Reminder - Check Field Status for the City of Pleasanton

If you are uncertain if fields are open for play, please check the City of Pleasanton Field Status:

Phone: (925) 931-5360

Link: Pleasanton - Field Status



PALL DAY ALL DAY


Saturday, May 9th 

Bring your swing! The Hit-A-Thon is back! 
Players, Managers, Coaches, Umpires and Family alike, all get a chance to make their mark with the longest hit. Incredible prizes will be awarded for the highest donations & the farthest distance hit:

  • BIG LEAGUE MVP - (10 years or older) PALL Player raising the most money will receive a Foothill baseball camp pass AND a free weekend of baseball at STRETCH camp!
  • LITTLE LEAGUE MVP - (9 years and younger) PALL Player raising the most money will receive a 2 hour free lesson at Danville Academy and a Brand New Baseball Backpack!
  • TEAM CHAMPION - the PALL team raising the most money collectively will receive a Free Pizza Party with Dessert and a field banner with team name!
  • GOLDEN GLOVE WINNERS - Any PALL player who raises:
    • $25 or more - eye black stickers
    • $50 or more - eye black stickers, & wrist bands
    • $100 or more - eye black stickers, wrist bands AND a PALL rally towel or PALL beach ball
    • BIG STICK AWARD - 1 Player from each level with the farthest hit will win a wooden bat
    • *** NEW AWARD "BLUE" AWARD - Umpire with the biggest hit will win a special prize.
    • *** NEW AWARD "BABE RUTH AWARD" - The coach with the farthest hit of all other coaches, wins bragging rights and a special trophy!
Here's how it works:
Players will show up with teams at designated times. Team Coordinators will have schedule. Players will hit off of a tee and judges will determine the distance that the ball travels when it comes to a complete stop.
  • Every PALL player gets the first ball free (every player/coach/grandparent gets an "at bat")
  • Players who raise $25 get additional 3 balls, Players who raise $50 get 5 balls and Players who raise $75 get 9 balls (at bats)
  • All money collected is turned and turned into your Team Coordinator or Team Parent prior to Hit A Thon on Saturday May 9th (cash or checks accepted made payable to PALL)
Players will raise as much money as they can to accumulate the number of "at-bats" they will have and to win great prizes. Our goal is $50 per player.

Honor Grandparents and Special Fans on PALL Day!
Our Annual celebration to honor those who cheer the loudest when we have a good game and even louder when we don't. Each team will plan their own special way of thanking those who couldn't be more proud of our PALL players. League celebrations will include special pre-game ceremonies and trinkets.

Food Truck Extravaganza!
To celebrate PALL families, Grandparents and Special Fans, we are bringing the Food Mafia trucks back! Look for them throughout the day....Breakfast/Lunch/Sweets and more...(And PALL makes 10% of every purchase).


Intermediate World Series Returns To Livermore

After a very successful inagural year for the Intermediate League program, Little League International has again chosen Livermore, California to be the host site for the 2015 Intermediate Little League World Series (LLWS). 

The Intermediate LLWS, which is for players age 11-13, will be hosted at Max Baer Park, home of Granada Little League. The dates are scheduled for July 29 - August 4.

"We are very excited to have the Intermediate LLWS return to Livermore and the CA District 57 area," said CA57 District Administrator Dave Wetmore. "Last year, Granada was a fabulous host, and all of the CA57 leagues, and the entire Tri-Valley community really came together to put on a tremendous event. With the national television coverage on ESPN, it provided great exposure for our district, our sponsors, and the entire Tri-Valley region. We are looking forward to providing an even better time this year."

Last summer, 10 team from around the world decended upon Livermore for the Intermediate LLWS. The final game,which was broadcast worldwide on ESPN, found the Izumisano LL team from Osaka Japan defeating the Collier Township/Chartiers Valley LL team to take the championship.

Those that are interested in helping sponsor the event should contact Steve Fields at steve@allfieldssports.com

For a copy of the press release see: http://www.littleleague.org/Page59628.aspx

2015 PLEASANTON LITTLE LEAGUE CHALLENGER BASEBALL PROGRAM


The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide.  Today, more than 30,000 players participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.  

Each spring, a team of boys and girls get together and play games at the Dublin Sports Park with other local Challenger teams from the east bay area to make it an afternoon they won't forget. The season is typically from late March and finishing up with the Annual Challenger Jamboree over Memorial Day weekend.  

Little League's Challenger Program is expanding for the 2015 season. Beginning with the 2015 season, a Senior League Challenger Division for players ages 15 and above (no maximum age) in addition to the Little League Challenger Division, which is available to players age 4-18. Individuals ages 15-18 have the option to participate either in the Little League or Senior League Challenger Division.

GAMES: Each Challenger game consists of two innings. All players bat in their respective half of the inning (no score is kept nor are any strikes, walks or outs). Parents, coaches, family members, friends, all help out and are encouraged to assist the children with batting, fielding, running and throwing as necessary. The players are taught good sportsmanship and very basic fundamentals of the game. Every child hits, runs and scores!   

WHAT DO YOU NEED?  Each player receives a jersey and a hat with team colors and logo. There is plenty of equipment (bats, balls, helmets, gloves, bases, etc.) for the players to use, but they may bring their own gloves and bats. 

NO FEES, JUST FUN, FUN, FUN!!! There are no fees to enroll in Challenger baseball. All that is required is a willing player and family to come out and enjoy America's pastime sport with peers and buddies. 

REGISTRATION:  You may register with any of the 3 Pleasanton Leagues (league boundaries do not apply) and the player will be place on one of the Challenger teams.  You may register at www.pleasantonnational.org, www.pfllonline.org or www.pleasantonamerican.com

CONTACT: Diane Berry (PFLL) dianeberry.mba@gmail.com;  Kelly Bosuego (PNLL) kbosuego@comcast.net; Matt Fenzl (PALL) mefenzl@yahoo.com



Pitching Guidelines
In partnership with USA Baseball, Major League Baseball "Pitch Smart" is a arm safety initiative for youth players. Pitch Smart provides a series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers.
Link: Pitch Smart


Alerting All Parents with Children born after January 1, 2006


Statement From Little League International:

In April 2014, the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system. Using feedback from Little League parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation. 

As a result of this recent adjustment to the implementation strategy, effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the remainder of their Little League Baseball career.

Summary of Change: 

Little League is adjusting the way they determine the "League Age" of children from a April 30th deadline (i.e. May 1st to April 30th) to a calendar year (i.e. January 1st to December 31st).

Effective immediately all Little League will be following this chart on age (for those born after January 1, 2006): 

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDECAGE
2011201120112011201120112011201120112011201120114
2010201020102010201020102010201020102010201020105
2009200920092009200920092009200920092009200920096
2008200820082008200820082008200820082008200820087
2007200720072007200720072007200720072007200720078
2006200620062006200620062006200620062006200620069


Impact on PALL

Any children with a birthday after January 1, 2006 could have their League Age pushed up 1 year (see chart above).

Given that change you now have an option to move into a different level of play (see Level Descriptions for more information of the different levels).

If you would like to move divisions, you will need to do the following (based on your age change):

  1. Contact the PALL Registrar and let him know of your change (registrar@pleasantonamerican.com). For example, my son Joe Smith is currently signed up for Farm and I would like to move him to Minor A given the age change.
  2. If you are moving into AA or AAA; you are required to attend the next/final evaluations which will take place on January 10th (see the PALL Website for further information on location/times). 
    Important Note: Given AA/AAA are draft level divisions, if you do not attend evaluations then you won't be able to be drafted into these divisions.

Please Note: There has been many discussions on this age change at the District and International Little League levels (debating pros and cons of this age change). To be in compliance with Little League, PALL will implement the change this year.  

You do NOT need to move your son up a level; it is up to the parent's discretion.


Additional Links

Thank You, 

The PALL Board

Field Condition Updates


To check field status for all Pleasanton City fields call 931.5360 or go to

Pleasanton Field Conditions




Little League Bat Resource Link:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm  


 

 Please view the information on our site. If you have any general questions, please email us at registrar@pleasantonamerican.com

 



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