All The Important Things
KEY DATES FOR 2024 SEASON
- Saturday, Feb 17: CAD5LL's Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop (details below)
- Saturday, Feb 24: CAD5LL Volunteer Umpire Training (details below)
- Sunday, March 3rd at 6 PM: Snack Bar Training (details below)
- Monday, March 4th at 6 PM: Snack Bar Training (details below)
- March 9th: OPENING DAY!
- April 13th: Team photo day (times TBD)
- May 18-24th (tentative): Arden Tournament of Champions (TOCs)
- June 1st-8th (tentative): D5 Tournament of Champions (TOCs)
- June 21st-July 11th (tentative): All-Stars
Interested in being a snack bar sub? Of course, you are!
Arden Little League is looking for subs to work the snack bar during the 2024 season. Please fill out the information on this form. If you have questions, please email the Snack Bar Manager, Mr. Mario De Bernardo.
Mandatory Training: To be on the final snack bar sub list, you must attend training at one of the following times at the Arden Little League Snack Bar (Valley Oak Park):
- Sunday, March 3rd at 6 PM
- Monday, March 4th at 6 PM
You only need to attend one of the trainings.
Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop
CAD5LL will host a Positive Coaching Alliance Workshop THIS Saturday, February 17th, starting at 9:00 AM.
All coaches are expected to attend.
There will also be a rules clinic and abuse prevention training.
Location: Christ Community Church, 5025 Manzanita Ave, MP Room.
Bats (and other FAQs)
Every year, we get questions about bats.
From the Little League website:
Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball® rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must meet the BBCOR standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
Have more/other questions? We did our best to answer 'em all here.
Player Pool (for Minors and up)
Does your athlete want more playing time? Of course they do.
Please sign them up for the 2024 Player Pool — a voluntary list of Little League players who will be given an occasional opportunity to play as a substitute player for teams that have fewer than 9 players available for an upcoming game.
We encourage all families to sign their players up for this Player Pool List. It will not obligate your player to participate in any additional games, but it will give them the option to play when an opportunity arises.
Note: There are some special rules that govern how a Player Pool Player is allowed to be fielded/batted during a recruiting team’s Manager. On offense, the pool player must bat last in the batting order. On defense, the pool player is only allowed to play an outfield position.
Despite these limitations, pool play is a fun opportunity for our players to play in a variety of settings, to play alongside more of their neighborhood friends, to get experience with different coaches, and ultimately to get more playing time in scored baseball games!