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Spring Baseball

Welcome to the 2020 SNLL Spring Registration with Sunnyvale National Little League!

In order to play at Sunnyvale National Little League (SNLL), per Little League International rules, your player must reside in SNLL boundaries, go to a school that is inside of SNLL boundaries, or have a waiver in place.  Before continuing your registration, please check your home or school address to make sure you are located within Sunnyvale National Little League boundaries:  FIND MY LEAGUE. If you have questions about league boundaries, please send us an email. 


Evaluations/Uniform Sizing
Please note that dates, times, and locations are subject to change

January 25th @ Washington Park 11-2 pm
12 pm - 1 pm - Majors/Minors
1 pm - 2 pm - Farm

-Players in (Farm, Minors, Majors) must come to the evaluation
-No tryouts T-ball/Pioneer however kids should come and get sized for uniform
-Uniform sizing will ONLY be done at evaluations


Fees
Fees vary by age and cover uniforms, team equipment, and field expenses. All players will receive a full uniform (jersey, cap, pants, socks and belt) and trophy.

T-ball / Pioneer: $140
Farm: $190
Minors / Majors: $255
Juniors: $265

 

To determine your child's playing age, please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball or Little League Baseball's Age Calculator. Please sign up for the correct division based on your child's little league age.
Parents of 12 yr olds...please check the Little League Age Calculator and make sure your child is not league age 13.  If they are, they will have to play Juniors.

 

Divisions
Each division of the league has specific ages associated with it. The division that any player ends up playing in is based on age and or being drafted based on his or her abilities. The following displays the different divisions and the criteria for players being placed there. 

  • T-Ball: 4-5 years old, never played before.  
  • Pioneer: 5-7 years old  
  • Farm: 7-9 years old: Age 7 drafted based on ability. Evaluation is mandatory.  
  • Minors: 9-10 years old: Age 8 drafted based on ability. Evaluation is mandatory.  
  • Majors: 11-12 years old: Age 10 drafted based on ability. Evaluation is mandatory.   
  • Juniors: 13-14 years old. Evaluation is mandatory.   

PLEASE NOTE: Age 6 may NOT "play up" in the Farm Division. 

Parents of 12 yr olds...please check the Little League Age Calculator and make sure your child is not league age 13. If they are, they will have to play Juniors.



T-Ball (League age 4-5 years old):  
- Typically play two games per week (one weekday game and one Saturday game)
- Games typically last 45 minutes  
- Practices are optional and at the discretion of the team manager 
- Players use a soft baseball and hit off a tee
- Players are placed on a team / teammate requests are accepted  

Pioneer (League age 5-7 years old): 
- Typically play two games per week (one weekday game and one Saturday game)
- Games typically last one hour 
- Practices a maximum of one additional day per week (45 minutes to 1 hour)
- Players use a soft baseball; players can hit off a tee or off coach pitch 
- Players are placed on a team / teammate requests are accepted 

Farm (League age 7-9 years old):
- Typically play two to three games per week (one/two weekday games; one/two weekend games)
- Games typically last 90 minutes 
- Practices an additional one to two days per week (approximately 90 minutes long) 
- Players use real baseballs; players face machine pitch, coach pitch, and player pitch 
- Players attend a tryout and are selected onto teams by a draft
- Teammate requests are not accepted
- Sibling requests are evaluated on a case by case basis 

Minors Division (League age 9-10 years old): 
- Typically play two to three games per week (one/two weekday games; one/two weekend games)
- Games typically last 90 minutes to 2 hours 
- Practices an additional one to two days per week (approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours long)
- Players face player pitch only 
- Players attend a tryout and are selected onto teams by a draft
- Teammate requests are not accepted 
- Sibling requests are evaluated on a case by case basis 
- Players and teams are eligible for postseason play (Tournament of Champions and All Stars) 

Majors Division (League age 11-12 years old): 
- Typically play two to three games per week (one/two weekday games; one/two weekend games)
- Games typically last 2 hours 
- Practices an additional two to three days per week (approximately 2 hours long)
- Players face player pitch only 
- Players attend a tryout and are selected onto teams by a draft
- Teammate requests are not accepted
- Sibling requests are evaluated on a case by case basis 
- Players and teams are eligible for postseason play (Tournament of Champions and All Stars) 


Juniors Division (League age 13-14 years old): 
-Conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season.


Gear Requirements

  • Required gear to be purchased by family includes a glove
  • Highly recommended gear includes a batting helmet and cleats. The league has a few helmets, but they are shared.
  • Optional gear to be purchased by family includes batting gloves and a bat.
  • The league is open to all players, regardless of financial situation.  We typically host a Recycled Equipment Table at Opening Day.  Please contact Christina Hagan is you need financial assistance.

 

Additional Costs and Family Commitments

  • End of season celebration / Coaches gifts - Some teams opt to have a year-end celebration party and/or collect donations for coaches' gifts.  These are optional fees, usually $10 to $30 per player.
  • Team Sponsor - Everyone on the team is expected to help find a team sponsor, a company that donates at least $500 for the season.  Typically, sponsorship comes from a local business, team business owner, or corporate sponsors.  The sponsor's logo is included on our sponsor team and they also receive a banner.  Although the league is dependent on sponsorships to operate (and keep fees low), families are never expected to "chip in" to cover this sponsorship if the team can't find a business to contribute.
  • Snack Shack - Parents are required to volunteer in the Snack Shack.  Games and practices will not begin until the Snack Shack has the necessary number of volunteers.  The Snack Shack Coordinator works with the Team Moms at the beginning of the season to coordinate shifts. If you cannot do your shifts, you can “buyout” using the $50 deposit.

Snack Shack Duty:
Sunnyvale National operates a Snack Shack at Washington Park, Jelcick Field when baseball games are being played. Proceeds from the snack shack help to lower our registration fees and provide funds for training, equipment, uniforms, facilities, and other areas. Part of registration includes agreement to work at least one shift of snack shack duty during regular season per player, and possibly another shift during postseason per player if the player plays in postseason. 
 

How do I volunteer to be a manager, coach or work in some other capacity?
As a volunteer organization, SNLL is always looking for dedicated people to help in various capacities.  If you are interested in managing or coaching a team this season, please contact the Robert Maes at snllrmaesjr@gmail.com 
 

Board Members and Volunteers Needed
Sunnyvale National Little League is a 100% volunteer run organization. We need parent volunteers to help run the league, as several board members are aging out of Little League. We have several board positions available and are looking for a few dedicated parents to help fill those roles. Email our Information Officer, Shelli Zucatto at snllshelli@gmail.com for more information or click here.
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