About the Clinic: The Varsity team is led by Head Coach Gary Frank, Assistant Coaches Steve Booth, Bob Allen, Tim Biers, Bill Busch & Brett Vogler, and JV Coach Greg Volger. For this exclusive LJYB Clinic, the Viking Coaches & Players will conduct a two-hour clinic with multiple stations and drills for small group activities with a focus on baseball fundamentals and individual instruction. Players will work on the basics of warm-ups, throwing, fielding, base running, hitting and for the more advanced players – pitching & catching. All participants must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. A copy of the waiver can be found here.
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The one thing that really stood out at the USD President's Day clinic was the number of smiling faces. When the USD Torero players saw that more than 300 kids had come to learn baseball from them their smiles were almost as wide as the kids smiles. To say the kids were excited as they walked out on to the lush grass of Fowler Park and got to stand side by side with the USD players would be an understatement. Joining in the excitement were the hundreds of parents who braved the unseasonably cool weather while sitting in the stands watching as their kids ran from station to station.
The clinic consisted of 12 different stations that covered every aspect of the game from pitching to catching to fielding, hitting and even diving catches! All the while clinic organizers Rich Hill (USD head coach) and Mike Ramazzotti (USD assistant coach) used a wireless microphone to spontaneously interview the kids while upbeat music played over the Fowler Park loud speakers.
Coach Hill wrapped up the clinic by giving the participants a very motivating speach about what it takes to be a good teammate and why it is so important. He used a stack of nickels to show a good strong team and then showed a bent nickel to the captured audience that ranged in age from 7 to 14. The bent nickel represented the bad teammate. Coach Hill ended the clinic by giving each of the 300+ kids a shiny new nickel and encouraged them to be good teammates in sports and in life.
Coach Hill will be the main speaker at opening day for La Jolla Youth Baseball this Saturday with festivities starting at noon.
The USD Toreros are ranked #31 in the nation to start the season. USD produced three consecutive first round picks in Kris Bryant, Conner Joe and Kyle Holder from 2013-2015. USD has had 51 player sign a pro contract in the last nine years including 2016 NL MVP Kris Bryant! USD is hosting our LJYB league Saturday Night, March 17th against conference rival Santa Clara. Tickets are only $3! (A $7 discount!) The game will start at 5:00 PM and will be played at beautiful Fowler Park on the USD campus.
Fowler Park is one of the top 20 college baseball stadiums in the country and is located 8 miles from La Jolla. The seating starts only 50 feet from home plate so you will be up close to the action! There is a full concession stand with hot dogs, chicken fingers, popcorn, nachos, drinks, etc. Bring the whole family and watch some of the best college players in the country battle their conference rivals Santa Clara.
Last years USD Night was a huge success with close to 500 people participating. This promises to be our best event of the year so get your tickets now. You can buy them online (see below) or at the snack bar.
Kids Gear Collection on Opening Day, February 24th
PLEASE DONATE USED BASEBALL GEAR
TO HELP UNDERSERVED CHILDREN
We are collecting used baseball mitts, bats, helmets, catcher's gear, batting gloves, baseballs, clothing, cleats, & used softball gear on Opening Day, February 24th
at the La Jolla Youth Baseball Snack Bar for
Kids Gear for Baseball is a non-profit organization run by local High School players from The Bishop’s School, LJ Country Day, Francis Parker & LJHS. Our efforts ensure that children and adolescents in San Diego and surrounding communities have the equipment they need to play baseball and softball.
For information contact:
The PONY International Board of Directors have implemented three major rule changes for 2018. Everyone playing in La Jolla Youth Baseball should be familiar with these rule changes. For a look at the new rules navigate to our Resources Menu and Select 2018 Pony Rule Changes from the menu or CLICK HERE.
If you want to change roster/contact information, including nickname, phone number, add email addresses, etc., you will need to access your "member profile." You can do that be selecting "Edit My Account" at the bottom of the blue vertical menu bar on the left side of the website. Just type in your email address and the site will send you a password to edit contact contact information. Any questions, contact us at:
Note also that all member profiles have a default to be notified about an upcoming game or practice. Several families have already commented that they appreciate this feature. But, if you no longer wish to receive these notifications, you can toggle them off at your member profile as well. You can also toggle on to have text reminders delivered to your mobile.