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2021 Fall League Registration
2021 Fall Registration is now OPEN

Please READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!

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


Welcome to Sunnyvale Little League Fall Registration!

READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!

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

Fall Ball is an instructional program that emphasizes learning and developing skills in a less competitive environment than Spring baseball. Players are encouraged to sharpen their skills, try new positions, and have fun! Many players will be moving up from a lower division ti help them prepare for the next level come spring.

We issue a dry fit shirt and SVLL hat as part of the uniform package.

Special Consideration for Fall 2021

SVLL currently maintains 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. These protocols will remain in effect until they are relaxed by the State of California, Santa Clara County and City of Sunnyvale.


If you elect to have your child participate in the fall 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.


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. No League Boundaries

As our fall league is not sanctioned for post season, there are no league boundaries to participate in our league. Anyone may participate, but recognize that this does not grant exemptions for the spring season. League boundaries which apply to your place of residence or where your child attends school apply to our spring season.

For more information on boundaries, please refer to this info.


3. Determine which Division your child will play.

Sunnyvale Little League limits our fall season to 4 divisions: Pioneer, Farm, Minors, Majors (we DO NOT offer Challenger, T-Ball, Intermediate or Juniors divisions in the fall). 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* 2021 Fall Registration Fees
Pioneer 5 - 7 8 $130
Farm 7 - 9 $155
Minors 9 - 10 8, 11 $155
Majors 11 - 12 10 $155
* Based on evaluation

The following is a guide for placement of children who have not already played Little League, or are considering playing up in a higher division:

5 Year Olds
  • We allow 5 year olds to play in Pioneer during the fall season
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
  • 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
  • A few 9 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in Minors at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.
10 Year Olds
  • Most 10 year olds will play in Minors
  • A few 10 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in Minors at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.
  • A few skilled 10 year olds may be placed in Majors.
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.
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.

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

Division Pitching Hitting Defense Games Practices
Pioneer Coach pitch

No strikeouts,

No walks
Every player bats once every inning All players play defense, and rotate through all positions 1 game per week on Sundays only. 1 per week, which typically precede games.
Farm Coach, then player pitch

Strikeouts,

No walks
Continuous order - every player bats All players play defense, Infield / outfield play balanced ~50/50 1 game per week on Sundays only. 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 1 game per week on Sundays only. 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. 1 game per week on Sundays only. Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)

Please note that practices are held on Sundays, followed by a game. Coaches may occassionally call additional practices, but these are informal.

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!

While we do not require the same volunteer obligations as is the case during the spring season, we still ask that parents assist with the league by providing support to the team manager on Sundays by helping with field prep.

If you are interested as serving as a team manager (i.e. head coach) or as an assistant coach, please contact the league President at president@sunnyvalelittleleague.com. This is an extremely importent role to fill. If we do not have enough coaches available, we may be forced to eliminate teams, and overstack those teams that remain with more players than we care to.


5. Schedules.

Games for our fall season will begin the first Sunday after Labor Day and will be played each Sunday until Sunday October 31st. Practices will be held prior to games on Sundays.


6. Register.

All registrations are being processed online. Some very basic (but important) instructions:
  1. You will first be prompted to create an online account if you don't already have one in our registration system. 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.


6. 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.


Begin your registration:





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