This is where it all begins! Teeball, Coach Pitch, and Minors (Kid Pitch) teams provide coaching, practice & game, and team experiences that will be the foundation of their baseball journey!
As they advance their baseball journey, the EPBA (Ephrata Premier Baseball Association) as part of the EBA, equips youth travel teams to compete against other county teams in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL). There are 10U, 12U, and 14U teams with sections that provide competitive baseball at a variety of skill levels.
What to expect during the season:
Scroll down to see age groups, costs, and registration deadlines
These are recommended age groups. We do have to honor age requirements in most cases but if you feel your player should play in a different age group, please email the Registration Coordinator to discuss.
Please submit your requests during registration in the comments box. This would include nights/days they can't make it, carpool arrangments with other players, etc. We will try to accommodate all requests but we cannot guarantee. If there is something we can't fulfill, we will let you know before uniforms are ordered so a refund can be issued.
We are a non-profit organization so all monies are used towards running the league. All registration fees, sponsorships, and donations are used to cover the costs for the organization. Registration fees are used towards uniforms, insurance, equipment such as bats, balls, medical kits, tees, training aides and equipment bags. Registration fees are not used for tournament fees. Fundraisers help keep registration fees down and are also used to purchase additional supplies and equipment.
For multiple children in the program, there is a $35.00 discount after the 1st child. All children must be registered at the same time. For those who need scholarships, please email the EBA President listed on the Contact Us page. Please let us know if money is the only reason why a child can't register.
There is a spring fundraiser which each player should try to sell at least $70.00 worth of Mr. Hotshine vouchers. Parents can choose to opt out for $35.00 during registration.
Tournaments: Your coach may decide to enter into tournaments. They will let you know at the beginning of the season and how the team will raise funds.
The age cutoff is now August 31st vs the previous April 30th for ages 10U and below groups. It remains April 30th for older groups but will be phased out. The Little League made the changes and explain on their website on this page.
We try to communicate via email, Facebook, and road-side signs so that parents have plenty of notice about registration dates and avoid late fees. However we need a late fee as we have found without one registrations are delayed and the season is then delayed. Consequently upsetting the majority who do register on time. The late fee also pays for urgent uniform changes. Please register as early as you can so that we can get the right amount of coaches, fields, and uniforms ready for the season. If you do register late, we will try to assign your player to a team but due to team size limitations, coaches available, and playing time considerations, we may not be able to.
Full refunds are granted until uniforms are ordered and/or rosters are submitted to the leagues. After those costs are incurred, refunds can be granted less those fees. All refund requests should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Little League is changing their standard for approved bats starting in the spring 2018. The LCYBL is allowing bats approved in 2017 and the new bats for 2018 in the upcoming season. Before purchasing a new bat next year, we recommend reading more about it at the link below.