseball)
9U La Costa Vipers (Baseball)
7U La Costa Riptide (Baseball)
12u La Costa Riptide (Softball)
In an effort to create unity throughout our league, all future LCYO club teams will be the La Costa Riptide. The goal of a singular name is to establish a cohesiveness between ages, as well as develop a league wide reputation for high school coaches, tournaments and other clubs/organizations to view us. Should we have 2 teams in the same age group, teams will be separated by color. For example, moving forward we might have the 8U La Costa Riptide Blue and the 8U La Costa Riptide White.
All club players must be currently registered players, and those 10U and under must play in the Spring rec season. Club players 11U and above will need to register, and will be encouraged but not required to play the rec season.
Each club team schedule is ultimately determined by the coach, but field availability often dictates the schedule. During both Fall and Spring seasons LCYO has fields allocated for club teams on Sundays. Softball has one weekday field practice when there is availability. Several teams add one day a week in the spring & fall for cage time at BPA or Big Fly. Teams might hire professional coaches during this time.
During the Spring rec season, teams usually stick to Sundays or weekend tournaments only. We are currently discussing ways to have the club teams get more practice time moving forward.
Once confirmed, a coach may invite players and start a club team at any time. However, every Spring season after player evaluations for the division, coaches will be required to "start fresh".
At this point, new invitations will be sent keeping in mind players that have developed and may now be a good fit as well as not inviting those that maybe didn't show the dedication or availability needed for a club team.
As opposed to All-Stars, club players may or may not be best 12 players at a certain age. As a volunteer often coaching multiple teams, discretion is completely up to the coach to decide which and how many players to include on a team. The league recommendation is 12 players.
Club vs. All-Stars:
In no way is club ball associated with All-Stars. Softball club team will not be playing in the All-Stars tournaments or regular season schedule.
How to become involved in Club ball:
Baseball: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Softball: email your players division director to see what opportunities are available for advanced play. These are located on the Board of Directors (green tab). There is currently 1 club team in Softball and only in 12u division.