California District 42 Little League: Welcome
Our Presidents meetings are open to ALL Board members from all the local Leagues in our District, and ALL Board members are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, April 11
At the conclusion of the Little League® International Congress in January, we shared with you the full voting results of the Congress Voting Agenda. The final two items, Item 12 (tournament mandatory play) and Item 13 (tournament tie-breaker scenario), both received a majority vote. Item 13 will be referred to the Regional Roundtable agenda in 2020.
Regarding mandatory play for tournament play, the Little League International Tournament Committee was directed to further review and provide due diligence in order to appropriately enhance the mandatory play rule for the benefit of all tournament participants in 2018.
Following this directive, the Tournament Committee worked with the Little League International Board of Directors Operations Committee and the Advisory Board to develop a new mandatory play rule for tournament play effective with the 2018 Little League International Tournament. Please note that the mandatory play regulation is for tournament season play only.
Beginning this year, a manager's failure/refusal to insert players into the line-up as outlined in the new rule shall result in immediate ejection of the manager and removal for the remainder of the International Tournament, without replacement. The umpire-in-chief or other individual designated by the game Tournament Director in consultation with the official scorekeeper, shall advise both team managers, at the appropriate time as outlined in the new rule, of their obligation to insert all players who have not completed their mandatory play requirement.
The full text of the updated Tournament Rule 9, which pertains to baseball and softball 8- to 10-Year Old Division, 9- to 11-Year-Old Division, Little League, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League can be reviewed at LittleLeague.org/Rules. The full text is also available for download.
I strongly urge you to fully review this new rule and ensure that you share this with all of your fellow volunteers and parents within your district and/or league. Please note that the updated Tournament Rule 9 is not included in the printed or eBook version of the Little League Rulebooks for this season, but will be in full effect immediately.
We know that you will have questions regarding this new rule. We strongly urge you to submit those questions through this Submit a Question link. Little League International will use these questions to develop additional support, including an FAQ and an upcoming webinar to discuss the rule to help all volunteers, coaches, umpires, and parents to fully understand the rule prior to tournament play this season.
As always, Little League International Headquarters and Regional Staff is here to support you as we adopt this new change, which provides a structure that remains consistent with the spirit of Little League's mandatory play rule. We urge you to use the Submit a Question link, and please be on the look for additional educational resources for the updated Tournament Rule 9 in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your continued volunteer service and dedication to Little League.
Sunday, February 18
As you know, this year marks the first year in the adoption of the USABat Standard by many youth baseball organizations, including Little League® International. We greatly appreciate your understanding over the past three years as we've worked with USA Baseball to transition to this new standard.
Recently, USA Baseball has provided Little League and other youth organizations with some additional guidance on how organizing bodies, like Little League International, can make it easier for local leagues, volunteers, and players to use bats within our programs. We encourage you to review their FAQs at USABat.com, as well as the information on LittleLeague.org/BatInfo.
Effective immediately (Thursday, February 15, 2018), Little League has amended Rule 1.10 for Little League Baseball for the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Divisions and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League, to reflect this guidance from USA Baseball. Read the fully updated Rule 1.10 on LittleLeague.org.
Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch
Players may use approved Tee Ball bats, including those that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard that have been certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS.
Little League International encourages leagues using approved Tee Ball bats at the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch level to only use approved tee balls in these instructional divisions to help avoid confusion as to what type of baseball should be used at any given time.
Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League
In addition to using bats approved for Little League play based on the USABat Standard, players in these two divisions can also choose to use bats that have been approved and appropriately certified using the BBCOR standard. All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.
Please note that these changes are only applicable to these levels of play within the Little League Baseball program. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at support@LittleLeague.org.
Monday, January 8
At its annual fall meeting this past November, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2018 season. On this page, you will find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.
*Please note that all rule and regulation changes and clarifications are reflected in the 2018 Little League Rulebooks. The information provided below is strictly a summary of the changes.
Friday, November 13
Little League® International always welcomes feedback from every one of our 7,000-plus leagues. We feel that the only way to provide the best experience for Little Leaguers® and their parents is to hear from and listen to our valuable volunteers and participants in communities worldwide.
Little League conducted a very detailed participation research project. That research showed that parents, players, and volunteers want to see Little League® become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Our volunteer District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors carefully considered the results of the research, and ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31. This change will ensure that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division.
|Tue 4/24||SouthWest Juniors vs. Luckie Waller Juniors||5:00 PM||Home of SouthWest Little League|
|Tue 4/24||Park View Juniors vs. Sweetwater Valley Juniors||5:00 PM||Home of Park View Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Sweetwater Valley #3 vs. Sweetwater Valley #1||9:00 AM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Luckie Waller #1 vs. Sweetwater Valley #2||9:00 AM||Home of Luckie Waller Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Sweetwater Valley #1 vs. Sweetwater Valley #3||12:00 PM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Sweetwater Valley #2 vs. Luckie Waller #1||12:00 PM||Home of Luckie Waller Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Luckie Waller Juniors vs. SouthWest Juniors||1:00 PM||Home of Luckie Waller Little League|
|Sat 4/28||Sweetwater Valley Juniors vs. Park View Juniors||1:00 PM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sun 4/29||EastLake #1 vs. EastLake #2||9:00 AM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sun 4/29||EastLake #2 vs. EastLake #1||12:00 PM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Tue 4/17||Sweetwater Valley Juniors vs. SouthWest Juniors||5:00 PM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Tue 4/17||Park View Juniors vs. Luckie Waller Juniors||5:00 PM||Home of Park View Little League|
|Sat 4/21||SouthWest Juniors vs. Sweetwater Valley Juniors||1:00 PM||Home of SouthWest Little League|
|Sat 4/21||Luckie Waller Juniors vs. Park View Juniors||1:00 PM||Home of Luckie Waller Little League|
|Sun 4/22||EastLake #2 vs. Luckie Waller #1||9:00 AM||Home of Luckie Waller Little League|
|Sun 4/22||EastLake #1 vs. Sweetwater Valley #3||9:00 AM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sun 4/22||Sweetwater Valley #1 vs. Sweetwater Valley #2||1:00 PM||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|
|Sat 4/28||2018 T-Ball Jamboree||TBA||Home of Sweetwater Valley Little League|