Louisiana Youth Baseball is a nonprofit community service program of the Louisiana Youth Sports Network that organizes and promotes youth baseball to perpetuate the interest, knowledge, history, and love of the game. Louisiana Youth Baseball will strive to build the true fundamental skills and knowledge of the sport. Louisiana Youth Baseball’s mission is to: Utilize safe, organized, and structured baseball competition as a tool to enlighten and cultivate the development of well-rounded youth (ages 8 – 15) through establishing a foundation of the following life skills: Responsibility; Goal Setting; Sportsmanship; Self Control; Smart Decisions; Teamwork; Leadership; Perseverance; Discipline *Instill the values of education, by encouraging the student athletes to maintain satisfactory grades in school and emphasizing the importance of keeping a proper relationship-balance between scholastic & athletic endeavors. *Increase participation and interest in baseball. *Acquaint the players with the proper fundamentals of the overall game. *Provide a positive outlet for at risk urban youth. *Institute the values of good citizenship *Teach the value of teamwork.