California District 18: Welcome

CONGRATULATIONS 2018 TOC CHAMPIONS

Minor Baseball 7-9  East Alhambra Indians

Minor Baseball 8-11        East Alhambra Hit Squad

Major Baseball        Los Angeles Ducks

Junior Baseball         El Monte National Dodgers

Minor Softball 7-9 South El Monte Diamonds

Minor Softball 8-11         Los Angeles Bandidas

Major Softball South El Monte Force

Junior Softball South El Monte Force   



Monday, May 28
ALL-STAR TOURNAMENT CERTIFICATION



 IMPORTANT 

 

District 18 little league baseball and softball

 

8-10, 9-11, Major, Junior and Senior League All-Star Teams 

 

TOURNAMENT AFFIDAVITS MUST BE COMPLETED THROUGH THE  LITTLE LEAGUE DATA CENTER

 

As of June 1, 2018 names of the players for the Tournament Teams can be released. I would advise that if you have not so done already, you need to start working on preparing your books for All Star Certification. The Affidavits must be prepared and printed from the Data Center. Some of the information needed to complete the affidavit will be number of games played for each team, games played by each player, school addresses, residential addresses, dates of birth, manager and coaches full information, Regulation IID, IVH, Combined Play with combination for tournament forms, all of which require Little League International Headquarters Approval. The deadline to apply for any waivers was June 1. 


We have over 60 books to certify before the first games start. For Baseball games start with Senior Baseball on 6/20, Junior Baseball on 6/22, and all others brackets starting on 6/25. Softball starts earlier with Juniors Starting on 6/18 and  all other brackets starting on 6/25. This means we have less than two weeks from today to complete this task. The Leagues with Junior/Senior baseball and Softball should complete these teams first.

 

 

DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE. WE WILL NOT HAVE TIME OR THE STAFF TO CERTIFY BOOKS AT GAME SITES PERIOD!!!.

 

DISTRICT STAFF MEMBERS DIANE BOWEN AND MIKE GOODRICH WILL START CERTIFYING BOOKS IMMEDIATELY WHEN PROVIDED TO US BY LEAGUE PRESIDENT.

 

Leagues will leave books with us and we will call you when ready.

 

HELPFUL HINTS- This make the process easier and faster.

 

The book must be organized. All paper work for each player must be in a clear sheet.

 

Place players in order of the Affidavit

 

The book should contain the Team Affidavit, map and other pertinent information concerning the player/team. Remove all unnecessary paper work.

 

For Junior/Senior Baseball and Junior/Senior Softball please include the Little League International Supplemental School participation form and the 10 game qualifying schedule if applicable

 

APPROVED Tournament Combination Request forms are required for leagues using Combined Play for Tournament. This Stamped and Numbered Approval from Little League Headquarters must be placed in the book with the Affidavit

   

  Book order

  • Team Affidavit
  • Map
  • Manager/Coaches concussion certificates
  • Player concussion forms

 

Player packages

  • Tournament Player verification form- If new all signatures required
  • Player birth certificate
  • Medical form   

Eligibility Type

  • Parent/Guardian Residence
  • School-must have additional school record attached

Waiver Information ( if applicable)

  • Regulation IID
  • Regulation IVH
  • International Charter Committee

 

If you have any questions or help with the process please call us.

 

REMINDER DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY. YOU MAY BE OUT OF TIME.

 

 

DEADLINE FOR ALL-STAR AFFIDAVITS TO BE SIGNED BY DISTRICT ADMINISTRATOR

 

SOFTBALL All-Star TEAMS  - Date:   Friday June 15, 2018 at 7:00 PM

 

BASEBALL ALL-STAR TEAMS  Date:   Monday June 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM

 

 

 



Monday, June 5
ALL-STAR PICTURE DAY - SUNDAY JUNE 24



On Sunday, June 24, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. we will be taking your All-Star Team and Individual Photos at:

 

At South Pasadena LL - Clarich Field

 

Please make sure that your team is dressed in full uniform.


Picture Times


 

8:00       Early Arrivals

 

8:30       Los Angeles                          

              Northeast Los Angeles

 

9:00       South Pasadena                    

              Alhambra American

 

9:30       Temple City National             

              El Monte Eastern

 

10:00      South El Monte                     

               East Alhambra

 

10:30      Temple City American           

               El Monte National

 

10:45      Late Arrivals

      

If a picture time is in conflict with any of your team’s games, please feel free to have them show up earlier to take their pictures.

 

Picture information and order forms will be distributed to all League Presidents prior to the event. Please complete order forms in advance.

 

* District 18 has implemented the following dress code for all All-Star Managers and Coaches.

 

§  NO TANK TOPS

§  NO SANDALS OR OPEN TOED SHOES

§  LONG PANTS OR RECOGNIZED COACHES SHORTS

§  POLO SHIRT, COACHES SHIRT OR RECOGNIZED LEAGUE SHIRT

§  NO TORN CLOTHING MAY BE WORN

 

Managers and coaches not adhering to this dress code will not be allowed to participate on the field with their team.

 

 



Wednesday, March 21
Rule Changes and Clarifications



Approved Changes from 2018 Congress


Attached are a list of rule and regulation changes that have been approved by the Little League International Board of Directors during the 27th Little League International Congress in New Orleans on January 19-22, 2018. These changes will be implemented effective immediately.


Please note: These changes are NOT listed in the printed version of the 2018 rulebooks, but have been reflected in the eBook versions.


 

 



Wednesday, March 21
Baseball Bat Rule Changes and Clarifications



Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball® rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.

As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard. 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 as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

Important Note: These changes only affect baseball divisions and don’t affect any divisions of softball.



Wednesday, March 21
Rules, Regulations, and Policies



It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. These rulebooks, published in the fall for all divisions of Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and the Little League Challenger Division® provide the structure and support for local leagues and Districts to provide a meaningful Little League experience for all children in their community. Below are resources including information about any rule or regulations changes for the current year not included in the print version of the rulebook, significant changes included in the current year’s rulebook, and information about how to purchase the most up-to-date versions of the Little League rulebooks in both print and for mobile.



Wednesday, March 21
Determine League Age



The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year. These respective dates identify the “league age” as it relates to a player’s eligibility to participate in any of Little League’s divisions of play.



Wednesday, March 21
Forms and Publications



Little League® International provides its volunteers with the most up-to-date forms and publications to assist in local league operations. If a form or publication is not available, please email support@littleleague.org for additional information.



Wednesday, March 21
Things to Know



Each month, Little League® International will provide a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. All of this information will be available here and continue to be updated as new, timely resources become available. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University.



Wednesday, March 21
Email Sign Up



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Friday, April 14
How District 18 Started



1952 - The first city to join Little League Baseball was South Pasadena National Little League.

1953 - California District 18 was established under the leadership of District Administrator Jim Hamilton. That year San Gabriel American, San Gabriel National, San Gabriel Eastern and Sunnyslope Little League established programs.

1954 - Was a big year as six more leagues including Temple City American and Temple City National joined District 18. In 1958 Roy Praisler took over as the District 18 Administrator.

I961 - Mr. Praisler decided he needed an assistant to help him with the operation of the fast growing District 18. He decided to appoint a young league president from Temple City National Little League to be the Assistant District 18 Administrator, that person was Al Millham. Al Millham held the position of Assistant District Administrator until 1966 when he was elected as the District Administrator for District 18, a position he held for 28 years.

At that time in 1966, the International Little League program had grown to include more than 1,600,000 players. In that same year a future District 18 Administrator, Milan Mrakich, was born in Temple City, California.

During Al Millhams administration, District 18 grew from having only Little League Baseball to include Junior, Senior and Big League Baseball as well as all divisions of softball.

1984 - Al Millham was elected for a three year term by his peers to the most prestigious honor of serving in the highest capacity a District Administrator can serve – as the representative of the Western Region on the Little League Baseball International Board of Directors in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Two years later in 1986 there were more than 2.5 million Little Leaguers playing worldwide.

1994 - Al Millham retired as District 18 Administrator  and appointed long time assistant Milan Mrakich to become District 18 Administrator.

Today, within District 18 there are 12 Little Leagues representing over five thousand youngsters in all divisions of baseball and softball annually and throughout the world there are over three million children on six continents playing in the Little League program.



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