Alameda Little League: News

Sunday, July 5
Intermediate All-Stars District 4 Champions - Sectionals Update
2015 Intermediate All Stars D4 Champs

7/04: Alameda Intermediate All-Stars lost their 1st game of the Section 1 tournament 8-0 against Ricon Valley. They will play the winner of Sunday's D3 San Francisco vs.  D64 Winters on Monday, July 6 at Treasures Island at 5:30 PM. A win on Monday will send Alameda to the Section 1 championship. Come on out and support the team!

7/02: Alameda Intermediate All-Stars won the first game of the Section 1 tournament defeating the District 53 team from American Canyon 11-4. The next game is on Saturday at 10:00 AM again at Treasure Island where they will play the winner of the D3-D35 game. The field is located at the corner of 9th Street and Avenue H on Treasure Island. 

6/26: Alameda Intermediate All-Stars clinched the District 4 Championship Friday night with a 9-8 decision over Walnut Creek. The Sectionals tournament begins Thursday, July 2. Alameda will play District 53 at Treasure Island hosted by San Francisco Little League.

Click HERE to be taken to the Sectional tournament schedule. Way to go Alameda!

Click HERE to be taken to a google map to the Treasure Island location.

6/25: The Alameda Intermediate All-Stars lost to Walnut Creek tonight 7-2. By winning Walnut Creek has forced a game 2 in the District Championship. The deciding game will be played 6/26 in Walnut Creek at 5:30pm. Good Luck Alameda! 

6/20: Alameda continues its journey in the International Tournament by defeating Walnut Creek 12-9. Their next step is the District Championship Thursday Night 5:30pm at Foothill Middle School 2775 Cedro Lane, Walnut Creek.  

6/19: Alameda defeated Lafayette Friday night, 20-1. They play Walnut Creek on 6/20. 

6/16: The Intermediate 50/70 All-Stars took their first step on their International Tournament journey by beating a good North Oakland team tonight, 10-5. They will play the winner of the 6/17 game of Albany vs. Lafayette. The International Tournament is a double elimination tournament.

 Intermediate 50/70 International Tournament
 Date   Opponent   Location   Result 
 District 4      
6/16 5:30pm  North Oakland    Oakland Bushrod    Alameda 10, NOL 5. Alameda advances 
6/19 5:30pm  Lafayette  Lafayette   Alameda 20, Lafayette 1, Alameda advances 
6/20 1:30pm  Walnut Creek   Walnut Creek   Alameda 12, Walnut Creek 9, Alameda advances 
6/25 5:30pm  Walnut Creek  Walnut Creek 

District 4 Championship Game 1 - Alameda 2,
Walnut Creek 7

6/26 5:30pm  Walnut Creek  Walnut Creek    District 4 Champions! Alameda 9, Walnut Creek 8
 Section 1      
 7/02 5:30pm  American Canyon  Treasure Island    Alameda 11, American Canyon (District 53) 4
 7/04 10:00am  Ricon Valley  Treasure Island    Alameda 0, Ricon Valley 8 
 7/06 5:30pm  TBD   Treasure Island   Winner of D3 San Francisco vs. D64 Winters


Good luck to all of you as you embark on this journey together. Click HERE to be taken to the full 2015 All-Stars Schedules.

2015 Alameda Intermediate 50/70 All-Stars

Jackson Ade  Marcus Magallanez  A.J. Ramsey 
Jake Avellar Seamus McGuinness      Jackson Rodriguez
George Chabre
Max Nyrop
Davis Stewart
Ari Chertock
Elexsio Pelayo Darren Taira
Joseph Depinna     K.W. Quilici
Tristan Good





Good Luck & Go Alameda! 

Wednesday, July 1
Alameda Little League Manager Nate Firestone Honored

On June 28, Nate Firestone, long-time Alameda Little League Manager, was awarded the "Uncle Abe" award "For selflessly transferring the love of baseball to the young people in his community." The award was presented at the Public House during Marty Lurie's pre-game radio show on KNBR (AM 680). As part of the award, Alameda Little League will receive $2500 from the Lefty O'Doul's Foundation. There will also be an eternal plaque hung at Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco. Congratulations Nate!


Tuesday, June 23
2015 All-Stars Tournament Updates

Get your tournament updates right here folks! We'll advise on scores and upcoming games and their locations. Alameda will host 24 District 4 games including the 12 Year Old Championship Game(s). We will also host Sectional games. That schedule is not yet posted. Sectional's are the 2nd step on the road to Williamsport.

12 Year Old International All-Stars 
Date   Level   Opponent   Location   Notes/Results 
 6/27 11:00AM  11-12  South Oakland   Alameda   Alameda 1, SOLL 0, Alameda advances 
 6/29 5:30 PM  11-12   Pinole Hercules   Alameda  Alameda 29, Pinole Hercules 0, Alameda Advances
 7/01 5:30 PM  11-12   Lafayette   Alameda   Alameda 4, Lafayette 8; 
 7/07 5:30 PM  11-12   South Oakland  Alameda   Alameda vs. SOLL 

11 Year Old Blue 
Date   Level   Opponent   Location   Notes/Results 
 6/26 5:30 PM  10-11  South Oakland 1  Alameda   Alameda 6, SOLL (1) 7 
 7/01 5:30 PM  10-11   Albany   Lafayette   Alameda 21, Albany 2 
 7/02 5:30 PM   10-11   NOLL   Alameda   Alameda 9, North Oakland 4  
 7/06 5:30 PM  10-11   TBD   Alameda   TBD 

11 Year Old Red
Date   Level   Opponent   Location   Notes/Results 
 6/24 5:30 PM   10-11  South Oakland (1)   Chabot Field   Alameda 11, South Oakland (1) 12 
 7/01 5:30 PM  10-11  North Oakland  Alameda   Alameda 1, North Oakland 2; Alameda Red eliminated 


10 Year Old Blue

Date   Level  Opponent    Location    Notes/Results 
 6/25 5:30 PM   9-10  Lafayette (2)   Lafayette   Alameda 5, Lafayette (2) 12 
 6/26 5:30 PM  9-10   Lafayette (1)   Alameda   Alameda 14, Lafayette (1) 0
 6/27 11:00 AM   9-10   SOLL (1)   Alameda   Alameda 11, SOLL(1) 6; Alameda advances
 6/30 5:30 PM  9-10    Alameda (1)  Alameda  Alameda (1) 7, Alameda (2) 2; Alameda (2) eliminated

9-10 Year Old Red 

Date   Level   Opponent   Location   Notes/Results 
 6/23 5:30 PM  9-10  Lafayette (1)  Alameda   Alameda 21, Lafayette (1) 2; Alameda advances 
 6/25 5:30 PM  9-10  Pinole Hercules   Alameda   Alameda 13, Pinole Hercules 3; Alameda advances 
 6/29 5:30 PM  9-10  South Oakland (2)  Albany  Alameda 1, South Oakland (2) 15
 6/30 5:30 PM  9-10   Alameda (2)   Alameda   Alameda (1) 7, Alameda (2) 2; Alameda (1) advances
 7/02 5:30 PM  9-10   Albany (1)   Lafayette   Alameda (1) 3 Albany (1) 13; Alameda eliminated 














Click HERE to be directed to the Little League District 4 Tournament page. Here you can find the complete scheduless for both T.O.C. (Tournament of Champions) and All-Stars. 

Directions to all District 4 Fields can be found HERE on the D4 Fields page off the District 4 home page.

Go Alameda!!!! 

Sunday, June 28
Alameda Attack Returns for 2015 Fall Ball
2015 Attack Flyer

The Alameda Attack Fall Ball program will return for 2015. Tryouts are Sunday, June 28. Make-ups on Sunday, July 12.

July 12 Schedule:
10:00 AM - Registration Opens
11:00 AM - Tryouts - All Ages 

June 28 Schedule:
11:00AM - Registration Opens
12:00PM - 9U/10U
1:30PM   - 11U/12U

Click here to download a copy of the flyer.

Friday, June 19
Sports Authority Coupons for July

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Sunday, June 14
The Road to Williamsport - Little League World Series

Have you ever wondered how does a team get to the Little League World Series?

  1. Be a member of the local league All Star Team. 
  2. Win the District tournament.
    District 4 is comprised of 15 leagues that play baseball. Alamed is part of District 4.   
  3. Win the California Section 1 Tournament.
    Section 1 is comprised of 5 Districts in the Northern California. 
  4. Win the California Division 2 Tournament.
    Division 2 is made up of 7 Sections that comprise the 31 Districts of Northern California. (9-10 and 10-11 play stops at the Division level). 
  5. Win the Western Regional Tournament. The Western Region is comprised of 4 State Champions and both Northern and Southern California. The Little League Western Region is played in San Bernardino, CA. 
  6. Finally, you’ve arrived at the World Series. 

In Baseball the World Series is comprised of the winners of the 8 Regional tournaments throughout the United States. There are also 8 teams that represent Latin America, Asia Pacific, MEA (Middle East and Africa), Caribbean, Japan, Europe, Mexico, and Canada. The Little League World Series is held in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

The Intermediate 50/70 World Series is held in Livermore, CA.

Sunday, June 14
Alameda Little League Hosting Post Season Tournament Games

Alameda was chosen to host 28 post season games this year. We are also looking for volunteers to help score/announce games and staff the snack bar. Please come out and enjoy some great baseball and also help out the league.

Team names and results will be added as the post season progresses 
Date  Day  Time  Tournament  Level  Notes 
 13-Jun    Sat      11:00     TOC   AA   Alameda 1, North Oakland 10
 13-Jun Sat  11:00  TOC  Major     cancelled, Alameda advances to 15-Jun game
 15-Jun Mon  5:30  TOC  AA   North Oakland 10,  Martinez 0
 15-Jun Mon  5:30  TOC   Major  Alameda 10, Clayton Valley 3
 23-Jun Tue  5:30  All-Star  9-10   Game #1 - Alameda Red -21 vs. Lafayette 1 - 2; Alameda advances 
 24-Jun Wed  5:30  All-Star  10-11   cancelled 
 25-Jun Thu  5:30  All-Star  9-10   Pinole Hercules 3, Alameda Red 13
 25-Jun Thu  5:30  All-Star  9-10   North Oakland (2)-11 vs. South Oakland (1)-3
 26-Jun  Fri 5:30  All-Star  9-10  Lafayette 1 vs. TBD
 26-Jun Fri  5:30  All-Star  10-11   Alameda 1 vs. winner of South Oakland vs. Alameda 2
 27-Jun Sat  11:00  All-Star  9-10   Alameda (2) 11, South Oakland (1) 6
 27-Jun Sat  11:00  All-Star  11-12   Alameda 1, South Oakland 0
 29-Jun Mon  5:30  All-Star  9-10  North Oakland (2) 3, Lafayette (2) 13
 29-Jun Mon  5:30  All-Star  11-12   Pinole Hercules 0, Alameda 29
 30-Jun Tue  5:30  All-Star   9-10  Alameda (1) 7, Alameda (2) 2
 30-Jun Tue  5:30  All-Star  11-12   South Oakland 31, Martinez 9
 1-Jul Wed  5:30  All-Star  10-11   Alameda (2) vs. North Oakland
 1-Jul Wed  5:30  All-Star  11-12   Alameda vs. Lafayette
 2-Jul Thu  5:30  All-Star  10-11   Winners of Alameda (2) vs. NOLL and Albany vs. Alameda (1)
 2-Jul Thu  5:30  All Star  11-12   South Oakland 12,  North Oakland 7
 6-Jul  Mon  5:30 All-Star  10-11   
 6-Jul  Mon  5:30 All-Star  11-12   
 7-Jul  Tue  5:30 All-Star  10-11   
 7-Jul  Tue  5:30 All-Star  11-12   
 8-Jul  Wed  5:30 All-Star  11-12   
 9-Jul  Thu  5:30 All-Star  11-12   
 10-Jul  Fri  5:30 All-Star  11-12   District 4 Championship
 11-Jul  Sat  5:30 All Star  11-12   District 4 Championship (if needed)

The winner of the District 4 Tournament advances to the Section 1 Tournament. The winner of the Section 1 Tournament advances to the Division 2 Nothern California State Tournament in Stockton.

California Section 1 Schedule 
Date   Day   Time   Tournament   Level   Notes 
 17-Jul  Fri   6:00 PM   All-Star   11-12   District 53 vs. District 3 
 18-Jul   Sat   11:00 AM   All-Star   11-12   District 35 vs. District 64 
 18-Jul  Sat   1:30 PM   All-Star   11-12   District 4 vs winner of D35 vs D64 
 19-Jul  Sun   11:00 AM   All-Star   11-12   TBD 
 19-Jul  Sun   1:30 PM   All-Star   11-12   TBD 
 20-Jul  Mon   6:00 PM   All-Star   11-12   TBD 
 21-Jul  Tue   6:00 PM   All-Star   11-12   TBD 
 22-Jul   Wed   6:00 PM  All-Star   11-12   Section 1 Championship Game 
 23-Jul  Thu   6:00 PM   All-Star   11-12   Section 1 Championship Game 2 (if necessary 

2015 As TOC Champs
Friday, June 19
2015 Majors A's District 4 T.O.C. Championships

6/19: The Majors A's defeated Continental Friday night to become the 2015 District 4 T.O.C. Champions. Congratulations to Tony Cecaci and his crew on a fine season and great playoff run! 

6/17: The Majors A's continued their quest for the T.O.C. District 4 Championship by defeating a solid North Oakland team 10-1. They will play the winner of East County and Continental at Clayton Valley Friday, 6/19 at 5:30pm.

6/15: The Majors A's will face North Oakland at Concord American on 6/17 at 5:30pm. Last night the A's defeated Clayton Valley in a thrilling game. This is a semi-final game and the winner will advance to the district championship. 


Division  Date  Opponent  Location  Result 
Majors -A's        
   6/13, 11:00AM Pittsburgh   Alameda  Pittsburg cancelled, Alameda advances
   6/15, 5:30PM Clayton Valley   Alameda  Clayton Valley 3, Alameda 10; Alameda advances
   6/17, 5:30PM  North Oakland  Concord American

Semi-Final: Alameda 10, North Oakland 1;
Alameda Advances

   6/19, 5:30PM  Continental  Concord American  District Championship: Alameda 8, Continental 2



Friday, June 12
Intermediate TOC Update - NB Academy of Alameda Gold are District 4 Champions
2015 Intermediate Gold TOC Champs

Congratulations to the Neptune Beach Academy of Alameda Gold on winning the Intermediate Division District 4 T.O.C. Championship. They were victorious over Continental Friday night, 12-1.

Intermediate TOC Results
June 06 - Alameda 13, Pinole 12
June 10 - Alameda 20, Concord American 6
June 12 - Alameda 12, Continental 1

The full TOC bracket can be found at this link.

Tuesday, June 9
2015 All Stars

Congratulations to our 2015 All Stars! Alameda will field five All Star teams this year. The Twelve Year Old team are eligible to play in the Little League World Series. The 10's and 11's can go as far as State level.

12 Year Olds  11 Year Old Blue  11 Year Old Red   10 Year Old Blue 10 Year Old Red 
 Derek Balaian  Sam Davis  Kai Berzabal  Jacob Baca  James Alexander
 Nick Ferry  Alex DeLao  Shamar Cook  Ryan Chang  Nicolas Araujo
 Malachi Francois  Aidan Gleason  David Costa  Owen Conway  Justin Cala
 Aaron Garcia  Jerick Griego  Cole Emerson  Thomas Cooke  Jacey Canalin
 Joey Green  Max Hernandez  Zachary Hayward  Max Demmler  Shawn Castro
 Zack Hester  Eli Jones  Teddy Hernandez  Owen Firestone  Max Cohen
 Scott Kelly  Justin Leung  Jeffrey Hodge  Casey Gorman-Miller  Evan Green
 Houston Mallette  Griff Loughran  Nicholas Ignaszewski  Teru Khan  Jeramiah Jackson
 Lukas Mann  Joe Loughran  Tate Johnson  Jacob Landis  Luis Licea
 Michael Shih  Emmitt Phinney  Tanner MacKenzie  Matt Mainguy Quentin Moreland
 David Thomas  Jacob Price  Landon Marsh  Leo McMahon  Collin Ng
 Ryan Wong  Jonathan Schnoebelen  James Moore  Matthew Tarvin  Scottie Rapposelli
 Philip Woodworth  Kyle Spaulding  Zachary Rygg  Ethan Terrero  Kai Shimp
 Shamil Youngblood    Teo Snyder-Aguigui  Ethan Thomas  Dylan Stewart
         Andy Troung
 Mgr: Phil Woodworth  Mgr: Steve Spaulding     Mgr: Randy Marmor  Mgr: Nate Firestone  Mgr: Ken Cala
















Congratulations Players and Managers! Go Alameda!

Saturday, June 13
2015 All-Star Selection Process

The below process describes how the All Star teams have been selected for the 2015 season. The Board of Directors made minor modifications to prior year rules.

12 year old International Tournament Team:             

First 8 players voted on by the Majors peers + 3 selected by Major Managers. Manager to select at least 2 more from Major Manager votes. 12’s are purely age 12. President may allow Manager’s son to be selected if not previously selected.

Blue Teams to be selected first; then Red team will be selected.

11 Blue:       

Major Managers vote on first 10; next 3 or 4 chosen by All Star Manager for that team. To be eligible, players on Blue must be from Majors division. No input from AAA managers unless requested. 11’s are purely age 11.

11 Red:        

Major Managers vote on first 10; next 3 or 4 chosen by All Star Manager for that team. To be eligible, players on Red must be from Majors. No input from AAA managers will be considered. 11’s are purely age 11.

10 Blue:

Voted on by AAA managers 10 + next 3 or 4 chosen by selected manager. 10 Blue players are purely age 10.

9-10 Red:

Voted on by AAA managers 10 + next 3 or 4 chosen by selected manager. 9- 10 Red players are 9 and 10

Monday, May 18
Diamond Skills Baseball Summer Camps
Still looking for a Summer Camp? There is a 10 Week Schedule of Baseball and All-Sports Camps held at Alameda Little League Fields. These camps are a great opportunity for the players of Alameda Little League to continue to work on and improve their skills throughout the summer. Multi-Camp and Sibling Discounts offered! For More information and to register visit

Tuesday, February 25
Little League Approved Bat List

The above link will take you to Little League's bat resource page. There you can read about the Little League moratorium regarding Composite bats.

Press here for the list of 2014 to 2015 Licensed Bats

Press here for the list of 2015 Licensed Composite Bats


Tuesday, May 19
Intermediate Division News

Congratulations to all of the players on the Gold team for winning the Championship this past weekend. Your next stop is the Tournament of Champions that begins June 6th. 

Timeline Moving Forward:
5/30/15 - Intermediate All-Star Team Announced
6/6/15 - Gold Begins TOC Play
6/13/15- All-Star Play Begins

The Intermediate World Series will be held this year in Livermore, CA. Times and dates to be announced. 

Thursday, April 9
Little League Rules and Myths

Follow the link to see an explanation of some of the most confused Little League rules. It's worth the read.

Click here to be directed to the Umpire Resource Center. You will be leaving this website.

Monday, March 16
Opening Day Fund Raiser a Great Success

The 1st Annual Alameda Little League Pasta Feed Fund Raiser was a great success! The Board of Directors thanks everyone for attending and for their generous donations. The teams really came through with some great gift baskets. Events of the evening included a silent auction, raffles, music and dancing. Players from the new 13U Intermediate division did a great job serving the dinner. The energy in the room was fantastic. I think it is safe to say that a good time was had by all. 

The purpose of the fundraiser is to help pay for lighting the Minors field. The photo above will give you a good idea what the illumination will look like once the project is concluded. You can still help by donating to the cause. The button below will take you to PayPal where you can send donations.


Field Lighting Donations

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


Roan Kees' Passing

It is with deep sadness that we now eulogize the passing of Roan Kees, 10 year member of the Alameda Little League Board of Directors, active also in Alameda Water Polo and Encinal HS Baseball and one of the very best volunteers any non-profit youth organization has ever had. Roan was a perennial team mom, Player Agent, Director of Sponsors, Snack Bar volunteer, and a Board Member who wasn't afraid to enforce our Parent Code of Conduct even in the worst of situations.

Roan leaves behind her husband John who coached in Alameda Little League for all of those years, and 4 children. Jordan, age 27 and her only daughter, is engaged to be married this year, and Taylor, age 26 has graduated from college and is working. Aaron, age 17 and Cameron, 15, both attend Encinal High School and will be attending college soon.

In honor of Roan and all of her service to our League, we have set up a college fund for Aaron and Cameron. You may donate to this fund by simply clicking on the button below. The Kees family thanks you for your support.

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

Saturday, January 10
2015 Age Chart
Hi Parents, please reference this chart to determine their Little League age when registering your child for the upcoming 2015 season. 2015 Age Chart. Press the back arrow in your browser to return to this page.

Monday, September 15
Demystifying Alameda Little League Player Placement

The following information will help parents and players understand how teams are formed in Alameda Little League. Unlike school, all players will repeat a division (or two) at some point during their Little League career. Movement up through divisions is not and should not be viewed as a competition. Often times parents are disappointed when their player repeats a division. However, they later see that repeating a division was perhaps the best situation for their child as their child becomes a team leader, develops confidence, and increases their playing skills. If a child is moved-up too quickly, he/she may struggle, lose confidence, and no longer enjoy playing baseball and quit.

Alameda Little League's Minor/Majors divisions are: A, AA, AAA, and Majors. The age range for these divisions is 7 to 12 and player placement on a team and in a division is based on a player's performance during evaluations, as well as a coach's familiarity with a player based on the player's previous experience in Little League. T-Ball Division ages are typically 4 to 6 and Farm Division ages are typically 5 to 8. Age ranges for all divisions overlap to account for player experience, ability, maturity, and the number of teams formed based on coach availability.

In our league, we have a T-Ball/Farm Player Agent and a Minor/Majors Player Agent. If you have questions about player placement, the league encourages you to contact the Player Agents. It is his/her job, along with the league's President, to facilitate the right placement for every player. That said, remember that Alameda Little League is a volunteer-run organization and our league has nearly 1,000 players. It takes an enormous amount of work and patience to sort the players into their respective divisions and teams so placement can take some time.

Alameda Little League Player Age
 Your player's Little League age is their exact age as of April 30. For example, if they turn 11 on May 1, they are still considered to be Little League age 10.

T-Ball/Farm Baseball Divisions
These are non-competitive divisions for players to learn the very basic skills and rules of baseball. Above all, it is about learning something new and having fun.

T-Ball is the starting point for all new and young players. Players hit the ball from a stationary tee. Outs and runs are not recorded. Farm is for players who have played at least one year of T-Ball and are at least 5 years of age. In Farm Ball, coaches will soft pitch to batters and outs are recorded, but score is not kept.

Major/Minor Baseball Divisions
The formation of these divisions is driven by the number of players in any age group and starts with the Majors division. All 12 year olds (12s) must be evaluated and play in the Majors Division. Each Major team has a roster of 12 players and can have no more than eight 12s. So, the number of 12s in the program drives the number of Majors teams. For example, if there are 64 -12s, then there are 8 teams, 80 - 12s, then there are 10 teams, etc. The remaining roster spots are filled by 11-year-old players. All 11s not drafted into Majors must play in AAA Division. All 10s not drafted into the AAA Division must play in the AA Division. All 9s not drafted into the AA Division must play in the A Division. There are exceptions, such as when a 12 year old who has never played baseball before can seek an exemption to play in the AAA Division.

Age and Division Guidelines

12 (Majors or exemption to AAA)
If your player has played in the lower divisions (and particularly AAA), he/she should play Majors. However, if the player fails to register on time and/or misses the evaluations, they may end up playing in the AAA Division or be placed on a waiting list. It is extremely important for 12 year olds to be registered prior to the deadline and, by rule, evaluated. If your 12 has never played baseball, has any limitations, or you feel there is a safety issue, then contact the Player Agent and seek an exemption for them to play in the AAA Division. 12s in AAA are not allowed to pitch.

11 (Majors or AAA)
If your player played AAA as a 10 year old, then as an 11 year old, he/she could be drafted into the Majors Division. As noted above, there will be limited spots for 11s in Majors.

10 (AAA or AA)
10s are not eligible for Majors. If your player played AA as a 9 year old, then as a 10 year old, they could be drafted into AAA. If your player played in the A Division as a 9 year old, there is a remote chance that they may be drafted to AAA as a 10. Our experience is that players who skip a division often have significant struggles adjusting to increased demands. Skipping divisions is not advisable. Again, it is very common to repeat a division. If you have a concern about either possibility, speak to the Player Agent before the draft.

9 (AAA, AA or A)
If your player played AA as an 8 year old, then as a 9 year old, there is a possibility they could be drafted into AAA. If your player played in the A Division as an 8, then as a 9, they could be drafted into AA.

8 (AA, A or Farm)
If your player played in the A Division as a 7 year old, then as an 8, they could be drafted into AA. If not, they repeat A. If your player played Farm as a 7 year old, then as an 8, they could be drafted into A. If not, they repeat Farm. If you have an 8 who has never played baseball before, they may be more comfortable learning the game in the Farm Division, however, they should still be evaluated and considered for the A draft (or possibly AA draft).

7 (A or Farm)
If your player was in Farm as a 6, then as a 7, they could possibly be drafted into A. In order for this to occur, your 7 year old must be evaluated. If the player is not evaluated, they will repeat the Farm Division. If you plan on playing Farm only, then there is no need to have your player evaluated for the A draft.

6 (Farm/T-Ball)
6 year olds should generally play in Farm. They are not eligible to be drafted into the A division. If they never played baseball, you could consider the T-Ball division, however they are not precluded from starting in Farm at age 6.

5 (Farm/T-Ball)
A 5 year old who played T-Ball at 4 years of age can either play T-Ball or Farm. If they did not previously play T-Ball, then a 5 must play T-Ball.

4 (T-Ball)
T-Ball only. No exceptions.

4 - 18 (Challenger Division)
A player with mental or physical challenges may participate in the league's Challenger Division. All ages may play. 

Friday, April 25
Alameda Little League and Ron Matthews in the Alameda Journal
In case you missed this Friday's Alameda Journal, League President Ron Matthews graced the front page. Click either here or on the headline above to access the on-line version. You will be directed to the Inside the Bay Area website.

Sunday, June 1
All Star Managers Selected

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce this year's All Star Manager selections:

12's: Jim Quilici
11 Blue: Phil Woodworth
11 Red: Randy Marmor
10 Blue: Nick Griego
10 Red: Steve Spaulding

Congratulations Managers and best of luck during the tournaments! 


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,  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (510) 769-6031 or via email at

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
Information Regarding Background Checks

Some folks have been inquiring why Alameda Little League does background checks. Little League International, Inc. (LLI) takes the safety of its children participants very seriously. In 2007, Little League instituted a program where it is mandatory for all volunteers to be screened annually. LLI provides to its districts a screening service that searches through the state level sex offender registry and also a criminal records database of over 270 million records.

Volunteers have expressed concern regarding the process and how their confidential information is protected. The following is the process used as submitted by Alameda Little League President, Ron Matthews:

The system that is in place is that I am the person who receives the application, not a committee. Any documents are scanned into a PDF and shredded. I transmit them securely to our Director of Legal Affairs, Scott Hennigh (an accomplished attorney) who submits them to Lexis-Nexis for the background check. After I receive a thumbs up on each applicant the PDF’s are deleted from my computer and his.

Little League International, Inc. has an entire section on its website devoted to this subject, and requires me to take this matter very seriously in order to protect our children from abuse. I am also required to sign and verify that I have checked every volunteer in the League. Here is a passage from the link provided:

Press here for summary of the LLI prescribed process --> background checks summary

Press here to be taken to the LLI website for information regarding background checks.

Wednesday, March 5
  Thank You Sponsors! The 2014 sponsor list is available in the Sponsors section of this web site.

Saturday, April 4
The Alameda Little League 2015 Board of Directors

Wednesday, February 12
Comments or Questions Regarding This Website
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Wednesday, March 5
Why the Permanent Baselines?

Permanent baselines help us in many ways, not the least of which is how much time and white line marker is needed for all of our fields. Another issue with white line marker (AKA: chalk) is that the large amounts of chalky marker ultimately degrade and decondition the expensive dirt mixtures that we use on our fields. And finally, of course, permanent baselines are ALWAYS STRAIGHT, unlike manual applications.

The process of constructing the baselines is not simple. The plastic landscaping material used for the baselines are secured to a concrete foundation that is sub-surface. The first base line pictured here required 20 bags, or 1/2 yard of concrete! Anchor bolts are put into the concrete while wet in order to secure the baselines. Then the baselines are painted with a gritty, non-skid paint used in marine environments. The entire process for one field takes three men at least two full days of work of forming, pouring concrete, then securing the baselines.


Tuesday, March 11
Ron Matthews Receives Jefferson Award for Public Service

Our League President, Ron Matthews, is being presented by KPIX-TV Chanel 5 the Jefferson Award for Public Service. The Jefferson Award was established in 1972 by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Senator Robert Taft Jr. and Sam Beard as a Nobel prize for public and community service on the national and local level. Ron is receiving the local level award. The local level Jefferson Awards recipients are ordinary people who do extraordinary things without expectation of recognition or reward. By honoring the recipients, it is the goal of the Jefferson Awards to inspire others to become involved in community and public service. The Alameda Board of Directors congratulates Ron Matthews on receiving this well deserved award and thanks him for his years of service to the families of Alameda and Little League. KPIX-TV 5 was at the Opening Ceremonies this weekend and will air a profile segment about Ron on the following dates:

- 3/12 Wednesday KPIX 5 news at 6:00pm
- 3/13 Thursday KPIX 5 news at Noon
- 3/15 Saturday in KPIX 5 Early Edition (check local listings)
Radio KCBS 740AM 106.9 FM
- 3/12 Wednesday at 6:50pm, 9:40pm, 11:50pm
- 3/16 Sunday at 11:50am, 3:50pm

 See the video here:

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