skip navigation

Baseball Program


Baseball Program

Opening Day is scheduled for March 4, 2017.

There are post regular season playoffs for all divisions except Farm and Challenger. The winners of the divisions in Minors through Juniors will also go on to play in the District 3 Tournament of Champions against champions from the other leagues in our district.

The following table outlines some general information of our baseball programs. More specific information can be found at each division’s link.

If your child was born on or prior to April 30, 2006, baseball age is determined by your child's age as of April 30, 2017.

If your child was born after April 30, 2006, baseball age is determined by your child's age as of August 31, 2017.

The season length and games (dates shown in table below are approximate only) will be finalized once the number of teams for each division is determined. Rainouts will not be rescheduled due to the lack of excess field availability. 


Baseball Divisions

Division Age Season Games Focus Type
Farm 6-7 3/04-5/21 10-12 Developmental Coach pitch
Rookie 8-10 3/04-5/21 12-14 Intro Competitive Coach/kid pitch
AA 9-10 3/04-6/04 14-16 Competitive Kid pitch
AAA 10-11 3/04-6/04 14-16 Competitive Kid pitch
Majors 11-12 3/04-6/04 16-18 Competitive Kid pitch
Intermediate (50/70) 12-13 3/04-6/04 16-18 Competitive Kid pitch
Junior League 13-15 3/04-6/04 16-18 Competitive Full field
Challenger 6-18 3/04-6/04 10 Developmental Full field

Registration Fees

Fees for the 2017 Spring season are $195 for Farm (coach-pitch) baseball and $245 for Kid-pitch baseball. To complete your registration, you must register online and submit applicable fees. If you wish to pay by check, please mail to: SFLL, P.O. Box 193488, San Francisco, CA 94119-3488. Checks must be received by SFLL no later than 11/26/16. Please note: it is much more convenient for our registration team if you pay by credit card.

Refunds

You have until December 15, 2016 to withdraw and receive a refund, minus a $50.00 administration fee. There are absolutely no refunds given after that time. An email must be sent to the Registration Coordinator that states your intention to withdraw.

Player Placement

Skills Evaluation Sessions (SES) will be held in December (Rookies, AA, AAA and Majors) and January (Intermediate, Juniors and Farm) to ensure the most compatible player to division placement. While mandatory, the sessions are not “tryouts” as all players (not on the wait list) are placed on a team. The sessions are run by the division specific coaches. The sessions involve the players demonstrating their skills at various baseball drills including hitting, fielding, throwing, running, pitching (not for Farm) as well as overall attitude. The sessions are also the first opportunity for the players and coaches to meet.

Mandatory SES for Rookie, AA, AAA and Majors are currently scheduled for 12/03/16 and 12/04/16, with backup (if rained out) dates of 12/10/16 and 12/11/16. Farm SES will be on 1/7/17. Intermediate and Juniors SES will be on 1/8/17. More information will be distributed as we approach the SES dates.

Team Formation

Teams are formed in February at division drafts attended by all coaches in the division. Based on the SES, players will be drafted into the most appropriate division and team. The goal of the team formation process is to create an equal distribution of skill level within the division helping to ensure the best overall playing experience. Once selected to a team, each player is making a commitment to attending scheduled weekly practices and games.

Season

The Little League Parade and Opening Ceremony on March 4th kick off the season. For Farm and Rookie, the season ends in late May. For Minors and above, the season runs until early or mid-June, including post season playoffs. All-Star practices start mid-June for Minors AA and above and games begin later in the month. During the season, Farm and Rookie levels typically have two baseball events a week, including one practice and a game. For Minors AA on up, it is typically 2 or even 3 events a week of practices and games.

Fields

For all divisions, practice fields are in various San Francisco locations. For Farm, games will be played on fields in the city. Rookie, AA, and AAA will play on fields in San Francisco and on Treasure Island. Majors and Intermediates can expect the majority of games to be played on Treasure Island. Juniors will play mainly on Paul Goode in the Presidio and on Treasure Island.

Coaches

The Baseball Program is seeking prospective coaches who are eager to develop player skills, team unity, sportsmanlike attitude, and a love of the game in all players. Our coaches typically find the experience very enjoyable and rewarding and many return to coach again. When you are selected to coach and you have a kid playing in the League, you are guaranteed to have your kid on your team. A pre-season coaching clinic will be held for both new and returning coaches and all coaches will be required to attend a Positive Coaching Alliance clinic. If you are interested in applying as a head or assistant coach, please follow the link on the SFLL homepage to register online. 


To learn more about SFLL Baseball Divisions and to Register

Just click on the appropriate links below: