Q: My family lives just outside the city limits of Claremont. Can my son/daughter play in Claremont Little League?
A: In most cases, NO. However, there are two small sections of Pomona, off of Towne Ave, and along Foothill Blvd between Towne and Garey, that are part of Claremont Little League’s boundaries. Those that live in those areas can play in CLL. Our charter with Little League, Inc. does not allow us to take in players from outside of our boundaries. Since all of the areas surrounding Claremont have Little League programs, players in our league must live within the Claremont Little League boundaries. This is not our rule, but is Little League, Inc.’s rule. Violation of this rule will affect our insurance that we obtain through Little League. This rule is in the rulebook and there are no exceptions. See the map below to find out if you live within Claremont Little League boundaries.
View CLL League Boundaries in a larger map
Q: How do I determine my son or daughter's league age?
A: Use the chart below:Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right. This chart only valid for 2013 season.
Q: What is considered valid proof of residency documentation?
A: Click here to download/view a document showing detailed information on what is considered valid proof of residency documentation.
Q: My son/daughter was not born in this country, how do I provide proof-of-age documentation?
A: Click here to download/view a document showing detailed information on what is acceptable proof of age documentation.
Q: My son/daughter goes to school in Claremont and is cared for by a relative in Claremont. If he/she isn’t allowed to sign up with Claremont Little League he/she won’t be able to play baseball. May we sign them up?
A: Unfortunately, no. Again, Little League, Inc. does not allow this. The player must reside within the league boundaries. If the player lives with someone other than a parent, guardianship/adoption papers (court documents) must be provided at the time of registration.
Q: The league where I live has agreed to give a release to my son/daughter so that they can play in Claremont Little League; may we sign up?
A: Again, the answer is no. A league cannot “release” a player to play somewhere else.
Q: Is it possible to obtain a waiver to allow a player from outside of Claremont to play in our league?
A: The only time a waiver will be granted is if the player lived and played in Claremont Little League the previous year and then moved outside of the city limits. Little League, Inc. will grant a waiver in this circumstance.
Q: My son/daughter and his/her best friend/family member (not a sibling) want to play on the same team, can that be arranged? Or, for carpool/daycare reasons we need to have our son/daughter and another child on the same team?
A: We can generally make this accommodation for the T-ball and Farm divisions. The person registering needs to write on the registration form that they would like to be on the same team as x (name of other player). It is better if both families put this on their registration forms. With the JV, Minor, and Major divisions the family can still write the request on the registration. That preference will be listed on the draft sheet, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. We encourage the coaches to take both players, but it is not required.
Q: We want our son/daughter to play or not to play for a certain manager, can that be arranged?
A: Again, the answer is similar to the question above. In the lower divisions (T-Ball & Farm) we can usually accommodate this request. However, in the upper divisions (JV, Minor, Major,) it is up to the coach when selecting his/her team. The family should still write the request on the registration form. If they don’t want their child playing for a particular manager, then they need to also write that on the form. Again, it is not guaranteed, but usually a manager will not select a child that doesn’t want to play for him/her.
Q: My child and his/her sibling are eligible for the same division. Will they be placed on the same team?
A: Siblings eligible for the same division will be placed on the same team unless the parents specifically request that they be placed on separate teams.
Claremont Little League Volunteer Application Process Policy
The Executive Board of the Claremont American Little League recognizes its obligation to provide a safe environment for all players and volunteers who participate in the activities organized, managed, sponsored and sanctioned by the league.In its efforts to ensure a safe environment for all Little League participants, including players, volunteers and spectators, the Claremont American Little League Executive Board supports the recommendations of the City of Claremont Sports Committee regarding the screening of all volunteers who directly supervise youth sports players. Click on the above link for information.
All Board Members, Managers, Coaches, Team Parents and anyone who will be in direct contact with the kids needs to have a Volunteer Application filled out and on file. Click on the above link for application.