SMLLA Spring Registration
Early Bird Registration Opens in Mid-September
Welcome to San Mateo Little League American! For over 55 years we have brought the great game of baseball to the youth of the San Mateo and Burlingame. Every year we have approximately 600 players swinging bats, throwing & catching balls, making new friends, seeing old friends and keeping Trinta Park filled with the neighbors in our communities - enjoying one of our nation's favorite pastimes. We are proud of the tradition SMLLA continues each Spring and will work hard to make sure it endures well into the future for our neighborhoods. SMLLA is chartered under the Little League Inc. of Williamsport, P.A. and is subject to all rules and regulations contained in their Official Rule Book.
USA Baseball, member organizations announce new youth bat performance testing program
Implementation of USABat standard begins on January 1, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. -- USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations announced today the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.
"USA Baseball is pleased, with the support of our participating national member organizations, to announce the USABat standard," said USA Baseball's executive director/CEO, Paul Seiler. "Beginning with the launch in 2018, we will take another step forward in making our game more uniform at the youth level and ensuring the long-term integrity of the game."
Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.
There will be no immediate change to youth baseball organizations' bat rules. All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017. Each participating national member organization will incorporate the new standard into their rules for the 2018 season and will begin, with this announcement, to inform their membership of the USABat standard.
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Celebrate Summer at a Coyote Creek Cleanup
Sat 8/29 - 9 AM to 12 PM
Location: Roosevelt Park - 900 E. Santa Clara, San Jose 95116
Be a part of the Summer Creek Cleanup Challenge. Spend a few hours this summer at Coyote Creek and help beautify our creek through a community cleanup. Improve your Trash Karma by participating! All ages welcome. Volunteers needed to help with registration and photos as well as participate in the cleanup.
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SMLLA Fall Ball is currently at capacity. We apologize in advance for the inconvenience. Contact John Potsiadlo via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being placed on our Wait List. (Please include your name, your child's name, your child's age, and your contact info).
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Note: The City of San Mateo does post when they close all fields. We have the permits for Trinta Park and the City knows how much time and effort that we put into the fields. They have graciously let SMLLA determine if a game should or should not be played based on field conditions. They are keenly aware that SMLLA would not do anything to compromise the integrity of our beloved fields.