Baseball is a great game when it can be learned and enjoyed
to its fullest. We want to make Little League baseball a safe and enjoyable
experience that the players and their families will remember for a lifetime.
Sunnyvale Little League follows the guidelines set by LL international for
safety preparedness and training as well as the regulated background checks
that are also now required by CA state law.
As required by Little League International (Regulation I(c) 8), we will be performing
background checks on volunteers to prevent those who would pose a danger to our
children from associating with the program. If you intend to participate as a
volunteer, it is mandatory that you completely fill out the Little League
Volunteer Application online thru the JDP quick app process (see below).
Sunnyvale Little league will begin using this JDP process beginning in the
Spring season of 2019. This together with in person verification of a copy of
government issued photo ID to the Safety Officer/League Official.
the responsibility of each manager, coach or administrator who uses volunteers
to verify with the Safety Officer that each such volunteer has passed the
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
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
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.
Safety on the
The safety of players, volunteers, families and spectators
is a priority of the Sunnyvale Little League Board of Directors, managers and
coaches. Please make it your own priority, as well.
provides training for all managers, coaches and board members. We provide the
training materials, available to everyone, on this website so that we can all
be observant for possible safety issues and be ready to assist anyone injured
during a game or practice. First Aid kits have been provided to each team and
must be brought to every practice and game. A larger First Aid kit is kept in
both Snack Shacks (Serra Park & De Anza Park).
All uses of the
First Aid kits should be logged and more significant events should be reported
through the Safety
Incident Reporting Process. As supplies are used, replacement materials
must be requested from the
before they reach critical levels. An exchange of a seriously depleted First
Aid kit can also be requested from the Safety Officer.
Safety Incident Reporting Directions and Forms
information on accident reporting,
Serra Little League Safety Resources
To access Sunnyvale LL's safety training materials,
The training materials linked above are used for in class and online
training. Printed copies are provided in the team and Snack Shack First Aid
kits for use on the field.
Little League provides numerous resources
on their website, littleleague.org, including the following items: