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 baseball and softball programs for boys and girls from ages 4 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 (boundaries strictly enforced) in non-sanctioned Little League tiny tee (ages 3 & 4); Little League divisions in t-ball (ages 5 & 6); coach-pitch (softball (girls only) & baseball (boys) ages 7 & 8); 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 50/70 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 as of April 31 each year 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! New for 2014:  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, 2013. 


Schedule for the Spring 2014 season are found under "HANDOUTS" section

Major Girls SB posted

Junior Boys schedule UPDATED


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!


Weather affecting Games at 5Diamonds?

  • A decision on all games for MONDAY, April 14 will be played as scheduled, HOWEVER, we need all coaches to go early to work on the fields and help sweeping off water.  Will be forced to cancel games if fields too wet.  Thanks for your help. 
  • All Games for MONDAY, April 7 have been canceled due to rain and hail.  The games will be re-scheduled for Friday, April 18, 2014.   
  • All Games for SUNDAY, April 6, 2014 have been canceled due to rain.The Tiny T games will be rescheduled for SUNDAY, May 4 on Field #1.  Other Divisions are being worked out. 

    Team Pictures With Baldwin Prolab scheduled? 

click on the link below to schedule your team. 

https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/4t4v7je6 

In addition to our form, we offer free 8x10 team photos to all coaches and free button with every paid order. 

Order Form can be downloaded from the Handouts Section under Forms


Construction Area around Main Concession is COMPLETELY OFF LIMITS

Parents,Coaches, Managers we need your cooperation.  The restrooms are not functional!  For the safety of children and all in attendance, please DO NOT move the safety fences surrounding the construction area between Fields 2, 3 and 4.  If you see someone moving them, please report immediately to the concession stand.  Foul balls will be collected at the end of the day by a board member.  Seating on Fields 2 and 3 and 4 have been effected and are limited.  Please DO NOT allow your children to slip by the fences and go into trenches and on the heavy construction equipment. Thank you for your patience and COMPLETE cooperation.  We have waited 55 years for a new concession! There will be NO PARKING in the front of the complex it will be closed off, There will be a crane in that area PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW your children to climb on the construction equipment.


Games Scheduled

 Thursday, March 27, 2014 Games are good to go on fields 2,3, & 5.  All Coaches must arrive ASAP to Help rake off excess water on fields.  Games on Field 1 have been postponed to Sunday. 

Thank You for all your help.

 

  Games Postponed

 All Games for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 (rainout) have also been postponed to Sunday, 3/30/2014. Liz and Elaine are reworking all schedules.  Please be patient. 

 

All Games for Monday March 24, 2014 (rainouts) have been postponed to Sunday, 3/30/14 starting at 12noon (unless already rescheduled). Liz Martinez and Elaine Ortiz are reworking schedules and will be in touch.

 


  • Spring 2014 league games will begin MONDAY, March 24, 2014
  • Little League requires that every team must have a person on their team who is AED/CPR certified.  Please contact board member Sandra Moreno to provide this information and a copy of the certification card - 210-831-6760
  • We need your parent's time!  Please help!  To schedule your team's time on field maintenance, please call board member John Luna at 210-317-6575.  Remember, this is not just for coaches, but for parents on a team practicing and playing at 5Diamonds.  THANKS!
  • Any and all use of 5Diamonds' fields are by schedule only.  To schedule a practice on our 5Diamonds field or the batting cages, text board member Sam Morales at 210-831-3389 with your name, team name, division, preferred time and day, and phone number (if different from number calling from).  A text confirmation will be sent...if your preferred time slot is not available, you will be contacted to discuss options.  A calendar of practice times and days is on the website to the left.  Please check the CALENDAR before texting Sam.  Time on the field is precious and FREE to all registered teams at 5Diamonds.  Please be courteous to teams.  THANKS! Please respect and stay off infield and pitcher's mound if damp. 
  • All coaches, managers, and team parents MUST complete a background check and pass.  All must attend training.  A badge will be issued and must be worn for ALL Little League games at 5Diamonds and elsewhere. 
  • 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 April 5 booth assignments completed.  Call Sandra Moreno at 210-831-6760 for more info.
  • Parade of all teams on Saturday April 5 at 8:30am beginning at Bellaire Elementary down Amber Street to 5Diamonds Little League on S. Flores.  Please register your team for the parade at sa5diamonds@yahoo.com
  • Regular season schedule begins MONDAY, March 24 after Spring Break 2014.
  • Regular season runs (generally speaking) through Memorial Day Monday
  • Playoffs run (generally speaking) after Memorial Day to June 15, 2014
  • Closing ceremonies & All Stars announced on June 15, 2014 (or as close to that date as possible)
  • 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;

 


Go to HANDOUTS under FORMS to find the REMIND 101 text codes for each division.  This allows you to receive text message specific to your division.  Thanks! 
Age cutoff for SPRING 2014 for baseball is April 31, 2014 and for softball is December 31, 2013.

All coaches, managers, parent volunteers who have contact with registered 5Diamonds players, MUST have a current 2013 background check done through 5Diamonds Little League and be listed on the Little League database.  As a part of that process, every volunteer who is on the field of play MUST have a badge which is offered through Kids Sports Network, or our trainer, Marco Ayala.  Parents who have a SPRING 2013 season badge may use that badge for FALL BALL 2013 too. 


PARENT VOLUNTEER TRAINING

 

Reservation must be made by calling MARCO AYALA at at 210-834-4616.  The 2014 class is per person and good through December 2014.  You must have your background check done by the league directly, not with Coach Ayala. Background forms are under "handouts".  Must be filled out completely to include SSN and have an enlarged copy of your Driver's License. 

For the protection of all players, parent volunteers MUST display their 5Diamonds issued badge for every game of Fall Ball.  A badge indicates to all parents that you have passed your background check and have attended a 5Diamonds training class.  Thank you for your cooperation.


 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. 

  • Demolition of the old concession stand has already happened.  Please respect the construction zone fenced in by the company. We anticipate all new facility to be up and running by late April 2014.  Thanks to everyone for their patience and support and for VOTING in the last bond election!

  • CREDIT CARDS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT THE TBALL CONCESSION!  We hope to get a system in place for the Main Concession within a month!

  • Be on the lookout for the completion of new batting cages next to the Senior Baseball field!  If budget allows, we hope to construct a small batting cage next to the tball field in 2014.

  • 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


INTERESTED IN COACHING or TEAM PARENT?

All coaches, managers, and team parents MUST undergo and PASS a background check.  All parent volunteers (managers, coaches, and team parents) MUST be approved by a majority of the Board vote.  Background check forms must be filled out completely with a copy of a current driver's license and $10 processing fee paid. 


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


Bat regulations for 2014 season have been announced!  See the Little League Website at www.littleleague.org. A list of bats can be downloaded.  Most affected divisions are Minor Boys division and older. 


Residency requirements: Child must live or go to school within boundaries set out by Little League which include Harlandale ISD, Southside ISD, South San ISD, some of Southwest ISD, the Highlands HS area, Burbank HS area, Brackenridge HS area, and some of the East Central ISD.  These are general areas that are included in SA 5 Diamond boundaries.  Boys and girls ages 4 to 18 (see birthdate deadlines above).   NEW for 2014:  Little League has amended its residency requirements to allow children to play in the local league whose boundaries where they attend school is located.  To verify enrollment, parents will need to bring an official school document such as a report card!


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 2013 

President - Dennis Ortiz

Vice-President - John Luna

Player Agent - Elaine Ortiz 210-846-0415

Assistant Player Agent - 

Treasurer - Liz Martinez 210-638-9334

Assistant Treasurer - Patricia Elizondo

Concessionaire - Isabel Luna

Assistant Concessionaire - Zeneth Harris Robles

Secretary - Carmen Alvarado

Safety officer/Maintenance/Scheduler -

Fundraisers - Sandra Moreno

VP for Tball field - Frank Bosmans

VP for minor/major field - 

VP for softball field -

VP for Senior field - Sam Morales 



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