Centerville National Little League: CNLL News

Friday, March 11
Opening Day ceremony and games are postponed

Due to bad weather and wet fields, CNLL has decided to postpone our March 12 Opening Day ceremonies. Likewise, all opening day home games will be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Interleague games scheduled against CALL will, for the time being, still be played. CNLL will learn, at least two hours before game time, if the schedule games at Mattos Elementary will still be played. Until a determination is made to the opposite, all interleague games schedules for CALL will be played.

Additionally, our Junior Division home game scheduled for 1:00PM at Glenmoor Elementary school will also be postponed.

At this time there are no planned make up dates for the postponed games from March 12. Opening Day ceremonies will be held on Sunday, March 20 according to the original schedule. More information will be relayed to our CNLL families as we approache March 20.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Tuesday, January 19
Last league tryout to be held January 24

Attention all parents of players league age 7 to 12: CNLL will be conducting the last tryout before draft day this Sunday, January 24. Our player agents will be present to register new players. If your player is not a returning Major division player, your player must try out. Since this is the last tryout before the draft, it is critical that your player be present to tryout.

We will be conducting tryouts for registered players from 9:00AM to 10:00AM and from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. If your player is already registered, please arrive at CNLL Snack Shack at Patterson Elementary a half hour before your scheduled tryout period. Late arrivals will be placed in the next available tryout slot, which means you could end up waiting an hour or more before your tryout if you show up late.

For new registrants, tryouts will be conducted from 11:00AM to 12:00PM and from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Please arrive at the field at least one hour prior to your tryout time to ensure you have enough time to complete your registration paperwork.

All players trying out must have a completed registration packet as well as a completed medical release form on file. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Veronica Reyes or Debbie Keesis. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts this weekend! 

Friday, January 15
Try outs CANCELED for Saturday, January 16, 2016

Because of recent wet weather, the tryouts that were scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 were canceled. This tryout has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2016. This tryout will be for all registered players between the ages of 7 and 12, except for property players. This tryout will run from 9:00AM to 1:00PM and our player agents will be on hand to handle new registrations.


Friday, January 8
2016 Tryouts to be held Sunday, January 10, 2016

Because of recent wet weather, the tryouts that were scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 will be canceled. Tryouts scheduled for Sunday, January 10, 2016 will still be held. To prepare for tryouts, CNLL is putting out a call for volunteers to help prepare the fields for tryouts. Field preparation will take place on Saturday, January 9, between 9:00AM and 1:00PM.

NOTE: Player registration scheduled for Saturday, January 9, 2016 between 9:00AM and 1:00PM will still be held. 

Player Registration is Open

2016 Registration is now open!!!

Player registration dates have been scheduled for:

  • November 7, 2015 - Early bird registration $99 for the first player
  • November 14, 2015 - Early bird registration $99 for the first player
  • December 5, 2015 - $125 registration fee for the first player
  • December 12, 2015 - $125 registration fee for the first player
  • January 9, 2016 - League tryout day, $150 registration fee for the first player
  • January 10, 2016 - League tryout day, $150 registration fee for the first player 

Registration will be held at the CNLL Snack Bar in the rear of Patterson Elementary School. Times for all above dates is between 9:00 AM and 1:00 PM. For more information about registration please contact our League Player Agent Veronica Reyes at 510-938-7944 or by email at

Please note the following is required at time of registration: 

  • Original Birth Certificate for each player being registered
  • Three (3) Proofs of Residency
  • Medical Release Form (available from CNLL)
  • Volunteer Form (available from CNLL)
  • Payment (cash or check)


Saturday, December 5
CNLL to host player clinic
Centerville National Little League will be conducting a player clinic on Sunday, December 13 at Patterson Elementary School for all currently registered players of the league. This clinic will be open to players of all ages and will be held according to the following schedule:
  • 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM - Players age 7 and under
  • 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM - Players age 8, 9 and 10
  • 1:00PM to 3:00 PM - Players age 11 and over

In order for CNLL to properly plan for this event, we ask that all parents that wish to enroll their child in the clinic to register for the clinic so we know if we will have enough interest and enough volunteers to assist in conducting the clinic. If you have any questions about the clinic, please contact CNLL Vice President Jay Ingraca at

**NOTE: For the purposes of this event, a registered player will be a player for who both a registration and medical release form have been submitted to the League Player Agent.

Monday, June 22
CNLL Wins Big League Division District 14 Championship

The Big League team from Centerville National Little League shutout the Mission San Jose team 10-0 to win the 2015 CA District 14 Big League Tournament of Champions.

CNLL scored three runs in the first inning, as Ryan Gibson hit a monster three run homer over the right field 10 foot high fence, 300 feet from home plate, just before curving foul and never looked back.

CNLL put up 2 more runs in the second, 3 in the fouth and finished off with 2 in the fifth to win the game and Championship.

Winning pitcher Mark Bontempo pitched a complete 5 inning game, allowing 4 hits, walking one while striking out 5.

Congratulations to Centerville National Little League on winning the 2015 CA District 14 Big League Tournament of Champions!

Friday, June 19
CNLL to host the District 14 9/10 All Star Tournament
CNLL was selected by District 14 to host a series of 9/10 All Star games this season. We are calling on all CNLL volunteers to assist the league in providing a quality All Star baseball experience for players, coaches, umpires and fans for this post-season.

CNLL will need snack shack volunteers, field prep volunteers, umpires, announcers and many other volunteers to assist in running the tournament. We will be hosting games at Patterson on the following dates and will need volunteers for each date:
  • Sat 6/27 10:00AM - NCLL vs. WSLL
  • Mon 6/29 5:30PM - NCLL/WSLL winner vs. FALL
  • Wed 7/1 5:30PM - Consolation Game #9
  • Fri 7/3 5:30PM - CNLL/NALL winner vs. NNLL/CALL winner
  • Sun 7/5 10:00AM - Consolation Game #15
  • Tue 7/7 5:30PM - Winners Bracket Final
  • Thu 7/9 5:30PM - Consolation Final
  • Sat 7/11 10:00AM - Championship Game #1
  • Sun 7/12 10:00AM - Championship Game #2 IF NEEDED
If you can volunteer to help on any of these days please email Robert Gonzalez at to be placed on the volunteer sheet. Thank you.?

Saturday, June 6
CNLL Division Winners and TOC Schedule

The close of the season has revealed the division champions for each of the CNLL competitive divisions. The 2015 CNLL division champions are:

  • Minor Division: Nationals
  • Major Division: Padres
  • Junior Division: Pilots 

The Minor Nationals will play their first Tournament of Champions game on Thursday, June 18 at 5:30PM at Vallejo Mills Elementary school against the Centerville American Little League Minor Division champion.

The Major Padres will play their first Tournament of Champions game on Tuesday, June 16 at 5:30PM at Newark Junior High School against the Mission San Jose Little League Major Division Champion.

The Junior Pilots will play their first Tournament of Champions game on Thursday, June 18 at 5:30PM at Vallejo Mills Elementary School against the Newark American Little League Royals.

Please come by to each of these games and support your Centerville National division champions as they play for the District 14 championship flag!

Friday, May 29
Closing Day scheduled for June 6

Closing day ceremonies are scheduled for 9:00AM on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Patterson Elementary School. All teams should plan to be on the Major diamond by 8:45AM.

As is customary, closing day ceremonies will also include our Annual Meeting of the Members as well as voting for the 2015-2016 CNLL Board of Directors. We will also be voting on CNLL Constitution changes for next season. REMEMBER, ONLY MEMBERS OF CNLL MAY VOTE ON CONSTITUTION CHANGES AND BOARD MEMBERS. Membership cards will be distributed at the end of the ceremony.

In the past there have been many activities on closing day, and many teams have chosen to setup tents and host team potlucks. This year will be no different. Teams may begin setting up tents as early as 7:45AM in their designated areas. Open flames and alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the Patterson Elementary school grounds.

If you have any questions please contact Gina Marquez, Jessica Acosta or Robert Gonzalez.

CNLL Boundary Map
CNLL Territory Map

Thinking of signing up your child to play little league baseball? In order for your child to play in Centerville National Little League you must live within our boundaries. If you live within the green area on the map then your child is eligible to play for Centerville National Little League. If you live outside the green area, your child may still be able to play for Centervile National Little League under the provisions of a waiver; however, there may be restrictions on waivered players. For more information please contact CNLL Player Agent Veronica Rogers by email at or by phone at 510-862-0810.

You can also download a PDF version of the Boundary Map.

Why Little League Baseball?
Community, Little League Baseball and Centerville National Little League is first and foremost about community. Our program is built so your children have the opportunity to play baseball with their friends from their school and neighborhood – giving them the opportunity to make, build and continue long-lasting friendships. By drawing families and players from within our boundary, we create a natural group that makes for a dedicated community of volunteers whose goal it is to see that every player has fun and succeeds in their time within our League.

As part of Little League, Centerville National, provides support and structure that other programs don't. Chartered Little Leagues play under time-tested safety rules and regulations – including rules that mandate every player plays every game! Mandatory use of the safest equipment possible -- much of it developed through Little League (the batting helmet, full-size chest protector, catcher's helmet, non-woodbats, etc.); Training seminars and clinics for league officers,managers/coaches, umpires and other volunteers are held locally and atRegional Headquarters in: Williamsport, PA.; St. Petersburg, FL.;Indianapolis, IN.; Waco, TX; San Bernardino, CA.; and Bristol, CT.;Little League has initiatives to make life better for everyone. Weoffer a Manager/Coach Education Program, Safety Program (ASAP),Emergency Management Training Program and a Challenger Division formentally and physically disabled youth; Little League also educates the parents in the best way to make the Little League experience a good onefor the entire family through books and videos; A chartered Little League is a semi-autonomous organization, operated by volunteers fromwithin the community, with the betterment of the community as the goal.

And most exciting, Chartered Little Leagues have an option to take part in the International Tournament, starting with the tournament play at the District level and moving to Sectional, State, Regional tournaments, before moving on to the National and International tournament games -  and most traveling expenses for the players are defrayed beyond the local level. There is major network television coverage, and coverage in all other types of media. No other program does as much for its membership, and the international recognition of Little League is unmatched by any other youth sports organization.  Imagine your child playing for the championship of the world on ABC Wide World of Sports! It ONLY happens with a chartered Little League program.

The next time someone asks, “Why Little League?”, the answer is easy.It's all about a community dedicated to giving children and their families a fun, exciting and gratifying experience building friendships while playing baseball. Join our community and experience a program dedicated to your family!

Wednesday, February 5
Centerville National Little League

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