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California District 33

Our Little League District is located in San Diego California and is comprised of 15 leagues. Our area covers parts of San Diego and La Mesa from Balboa Park to Mount Helix from Highway 94 to Highway 52. Please take a look at our League Boundaries Map to see which league you are in. 

Helping young people develop character, discipline and teamwork while maintaining physical and emotional well being through Little League Baseball.  

2024 Tournament of Champions Winners




2024 Tournament of Champion
s Winners


Sunshine Little League
2024 District 33 TOC Junior League Champions
Final 2024 TOC Juniors Brackets


North Park Little League - Panthers
2024 District 33 TOC Minor League Champions
Final 2024 TOC Minors Brackets


Allied Gardens Little League - Red Sox
2024 District 33 TOC Little League (Major) Champions
Final 2024 TOC Major Brackets


The 2024 Little League International Tournament

Did you know there are five levels in the International Tournament or what we refer to as the All-Star Tournament? The first level is District. The second level is Section. The third level is State. The fourth level is Regional and the fifth and final level is World Series. There are six (age appropriate) divisions that play in the tournament in Baseball; 8-9-10, 9-10-11, Little League (10-11-12), Intermediate (11-12-13), Juniors (12-13-14) and Seniors (13-14-15-16). The State level is the end of the tournament for the 8-9-10's and 9-10-11's. If you would like to know all the dates and locations of the various tournaments, take a look at our 2024 All Star Baseball Tournament Levels (.pdf) handout, to see where the road to the World Series will take you.

2024 All-Star Tournament Rules Review - Umpires

2024 All-Star Tournament Rules Review - Umpires
via Zoom Meeting
                                                
It’s the time of the year where everyone’s excitement level increases. Even the hot dogs taste better.

This meeting is for umpires only. We will review the 2024 All-Star Tournament rules. Little League has made many changes the rules in recent years. If you wish to umpire this All-Star season this is a must! Please forward this invite to every umpire you can. Please make sure your microphone is on mute and your camera is on.

     Thursday, June 13th

7:00pm
Zoom Meeting Login Information

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89656449299?pwd=X2P7CF30sm4UDFB4blmOmSjacn5zAM.1
Meeting ID: 896 5644 9299   Passcode: 179197
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John Evans

Umpire in Chief – California District 33 Little League

 

2024 All-Star Rules Meeting

Date: Friday, June 14th, 2024

Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: Darnall Charter School

The District will be conducting a mandatory meeting for all Managers, Coaches and Site Directors that are involved in this year's All-Star Tournament. The meeting will take place on Friday, June 14th beginning at 6:30pm at Darnall Charter School, 6020 Hughes St. San Diego, CA 92115. Important information in regard to the All-Star Tournament rules will be explained and documents will be shared with all managers and coaches. You don't want to miss this meeting if you are involved in the tournament.

Clay Berry

District Administrator
CA District 33 Little League Baseball

Helping young people develop character, discipline, and teamwork while maintaining physical and emotional well-being through Little League Baseball and Softball.


2024 All-Star Saturday

Lower Divisions:  8-10's, 9-11's and Little League (10-12's)

Date: Saturday, June 15th
Location:
San Carlos Little League
Event Time: 8-10's teams (9:00am to 11:00am)    9-11's teams (11:00am to 12:30pm)   Little League (10-12's) teams (1:30pm to 4:00pm)

District 33 is proud to present the 10th Annual All-Star Saturday for all the lower division players in this year's District All-Star Tournament. We would like to recognize all the players in the lower divisions for being selected to represent their leagues in the tournament in one place. This will be a fun time for the kids and a chance to meet other All-Star players from different leagues.

All players need to be dressed in their All-Star uniforms and bring their equipment that they are planning on using in the tournament. Umpires will be on hand to inspect the equipment, hopefully this will help in avoiding confusion on what is allowed and is not. Please bring all your equipment and be ready for inspection.

During Opening Ceremonies, all teams will take the field (no equipment please). Each player will be introduced and given their All-Star Pin and Program. After the completion of introductions, we will have a skills contest for all of the players. Below is the information on each of the skills events.

Around the Horn - Eight players demonstrating fast and accurate catching and throwing skills, with each player rotating through all infield positions.

Last Man Standing - This will involve one player from your team accurately fielding a batted ball and completing a successful throw to first.

Closest to the Screen - The remaining players on your team will attempt to make accurate throws from a distance.

Home Run Derby - This will involve one player from your team doing his/her best to hit as many home runs as possible.

We will be giving out first, second and third place medals for the winners of each category at the end of each division's group. Please plan on staying until the end of your division event. We will also give out medals for the leagues with the most wins.


Manager Information: 

First order of business is for all managers to check in when it's your time. The check in table will be under the District 33 tent behind the scoreboard. Below is information that you will need to participate in this year's All Star Saturday event. Please have your Division Announcement Sheet and All-Star Event Roster Sheet properly filled out before getting to the check in table.


Check In Times:
8-10's check in at 8:30am @ under the District 33 tent behind the scoreboard. 
9-11's check in at 10:30am @ under the District 33 tent behind the scoreboard.
Little League (10-12's) check in at 1:00pm @ under the District 33 tent behind the 
scoreboard.


Manager's Handouts: 
Lower Division Manager's Instructions (.docx)  All-Star Event Rosters (.docx)
Events Rules (.docx)    Announcement Sheet (.pdf)   


Upper Division: Juniors


Date: Saturday, June 15th

Event Time: 4:00pm
Location: Patriot Shira Field

District 33 is proud to present the 4th Annual All-Star Saturday for Junior division players in this year's District All-Star Tournament. We would like to recognize all the players in the Junior division for being selected to represent their leagues in the tournament in one place. This will be a fun time for the players and a chance to meet other All-Star players from different leagues.

All teams dressed in their All-Star uniforms will take the field (no equipment please). Each player will be introduced and given their All-Star Pin and Program. Each All-Star should bring their equipment that they are planning on using in the tournament. Umpires will be on hand to inspect the equipment, hopefully this will help in avoiding confusion on what is allowed and is not. Please bring all your equipment and be ready for inspection. The snack bar will be open. Below is the information on each of the skills events.

 

Around the Horn - Eight players demonstrating fast and accurate catching and throwing skills, with each player rotating through all infield positions.

Last Man Standing - This will involve one player from your team accurately fielding a batted ball and completing a successful throw to first.

Closest to the Screen - The remaining players on your team will attempt to make accurate throws from a distance.

Home Run Derby - This will involve one player from your team doing his/her best to hit as many home runs as possible.

We will be giving out first, second and third place medals for the winners of each category at the end of each division's group. Please plan on staying until the end of your division event. We will also give out medals for the leagues with the most wins.

Manager Information:
First order of business is for all managers when they arrive at Gary Shira Field is to check in. The check in table should be next to the Snack Bar. Please have your Division Announcement Sheet and All-Star Event Roster Sheet properly filled out before getting to the check in table.

Check In Time:
Please check in at Shira at 3:30pm

Manager's Handouts:
Junior Manager's Instructions (.docx)   All-Star Event Rosters (.docx)
Events Rules(.docx)  Announcement Sheet (.pdf) 


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Clay Berry at [email protected] or Danyell DiLena at [email protected]

2024 District All-Star Tournament

The 2024 District All-Star Tournament begins on Tuesday, June 17th for the Junior Division. The 8/10's begin play on Thursday, June 20th. Senior Division begin play on Friday, June 21st. The Little League (10/12's) begin on Saturday, June 22nd and the 9/11's begin on Sunday, June 23rd. Since we only have (1) Intermediate team and (1) Senior team, they will begin play in the Section 6 All-Star Tournament. The Intermediate Section Tournament will be hosted by District 31 beginning on June 25th. The Senior Section Tournament will be hosted by District 32 beginning June 25th. Locations and times will be posted as soon as we receive information from the host Districts.

Please check our Field Locations page for directions to the games. Brackets will be updated nightly during the tournament. All necessary forms for the District All-Star Tournament can be found under the "TOURNAMENT" tab located at the top of this page. After clicking on Tournaments, Click on "ALL-STAR FORMS". Addition information for this year's tournament for Managers and Coaches can be found below.

District All-Star Information
2024 D33 Guidelines (.pdf)   2024 Baseball Rules Difference Chart (.pdf)    Approved Bat List & FAQs


District All-Star Brackets
8-10's Baseball (.xlsx)    9-11's Baseball (.xlsx)     Little League 10-12's Baseball (.xlsx)    Junior Baseball (.xlsx)   

Remember to check back here often, as new information will be posted for players and parents as it comes up in the 2024 All-Star Tournament. Good luck to all the teams in this year's tournament.

Tragedy in Tierrasanta Little League

Please keep the Boldt family from Tierrasanta Little League in your thoughts and prayers. Their son, William suffered a tragic accident earlier this week.  As a result of his injuries, it is with deep sadness that we share that William passed away.  William was a part of the Tierrasanta Little League community for several years and was currently a player in the Majors Division. William was a valued teammate, and friend to many throughout TLL. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with whatever they need during this most difficult time that parents will ever have to go through. If you haven’t already, please consider a donation to the family. https://www.gofundme.com/.../support-for-william-boldts

Pictured is William receiving the game ball after a solid hit to right field which allowed his team to come from behind and score this 2 run RBI. Following the game his teammates nicknamed him "Walk Off Will".

Rest in Peace William

2024 District Awards Dinner Re-Cap

Our annual District Awards Dinner was held on May 4th at the Handlery Hotel. Our theme for this year was "Gold & Glitter" and many dressed the part. A special "thank you" goes out to Sami Kern, Carol Hill, Nancy Hemmings and the rest of the District Staff who pinched hit for Angela Engquist, District Special Event Coordinator (who could not be in attendance due to a schedule conflict) for putting together another outstanding and memorable event.

We were honored to have Tim Hughes as our special guest speaker and his wife, Chris in attendance for our dinner this year. Tim has worked for Little League International in many roles since being hired in 1975.  He is currently serving on the Little League International Board of Directors. He was the Chairman of the 28th Little League International Congress that convened in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in June 2022. Thank you, Tim, for sharing some memorable stories on growing up just blocks away from the Little League Complex in Williamsport and working for the best youth sports organization in the world. 

Gifts cards were donated by leagues and were raffled off to lucky winning tickets and a 50/50 draw for $210.00 was handed out to one lucky winner, Simon Yee from North Park Little League.

Mark Beall, Assistant District Administrator had the honors of presenting the following 2024 awards to these outstanding volunteers in our local leagues. Not all award winners were present at the dinner, some photos were taken at various locations around District 33. Be sure to thank the award recipients when you see them at the fields for all their hard work and dedication to the youth of San Diego.

 

The District Service Award

These awards are given to individuals nominated by their league, who have several years of outstanding service to their league. They have also impacted the District by serving the other leagues in some capacity, usually by being involved in tournaments or something District wide. The District Service Award recipients are...



Andrea Ochoa
Serra Mesa Little League

Eric Shelly
Patriot League League


Jared Merrill
San Carlos Little League
Lisa McCully
Patriot League


Michelle Mosqueda
Mission Trails Little League

Sam & Amanda Shelhamer
Murphy Canyon Little League


The Umpire of the Year Award & Umpire Service Award

These awards are given to outstanding umpires who are recognized for his/her skills and dedication to umpiring for that year. The  Umpire of the Year & Umpire Service Award recipients are...

 
Umpire of The Year
Ken Saxer
Mid City Little League
Umpire Service AwardDenis McGee
Allied Gardens Little League


The Joe Schloss Memorial Coaches Award

This award is given to managers or coaches that demonstrate leadership in local leagues with Loyalty, Courage and Character. The Joe Schloss Memorial Coaches Award recipients are...


Eddie Pappani
La Mesa National Little League

John Goodman
Tierrasanta Little League

Chris Jerome
Allied Gardens Little League


Scott Simmons Leadership Award

The criteria for this award is for someone that has impacted the local league, especially in bringing about compliance to Little League rules and regulations. They have set a standard in regard to choosing managers and coaches with character, demonstrated a willingness to address issues such as poor sportsmanship either among spectators, coaches, managers or players. To demonstrate courage and character in dealing with issues at the local league level. The Scott Simmons Award recipient is...

 

Jeff Staggs
Tierrasanta Little 
League 

 

The Jim Jones Award
This award is given to the outstanding volunteer in our District. It goes to someone that has showed commitment and sacrifice above and beyond. The Jim Jones Award recipient is...

 
Mark Hopkins
North Park 
Little League

2024 Mandatory Training and Certifications

New requirements for the 2024 Spring Season, anyone who has contact with the players has to be an official Little League Volunteer. Here is the list of background checks and training you will need to complete in order to become a Little League Volunteer.

 
* Complete JDP Background Check
* Complete CA Live Scan
* Complete USA Abuse Awareness Training
* Complete CDC Concussion Training
* Complete Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training
* Complete Little League Diamond Leader Training (Coaches)
* Attend a local league Coaches & Safety Clinic (Coaches)

New for this year:

- All Volunteers are required to take Abuse Awareness Training for Adults annually. 
- All Regular Season Managers and Coaches are required to complete Diamond Leader Training.

Volunteers will need to be certified once in Concussion Protocol and Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Protocol. This requirement has not changed.

Managers and Coaches are required to attend a Coaches and Safety clinic in order to be on the field with the players.

All training 
must be completed before any engagement with the players.  If you fall into one of these categories, you are required to produce the mandatory certificate showing that you have completed the required protocol. Managers/Coaches, please save and carry each of the certification certificates in your team binder.  All volunteers should carry a hardcopy or an electronic copy with them to all game/practice sites.

If you have any questions in regard to this required training, please ask your League President or me. 


Clay Berry 
District Administrator 
CA District 33


Abuse Awareness Protocol: (Yearly for All Volunteers - This is a new requirement for 2024)


1. (a) All Volunteers must complete the Abuse Awareness training annually provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport. All managers and coaches must carry documentation in their team binders that the course has been completed for the current year. All volunteers should carry a hardcopy or an electronic copy with them to all game/practice sites.
2. Please sign into your account at USABDevelops.com 
3. Hover over the education tab and select the Course Catalog. 
4. It should take you to 
https://usabmobilecoach.com/courses- sign in again (you will only have to do this once). 
5. 
From there you can take any of the courses. 

To access your course certificates: 
1. 
Log in to USABMobileCoach.com
2. 
Select your name in the top right corner
3. C
lick “My Account” 
4. 
Select “Courses” option.


Diamond Leader Training Program: (Required Once - This is a new requirement for 2024)


All Regular & Post Season Managers and Coaches are required to complete the Little League Diamond Leader Training Program prior to any contact with the players participating in any practices or games.


This program focuses on ensuring children have a positive, well-rounded experience on and off the field, this program is a FREE educational resource that provides coaches with an understanding of the impact that mental, social, and emotional well-being has in youth sports through detailed information, interactive scenarios, and a variety of additional resources.

Here is the link to the Diamond Leader training course.... LittleLeague.org//DiamondLeader


Concussion Protocol: (Required Once)


1. (a) California law requires that all volunteers, including managers/coaches, administrators and officials must complete an online concussion training at least once before supervising youth athletes; a certificate from a prior season is valid for this season. It takes only about 30 minutes to complete the training.

 

2. A concussion and head injury information sheet must be signed by both the athlete and a parent/guardian before the athlete initiates practice or competition. An existing form from the 2020 spring may be used if it’s available. The signed sheet must be carried with the player’s medical release and code of conduct form.

The online Concussion Protocol Training is at: https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/training/.


Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Protocol: (Required Once)

AB379 now requires the same protocols used for concussions in youth and high school sports to be used to help protect young athletes participating in school and community youth sports organizations from sudden cardiac arrest—the #1 killer of young athletes. Community youth sports organizations include an organization, business, nonprofit entity, or a local governmental agency that sponsors or conducts amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years of age or younger participate.

The online Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Training is at: https://epsavealife.org/sca-prevention-training/


LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL BAT INFORMATION - USABAT STANDARD

USA Baseball Logo


As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard.

 

USABat Standards - Decertified Bats:


           
The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play.


The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented on the following bat(s): 

          

·          Louisville Slugger Meta 33-inch 2020 model

            

·          Reebok - Vector TLS 33-inch model

           

          Marucci - CAT5 Squared 34-inch model 

           

·        Marucci - CAT5 33-inch model

           

·        Marucci - Black 33 & 34 -inch models
          

Please note that images are for reference only and are not guaranteed that the bat model in question looks exactly as these internet supplied images portray.

Full details on de-certified bats can be found at: https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-information/decertified-bats/A full list of approved bats can be found at https://USABat.com

John Evans

Umpire in Chief - California District 33 Little League

rev 6/4/2022