The snow may be flying these days, but spring is still in the air for those parents and kids looking forward to the spring sports season.
Registration is underway and ending soon for many of Birmingham's youth sports leagues. Is your child interested in spring baseball or lacrosse? Here's what you need to know:
Birmingham Girls Lacrosse
The Birmingham Girls Lacrosse program is a feeder program for the unified girls lacrosse team at Groves and Seaholm. The program held an informational meeting in late January, however registration is still open.
- Contact: Jill Hockman at email@example.com.
Birmingham Bulldogs Boys Lacrosse
Just like the girls, the Birmingham Bulldogs Lacrosse team is the the feeder program for the lacrosse program at the high school level. The league is now offering open registration on a first come, first serve basis as well as pre-season skill development clinics. The boys league is open to all Birmingham Public Schools students in 3rd thorugh 8th grade.
- Contact: For more information and to register, visit www.birminghambulldogs.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franklin Baseball League
Registration is now open for players and umpires for the Franklin Youth Baseball League. The league provides various levels of play, from tee-ball through senior softball and pony-level baseball. Player registraton ends March 1, with boys tryouts scheduled for March 2. The makeup tryout will be held on March 5. Girls tryouts will be held on March 3. Opening day is April 20.
- Contact: For more information, visit www.franklinbaseball.org.
Birmingham Litte League
Entering its 66th year in 2013, the Birmingham Little League is currently offering open registration through March 1. The price is $150 per player, with a family maximum of $300. Player evaluations will be held on March 3 and March 10 at Derby Middle School, a new requirement for all boys and girls playing in the league's minor and major divisions. The league does not require evaluations for the tee-ball division. The league is also accepting applications for players five years old and older.
- Contact: Dave Palmeri at 248-761-0887. For more information and to register, visit www.birminghamlittleleague.org.
Beverly Hills Little League
Registration is now open for the Beverly Hills Little League, with early registration ending Saturday. Registration costs range from $95 for boys youth, t-ball and minors girls softball, to $115 for minors and majors boys baseball. Practice begins in March and opening day is April 20.
- Contact: For more information and to register, visit http://beverlyhillslittleleague.org.
Birmingham Girls Softball
Registration is now open for girls softball players in grades 1-8. Applications are due Feb. 22 and evaluations begin March 16 and March 23. The league is also looking for coaches.
- Contact: For more information, email email@example.com or visit www.eteamz.com/Birminghamgirlssoftball. Applications can be found at http://tinyurl.com/behtnrq.
Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club
Registration for the Birmingham Bloomfield Soccer Club (BBSC) is available through March 1. There are two programs being offered this spring: a tot program for 3- and 4-year-olds, and a regular soccer programs for 5-year-olds through 8th grade.
- Contact: Visit www.bbscsoccer.org to register.
Birmingham Area Youth Soccer League
Registration is now open for the Birmingham Area Youth Soccer League (BAYSL), a community-based recreational youth league for players in pre-kindergarten through 6th grade. The league also offers a parent and tot program for those 18 months to 3 years old, focusing on pre-soccer skills. All practices and games are held at the Our Shepherd Lutheran School on Lincoln, with the season starting April 20 and ending June 15.
- Contact: Visit www.baysl.net or call 248-840-3230 for more information. The league is administered by John and Sarah Jackson.