SA 5 Diamonds: Welcome

San Antonio 5 Diamonds Little League - 8214 S. Flores - San Antonio, TX 78221

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Welcome to the heart of the Southside of San Antonio! We offer Little League sanctioned baseball and softball programs for boys and girls from ages 7 to 16! Come visit our fields and join us! Our league is located at 8214 S. Flores (between Formosa and Amber). We host SPRING divisions in non-sanctioned tiny tee (ages 3 & 4); in t-ball (ages 5 & 6); coach-pitch (softball (girls only) & baseball (boys) ages 7 & 8); Little League sanctioned minor (boys & girls ages 9 & 10); major (boys & girls ages 11 & 12); juniors (boys & girls ages 13 & 14) seniors (boys & girls ages 15 & 16) and Big League (boys and girls ages 17-18). Regular baseball rules apply for boys when playing in the INTERMEDIATE (50/70 field) division (ages 12 & 13) and age 13 and older.  Junior Division and older play on regulation baseball field (60/90).  For each division (except Tiny T which is seperate from Little League), boys' age set yearly by Little League International and girls' age as of December 31 of the preceding year.  We are a volunteer organization and appreciate all community support.  Thanks to all the people who generously volunteer their time, energy, and know-how!  We are grateful for every minute! We are 100% self sufficient!  We pay for every grain of sand, every seed of grass, electricity, garbage gobbler, ice, food products, paper products, repairs, supplies, player equipment, handsoap and sanitizers, maintenance on all equipment, gas for lawnmowers, weedeaters, and blowers, replacement of all field lightbulbs, paint, boards, nets, bricks, clay, dispensors, chalk, chalkers, etc.!  We truly appreciate everyone's help and support.  Thanks for making our park a lovelier place to play and for making our league such a success!  We are extraordinarily blessed! Little League has amended its residency requirements to allow children to play in the local league whose boundaries where they attend school is located (f they do NOT already reside within the local league's boundaries).  To verify enrollment, parents will need to bring an official school document, such as a report card of school enrollment form dated before October 1 of the preceding year. Address verification are required every SPRING league, not for Summer or Fall leagues. New Little League baseball age determination is August 31 starting Spring 2016 season for players born on or after 9/1/2005.  Softball age determination date of December 31 has not been affected. 


We don't charge a gate fee for any league games during FALL, SPRING or SUMMER!  Add up how much you will save playing Little League! 
 Follow all the Little League International Regional and World Series games in all baseball and softball divisions on this link:  www.llbws.org/gameinfo/llbwstvlistings.htm.

BIG CHEER for all in San Antonio and the surrounding communities!  Congratulations to the Southwest Region rep. Helotes Little League 12u MAJOR softball team who won the 2016 INTERNATIONAL Little League Softball title in Portland Oregon on August 16!  What a fantastic accomplishment!

BIG CHEER for all in San Antonio and the Little League community!  Congratulations to the Southwest Region rep. McAllister Little League 12U MAJOR baseball team who advanced to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

BIG CHEER for all in San Antonio!  Congratulations to the Southwest Region rep. Capital Park Little League 16U Senior Baseball Division who advanced to the Little League World Series in Bangor, Maine.

We hope and pray to post one day in the future a BIG CHEER for a team from 5Diamonds to make it to the Little League International World Series tournament for boys and girls ages 11 to 18.  What a tremendous accomplishment.  Kids ages 9-11 can play up to the state level in ALL STARS post-season play too.  We would love to be state champions in any of those divisions too!  Work Hard! 


No words can express the depth of our sorrow on the loss of Arty Elias of the MPBB Bulldogs team.  He was a terrific coach, dedicated father and loving husband.  He spent so many hours at our 5Diamonds fields.  Please pray for the Elias family (widow Michelle, daughters Mercedes and Trinity and their young son AJ) in their time of grief.  May Arty rest in peace.  A memorial service at 5Diamonds will be held Wednesday, August 3 at 7pm field 2.  Please join us in thought and prayer if you cannot make it.  

 FALL BALL REGISTRATION - FORMS AVAILABLE ON HANDOUTS 


Registration for SUNDAYS ONLY Fall Ball that begins every Sunday after Labor Day in September will be held on SUNDAYS in August, 2016 at the new ACADEMY SPORTS and Outdoors on Zarzamora from 2pm to 6pm. Please bring birth certificate to verify birthday (returned to you on the spot).  Fee is only $40 per individual for 6 scheduled games (fee payable at time of registration).  Open to boys and girls ages 3 to 13.  Must be 3 by June 1, 2016 and completely potty trained (no diapers).  Divisions are Tiny Tball, Tball baseball/softball, CP softball and Machine Pitch BB, 10u baseball/softball. 13u 50/70 baseball, 14U baseball, 16u baseball and HS baseball. Don't forget that 11-13 year old baseball plays on the 50/70 field and regular baseball rules (lead off, balks, stealing off pitcher, steel cleats, etc).  We also offer TOURNEY rules CPBB division scheduled late every other Sundays!   Space very limited.  Teams pay umpires at the plate at the beginning of the game.  There are no make up games for rainouts.



 Weather Update for TUESDAY, May 31, 2016

All games scheduled for Tuesday, May 31 have been cancelled due to hail, flooding and heavy rain. 

  1. All games scheduled for Thursday, May 19, 2016 cancelled due to flooding and heavy rain.
  2. All games after 1pm for Saturday, May 14 have been postponed due to lightning & heavy rain and moved to Sunday, May 22, same time and field. 
  3. All games for Thursday, 4/21/2016 are cancelled due to heavy rain this morning.
  4. All games for Saturday April 16, 2016 are cancelled due to rain.

  Truly grateful to Toyota Motor Manufacturing for their partnership with our league over the course of the last 5 years!  The following is a list of over $1Million in improvements at our 5Diamonds Park since 2011 under Dennis Ortiz' presidency:

  • $650,000 Concession stand through City bond elections (2 years committee work)
  • $200,000 Toyota Motor Manufacturing donation to build new 50/70 baseball field
  • $10,000 Texas Rangers Foundation donation for new roof and lights over batting cage
  • $24,000 5Diamonds built 2 new batting cages
  • $24,000 5Diamonds purchase of canopies on fields 3 & 4
  • $45,000 in paving through City councilwoman Jennifer Ramos
  • $45,000 in canopy shades through former city councilwoman Jennifer Ramos
  • $10,000 Toyota donation for $25,000 message board
  • $4,000 donation from Don Pedro's  restaurant toward $12,000 purchase of Senior fielD scoreboard
  • $10,000 donation from Toyota toward purchase of $36,0000 purchase of scoreboards on 3 fields
  • $8,000 purchase of softball field scoreboarD
  •  $100,000 partnership build with KABOOM and SAPAR of beautiful shaded playground behind tball field
  • $16,000 purchase of 2 gators
  • Sprinkler systems on 4 fields
  • 2016 purchase of aluminum bleachers for Tball field and 50/70 field.

    Want to get the latest scoop by TEXT on 5Diamonds activities, registration, practices, unadvertised events, etc?  Text 210-834-4616 and ask to be added to REMIND 101 for 5Diamonds.  Please provide your name and the 5Diamonds division you want to receive information on so you can be added to our text list!  Its an easy way to stay up to date!


     

All Practice days and times for all 5Diamonds fields are coordinated by Sam Morales.  Please call him at 210-831-3389 to get on field schedule.  Unless scheduled through Sam, unscheduled or unauthorized use of fields is strictly prohibited.

 

Congratulations to the following 2014 5Diamonds All Star Champions!
  1. Big League Baseball team are the District 21, Texas West Section 3 champions!
  2. Big League softball team are the District 21, Texas West Section 3 champions and State finalist.
  3. Senior League baseball won the District 21 title as well as the Texas West Section 3 championship
  4. Junior League baseball won the District 21 title as well as the Texas West Section 3 championship
  5. Intermediate team won the District 21, Texas West Section 3 championship.  They were a semifinalist at the state tournament.
  6. 11u Major boys baseball WON the District 21 championship at Uvalde LL and won 2nd place in the Sectional tournament in San Angelo, TX.
  7. Our Minor boys baseball team won the District 21 championship and won 2nd place in the Texas West Sectional tournament.

   

 

  To Watch a Time Lapse Video of our Concession being built click on the link below

 http://youtu.be/ORFNMk2V8kQ

 


5Diamonds Board of Directors, our players, parents, coaches, and friends cannot express the debt of our gratitude to Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas for supporting our programs and its children every year.  Truly it comes from the heart of the Southside!  Please accept our heartfelt THANKS!


The private airplane that crashed on 5diamonds property today, Saturday May 10, 2014 clipping the 5Diamonds field #3 outfield fence and landing between our fence and the creek fence, resulted in all games on field 3 being canceled by SAPD and Firefighters.  Although a game was being played, no children were injured.  Thanks to quick thinking coaches, the pilot of the private plane was removed and taken by ambulance to the hospital.  Thanks for your patience as we reschedule games on Field 3.  All other games on the other fields are not affected.  

 

  • All inquiries or questions about the 5Diamonds Little League may be sent to sa5diamonds@yahoo.com
  • If a player doesn't reside within the boundaries for 5diamonds, but attends a public, private, or charter school located within the 5Diamonds boundaries, proof of attendance is required for registration.  Schools such as Brooks Academy, Ideas S. Flores, St. James, St. John Berchmann's, New Frontiers, Jubilee Academic Center, etc are physically located within 5Diamonds boundaries, therefore all children who attend those schools, regardless of home address, are eligible to play at 5Diamonds Little League. Players who reside within the 5Diamonds boundaries are still required to provide 3 proof of residence when registering. Generally speaking, boundary includes south of Highway 90 to the Bexar County line and east of Lackland AFB but also includes south of Commerce to General McMullen.
  • Lottery for booth assignment
  • Regular season runs (generally speaking) through Memorial Day Monday
  • Playoffs run (generally speaking) after Memorial Day to June 15
  • Closing ceremonies & All Stars announced on June 15
  • All Stars typically begin play last week of June.

5Diamonds Little League proudly boasts the following 2013 championships:

  • TX West State Champion - Big League Softball
  • TX West Section 3 Champion - Big League Baseball;
  • District 21 - 10/11 year old baseball champs;
  • District 21 - 11/12 year old Major boys baseball champs;
  • District 21 - 50/70 division boys baseball champs;
  • District 21 - Junior Division baseball champs;
  • District 21 - Senior Division baseball champs;

 

 The new electronic MESSAGE BOARD has been installed and reaching out to interested parents (new and old) and our community!  Thanks to Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Texas for their generous donation of seed money in making this dream a reality! 

  • We ONLY post information for games that are CANCELED.  We don't post weather information daily. 

  •  Sprinkler systems are now in place on the tball and major boys field!  Thanks for your support of our concessions and tournaments to help make that dream a reality!

  • If you see our new trees, plants and shrubs needing water, please don't hesitate to give them a sip! Thanks for your helping hand!   


 Hitting Drill

The tee ball drill that powers LSU baseball video is GREAT.  It’s not just for kindergarteners. Hitting the ball off a tee can make you a better batter. Here’s how LSU's baseball team uses Tee Ball to get consistent hits.

http://www.stack.com/video/1549789487001/Tee-Drill-Fundamentals-With-LSU-Baseball/


 Get to know GameChanger

Free scorekeeping and stat software for baseball teams and their fans to receive live updates and recaps.  http://www.gamechanger.io/

OUR PLAYGROUND is OPEN! Thanks to the 208 volunteers who built it in 1 day on November 16, 2012!  Take pride and report any individuals destroying our neighborhood by calling 3-1-1


 Any and all fundraisers done by teams registered with SA 5Diamonds MUST turn in any and all monies to the SA 5 Diamonds treasurer within 48 hours of the fundraiser.  Accounting must be done of all money raised and spent.  Liz Martinez - 210-638-9334


If you have questions, please e-mail  sa5diamonds@yahoo.com

If you would like to make a Donation to SA 5 Diamonds please click on the link below.


Board Members for 2016

President - Dennis Ortiz 210-722-6544

Vice-President  & Scheduling - Sam Morales  210-831-3389

Vice-President Softball - Patricia Elizondo 

Player Agent - Elaine Ortiz 210-846-0415

Assistant Player Agent - Melissa Morales and Edie Ortiz

 

Treasurer - Liz Martinez 210-638-9334

Assistant Treasurer & General Maintenance- Donald Ortiz

Concessionaire - 

Equipment Manager & Assistant Concessionaire -

Secretary - Stephanie Soliz

Safety officer & General Maintenance - Delmiro Soliz

Fundraising -

Umpire liaison - Eddie Villalobos

Coaches Liaison - Rene Gallegos, Jr.

Sergeant at Arms - Richard Espinoza

Maintenance - Dickie Ortiz

 

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