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.



8-10 year olds
Friday, July 20
Tournament Roundup

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The 9-10 year old Red Team won the District 4 Future All Stars tournament for their age group.
The 11 year old Red Team won the District 4 Future All Stars tournament for their group.
The 10 year old Blue Team won the Buckeye Tournament in Lafayette for their age group.
Congratulations go out to the players, coaches and families.



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Friday, June 29
Intermediate All Stars Win District 4

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Congratulations to the 2018 Intermediate Division All Stars for capturing the District 4 Championship. This is the 4th consecutive championship for Alameda Intermediate. Section play begins this Saturday in Woodlawn vs. the Distrct 35 champion, Mark West Youth Club Little League. The Intermediate World Series is held in Livermore. 

Update: The Intermediate All Stars advanced to the Championship game but were defeated by Woodland American LL.

Additional information may be found at: 2018 Intermediate Sectionals Home D64

Alameda Intermediate All Stars 

 Nico Araujo  Owen Conway   Luis Licea 
 Shaan Castro    Anthony Fortie  Leo McMahon
 Ryan Chang  Jacob Goodman  Collin Ng
 Max Cohen  Casey Gorman-Miller    William Thompson 
 Tom Cooke  Matthew Lee  

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday, June 6
2018 All Stars Schedules and Results

Updates:

International Tournaments:
12's 

Alameda 9 Continental 2
Alameda 3 North Oakland 7 
Alameda 8 Concord American 10
Alameda eliminated

9-11's
Alameda 1 Lafayette 5 
Alameda 10 Antioch 3 
Alameda 10 Clayton Valley 0 
Alameda 10 South Oakland 0 
Alameda 10 East County 18
Alameda eliminated 

8-10 
Alameda 13 Concord American 8 
Alameda 1 Albany 13 
Alameda 20 Lafayette 6 
Alameda 11 Continental 2 
Alameda plays Walnut Creek 7/5 in North Oakland. Winner to play North Oakland on 7/6 in Alameda 

Future Stars 
9-11
Alameda 11 East County 4 
Alameda 9 Lafayette 7 
Alameda advances to Championship on 7/10 in Alameda

8-10 
Alameda 29 Clayton Valley 0 
Alameda 15 Lafayette 5 
Alameda 12 North Oakland 1 
Alameda advances to Championship on 7/10 in Antioch 

Please use the below links to get to the 2018 All Stars schedules and results pages. The schedule lists the date, time, teams and location. Please note that many games are played here in Alameda.

The 12 year olds are eligible to advance all the way to the tournament in Williamsport, PA in August. Intermediate 50/70 plays its World Series in Livermore, also in August. The 11's and 10/9's teams can advance to a state level tournament. These are the former 'Blue' teams and will keep that color uniform. These are double elimination tournaments.

2018 International All Stars Tournaments Home

New for this year is the "Future All Stars Tournament". This is a district level tournament that was carved out from the  interntional tournaments. Traditionally the 'Red' teams would exit the tournament early. The "Future's" tournament helps level the playing field. These are double elimination tournaments. 

2018 Future All Stars Home



Wednesday, June 6
Three Alameda Little League Alumni Drafted in 2018 MLB Amatuer Draft

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Three former Alameda Little League players were drafted in the 2018 Major League Baseball Amatuer Draft!!!

Congratulations go out to Osiris Johnson, Michael Perri and Kaleo Johnson.

Osiris Johnson, a 2nd round pick and the 53rd overall pick by the Miami Marlins. Osiris just finished his Senior year at Encinal High School.

Michael Perri was a 21st round pick by the St Louis Cardinals. Michael graduated from Bishop O’Dowd High School and graduated this year from the University of San Francisco.

Kaleo Johnson was drafted in the 32nd Round by the Tampa Bay Rays. Kaleo a graduate of Encinal High School just finished his junior year at Montana State University Billings where he became the first player in school history to be named a consensus All-American!

Congratulations again to these former Alameda Little League players and their families on a dream come true!



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Wednesday, June 6
2018 All Stars

Congratulations to the 2018 All Star teams. This year there are three teams at the International level, 12 years old, 11 years old and 10 years old. The 12's can go all the way to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA. The 11's and 10's can go as far as state. District 4 has started a district level tournament for the second teams that will play at the district level, 11-10 and 10-9 years old.

 12 y/o 
International

11 y/o Blue   11 y/o 
Future All Stars
 10 y/o Blue  9-10 y/o 
Future All Stars
Marcus Finch 
Evan Green 
Will Hester 
Cruz Kelly 
Will Kelly 
Elijah Lee 
Aaron Leung 
David McNamara 
Angus Olaes 
Sam Paskins 
Sage Roy-Burman 
Eli Slez 
Hudson Taylor
Dillon Wong 
 

Tyler Aficial 
Jaren Beene 
Turner Brotze 
Jack Busch 
Robert Fintland 
Colin Pero 
Marcelo Quirk 
Justice Reed 
Turner Smith 
Dawson Stewart 
Kelvin Stuart 
Maxwell Stuart 
Anders Vieaux 
Taylor Wehmann  

Jazlyn Alcantar
Max Bellotti
Isaiah Dumont
Wilson Henriquez
Oskar Jones
Jesse Kim
Ezekiel Lee
Alijah Meadows
Julian Munoz
Parker Nomura
Ian Shaw
Sandor Strong
Grant Tomono
Hunter Willett

 

Lucas Araujo
Tennyson Bradley
Kyle Cooke
Hannah Dispensa
Dean Finch
Evan Furuichi
Tyler Ichihara
Dylan Mann
Will Merritt
Zachary Pippen
Tam Pullman-Letourneau
Wyatt Smith
Kayden Thai
Kento Tsuji
 

Isaiah Croxton
Emerson Decourcy
Bryson Edwards
Amaru Guerra
Kirk Humbles III
Connor Kniep
Mateo McMinn
Avery Sadie
Damian Senna
Samuel Skolnick
Rowan Stewart 
Jayden Sullivan
Kance Tran
Colby Williamson
*indicates nominated but not available to play
    
Finn Meagher* 
Jaden Smith*
Matt Thornton*
       Matan Antebi* 


Manager 
Scott Slez
 
Manager 
Marc Fournier
Manager 
John Willett
Manager 
Derek Furuichi
Manager 
Brian Edwards

 International All Star games begin on 6/19.
12 year olds: 6/19 5:30pm - Alameda plays North Oakland here in Alameda.
11 year olds: 6/25 5:30pm - Alameda plays Lafayette here in Alameda 
10 year olds: 6/26 5:30pm - Alameda plays the winner of Albany vs. East County in Albany

Future All Star games begin on 6/22.
11 year olds: 6/27 5:30pm - Alameda plays North Oakland here in Alameda
10 year olds: 6/22 5:30pm - Alameda plays Albany here in Alameda



Wednesday, June 6
Tournament of Champions Schedules

The below links will take you to the District 4 Tournament of Champions home page. The Alameda winners of the Intermediate, Majors, AAA and AA divisions advance to a single elimination tournament. Schedules and results are updated daily. 

2018 Tournament of Champions Home

Once on the TOC home page, you can select schedule/results page you want to see.

The Little League CA District 4 facebook page is updated sooner than the tournament home. Follow this link to the 
CA D4 Facebook home page



Wednesday, June 6
TOC Games in Alameda

Alameda will be hosting the following Tournament of Champions games at our fields this year. These dates and times are subject to change. Please refer to the Tournament of Champions link elsewhere on this page for updates.

Majors:
6/9 11:00am - Alameda Red Sox vs. East County on Minors Field
6/11 5:30pm - winner of Alameda Red Sox vs. East County and Pittsburgh vs. Pinole Hercules
6/13 5:30pm - 3rd round game
6/15 5:30pm - Championship Game

AAA:
6/9 11:00am - Alameda Express vs. North Oakland on Majors Field
6/11 5:30pm - winner of Alameda Express vs. North Oakland and winner of Pittsburgh vs. Pinole Hercules

Come on out and cheer for Alameda! 

 



Sunday, June 3
2018 Closing Ceremonies

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Closing Ceremonies were held on a sun drenched Saturday, June 2. This marks the end of the 2018 season. Fans and players enjoyed exciting championship games and $1 hotdogs from the snack bar.

Recognized were the graduating 12 year olds, and the newly crowned champions of each baseball division, as well as the second place teams. In addtion we also recognized the Wootten Award Player winners, Matteucci Award Manager winners and President's Award. T-ball and Farm players receive a participation trophy, and baseball division players receive an Alameda Little League t-shirt. 

This is our way of giving participation trophies as a tradition for our younger players, while still giving the older kids something to remember for the season. Shirt for the graduating 12 year olds will be distributed through the Majors Division managers later this week.

 A special thank you goes out to all of our volunteers, parents and players for making this such a successful season!



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Friday, June 1
NB Orange Intermediate Champs



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The NB Orange team won the Intermediate Champtionship defeating Graphite 8-7. Orange will go on to the District 4 Tournament of Champions playing Martinez in Martinez on 6/12 at 5:30. 

Saturday, April 21
2018 Neptune Pearl Summer Camp

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Diamond Skills Camp has 7 weeks of BASEBALL and ALL-SPORTS CAMPS hosted at the ALAMEDA LITTLE LEAGUE FIELDS. This SUMMER schedule is highlighted by a WEEK #1 appearance from OAKLAND A'S STAR MATT OLSON!

These camps hosted at our fields are the only camps endorsed by ALAMEDA LITTLE LEAGUE. All coaches have completed background checks and camps are held at our facility. For more information and to REGISTER please visist WWW.DIAMONDSKILLSCAMP.COM



Sunday, May 20
Aftermarket Helmet C Flaps Decertified

Please read the below letter. It is late breaking news and needs to be followed. Please do not wait for a game to find out your child cannot use their batting helmet.

Today Little League issues guidance regarding the modification of batters helmets with the addition of a face guard (i.e. C Flap). It includes a discussion of the differences between helmet face guards (i.e flaps) and why they are an alteration, vs. a Face Mask which is a NOCSAE certified addition to the helmet.

You can read the entire piece on this page on the Little League website. Embedded in this is the letter that has been sent to each helmet manufacturer.https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/modifying-helmets-with-additional-attachments/.

The summary of this is that any alteration or modification of a helmet potentially voids the NOCSAE certification of that helmet. Little League has asked the manufacturers and suppliers of helmets to respond and advise if the addition of a C Flap or other Face Guard will void the certification on their helmets. To date, only Boombah has replied that if their supplied Flap is attached to their helmet they will stand by the NOCSAE certification. The manufacturer of Rawlings, DeMariani, Louisville Slugger, and EvoShield has advised that the addition of a face guard will void their certification. No reply has been made by the other manufacturers such as Easton or Adidas.

All league officials are being advised to not allow the use of helmets that do not have the approval letter (so as of now only Boombah complies) in Little League play. Umpires doing equipment inspection should remove those helmets. Managers should be removing them from use on their team unless they meet the guidance. Parents and others should be told to contact the manufacturers for more information and to secure an approval letter on their own behalf if desired. If a manager produces such a letter to the umpires satisfaction, they should allow the modified helmet to be used. However, if the umpire can determine that the helmet has been altered by drilling of holes or other changes the helmet should be deemed not for use.

For more information on protecting our players from damage to the head and facial area, I suggest you review the information on the Center for Disease Control Heads Up website. They have available a great resource you can post on your league website or distribute to your participants on Batter's helmet safety.https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/helmets/index.html.

 



Tuesday, February 7
2018 Season Calendar

2018 Calendar

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 
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 play at 6:30pm 
- Mar 11 - Full slate of games for Majors through A division
- Mar 18 - First games for Farm and T-Ball
- Mar 25 - Home Challenger Games begin (schedule is posted on the Challenger page)
- April 1 - 8 - AUSD Spring Break (no games)
- May   5 - Alameda Little League Cinco de Mayo Fundraising Dinner
- May   6 - Photo Day Make-Up at the fields
- 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 @9:00AM
- Jun 02 - Closing Ceremonies @NOON on the Minors field



Monday, April 16
Pet Rules at the Fields

We love our dogs and a lot of folks like to bring them with them to the games. Just a friendly reminder that dogs are not permitted within the fenced spectator areas of the Majors and Minors fields. Elsewhere dogs are permitted and must be on a leash as per ARPD rules. Thank you for your cooperation.

Monday, April 16
Athletic Shoes ONLY at Estuary Park

Please be advised that only athletic shoes may be used when playing at Estuary Park. Effective immediately all games except Challenger scheduled for Estuary will be moved back to the Little League Fields. Estuary Park will still be used for practices and players and coaches must wear athletic shoes only. Cleats may not be worn.


Monday, April 16
Field Status

April 16 - 2:00pm

Alameda Little League Fields Update: All Little League fields are in playable condition and are OPEN. All games are to be played as scheduled. Players should report to the fields at their manager's requested time.

ARPD Fields Update: All ARPD fields are OPEN unless there is a "Field Closed" sign on the field. Please do not ignore the sign and use a "Closed" field.

ARPD field status line, 510-747-7540, is updated at 2:00pm. If not updated on this website, please call and check. Since Estuary is synthetic it drains well and may remain open. Please do not use Estuary if it is raining.  

During rainy weather, please respect the "Fields Closed" signs on ARPD fields. 

For additional information, please see the "ALL Field Closure Protocol" article in the Managers Info and Forms page.



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:
Alameda Little League Rules Training Presentation, Updated 2018 (download)
Basic Umpire Mechanics (download)
Top 40 Baseball Rule Myths (download)
Baseball Myths Explained (you will be taken to an external website)



Sunday, January 7
Batting Cage Use

PRE-SEASON ON-FIELD PRACTICES

During PRE-SEASON on-field practices, each team gets one cage during practice time. 4 fields, 4 cages, one cage per team.

Single A Field Pre-Season Practice Cage - Major Home - free standing cage in Majors outfield adjacent to equipment shed 
AA Field Pre-Season Cage - Minor Home - free standing cage near snack bar in Minor outfield; 
Majors Field Pre-Season Practice Cage - Major Away - cage furthest away from Major home in the cluster of three cages in the Majors outfield; 
Minors Field Pre-Season Practice Cage - Minor Away - cage in the middle of the cluster of three cages in the Majors outfield. 
T Cage - cage nearest Major Home. That one is first come, first serve. Please leave it open for walk-ups.

REGULAR SEASON

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. 
A reservation calendar will be built out on the Fields share by March 10.



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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ALL-League-Store
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.

 



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

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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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