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2014 League Registration
Welcome to Serra Litle League Registration!

We are excited to begin another fun season of baseball here at Serra Little League! The link to online registration may be found on this page, but we encourage you to READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE before registering!

2014 Registration Update

Online registration for the 2014 season is now OPEN. Please be sure to read this entire page before registering a player via the "Register" button below.


1. Know your child's "Little League age".

This is the age of your child on April 30, 2014. If you are unsure please review the Little League Age Chart for Baseball.


2. Verify live in within the League Boundaries

Serra's boundaries roughly defined by Fremont Avenue, De Anza Boulevard, Stevens Creek Boulevard, and Permanente Creek. If you do not live within the Serra boundaries please visit www.cad44.org for neighboring Little Leagues



2.1 New School Boundary Exception

A new modification to the Little League's residency rule for 2014 has just been released from Little League International. The rule in brief reads: 'A player may qualify for residency of a league if, the player attends a school within the league boundaries.' Or worded slightly differently: 'Player A that live within League B boundaries and attends school within League C boundaries has the option of playing baseball within either League B or C without penalty.' Example: If player A lives outside the boundaries of Serra but attends school that's address is within Serra's boundaries (like Cupertino Middle School or West Valley Elm School), player A qualifies as a "resident" of Serra and may play baseball with Serra without penalty. Proof of participation with a school may be a report card, progress report or admissions letter.

3. Determine which Division your child will play.

Serra Little League has 8 divisions: Challenger, T-Ball, Pioneer, Farm, Minors, Majors, Intermediate and Juniors. The Divisions are aligned by age as follows. Your Little League age is your age on April 30th of the current year.

Division Primarily for Ages May also Include Ages Cost After Jan 26, 2014
Challenger 4 - 18 up to 22 $65
T-ball 4 - 5 $70 $85
Pioneer 6 - 7 8 $85 $110
Farm 7 - 9 $140 $180
Minors * 9 - 10 8, 11 $170 $210
Majors * 11 - 12 10 $170 $210
Intermediate ** 13 $170 $210
Juniors ** 13 - 14 $195 $235
* Must sign prior to Jan 26, 2014 and attend tryouts.
** Date for Intermdiate & Juniors tryouts to be determined

Challenger is a division at Serra, and is offered to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball.

Players not in the Challenger division play in their primary age division. For placement in Majors and Minors, a draft process ultimately determines which players play at which level. If you feel strongly that you belong in another division than your primary age division, please contact the appropriate Player Agent.

4 Year Olds
  • All 4 year olds play in T-Ball
5 Year Olds
  • All 5 year olds play in T-Ball
6 Year Olds
  • All 6 year olds play in Pioneer
7 Year Olds
  • Most 7 year olds will play in Pioneer
  • Some skilled 7 year olds may play-up to Farm
8 Year Olds
  • Most 8 year olds will play in Farm
  • A few skilled 8 year olds may try out for Minors
  • 8 year olds who are still developing skills may play in Pioneer, at parent request
9 Year Olds
  • 9 year olds will be split between Minors and Farm divisions
  • 9 year olds who wish to play in Minors must try-out
  • The draft process will determine which players are placed in the Farm or Minors divisions. Note that in accordance with Little League rules, all 10, 11, and 12 year olds must be placed in Minor or Major Divisions, unless a parent requests a lower division. This means 8 year olds and 9 year olds will only be placed in Minors, regardless of ability, if space allows.
10 Year Olds
  • Most 10 year olds will play in Minors
  • A few skilled 10 year olds may try out for Majors
  • Parents of 10's who wish to have their child removed from consideration for Majors should indicate that at the tryout check in by writing "minors only" when they sign in.
11 Year Olds
  • 11 year olds will play in Majors
  • A few 11 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in Minors at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.
12 Year Olds
  • All 12 year olds will play in the Majors division
  • A 12 year old will only play in Minors by mutual agreement between the parents and league.
13 Year Olds
  • 13 year olds may have the option of playing in the Intermediate division or Juniors (based upon contingencies).
14 Year Olds
  • 14 year olds will play in Juniors.

A quick summary of the different divisions is provided below. Additional information can be found at this location.

Division Pitching Hitting Defense Games Practices
T-ball Fixed Tee,

No strikeouts,

No walks
Every player bats once every inning All players play defense, and rotate through all positions 1 per week

3 innings, about 1 hour
1 per week (about 1 hour)
Pioneer Coach pitch

No strikeouts,

No walks
Every player bats once every inning All players play defense, and rotate through all positions 1 or 2 per week

3 innings, about 1 hour
1 or 2 per week (about 1 hour)
Farm Player/Coach pitch

Strikeouts,

No walks
Continuous order - every player bats All players play defense, Infield / outfield play balanced ~50/50 1 or 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 1.5 hours
1 or 2 per week (only 1, if there were 2 games)
Minors Player pitch (46 foot mound distance)

Strikeouts

Walks
Continuous order 9 players on defense, No player sits out more than 2 innings per game Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 1 hr 45 min.
About 2 per week (1.5 to 2 hours)
Majors Player pitch (46 foot mound distance)

Strikeouts

Walks
Continuous or Substitution, depending on local rules 9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game. Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)
Intermediate Player pitch (50 foot mound distance)

70 foot base paths
Continuous or Substitution, depending on local rules Based on local rules Usually 1 game per week, on Sundays

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)
Juniors 60'6" mound distance

Up to 90 foot base paths
Substitution 9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game. Usually 2 per week

Up to 6 innings, about 2 hours.
Usually 2 per week (about 2 hours)



4. Volunteer!

Serra Little League is a youth sports organization completely operated by volunteers. When you register, please sign up for a volunteer position and help us keep the league running smoothly. Please note that there are two levels of volunteering, league level and team level. There is a buyout option for the league level volunteer; however, each team requires volunteers in order to function.

Here is a list of all volunteer positions.


5. Register.

All registrations are being processed online. Some very baisc (but important) instructions:
  1. You will first be prompted to create an online account. This collects parent and player information.
  2. You will then be prompted to register you child(ren). Click on the "Register" button next to your child's name to add the child to your online shopping cart. If you are registering multiple children, be sure to add both before "checking out" (i.e. paying as the final step in your registration).
  3. Finally, you will be prompted to "complete checkout", which will prompt you for payment information.
  4. After you have completed checkout, there will be a message that reads "Your registration is not complete until the documents listed below have been received by the organization!" These documents must be provided by you in person at Document Verification Days on January 18th or 25th. Do NOT mail these documents to the league.
Begin your registration: .


6. Attend Document Verification Day

The league will hold Document Verification Day on January 18 (1:30pm to 3:30pm) at the Minor/Majors Pre-Tryout & January 25 (10am to 2pm) at the Majors/Minors tryouts at Cupertino Middle School. This is a requirement by Little League to check age and residence. It is also a great opportunity to meet board members and a chance to ask questions. You will need to bring:
  • Proof of age for each player, such as an original birth certificate (copies will not be accepted).
  • Three separate documents confirming residency
    • You MUST bring a PHOTOCOPY of the parent or guardian's Driver's License
    • Voter's Registration
    • School records
    • Welfare/child care records
    • Federal records
    • State records
    • Local (municipal) records
    • Homeowner or tenant records
    • Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
    • Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records
    • Insurance documents
    • Military records
    • Internet, cable or satellite records
    • Vehicle records
    • Employment records
  • A valid ID for each volunteer (for the purpose of background checks)
You MUST also bring the following completed documents:

7. Get familiar with Serra Little League by browsing the other pages within our website. You will find useful information and contact information should you have questions.


Other registration related questions may be answered at our Registration FAQ page. We are adding responses to frequently asked questions there.


If you have any further comments or questions, please email the registrar at registration@serralittleleague.com





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