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District 32 Rules Clinics
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Calling all umpires and coaches!

Our annual District 32 Rules Clinics will be held on three consecutive Wednesdays: February 17, 24 and March 2 at the Mira Mesa Rec Center. The two February dates are designed for umpires, while the March 2nd clinic will be geared for managers and coaches. Each night's clinic will run from 5:45-8:30 p.m. Umpires should attend both February dates t get the full program. Whether you are a rookie umpire/coach or a veteran of several decades, the clinics will be an invaluable review of key rules and situations.

The clinic will be run by longtime Little League umpire Henry Garnett, who is also a former District 32 Umpire-in-Chief.

All managers in our Intermediate and Juniors divisions who will be participating in District 32 Interleague play are required to attend the clinic on March 2.



District 32 Scorekeeping Clinics

Always wanted to volunteer for your team, but don't have the time or knowledge to be a coach, umpire or team parent? Scorekeeping is a great way to be part of the action, while still sitting in the comfort of the bleachers or scorebooth. All you need to do is learn some rules and watch the games.

To learn those scorekeeping rules, District 32 is offering a pair of scorekeeping clinics on Tuesday, February 23 and Thursday, February 25 at Alcott Elementary School, 4680 Hidalgo Ave., San Diego, CA 92117  in Clairemont. Both clinics will run from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

On February 23 will be a clinic for scorekeepers with teams in Minors and Caps, Farm or MAPS divisions. The clinic on February 25 will be for those scorekeeping in the Intermediate and Juniors Divisions.

Both clinics will be taught by District 32 Administrator Lisa LaPage, a longtime scorekeeper in both regular season and tournament games. Scorekeepers will learn how to maintain a scorebook, work with umpires, manage substitutions and properly mark all possible plays.

 



Little League Updates Age Determination Date
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Over the past couple of years, there has been a lot of discussion about the Little League Baseball Age Determination Date. This is an important topic to everyone involved in Little League, and the Little League International Board of Directors has now decided to change the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division to August 31.

In 2014, Little League District Administrators initially voted to move the age determination date from April 30 to December 31, effective with the 2018 season. That was amended by the Little League International Board of Directors in August 2015, moving the date from December 31 to August 31.

HERE IS HOW THIS IMPACTS YOUR PLAYERS:

For players born on or before April 30, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2018 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016 and 2017 seasons, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born between May 1, 2005 and August 31, 2005: The new age determination date of August 31 will be effective starting with the 2019 Little League Baseball Season. For the 2016, 2017, 2018 season, these players will use the April 30 age determination date.

For players born on or after September 1, 2005: The August 31 age determination date will be effective immediately, starting with the 2016 season. This was the implementation used for the 2015 season, with players turning 4 to 9 years old during the 2015 calendar year to use the December 31 age determination date. That implementation remains in place, except instead of using December 31, you will use August 31.

To see a complete chart of ages for the 2016 season, please go to this link: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/September-December/llb-age-determination-date.htm

 



Challenger Division – The Best Part of Little League!
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Come See A Challenger Game Soon!

The Challenger Division of Little League Baseball is a program for mentally and physically disabled youth to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. The program is available to any special needs child between the ages of 5-18, or who is in an ongoing high school program up to the age of 22.

More than the skills of baseball are learned through the experience. The value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports, the strengthening of participants’ self-esteem, the opportunities to mainstream into other divisions of play, and the disciplines of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play which are hallmarks of the Little League program.

The philosophy of the Little League Challenger Division is to provide the framework so that every Little League program may offer a structured, athletic activity for all youth in the community. Challenger Division participants learn not only the fundamentals of baseball, but also how it feels to be just like other children pulling together as a team, being cheered, and earning awards for their achievements.

Currently, District 32 has Challenger Division teams in four of its leagues (Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Peninsula and University City), with hopes to expand the program to all of the other leagues in our District as well.

 



Friday, May 13
Little League Pledge????
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Yes, the Little League pledge - In touring our local leagues there are still several that do not recite the pledge...  Question is why not?  I have yet to see the Junior Division say the pledge before the game.  Please - Remind our children why they are playing baseball and the expectations we have for them.  Sure we want them to have fun, but win or lose ....  They should know the pledge!  When the tournaments start and we do say the pledge before each of those games, it is embarrassing for some that they do not know the words to the Little League Pledge .....  Please have all your teams reciting the pledge before their games....Thank you



OUR MISSION
The mission of the local league shall be to implant firmly in the youth of the
community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage
and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger
and happier children and will grow to be decent, healthy and trustworthy adults.
To achieve this objective, the local league will provide a supervised
program of competitive baseball and softball games under the rules
and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.
Directors, officers and members shall bear in mind that stressing=
exceptional athletic skills or winning of games is secondary,
and that type of leadership extended is of prime importance.


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Want to join District Staff?
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Ever wonder how things get done? If you do, then you might just be the person we are looking for. We are always looking for volunteers who love and believe in Little League Baseball. As you should know, things don't just happen, it takes hours and hours of hard work from volunteers. Our staff oversees 11 local leagues with more than 4000 Little League players. The players need your help; they can't do it without all of the adult volunteers. We are serious about our role in the Little League organization and have a good time while supporting what we believe in. If you are interested in joining, please let us know. Send an email to llapage@san.rr.com and let us know what you are interested in. Play Ball!

 

 



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