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.
Umpire Training Clinic -required for new and returning SCLL umpires
Saturday, February 29th
8:30 - 9:00 Sign In
9:00 - 1:00 Clinic
Pajaro Valley High School Gym
500 Harkins Slough Road ,Watsonville
Parent Volunteer and Scorekeeper Training Meeting
Saturday February 29th at 2PM, Santa Cruz Police Department Community Room.
The Parent Volunteer meeting will be from 2PM-2:30PM and will cover basic team responsibilities and we can answer any questions or concerns volunteers may have. The Scorekeeper Training will start right after the Volunteer Meeting at 2:30PM.
Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop
Sunday March 1st at 2 PM, SCPD Community Room
This is required for any manager or coach that wants to be eligible to coach or manage a post season team but is open to all adult volunteers in our league.
Field Work Day
Sunday March 1 - 8 am to noon - Harvey West Park Field 1 - We need volunteers to bring rakes, shovels, edgers, tampers wheelbarrows, brooms and other tools to help get the fields into good shape for Opening Day.
3/07/2020 - Opening Day and Team Photos
Harvey West Park
Welcome players and families to our 4th annual Hit-a-Thon being held on Opening Day, March 7th! (Farm and Rookie division on March 14th)
What is the Hit-a-Thon?
This is SCLL’s main fundraiser. The funds raised provide new team equipment, cover field expenses and improvements, and allow all children to participate in Little League, regardless of their ability to pay, through our scholarship fund.
When is the Hit-a-Thon?
The Hit-a-Thon will take place during Opening Day on March 7th for Single A through Intermediate division players.
Farm and Rookie divisions will have their Hit-a-Thon during their Jamboree on March 14th.
How to Participate
Players will receive an email from 99 Pledges with a link to their own donation page. Please use this link to email friends and family and ask for their support! We're shooting for high participation, so please know that no amount is too small! Remember to check your spam folder for your players link.
There will be top team prizes, top earner prizes and all participants will receive a goodie bag on their event day.
Intermediate through Single A on March 7th
Grand Prize: Nintendo Switch
2nd Place: $150 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Top team in each division: Root Beer Float Party
Grand Prize for the top team overall: Pizza Party at Upper Crust Pizza
Farm/Rookie on March 14th
Grand Prize for the top earner: Nintendo Switch
2nd Place: $150 Amazon Gift Card
3rd Place: $100 Amazon Gift Card
Top team in Farm and Rookie: Root Beer Float Party
Grand prize for top team overall: Pizza Party at Upper Crust Pizza
Thank you to everyone who contacted me regarding sponsorships!
Every team now has a sponsor and your support helps to ensure that every young person in Santa Cruz is given the opportunity to play baseball.
There is so much going on behind the scenes to prepare for our upcoming season. Our volunteer network consists of board members and manager, coach and parent helpers. We have an amazing baseball community and I encourage you to reach out if you are interested in helping in any capacity this season. Contact me any time if you want to learn more.
I look forward to seeing you all on the field! Go SCLL!
The Challenger Division of Little League is a program for developmentally and physically challenged youth, helping them to enjoy the full benefits of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities. More than the skills of baseball learned through the experience, the value of the Little League Challenger Division is found in the proven therapeutic and socialization benefits of participating in sports: the strengthening of participant’s self-esteem. Challenger Division players have the opportunity to experience the joys of pulling together as a team with their Major League “Buddies”, being cheered and earning awards for their achievements.
2020 Santa Cruz Challenger Division Baseball:
Location: Harvey West Field 1
Dates: Sunday April 19, 26 and May 3, 10, 17, 24
Please share with any families/players you think might be interested in playing this season. If your player is not planning to play and you could let me know that would be most appreciated.
$50 Registration fee. Please make check payable to “Santa Cruz Little League”. Scholarships are available upon request.
T Shirt, Baseball Hat, Hot Dogs and Drinks provided. Please bring a Baseball glove. For more information, check out the Challenger area on the Santa Cruz Little League website www.santacruzlittleleague.org or call Lauren Schaeffer at (415) 819-7449.
Please call with ANY questions.
It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of one of our Santa Cruz Little League community. Shane Loftis passed away last week from natural causes while vacationing with his family and friends. He touched the lives of many of our athletes over his 10 years of coaching (2006 – 2016) and is best known for his kind sense of humor, focus on sportsmanship and passion for helping all the kids on his team be the best they could be. Shane truly embodied the spirit of Little League and received the Positive Coaching Award four times.
He is survived by his wife, Gina Loftis, past president of SCLL and their sons, Jacob, 18 and Tyler, 16…both SCLL players.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place this Saturday, July 27th at 1 pm at Santa Cruz Bible Church.
Two great games were played tonight at Harvey West deciding the Majors American and National League championship teams.
First up was the visiting Athletics versus the Angels, who remained tied at 3 runs a piece deep into extra innings. The A's squeaked out a run in the top of 9th inning and held on for the victory sending them to TOCs with a 4 to 3 win.
Next came the visiting Giants versus the Diamondbacks. Another hard fought pitching duel, both teams were tied after 6 innings with 2 runs. The Diamondbacks walked it off in the bottom of the 6th inning sending them on to the TOCs with the Athletics.
Congratulations to all the teams involved, and thank you Santa Cruz Little League for another exciting end to our local playoffs!
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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Through effective leadership, enthusiasm, and commitment, together with training extensions and adherence to rule and policy at the District and local league levels, Little League provides inclusive, enjoyable opportunities for any child and volunteer to participate in a community-based program that is distinctive, unique, and promotes life lessons beyond the field of play.