Little League International Parent Resources

The Little League International site offers a wide range of information about baseball, baseball skill development, baseball parenting, and much more. Browse the Little League Parent Resource Library filled with articles and videos.


Little League Baseball and Softball

Positive Coaching Alliance

Alpine LL is a proud partner of Positive Coaching Alliance.  Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) develops better athletes, better people through resources for youth and high school sports coaches, parents, administrators and student-athletes. PCA has so many amazing resources on its website for sports parents! 
Start with this fantastic set of Ten Tips for First Time Sports Parents Check out their amazing PCA Development Zone resource library. We also hope to offer PCA workshops for parents this Spring.  Stay tuned!


Policy on Interacting with Youth Umpires

Alpine's youth umpire program is - in essence - another division of our league.  We spend considerable time and resources training and mentoring our youth umpires to develop their skills.  We expect all of our coaches, parents and players to treat these umpires (both the youth umpires and the adult umpires) with respect.  Alpine has adopted this Policy on Umpire Interactions and we will take any violations of this policy very seriously. 


Scorekeeping

Several Alpine Little League divisions (AAA, Majors and Juniors) need a designated Scorekeeper (usually a parent on the team). This person will be the official Scorekeeper when their team is "Away." Scores/pitch counts will be kept in GameChanger. There are also training materials for GameChanger if you are not familiar with the app. Reach out to your team Manager if you would like to volunteer as the Scorekeeper. 

League rosters and team schedules will automatically be downloaded into the GameChanger app when they are finalized.

A few resources to help:


 

Team Dinners!

A great tradition of Alpine Little League is Team Dinners after weeknight (and even sometimes weekend) games!  Historically this has been a Majors tradition but many AAA and AA teams have done it too.  It’s a chance for families to stick around the field and grab a quick dinner together before heading home for the night.  The kids live for that post-game time to run around with their friends on the field.

Typically, families on the team take turns volunteering to host.  A family will end up hosting 1-2 times over the season.  This is by no means an obligation!  Your team Manager can set up a sign-up for dinners.

We've compiled some ideas for dinners that Alpine families have done in the past.  This list is not exhaustive.  Just some ideas to get you started!


How Can I Get Involved? Volunteering!

Alpine Little League is a completely volunteer run organization and we couldn’t do it without the support of our community. There are many ways to get involved!  You can help coach your player's team, sign up for team dinners/snacks, be your team's scorekeeper, help us with our league wide events or even serve on our Board!   Please read more about the many Volunteer Opportunities with Alpine Little League!

Equipment - Bats

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 USA Bat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions.   IT MUST HAVE THE USA STAMP ON THE BAT.

 Visit USA Baseball for a list of Little League Baseball approved bats.  

Important Note: These changes only affect baseball divisions and do not affect any divisions of softball.



District 52

Alpine Little League is a part of CA 52 District Little League which spans from Pacifica to Palo Alto. The district runs the All Stars and Super Bowl tournaments. The site has information on tournament brackets as well as overall information about the leagues in the District.

Safety

For more information about Alpine Little League's safety protocols and standards, please visit the Safety section of our website.

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