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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 Gary Shira Memorial Juniors Tournament Re-Cap

Mid City Little League Jr Division Royals
Final GSM Brackets:  
2024 GSM Brackets (.pdf)

The 10th Annual Junior Invitational Tournament (now known as the Gary Shira Memorial Juniors Tournament)  was held between April 18th and April 21st, 2024.  Eight Junior Division Teams from seven leagues played twelve games on five different baseball fields over four days.  Special thanks to Murphy Canyon LL, North Park LL, Serra Mesa LL, Sunshine LL and Patriot League for hosting this time-honored tournament.  More so, many thanks and compliments to the legions of volunteers who gave so freely of themselves to make the tournament such a success!  Without our field maintenance volunteers, coaches, volunteer umpires, scorekeepers, and dedicated fans, events like this cannot happen.  This tournament witnessed four fun-filled days of exciting baseball!  All of the players gave their best efforts and all played well.  In the end, the ‘’ Royals of Mid City Little League remained undefeated throughout the tournament and were awarded the championship banner – Congratulations Mid City Royals!

Mark Hopkins
Junior/Senior Division Rep
California District 33 Little League Baseball

2024 Clay Berry Invitational Re-Cap

San Carlos Major Division Angels
Final CBI Brackets:  2024 CBI Brackets (.pdf)

Another tournament is in the books.  The weekend started off with a bang, as a player from LMN hit a three-run home run for the first home run of the tournament season. It was a great way to start 4 days of great baseball. 
     This weekend wouldn’t have possible without the help and support of the league presidents and board members of La Mesa National & San Carlos, umpires, district staff, and other volunteers that came out.  Thank you, Austin Hill (LMN) and Sheila Gigante (SC), for making your fields available. 
     We were lucky that Saturday’s rain didn’t affect baseball for Sunday. I would like to congratulate the San Carlos Angels for winning the 16th Annual Clay Berry Invitational!  

Carol Hill
2023 CBI Tournament Director

CA District 33 Little League Baseball

2024 District Awards Dinner

Saturday, May 4th, 2024
Time: 6:00pm to 10:00pm
 $55 per person
Flyer: 2024 D33 Dinner Flyer (.pdf)

 Handlery Hotel - Garden Ballroom 

Our annual District 33 Awards Dinner will be held on May 4th beginning at 6:00pm at the Handlery Hotel - Garden Ballroom located at 950 Hotel Circle North San Diego CA 92108. Cost is $55.00 per person. Most leagues cover the cost for their board and District Service Award recipients to attend.

Complementary parking will be provided. Join us for dinner and lots of fun! This year's theme will be “Glitter & Gold”.  A No-Host bar will also be available. A raffle for gifts donated by our leagues and 50/50 will be held. We will also be giving out our District Awards to the very deserving recipients. So please plan on attending this special event. Please contact your local league for more details on how you can attend.

Leagues - Please RSVP by Monday, April 15th to [email protected]Please bring your league check to the April / May District meeting.

Hope to see you there!

Angela Engquist
Events Coordinator
California District 33

2024 Dorothy Dupont Memorial Tournament Re-Cap


Lake Murray Major Division A's
Final DDM Brackets:  2024 DDM Brackets (.pdf)
The 15th Annual Dorothy Dupont Memorial Tournament was held on March 14th - March 17th, 2024, at Murphy Canyon Little League Damato Field.

 The DDM Tournament is our first tournament of the season, and it was a great 4 days of baseball. The 2024 season is off to a great start.  We had a team that this weekend was the first games they played as a team.  This weekend wouldn’t have been possible without the support of the Board of Murphy Canyon LL.  Dan Franklin, Luke Stergos, Paul Stergos, and Sam Shelhammer were there early every morning getting the field ready and staying late putting everything away every night. La’Trece Ventura and Amanda Shelhammer getting the snack bar prepared for the day's hungry fans. 

Congratulations to the Lake Murray Athletics for winning the 15th Annual DuPont Tournament!  It was a great game against the San Carlos Diamondbacks, with both teams having 1 pitcher going the whole game. The A’s won 1-0. 

Carol Hill
2024 DDM Tournament Director
CA District 33 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...


Andrea Ochoa, Serra Mesa Little League
received his award from Nancy Hemmings, District Player Agent


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 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 
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.

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....

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:

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 Evans

Umpire in Chief - California District 33 Little League

rev 6/4/2022