California District 31: Welcome

Thursday, October 20
Welcome to the Southern California District 31 website

The District 31 website is being updated with new information and features, so check back often.
Scroll down the page to see upcoming District events.

For comments or additions to this Web Site, please contact District Administrator Roberta Moore at rmoore232@cox.net or Webmaster Bud Mathews at ca31bud@gmail.com

To find the point-of-contact for your League, click the menu item on the left for more info.

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Wednesday, April 26
On-Field Decorum

On-Field Decorum Means Keeping Your Cool

Keeping your cool during a game is easier said than done, especially in the heat of the moment.

Anyone who has coached children can attest that it takes a special kind of balance between patience and perseverance to keep your composure as others around you are losing theirs. It’s easy to exhibit character when everything is going your way, but the need for you to display character is truly called upon in times of trouble.

Doing so is not just a matter of whether or not you get tossed from a game, or even a matter of avoiding the verbal and physical conflict that too often plagues youth sports. It is more a matter of what example you want to set for your players and their parents. Yes, you must set an example for the parents, so they do not come unhinged at games and ruin their child’s experience, and so they do maintain their own credibility as character educators for their children.

"Remember, you are not a Little League® coach or manager just for fun, or just to pursue wins and develop players’ skills. You are there to cultivate in impressionable and vulnerable youth the core Little League traits of Character, Courage and Loyalty."

When you consider those stakes, and can internalize them as drivers of your decision-making, you are much more likely to keep a level head, remember that the game is just a game, and to adhere to your higher values.

Internalizing takes time, plenty of experience, and a few failures (or more than a few). If your reason for joining Little league was "for the kids," then it is easy for you accept that it is most important to put your players’ development as people first – before any concerns over objectionable calls from umpires or questionable sportsmanship from an opponent. You will need to be patient with yourself and persistent in striving for the ideal.

Meanwhile, a self-control routine helps. If you feel yourself being triggered, take a deep breath, turn away from the action, count to 10 … or do whatever it takes for you to let the immediate moment of stress pass.

Those few seconds may feel like an eternity, but they actually provide almost instant gratification when you realize what you've just overcome, and what trouble, negativity, or embarrassment you just avoided for yourself, your family, your players and their families.

The real reward comes in recognizing the positive impact of becoming and remaining a force for good in all those young lives and the lives of the children they go on to parent and coach.  

Click the header above to link to the story's webpage. Story submitted by David Jacobson, Positive Coaching Alliance  



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Friday, January 13
Rule Changes for 2017 season

Click on the Rules Updates webpage on the left for a listing of the 2017 Rules Updates and Clarifications.


 



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Dave Miller
Monday, December 19
District 31 Umpire selected for Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional

Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Dave Miller, on his selection as an umpire at the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional in San Bernardino, California for 2017.

The dates of the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional are in early August.

The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Little League Baseball World Series in Williamsport PA.

Dave hails from Poway American Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31. Dave is also the Assistant Umpire-in-Chief for D31.

Click on the header above to link to the Little League Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Little League Baseball Western Regional, click on this link:

http://www.eteamz.com/llbwest/news/index.cfm?cat=269595



Jeff Wimbrough
Wednesday, December 21
District 31 Umpire selected for Little League Softball (Majors) Western Regional

Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Jeff Wimbrough, on his selection as an umpire at the Little League Softball (Majors) Western Regional in San Bernardino, California for 2017.

The dates of the Little League Baseball (Majors) Western Regional are in mid July. The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Little League Softball World Series in Kirkland WA.

Jeff hails from Carmel Mountain Ranch Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31.

Click on the header above to link to the Little League Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Little League Softball Western Regional, click on this link:

http://www.eteamz.com/llbwest/news/index.cfm?cat=269595



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Heath Messenger
Monday, December 19
District 31 Umpire selected for Intermediate Baseball Western Regional



Congratulations are in order for District 31 Staff Umpire, Heath Messenger, on his selection as an umpire at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Western Regional in Nogales, Arizona (AZ-08) for 2017.

The dates of the Intermediate Baseball Western Regional are in mid July. The winner of this tournament goes on to play in the Intermediate Baseball World Series in Livermore CA.

Heath hails from Poway American Little League, where he continues to call games, as well as at other leagues within District 31.

Click on the header above to link to the Junior Intermediate Baseball Western Regional game schedule and results once the tournament begins.

For more information about the Intermediate Baseball Western Regional, click on a link:

http://www.llbws.org/llbbws/intermediate5070/west.htm

https://www.facebook.com/NogalesIntermediateTournament/



Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 5/1 Alert League Age cutoff date All Day
Fri 5/5 Star Cinco De Mayo All Day
Sun 5/14 Star Mother`s Day All Day