California District 42 Little League: District News

Wednesday, April 16
ESPN’s Chris McKendry, a Proud Little League® Parent

My husband, Eduardo Andrade, and I have been Little League parents since 2008 when our oldest turned 5 and signed up for our league in Westport, Conn. We have been a part of the program ever since. My husband coaches each season and absolutely loves it.
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Monday, April 14
Give Your Local League Website a 75th Anniversary Upgrade

Eteamz 75th Template
Local Little League® programs can share in the 75th Anniversary with a simple update to their website templates! This new template will give local league websites a celebratory feel for the Diamond Anniversary. Teams and Leagues can get the template in five, easy steps:
Click here to read more

Monday, April 14
From the Little Leaguer® Archive

 In 1956, Little League® held its first International Congress, a gathering of volunteers to discuss the future of the organization. From April 4-7, Little League convened the 26th Little League International Congress with thousands of volunteers in attendance. Check out this Little Leaguer magazine from the second Congress in 1957. Click here to view the pdf.

Thursday, March 27
Imperial Beach Little League® Showcases Unique 75th Anniversary Sculpture

A group of former Imperial Beach Little League players and volunteers created a unique sand sculpture in celebration of their league’s opening ceremony and the 75th Anniversary of the founding of Little League®. Local leagues are invited and encouraged to recognize Little League's Diamond Anniversary as part of their own special events throughout the season. Click here to read more

Saturday, March 15
Make the 75th Anniversary of Little League® Part of Your Season

75th Anniversary

Little League® International has started celebrating its 75th Anniversary, and local leagues and volunteers have begun to bring that celebration home to local ball fields. We invite you to be part of the festivities. You can help combine the past and the present by assisting your league and community organize its celebrations for our 75th Anniversary. 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.
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Saturday, March 15
Photos From EastLake's Opening Day!

Click on the title above to be taken to the photos from the EastLake Little League Opening Day 2014. Help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League with the 2013 United States Little League World Series Champions!

Saturday, March 15
Photos from South Bay's Opening Day

Click on the title link above to be taken to photos from the South Bay Little League Opening Day 2014. Help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little League!

Thursday, February 20
Opening Day Is Right Around The Corner

Opening Day for Little League is right around the corner.

The nine Leagues in District 42 have announced the following dates and times for their Opening Day ceremonies.




 Chula Vista American  March 15, 2014  11:00 AM
 Chula Vista National  March 8, 2014  9:00 AM
 EastLake  February 28, 2014  5:00 PM
 Imperial Beach  March 1, 2014  9:00 or 10:00 AM
 Luckie Waller  March 1, 2014  10:00 AM
 Park View  March 1, 2014  TBA
 South Bay  March 8, 2014  9:00 AM
 SouthWest  March 22, 2014  10:00 AM
 Sweetwater Valley  March 8, 2014  8:00 AM

Friday, February 28
It’s Time to Submit Player Registration, Manager and Coach Info – Here’s What You Need to Know and How to Do It

Now is the time to upload your league’s Player Registration and Coach/Manager Information. The earlier in the year that your league provides this information, the more familiar Little League® International becomes with your league officials and the quicker we can connect with your volunteers and Little League families. Click here to read more



Little League Data Center

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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Friday, February 28
Do you have a favorite Little League® Memory?

75th Anniversary 

Do you have a favorite Little League® Memory?

Your first home run? The ice cream party after the season?
Coaching your son or daughter’s tee ball team?

Cement your place in Little League history by sharing your moment with the
Little League Big Legacy Project and becoming part of our 75th Anniversary mosaic.
Upload your favorite photos and/or short text memory from your Little League experience
and check back on June 6, 2014 to see the finished mosaic.

Click Here to Submit Your Memory Today!

For each moment submitted, Little League will donate $1, up to $50,000, to Pitch In for Baseball
to provide new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to local leagues in need!

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Thursday, December 12
Some Helpful Registration Information

When you sign your child up for Little League®, you’re also signing up for a season of working with your community to support the league, the team and your Little Leaguer®. For 75 years, that Little League community has been based on the boundaries of the local league. Click here to read more.

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, 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, March 23
District 42 Umpire Headed to West Region

The Umpire
District 42 Umpire-in-Chief Steve Loa has been selected to umpire in the 2013 West Region Tournament this August. Congratulations Steve, for a job well done!

Coaches Tool Kit

Little League Coach and Umpire Resource Centers

Saturday, January 22
Composite Bat Moratorium

Composite Bat Moratorium: Because of the moratorium announced on Dec. 30, 2010, on composite baseball bats in all baseball divisions, several common questions have arisen. We have addressed the most common questions below with Patrick Wilson, Little League International's Vice President of Operations. The discussion regarding the moratorium is here: 

If you have further questions, we encourage you to sign on to Little League's Facebook page. At that page, over the past several days, Little League International staff has answered hundreds of questions regarding the moratorium. The Little League Facebook page is here:

Friday, January 21
First Test Results Received for 2 1/4 Inch Composite Baseball Bats

Friday, October 22
Moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League

Sunday, January 2
Little League International Issues Update Regarding Composite Bats: Moratorium Imposed Immediately

How to Be a Sports Parent

Friday, January 7
Frequently-Asked Questions Regarding the Recent Moratorium on Composite Baseball Bats

Friday, November 12
Little League Updates Residency Requirement

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