Vista American Little League: Common Questions

Friday, February 24
Q: How do I know which Little Legue I should register for?

Each Little Legue throughout the country is set up with specific geographical boundaries.  Please click on the attached link to determine which District 70 Little League your child is assigned to (by your home address).  The links to the different leagues within our District can be found in the 'links' page via our website.

Sunday, January 29
Q: When should I hear from a coach now that registration & tryouts have been held?

The lower divisions of T-Ball, Single A, 'AA' - you should hear from them within the first week (or so) of February!  For 'AAA', Majors and Juniors - You will be notified approximately 1 week AFTER the last tryout date.  

Q: When does the 2015 Spring Season Begin?

A: Opening Night Activities will be scheduled for February 27th @ 6 PM.  The first games will be held that same weekend.  Practices should start around the first week of February for most divisions.  Coaches will contact their players directly & will set practice schedules.

Q: When and where are practices and games held for the 2015 Spring Season.
A: Practices should start in early February. Until games start, teams will be practicing at the Vista Sports Park and John Landes Park.  Once games start practices will be held at various parks and schools in our community.  Details will follow from your coach about your specific practice times and locations.

Q: Do we get uniforms?
A: Vista American Little League provides a hat and shirt for players. Pants, socks, a belt, cup and cleats will be the responsibility of each player. Your manager will tell you what colors to purchase. Uniforms will be distributed prior to your first game. 

Q: I want to help coach my child's team. What do I do?
A: You need to fill out a Little League Approved Volunteer application and submit it with a copy of your photo ID. You can find it by clicking  HERE. All team managers will need to be interviewed by the coaching committee and attend a VALL Sponsored Managers Clinic. 

Q: What if I've done this for another League?
A: It does not matter. We still need one on file at VALL and we will need to run a background check.  Background checks need to be updated annually.

Q: Can I coach before I submit the application?
A:No, not until your application has been approved.

Q: So after I submit the application, I'm good to go?
A: NO, we still need time to run the background check.  When your name appears on the Approved Volunteer List in the side menu, then your background check is complete and okay.  Managers and coaches are then selected from the approved list by the President.

Q: When do I get my snack bar deposit back?

A: There will be no snack bar deposit required for Fall Ball.

A: The snack bar deposit for each Spring Season is determined prior to each season, and will be published with other registration information & details, when known.

Q: What if I don't show up for my snack bar shift?

A:  During Fall Ball we will not be running the snack bar and you will not need to work there.

A:  During each Spring Season, if you don't show up and work your snack bar shift, you will forfeit your deposit.

Q: Who do I call for further information?
A: Go to the "VALL Contacts - Who to Call?" section of the web site. Or click the underlined portion of the question above.

Tuesday, February 26
Baseball Bat Resource Page

Little League dedicated a page on their website as a "Baseball Bat Resource Page".  Please be sure to read through this information, before purchasing a new bat.  The Little website has a lot of useful information, which will help in making the right choice for your child.