Alameda Little League: Welcome

Welcome to Alameda Little League, California District 4!

Alameda Little League is a community organization driven by dedicated volunteers whose primary purpose is to provide an outlet for healthful activity and training under positive leadership. The objective of the League shall be to instill firmly in the children of Alameda the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they can be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens. Our Board of Directors serve as volunteers and receive no compensation for their time.



Tuesday, April 25
LOST and FOUND - iPhone

An iPhone was turned into the snack bar today. Please contact Ron Matthews at ron-matthews@comcast.net.

2017SponsorNight
Friday, April 28
2017 Sponsor Night - April 28th from 6pm-11pm

Alameda Little League's Sponsor Night is coming soon! The annual event is scheduled for Friday, April 28th at the Alameda Mason's Lodge located on Alameda Ave between Oak St. and Park St. On-street parking is available, there is a pay lot accross the street and the theatre parking structure is only one block away.

Tickets are $30 per person. All proceeds will benefit Alamda Little League. The night features a tri-tip dinner along with music from DJ Zhaldee and no-host bar. Tickets are limited so purchase yours now by clicking the below link.

Click HERE to Purchase Sponsor Night Tickets.


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Illegal Parking at Lum 4/22
Saturday, April 22
Important, Please Read - Parking Situation at Lum Elementary

TO THE PARENTS OF ALL LITTLE LEAGUERS:

WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED BY THE ALAMEDA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT SOME LITTLE LEAGUE PARENTS WHO PARK AT LUM SCHOOL ARE PARKING ILLEGALLY, AND ALSO ARE NOT OBSERVING BASIC COURTESY BY PARKING IN AREAS THAT ARE RESERVED FOR THE DAY CARE FACILITY AT THE BACK OF THAT PARKING LOT. YOU ARE NOW ADVISED THAT THE ALAMEDA POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL BE ISSUING CITATIONS FOR ALL VEHICLES THAT PARK ILLEGALLY, AND THAT PARKING IN AREAS DESIGNATED FOR ALAMEDA ISLAND KIDS (AIK), THE AFTER SCHOOL CARE PROGRAM ON SITE, MAY RESULT IN CITATIONS AND/OR TOWING OF VEHICLES.

FURTHERMORE, ALAMEDA LITTLE LEAGUE PARENTS SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT COURTESY TO OUR NEIGHBORS IS ESSENTIAL. ANY DISRESPECTFUL SITUATIONS THAT ARE REPORTED TO THE LEAGUE MAY RESULT IN SUSPENSIONS FROM LITTLE LEAGUE EVENTS.

THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS MATTER, AND WE MUST CORRECT THE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY OR THE LUM SCHOOL LOT WILL BE TOTALLY CLOSED TO ALL LITTLE LEAGUE PARKING. THANK YOU FOR SPREADING THE WORD, AND FOR HELPING TO MAKE OUR LEAGUE A GREAT EXAMPLE FOR OUR KIDS BY BEING GOOD NEIGHBORS.



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Monday, April 24
Little League Fireworks Night May 19th

Alameda Little League Fireworks Night at the Oakland A's is Friday, May 19th. Tickets are $20 each. There are a limited number of tickets and they are going fast. If you want tickets please contact your team's manager.

Sunday, April 23
Photo Day Make-up Day Schedule

MAKE-UP DAY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SHOOTING STARS

Make-up Day is coming up!
WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 2017
WHERE: Alameda Little League Fields,
420 Grand Street, Alameda
ATTN COACHES: Check-in 15 min prior to your photo time All rescheduling requests must be coordinated in advance of

Make-up Day Photo Appt Division Team Name Contact
9:30 AM Major Yankees Ken Cala
9:30 AM AAA Hooks Mark Fournier
10:00 AM Major A’s Paul Skuta
10:00 AM AA Bats Jason Freeman
10:30 AM AAA Blue Wahoos Bob Mann
11:00 AM Challenger Clayton Woo
11:30 AM AA Rock Hounds Chris Kapowich
Individuals (absent players + retakes): 11:30am - 12:30 pm
12:00 PM AAA Mudcats JJ Beene
12:30 PM Farm A's Stephan Dumont
1:30 PM Farm A's Kate Meyers
1:30 PM Farm A's Nick Cawthon
2:00 PM Farm A's Harry DeCourcy
2:00 PM Major Red Sox Eugene Demmler
2:30 PM A Muckdogs Rob Doten
2:30 PM Major Cardinals Harry DeCourcy

If your team needs to reschedule or is unable to participate, let Shooting Stars know by Thursday 5pm prior to Make-up Day: schedule@shootingstarsphoto.com.

If you are an individual player that missed Photo Day or would like to retake your photo and have not already signed up, click here (or go to www.shootingstarsphoto.com) to sign-up for Make-up Day.

ORDERING INFORMATION As a reminder, each player will need to provide an online “proof of purchase” or order form to be photographed. Order forms will be available on site or order online to pay by credit card and receive free personalization:

ONLINE ORDERING - GO TO: www.shootingstarsphoto.com.
SELECT: ORDER BEFORE PHOTO DAY
ENTER ACCESS CODE: AL2217 (expires at midnight on Make-up Day)



Thursday, April 6
Help Needed For A Good Cause - Sunday, April 30th

On Sunday, April 30th, District 4 will be holding its annual Challenger Baseball Jamboree.  This year, the Jamboree will feature 24 Challenger-division teams, including players who have mental, emotional, or physical challenges.  This year once again, the Jamboree will include games for "Senior Division Challenger" for older players, Majors Play in a competitive "real baseball" experience, and regular Challenger games.

This is one of the largest Challenger Baseball Jamborees in all of Little League Baseball, most certainly in the Western Region.  Games will be held at Heather Farm Park in Walnut Creek starting at 9:00 am in the morning with the final games beginning at 1:30 pm.  The district is asking for our support in recruiting umpires.  An umpire's participation on the field in these fun and emotional games is a big addition to the event, and one the players will recognize and support. 

All you have to do is show up in your umpire uniform, go on the field, and be an active participant.  The key to Challenger Baseball is to HAVE FUN and that is what you will have.  No one will be questioning your calls and you will enjoy the day.  A typical Challenger game lasts only a few innings, and all players bat and play in the field.  The umpires in these games will take their normal positions, and will not be making the usual calls but will be part of the on-field support for the players.  Our Challenger teams really appreciate having fully uniformed umpires in their games, and it helps to "make it real" and adds to the fun. 

Umpires who work the Majors Challenger Games will be expected to actually umpire the game, applying most of the regular rules making out and safe calls, etc.

Umpires who plan to come for the first games at 9:00 am should arrive no later than 8:30 am.  There will be a "California District 4 Umpire Association" table where they should check in for assignment to their field.  Everyone is welcome - Junior Umpires, Adult Umpires, experienced umpires, new umpires, others who just want to help out with the day.  They usually also have game booths at the park that need someone to attend to them, for example.  All that is asked is that you come in uniform; we have plenty of blue umpire shirts in the back of the shed by the major and minor fields.  

This is also a good way for younger umpires to earn school volunteer service hours that we know they need.  Come for part of the day or the whole day.

If interested, please RSVP to Jim Quilici (jim.quilici@gmail.com), Alameda LL Director of Umpires.

Thanks! 



Friday, April 7
Batting Cage Use

Pre-game use: One hour prior to game time on Majors and Minors the teams playing have use of one batting cage. Cage Designation for pre-game warmups:
- The cage closest to the snack bar is for the Minors Home team
- The free standing cage in the Majors outfield is for the Majors Home team
- The cage furthest from the Majors Home cage is the Minors Visitor cage
- The cage adjacent to the Minors Visitor cage is for use by the Majors Visitin team.

On-field Practices: During on-field practices, each team gets one cage during practice time. 4 fields, 4 cages, one tee cage per team.
Cage Designation for practices:
- The cage closest to the snack bar will be the AA cage.
- The cage adjacent to the equipment shed will be the Single A cage.
- The AAA or major teams practicing on Minor or Major get the other 2 with the tee cage.



Tuesday, April 18
ALL Little League Fields STATUS - OPEN

 Little League fields: Majors, Minors, Kees (Lippert) and Anderson (Rittler).

Sunday, April 16 - ALL Fields are OPEN. All Games scheduled to be played.



Friday, March 24
ARPD Fields STATUS

All ARPD fields (Bayport East, Bayport West, Franklin, Leyedecker, Lincoln, LittleJohn, Woodstock) are CLOSED

For future practices to see if the fields are open and playable, you can call the ARPD weather hotline at 510-747-7540. One of the problems is that ARPD does not update the hotline on Friday and on the weekends. If you get to a field and there is a closed sign, do not use it.  



Wednesday, March 15
Baseball Schedules

Please note the following information regarding the baseball schedules:

  • All weekday games between now and through the end of March that started at 5:30pm have been moved to a 5:00pm start time. This is for Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions.
  • The website is considered the source of truth for all schedules and umpiring assignments. We will not redistribute spreadsheets if schedule changes are made. Please refer to the website.
  • On the "Baseball Schedules" page, if you scroll to the bottom you will see links for each team in the Majors, AAA, AA and A divisions. Visiting that page is an easy way to see your team's schedule.


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2017 Opening Day National Anthem
Saturday, March 11
Opening Ceremonies Schedule

Note: Team and Event Photos can be found on the 2017 Opening Day & Team Photos, Farm & T Ball and Challenger Division Pages.
Challenger plays its first game on 3/12 at 2:00pm on Kees Field.
 
OPENING CEREMONIES 2017

Noon: Ceremonies/Parade begins, Challenger through Majors, All Stars last
12:35 PM: Recognition of All Star Teams 2016
12:40 PM: National Anthem and Little League Pledge
12:45 PM: Introductions of guests
              (Rob Bonta, Jim Oddie, Malia Vella, Amy Woolridge, Judges McGuiness & Northridge, Joe LoParo)
1:00 PM: Introduction of the Board of Directors
1:05 PM: Announcement of scholarships for all Challenger players (Remax Realtors, Judges McGuiness & Northridge)
1:15 PM: Presentation of Alameda Little League Donation to the City of Alameda for Estuary Park Challenger Field
              Recognition of Amy Woolridge as Guest of Honor
1:20 PM: Parade Award Winners
1:30 PM: Conclusion


Tuesday, February 28
Pre-Order Photo Day at Shooting Stars

You can pre-order your 2017 photos at www.shootingstarsphoto.com. Included in your order is the team Image Mate photo and Photo Magnet. Use te pre-order Access Code AL2217

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Access code AL221
choose "Order Before Photo Day"

Be sure to finalize the transaction, print off your receipt and bring it with you to photo day. Photos will be taken on opening day.



Wednesday, March 1
2017 Season Calendar Updated

Season Prep and Training:
Mar 05 - ALL Umpire Training - mandatory for all teams, register on-line below; check-in at NOON at the Snack Bar
Available on-line - ALL Umpire Rules Clinic Webinar
Mar 07, 6:00pm - CPR Training - Wood Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. all managers are required to be certified, parents are also invited. FREE event. Register on-line below

Regular Season:
Mar 11- Opening Day Festivities - Noon to 1:30. Ceremonies for the entire League and at least 1 game per baseball divisions A, AA, AAA, Majors
Mar 11 - Photo Day
Mar 11 - Field Prep clinic immediately following Opending Day Festivities. Meet at the main equipment shed
Mar 11 - Opening Day Games - 2:00pm on all fields 
Mar 12 - All remaing teams in Majors through A division play
Mar 12 - Challenger Games begin TBD - Score Keeping Clinic, at the picnic tables at Lum School playground area

Mar 19 - First games for Farm and T-Ball
Jun 03 - Championship Games and Closing Ceremonies


Tuesday, March 8
Baseball Rules Webinar Recordings

The below recordings are from the 2016 Baseball Rule Webinar.  These can be accessed anytime by clicking on the links. Please review these recordings before attending the 2017 Umpiring Training.  

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1) Intro, Umpires and Safety
2) Bat Rules
3) Strikes, Strike Zones, Uncaught Third Strike and Balls
4) Ball in Play (Fair/Foul, Catch, Foul Ball)
5) Tag, Batted Ball Out of Play, Thrown or Pitched Ball Out of Play
6) Interference and Obstruction, Sliding to Avoid Interference
7) Infield Fly Rule, Runner Leaving Early, Appeals, Continuous Batting Order
8) Baseball Myths
9) Local Rules

Reference Materials:
2016 Little League Rules Training Presentation (download)
Basic Umpire Mechanics (download)
Top 40 Baseball Rule Myths (download)
Baseball Myths Explained (you will be taken to an external website)



Sunday, February 26
2017 Local Rules Adopted

2017 Local Rules. Keep a hard copy in your binder and give copies to your umpires and parents.

Wednesday, February 8
ALL Field Closure Protocol

There are two sets of fields that Alameda Little League uses, Little League Fields and ARPD fields. The Little League Fields of Anderson (formerly Rittler), Kees (formerly Lippert), Majors, and Minor and are under Alameda Little League control. The ARPD fields of Bayport, Littlejohn, Leydecker, Tillman, etc are managed by Alameda Recreation and Parks are under ARPD control. We have to call this out because ALL fields may be open while ARPD fields may be closed.

Little League Fields : The league controls whether or not the fields are open. Check the Little League website the day of an event (practice or games) to see if your team's field is open. We will do our best to update the status by 2:00pm. If you have a game or practice scheduled and there is no information on this website with respect to closure assume that the practice or game will go on as scheduled and arrive at the scheduled time.

If there are adverse weather conditions during the day any decision to suspend a game is a game-time decision and will not be reported on this website. Please plan on all games starting on-time and arriving at the time your team's manager has specified. 

ARPD Fields: Alameda Recreation and Parks Department manage the ARPD Fields. They have full control deciding that a field is either open or closed.The ARPD maintains a weather hotline Monday through Friday at 510-747-7540. The hotline is updated by 2:00pm. If a field has a "Field Closed" sign the field is closed, please respect it and do not use the field. It is very easy to damage a wet field. Play fields in Alameda are a scarce resource and must be treated as such.



Saturday, November 12
Little League Bat Resource Page

The holidays are approaching quickly. If you plan on a new bat for your player please visit the Little League International website regarding Bat safety. You can find a list of approved bats there.

If that link doesn't work, cut and past the following into your browser: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

This page will give you up-to-the minute info on which non-wood bats are licensed and permissible for Little League.  All bats that do not appear on the approved list are not allowed in Little League play. Bats must past rigorous testing. The maximum barrel diameter is 2 1/4" and must have a bpf rating of 1.15. If you have any questions please ask a board member. 



Saturday, November 12
2017 Age Chart

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2017 Age Chart

2016 Expenses
2016 Budget
Friday, October 7
Where Your Registration Fees Go

Curious as to where your registration fee goes? Alameda Little League prides itself as returning 98% of your registration fees back to the kids and Little League. The pie chart shows how the 2016 budget was allocated. We do our best to assure that dollar for dollar your children get the most out of your registration fee.

Tuesday, March 15
Definition of "CURFEW"

Curfew is referenced in the Local Rules and its definition is given here. Curfew is 9:30 on Tuesday-Thursday and 10:00 Friday & Saturday. At Curfew, the lights are extinguished.

AAA Games: In AAA games preceding a 7:15 night game there will be a "hard" stop at the 2 hour mark. All AAA games before a 7:15 night game will end precisely at 7:00pm regardless of its start time. Please review rule 4.10(d), "regulation" game and rule 4.11(d) Exception for incomplete innings. 

Majors Games:  No time limit may be imposed due to Little League rules, however, the lights must go out at 9:30 PM on games Tuesday through Thursday, and 10 PM on Friday and Saturday. Rule 4.10 applies.



Friday, March 17
Sponsorship Donations

 If you would like to help Alameda Little League serve the community in the form of a donation simply press the button below. 

Sponsorship Donations

By pressing "Donate" you will be taken to a secured PayPal site for the processing of your transaction .

 



ORDER YOUR ENGRAVED BRICKS NOW!

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As you may have heard at opening ceremonies, Alameda Little League has a great fundraiser starting up.  You can purchase customized laser engraved bricks that will be installed on or around the snack bar.  These bricks are similar to the custom bricks you may have seen at Disneyland.  You can customize it to say your players name, your family name, your team name - whatever you'd like.  This is your chance to leave a lasting memory at the Little League fields!

The cost is $100 for one brick/$150 for two. This fundraising effort is for the Alameda Little League General Fund only and will not go to any one team. All proceeds are used to keep registration fees as low as possible.

The order form can be found on the little league website, www.alamedalittleleague.org.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (510) 769-6031 or via email at ron-matthews@comcast.net.

Thank you for supporting Alameda Little League!


Handout: Brick Order Form

Tuesday, February 12
Frequently Asked Questions

Looking for more information regarding Alameda Little League, please PRESS HERE!!! or go to the FAQ menu option.


Wednesday, March 5
WE THANK OUR SPONSOR! PLEASE RECOGNIZE OUR SPONSORS BY PATRONIZING THEIR BUSINESSES!!

  Thank You Sponsors! The 2014 sponsor list is available in the Sponsors section of this web site.

Wednesday, February 12
Comments or Questions Regarding This Website

If you have any comments, concerns or questions regarding this website, please email webmaster@alamedalittleleague.org.

Wednesday, February 12
Advertising On This Website

Did you know that we average 10,000 hits per week on this website during the playing season? This is a great place for local business to advertise while supporting Alameda Little League. The two banner ads on the top of this website are available. All proceeds benefit Alameda Little League. For more information please contact Ron Matthews at ron-matthews@comcast.net.

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