California District 42 Little League: District News

Sunday, February 18
New Bat Standard

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, as well as the information on

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

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 ( 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

2018 Rule Changes
Rules Updates
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.

Tuesday, October 17
Next President's Meeting Moved to November 29, 2017.

Hello everyone, Our next President's meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 29th at 6:30 PM at Mueller Elementary School. The school is located at 715 I Street in Chula Vista, 91910. Don't forget to bring your Player Agents, Treasurers and Safety Officers to this meeting. If you are unable to attend, please send your Vice President, or any other Board member. See you there!

Saturday, July 8
2017 State Tournaments

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8-10s, EastLake: falls in the Championship game, 8 - 6, to Santa Margarita (Section 10, District 68). Congratulations to EastLake on a great run through the Tournament season.

9-11s, EastLake: wins the Southern California State Championship, 11 - 4 over Upland Foothill (Section 3, District 23). Congratulations to EastLake on a great season, and their outstanding performance in the 2017 Tournament season.

Little League, EastLake: is eliminated from Tournament play, losing to Santa Margarita (Section 10, District 68) 10 - 8. Congratulations to EastLake on a great season and their great performance in the 2017 Tournament season.

Intermediate League: Luckie Waller is eliminated from Tournament play, falling to Holly Park (District 37, Section 4), 19 - 5. Congratulations to Luckie Waller on their outstanding performance in the Southern California State Tournament!

Handout: 2017 Division III Baseball Tournaments

Sunday, July 9
2017 Section 7 Tournaments

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Congratulations to our Section 7 Champions! 


8-10s, EastLake: captures the Section 7 Championship with an 8 - 3 win over Calexico (District 22). They will advance to the State Tournament in Palmdale, CA. Their first game is Saturday, July 22 at 4:00 PM vs. the winner of game 1 at Palmdale Little League.

9-11s, EastLake: wins the Section 7 Championship with a 10 - 0 win over Cajon de Oro (District 41). They now advance to the State Tournament in Upland, CA. Their first game is Thursday, July 20 at 7:30 PM vs. the Section 10 Champions at Upland National Little League.

Little League, EastLake: wins the Section 7 Championship, defeating Cajon de Oro, 13 - 6. They advance to the State Tournament in Long Beach, CA. Their first game is Thursday, July 20 at 6:00 PM against the Section 4 Champion at Long Beach Little League.

Junior League, Park View: is eliminated from Tournament play, losing to Twin Hills (District 66), 11 - 1. Congratulations to Park View on a great season!

Handout: 2017 Section 7 Tournaments

Wednesday, June 14
The 2017 District Champions Advance

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Congratulations to our 2017 District 42 Champions.

8-10s, EastLake: advances to the Section 7 Tournament at West Hills Little League (District 41). First game is Saturday, July 8 at 1:30 PM vs. District 22.

9-11s, EastLake: advances to the Section 7 Tournament at Brawley Little League (District 22). First game is Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 PM vs. District 22.

Little League, EastLake: advances to the Section 7 Tournament at Spring Valley Little League (District 66). First game is Saturday, July 8 at 7:00 PM against District 41.

Intermediate League, Luckie Waller: advances to the Southern Clifornia State Tournament at District 55, in Laguna Nigel. Their first game is Friday, July 7, at 6:30 PM against Bloomington Little League from Section 8.

Junior League, Park View: advances to the Section 7 Tournament at Spring Valley Little League (District 66). First game is Saturday, July 8 at 6:30 PM vs. District 41. Please check the Bracket for changes for the rest of the Tournament.

Wednesday, June 7
Tournament of Champions Winners Have Been Decided

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The Championship Games of the 2017 Tournament of Champions are in the books. Congratulations to the 6U champions Sweetwater Valley, winners over Park View; the 8U champions EastLake, who defeated Sweetwater Valley; and the Minors champions EastLake who hung on to beat Sweetwater Valley.

The Majors division championship was decided on Tuesday, June 20th, with Eastlake defeating Chula Vista American. Congratulations to EastLake Little League on their 2017 T.O.C. Championship, hanging on for an 18 - 3 win over runners-up Chula Vista American.

Go to the Handouts page to get your copy of the brackets.

Wednesday, June 7
Little League Rule Changes for 2017

Little League

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 2017 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. Scroll down on the page to find the 2017 Tournament Rule changes.

Wednesday, April 19
2017 T-Ball Jamboree Schedule Has Been Posted

2017 T-Ball Jamboree

The T-Ball Jamboree schedule has been posted. Click on the headline to get your copy.

Tuesday, August 30
Park View Welcome Home Rally

Park View Welcome Home Rally
Come on down to Park View on Thursday to welcome home the 2016 Little League World Series team. The fun begins at 5:30 PM.

Sunday, August 14
2016 Little League World Series

Congaratulations to Park View Little League for advancing to the 2016 Little League World Series. We thank you for the character and sportsmanship you displayed during your tournament run this season.

Park View was eliminated from Title contention after their loss to Tennessee on Tuesday.

Read Kevin Acee's story in the San Diego Union-Tribune here. 

  West Champions

Thursday, August 4
West Region Tournament

Congratulations to Park View Little League, the 2016 Little League West Region Champions.

Park View West Champs 


Park View LL from Chula Vista, Calif. Captures the Little League Baseball® West Regional Championship

Monday, August 1
Park View Pep Rally


Park View Pep Rally


Views from the Pep Rally can be found HERE

Saturday, July 30
Division III Tournaments

Congratulations to the Park View Little League All-Stars for winning the 2016 Division III title. 

To see action shots from the Championship Game, click HERE 

Handout: 2017 Division III Baseball Tournaments

Wednesday, July 20
SubDivision III South Tournaments

Monday, July 11
Section 7 Tournaments

Section 7 Tournaments


Congratulations to the EastLake 8-10s, the EastLake 9-11s and the Park View 10-12s for winning their Section 7 titles.

For action shots from the 8-10 Championship Game, click HERE 

  For action shots from the 9-11 Championship Game, click HERE 


The EastLake Junior League All-Stars were eliminated from the Section 7 Tournament as Lemon Grove held on to defeat them, 15 - 14. Congratulations EastLake on a great tournament season.

Handout: 2017 Section 7 Tournaments

Monday, June 20
District 42 Tournaments

Check the Handouts page for your copy of the brackets with the scores.


Congratulations to EastLake's 8-10 year-old, EastLake's 9-11 year-old, Park View's Little League and EastLake's Junior League teams for winning their District 42 Tournament Championships.

Click this link for more action photos from the Juniors Championship game. 

Handout: 2017 District 42 Tournaments

Friday, July 8
New USA Baseball Bat Standard Starting in 2018

Little League

With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game.

Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.

Visit for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.

Click here to read the full release from USA Baseball.

Tuesday, June 9
Parent Confessions... My Kid Didn’t Make All-Stars... I Handled It Bad

Over the years, Little League® has received stories from parents throughout the world, reflecting on their influence, their behavior and how they handled themselves during the career of their Little Leaguer®. While a vast majority of our parents and guardians are extremely positive role models, we can all learn from select stories some have chosen to tell. 

My daughter was not the best player on the team, but she was good. Solid at the plate. Nice glove in the field. Other parents talked about how she hustled and how she started all the chants – “A cheerleader in the dugout,” one parent told me. I just smiled. While she had great spirit and a positive attitude, my daughter never wanted to be a cheerleader. All she talked about was softball. She worked hard at it, all through Little League, and improved so much. I figured with all her effort, and better than average skills, she’d make the All-Star team. She didn’t. We were both crushed – me more than her. 

The list of All-Stars was posted at the concession stand before our game. While she sat in the dugout, clearly upset, I walked around and found as many managers who voted for the All-Stars as I could. Read the Full Story 

Monday, June 13
2016 6U, 8U and Minors T.O.C. Champions Crowned

The 2016 T.O.C. championships have been decided. Please click on the headline, or check the Handouts page to get your updated copy of the brackets with scores of all the games.

Congratulations to Sweetwater Valley 6U, EastLake 8U, EastLake Minors and Park View Majors for winning the 2016 T.O.C. Championships!

Handout: 2017 Tournament Of Champions

Tuesday, June 7
2016 Majors T.O.C. Champions Crowned

Park View wins Major League Tournament of Champions.

Park View won the Majors T.O.C. over EastLake, 14 - 0.

Check the Handout, or click on the headline to view the bracket.

Results from Friday's Semi-final games:

EastLake - 2, Chula Vista American - 0

Park View - 6, Chula Vista National - 1

Handout: 2017 Tournament Of Champions

Monday, May 30
EastLake Yankees Win 2016 Junior League Championship

Congratulations to the EastLake Yankees!

The Yankees went undefeated this season, and swept through the playoffs to capture the 2016 Junior League Championship. Congratulations to the Yankees on a great season!

 EastLake Yankees

Monday, May 30
Padres Offer Ticket Discount to District 42

The San Diego Padres are offering discounts of up to 40% ...

The Kids of Summer

Every league should strive to have Managers and Coaches that inspire their players, such as Coach David Belisle. Check out his video below.

Frosted Flakes LLWS

Wednesday, June 1
District 42 World Series Teams



Thursday, February 11
Ground Rules/Local Rules for Local Leagues

What is the purpose of Local Rules?

Local Rules establish the league’s policies in certain areas where leeway is allowed by Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations and Policies. No league’s Local Rules can conflict with the published Rules, Regulations, Policies, or Principles of Little League Baseball without the expressed written permission from the Charter Committee in Williamsport. A league’s Local Rules, once approved by Western Regional Headquarters, should be distributed to all who are required to implement or uphold the policies or directives (i.e., managers, coaches, umpires, player agent(s), Board of Directors, etc.). They should also be made available upon request to any Member of the Local League. The Local Rules should be adopted by the Local League Board of Directors at least one month before the first game of the regular season.

What’s the difference between Local Rules and the Constitution?

The Local Rules are not considered part of the Constitution. They are two separate documents. The Local Rules are reviewed, revised (if necessary) and adopted annually by the Board of Directors. The Constitution governs the Local League operation from year to year and can only be amended by the Membership at a duly organized meeting as provided in article XII of the Model Constitution.

What should be in the Local rules? 

  1. Any field conditions not already covered by Little League Rules and Regulations, such as a telephone wire erected partially inside fair or foul territory.
  2. Any specifically optional Rules or Regulations, such as the 10-run rule (Rule 4.10 (e)) and any of the several noted optional rules in Minor League and Tee Ball.
  3. An optional rule limiting the number of visits a manager or coach may make to the mound per game to talk to his pitcher. (Rule 8.06 already covers the number of visits per inning).
  4. Local directives, such as requiring each manager to umpire in other divisions, require teams to clean their own dugouts after games, etc.
  5. The method of selection for the Tournament Teams in all Divisions.
  6. The draft method for all divisions, if different from the Operating Manual. (A detailed description of the Draft Method, if different from the Operating Manual, must be submitted in writing to Western Regional Headquarters, and the league must receive approval before the draft begins. This process requires about three weeks, so the method must be submitted to Headquarters at least one month before the draft).
  7. Duties of those persons or committees not specifically covered by the league’s Constitution, such as Concession Stand Coordinator, Hat Collection Coordinator, Fence Repair Committee, etc.
  8. The league’s policy on when a team may no longer call up a player from the Minor League (Regulation III (d) 2-note 1), and when a team must fill a vacancy.
  9. Non-baseball/softball related directives, i.e. no animals allowed on complex, no bike riding on complex, etc. 

What must not be in Local rules? 

  1. Any rule that alters supersedes or conflicts with published Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations, Policies, or Principles.
  2. Any rule already covered by a published rule, regulation or policy. Re-wording already published Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations, or Policies invites conflicting opinions on how the rules are to be interpreted and must be avoided.
  3. Rules that remove or replace authority granted to certain persons by the Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations.


Friday, November 13
Can you explain the new Little League Baseball® Age Determination date, and why the change was made?

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.

Friday, November 13
Can you tell me more about the new bat standard, and how it will affect my Little Leaguer®?

Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

Saturday, October 4
Have you updated your League Officers?

The new fiscal year for Little League began on October 1st. All Leagues should have had their elections for their 2016 Boards of Directors. Don't forget to go to the Little League Data Center to update your League Officers.

Thursday, April 17
Safety Spotlight: Warm Up to Prevent Injuries

Warming Up

With Little League® practices in full swing around the nation, there are more baseball and softball gloves getting used right now than any other time of year. And in the early part of the season, it’s crucial to remember the importance of warming up, stretching and keeping young arms healthy. Click here to read more

Saturday, March 15
Your Voice

Since The Parent Connection was launched in October, we’ve been thrilled with how you have embraced this newsletter and we’ve received some wonderful feedback. As parents, grandparents and guardians of Little Leaguers, this is your newsletter and we encourage everyone to let us know what’s on your minds.
Click here to read more

How to Be a Sports Parent

Little League Coach and Umpire Resource Centers

Coaches Tool Kit

Saturday, October 5
Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Baseball?

We hear the horror stories about kids spending nearly every week of the year playing in one particular sport; about parents spending thousands of dollars so their child can play on an "elite" traveling team; about pitchers being used so much in non-Little League play that they require surgery that used to be reserved for Major League pitchers looking to extend their careers. How much is too much? Check out the essay by President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener. This article was featured in the 2005 Little League World Series program. Read the entire article here...

Saturday, November 23
Put The Brakes On Travel Ball

Little League® is so much more than baseball and softball. At our core, we are a teaching organization dedicated to providing life-lessons that help parents guide their children as they transition from youth to young adult to adult. Click here to read more.

Saturday, March 15
The Dangers of Steroids and Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Here’s an eye opener for parents, the average age that a child starts taking dietary supplements is 10.8 years old, so they would likely still be playing in the Minor division of Little League®. Taylor Hooton, a former Little Leaguer®, was a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas.
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