Spring Baseball Programs

Registration for Spring 2020 is now Open

Palo Alto Little League offers a wide range of age and skill-based programs. We create a fun, supportive atmosphere where kids not only learn baseball, but also learn teamwork, resilience, hard work, and the joy of being on a team.

Click on any of the pictures below to learn more about our spring divisions and which program is right for your 4-13 year old girl or boy. Questions? Email registration@pabaseball.org

Information on our age-based fees along with scholarships and our refund policy are here.

 

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The Whiffle Ball League is an entry-level league that is a fun, easy way to get your 4 year-old or young 5 outside and experiencing baseball. Your little one will have a great time while learning the basics of hitting, throwing, and catching and playing a fun game. The Whiffle Ball League plays just once a week for 45 minutes. Season runs from March through May.

Key Dates:

Registration is now open, play begins in March

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The Tee-Ball League is for beginning players 5 and 6 years old. Play is on a small diamond, and hitters use a tee and "safety" baseballs for an exciting batting and fielding experience every outing! Your young one will experience being on a team and the thrill of playing friendly games against other Palo Alto teams.

Teams practice once per week Monday-Friday at either 4:30PM or 6:00PM.  Weekly one hour practice schedules are determined by team managers and coaches after teams are formed in late February. Teams play one game per week on Saturdays, with varying game times. If you have any questions or concerns about practice or game times, please contact us at agent_tball@pabaseball.org.

Coaches focus on fun and teaching basic skills: throwing, catching, running, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

Key Dates:

Registration is now open, teams are formed in late February

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The Coach Pitch League is primarily for players 7 years old. 6 year olds with a previous season of Tee-Ball and 8 year olds may request to play in the league. Game play involves a coach pitching to his or her own players from a close distance. The level of play is intended to be more competitive than Tee-Ball, but still focused on fun and basic skill building.

Practices are on either Mondays or Wednesdays and games on either Tuesday or Thursday and on Saturdays. Schedules are determined after teams are formed in late February.

 

Key Dates:

Registration is open now, teams are formed late February

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The AA League (formerly Machine Pitch) is for 8 year olds with a previous season of Coach Pitch and 9 year olds with no previous experience. Kids progress to additional basic instructional training and the game is played upon a 60-foot diamond. The AA League uses a mechanical pitching machine operated by an adult to deliver pitches to batters during game play.

Key Dates:

Registration is open now, teams are formed in February

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The AAA (Kid Pitch) League is for 9 and 10 year olds progressing to additional basic instructional training and is played upon a 60-foot diamond. 9 year olds may request playing in AA. Players are placed in this league after attending a skills evaluation if they are not drafted to PCL or Majors. The AAA League introduces kids pitching to opponents and falling back to coaches pitching if necessary to maintain the pace of the game.

Key Dates:

Registration begins in October 2020, teams formed in February

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PCL (Pacific Coast League)
This is a more competitive division with an instructional goal of preparing the players for the Majors division. The majority of players in this division are 10 and 11 year olds with a few 9 year olds and 12 year olds. PCL instruction focuses on more advanced fundamentals. Scores and standings are kept.

Players go through a pre-season evaluation and are drafted onto teams by managers.

At the end of the regular season, all PCL teams participate in the Palo Alto city tournament that extends beyond the regular season. After the Palo Alto PCL city tournament has concluded, a subset of players are invited to represent the Palo Alto All-Star team in an All-Star tournament within District 52.

 

Key Dates:

Registration open now, tryouts in early January

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Majors League
Majors is the most competitive and advanced division of Little League baseball.  Players aged 9-12 are eligible to be drafted into Majors after attending a tryout.  Players not drafted onto a Majors division team will be placed into the PCL pool.

At the end of the regular season, Majors teams participate in a Palo Alto Majors city tournament that extends beyond the regular season.  After the city tournament has concluded, a subset of players are invited to represent the Palo Alto All-Star team in an All-Star tournament within District 52.

 

Key Dates:

Registration open now, tryouts in early January

For Spring 2020, we will accept registrations for both 50/70 and Junior. Based on interest, we will determine if we can field one or both.

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50/70 offers players who have "aged out" of Little League Majors a chance to keep enjoying baseball, advance their skills and play with full baseball rules including leading off base. It's a great step for players to take prior to the 60/90 diamond of Babe Ruth and High School. The game utilizes a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. Teams play against other local bay area teams.

Key Dates:

Registration open now, tryouts in early January

Juniors is designed for players 12-14 years of age (as of 2019) and will practice on a larger, 80' basepath field.  It's the perfect next step for baseball. Even if you are 'aged out' of 12yo Little League or 50/70, you can register for Juniors to play baseball at the next level of skill and size.

Key Dates:

Registration open now, tryouts in early January

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3672 Middlefield Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94306

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