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Germantown Ball Field Louisville, KY

Germantown Baseball Inc. has a storied history providing youth baseball in Louisville. It was one of the first few chartered Little Leagues in the state of Kentucky following Little League’s expansion out of the Northeast in 1953. It further operated as an independent youth baseball league and then in 1963 as a Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth organization continuously since its initial charter. In 1971, Germantown moved from its location at St. Michaels Field to current location at 1537 Poplar Level Rd. On top of this, the organization added softball to its divisions with over 200 players registered. In 1973, Germantown hosted its first Softball Invitational Tournament in which the 13–15-year-olds won their first championship beginning a tradition of Germantown teams that dominated in softball.  Germantown has only missed one spring season, when in 2020, it was mandated by the government to cease congregating, even outdoors.

In 2023, Germantown reconnected with its roots and reaffiliated with Little League. Germantown’s ultimate loyalty resides with providing competitive youth baseball to young players in the central Louisville area. It is at its heart a committed “Rec League” while pursuing a competitive atmosphere. There is always tension among our coaches, fans, and board to balance fun, development, and results. But above all, we are all in on Youth Sports.

Making the switch to Little League allows us to reorganize our divisions for the betterment of player experience. We may continue to slightly change our division formats. The change in formats reflects coaching and player development philosophies. We want to create an atmosphere that stretches our players and coaches to improve (harder than it has been) while not getting so far out there that players cannot be successful in their own development. Another local rec league utilizes the motto “Swim upstream or drift downstream, you choose,” we thoroughly disagree, we believe in creating a clear pathway that allows players to improve when they press into the game, and we believe that coaches should be involved in encouraging and setting an example for players to become better than they’ve ever been. No one should be “on their own.” To help develop our players, we have created a mandatory play rule for the league.  This includes all players to be in a continuous batting order to have the ability to bat each game.  We also don’t allow players to sit out more than 2 consecutive innings.  This allows players to develop their defensive skills on the field.

Note: Germantown shares the views of Little League for determining ages which are very critical in determining where your player fits in the division formats. Players (unless noted below) shall not play down a division without approval. Players may often play up a division but should not play down unless there are extenuating circumstances. Boys follow the age cuts for Little League Baseball, girls follow the age cuts for Little League Softball. Age charts here: Little League Age Determination


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