Website Manager

California District 33

Welcome to the District 33 Website

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 District Service Award Recipients

District Service Awards are given to individuals nominated by their league that has several years of outstanding service to their league as well as having impacted the District by serving the other leagues in some capacity, usually by being involved in tournaments or something district wide. District Service Awards are usually given out on the League's Opening Day or Team Announcement Night. The rest of the District awards are presented at our annual dinner in May. The 2024 District Service Award recipients are...



Eric Shelley, Patriot League
received his award from Nancy Hemmings, District Player Agent



Lisa McCully, Patriot League
received her award from Pete Gregorovic, Asst. District Administrator



Michelle Mosqueda, Mission Trails Little League
received her award from Clay Berry, District Administrator



Jared Merrill, San Carlos Little League
received his award from Clay Berry, District Administrator

2024 Lower Division Skills and Safety Clinic

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024
Where:
 
 Serra Mesa Little League

Cost:     Free to everyone in District 33
Time:
    Check in at 9:30am, Coaches Clinic 10am -12pm, Safety Clinic 12:15pm -1pm  
Flyer:   2024 Lower Division Clinic Flyer (.pdf)
Pre-Registration Link: Click Here

District 33 is proud to host a free Lower Division Skills and Safety Clinic for all of our Managers and Coaches in D33. This Coaching Clinic is towards Tball, Caps, Rookies and Farm, though all levels are welcomed to attend and will get credit, we will cover age appropriate drills, team management, and little league pedagogy. Great for both new and experienced coaches! All leagues welcomed. Serra Mesa Little League is hosting the clinics at their field located at 8306 Hurlbut Street, San Diego, CA 92123. Even though it is T-Ball / CAPS orientated, both clinics meet the clinic requirements for District 33 tournament play.  We encourage you to use the Pre-Registration Link, it will help speed up with the sign in process on the day of the clinic. 
 

Skills Clinic
@ 10:00am to 12:00pm -
 Learn how to run effective and fun practices. Learn how to teach basic skills to your players. This session will offer hands-on training and is valuable to first-time and experienced coaches. Bring a glove and dress in athletic gear.

Safety Clinic @ 12:15pm to 1:00pm - Some of the topics that will be covered are evaluating and treatment for injuries, basic first aid and concussion protocols.

You MUST sign in and out to get credit for attending a District and League approved clinic and to be eligible for District Tournament play. Need more information, feel free to call or email to one of our District Coach Coordinators…

  Danyell DiLena                        Marty Richardson

  D33 Coach Coordinator            D33 Assistant Coach Coordinator
  (858) 869-7394                         (619) 772-9068

  [email protected]         [email protected]

 

2024 District 33 Virtual Safety and Skills Renewal Clinic

Registration:  Closed
Flyer: 
2024 District 33 Virtual Coaching & Safety Clinic Flyer (.pdf)                                                            
Registration Link: 2024 Virtual Safety and Skills Renewal Clinic

All tests must be completed by March 4th @ midnight 

District 33 will again have a Virtual Safety and Skills Renewal Clinic for the 2024 season. This clinic is only open to those who have previously taken an In-Person Clinic within the last 3 years. We have combined both
 
Safety and Skills into one video. So, you will get credit for both Safety and Skills once you complete and pass the test. 

 Registration closed on SaturdayFebruary 24th @ 9:00pm.

Once you register and are approved for the clinic, you will be sent a link to the Playlist of Safety/Skills and a link to the Test Portion. The test is individualized to YOUR links so DO NOT SHARE LINKS. Please allow up to 1 week after test submissions for your name to be added to District 33 Clinic Attendance List.

All tests must be completed by March 4th @ midnight in order to get credit to participate in 2024 District Tournaments. Non-passing tests will be permitted to re-take.
 
Safety Clinic - Stephen Seefeldt will present the Safety Clinic, some of the topics that Stephen will cover include evaluating injuries, initial treatment for injuries, basic first aid and concussion protocols.
 
Skills Clinic - We have gathered the following coaches from across District 33: Danyell DiLena, Stephen Seefeldt, Tyler Hemmings and Jake Hale. They will share their methodology and drills on how to run effective and fun practices. Learn how to teach basic-advanced skills to your players effectively. 

Danyell DiLena

Coach Coordinator
CA District 33 Little League Baseball

858-569-7394
[email protected]

 

2024 Dorothy DuPont Memorial Tournament

Thursday, March 14th thru Sunday, March 17th, 2024
Location:  Murphy Canyon LL Damato Field
DDM Rules: 2024 DDM Rules (.pdf)
DDM Brackets: 2024 DDM Brackets (.xlsx)

The 15th Annual Dorothy DuPont Memorial Tournament will be held on March 14th thru March 17th, 2024. Games will be played at Murphy Canyon LL, Damato Field. All Coaches and Managers must have met the clinic requirements for District 33 tournament play to eligible to be on the field. This year we are proud to announce the following league/teams that will be participating in this year's Dorothy DuPont Memorial Tournament. 

Tierrasanta - Allied Gardens - Mission Trails - Lake Murray - Sunshine - La Mesa National - Mid City - San Carlos

 

2024 Friday Night Lights

Thanks to Murphy Canyon Little League for hosting Friday Night Lights games this Spring. Games will be played at Murphy Canyon, Little Damato Field, 4500 Damato Street, San Diego, California 92124. Eight major teams from around D33 will see what it's like to play "under the lights".

        Schedule (Visitor vs Home)

  • 3/22   Rolando vs Tierrasanta
  • 4/05   Mid City vs Lake Murray
  • 4/12   Sunshine vs Mission Trails
  • 4/19   Serra Mesa vs Chollas Lake

 


Notes:

  • To cancel a game, contact the other team. Do not forget to let Murphy Canyon know and your umpires know.
  • All games start at 7:00 PM.
  • Each manager to bring three RS or RS-T game balls.
  • Home team is responsible for pre-game field prep.
  • Away team is responsible for post-game cleanup.
  • We are guest leave the field better than you found it.
  • Home team is responsible for providing a plate umpire, and Away team responsible for base umpire.
  • The facility will be open one hour prior to game time. Your facility contact is Dan Franklin at (206) 963-1886

Have a great game and thanks for being a part of Friday Night Lights!


If you have any questions, please call me.

Clay Berry
District Administrator
CA District 33 Little League Baseball
619-757-5793

2024 Clay Berry Invitational Tournament

Thursday, April 11th  thru Sunday, April 14th 2024
Locations:
 La Mesa National LL Kuhlken Field & San Carlos Little League
CBI Rules: 2024 CBI Rules (.pdf) 
CBI Brackets: 2024 CBI Brackets (.xlsx)

The 16th Annual Clay Berry Invitational Tournament will take place Thursday, April 11th thru Sunday April 14th, 2024. This year the tournament will be held at La Mesa National Little League Kuhlken Field and San Carlos Little League Field #5. All Coaches and Managers must have met the clinic requirements for District 33 tournament play to eligible to be on the field. This year we are proud to announce the following league/teams that will be participating in the Clay Berry Invitational:

Lake Murray - La Mesa National - Rolando - Tierrasanta - Sunshine - Serra Mesa - Chollas Lake - San Carlos



2024 Mandatory Training and Certifications

As we head towards 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