The Little League Pitch Count Regulation Guide - This is the official pitch count regulation guide, and has just about everything you need to know about the pitch count rules and regulations (yes, 2008 is currently the most recent update)
2018 League Age Chart
Of course you know how old your child is, but do you know what your child's "league age" is? This will be especially important when it's time for tryouts, when the session is divided into groups by "league age."
- Find your child's birth month at the top of the chart.
- Follow that column down until you reach your child's birth year.
- Follow the row to the far right to determine your child's league age.
Little League Bat Resource Page (***UPDATED 07/26/17***)
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding bats - do NOT purchase a bat for your child until you have researched carefully. Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented.
Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
Everything you ever needed to know about bats and Little League can be found HERE at the Little League Bat Resource Page. (*** This information is current as of 07/26/17)
Accident Report Form and Other Information
In the event your child is injured while participating in a Little League activity, there is insurance coverage (one of the many things your registration fees covers). Please click on the links below for more information.
What Parents Should Know About Little League Insurance - while this is not on "SLVLL letterhead", the information is just as valid.
Accident Claim Form (instructions for completing the form below)
2018 Volunteer Form Available
All individuals volunteering in any capacity (manager, coach, team parent, scorekeepers, snack shack helpers, umpires, etc.) must complete and submit a 2018 volunteer form ASAP. Returning volunteer? See note below.
- VERY IMPORTANT NOTE - if you fill the form out online, use the "Print" icon.
Do NOT use the download function - it downloads a BLANK form.
** What is "League Age"? UPDATED (AGAIN!) **
This is a question that often comes up, and is frequently a cause of confusion.
It is a standard set by Little League International, to which we as a local league must adhere when determining who is eligible to play.
Since the 2006 playing season, "League age" had been the age your child will be on or before April 30 of the year in which your child wishes to play. Prior to that, the determining date was June 30.
If it wasn't already confusing enough, Little League International decided in 2014 to change the eligibility date for determining league age from April 30 of the year in which the season starts to December 31 of the year in which the season starts. The implementation process was like this - for any child born ON or AFTER January 1, 2006, the new standard of December 31 applied immediately. The age your child turned in 2015 was your child's "league" age. For children born BEFORE January 1, 2006, the old date of April 30 of the season in which the child will be playing will apply for the next two seasons (2016, 2017). In 2018, the December 31 date would apply for ALL players (at least that was the plan).
HOWEVER, Little League International has backed away from the December 31 date, after much input from leagues all around the country and world, and the new date of determination will be August 31. For a more detailed discussion, please refer to this article on the Little League International web site.
This change is expected to be finalized for the 2018 season. Most players will be unaffected by the implementation of the newest determination date. A few players will have the interesting situation of being the same league age two years in a row.
Please be aware that it is taking our board some time to wrap our heads around this change and the many implications, and we will do our best to keep the best interests of your kids uppermost in all decisions.
Parent / Coach / Volunteer Code of Conduct
All About Post-Season Play - TOCs and All-Stars
WHEN? All-Stars for the 7/8 team will begin on June 9th (how long a team is involved depend on how well it does). All-Stars (for all other teams) will run from June 22-July 6 (how long a team is involved in a tournament will depend on how well it does).
WHERE? All-Stars will be hosted by the following: 7/8 year-olds - Capitola/Soquel Little League; 8/9 year-olds - Watsonville American Little League ; 9/10 year-olds - Pajaro Valley Little League; 10/11 year-olds - Scotts Valley Little League; 11/12 year-olds - Santa Cruz Little League (links to brackets will be provided when the D39 website has them available).