"Proudly serving the Ephrata community as the only comprehensive
K-12 grade consolidated youth sports organization!"
Registration for the 2014 Spring season is officially open!
CLICK HERE to access the registration page -
- Rookie (ages 5 and 6) registration will be $60 now through February 28 ($20 late fee 3/1 through 4/5)
- Little League “A” (ages 7 and 8) registration will be $80 now through December 31 ($20 late fee 1/1 to 3/28)
- LCYBL 10U (ages 9 and 10) registration will be $100 now through December 31 ($20 late fee 1/1 to 3/28)
- LCYBL 12U (ages 11 and 12) and 14U (ages 13 and 14) will be $120 now through December 31 ($20 late fee 1/1 to 3/28)
- Registration for players in grades 9-12 will begin in April – additional information will be sent closer to that time
Items can be ordered now through midnight December 2nd - your order will be available in time for Christmas!
You will be contacted by MGX Unlimited when your order is ready - pick-up location is:
1438 W. Main St.
Suite 3 (Back of Building)
Ephrata, PA 17522
Changes coming for 2014!
After careful consideration, the EBA Board voted in September to approve several significant changes that will affect many of our 9 to 12 year-old players.
In the spring of 2014, all players in that age group will now compete on teams entered in the Lancaster County Youth Baseball League (LCYBL).
For players ages 9-10 the LCYBL plays under a rule structure that offers more flexibility than current Little League rules allow. We believe the shorter pitching distance (40' vs. 46') at the 10U section 2 level will be beneficial in helping our young pitchers learn control as they develop arm strength. As rosters are developed, teams will be placed in both sections offered at the 10U level (section 1 or 2)
For players ages 11-12, the change was driven by an anticipated short-term drop in the number of players at this age level - potentially only enough to field 3-4 teams. Moving to the LCYBL as opposed to playing "in-house" will give these players a wider range of experience against teams from around the county. We anticipate placing teams in all sections offered at the 12U level (1, 2, and 3)
Here is an overview of what to expect:
- The LCYBL season runs from mid-April through the end of June, followed by a playoff tournament for each age and section
- The regular season will consist of 16-18 games, which are played weekday evenings - usually 1 home and 1 away game per week
- The LCYBL website can be accessed at www.lancoyouthbaseball.org
- A summary of LCYBL rules can be downloaded - CLICK HERE to access
- For our rookie (ages 5-6) and "A" (ages 7-8), there will be no significant changes - those teams will continue to be Little League affiliated and play an "in-house" schedule against other EBA teams
- For our 14U players, they will again be playing on LCYBL teams as they have been for the last several years
- Due primarily to the expanded number of games and rising umpire fees, a modest increase in registration fees will be necessary - 10U will increase to $100, 12U and 14U to $120. Rookie and "A" will be $60 and $80 respectively.
Be sure to see the Friends of Ephrata Baseball and Sponsorship pages
to see how you can support our organization and the youth of the area.
You can also find out infomation about coaching and being an umpire.
We welcome your comments and suggestions.
Thank you for your continued support!