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Lake Forest Little League

Lake Forest Little League

2023 Spring Season

Registration Price: Like everything else, our costs to run the program and replenish equipment have increased drastically this past year. However, thanks to everyone’s efforts in fundraising and working the tournament snack bars this past year, we are happy to be able to offer our Spring Season registration at prices that remain unchanged from the previous year. Your registration fee will also now include a practice shirt, in addition to the personalized jersey, hat, end of season awards*, and photo package. Please note that a $30 late fee will apply to divisions Rookie and above starting December 1, so don't delay and register NOW! An additional $30 will apply to AA and above divisions starting December 19, as the league needs to finalize team counts and plan for Player Evaluations.  

 


*End of season awards are provided to ALL Tee Ball, Rookie, Single A and Challengers players. Awards are provided to end of season playoff tournament winners for upper division AA+ teams.

**The Challengers registration price includes a practice shirt, end of season award, and photo package only. New players and returning players who wish to purchase a new Los Angeles Angels personalized jersey and hat may do so during online registration for an additional cost.

Divisions & League Age: Check your player's league age here: Spring 2023 League Age Chart and review each division description to help determine which division is the best fit for your player. Please note that players who are league age 9+ must attend player evaluations and are drafted to age-eligible divisions. League age 8 players are encouraged to attend player evaluations and enter the AA draft. Please note that a limited number of league age 8 players will be drafted to play on a AA team. Those who are not drafted to a AA team will be placed on a Single A team. Those league age 8 players who do not want to attend evaluations and would like to be placed on a Single A team may email [email protected] after completing registration to submit their request. ALL players will make a team - there are no "cuts" in Little League.

Team Assignment: Coach/friend requests are considered for Challenger, Tee Ball, Rookie and Single A divisions, but not guaranteed. If you have a request, please make sure to note it during registration in the field provided. Coach/friend requests cannot be considered for the AA and above divisions, as team assignments are determined via the draft process. Team assignments will be announced mid/late January. 

Document Check: Please review the following requirements, as our procedures have changed from the previous seasons.

  • Age Verification: All players will be required to upload a legible copy of their birth certificate for birth date verification upon creation of a new player account within our registration platform, Sports Connect. 
  • Boundary Verification: In order to play with Lake Forest LL, your player must live OR attend school within our boundaries. The system will automatically check for proper boundary compliance based on the address entered/school selected.

o    Residency verification: See the list of documents required for proof of residency HERE. All documents must have at least one parent/guardian’s name, be dated between February 1, 2022, and February 1, 2023, and the address on all 3 documents must be the same and within the Lake Forest LL boundaries.

o    School enrollment: Required only for those players who live outside of our league’s boundaries or are otherwise unable to provide the required residency documents, the Little League School Enrollment Form may be completed through your school. The form must be printed out, completed, and signed by a school administrator. The player must have been enrolled in the school prior to October 1, 2022.

Our new system allows us to verify documents electronically!!  You will now have the option to upload your 3 residency verification documents or school enrollment form during online registration. If you choose to skip this step while registering your player(s), you will need to bring your documents to the In-person Document Check scheduled for Saturday, December 17, 2022 (8:00am) at Heroes Park.

Age and Boundary verifications must be completed before your player will be placed on a team or allowed to participate in evaluations. If a league age 9+ player fails to complete Document Check prior to player evaluations, they will not be eligible to enter the draft and will be unable to play this season.

  • Safety Awareness: All parents and players must review the following forms and acknowledge receipt and understanding during online registration (required by CA law). Printed forms are no longer required!

o    Concussion Awareness Form 

o    Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Form 

o    Opioid Fact Sheet 

  • Medical Release: The Medical Release Form must still be printed/completed/signed by a parent and given to the Manager at the first team meeting/practice to be carried with them to all league events.

Refund Policy: Requests to cancel registration will be issued refunds as follows:

  • On or before November 30, 2022 – FULL refund
  • Between December 1, 2022 and December 18, 2022 – 50% refund
  • On or after December 19, 2022 – NO refund

A $10 administrative fee will be withheld from each canceled registration to cover the processing fees incurred by the league for each transaction.

Canceled registrations due to failure or inability to complete Document Check by the deadline will be subject to the above timeline as well.

Uniforms and equipment required for each player: Each player will need to provide their own baseball pants, socks, belt, cleats, protective cup (for boys) and gear (a glove, batting helmet, and USA Baseball standard bat). We recommend holding off on purchasing apparel items until your team has been assigned and you know what your team color will be. Our generous sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods, typically provides a league discount weekend prior to the start of each season as well, which we will email to all registered players several weeks prior to the discount weekend.

Schedule: Practice and game schedules are subject to field allocations received from the city of Lake Forest. Exact practice/game schedules are not known until shortly before the season begins.

  • Lower Divisions: Teams will meet 2x/week (weekday + Saturday), consisting of practices only for Preseason beginning mid/late February. Once games begin in March, Saturdays will consist of games, and practices will continue on weekdays. Some divisions/teams may have weekday games towards the end of the season. Younger divisions (Tee Ball/Rookie) typically have earlier weekday practice times (e.g. 4:30pm). Saturday game times will vary each week, as early as 9:00am but ending no later than 5:30pm.
  • Upper Divisions: Teams will meet 3-4x/week (weekdays + Sat/Sun), consisting of practices only for Preseason beginning early February. Once games begin in March, teams will typically have 1 weeknight game and 1 Saturday game, Friday or Sunday field practice (most teams will practice on Sundays due to limited field availability), plus a batting cage day at the discretion of the Manager.

Please review our FAQ for additional general information about practice/game schedules for the season.

Volunteers: Lake Forest LL is a 100% volunteer-run organization, and we ask each family to fulfill a volunteer role for each player in the program. Volunteer roles needed on each team are as follows. All LFLL volunteers must complete a background check on an annual basis. Please follow the links for additional requirements for each volunteer role.

  • Manager/Head Coach – Being a Manager requires time, patience, and a basic knowledge of the game.  You should be able to attend the majority of games and practices (as the Manager, you will be able to select your own practice slot).  The Manager will plan and run practices/drills will also be responsible for creating gameday lineups.
  • Team Parent - Primary responsibilities will include assisting the Manager with administrative matters such as managing the team schedule/calendar, planning social events, picking up/distributing uniforms, helping to remind players/families to comply with safety protocols, communicating league/team matters to parents, etc.
  • Assistant Coaches  – The Assistant Coach will assist the Manager with running practices/drills and helping to coach and organize the players on game day.
  • Umpire – Umpires are required in the competitive divisions (AA and above) and most games have one field umpire and one plate umpire. A good understanding of Little League rules will be required. All necessary training (mechanics and rules) will be provided by LFLL and/or District 55.
  • Scorekeeper/Pitch Counter – Home team provides the official Scorekeeper for the game; Visitor team provides the Pitch Counter who will also operate the Scoreboard. A basic knowledge of the game is required for scorekeeping, but instruction on how to keep score, pitch count, and operate the scoreboard will be provided by LFLL.
  • Snack Bar/Events – LFLL will be running the Snack Bar for baseball tournaments hosted by the city of Lake Forest and will need volunteers to help. Additional one-off LFLL events may require volunteers as well. Each player will be expected to provide volunteer(s) to fulfill at least TWO shifts, with the exception of Managers, Assistant Coaches, Team Parents, Umpires who umpire 3 or more games, and Scorekeepers/Pitch Counters who cover 6 or more games. 

**If you are unable to fulfill any of the above volunteer roles for each player in the program, you may opt out of volunteering for the season by paying a $250 opt out fee per player, per season.

Additional volunteers may be needed by the team (e.g. bringing post-game snacks, field prep/cleanup, etc.)  - these are in addition to the above volunteer roles needed by the league and should be shared responsibilities across the entire team. 

Important Dates – please mark your calendars for these upcoming important dates:

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – Parent Info Night – 7:00pm, LF Sports Park meeting room: If you are new to Lake Forest LL or have questions about the upcoming season, we encourage you to attend. A brief presentation will be provided, followed by a Q&A session with our board members.
  • Saturday, December 17, 2022 – In-person Document Check – 8:00am, Heroes Park: If you prefer not to upload documents during online registration or are unsure about what documents are required, please come bring your documents to this event. Board members will be available to answer any questions and help you complete the verification process.
  • Sunday, January 8, 2023 – Player Evaluations (League Age 8+ only) – Heroes Park: MANDATORY for players who are league age 9 and older (excluding Challengers). Required for any league age 8 year olds who would like to enter the AA draft. Sign ups for specific time slots will be available at a later time and will be emailed to all eligible players. See our FAQ here for additional information about what to expect at player evaluations.
  • Saturday, January 14, 2023 – Managers Meeting – 10:00am, LF Sports Park meeting room: General league protocols and important safety matters will be discussed, followed by a breakout session with divisional Commissioners to discuss rules and share best practices. The meeting is mandatory for all Managers and optional for Assistant Coaches.
  • Wednesday, February 1, 2023 – Team Parent Meeting – 7:00pm, LF Sports Park meeting room: Team Parent Coordinators will provide teams with important information for the season, including information for uniforms and Picture Day. The Team Parent or another parent from each team must attend to receive this information.
  • Saturday, March 4, 2023 – Opening Day – 8:00am, **Lake Forest Sports Park**: A day of fun and festivities for all LFLL families to enjoy to kick off the 2023 season. More details to come at a later date.

Please review our FAQ’s for additional information about our program/season. Any additional questions not answered through the FAQ may be directed to [email protected].

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2023 Spring Season



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Contact

Lake Forest Little League
25422 Trabuco Rd., Ste 105 #472
Lake Forest, California 92630

Email: [email protected]

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