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Welcome to the Online Home of the

South Pasadena Little League

News

20% Off Everything at Dick's Today!

League Partners,

 

With the holiday season quickly approaching as well as the upcoming 2018 Baseball and Softball Season, we are excited to offer an exclusive shop day event weekend for your families and participants that will provide them with 20% off everything in the store during the weekend of December 9th & 10th, 2017. Click here for the coupon. If you can please distribute this flyer to your participants as well as place on your league website and facebook page that would be great. We look forward to seeing you in store! Please let me know if there are any additional questions and or needs.

 

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

 

Thanks,

DeAnna

 

DEANNA S. HOLLAND

COMMUNITY MARKETING MANAGER- LOS ANGELES NORTH

2753 E. Eastland Center Drive  l  West Covina, CA 91791

 

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Donation or Sponsorship Requests?

Community Organization/Event inquiries: http://dsgcommunity.sponsorport.com

Sports Team/League inquiries: http://dsgsports.sponsorport.com


Registration is Now Open for the Spring 2018 Season!

You may register online by selecting the Register Now! link on the left column.

Competitive Divisions (Baseball American, National, Majors, Juniors; Softball Minors, Majors, Juniors):

  Registration Fee: $150.

  Registration deadline: January 19th, 2018.

  Players must live within SPLL boundaries or attend a South Pasadena school to play in the competitive divisions.  See boundary map under SPLL Boundaries link for details.

  Mandatory player evaluations (try-outs) are scheduled for:

    - Baseball: January 20th, Clarich field in Arroyo North and Orange Grove Park.  Click here for times.

    - Softball: January 20th at Orange Grove Park.  Time: TBD

Youth Divisions (Baseball T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch; Softball T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Kid Pitch):

  Registration Fee: $125.

  Registration deadline: February 28th, 2018

Challenger Division (for boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18):

  Registration Fee: $0

  Registration deadline: no deadline

Players are not considered registered until full payment is received.

For baseball players, please understand the 2018 Little League Age Chart by clicking here.

Players registered after stated registration deadlines may be put on a waiting list and will incur a late fee of $20 if placed on a team.

Financial assistance may be available upon request.

Requested jersey size supports uniform ordering, which occurs prior to team formation.  Players might not receive their requested jersey size.

Opening night is March 9th, 2018 and games begin on March 10th!

Questions: contact Ashley Ziegler, Registrar, at registrar@spll.com

Play Ball!


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.