Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League: Welcome

Celebrating Our 59th Season In 2015!

Upcoming Hilltoppers Calendar Reminders...

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Tue Jan 27     6:30PM     Parent Orientation  --  T-Ball, Rookie and Farm parents @ Cadman Elementary 
Wed Jan 28    6:30PM     Parent Orientation  --  Minor, Major and Junior parents @Cadman Elemantary

Sat Jan 31 - 10AM & 11:30AM  TEAM ASSIGNMENT DAY
(NEW LOCATION) Sports Authority on Balboa Ave.

Week of Feb 2-7    Teams organize their first practices.

March 7    Opening Day !!!    Ceremonies at 9 AM. BBQ Lunch & Lots of FUN for everyone !

Parent Orientation January 27 or 28


Whether you are new to our league with a 4-year-old venturing into T-Ball, or a longtime veteran watching your fourth child, you have questions about what to expect for the 2015 season.

Parent Orientation Night is when you get all the answers. And this year, we are splitting it into two nights, with each one geared toward a slightly different group of parents.

On Tuesday, January 27 we will offer Parent Orientation for parents of kids 4- to 8-years-old, or those new to our league. On Wednesday, January 28, our orientation will target parents of 9- to 14-year-olds. Key information will be presented both nights, so if you can't make the night for your age group, do come to the other meeting.

Both meetings will be held at 7 p.m. in the Cadman Elementary School Auditorium. At least one parent or guardian must attend one of these meetings and bring your signed Parent Contract (which you received at registration). More copies are available at the field during tryouts or that night at the door. You can also download the contract in the handout at the end of this article.

If you have either birth certificates or proofs of registration that were not available at registration, please be sure to bring them on this night to be verified. This will also be your last chance to finish any outstanding payment.

Parent Orientation will be a fun, entertaining event, with door prizes, refreshments and lots of great information for every parent. This is your opportunity to find out about your league, meet other parents and hear about the excitement we have planned for the 2015 season.

We are going to finish by 8:15 p.m., so please arrive early, as both parking and seating will be tight at Cadman Elementary. And since space in the auditorium is very limited, we ask only parents to attend, if possible. If you have any questions about Parent Orientation call our Hotline: 858-483-9857, Ken Cicalo 619-889-9216, Mike Van Cleave 858-525-5635, or Michelle Mendez 619-977-6018.


Handout: Parent Contract

Clairemont Hilltoppers Hall of Fame

One of the highlights of our 50th Anniversary celebration in 2006 was the formation of a Clairemont Hilltoppers Hall of Fame.

Named as Charter Members were 17 individuals whose achievements, contributions and leadership will forever be recognized with this honor. A few others have been added since. A permanent plaque listing the names of all original and subsequent Hall of Famers hangs in our scorebooth building.

Following are the Inductees along with year named:

• Frank Adams (2006)
• Ron Conkle (2006)
• Ken Henderson (2006)
• Tom Franklin (2006)
• John Adams (2006)
• Link Lincavage (2006)
• Harold McCoy (2006)
• Jim Gerstenslager (2006)
• Dave Stephenson (2006)
• Mike Winters (2006)
• Dave Bermudes (2006)
• George Kovacevich (2006)
• Bill Salonius (2006)
• Jeanne Morrow (2006)
• Cesar Carmona (2006)
• Dave Pursel (2006)
• Mike Van Cleave (2006)
• Steve Conner (2008)
• Judy Salonius (2011)
• Ken Cicalo (2011)

These members are recognized for their contributions in one or more of these four categories: Inspirational, Leadership, Volunteer and Special Recognition. Future members will be selected by a committee of current and former Hilltoppers.

Congratulations to all of these Hall of Famers, and many thanks for all you have meant to Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League.

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Why Play Clairemont Hilltoppers?

Serving The Kids of Clairemont Since 1957!

As part of the oldest and largest youth sports organization in history, Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League is proud to offer the finest experience possible for the youth of Clairemont.

For 75 years, the name "Little League" has been the most respected and recognized brand in all of youth sports. Now entering our 59th year, Clairemont Hilltoppers represents that brand as both the longest-running youth organization in Clairemont, and also its only Little League program. Over 20,000 boys and girls have passed through the Hilltoppers program since 1957, and we take special pride in the number of second- and third-generation players in our league.

Having grown significantly in the last five years, Clairemont Hilltoppers had over 400 kids playing ball in our Spring 2014 season, and we continue to find new ways to bring fun, safety, competition and life lessons to every child who joins our program.

Here are just a few of the reasons for our growth and popularity:

• We offer divisions for kids of every age. Little League has teams for youth from 4- to 18-years-old. Any child who will be 4-years-old by April 30, 2015 is eligible to start in our T-Ball program. And, while many leagues end when players are 12-14-years-old, Clairemont Hilltoppers offers teenage divisions in the 13-14, 15-16 & 17-18 age groups in 2015.

• Reasonable costs. With many families facing challenging economic times, we have long made a commitment to make playing Little League affordable for everyone who wishes to play. Our registration fee for 2015 is just $68, easily the lowest of any youth sports league in town. We also ask participation in our fundraiser, selling 50 candy bars or making a $60 buyout. Plus, if you sell 75 candy bars, your registration fee is just $48! If you sell the candy, the fundraiser has a net cost to you of nothing, and you really can place your child in a full season of 20+ Little League games (plus all the associated fun and activities) for a net cost of just $48!

• Developing neighborhood and community relationships. With so many families living such busy lives, and sending kids to schools and activities in other parts of town, it's sometimes difficult to even get to know your neighbors. At Clairemont Hilltoppers, though, it's all about Clairemont. All of our players live within the community. We only advertise in our community. Most of our sponsors are in the community. We plan fundraisers within our community. The bonds that develop as kids and parents make friends in their neighborhood often last for a lifetime.

• Safety, training and education priorities. Little League has always been the leader in safety, and Clairemont Hilltoppers believes in that model. All of our managers and coaches are taught to make the safety of our children the number one concern. From our leaguewide ASAP Safety Plan, to mandatory background checks for every league volunteer, to continuing training programs for our coaches and umpires, our league will never take shortcuts on keeping our players out of harm's way. Our coaches and umpires are given rules and skills training on a regular basis, and our annual Parent Orientation is designed to make all parents part of the solution, rather than the problem, for our program.

• The Little League World Series. Certainly no event in youth sports is more recognized around the world. Each year, ABC and ESPN televise over 70 games in the various Little League All-Star tournaments. Not only is this an exciting summer tradition, but it gives Little League exposure to kids in every part of the country and in dozens of countries around the world. In addition to the World Series for the 11-12-year-old division in Williamsport, championship games in all of the teenage and softball divisions are also televised. Excitement has been high in Southern California recently, as two recent United States Champions (Park View Little League and Eastlake Little League) have come from our area. Every year, Clairemont Hilltoppers places teams in the All-Star tournaments. You can't get to the Little League World Series unless you sign up for Little League! 

 • Great fun activities for our parents. We strive very hard to bring fun beyond just the practices and games... and some of it is for the adults. Every year we have a great fundraiser dinner at the Skybox restaurant at Clairemont Square, an adult coed softball tournament, a poker tournament, Little League Day at a Padres game, and more. And, we're always looking for new ways to get together for some fun.

 We know that families have lots of choices when it comes to their kids' activities. If you choose to join us at Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League, please know that we will be doing everything we can to make that the best decision possible!


Look at All The Padres...

Hilltopper Nick Herschman at last year's Little League Day at Petco
We’re excited to announce that teams in our Rookie, Farm and Minors division will once again be wearing beautiful uniforms donated by the San Diego Padres during the 2015 season. These high quality uniforms are as nice as any uniforms worn by Little Leaguers anywhere, and we are once again grateful to the Padres for continuing this generous program. The program also includes matching coaches shirts, game tickets and, new this year, a photo contest for a chance for an entire team to win a suite for a night at Petco Park. It’s going to be fun to see all those little Jedd Gyorkos and Andrew Cashners running around again this year.

2015 Sponsorship Forms are Here!

If you are one of our esteemed returning sponsors and you need the forms to renew for this year, are a first timer, or it's been a while since you have taken advantage of our sponsorship opportunities, the forms are located here for your convenience. Simply download and print the forms and email or mail them in.

If you have any questions, please contact Troy Keltner, our sponsorship coordinator at 858-273-1949 or

Thank you for 59 years of support to Clairemont Hilltoppers Little League.



Handout: 2015 Sponsorship Forms

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Tue 1/27 star Parent Orientation (Mandatory) T-Ball, Rookie & Farm 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Cadman Elementary School auditorium
Wed 1/28 star Parent Orientation (Mandatory) Minor, Major & Juniors 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Cadman Elementary School Auditorium
Sat 1/31 star Team Assignment Day @ Balboa Ave Sports Authority Store 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Sports Authority Store on Balboa Ave (near Convoy)
Mon 2/2 star First Team Practices TBA TBA
Tue 2/3 star First Team Practices TBA TBA
Wed 2/4 star First Team Practices TBA TBA