Alameda Little League: Welcome

Player registration for 2018 Alameda Little League Baseball, Farm, T-Ball and Challenger is open.

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.



Monday, February 19
2018 CPR Training Tuesday, March 6

The 2018 CPR training session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 6th from 6:30-9:00pm, at the Alameda Boys and Girls Club. All managers and coaches who have not been certified within the last two years plus at least one assigned parent per team, are required to attend this training.

Click here for CPR Training Reservations.



Tuesday, February 20
2018 Game Schedules Posted

The 2018 schedules for divisions A through Majors are posted and are considered finalized. 
 
Change Summary
All changes occured within the AAA schedule. Please review the AAA game schedule for game and umpring assignment changes
 
4/21
Moved 3/28 5:00pm Knights/Express to 4/21 11:30am 
Moved 4/21 11:30am Knights/River Bandits to 3/26 5:00pm 
Moved 3/26 5:00pm Hooks/Mud Hens to 3/28 5:00pm 

4/28
Moved Sat 4/28/18 11:30am - 1:30pm River Bandits vs. Fire Flies  to 4:30
Moved Sat 4/28/18 4:30pm - 6:30pm Hot Rods vs. Express to 11:30
Several umpiring assignments were adjusted.  
 
2018 Highlights:
- Night games on Minors will start 1/2 hour earlier this year at 6:30. The game before will start at 4:30.
- AA will play games at Estuary Park
- AA will play some games on Majors and Minors when the fields are available
- No back to back games for Majors and AAA divisions
- Games on the Baseball Schedules page are listed as Vistors v. Home  
 
Baseball Schedules:
The website is considered the source of truth for all schedules and umpiring assignments. We will put an announcement on the website if schedule changes are made. No spreadsheets are distributed. 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.
 
Baseball Standings:
Baseball Standings are based on winning percentageWinning percentage is calculated using the formula of (Wins)/(Total Number of Games Played). A tie game equates to a loss for both teams. The league emphasizes playing out ties.
 


Thursday, January 18
Umpire Clinic



Our league will conduct umpire training on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the little league fields NOON to 3:0pm.  This clinic is open to all managers, coaches, parent volunteers, youth umpires, and any other interested individuals age 12 or older.  The clinic is free and will cover the mechanics of base and plate umpiring for the AAA and Major divisions, while separately covering the particular aspects of the AA and A divisions.

To register, please click here to be taken to registration site: 2018 Umpiring Clinic.

Our rules training is conducted separately.  Prior to attending the on-field training, please read the presentation:  2016 Little League Rules Training Presentation.

 

DISTRICT 4 Umpire Training  

If you are interested in further high-quality training, Alameda LL is always appreciative of having representation at the district clinics.  They are as follows:

1. Basic Field Mechanics - Saturday, February 10th, morning at Continental Little League
2. Basic Plate Mechanics - Saturday, February 10th, afternoon at Continental Little League
3. Junior Umpire Mechanics Clinic - Sunday, March 4th at Martinez
4. Big Diamond Basics Clinic - Sunday, March 25th at Caldecott Field in Oakland.  

To register for any of these clinics, please click here: District 4 Umpire Clinics 

The district provides rules training on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 6pm-9pm at Walnut Creek Intermediate School.

Please also consider the Little League Umpire Registry.  Starting this season, membership in the Umpire Registry is free, and includes access to several training publications, reduced price bundle of umpire supplies, and participation in several training webinars.  The members will also receive the regular email newsletter.  In the near future, the Registry will become an online tool that allows the umpire to keep track of their experience and training, and will be the tool used to submit applications for Regional and World Series selection.  Feel free to register here: Umpire Registry 

If you have any questions, please contact Jim Quilici, Director of Umpires, at jim.quilici@gmail.com.

 



Saturday, March 24
Alameda Youth Baseball Fundraising Event

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Save the date! Saturday, March 24 is a fundraising event for Alameda Youth Baseball. Come out and support Alameda Little League and the Neptune Pearl. Check-in at 6:30pm. The event runs from 7pm-10pm.  Dinner, Beverages, Silent Auction, DJ, Dancing the list goes on. Special thanks to Alameda Collision Repair, a long-time sponsor, for hosting this event in their showroom. Tickets are $25 per person and available on-line only. Press HERE to Purchase Tickets. 21 and over please.

Thursday, February 8
Farm and T-Ball teams forming Feb. 22

The Farm and TBall manager’s meeting will be on February 22nd. Managers will be receiving player rosters at that meeting and contacting players in the following days.

Saturday, March 10
Photo Day

Little League Photo Day is coming soon. The team photo schedule will be announced 1-2 weeks before opening day. The best way to order is on-line. Please print your receipt and bring it with you.

Press Here to Order Photos From Shooting Stars

If prompted, your access code is AL2218.



Tuesday, February 7
2018 Season Calendar

2018

Training:
- Mar 03 - ALL Umpire Training - Noon to 3:00pm (please refer to the "Umpiring" page for more information)
- Mar 06, 6:00pm - CPR Training - Alameda Boys and Girls Club. All managers are required to be certified, parents are also invited. FREE event.Register on-line below
- Mar 10 - Field Prep clinic immediately following Opending Day Festivities. Meet at the main equipment shed 
- Mar XX - Scorekeeping Clinic, at the picnic tables at Lum School playground area

Regular Season:
- Mar 10- Opening Day Festivities - NOON to 1:30. Teams should arrive at 11:30 to set up for the parade. Ceremonies for the entire League and at least 1 game per baseball divisions A, AA, AAA, Majors
- Mar 10 - Photo Day- teams will be notified of times to report
- Mar 10 - Opening Day Games - 2:00pm on all fields; Majors plays at 6:30pm 
- Mar 11 - Full slate of games for Majors through A division
- Mar XX - Challenger Games begin
 
- Mar 18 - First games for Farm and T-Ball
- Mar 24 - Alameda Youth Baseball Fundraising Dinner
- April 2 - 6 - AUSD Spring Break (no games)
- May 12 -  Majors Division Double Elimination Playoff Tournament Begins
- May 13 -  Mother's Day Farm and T-Ball Rose Games
- May 19 - AA and AAA Divisions Single Elimination Playoff Tournaments Begin
- May 21 - A Division Playoff Tournament Begins
- May 25 - A's Fireworks Game
- Jun 02 - Championship Games and Closing Ceremonies

Note: all dates displayed as 'XX' are tentative and will be updated in January



Thursday, November 16
2018 New BAT Rules

Little League International has changed its bat rules for 2018. 

Please note that 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.

The new bat standard applies to the following divisions:
- Baseball Single A through Majors along with T-Ball and Farm
- Intermediate 50/70
- Challenger 

There is some really great content here that explains why the change and the benefit. If you are looking to purchase, especially with the holidays coming up we advise visiting the Little League International website and learn about the new standard.  

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm Little League Bat Info page.

 


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Wednesday, January 24
ARPD Fields

During rainy weather, please respect the "Fields Closed" signs on ARPD fields. We know everone is eager to play, but please respect field closures. You can call the ARPD hotline at 510-747-7540 after 2:00pm to check field status.



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Challenger Field View From Home Plate
Saturday, January 20
Estuary Park Challenger Field Dedication

Estuary Park at 200 Mosley Ave will be dedicated Saturday, January 20th at noon. Alameda Little League helped build the park. This will be the new home of our Challenger Division.

ARPD will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a two inning demonstration game as Alameda's Challenger Division hosts a team from Concord/Clayton. Last year's Intermediate Division District Champions will act as budies helping the Challenger players play the game. This field is ideal for Challenger because of it being a turf field. ARPD will be will be providing free hot dogs, popcorn and pennants.



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Challenger Field Center Field View

Tuesday, February 21
2018 Registration T-Ball, Farm and Challenger Remains Open

Registration closed on January 18 for the 2018 season for Single A through Majors divisions.

Registration for T-Ball, Farm (coach pitch) will remain open through Feb. 21.

Registration for Challenger always remains open.

To register your player(s) click on the <2018 Registration> button above or go to the "Register for 2018 Baseball!" menu option above. Rates are the same as last year.

As part of our commitment to building the best possible baseball fields for our kids, the following enhancements have been made to our fields:

• Windscreen fencing cover on the major and minor diamonds
• New fencing caps on both fields
• New home run fences for the Anderson and Kees diamonds at Rittler Park
• New infield dirt on all fields
• Enhanced drainage on fields to allow rain water to drain faster
• New John Deere Gator for maintenance needs

Use the age chart below to determine your child's "league age". 



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Tuesday, August 22
Eagle Scouts Dugout Cubbies Project

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Former Little League player and Eagle Scout candidate, Mike Proffitt, is starting a project to help Alameda Little League. His project is to make Wooden Helmet Cubbies in each of the four dugouts at the major and minor league fields for players and coaches to put helmets and lineup cards in. His target completion is the beginning of the 2018 Little League season. He is volunteering his time but needs your help to purchase the materials. Mike is looking for a simple $10 donation. The project is estimated at costing approximatel $1000. You can donate through either of the PayPal buttons below or send a check made out to Alameda Little League at 2857 Sea View Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502.

Project funding is over 1/3 of the way there! Mike has received over $300 in donations. Please help! Your kids will benefit directly from what Mike and his fellow scouts are doing for the league. Some of the challenges every manager faces is players misplacing their equipment and tripping over batting helmets. "I can't find my hat. I can't find my glove." The cubbies will help eliminate that.

Help turn the thermometer "green" by donating. Fundraising is part of his project so please help him out.  Please help out!


 
 Donate $10
 
    Donate More Than $10
 


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Friday, May 12
Alameda Little League Store

Get your official Alameda Little League merchandise here at the ALL On-Line Store or by clicking on the image above while benefiting ALL! Little League International has partnered with PrepSports for this unique opportunity that benefits local leagues. Alameda Little League receives 15% of sales.

 



Sunday, January 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, 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.  

If this is your first time using Cisco's WebEx you will need to create a FREE account. You will also need to install the WebEx extension into your browser. You do not need to purchase an upgrade. If the meeting will not start, call Cisco WebEx customer support at 1-866-863-3905. This is a toll free call. 

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.



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.


Saturday, June 2
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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