Opening day is almost here! Can you feel the excitement? It all starts this Saturday, March 7th. There are tons of festitivies for the entire family to take part in and stuff for all to enjoy. The main event, opening ceremonies will be at 10:30am with a pancake breakfast that will open up at 8am. If you didn't pre-buy your tickets (if you did, make sure you bring them), pancake breakfast tickets will be sold between field 1 and field 2 close to the snack bar. For those that do not have an 8am game, please be sure to check with your team parent and/or manager about where to meet and at what time. Try to get there early because parking will be crazy.
Speaking of parking, with everybody showing up to College Park in the morning, your best bet for parking will be at the Metrolink parking lot on the corner of First St. and College Ave. While it may seem like a bit of a walk, it beats trying to get into the College Park parking lot and waiting for all those people hoping to get a parking spot. Please be kind to our neighbors and don't park on Green St. or Elder St. and make use of the Metrolink parking lot.
Here's just some of the events, vendors and cool stuff you can expect:
Download a flyer by clicking here.
There will be games on all 3 fields at 8am with opening ceremonies starting as close to 10:30am as possible. Get there early and enjoy the pancakes!
Let's Play Ball!
As most of you know, Dick's is a big/generous sponsor of our league. As in years past, they host a Shopping Day for CLL each season. They provide a 20% off coupon store wide that you can download by clicking here.
As you may remember from last year, they will have a sign-sheet for each player where you write down the player name, team name, and division name.
The Team with the most turnout will win $65 to use towards their team party. It is important that we show Dick's our appreciation for their support with a solid turnout. They usually randomly select some winners for goodies as well.
Please help spread the word to any and all of your friends, teammates, family, colleagues, anyone who could use sporting equipment.
On Behalf of the Claremont Little League Board,
From the President:
Assessments are over, what’s next?
At the January 19th Board meeting, the Board finalized the number of teams for each division and approved managers in each division. The draft will be held the week of January 26th. Practices will commence the first week of February.
The league is in need of volunteers at the Farm division level. The players in this division are the future of our league, and we need to recruit and develop not only the kids of this age group, but also the managers and coaches in order to foster the success of the upper divisions in the coming years. If you have a player at this age level, and even if you don’t, please consider accepting the responsibility to coach or manage a team in the Farm Division. The league will provide you with the tools, training and resources to help you to become a knowledgeable and effective coach. I can personally attest to my experience with CLL, starting out in Farm and T-Ball, with my three boys has been one of the most fun and rewarding experiences in my life, one that my boys and I will always remember.
Our Frozen Ropes Pre-Season Clinic kicks off this Saturday January 24th and is a great way for your player at any age to work out the cobwebs from the off-season and get some great instruction on baseball fundamentals and skill development. There is still space available, and we will accept registration on the day of the first session at 9:00 AM on Saturday January 24th at College Park. Please see the flyer by clicking here. When signing up, please print this flyer and bring it with you to the clinic.
Our registration numbers are strong and equal to last year’s participation level. Baseball is alive and well in the city of Claremont! Picture Day is Saturday February 28th and Opening Day is Saturday March 7th. You can access the league’s calendar here:
We are looking forward to delivering a memorable, fun and competitive 2015 spring season. Please feel free to let me or any other Board member know what we can do to make your little league experience more enjoyable.
Campbell WrightPresidentClaremont Little Leaguehttp://www.claremontlittleleague.com(909) 455-6505
Spring registration is now closed. If you'd like to be put on a waiting list, please contact Lisa Lewis (
contact menu -> board members). She can help get onto a waiting list in case a spot opens up.
Frozen Ropes and Claremont Little Leauge are co-sponsoring some pre-season skills development clinics at College Park in Jauary and February.
All Clinics will be held at College Park on CLL Fields. In case of rain, clinics will be held at Frozen Ropes.
Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to improve your player’s skills before the season begins. The dates of these clinics are:
Choose all four clinics for $80 and you will also receive a commemorative Claremont Little League/Frozen Ropes Work-out T-Shirt for FREE!
The flyer can be downloaded by clicking here. That flyer also has the signup section which you can bring to assessments which will be held on January 10th and January 17th.
Update: Pre-registration fee levels extended to December 17th. We've added one last walk-in registration date: Wednesday December 17th, 2014. This one is also at Round Table in the Von's shopping center.
Claremont Little League Spring 2015 registration is here! You can now register your child online by going to the CLL Spring 2015 Registration web page. Once registered online, you'll need to come into one of the walk-in registration events listed below to show proof of residency and original birth certificate. Much of the information below can be viewed and printed in PDF form by clicking here.
Claremont Little League is open to all boys and girls born between May 1, 1999 and December 31, 2011. Please note that we have extended the league age to include 4 year olds. However, they must be toilet trained and be able to follow direction well. No child will be turned away from Little League Baseball. If a child does not reside or attend school within the Claremont Little League boundaries, he/she will be referred to the home league. Visit the CLL website for boundary map details. If you do not live in the boundaries listed in the boundary map link but do attend a school within those boundaries (any CUSD school plus private schools inside the boundary), please download, print, fill out and have an administrator sign the school verification form that can be found here. If you do use the school verification form, please have that ready and signed by a school administrator prior to attending one of the walk-in registration dates.
Walk-in registration verification will be held at Round Table Pizza on the corner of Mills Avenue and Base Line Avenue. (Round Table Pizza will donate a portion of the proceeds from food purchases).
Walk-in registration verification dates (remember, you have to register online first before coming to walk-in registration):
We are also going to hold an early registration verification at College Park, on Sunday November 9th and Sunday, November 16th from noon to 4:30pm.
YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE BEFORE COMING TO ANY OF THE WALK-IN VERIFICATION EVENTS.
ALL WHO REGISTER MUST BRING the following to one of the walk-in registration verification events:
**NO snack bar deposit and NO annual fundraiser!!**Please note: There will be a $20.00 fee increase for any payment made after 12/17/14 (above prices reflect increase)
If you are interested in a scholarship, you must contact League President, Campbell Wright at
Do this before coming to any registration verifications for the Spring 2015 season.
Please remember that registration is not complete until full payment is received and both proof of residency and age are verified.
For more information (proof of residency, age verification, school enrollment form, etc.), you can check out the website or contact Lisa Lewis at
The Damien High School baseball program will be having a Holiday Baseball Camp for children ages 5 to 14 (up to 8th grade). The camp will be on December 26th and 27th and run from 10am to 3pm. More information can be had by clicking here for a camp flyer.
Dick's Sporting Goods is a great sponsor of our local baseball program.They realize that many of our kids also play soccer...SO... use the attached link and save a little green while our Lil' Kickers are running around the Futbol Field...
Here's an update on the whereabouts of Alex Hinshaw, an MLB player that came from Claremont:
Here's an interesting article from the LA Times on youth sports injuries, with particular attention to baseball pitchers.
To thwart injury, app may be apt
We've assembled a collection of non-CLL related information that might be of interest to CLL families into a page. It contains interesting local news stories, links to other local organizations we believe are worthwhile and events helping local organizations. Check it out frequently as content changes as we get updates. Head over to the community information page to take a look.
The following video is a reminder why we have bat rules. Note: this video is not for the easily squeemish.
Dick's sporting goods has hooked us up with some coupons for your buying pleasure. Click on the link below to go get yourself some.
Typically, there are Little League rule changes every year but this year, there's a HUGE change in residency requirements. According to Little League International, if a child goes to school that's inside the league boundaries, that satisfies the residency requirement. As usual, Little League International defines what documents are required. If you think this might affect you, please read the information from the following link carefully:
Here's an interesting opinion piece about "the scholarship chase..."
As the district all-star season winds down, here's a great article from the Los Angeles times showing one of the many reasons why we do what we do. Enjoy