Mike Laga Youth Baseball Association of Northampton, Inc.
is a non-profit corporation that was formed to offer baseball
opportunities and to teach the sport of baseball to Northampton
area youth between the ages of 13-19.
leagues that we participate in, New England Youth Sports Association (NEYSA)
and Pioneer Valley Youth Baseball League (PVYBL),
have rules about who can play on our teams.
PVYBL requires that you try out for the team in your
community first. If you do not make that team, you can try
out for another team. If you do not have a team in your community
you may try out for a team in a bordering town.
rules state that we must draw our players from Northampton
and from any town that abuts Northampton, so long as that
town does not have a team in the same division. For example,
youngsters from Hatfield or Williamsburg would be eligible
for our teams according to league rules, because they are
contiguous to Northampton and do not offer Sandy Koufax baseball.
Youngsters from Southampton or Deerfield would not
be eligible since those communities are not contiguous to
Northampton, although both leagues have granted waivers on
a limited basis in the past.
Laga Youth Baseball Association Policy:
The Mike Laga
Youth Baseball Association is a Northampton based organization that was
originated by Northampton residents with the primary purpose of providing baseball
opportunities for Northampton youth. Our rules limit eligibility to:
1) Residents of Northampton
2) Non-residents of Northampton who attend Northampton Public Schools
3) Non-residents of Northampton who played either Little League or Cal Ripken Baseball
in Northampton during the preceeding year.
Other residents of neighboring communities will be considered only if
there are spots available on our teams after all those in the above categories
who are deemed to possess the skills necessary to play on our teams have been placed on a team.
Based on past experience, if you are not eligible in one of the three ways listed
above but still want to play in our organization, it is more likely that spots may
open up on one of our Mickey Mantle teams or our Connie Mack team than on our Sandy
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Feingold|| Vice President
and Clerk of the Corporation