Park department updates information on youth sports registrations

 

The La Porte Park and Recreation Department announced the Park Office (250 Pine Lake  Ave.) will be open for after-hour registrations on the following dates: Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4-6 p.m. (Girls Softball); Thursday, Feb. 25, from 4-6 p.m. (Boys Baseball); and Saturday, Feb. 27, from 9-11 a.m. (all divisions). 

Keeping sports fun — especially in the early stages of youth participation — is the primary concern of the park programs. The department promotes participation for all, positive competition and building character, as well as teaching fundamentals and traditions of the game, championing sportsmanship and encouraging family and community support. 

Registration will be available for the following programs (visit www.cityoflaporte.com or call 219-326-9600 for  more information): 

  • Boys Baseball includes four age divisions: Rookie (ages 7-8), Minor (ages 9-10), Major (ages 11-12)  and Junior (ages 13-15). The seasons run from early spring through mid-July. Cost for Rookie, Minor  and Major is $60 for first child and $50 for each additional child in same household. Cost for Junior is  $100 for first child and $90 for each additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 5. Divisions determined by participants age on or before April 30, 2021.
  • Girls Softball: Pitch Perfect League (manual pitching machine) (ages 7-9), Slow Pitch Junior (ages 10- 12) and Slow Pitch Senior (ages 13-17, with 18-year olds currently enrolled in high school accepted).  The seasons run from early spring through mid-July. Cost is $60 for first child and $50 for each  additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 5.  Divisions determined by participants age on or before April 30, 2021. 
  • Girls Fast Pitch includes three age divisions: 10U Fastpitch (ages 9-10), 12U Fastpitch (ages 11-12),  14U Fastpitch (ages 13-14). Teams will play outside competition through the KVA. The season runs  from early spring through mid-July. Cost is $75 for first child and $65 for each additional child in same  household. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 5. Divisions determined by  participants age on or before December 31, 2020.
  • T-Ball is for boys and girls ages 5-6. The season runs mid-June through mid-July. Cost is $50 for first  child and $40 for each additional child in same household. An additional $20 will be added to  registration fee after April 30. Eligibility is determined by participants age on or before April 30, 2021.
  • Tennis offers levels for boys and girls ages 4 and older. The lessons are held in June and July. Class  days and times vary depending on the grade level for the 2021-2022 school year. Cost for youth  lessons range from $38-$58 without a racket. Cost for adult lessons is $44 without a racket. Love Plus  1 class (one adult and one child) is $68. There is a $10 discount for each additional child (discount  does not apply to Love Plus 1 class). 

The park department offers need-based scholarships to assist youth who do not have the financial means to  participate in recreation programs. The scholarship must be applied for by the child’s parent and/or guardian  and they must meet the criteria for financial need. To apply for assistance, pick up a scholarship form at the park office or contact Recreation Director Pam Carroll at pcarroll@cityoflaportein.gov.

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