South Vancouver Little League Baseball: Welcome

South Vancouver Little League
Youth baseball in Vancouver since 1956
@SouthVanLL  Phone: 778.882.1990
Park: South Memorial Park, 41st Avenue & Ross Street
Mail: PO Box 60222 Fraser PO, Vancouver, BC, V5W 4B5

Register for 2018 Season

Online Safety Training

New for 2018 there is online safety training for coaches and parents

Respect In Sport for Activity LeadersMandatory in 2018 for T-Ball and Rookies coaches, optional for Minors and Majors coaches. Instructions here, link will be emailed.


Respect In Sport for ParentsRequired for All-Stars and optional for any parents, without reimbursement by the League. with instructions here.


Concussion protocol training: coming soon

Coaching Clinics

Coaching training is available for all South Van Little League coaches and prospective coaches, at a cost covered by the League. Email your division coordinator if you can attend.

Little League BC District 1 presents Baseball Basics with Al Herback, Emphasizing Athletic Development
Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, April 3-4, 2018
Location: Alumni Gym at Vancouver College, Vancouver

Introduction to Baseball Basics (ages 5 thru 8)
Tuesday April 3 - 5:30 pm registration - 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Beyond Baseball Basics (ages 9 thru 12)
Wednesday April 4 - 5:30 pm registration - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

The game will never change, but the way we teach our children has changed considerably in the past few years.

The majority of children only want to play and may not be concerned if they become great or even good. As every child is unique and will have strengths and weaknesses, we must do everything we can to help each one reach attainable goals with the skills of baseball/softball. They must always be in a safe environment, have fun through activity, be taught to improve their skill and athletic performance and, through your help, build the confidence to succeed in this wonderful game!

Come out and experience his new instructional program. As this will be an event to enjoy, wear comfortable clothing, bring a glove, a lot of enthusiasm and he will bring the program to life for you! Parents are always welcome along with the coaches/managers. You are more than welcome to attend both evenings. A manual for each session will be supplied by the district.

Bring your glove, running shoes, and comfortable clothing. Coaches and parents can attend one or both sessions.

Umpire Clinics

South Van Little League will be holding umpire clinics for interested players. Umpiring is a great way for kids to learn more about the game of baseball and gives young players a chance to learn responsibility and mentoring skills. Anyone who wishes to umpire this season should attend. Any adults interested in learning how to become and Umpire are welcome to attend. Clinics will be held Saturday April 7 at the Rookies Diamond.

Umpire Clinics April 7 2018Umpire Training For: Majors & Minors games
Age: Majors age or older
Time: 9am-10:30am

Umpire Training For: Rookies games
Age: Minors age or older
Time: 10:30am-11:30am

Umpire Training For: T-Ball games
Age: Rookies age or older
Time: 11:30am-12:30pm

Field Work

Field Prep Day April 7 2018HELP NEEDED to set up our baseball diamonds before opening day. SVLL is entirely volunteer run and we rely on volunteers to make our fields the best in the city. To prepare for the season help is needed to: edge and weed diamonds, move sand, level baselines, raise fences, clean stands, put up the scoreboard, and more.

If you can help Saturday April 7 at 9:00 am please show up at the main diamond at South Memorial Park. Bring your own work gloves.

Opening Day

South Vancouver Opening DayThe South Vancouver Little League 2018 season kicks off on Sunday April 15 with opening ceremonies to welcome all new and returning players and their families.

Opening day is for all players from BlastBall to Majors. Coaches will line up with their players outside of the fence at the main diamond. Players and coaches should be in full uniform.

Ceremonies start at noon, rain or shine, so all players should be at the field by 11:45 am.

Players and coaches! Stick around after opening ceremonies for the league photo in the outfield, your season program, and lunch.

Approved Bats

USA BaseballAs mentioned last year, Little League has adopted a new standard for approved bats starting with the 2018 season.

Non-wood and laminated bats used in Little League must have the USA Baseball logo and having a diameter no larger than 2 5/8". All BPF 1.15 bats used in previous years will be prohibited.

South Vancouver Little League will enforce the new bat standard for Minors and Majors divisions. T-Ball and Rookies divisions will be allowed in 2018 to use bats from the previous standard in league games providing they do not exceed 26". The new USA Baseball standard must be met for any tournament play. All teams are equipped with the new bat standard, personal bats are optional.

More information from Little League:
Baseball Bat Information and Baseball Bat Rules
Little League USA Baseball Bat Standard

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 4/2 Clipboard SVLL Volunteer Meeting 7:00 PM Grays Park Community Hall
Tue 4/3 Home Plate Coaching Clinic Introduction To Baseball Basics 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Vancouver College
Wed 4/4 Home Plate Coach Clinic Beyond Baseball Basics 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM Vancouver College
Sat 4/7 Star Field Prep Day 9:00 AM South Memorial - Joan & Phil Lake Diamond
Sat 4/7 Home Plate SVLL Umpire clinic (Minors & Majors) 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM South Memorial - Rookies Diamond
Sat 4/7 Home Plate SVLL Umpire clinic (Rookies) 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM South Memorial - Rookies Diamond
Sat 4/7 Home Plate SVLL Umpire clinic (T-Ball) 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM South Memorial - Rookies Diamond
Sun 4/15 Star Opening Ceremonies 12:00 PM South Memorial - Joan & Phil Lake Diamond