Peninsula Little League: Welcome
** IMPORTANT NEW INFORMATION RE 2014 REGISTRATION FOR ALL PLAYERS **
To all our valued Peninsula Little League players, families, and supporters:
On Thursday January 16th, 2014, per the terms of the League Constitution, an announced general public meeting was held with the purpose of presenting to the community two options that were under consideration by the board as to the future of the League going forward. The League President summarized the current state of the League's membership and finances and how the board had evaluated present circumstances and the pros and cons of the two options with the goal of providing a quality baseball/softball experience to every child in the League boundary.
After a period of public comment, the board then took a vote with the decision being made to dissolve the current league boundaries and to begin the immediate allocation of the PLL players to three adjacent Leagues for play in 2014 and beyond. Please note that this decision as well as other alternatives were greatly debated and carefully researched over the past few weeks as board members worked diligently to find the best option that best supported our childrens' experience in baseball and softball. This was not a decision made lightly, but a decision made looking towards the future. The board is committed to helping every family in this transition process.
** WHERE AND HOW TO REGISTER TO PLAY IN 2014 **
-For those players residing or attending school on the West Side of the former boundary (encompassing King, Beech, Chief Joseph, Ockley Green, and Boise-Eliot schools), you will be joining the Interstate-Kenton League: Try-outs for Majors/Minors have passed, but you can still play by contacting the Player Agent for the IKLL. T-ball and Farm may still register online with an option to Pay Later in person. Late fees waived for PLL players: http://northportlandll.org/ http://northportlandll.org/
-Players in the southern portion of the former boundary including Irvington School will play in the Hollywood-Rose City League: Online registration is open through February 22nd with an option to Pay Later in person. For information about make-up Major/Minors try-outs as well as T-ball and Farm signups: www.hollywoodlittleleague.org
-Those in the Eastern section including Sabin, Woodlawn, and Vernon Schools will become part of the Wilshire-Riverside League: Online registration is closed but T-ball and Farm players can still register by contacting the league's Player Agent. Try-outs for Minors and Majors are past but T-ball/Farm may still signup: www.wilshireriversidell.org
-Please refer to the following boundary descriptions as well as the map at the bottom of this page for specifics as to where a player is eligible to play in 2014 and contact the appropriate League in regards to registration information. Due to a change in rules from Little League International, eligibility can be determined either by one's residential address or by the address of one's school attended. Our Player Agent will be available to answer any questions as to where and how players will need to register for 2014. You may contact us for assistance at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org
** NEW BOUNDARY INFORMATION **
The new boundaries for the three above mentioned leagues will be:
Hollywood-Rose City Little League Boundaries (includes Irvington School):www.hollywoodlittleleague.org
Starting at NE 15th AVE and NE Knott St., the boundary runs east to NE Wisteria Dr.;East on Wisteria Dr. to NE 54th Ave; South on NE 54th Ave to NE Sandy Blvd; Northeast on NE Sandy Blvd. to I-205; South on I-205 to I-84; West on I-84 to NE 57th Ave; South on 57th Ave to NE Couch St; West on NE Couch St. to NE. 47th Av;e South on NE 47th Ave to E. Burnside St; West on E. Burnside St. to NE 44th Ave; South on NE 44th Ave. to SE Ash St; West on SE Ash St. to SE 39th St; North on SE 39th St. to SE Ankeny St; West on SE Ankeny St. SE 32nd Ave; North on SE 32nd Ave to E. Burnside St; West on E. Burnside St. to NE 12th Ave; North on 12th Ave to I-84; West on I-84 to I-5; North on I-5 to NE Broadway; East on Broadway to NE 1st Ave; North on NE 1st Ave to NE Schuyler St; East on NE Schuyler St to NE 2nd Ave; North on NE 2nd Ave to NE Hancock St; West on NE Hancock St to NE Rodney Ave; North on NE Rodney Ave to NE San Rafael St; East on NE San Rafael St to NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; North on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to NE Morris St; East on NE Morris St to NE 7th Ave; North on NE 7th to NE Fremont St; West on NE Fremont St to NE 11th Ave; South on NE 11th Ave to end of Irving Park; West along the boundary of Irving Park to NE 10th Ave; South on NE 10th Ave to NE Siskiyou St; East on NE Siskiyou St to NE 15th Ave; South on NE 15th Ave to NE Knott St;15th Ave (Point of origin).
Interstate-Kenton Little League Boundaries (Includes King, Boise-Elliott, Beech, Chief Joseph, and Ockley Green Schools): http://northportlandll.org/
Starting at NE Lloyd Blvd and I-5, the boundary runs north to NE Broadway; East on Broadway to NE 1st Ave; North on NE 1st Ave to NE Schuyler St; East on NE Schuyler St to NE 2nd Ave; North on NE 2nd Ave to NE Hancock St; West on NE Hancock St to NE Rodney Ave; North on NE Rodney Ave to NE San Rafael St; East on NE San Rafael St to NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; North on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to NE Morris St; East on NE Morris St to NE 7th Ave; North on NE 7th to NE Fremont St; West on NE Fremont St to NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; North on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to NE Prescott St; East on NE Prescott to NE 14th Ave; North on NE 14th Ave to NE Wygant St; East on NE Wygant St to NE 15th Ave; North on NE 15th Ave to NE Webster S;t West on NE Webster St to NE 13th Ave; North on NE 13th Ave to NE Emerson St; West of NE Emerson St to NE 10th Ave; North on NE 10th Ave to NE Killingsworth St; West on NE Killingsworth St to NE 9th Ave; North on NE 9th Ave to NE Ainsworth St; West on NE Ainsworth to NE Rodney Ave; North on NE Rodney Ave to NE Dekum St; West on NE Dekum St to I-5; North on I-5 to Columbia River, including Hayden Island; West on Columbia River to N Portland Rd & N Marine Dr; Line drawn south to N Columbia Blvd & N Chautauqua; South on N Chautauqua to N Willamette Blvd; South on N Willamette Blvd to N Greeley Ave; South on N Greeley Ave to I-405; South on I-405 to Willamette River; South along Willamette River to I-5 (Point of origin)
Wilshire-Riverside Little League Boundary (Includes Sabin, Woodlawn, and Vernon Schools): www.wilshireriversidell.org
Starting at NE 15th AVE and NE Knott St., the boundary runs north to NE Siskiyou St; West on NE Siskiyou St to NE 10th Ave; North on NE 10th to Irving Park; West and North along Irving Park boundary to Fremont St; West on NE Fremont St to NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd; North on NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd to NE Prescott St; East on NE Prescott to NE 14th Ave; North on NE 14th Ave to NE Wygant St; East on NE Wygant St to NE 15th Ave; North on NE 15th Ave to NE Webster St; West on NE Webster St to NE 13th Ave; North on NE 13th Ave to NE Emerson St; West on NE Emerson St to NE 10th Ave; North on NE 10th Ave to NE Killingsworth St; West on NE Killingsworth St to NE 9th Ave; North on NE 9th Ave to NE Ainsworth St; West on NE Ainsworth to NE Rodney Ave; North on NE Rodney Ave to NE Dekum St; West on NE Dekum St to I-5; North on I-5 to Columbia River, not including Hayden Island; Along Columbia River to 4200 NE Marine Drive; South on line with NE 42nd Ave to NE Prescott St; East on NE Prescott St to NE Cully Blvd; South on NE Cully Blvd to NE 57th Ave; South NE 57th Ave to NE Sandy Blvd; South on NE Sandy Blvd to NE 54th Ave; North on NE 54th Ave to NE Wisteria Dr; East on NE Wisteria Dr to NE 43rd Ave; South on NE 43rd Ave to NE Knott St; West on NE Knott St to NE 15th Ave (Point of Origin).
** COMMENTS BY THE LEAGUE PRESIDENT FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC MEETING **
In the meeting of January 16th, the League President summarized the current state of the league as follows:
"The Peninsula League is the second smallest among Portland Leagues but would likely be the smallest in the 2014 season.Peninsula would be approximately 120 players with the surrounding merged leagues being 300-550. We can not compete with these giant leagues except possibly at the T-ball levels. A league needs 6 or more teams to viably play within its own borders. Last year we had age groups comprised of 1, 1, 1, 5, and 7 teams with the larger numbers at the lowest age groups: 4-7 year olds. The number of volunteers has dwindled over the last decade to where there are only about a dozen persons involved with the League at the present time.
“Finances had come up short in 2013 and will continue as such in 2014 so the League would operate at a deficit which it cannot do. A rather large infusion of cash from donors and sponsors is needed and it is not forseen that that will happen as contributions have fallen drastically over the past several years. All of us are solely interested in providing a quality baseball and softball experience for all interested players as well as the community we serve. That means quality players, uniforms, and equipment as well as excellent coaches and volunteers.
“Two choices and only two choices are available to us at this time. One is to continue as we are, providing baseball and softball to a limited number of teams in 2014. Presently we have several age groups which do not have a sufficient number of teams to provide a league experience. In 3 of the 5 age groups, we have only one team. This requires the difficulty of scheduling games, as possible, with adjoining and remote leagues. Many games would have to be played at distant fields.
“The other choice is to dissolve the League as presently constituted and align the players with the nearest adjoining or adjacent league. This provides league games, a quality experiences, and games considerably closer to home. New boundaries have been established for the disbursement of players to the three leagues that border the present PLL. Players would be joining Interstate-Kenton for those living or attending school on our West boundary, players on the southern portion of our present boundary would play in the Hollywood-Rose City League, and those on the eastern portion would be assigned to and play in Wilshire-Riverside.
“Each player would have to register directly with the league they are eligible to play in, either through the website of that league or by other means, and will be subject to the fees, tryouts (for Minors and above), and deadlines for that league. New Little League International rules allow players to register with the League where their school is located -or- in the league encompassed by their legal residence. This means some players may have two Leagues in which they are eligible to play. Assistance through this process will be provided by the PLL Player Agent as well as other board members. Players will try out (for Minors and above) with new teams and new leagues to establish balanced and fair teams. In this way, competition and the player experience will be enhanced for all.”