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2021 League Registration
2021 Registration is now OPEN

Please READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!

We currently only have openings in out Tee Ball, Pioneer and Farm Divisions. All other divisions will place prospective players on a waiting list. Please contact our Registration Director if you would like to be added to a waiting list: registration@sunnyvalelittleleague.com

Please Note that all adult volunteers MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK. Details are outlined in Section 6 below


Welcome to Sunnyvale Little League Registration!

READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!

We are excited to open Little League Baseball registration for the 2021 spring season here in Sunnyvale!

If you completed our registration between December 1st 2020 and February 12th, 2021, you MUST COMPLETE REGISTRATION AGAIN. The initial process simply collected interest info. We need all players to complete our full registration, which includes the collection of league fees.

Special Consideration for 2021

Based on current State, County and City protocols regarding youth athletics play, Sunnyvale Little League (SVLL) will be offering a modified program for 2021. This program will offer a training scenario, which will consist of player cohorts formed into "pods." Registered players will be placed into a training pod, whereby practices will be held until State, County and City rules allow for us to hold baseball games where two teams play each other. For the Farm, Pioneer, T-Ball and Challenger divisions, training pods will convert to regular teams when rules allow for regular competition. For Juniors, Major and Minors divisions, training pods will be disbanded and regular teams will be formed through our regular draft process.

SVLL has also created a set of safety protocols for 2021, which all parents/guardians should review. This is an unprecedented time, which requires additional safety measures to be implemented in order for us to offer a safe playing environment for our players.

There is the possibility that State, County and City regulations do not allow for the eventual migration to regular games. The SVLL Board of Directors unanimously agreed that offering a training only option is better than no on field activities. Players need to get back on the field in order to develop baseball skills necessary for the resumption of regular play once the government regulations allows for it.

If you elect to have your child participate in the league in 2021, you will need to complete regular online registration, which includes payment of league fees, volunteer role selection and aggreement of our liability waiver. You can start that process at the end of this page. If you completed our pre-registration Google form earlier this year, we need you to go though our regular registration process via the button at the bottom of this page.

Through the generosity of our league families, we were able to offset all of the sunk costs required to run our league last season. As such, we have elected to reduce registration fees this season. We understand the financial challenges that this past year has imposed on many families in our community. We hope that the reduction in fees will help ensure that everyone can participate this season.


1. Know your child's "Little League age".

To determine your child's playing age, please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball or Little League Baseball's Age Calculator.


2. Verify you live within the League Boundaries

Sunnyvale Little League's boundaries cover the former territories of Serra Little League and Sunnyvale Southern Little League. Our boundaries are defined as:
  • Starting at the corner of DeAnza Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd
  • DeAnza Blvd turns into Sunnyvale-Saratoga Rd (heading toward Sunnyvale)
  • Right on East Fremont Avenue
  • Left on Picasso Drive
  • Left on Crescent Avenue
  • Right on Michelangelo Drive
  • Right on East Remington Drive which turns into South Fair Oaks Avenue
  • Left on Old San Francisco Road
  • Left jog over on S. Sunnyvale Avenue to W. El Camino Real
  • Right on West El Camino Real
  • Left on Knickerbocker (Both sides of Knickerbocker are in Sunnyvale territory)
  • Knickerbocker follows the path of Highway 85, the Sunnyvale neighborhoods that are on the border of 85 are in Sunnyvale territory
  • There is a slight jog that leads up to W Fremont Avenue following the City limits of Sunnyvale
  • The boundaries continue from Highway 85
  • Right on W Fremont Avenue to Permanente Creek
  • Boundary runs the length of Permanente Creek to Stevens Creek Boulevard
  • Left on Stevens Creek Boulevard
  • Return to the corner of Stevens Creek Boulevard and De Anza Boulevard
If you do not live within the Sunnyvale Little League boundaries OR your child does not attend a school within our boundaries, please visit www.cad44.org for neighboring Little Leagues

[Click here to view this map in Google Maps]


2.1 School Boundary Exception

A modification to Little League's residency rule was implemented in 2014 from Little League International. The rule in brief reads: 'A player may qualify for residency of a league if, the player attends a school within the league boundaries.' Or worded slightly differently: 'Player A that lives within League B boundaries and attends school within League C boundaries has the option of playing baseball within either League B or C without penalty.' Example: If player A lives outside the boundaries of Sunnyvale LL but attends a school whose address is within Sunnyvale LL's boundaries (like Cherry Chase Elementary , West Valley, Cupertino Middle School, or Sunnyvale Middle School), player A qualifies as a "resident" of Sunnyvale LL and may play baseball with Sunnyvale LL without penalty. See below for proof of school attendance criteria.

Schools which qualify within the Sunnyvale Little League boundaries include:
  • Challenger School - Sunnyvale Campus
  • Cherry Chase Elementary School
  • Cumberland Elementary School
  • Cupertino Middle School
  • Fremont High School
  • French American School of Silicon Valley
  • Garden Gate Elementary School
  • Homestead High School
  • Monteclaire Elementary
  • Nimitz Elementary School
  • Resurrection Parish School
  • St Simon Parish School
  • Stevens Creek Elementary
  • Stratford School - Sunnyvale-DeAnza Campus
  • South Peninsula Hebrew Day School
  • Sunnyvale Middle School
  • West Valley Elementary
For more information on boundaries, please refer to this info.


3. Determine which Division your child will play.

Sunnyvale Little League has 7 divisions: Challenger, T-Ball, Pioneer, Farm, Minors, Majors, and Juniors. The Divisions are aligned by age as follows. Please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball to find your player’s Little League age.

Division Primarily for Ages May also Include Ages* 2020 Registration Fees
Challenger 4-22 up to 22 $40
T-ball 4 - 5 $25
Pioneer 6 - 7 8 $100
Farm 7 - 9 $200
Minors 9 - 10 8, 11 $220
Majors 11 - 12 10 $220
Intermediate 13 $220
Juniors 13 - 15 $220
* Based on evaluation

Challenger is a division at Sunnyvale LL, and is offered to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4 years to adult, to enjoy the game of baseball.

Players not in the Challenger division play in their primary age division. For placement in Majors and Minors, a draft process ultimately determines which players play at which level. If you feel strongly that your player belongs in a division that is different than their primary age, please contact the appropriate Player Agent.

4 Year Olds
  • All 4 year olds play in T-Ball
5 Year Olds
  • Most 5 year olds play in T-Ball
6 Year Olds
  • Most 6 year olds play in Pioneer
7 Year Olds
  • Most 7 year olds will play in Pioneer
  • A few skilled 7 year olds may play-up to Farm
8 Year Olds
  • Most 8 year olds will play in Farm
  • A few skilled 8 year olds may try out for Minors
  • 8 year olds who are still developing skills may play in Pioneer, at parent request
9 Year Olds
  • 9 year olds will play in either Minors or Farm
  • 9 year olds who wish to play in Minors must try-out
  • 9 year old who are not drafted in Minors, will play in the Farm division, unless they are deemed a safety risk in that division.
10 Year Olds
  • Most 10 year olds will play in Minors, but there is the possibility of placement in the Farm Division.
  • A few skilled 10 year olds may try out for Majors. 10 year olds trying out for the Majors Division does not guarantee placement at that level.
  • Parents of 10s who wish to have their child removed from consideration for Majors should indicate that at the tryout check in by writing "minors only" when they sign in.
  • 10 year old who are not drafted in Majors, will play in the Minors division, unless they are deemed a safety risk in that division.
11 Year Olds
  • Most 11 year olds will play in Majors, but there is the possibility of placement in the Minors Division.
  • A few 11 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in Minors at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.
  • 11 year old who are not drafted in Majors, will play in the Minors division, unless they are deemed a safety risk in that division.
12 Year Olds
  • All 12 year olds will play in the Majors division
  • A 12 year old will only play in Minors by mutual agreement between the parents and league if the player is deemed a safety risk. This also requires approval by the District Administrator.
13-15 Year Olds
  • 13 year olds may play in Intermediate.
  • 13-15 year olds may play in Juniors.

A quick summary of the different divisions is provided below. Additional information can be found at this location.

Division Pitching Hitting Defense Games Practices
T-ball Fixed Tee,

No strikeouts,

No walks
Every player bats once every inning All players play defense, and rotate through all positions 1 per week

3 innings, about 1 hour
1 per week (about 1 hour)
Pioneer Coach pitch

No strikeouts,

No walks
Every player bats once every inning All players play defense, and rotate through all positions 1 or 2 per week

3 innings, about 1 hour
1 or 2 per week (about 1 hour)
Farm Coach, then player pitch

Strikeouts,

No walks
Continuous order - every player bats All players play defense, Infield / outfield play balanced ~50/50 1 or 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 1.5 hours
1 or 2 per week (only 1, if there were 2 games)
Minors Player pitch (46 feet mound distance)

Strikeouts

Walks
Continuous order 9 players on defense, No player sits out more than 2 innings per game Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 1 hr 45 min.
About 2 per week (1.5 to 2 hours)
Majors Player pitch (46 feet mound distance)

Strikeouts

Walks
Continuous or Substitution, depending on local rules 9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game. Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)
Intermediate 50' mound distance

70 foot base paths
Substitution 9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game. Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)
Juniors 60'6" mound distance

Up to 90 foot base paths
Substitution 9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game. Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)

Please note that practices and games will vary by team. These schedules are compiled based on coaching availability, so there is no way to determine what days of the week practices and games will be assigned until schedules are released in late February.

Divisions with a Waiting List: As we get close to the start of the season, we will place certain divisions in a "waiting list state" once we register enough players to form teams. If you attempt to register, and you are presented with a message which indicates that you are in a waiting list, it does not mean your child won't play this season. We do everything in our power to form equally balanced teams, so we have to limit the roster size for any given team. Roster sizes vary by division. If you are on a waiting list, it means that we still need more players to register in your respective division, so that we can form a whole team. You can help expedite this by introducing our league to your friends and have them register. If you have any questions about the waiting list, please reach out to our Player Agent at: playeragent@sunnyvalelittleleague.com



4. Volunteer!

Sunnyvale Little League is an organization completely operated by parent and community volunteers. The league requires that all families fulfill a league level volunteer position and a team level volunteer position The "league level" obligation consists of a job, outlined in the "volunteer positions" link below. The "team level" obligation typically means helping to operate the snack shack two or three times during the season. While not a hard requirement, families with more than one child in the league should work with their respective Team Scheduler to help ensure that these roles are covered. Multi-player families may be asked to have both parents serve a league level volunteer role if there is a need for volunteers. We try to distribute league level roles across families, but our first priority is to make sure that all league roles are covered.

Parents / guardians have the option of buying out of their league and team level volunteer obligations, but please keep in mind that the league as a whole and each respective team requires volunteers in order to function. The buyout options are $250 for the league level position, $150 for the team level buyout (Note: we will not host snack shacks in 2021 due to county food service protocols), or $400 for both positions. Buyouts will be processed when you register.

Here is a list of all volunteer positions.


5. Register.

All registrations are being processed online. Some very basic (but important) instructions:
  1. You will first be prompted to create an online account. This collects parent and player information.
  2. You will then be prompted to register your child(ren). Click on the "Register" button next to your child's name to add the child to your online shopping cart. If you are registering multiple children, be sure to add both before "checking out" (i.e. paying as the final step in your registration).
  3. Finally, you will be prompted to "complete checkout", which will prompt you for payment information.
  4. After you have completed checkout, there will be a message that reads "Your registration is not complete until the documents listed below have been received by the organization!" These documents must be provided by you in person at Document Verification Days (Date TBD) Do NOT mail these documents to the league.


6. Complete Volunteer Verification

PLEASE NOTE: Sunnyvale Little League will require at least one parent/ guardian from each family to undergo a volunteer background check. We are legally required to conduct background checks on all adult volunteers. ANY PARENT WHO SERVES IN THE LEAGUE LEVEL OR TEAM LEVEL VOLUNTEER OBLIGATION MUST COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK. We will be using JDP, a third party vendor, to conduct the required background checks of all adult volunteers. With this process, all volunteers will receive an e-mail shortly after online registration is completed, which will contain a link that directs the volunteer to the Sunnyvale Little League Volunteer Online Application (served by JDP).

Any individual who provides regular service for the league and/or has repetitive access to, or contact with players or teams, must fill out the Sunnyvale Little League Volunteer Online Application (served by JDP). This includes, but is not limited to, parent volunteers who will be on the field, , Team Managers, Assistant Coaches, Team Admins, Umpires, Board Members, Parent Dugout Volunteers, Team Photographer etc'.

This online process will allow you, the league volunteer, to submit all necessary verification information online, including social security number, and eliminates the need for Sunnyvale Little League officials to handle sensitive personal volunteer information. The Sunnyvale Little League Volunteer Online Application (served by JDP) is used to conduct a volunteer background check. This new process allows us to move to a paperless volunteer form process and provide a more secure process for each volunteer.

After the background check is completed, Sunnyvale Little League must still verify the volunteer's application with a government-issued photo ID. In order to fulfill this step, each volunteer who submits an online application is required to present a state issued identification card or drivers license at Document Verification Day, which will be held in conjunction with Majors and Minors tryouts at Cupertino Middle School (Date TBD). If you have any further questions on our volunteer verification process, please contact the league Safety Director (safety@sunnyvalelittleleague.com)


7. Attend Document Verification Day

Document Verification is for ALL players for the 2021 Spring season

ALL parents do need to complete the Volunteer Verification process as described in Section 6 above. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license, which should be presented during Document Verification (Date TBD).

The league will hold Document Verification Day on a date to be determined at the Majors/Minors tryouts at Cupertino Middle School, located at 1650 South Bernardo Ave, Sunnyvale, CA .This is a requirement by Little League to check the players' age and residence . It is also a great opportunity to meet board members and a chance to ask questions .

For Age & Address Document Verification you will need to bring:
  • You MUST bring proof of age for each player, such as an original birth certificate (copies will not be accepted).
  • You MUST bring documentation which proves residency within our league's boundaries. Residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2020 (previous year) and February 1, 2021 (current year). You MUST bring one document from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:
    • Group 1
      • Driver’s License (photo ID of parent(s) or guardian(s) with qualifying residence address)
      • School records (home address of player’s parents or guardians)
      • Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
      • Employment records
      • Insurance documents (with residence address)
    • Group 2
      • Welfare/child care records
      • Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
      • State records
      • Local (municipal) records
      • Support payment records
      • Homeowner or tenant records
      • Military records
    • Group 3
      • Voter’s Registration
      • Utility bills (i.e., - gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
      • Financial records (loan, credit, investments, etc.)
      • Medical records
      • Internet, cable, or satellite television records
  • You MUST bring a valid ID for each volunteer (for the purpose of background checks)


If you do not live within SVLL's boundaries, but your child attends a school within our boundaries, you may satisfy residency requirements via the following:
  • A school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance. Either the school enrollment form or an official/certified school enrollment record dated prior to October 1, 2020 can be used to establish school attendance for the 2021 season.


8. Post Season Participation Procedures


The SVLL Board of Directors implemented new Post Season Participation Procedures last season. All players who are selected to participate in post season play (8 to 14 year olds) must comply with these procedures.


9. Get familiar with Sunnyvale Little League by browsing the other pages within our website. You will find useful information and contact information should you have questions.


Other registration related questions may be answered at our Registration FAQ page. We are adding responses to frequently asked questions there.


If you have any further comments or questions, please email the registrar at registration@sunnyvalelittleleague.com



Thank you for taking the time to review all of this important information.


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