We are here to promote a love of baseball, provide instruction for improving skills appropriate to age level and to use Little League as a vehicle for teaching life lessons that will help in the development of healthy, happy, self confident adults.
Please support Santa Cruz Little League by stopping by and picking up a treat. All proceeds made at the snack shack go directly back into our league. Also, if your player is on a Majors, AAA, or AA team, and you are the visiting team, you are required to send volunteers to help in the snack shack. Please let your manager know if you are available to help.
Thank you for being a part of our baseball community!
Please take advantage of this cool opportunity presented by the Oakland Athletics Future A's Program!
The A's "Major League Mindset" series presented by Chevron is designed to educate and inspire the next generation of leaders in ways that go beyond the ballfield. Future A's players are invited to learn about the values and character traits needed for success from a current A's player.
We will be hosting two live Zoom sessions in May. The first event on May 6th is designed for players ages 8 and under, and the second event on May 26th is designed for players ages 9-13, but ultimately all ages can attend. Registration is limited!
Future A's families can register at the links below. Registration is open now on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will close 48 hours prior to each program.
We are happy to share that team photos will be taken on Opening Day, April 10th! The photographer will create a composite shot of the team, so all kids will be photographed whether or not they order individual photo packages.
A few things to note about the process for the photos:
Please fill out your order form ahead of time. Order forms are available for download from the website www.gCaseyPhotography.com/SCLL
Managers also have order forms available if you are not able to print one from the website
Please have kids bring their own bat or glove (their choice) for photos
All coaches will take a photo as well so they can be included in the composite photo
Buddy photos will only be allowed with members of the same household - no “friend buddy” shots this year
Please have families wait at a distance if possible to avoid crowding the photo station
Calling New and Returning Umpires for the Santa Cruz Little League Spring 2021 Season!
If you (or your child) are at least 12 years old and want to umpire games for SCLL, please send an email to
We are currently finalizing our protocols for the season and will send out additional information once we have our umpire roster. Please reply as soon as possible so you don’t miss any information. Opening day games will take place on Saturday April 10th.
This is a great opportunity for our young athletes to grow their self-esteem and gain experience in a fun, educational setting. SCLL takes pride in our Junior Umpire Program and we are looking forward to the upcoming season. We are also looking for someone to be our schedule coordinator, if interested, please reach out to Carolina DaCosta at
Thank you to everyone who came out yesterday to help with our Field Day. It felt so great to have our baseball community back in action and together again. A special thank you to Damon Adlao for organizing another successful day. The fields look great and we are so excited to welcome our players back for the Spring season!
For those of you who will start practices this week, please remember:
Please check your child’s temperature and assess your child for any Covid-19 signs or symptoms before bringing them to the field
Please wait to leave the field until your child has gone through the screening questionnaire and is cleared to play
If you are staying at the field, please always adhere to social distancing protocols and wear a mask
Only immediate family or caregiver should remain at the field
We appreciate your cooperation in our efforts to provide your child with a safe and fun season!
Thank you for signing up your child up for Little League this season! We are all very excited for the season to begin and to get our kids moving around and playing the sport they love.
We really need your help in getting the fields prepped and ready for play. We're having our annual Field Day on Saturday, March 13th from 9am to noon. Your help will really go a long way in helping prepare for the season. Even if you can only sacrifice an hour or two it will be greatly appreciated!
The first 36 people will receive a complimentary donut!!
We're meeting on Field 1 at Harvey West near the snack shack.
If you have any of the following items, please bring them with you:
We look forward to seeing all of you next weekend! Please come and help out our league! This league runs on volunteers and we appreciate all of your help. Thanks!
Santa Cruz Little League believes every child should be able to play baseball. Scholarship information is available during the registration process! Another opportunity for individual families to receive financial support to cover the cost of their registration fees is through the T-Mobile Little League Call Up Grant. More information can be found on this great program at LittleLeague.org/CallUpGrant.
This year has presented unprecedented challenges and heartbreak to many of our Little League® communities. In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor, millions have come together to support Black Lives Matter. Little League International stands with them. There is no place for racism and hate in this world and that certainly includes on Little League fields in every community.
Little League International believes in the power of youth baseball and softball to build stronger individuals and communities. We cannot live this mission by staying silent during this tumultuous time and in the wake of the meaningful and peaceful protests, of unconscionable police brutality, happening on the streets in countless communities. These are our communities, where Little League welcomes families and kids to feel safe, connected, and included. Anything less is unacceptable.
The children in our program are at a most impressionable stage of their lives. The lessons we teach and the difficult conversations that our parents, guardians, caretakers, coaches, and volunteers have with our players go beyond wins and losses or strikeouts and errors. Our children become what we teach them to be. They learn from us. None are born to hate. Therefore, it is incumbent upon all of us to have the meaningful and important conversations about what it means to respect others and that there is no place in the world for hate.
Little League is and will always be a place where all races, genders, backgrounds, and ethnicities come together and are welcomed to play ball and grow together. We are one team, one Little League. We expect all our teams and volunteers to demonstrate the utmost level of sportsmanship. At the core of sportsmanship is respect and showing that respect regardless of what team you play for, the community you call home, or the color of your skin.
As we work together to recover, we believe the power of community is what will help us come together and that your league will be a safe, positive place to gather and promote a hate-free culture. We are asking every Little League program to make a renewed commitment to make our communities a better place for all and show the children we serve that there is no tolerance for hate. Remember, they learn from us.
On behalf of the Little League International Board of Directors and professional staff, thank you for your dedication and leadership, as we embrace the challenges many of our Little League communities face.
We stand with the African American members of our Little League family and are here to support you, your families, your leagues, and your communities.
Hugh E. Tanner
Little League International Board of Directors
First, it is our sincere hope that we can find ways to bring everyone back to the Little League fields this season, whether that’s later this spring, throughout the summer, or into the fall. This year’s Little League season won’t be the traditional one that we’ve held for more than 80 years, but this is about more than just a Little League season.
We are closely consulting with appropriate medical advisers and our volunteer leaders around the world, and we are committed to doing the best thing for the safety and well-being of all our players, families, volunteers, and fans. As soon as our public health authorities say it’s safe to gather again, we are committed to working with our leagues to helping them get those playing opportunities underway when appropriate.
At this time, Little League International is also working through all possible scenarios for the 2020 Little League International Tournament, including our seven Little League World Series tournaments, and tournament eligibility for our leagues and players.
The Little League experience is a rite of passage for so many children, and we know that this is frustrating and sad, especially for those players in their 12-year-old season. We sincerely hope that everyone gets an opportunity to play this year, and we’ll work hard to make that happen as soon as we can.
Most importantly, we ask you for your patience. Your Little League program’s leadership is working hard to understand how the Coronavirus is going to impact them locally. We know that many leagues have been working hard to prepare to provide a great Little League experience for the families of their community and have already ordered equipment, jerseys, and other associated items for the season. We are urging all parents and families to be patient as we work with their local Little League programs throughout this ever-evolving situation.
Because each local Little League program is an independent organization, the local leadership must ultimately make the decision whether to continue as usual, or to suspend league activities. We encourage parents to require their league and district leadership to follow the CDC recommended guidelines.
While this means that we need to take a break from gathering at Little League-organized activities, the games of baseball and softball live on. Go outside and have a catch, time your speed running 60 feet (or 70 or 90), take some swings off the tee. We encourage you to check out our resources on LittleLeagueUniversity.org including our Backyard Tips. Also, we’ll be showing archived Little League World Series baseball and softball games on Facebook.com/LittleLeague, and the World of Little League®Museum has virtual educational opportunities through Facebook, as well.
Perhaps what we’re most excited about is our Little League Pep Talks. Messages from former Little League Baseball® World Series star, Todd Frazier, and Olympic Softball Medalist, Cat Osterman, MLB Network Broadcaster, Harold Reynolds, and ESPN Analyst, Jessica Mendoza, and many more are providing Little Leaguers® all around the world with a sense of positivity and hope as communities work together to stop the spread and return to the ballfields. We encourage you to follow #LLPepTalk on social media and even make your own Pep Talk that you can tag @LittleLeague in and share using the hashtag.
This is bigger than Little League, and if we work together, it is our hope that by suspending/delaying our Little League seasons, we will all play a small, but important part in flattening the curve in the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Thank you all for your support, understanding, and patience.
We encourage you to stay in touch with Little League and share any additional feedback or questions from your local communities by emailing
We will be thinking of our global Little League community during this difficult time.
We would like to send a sincere Thank You to all those who gave on #GivingTuesday! Your donation will help improve the Little League experience for our children and future children through improved facilities, equipment and coach training. Your donation has a lasting impact on the future of our organization.
Whether it was to Santa Cruz Little League or a different organization of your choice, we appreciate your willingness to help better our world and our community.
It is never too late to give. Everyone has something to offer. You can give time or expertise, monetary donations large or small, and simple acts of kindness. An offer to help a coach carry their equipment to and from their car or a simple thank you for your time, a "great job out there" even after a tough loss means so much to our players and coaches!
We wish you all a wonderful holiday season and look forward to seeing you in Spring!
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