Overview

Founded in 1952, La Grange Little League offers baseball, softball and Challenger programs every spring.  LGLL is affiliated with Little League International, and all players reside or attend school within the league boundaries (click here to see if you live within league boundaries). LGLL's post-season teams compete against other little leagues every summer, and we also offer a fall ball program every autumn. 

As a vital part of the greater La Grange community for decades, our focus is on player development in a fun, neighborly atmosphere. LGLL is a 100% volunteer
-run organization, and we greatly appreciate the support of our sponsors.

LGLL offers the following opportunities for boys and girls in our community:

Little league baseball: From age 5 through 12, we offer a wide-range of programs, starting with T-ball (primarily pre-schoolers and kindergarteners), coach pitch (mainly 1st graders), Farm League/machine pitch (2nd graders), C league (3rd graders), B league (4th-5th graders) and A league (5th-6th graders).

Little league softball:We offer a variety of age-based programs, including peanuts (ages 7-9), minors (ages 9-11), majors (11-13) and juniors (ages 13-15).  

The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in the sport worldwide. Teams are set up according to abilities, rather than age, and can include as many as 15-20 players. LGLL Challenger games are t-ball or coach pitch. One of the benefits of having a Challenger Division is that it encourages the use of "buddies" for Challenger players. The buddies, who are typically older, assist the Challenger players on the field but whenever possible, encourage the players to bat and make the plays themselves. However, the buddy is always nearby to help when needed.  Please contact John Walsh at [email protected] for further information about our Challenger Division. 


In all of our programs:
We are focused on player development - we start in winter with off season clinics for players and coaches in January and February, followed by regular access to indoor practices at White Sox Academy and Diamond Edge Academy in March and April, and regular practice times through the season. After the season ends, we offer summer clinics to our younger players to further instill the fundamentals.

Everyone loves winning, of course, but our job is not done unless we've done everything we can to instill a love of the game that lasts beyond the little league years. 
 
We recognize that our program is a snapshot of what our players will experience throughout life - working as a team toward a common goal, developing relationships, and overcoming challenges in order to achieve success. Our aim is not to create major leaguers, but to build community and help to develop future pillars of the community.




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