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Registration for Lansing Old Timers sports opens this weekend

Baseball, softball, volleyball teams open to Lansing youth for 2023

By Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 2, 2023) – The Lansing Old Timers sports league is opening registration starting on February 4 for its baseball, softball, and volleyball programs.

Parents can register their children for any of the three programs during one of three registration times below.

  • Saturday, February 4: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 18: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 23: 6 – 8 p.m.

All registration sessions will take place at St. John Lutheran Church, located at 18100 Wentworth Avenue.

Residency, ages, fees

Both softball and volleyball have no residence requirements. Baseball players must live in Lansing, or live in Calumet City east of Torrence Avenue and south of Sibley Boulevard.

The following are the ages for each league, as well as the prices for registration:

Baseball

  • T-ball: 4–6 years old, $150
  • Pee Wee, Minors, Majors: 7–12 years old, $200
  • Intermediate: 13–14 years old, $300

Softball

  • 6u (4–6 year-olds): $125
  • 8u, 10u, 12u, 14u (8 years and under, 10 years and under, etc.): $200
  • Fall ball: $90
  • 18u (15–18-year-olds): $200

Volleyball

  • Beginner (Going into 4th or 5th grade): $150
  • Junior (Going into 6th–8th grade): $150
  • Senior (Going into 9th–12th grade): $150
    • Boys may not play in the senior league if they are entering 12th grade.
Lansing Little League
The Old Timers Sports Complex on Chicago Avenue has hosted countless Little League games over the years. Registration for the 2023 season will start on February 4. (Photo: Josh Bootsma)

Online registration

In addition to the three dates listed, registration is also available online at lansingoldtimers.leagueapps.com/leagues.

Softball equipment drive

A “players closet” is available to girls softball players in Lansing. The closet accepts gently used items that can be passed on to other players. The items must be washed, and be in good condition without holes or rips.

The closet will be open at each registration session to accept donations and allow registered players to “shop.” There is a limit of two items per player. Items accepted are: bats, gloves, pants, socks, undershirts, cleats, face masks, helmets, and bags.

Appointments can be made to drop off or pick up items prior to or after the in person registration dates by texting Paulla at 815-263-5450.

More registration information can be found at lansingoldtimers.leagueapps.com/leagues.

Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.