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SP 2024 Softball Registration

Spring 2024 Softball (ages 4-16)



We're happy to announce that registration for the 2024 Softball Spring season is open. We're excited to build on the successes of 2023 which included over 85 players participating in Spring ball, the Little League All Star Tournament, and Fall ball.

About the Softball Program

The 2024 Corvallis Little League Softball program includes 3 established divisions for girls ages 5–14 and 2 new division efforts at the Tee Ball and Senior levels. The CLL softball program differs from our baseball program in that Minor League, Major League, and Junior Divisions travel to other towns to compete. Your player should be prepared to practice several times a week and to play weeknights and Saturdays. Softball practices start as soon as registration closes in March. Games can start as early as April 6th. Opening day is currently scheduled for April 14th and regular season play continues into June. Then the fun begins with the postseason All Star competition. All Stars is an extension of the regular season and we urge you to plan your summer vacations late if you have a softball loving daughter. The last 2 years CLL has fielded 4 All Star Teams each year, with many progressing to the State Tournament level. For your softball player, nothing is better.

Home games and most practices for the Minors, Majors, and Juniors are at Williams Fields, directly across the street from Cheldelin Middle School. Some practices are at other fields in Corvallis and inside in school facilities when the weather doesn't cooperate.

Registration

You can both register your player at the Corvallis Little League website and sign up for a volunteer role at the same time. Here is a handy PDF to help walk you though the Sports Connect program we use for registration.

Important Dates

Registration closes February 25th.

Parent & player informational meetings to answer all your questions and secure volunteers for the season are scheduled and will all be at Corvallis Foundry, 257 SW Madison Avenue, 2nd Floor, Downtown Corvallis. You are encourage to bring your players and we'll have the conference room set up with siblings. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Jan. 18th @ 6 PM
Jan. 22nd @ 6 PM
Feb. 3rd @ 10AM

Skills and Drills Evaluation for all players is tentatively scheduled for February 17th at Noon. Stay tuned for more information. Players can register at the event if necessary.

Williams Field Day - March 2nd 10 AM - This is an all-hands-on-deck day to get the fields ready for practice

Dine Out Fundraiser for CLL Softball at Papa's Pizza on March 5th. This is an important fundraiser for our program so please mark your calendars.

Practices can start on March 6th.

Winter Workouts will begin in late January and run through February. Players must be registered to participate. More details to follow.

Games can start as early as April 6th.

Softball Opening Day is tentatively scheduled for Sunday, April 14th at Williams Field at starting at Noon with a potluck BBQ.

Softball divisions consist of the following programs:

Tee Ball - For 2024, CLL Softball is exploring Tee Ball for softball for ages 4-6. CLL presently offers Coed Tee Ball but if your daughter is interested in a softball Tee Ball program, please register here to help us assess the interest level. If we can create a Tee Ball softball program you will be notified and if we are unable to launch this year, all players who are registered will move to the CLL Coed Tee Ball program. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities. This is the perfect time to get involved.

Minor League - For 2024, CLL will offer an AA and AAA level of Minor softball. ages 7-11 based on age and skill level. Generally, ages 5 -8 will play at the AA level, where coach and player pitch may be used and ages 9-11 will play at the AAA level which is player pitch only. You do not need to select a level when registering your player. CLL Softball will conduct 2 Skills and Drills Evaluation days prior to teams forming to ensure all players are placed at the best level to develop and enjoy the sport. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved as managers, coaches, and volunteer in a variety of other capacities. Managers, coaches, and players will select All Star teams from this level to compete at the 8-9-10 and 9-10-11 age levels.

Major Division (also called Little League) - This level is for players ages 10-12. Very capable 9-year-olds may play up. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. Managers, coaches, and players will select a Tournament Team (All-Stars) to enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Girls Little League Softball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. In 2023 the Little League Softball World Series was broadcast on ABC and over 300 Little League Softball and Baseball games were carried on ESPN and ESPN+.

Junior Division - This level is for players ages 12-14. Very capable 11-year-olds may play up. The field uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance. Managers, coaches, and players will select a Tournament Team (All-Stars) from this division to enter the International Tournament. High School players who meet the age requirement may also play on our Junior teams and can be eligible to participate in All Stars. We encourage first-year High School players to consider also playing on a CLL team to get more game time later into the season.

Senior Division - District 7, which CLL is part of, has not offered a regular season Senior level Division. This level is for players 13-16. In 2024, CLL may enter a Tournament Team ( All Stars) without having had a regular season. The only requirement to field a 2024 team is that players have amateur status, be registered with CLL and meet the residency or school requirements. We'd like to explore the opportunity to field a Senior Tournament Team in the International Tournament so if your player is interested in playing on a tournament team, please register, there is no fee at this time. There may also be some interest in some games prior to All Stars as the HS season winds down against other towns.

All Star teams do have an additional registration costs once teams are formed. More information to come.

League Age

League age is the players age as of 12/31/2023. You can find the Little League Age Calculator here. You will need to register for the division your player falls in and at the Skills and Drills Evaluation we will assess if they can move up or down based on skill level.

Scholarships

Corvallis Little League has scholarships funding available to make sure every player gets on the field. If you are in need of financial assistance, please send an email to [email protected]. Scholarships requests are confidential.

Grants

T-Mobile offers the Call Up Grant Program which is dedicated to helping families in need by covering registration fees. We encourage you to apply if you feel you qualify as it helps spread the CLL Scholarship funds further. Applications open Thursday, January 11th and it takes 5 to 7 business days to qualify.

You can learn more about the Call Up Grant here:


Volunteers

Corvallis Little League is an all volunteer run nonprofit and we need every parent and others to volunteer to make our season special. Each team requires a manager, 2 coaches, 1 or 2 umpires, 1 or 2 scorekeepers, a safety parent, a team parent, 2 field prep assistants, and a concessions coordinator. That's 10 volunteers per team!

In 2023 CLL was able to reopen the concession stand at Williams Field for many games. Having a concession stand made the games all that much better and it helped raise funds to purchase much needed equipment. Every family will be expected to volunteer to help work the concession stand in 2024.

You can see a grid of Volunteer Roles needed at all Division levels and Position Descriptions here.

If you are interested in coaching please register early. We'll have several coaching clinics prior to the start of practice. We also need umpires for the program and are working on developing a Junior Umpire program. If you are interested in helping us develop a solid umpire program, please email [email protected].

Volunteers must submit to a a background check. When you sign up to volunteer using this platform (Sports Connect) a background check through JDP will be conducted. In addition, for 2024 Little League International has made important updates to the Child Protection Program. Beginning in 2024, abuse awareness training will be a required part of the Little League Volunteer Application. You can learn more about the Child Protection Program and the changes here:


More details on abuse awareness training will be forthcoming in Jan 2024. If you would like to get an early start, the USA Baseball Program offers a Free Abuse Awareness online course which meets LL requirements. You can learn more here:


You can register and access the online course here:


Once completed, you will be able to download a certificate of completion. Please forward to [email protected] and [email protected]

Sponsors

To keep registration fees low and to offer scholarships to ensure every player gets to play, we need sponsorships and donations. Please reach out to Brad Attig, VP of Softball, at [email protected] for more information.

Out of Boundary Players - Mid Valley Little League

We've entered into an agreement with Mid Valley Little League to combine teams so that softball players in the Mid Valley area will be able to play under Corvallis Little League. This agreement will strengthen softball in the Willamette Valley and ensure all players can compete at all levels. When you register, you may get an out-of-boundary error message but you will still be able to complete the registration process.

You can find the Corvallis Little League and Mid Valley Boundary map here:


Little League uses "boundary maps" to determine the district a player is eligible to play in. More information can be found here:


Tee Ball - Little League Softball - Girls

Registration closes on 03/10/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/04/2024 to 06/09/2024
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