Last Updated: April 21, 2017
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April 19, 2017
Highlands and Michael Gray, along with the high school fields,
are ALL OPEN!
SLVLL 2017 Home Run Derby Fundraiser
May 7, 2017 – 09:00 AM
(click above to be taken to the Home Run Derby site!)
Sunday, May 7th
(changed from original date of April 23)
9 AM - A Ball
10 AM - AA
11 AM - Majors
12 PM - AAA
1 PM - T-Ball
Be sure to wear your full uniform.
Show up at least 15 minutes early, so that
we can make sure everybody gets a chance to participate.
Why are we having a Home Run Derby Fundraiser?
From our "FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)"
Q. How much does it cost to play in SLVLL?
A. The registration fees have been held at $130 PER PLAYER since 2010 (with a slight rise in price for late registration, BUT with sibling discount for families with more than one player).
Q. What does it cost the league to run, per player?
A. SLVLL did a study and found that it annually costs about $300 per player to run our league. This amount includes many small items but the big ones are fields rental, uniforms, photography, equipment (balls, team gear, pitching mounds, etc.), and umpires. Keep in mind that some players participate under partial or full scholarship. SLVLL makes up the difference between the registration fees and actual costs through fundraisers, the snack shack, and team/player sponsorships.
We think a Home Run Derby is a relatively easy way to include ALL players in a fundraising effort. There are no sales involved, no product to deliver later, just a fun activity where Little Leaguers seek pledges/donations and get to swing a bat at the ball AND help the local league at the same time! From the newest T-ballers to the 12-year old Majors players, ALL can participate! Each player can utilize the Home Run Derby site to seek support from family and friends near and far! EVERY player registered for the Spring 2017 season has his/her own special page on the Home Run Derby website, which can be customized with photos of your choosing, special messages, etc. You can share the link to your player's page via email and social media. Pledging via the Home Run Derby page is a great way to include distant relatives in supporting our league (and your player).
The actual Home Run Derby will take place on Sunday, April 23rd, at the Majors field at SLV High School, starting at 9 AM (see detailed schedule above). If EVERY player in our league gets only five $10 pledges (or ten $5 pledges), we will exceed our goal of $12,000!
Within each division (T-ball, A, AA, AAA, and Majors), there will be prizes for most home runs (each division will have an appropriate distance set so that 'home runs' are achievable) AND for the top fund-raiser. For the player who raises the most money overall in pledges and donations, there will be a special prize.
If you have any questions regarding this fundraiser, please contact Morgan Scarborough at firstname.lastname@example.org (please put Home Run Derby in the subject line).
San Lorenzo Valley Day at the San Jose Giants
April 30, 2017 – 01:00 PM
Our league, along with Live Oak Little League, is participating in the SJ Giants "Half Park Packer" promotion, as a league fundraiser. Come watch the SJ Giants play the Stockton Ports. If you haven't experienced a SJ Giants game, you're missing out! It's very close to a big league experience, closer to home. Parking is available nearby on the street (limited), at no cost, but paid parking (also nearby) is very reasonably priced. A smaller stadium ensures that every seat is a good one!
Every player, on SLVLL Opening Day (or shortly before) received five tickets for this game. One was a complimentary
ticket for the player, the other four are for the parent(s) to purchase (take the whole family to the ball game, or sell to someone else). Additional tickets are available for sale, at $5 each, if you need more, at Scarborough Lumber/Ace Hardware in Ben Lomond. The face value of the tickets is $12, so this is a great deal!
You can expect to see SLVLL featured at least one time on the scoreboard and in PA announcements!
Hope to see you all there for a GREAT day!
Interleague Scorekeeping Expectations and Etiquette
Special Message to Majors Scorekeepers (who keep score for interleague games) ~
Each league is required to have an official record of all games. Each league needs to complete a score sheet and record pitch count for their official league book. It is the responsibility of the traveling visiting team’s coach to bring their score sheets (and pitch count sheets for LO and SV).
The Home team will provide the game’s official scorekeeper. Away scorekeepers are invited, and encouraged, to sit with the Home Team’s scorekeeper in the booth to help keep pitch count or other responsibilities as needed or to compare notes and interact during the game.
It is best to have 2 scorekeepers, per team, at all times, especially as a Home Team where you are doing many things - pitch count, official book, announcing and the scoreboard.
While is not required, we do encourage you to ask the Home scorekeepers if they need help with anything (they will often ask you to do the bubble pitch count as that is their rules within their league - visiting team does this activity). SLV does not do the Bubble Pitch Count Form - this is for the Home Team's records only.
Sheri Austin (Head Scorekeeper)
Stay Informed! Register Your Email!
A Note from Your Webmaster ~
If you want the most up-to-date information from SLV Little League, you are encouraged to register your email address with our website!
Even though you may have shared your email address when you registered your child to play in our league, I do not take it upon myself to subscribe anyone to our mailing list. You are responsible for doing that. It's very easy to do, and only takes a minute or two. It's also easy to unsubscribe, using a link at the end of every email that comes from this site. By having your email address registered with the SLVLL site, you will receive informative emails regarding upcoming events, registration opportunities, field closures, etc. I try my best to not inundate your mailbox with too many emails, and your address is not shared with anybody.
Please click on this link and add your email address to our list to receive important announcements and occasional update information throughout the year. The website will be a useful resource for finding out what you need to know. Check it out often!
2017 Volunteer Form Available
All individuals volunteering in any capacity
(manager, coach, team parent, scorekeepers, snack shack helpers, umpires, etc.)
must complete and submit a 2017 volunteer form ASAP.
2017 forms will be valid through the 2017 Fall Ball season.
ALL volunteers will need to fill out new volunteer forms for the 2017 Spring Season.
UPDATE: Little League International now requires us to run background checks through First Advantage. In order to complete that check, we MUST have your COMPLETE social security number; please include it on the form (I will white it out after I have run your name). It is also necessary for me to have a copy of your current drivers license or government-issued picture ID - I have to enter your full name, as it appears on that ID, including your middle name (if you have one).
Your help in this is GREATLY appreciated!
If you wish to volunteer, please click on the link above to view and print the 2017 Volunteer form. I think the form can be filled out online, BUT you still have to print it out and get it turned in. Filling it out online does NOT magically transfer it to me - I need a hard copy to keep on file - PRINT IT OUT.
Once teams have been formed and your child has been placed, you can submit this form to your team's manager as well. In this case, however, sooner is always better! It saves much needed time when it is close to Opening Day (your manager can check with Information Officer Sue Sutherlin to confirm that you have a form on file). If you have children on more than one team, you only need to submit ONE volunteer form!
A copy of your driver's license is also required. If you have provided one in the past, AND your license hasn't expired since the copy was provided, you shouldn't need to provide another one (but sometimes things happen, and a current copy is inadvertently shredded - sorry 'bout that). If your license expired in 2016, the copy has been purged (shredded or burned in my woodburning stove).
Completed forms can be mailed to:
SLV Little League
ATTN: Sue Sutherlin
PO Box 1208
Felton, CA 95018
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