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2023 Spring Little League

San Francisco Little League Spring 2023 Announcement, priority registration for returning players is open October 16-23, 2022.  www.sfll.org/springll

Spring 2023 Registration


2023 SPRING SEASON baseball SES SCHEDULE - subject to change

DATE DIVISION TIME LOCATION
Saturday, December 3, 2022 Rookie and AA TBA SFBA
Sunday, December 4, 2022 AAA and Majors TBA SFBA
Sunday, December 11, 2022 Juniors TBA USF
Saturday, December 17, 2022 Lower Farm and Upper Farm TBA SFBA

2023 Spring Registration Dates

Event Dates and Times Eligibility Divisions Impacted
PRIORITY Baseball Registration (returning families from spring or fall) October 16 - October 23 All players with a birthday between Sept 1, 2006 and August 31, 2019. Tee Ball - Seniors Divisions
General Baseball Registration 12U October 23 - November 6 All players with a birthday between Sept 1, 2010 and August 31, 2019. Tee Ball - Majors Divisions
General Baseball Registration 14U October 23 - December 1 All players with a birthday between Sept 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010 Juniors baseball 14U
General Baseball Registration 16U October 23 - April 2 All players with a birthday between Sept 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008. Seniors baseball 16U
Girls Softball Registration October 23 - December 4 All girls who are between 6 and 15 years of age as of December 31, 2022. All softball divisions
Challenger Baseball Registration October 23 - February 19 All players who are 5 years old as of December 31, 2022, with a physical or cognitive disability. Challenger baseball division

Spring 2023 Registration Status

Open Registration Waitlist Registration Only Registration Closed
16U Baseball (Ages 4-16 as of 8/31/23)
Girls' Softball (Ages 6 - 15 as of 12/31/22)
Challenger Baseball (Ages 5 - 18 as of 12/31/22)

ATTENDANCE COMMITMENT

MAKING SFLL A PRIORITY - We understand that in today’s world, kids often participate in a variety of activities. Since our capacity is limited, we respectfully request that unless you can make SFLL a priority versus other youth activities that you do not register and leave space for another family that is willing to make our League its priority commitment.
 
IF YOUR CHILD PLAYS IN ANOTHER BASEBALL LEAGUE - We ask that if your child is planning on playing in more than one baseball league that you consider not signing up for SFLL so other kids who wish to play baseball only with us have the opportunity to play. If your child is playing in another baseball league and you still wish to register with us, we expect that you make our league your first priority for both practices and games. Last year we had some players choosing their school teams etc. over SFLL resulting in some forfeited games even during our end-of-season playoffs. As you can imagine, this was hugely disappointing to families and kids who worked together the entire season only to be forced to forfeit a critical game. We want to avoid that scenario this year as it is simply unfair to other kids and families who make the League their primary commitment.
 
IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE SF - Unless you live within San Francisco city limits and can prove your residency OR your child goes to school in San Francisco OR you qualify for an exception under National Little League residency rules, you cannot play in our League.
 
READ OUR ATTENDANCE PLEDGE - Attendance is very important in our League, and we have an Attendance Pledge for you to review. Please read it carefully (see below) and make sure you can abide by it before registering.
 
ATTENDANCE PLEDGE - We understand that players and their families must commit to high attendance of games and practices in order for San Francisco Little League to work. The League requires this commitment because SFLL strives to have parity between teams, to promote team cohesion, and to keep roster sizes small so that all players get substantial playing time. Significant absenteeism makes these objectives unworkable. Players and their families should understand that a player is expected to attend all practices and games and when that is not possible the following apply:
 
ADVANCE NOTICE OF ABSENCE REQUIRED - If a player cannot attend a game, a parent must notify the coach at least 24 hours in advance and 4 hours in advance if a practice is to be missed (or less if there is illness or last minute emergency travel). 
 
FAILURE TO NOTIFY COACH - Failure to give the coach the proper notice will result in an unexcused absence and a warning to the player by the coach. One more unexcused absence may result in a suspension with any further occurrences leading to expulsion from the League.


SUSPENSION/EXPULSION - Excessive absenteeism or tardiness (even with proper notification) to practices and games also may warrant suspension or expulsion from the League.  Excessive absenteeism would be when a player is late or absent for four consecutive games or practices, or a cumulative total of six events. 

A suspension of a player for absenteeism must have the approval of the VP of Player Agents. Expulsion from the League for absenteeism must also have approval of the President.


Spring 2023 Calendar of Key Dates

For your convenience and consideration, we have provided the following calendar of important dates for you to review before registering your child.

Below is a list of key dates (subject to change) so that you can plan accordingly.

It is MANDATORY that players attend the appropriate Skill Evaluation Session ("SES") even if the player has played with SFLL in the past.


Spring 2023 Calendar

Date Event
October 16 - 23 PRIORITY Registration for ALL Baseball and Softball Divisions Opens (returning families from spring or fall)
Sun, Oct 23 General Registration for ALL Baseball and Softball Divisions Opens
Sun, Nov 6 Baseball - Tee Ball, Farm, Rookie, Minors AA/AAA, Majors Divisions - Registration Closes
Thur, Dec 1 Baseball - Juniors Division (Ages 13-14) - Registration Closes
Sun, Dec 4 Softball - Registration Closes
Sat-Sun, Dec 3-4 Mandatory SES (Skills Evaluation Sessions), Rookie, AA, AAA and Majors Divisions
Sun, Dec 11 Mandatory SES (Skills Evaluation Sessions), Juniors Division
Sat Dec 17 Mandatory SES (Skills Evaluation Sessions), Lower Farm and Upper Farm Divisions
Sat-Sun, Jan 21-22 CPR/AED+Health Safety Training (Coaches & On-Field Volunteers)
Thur, Jan 26 Juniors Player Draft (Coaches Only)
Sat-Sun, Jan 28-29 Coach Clinics
Mon-Thur, Jan 30-Feb 2 Kid-Pitch Player Drafts (Farm, Rookie, Minors AA/AAA, Majors, Coaches Only)
Sat-Sun, Feb 4-5 Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop Series for Coaches, Players & Parents/Supporters
Sat-Sun, Feb 11-12 Team Equipment Pick-up on Treasure Island
Week of Feb 27 Practices Start
Sun, Mar 1 Challenger - Registration Closes
Sat, Mar 4 Opening Day Parade and Games
Sun, Apr 2 Baseball - Seniors Division - Registration Closes
Date TBA All-League Giants Game at Oracle Park
Sun, May 21 Last Games: Tee Ball and Farm Divisions
Sat-Mon, May 27-29 No Games - Memorial Day Weekend
June 1 Juniors Division Championships
June 3 Home Run Derby
June 3 - 4 Championship Weekend (Rookie, Minors AA/AAA, Majors)
Mon, June 5 - end of June Division 3 Tournament of Champions
Mon, June 5 - mid July All-Stars Season

*Calendar subject to revision.  Check back for updates.


Spring 2023 Registration