The VILLA HILLS LONGHORNS ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION is an organization whose mission is to educate, sponsor and advance youth baseball and softball for young boys and girls living in Northern Kentucky and the surrounding communities. Our goal is to foster sportsmanship, teamwork, and citizenship in our youth.
The Villa Hills Longhorns are more than just an organization for your players and the games of baseball and softball. We are instructing our players in life skills: what it means to give your all whether you team wins or loses and how to respond. Remember that your actions and how you interact with your player, other parents, coaches, umpires and other teams is on full display of everyone.
A full copy of the Parent and Player Code of Conduct can be downloaded at the bottom of this page. All Parents and Players agree to Code of Conduct by registering for the Villa Hills Longhorns each season. The Code of Conduct also provides the steps if there is an incident at a practice or game you want the Villa Hills Longhorns Athletic Association Board to review.
8U through 14U
The Longhorns have seen continued growth and excitement for youth baseball in Northern Kentucky and the surrounding region. We offer teams at many levels, and encourage development of players at all skill levels — including machine pitch at 8U, player pitch at 9U (Recreational) and above, and both Recreational and Tournament Teams starting at 10U. Our 8U-14U teams will compete in leagues across NKY, including NKB, Crosstown, and playing as Independents. At the 8U level, this will be "machine pitch," while 9U-13U will be "player pitch" as in previous years. More details can. be found on the Baseball page.
INSTRUCTIONAL BASEBALL: Tee Ball & Machine Pitch
The Longhorns do not specifically mandate certain age ranges to the Tee Ball & Machine Pitch levels, as we think this is a decision parents should make based on their own child’s skill level. The general “rule of thumb” is that any first-time player should start with Tee Ball, and progress to Coach Pitch after 1-2 years or when their skill level dictates.
8U "Coach Pitch", 10U "Modified Kid Pitch" and 13U
Full practice & game schedule, with games played around NKY and practices occurring in Villa Hills. Rules will follow NKYA league rules, including "coach pitch" policy. Game schedule will be from late April through June 30th.
"Lil' Lady Longhorns"
Designed for those young players just getting started and under the age of 6.
Participants will be involved in our weekend fundamentals clinics, fun events with our high school softball program partners — including Notre Dame Academy & Villa Madonna Academy — and other activities meant to create a love of the game of softball. Events will include special attendance at high school games, Kona Ice party, and weekend pitching & hitting clinics. These young ladies are also encouraged to play in the Villa Hills Longhorns Tee Ball league, which is for both girls & boys. More details can be found at https://villahillslonghorns.com/instructional-league.