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2017 League Registration
2017 Registration is now OPEN

Please read this page in its entirety before registering your child for the 2017 Season.


Welcome to Sunnyvale Litle League Registration!

We are excited to begin a new chapter of baseball here in Sunnyvale! The link to online registration may be found on this page, but we encourage you to READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!


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. The new 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 the 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 Eleementary , 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. Proof of participation with a school may be a report card, progress report or admissions letter.

Schools which qualify within the Sunnyvale Little League boundaries include:
  • Challenger School - Sunnyvale Campus
  • Cherry Chase Elementary School
  • Cumberland Elementary School
  • Cupertino Middle School
  • Garden Gate Elementary 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

3. Determine which Division your child will play.

Sunnyvale Little League has 8 divisions: Challenger, T-Ball, Pioneer, Farm, Minors, Majors, Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors. 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*** Cost After Jan 21, 2017
Challenger 4 - 18 up to 22 $40
T-ball 4 - 5 $95 $120
Pioneer 6 - 7 8 $125 $150
Farm 7 - 9 $195 $220
Minors * 9 - 10 8, 11 $225 $250
Majors * 11 - 12 10 $225 $250
Intermediate ** 13 $225 $250
Juniors ** 13 - 14 $225 $250
Seniors** 15-16 $225 $250
* Must sign up prior to Jan 21, 2017 and attend tryouts.
** Date for Intermdiate & Juniors tryouts to be determined
*** Based on evaluation

Challenger is a division at Sunnyvale LL, and is offered to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5 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.
10 Year Olds
  • Most 10 year olds will play in Minors
  • A few skilled 10 year olds may try out for Majors
  • Parents of 10's 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.
  • The draft process will determine which players are placed in the Farm or Minors divisions.
11 Year Olds
  • Most 11 year olds will play in Majors
  • 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.
13 Year Olds
  • 13 year olds may have the option of playing in the Intermediate division or Juniors (based upon contingencies).
14 Year Olds
  • 14 year olds will 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 Player/Coach 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 Player pitch (50 feet mound distance)

70 foot base paths
Continuous or Substitution, depending on local rules Based on local rules Usually 1 game per week, on Sundays

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)



4. Volunteer!

Sunnyvale Little League is an organization completely operated by parent volunteers. The league requires that all families fulfill a league level volunteer position and a team level volunteer position (typically 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 $150 for the league level position, $100 for the snack shack buyout, or $250 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 on January 21st or 28th. Do NOT mail these documents to the league.


6. Attend Document Verification Day

Document Verification is for NEW players only. If you were registered in Serra Little League or Sunnyvale Southern Little League in Spring 2016, you do not have to re-verify your documents. (We cannot include Fall Ball registration because we did not do residency checks during Fall Ball.) During the regular season, if there is ever a challenge, you will have to prove residency and provide the documents below.

ALL parents do need to turn in a Volunteer Application Form - For first time volunteers OR a Returning Volunteer Application Form - For returning volunteers who completed a volunteer form last year. We will also need a copy of your driver’s license.

The league will hold Document Verification Day on January 28th (8:30-10:30am AND 12:30-2:30pm) at the Majors/Minors tryouts at Cupertino Middle School, and again on February 4th (8:30-10:30am) at the Farm Evaluations at Cupertino Middle School. This is a requirement by Little League to check age and residence. It is also a great opportunity to meet board members and a chance to ask questions.

For 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, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (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)
  • You MUST also bring: OR


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, 2016 can be used to establish school attendance for the 2017 season.


7. 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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