Website Manager

California District 33

Umpires needed for the Junior Invitational Tournament (April 27–30). If you're available please email Dave Graham.

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.  

2023 Clay Berry Invitational Tournament

Friday, March 24th  thru Sunday, March 26th 2023
 La Mesa National LL Kuhlken Field & Murphy Canyon LL Damato Field
CBI Rules: 2023 CBI Rules (.pdf) 
CBI Brackets: 2023 CBI Brackets rev 3/22(.xlsx)

CBI Tournament Update (3/23) -  We are moving forward with the Friday Schedule. Thanks to Murphy Canyon, La Mesa National and Lake Murray for all their hard work in getting their fields playable for tonight's game. We know it wasn't an easy task but we all appreciate your hard work.

The 15th Annual Clay Berry Invitational Tournament will take place Friday, March 24th thru Sunday March 26th, 2023. This year the tournament will be held locally at La Mesa National Little League Kuhlken Field, Lake Murray Little League and Murphy Canyon Little League 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 the Clay Berry Invitational:

Kearny Mesa Storm - La Mesa National Rangers - Lake Murray Phillies - Allied Gardens Phillies - Sunshine Aztecs - Chollas Lake Cobras - Murphy Canyon Mustangs - Tierrasanta White Sox

2023 14th Annual DDM Tournament Re-Cap


Kearny Mesa Major Division Storm
Final DDM Brackets:  2023 DDM Brackets (.pdf)

The 14th Annual Dorothy Dupont Memorial Tournament is officially in the books.  We had a unique three days of baseball, with each team playing three games. The rain definitely played a part in the uniqueness. This tournament would not have happened without the help of many District 33 volunteers. A special thanks goes out to our host leagues volunteers, Sam Shelhamer, Tori Stark and their volunteers from Murphy Canyon Little League. Austin Hill and his volunteers from La Mesa National Little League and Andrea Ochoa and her volunteers from Serra Mesa Little League, who jumped in to help us out of a rainy jam by offering their fields to host a game on Friday night, so the tournament could stay on schedule. The games could not go on without the umpires on the field. Thank you, John Perretta, District UIC and his talented staff for making sure the games were covered. Last but not least, the District 33 staff who was available to me, whenever I needed help.  

Congratulations to the Kearny Mesa Storm on winning the tournament!! The Championship Game was a drizzly way to wrap up the weekend.  The Storm went on to beat the Mission Trails White Sox 7-0.

These tournaments that the District coordinates are not just for the players to get ready for the postseason, it also helps the managers and coaches know what to expect, what rules and guidelines to follow.  The tournaments also help prepare the scorekeepers, in showing the importance of making sure every change is documented in the scorebook.  These tournaments would not be possible without the all around support from everyone, for that we say thank you.

Carol Hill
2023 DDM Tournament Director
CA District 33 Little League Baseball

2023 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 2023 District Service Award recipients are...

Tori Stark, Murphy Canyon Little League
received her award from Sami Kern, District Treasurer &
Carol Hill, District Sr. Tournament Director

Kristen Frelke, Lake Murray Little League
received her award from Sami Kern, District Treasurer

Van Wong, Kearny Mesa Little League
received his award from Pete Gregorovic, Asst. District Administrator

Ken Saxer, Mid City Little League
received his award from David Graham, District Fall Ball Coordinator

Little League Diamond Leader Training Program

Little League® offers numerous training opportunities to equip volunteers with the knowledge and skills needed to positively impact the youth of their community through the Little League program. This year, Little League® has come up with a new program called: Little League Diamond Leader Training Program. 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.

As a condition of eligibility for selection as a tournament team manager/coach, the regular season manager/coach must have also completed the Little League Diamond Leader Training Program. This program must be completed prior to the individual being named a tournament team manager/coach and before participating in any practices or games. Tournament Team managers/coaches who have completed the program should be prepared to produce the Little League Diamond Leader completion certificate if requested by the District Administrator/Tournament Director.

We are encouraging ALL of our Managers and Coaches in District 33 to complete this course prior to tournament time.  Even though you are not planning on being eligible for a tournament team, the training is important for your development as a team Manager and Coach. We will be checking for Diamond Leader completion certificates at the beginning of the All-Star Season. Don't wait, take the course today. Here is the link to the Diamond Leader training course....

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

State of California Mandatory Training and Certifications

As we head towards the 2023 Spring Season, here is a reminder that State of California Requires Training and Certifications for Managers/Coaches, Administrators and Sports Officials and must be completed before any engagement with the players. This includes All Managers, Coaches, Umpires and Board Members.  If you fall into one of these categories, you are required to produce the mandatory certificate for each protocol. Please save and carry each of the certification certificates for all of your managers/coaches in your team binder.  Administrators and Sports Officials should carry a hardcopy or an electronic copy with them to all game 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

Concussion Protocol: (Required Once)

1. (a) California law requires that all 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.

The online Concussion Protocol Training is at:

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.

Abuse Awareness Protocol: (Required Once)

1. (a) All managers/coaches, administrators and officials must complete the Abuse Awareness training provided by USA Baseball and SafeSport. The managers and coaches must carry documentation in their team binders that the course has been completed.  
2. Please sign into your account at 
3. Hover over the education tab and select the Course Catalog. 
4. It should take you to sign in again (you will only have to do this once). 
From there you can take any of the courses. 

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

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:


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: full list of approved bats can be found at

John Perretta

Umpire in Chief - California District 33 Little League

rev 6/4/2022