Keeping softball fun — especially in the early stages of youth participation — is the primary concern of our program. We believe in participation for all, positive competition and building character. We teach fundamentals and traditions of the game, champion sportsmanship and encourage family and community support.
Registration begins with Youth Sports Registration Nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 14, and Thursday, January 16, in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. Cost is $60 for first child and $50 for each additional child in same household and league. Registration available beginning January 17 by calling the Park Office at 219-326-9600. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 6. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.
Make checks payable to the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. Visa/Master Card accepted. Please bring the participant's birth certificate along with the appropriate registration fee.
Formerly called Coach Pitch Division. Start your young player out right by learning the fundamentals of softball, with manual pitching machine providing consistent pitching to help develop hitting skills. Girls will learn other essential skills such as throwing, catching and fielding. Rally Day will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, at the Civic Auditorium. League practices begin April 15, games run May through beginning of July. ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO April 7, 2020
Junior Slowpitch Softball (For Girls, Ages 10-12)
Format allows for more contact at the plate, more action in the field and greater development of defensive skills. Program includes six weeks of preseason practices followed by 12-game schedule and single-elimination tournament. Rally Day will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Civic Auditorium. League practices begin March 30, games run May through beginning of July. ONLINE REGISTRATION EXTENDED TO April 7, 2020 Senior Slowpitch Softball (For Girls, Ages 13-17) Players continue to enjoy the plentiful action in the field, with healthy competition and camaraderie. Program includes six weeks of preseason practices followed by 12-game schedule and single-elimination tournament.Rally Day will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at the Civic Auditorium. League practices begin March 30, games run May through beginning of July.(18-year-old high school students will be accepted.)
Preseason Clinics have been cancelled. Like most organizations serving our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it impacts our parks and programs. We are committed to providing services in a safe, responsible fashion and are complying with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Indiana.
All participants are encouraged to attend the preseason clinics scheduled for Saturdays, March 7, 14 and 21 the La Porte High School field house. The clinics will feature instruction in the fundamentals and allow players to knock off the "rust" from the winter. The clinics run from 11-11:50 a.m. for all divisions.
Fall Slowpitch Softball (For Girls, Ages 9-16)
Our Fall Slowpitch Softball program, divided into Senior (ages 12-16) and Junior (ages 9-11) divisions, prepares players for the next season. Our emphasis will be on instruction and constructive competition as players look to take their games to the next level. Program includes three weeks of preseason practices followed by 10-game schedule and single-elimination tournament. League practices begin in mid-August, games run late-August through beginning of October.
Cost is $60 for the first child and $50 for each additional child in same household. Registration available beginning July 6 at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or on-line. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after July 17.