|2015 Registration Update
Online reigstration for the 2015 season is now OPEN.
Registration info may be found here.
State University Baseball Coaches Clinic
San Jose State University
Baseball is offering a free three hour coaching clinic at their campus facility
in downtown San Jose. This free clinic is for travel team coaches, youth
baseball coaches and anyone else that wants to learn more about the game of
baseball from the Spartans coaching staff.
Get Ready for the 2015 Season with
Hardtke Baseball Clinics
Serra Little League has once again partnered
with Hardtke Baseball to offer several skills clinics. These are two-hour
clinics, focusing on hitting, pitching and fielding. Hardtke is offering
special pricing for Serra players.
>> more info
New age determination criteria
defined by Little League Baseball
In April, 2014 the International
Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League
Baseball®. To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a
three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions
from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players
that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system.
Board Positions Open
Help us frame the direction of Serra Little League
by volunteering for a position on the league Board of Directors. There are
several open positions that we desperately need to fill. The Board meets once a
month in the evenings, and only requires a few hours of your time.
Serra 10-9 All Stars Win Section
Serra's 9-10 All Stars became the first team in the
league's 50+ year history to capture a Section 5 Championship. Serra was forced
to win back-to-back games against Los Gatos Little League, in order to capture
the title. Serra won on a walk-off hit in extra innings for the dramatic
Serra 10-9 All Stars Win District 44
The 9-10 All Stars from Sunnyvale's Serra Little League
capped a perfect tournament on Monday night, winning Little League's California
District 44 Championship with a 5-2 win over Los Altos Little League at Robert
Holman Field in Campbell. The Serra All Stars won all five games over the two
week tournament that pegged 13 teams from District 44 against each other.
Serra All Stars Set to Kick-Off
The Serra Little League All Stars are slated to begin
their respective Distriact All Star Tournaments this week, when the 12-11 All
Stars square off against Cupertino National at Miller Jr High School on Monday
at 5:30pm. The tournament has teams from all 14 leagues from District 44, vying
for the District Championship and a chance to play in the Sectional Tournament
Serra Celebrates the 2014
Serra Little League capped a fantastic 2014 regular season with
the annual Closing Day Ceremony on Saturday at Serra Park. Representatives from
all 21 Serra teams were on hand to celebrate the league's accomplishments.
League President John Tracy helped preside over the hour long event that
recognized player, parent and umpires for their contributions throughout the
As the 2014 Serra Little League regular season comes to
a close, it is time to begin preparing for post-season activities, commonly
known as Exhibition and All Stars! All Serra Little League players who have
played in more than 60% of the regular season games are eligible to be selected
for All Star teams. Selection to play on an All Star team is a significant
honor, but also comes with some significant responsibilities and expectations
for both the players and their families. The processes for forming these teams
are beginning. Please refer to the Serra website for more information about
Note from the President of Serra LL
Hi members of Serra LL, in the last
two weeks I have been visiting many of our games at Serra park. During these
visits, I have been asked similar questions related to sportsmanship and what
is the official Serra "policy" is with regard to how we conduct ourselves as
coaches, parents and players. As we conclude our regular season, and begin the
post-season teams, this is a great opportunity to reinforce the standards and
culture of Serra around sportsmanship.
>> more info
for Pink Week
This week the umpires are wearing pink jerseys,
distributing literature and giving out pink wristbands to increase Breast
Cancer Awareness. They are also soliciting donations to support the fight
against breast cancer through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Registration Advisory: New School
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.
New intermediate level division (13 year olds)
League is planning to start up an Intermediate Division (playing on a 50/70
diamond) for 13 year olds only. This is contingent upon having the Cupertino 1
field modified to be used as a 70 ft. diamond as well as enough players
registering to play, and having a volunteer to manage the team. This is in
addition to the Juniors Division which is for 13 and 14 year olds. If you have
questions regarding either the Intermediate Division or the Juniors Division,
New Serra Gear Items
SLL has added two new items to the Serra
Gear list. Get your long sleeved CoolBase shirts for men and women, or an
official Serra LL branded blanket.
>> more info
Become a Serra Sponsor
Would you like
to sponsor Serra Little league? Do you know a business that may want to sponsor
Serra Little League? Sponsors get a banner on the majors field as well as logo
placement on the Serra website. Help Serra keep costs and entry fees down
International Online Bat Resource
Little League International has
assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information.
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