La Jolla Youth Baseball - 2022 registration now open!
2022 Registration is Now Open!!
La Jolla Youth Baseball welcomes registrations for the following divisions:
(Player's age as of August 31, 2022)
Shetland (Ages 4, 5, & 6)
Pinto (Ages 7 & 8)
Mustang (Ages 9 & 10)
Bronco (Ages 11 & 12)
Pony (Ages 13 & 14)
The season runs from February through May. Shetland players can expect to have one practice and one game per week. All other divisions can expect to have one practice a week, one game during the week, and one game on Saturday.
Family discounts available for each additional sibling.
Registrations received after December 1, 2021 may be waitlisted and your player may not be guaranteed placement on a team.
**1/17 UPDATE: We received 500+ registrations during November, December, and January. At this point, there are limited slots available in each division and registration is set to close in all flights once full or on Friday, January 28th, depending on what occurs first.
Spots remaining by level:
Shetland - two in Minors; seven in Majors
Pinto - two players
Mustang - five players
Bronco - six players
Pony - none - please email us to join the waiting list
Clinic Details (Basic Skills & Fundamentals) Players will learn the basic fundamentals of the game. It is extremely important for players to learn how to throw and hit with safe and proper mechanics at a young age. Each player gets individual attention in a small-group atmosphere. And with numerous age-specific sessions, instruction is appropriate for all ability levels. Overall, it’s the type of professional instruction to which young players don’t normally have access.
Coaching Bio: A product of La Jolla Youth Baseball, Bobby Schuman attended five different universities across the country and played baseball at four of them. It was a unique and challenging journey that he would not trade for anything. After graduating college with a degree in Economics, he played 2 short seasons of independent professional baseball. Over the course of his career, he has been blessed to have been coached and mentored by many great athletes and coaches including Reggie Smith, Tom House, Drew Brees, Ryan Braun, Jack Kemp, and Ryan Lindley. Bobby got his start in coaching at Coast Baseball and Sport Fitness as a hitting instructor and youth camp director and is currently in his 4th season as the Head Baseball Coach of Hoover High School. He loves to share his wealth of knowledge with kids to help guide them on the field, in the classroom, and most importantly, in life. Bobby also owns and operates a holiday and event lighting company in San Diego.
Dates: Sundays - 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12 (12/12 clinic canceled due to soccer tourney at Cliffridge Park) & 12/19. Clinics will continue through January. Please communicate directly with Bobby for details.
Clinic Cost: First session for each player is free. $20ea after that.
Field: Pinto for 12/5 & 12/19. Shetland in January.
Training for overall development as a ballplayer with exercises and drills designed to benefit players of all skill levels. Players can expect to train and improve their hitting, fielding, throwing, catching, base running and overall knowledge of the game. Players are grouped by age/skill level with minimal player to coach ratio to maximize personal instruction and repetitions.
Rookie Division (4-6 years old)
Training for players and families with little to no baseball experience. Clinics are designed to introduce players to the baseball culture and teach the fundamental skills of the game.
Max 15 players
Sluggers Division (5-7 years old)
Training for players with previous baseball experience. Players can expect to perform advanced exercises designed to sharpen their skills and increase confidence going into league play.
Max 15 players
Cost: Free for first clinic, $20 thereafter
Clinics are 1.5 hours
Rookies & Sluggers: 1:00 - 2:30PM
Begins on Saturday, December 11th (12/11 clinic canceled due to soccer tourney at Cliffridge Park), and continues on all Saturdays through December and January with the exception of 12/25 & 1/1. Please communicate directly with Cesar for details.
Coach Mike Ramazzotti, the UCSD coaching staff and many of the Division I Triton ballplayers will be hosting a leaguewide clinic. Ram is a favorite among LJYB families and this clinic will provide one of the last opportunities for our players to sharpen their games before we shift into regular season mode in February. Numerous stations will focus on all aspects of the game with an emphasis on fundamentals.
Date: **Sunday, February 6th (was originally Saturday, January 29th)
Time: **1-3pm (was originally 230-430pm)
Location: **LJYB's Upper Fields (was originally on the Pony Field)
Kirk McCaskill, the head baseball coach at Bishop’s, his coaching staff and some of his current players will be putting on the final clinic of the winter. There will be two flights for this one as the Shetland and Pinto kids will get some work in together and then we will move into the upper divisions. We are thrilled about the start of this relationship with Bishop’s and their baseball program.
Date: Sunday, January 30th
10-11am for Shetland and Pinto players
11:15am – 1pm for Mustang, Bronco and Pony players
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.