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Welcome to the Online Home of the

South Pasadena Little League

Registration is Now Open for Girls Fall Softball!

Cost: $100.
Registration: click on the "Register Now!" link on the left.  Deadline: August 25th!
When: Sep 9th - Nov 18th, 2 games/week
Divisions:
Kid Pitch: for girls who will be 7 or 8 on 12/31/17
Minors: for girls who will be 9 or 10 on 12/31/17
Majors: for girls who will be 11 or 12 on 12/31/17
Juniors: for girls who will be 13 or 14 on 12/31/17
Games will be predominately on Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
“Home” games will be at our beautiful Orange Grove Park.
We will be playing “away” against teams throughout the county.  We expect to see competition from teams in Alhambra, Los Angeles, Azusa, Glendora, Sierra Madre, Montebello, La Crescenta, La Canada, Pasadena, Monterey Park, San Marino, and others.There are no South Pasadena residential requirements in order to participate in SPLL Fall Ball.  There will be snack stand duties.
For more info, contact Joe Ybarra at ybarrajj@gmail.com

Softball Clinics

Sunday softball clinics have resumed and will hopefully occur each Sunday in August.
Where: Orange Grove Park, South Pasadena
When: 6:00 - 8:00 pm for ALL divisions (new time)
Who: For girls who will be age 9 to 14 as of 12/31/2017
 
I hope to see lots of kids out there!
 
Joe Ybarra, Softball VP for Minors, Majors, Juniors

Congrats to Three of our SPLL All-Star Teams!

Congratulations to our 8-9-10 girls all-star softball team for reaching the championship game of the STATE tournament!  Way to go!

Congrats also go out to our 9-10-11 and Juniors baseball all-star teams who made it to the championship game of their section tournaments.

Looking forward to a great 2018 season!

Softball Minors All-Stars Win Section 3 Tournament!

The SPLL 8-10 Year Old All-Stars captured the Section 3 Championship on Sunday morning at Memorial Park in Azusa.

They defeated the Azusa Little League All-Stars (the District 19 Champions) twice last weekend, 11-1 and 14-1,

to win the Section title and remain undefeated in All-Star play!

The team will now move on to the State Tournament beginning on July 8.

Front Row (l to r): Danielle Fong, Audrey Anguiano, Caitlyn Colmenares, Juliana Mostert, Emma Becerra, Rysie Ybarra,

Natalie Kan, Sophia Atencio, Annika Selsby, Sydney Lee, Daphne Malatesta, Chloe Phe

Back Row (l to r): Coach David Selsby, Manager Oscar Anguiano, Coach Robert Mostert

Attention Softball Community: NO parking in the business lot west of OG

Be advised that there is no parking at anytime in the business lot just west of the softball field at Orange Grove Park.  Violators may be towed!!

New 2017 Rules and Regulations Changes

Along with two major administrative changes to background checks and residency requirements, the 2017 rule and regulation updates focus on increasing the pace of play across all divisions of Little League and continuing to help promote sportsmanship on and off the field.

Little League has also created a full breakdown of all of the rule and regulation changes, including clarification on each. This page, found at LittleLeague.org/Rules, will be updated frequently with any new rule and regulation changes.

Rules and regulations to help increase the pace of play include keeping one foot in the batter's box, intentional walks (baseball only), and special pinch runner rules.

Rules and regulations to help promote sportsmanship include stealing and relaying pitch selection and location as well as language regarding on-field altercations.

Little League® to Adopt New USA Baseball Bat Standard Starting with 2018 Season

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are 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.

Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.

For more information, including the 2017 baseball bat standard and bat lists as well as the 2018 baseball bat standard, click here.

Softball bats: The composite moratorium only applies to baseball bats with 2 1/4 inch barrels. It DOES NOT apply to any divisions of Little League Softball. Also, there is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifications of Rule 1.10 for a softball bat.

Safety Program Registration Form

To see the 2016 Qualified Safety Program Registration Form, click here.

Sponsorship Information

South Pasadena Little League has been an established youth Baseball and Softball program since 1952. We hope that you will join us as a sponsor and help continue the tradition of this fantastic program that touches over 700 boys and girls ages 5-18 in our community! 

Your membership provides the necessary funding to offer quality equipment, maintain our fields in the Arroyo and at Orange Grove, and hire qualified umpires. 

SPLL prides itself on instilling the values of teamwork and sportsmanship in its players, providing a safe and fun environment for children to learn the game of baseball or softball, and promoting a healthy lifestyle. We also have a Challenger Division for children with physical and mental disabilities. 

As a Sponsor, your business will enjoy significant visibility to an important and large demographic in the South Pasadena community. The packages aim to deliver recognition through various public facing channels before, during and after the season. Details are below on what each sponsor package consists of. 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your support of South Pasadena Little League. 

South Pasadena is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, run entirely by unpaid volunteers. 

Sincerely, 

Bill Michels (sponsors@spll.com)

SPLL Sponsorships Volunteer

Details on Sponsoring

The simplest way to sign up and pay is through the Online Form.  It only takes a minute, and we take credit cards and Paypal. 

You can also fill out an this Form and mail it in.

These are the sponsorship packages offered: 

Diamond Sponsor $1,000

3 banners at specified fields

Preferred banner placement

Inclusion in SPLL sponsor ad in the South Pasadena Review

Link to business website on spll.com

SPLL special gift

Team photo plaque

Introduction at Opening Day ceremonies

Name on sponsor sign at Orange Grove and Arroyo fields

SPLL sponsor cap

Recognition on spll.com sponsorships page

Mention in SPLL Opening Day program & yearbook 

 

Home Run Sponsor $800

3 banners at specified fields

Link to business website on spll.com

SPLL special gift

Team photo plaque

Introduction at Opening Day ceremonies

Name on sponsor sign at Orange Grove and Arroyo fields

SPLL sponsor cap

Recognition on spll.com sponsorships page

Mention in SPLL Opening Day program & yearbook

 

Triple Sponsor $600

2 banners at specified fields

Team photo plaque

Introduction at Opening Day ceremonies

Name on sponsor sign at Orange Grove and Arroyo fields

SPLL sponsor cap

Recognition on spll.com sponsorships page

Mention in SPLL Opening Day program & yearbook

 

Double Sponsor $400

Individual banner at specified field

Name on sponsor sign at Orange Grove and Arroyo fields

SPLL sponsor cap

Recognition on spll.com sponsorships page

Mention in SPLL Opening Day program & yearbook

 

Single Sponsor $200

Name on sponsor sign at Orange Grove and Arroyo fields

SPLL sponsor cap

Recognition on spll.com sponsorships page

Mention in SPLL Opening Day program & yearbook

 

 

Why Kids Quit Sports - Interesting Article, Coaches and Parents!

From the author: "I believe there are five main reasons kids walk away from sports, and they all boil down to one common denominator: they cause kids to have a poor state of mind when it comes to sports.

  1. It's no longer fun
  2. They have lost ownership of the experience
  3. They don't get playing time
  4. They are afraid to make mistakes
  5. They feel disrespected

For the complete article, click here.

 

Volunteer Application

Dear Managers, Coaches, and Team Parents,

If you have not already done so, please fill out a Volunteer Application Form and mail it to:

President, SPLL
PO Box 924
South Pasadena, CA 91031

This is required by Little League International for all volunteers who work with the children on teams.

You can find the form by clicking here.

Thank you.

Upcoming Events

Sunday, Oct 22
Softball Skills Clinic5:00pmOrange Grove Park
Sunday, Oct 29
Softball Skills Clinic5:00pmOrange Grove Park

For a complete calendar listing, click here!