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Welcome Message from Dave Wetmore, District Administrator - California District 57

2015 Season - Our Commitment at D57 is to provide all parents, players, managers, coaches and volunteers with the finest program. I hope that everyone had an enjoyable 2014 playing season and now we prepare for 2015.   Please see our "calendar" section for upcoming training programs.

Highlights from 2013-14 calendar year:

* October & November of 2013 we held our annual Player Agent Seminar and Vendor Show 

* February 2014 - our annual Big Al Clinic at Dougherty Valley HS -- packed as always

* April 2014 - we headed down to San Bernardino over winter break with 10 teams.  Congrats to TVLL who won the annual San Bernardino Classic.V.

* July 2014 - we had a Seniors team from Australia come over and play against our teams from Danville.    CA57 has been hosting teams from Australia for many years. 

 * June & July 2014 - a huge congratulations to all of CA57 in a very successful international all star competiition.   in the 9-10's - CCLL advanced to the Nor Cal Tourney; in the 10-11's TVLL advanced to the Nor Cal Tourney; in the Intermediate - 50-70's Division CCLL wond the district and advanced to the World Series while our 2nd place team of TVLL advanced to the championship game of the Nor Cal Tourney; in Juniors our Pleasanton team advanced to Regional play and in Seniors our Granada/Livermore team advanced to the Nor Cal Tourney.   Great job to all on a very successful tourney..

* July 29 to August 4, 2014- the world returned for the 2nd Intermediate World Series in Livermore, CA.  CA57 was the host - it was a huge success with over 37,000 people attending during the weeklong festivities.   Congratulations to Nogales, Arizona as being the 1st LLIWS champion.

What can you look forward to in 2015? From the Big Al Mgr & Coaches Clinic to scorekeeping clinics to pitching clinics to player agent / league officials clincs to our very popular beginner, intermediate and advanced umpire clinics - we will have a clinic that can meet any or all of your needs. Lastly - our umpires put on one of the best regular and post season rules clinics in the country -- don't miss any of these outstanding clinics.

Other things to keep an eye out for ...and keep an eye on the calendar...there are many fantastic training programs both locally and also provided at the LL Western Region HQ's in San Bernardino.

February -- All day mgr/coach/adult training clinic at DVHS with Big Al.

April 10 to 12 --- SB Classic VI - 10 teams from CA57 will head down for a fun weekend in San Bernardino at the WR LL Complex. The teams will stay at the dorms that the western regional teams stay in...and the parents will head downtown to the Hilton for another fun filled / relaxing weekend.

May - Memorial Day Weekend - the 11th Annual Western Region Challenger Jamboree hosted by CA57. Last year we had almost 30 teams come in from throughout the western region.....we hope to exceed that this year.

June - July -- well from the CA57 TOC's to the LL Int'l Allstars to CA57's special summer camp/games....we'll have plenty of baseball for everyone.

Little League Intermediate - 50/70's World Series - tentative dates are for teams to arrive the last weekend of July with the world series championship game on Monday, August 3.   Stay tuned and you can go to our website at for more information.

2015 will be a fun-filled year - Congratulations to all of District 57!!! District 57 is successful because of our outstanding volunteers. If you have the time -- PLEASE -- contact your league and get involved. As we continue to grow - District 57's programs can only continue with the commitment of our membership.

Remember the fun starts at 4 years old with Tee Ball -- and then players progress up to age 12 in the majors program..... BUT the real fun starts with our D57 programs of 50-70's or the many levels of Juniors and Senior/Big League offerings --- these divisions are for ages 13 to 18 - AND - they are a blast!!! Remember - LLB does provide a full softball program - we'd love to have you help us start that back up in 57 ....LL Softball also has world series at all levels.

CA District 57 - The proud home of the following Little League Baseball and Softball Programs. D57 is comprised of leagues and players, ages 4 through 18, from Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, Tassajara Valley and Alamo. All leagues are located in beautiful, sunny, Northern California

For more information, please contact your district administrator or local league for more information concerning our programs.

I hope that you have a fantastic and enjoyable experience - I look forward to seeing you during the 2013-14 calendar year. Please let us know if we can assist with any matters and/or improve our site.

All my best - Dave Wetmore - CA 57 District Administrator



Intermediate World Series Returns To Livermore
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After a very successful inagural year for the Intermediate League program, Little League International has again chosen Livermore, California to be the host site for the 2014 Intermediate Little League World Series (LLWS). 

The Intermediate LLWS, which is for players age 11-13, will be hosted at Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League. The dates are scheduled for July 29 - August 4.

"We are very excited to have the Intermediate LLWS return to Livermore and the CA District 57 area," said CA57 District Administrator Dave Wetmore. "Last year, Granada was a fabulous host, and all of the CA57 leagues, and the entire Tri-Valley community really came together to put on a tremendous event. With the national television coverage on ESPN, it provided great exposure for our district, our sponsors, and the entire Tri-Valley region. We are looking forward to providing an even better time this year."

Last summer, 10 team from around the world decended upon Livermore for the Intermediate LLWS. The final game,which was broadcast worldwide on ESPN, found the Izumisano LL team from Osaka Japan defeating the Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL team to take the championship.

Those that are interested in helping sponsor the event should contact Steve Fields at

For a copy of the press release see

Tuesday, January 7
2014 - Exciting Year Ahead for California District 57 Little League

2014 will bring much excitement to the 12 LL's in California District 57.   Over 8,000 players will enjoy programs from tee ball thru big league and the Challenger Division.    The success of the programs comes from the dedication of the leagues and the many volunteers that assist in making it fun and successful for all players.     CA57 is very proud of our players and community involvement is essential.

Some Highlights for 2014 -

2014 marks the 25th year of the Challenger Division in CA57.    In 1990 - CA57 started with 4 Challenger teams and this year we hope to have a total of 10 teams throughout the district.       Players and Volunteers are always needed during the regular season - please see your local league to regiser or volunteer for Challenger.

2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the Western Region Challenger Jamboree that CA57 hosts in Dublin.  This event will take place over Memorial Day weekend.   26 teams will be coming in to play and have a fun weekend.     Volunteers and Donations are needed for this event.   More information can be found at the Challenger Jamboree website of

 2014 will be the 2nd year that CA57 will be the host of the Little League Intermediate Division World Series.     The event was a huge success in its inaugural year of 2013 with over 36,000 visitors enjoying the games at Max Baer Park in Livermore.     Volunteers and Donations are needed to make this event a success and to retain the event in our tri-valley area.    More information can be found at the LL Intermediate World Series website of    

Thanks for your generosity and support.   Hope to see you out at the ballparks soon.

Dave Wetmore, CA57 District Administrator

LL Intermediate World Series Director

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CA57 Chosen to Host Inaugural LL 50-70  World Series

Little League International has chosen California District 57 to host the inaugural Little League Intermediate Division (50/70) World Series in 2013.

The 50/70 LLWS will take place in Livermore, California, and will be hosted at Max Baer Sportspark, home of Granada Little League.

The press release from Williamsport reads:

    In today’s meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, the site of a new World Series baseball tournament of Little League was named.

    Livermore, Calif., and Granada Little League, will host in August 2013 the first World Series in the newest division of play. The new division, which will have a pitching distance of 50 feet, and base paths of 70 feet, is to be named later this year.

    Several cities were considered over the past few months for the new baseball division’s World Series, including Vancouver, Wash., and Chicago.

    “It was a difficult choice, since all the cities are so close in terms of what they have to offer,” Stephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “Any of them, we are confident, would do a terrific job of hosting such a high-profile event. Ultimately, the Board of Directors settled on Northern California, the greater San Francisco area, Livermore, and Granada Little League, as its top choice.”

    Operated as the 50/70 Pilot Program, local leagues worldwide have chartered teams in the experimental division since 2010. After each season since then, Little League International has gathered information from local leagues and districts on best practices, allowing it to refine the guidelines in preparation for establishing the new division of play, and the ninth World Series tournament of Little League.

    As with all of its World Series tournaments in baseball and softball, all of the travel expenses for the players, manager, and coaches, will be provided by Little League International.

    The World Series Tournament Director will be California District 57 Administrator Dave Wetmore, who has been an advocate of such a program for years, and has successfully implemented several levels of the 50-70 Pilot Program throughout his district. He also annually leads the committee that operates the California Challenger Division Jamboree.

    “The 50/70 Pilot Program has been welcomed with open arms here,” Mr. Wetmore, who operated a similar 80-foot program in his district starting in 2000, said. “People see it as a great way to make the transition from the Little League field to the standard baseball diamond. For us, it has kept more players in our programs into their teenage years.”

    Mr. Wetmore, from San Ramon, Calif., has been a Little League volunteer for 26 years. He began his association with Little League in 1987 as the Player Agent and Vice President for the San Ramon (Calif.) Little League. The following year, Mr. Wetmore served as President of the league for one year before joining the district staff. He has been the District Administrator for California District 57 for the last 11 years. Mr. Wetmore is the Director of Purchasing and Contracts at the Contra Costa Community College District.

    The next step is for Little League International’s Operations Division to finalize the rules for the new division of play.

    “We expect to be able to let our leagues know the rules of this new division before the end of September,” Patrick W. Wilson, Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, said. “We realize thousands of local leagues will want to be a part of this program, and we want to get the information they will need to them as soon as possible.”

    Anyone wishing to make donations to the Little League Intermediate Division (50/70) World Series should contact Steve Fields at (925) 606-6909 or at        website:


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Friday, December 2
Little Leagues Guidelines on Compensating for Services

Little League has released guidelines on compensating others for services (e.g. Umpires, Snack Bar personnel, etc), including what determines whether a person is a contractor or an employee, and the tax and insurance consequences. These guildlines may be found at the Little League website by clicking here.

Background Checks

Little League Baseball and Softball requires that all of its leagues perform background checks on all of its volunteers who provide regular service and/or have repetitive access to children. This season, the number of free background checks afforded to each league will increase by 56 percent.

Beginning on Jan. 1, 2009, the number of free background checks available to chartered local leagues and districts through ChoicePoint, newly-acquired by LexisNexis, has been increased from 80 to 125. To sign up and start doing background checks, go to

Local Little Leagues have been required to conduct a nationwide background checks that include all the applicable government sex offender registry data since 2007. Statewide checks were required from 2003 to 2006. However, Little League International recommends that leagues go beyond the minimum in order to obtain information on other sex crimes and criminal charges that will not be found on the National Sex Offender Registry.

Keep in mind the number of background checks your league must be conducting on an annual basis. To be compliant with the Little League regulation, leagues must conduct checks on all coaches and managers, board members, and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers that provide regular service and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with players or teams. This includes, but is not limited, to extra practice coaches, umpires, team parents, grounds crew, scorekeepers and concession workers.

Information on Little League’s background check regulation is available in the 2009 A Safety Awareness Plan (ASAP) materials that are currently available the Little League website, at:

Tuesday, January 3
D57 Mourns Joshua "Chachi" Corral
District 57 Mourns Loss of One of Its Own  - Joshua "Chachi" Corral

Lance Cpl. Joshua Corral, a Marine and Danville Little League graduate serving his first tour of duty overseas, was killed in Afghanistan Nov. 18 while in combat in Helmand province.

“Joshua played in the Danville Little League program from Tee Ball through Big League, and his family has been very active in the league,” Dave Wetmore, California’s Little League District 57 Administrator in that area, said. “He was a person who everyone liked who was willing to put his life on the line so all of us could enjoy the freedom we have. For someone his age, I think that speaks volumes to the kind of person he was.”

The 2010 graduate of San Ramon Valley High School grew up in Danville, Calif., and was known by most in the town as Chachi. He enlisted in the Marines shortly after graduating. Joshua, the second oldest of four brothers, was an exemplary soldier graduating first in his Marine Corps class.

Lance Cpl. Corral, who was 19 years old, was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Mr. Corral’s father, Arnie, has been an active member of the Danville Little League for many years, currently serving on the Board of Directors. 

There are two events planned to honor Joshua Corral. 

Saturday, November 26th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. on the San Ramon Valley High School Soccer/Football Field . His community of family and friends are invited to attend this evening to remember the young soldier and friend that they loved. Please bring blankets to sit on. Anyone who is interested is welcome to bring baked goods on this evening and leave them on the tables that will be outside of the snack shack for all of the guests to enjoy afterwards. 

Wednesday, Nov. 30th, 2011 there will be a Memorial Service to honor Josh at 12:30 p.m. at East Bay Fellowship Church. 2615 Camino Tassajara Danville, CA 94506. All are welcome to attend. Reception to follow.

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