Recreational baseball for children league age 4-18 serving families of Mission Viejo California. Character. Courage. Loyalty. Let's Play Ball!

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Thanks for your interest in joining South Mission Viejo Little League. This is your one page resource for frequent questions that you may have about SMVLL

ABOUT SMVLL

Since 1968 South Mission Viejo Little League has been committed to teaching youth in our community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority.  We are committed to providing a positive influence in the lives of our players and their families by promoting fair play, confidence, a diligent work ethic, camaraderie and a lasting respect for the game of baseball. We also strive to create a positive culture in which coaches, parents, fans, officials and athletes work together to achieve this mission. Our overall goal is to provide a Better Baseball experience for all families.  

 

Q:  How do I know SMVLL is my league? 

Our league is open to any child between the ages of 4-18.  Each Little League creates a boundary map of the area that it services.  A link to South Mission Viejo Little League’s boundary map is below. 

If you live within the area of this map, SMVLL is your league. 

If you do not live within the area of this boundary map, but your player’s school is located within this area, please contact our Player Agent (in League Contacts) to review the options available for play in SMVLL. 

 

Q:        How much are registration fees?

Division                                  Spring Rate             Fall Rate

Teeball / Coach Pitch               $185                          n/a

Single A (A) / Double A (AA)    $205                         $75 regular /  $100 elite*

Triple A (AAA) / Majors            $225                         $75 regular / $100 elite*

Registration fees may be paid after submitting registration form onlne.  Look for cut-off dates posted online. 

* Elite teams may be coordinated by an Team Manager that designates a desire to bring a team of elite players into the fall program

 

Q:  What is covered by my registration fees? 

Your fees cover your player’s uniform (jersey, pants, socks, belt and cap), his field time for practices and games, coaches and umpires.  Your player is responsible for bringing his personal baseball equipment (bat, batting helmet and fielding glove).  We also suggest that your player always have plenty of water and sunscreen.  A baseball backpack or gear bag is recommended to carry equipment and extras to and from the fields.

  

Q:  What level/division should my child play?

Before you select a level, please determine the league age of your child, then review the descriptions shown below.  Little League International has created an age chart and calculator to help you determine. 

League Age

"League Age" is used to determine the division(s) in which a player is eligible to participate. This ensures that players of similar ages, skills and experience are playing at the same levels, making the game safer and more fun while maintaining a certain level of competition.

Baseball and Softball divisions utilize different age calendars for their respective sports. Please refer to the charts, below, to help determine a player's league age for the 2017 fall and 2018 spring season. You may also use the Little League International Age Calculator.

 

League Age Chart

For players with 2005 birthdays and older, league age is calculated based a player's age as of April 30. For 2006 birthdays and younger, league age is calculated based on a player's age as of August 31. (For more information concerning age determinations, please view the Update to the Implementation of Little League Baseball® Age Determination Date.

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Fall Season: In order to provide players the opportunity to play at the level they will be in the upcoming Spring Season, a player’s League Age in the Fall will be calculated as the next Spring Season. Therefore, for Fall 2017 players, we will use the league age as it will be applied for Spring 2018.

Q:  Are there opportunities to coach / manage / volunteer?  

Yes!  Anyone can apply to become a volunteer. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them!  As a volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. The benefits of volunteering in youth sport are endless. SMVLL provides all of the support and instruction you need to get started.  We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with all of our volunteers.  We recognize that our volunteers are the backbone of our league. 

If you are interested in volunteering please complete the volunteer form while registering your child. (see “League Documents” on the homepage).  Complete and submit the volunteer form if interested. 

 

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