News and Announcements
The Majors and Minors teams have been drafted the week of Jan 29. Sign-ups for Major and Minor Divisions are CLOSED. There is no waitlisting for Minors and Majors. If any players are to be replaced, they will be brought up from Farm.
We have enough sign-ups for the Rookie Division for form 4 teams. Likewise, after the Minor Draft, we have enough players form 3 Farm teams. Newly submitted registrations for the Rookie and Farm Divisions will be WAITLISTED. It’s possible that if more sign up for Rookie or for Farm, we can form additional teams if team managers and assistant coaches step forward and volunteer.
Players who are on a waitlist can be selected to replace a registered player who withdraws from baseball for some reason including academics and injuries. Those on the waitlist who have completed payment will have a higher priority, otherwise, we will contact eligible players in their order of sign-up. Also, we have started working with the other leagues in the district to see if they have any openings remaining.
We will be forming 8 T-Ball teams. We have over a dozen openings available. Do not delay in signing up for T-Ball. It is very likely a waitlist for T-Ball will be started well before Opening Day.
This Saturday’s weather is expected to cooperate and allow us to hold our second baseball skills clinic at Shoreline Athletic Fields. After completing the Majors and Minors Divisions Player Evaluations in January, we return to holding our free (no cost) skills clinics for baseball players ages 4 to 12. Player Sign-Ups for T-Ball, Rookie, and Farm Divisions are open through the middle of February or until teams are filled.
We will be working on defensive baseball skills on Saturday (subject to change before we send email announcements on Wed, Jan 31).
- 10 to 11 AM, 4 to 8 YO. Throwing and defensive skills.
- 11:30 to 1 PM, 9 to 12 YO. Throwing and defensive skills.
- WHERE: Shoreline Athletic Fields, 2450 Garcia Ave, MV, 94043
- WHEN: Saturday, February 3, 2024
- COST: FREE!
The Junior Division will continue holding practices at Shoreline. In February, the Juniors will move to Saturday morning practices starting at 11 AM and ending at 1 PM. Juniors have permits to use the South Field from 10 to 1 PM.
Saturday’s clinic will focus exclusively on defensive skills – proper techniques for fielding ground balls and fly balls, defensive positioning, etc. As is our standard for skills clinics, each age-group will engage in age- and skill-appropriate drills and will be instructed by current and former MVLL coaches and alumni MVLL players.
In order for the players to receive maximum benefit from the clinic, we ask your player arrive 5 minutes prior to the start of their session and be ready to have fun, equipped with the following:
• Baseball glove that can be closed easily by the player
• Baseball pants or sweat pants (no jeans or shorts, please)
• Baseball cap
• Protective cup for the boys
• Athletic shoes, baseball cleats (no metal cleats). No sandals or open-toed shoes, please. Shoreline is an all-weather artificial turf field.
• Waterproof outerwear or change of outerwear when done with the clinic in the event of light rain. Have a dry towel or 2 on hand.
• Water bottle or personal hydration gear. (No food is allowed on the field and dugouts. Water only. No sports drinks or sodas.)
If your player is not feeling well before or during the clinic, we ask your player self-withdraw from participating.
As this clinic will focus on defense only, bats are not necessary. Batting helmets will not be needed, however there will be a catching drill using tennis balls and some players may be more comfortable wearing a helmet if they are not experienced in catching fly falls.
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ANY EQUIPMENT/GEAR/CLOTHING BROUGHT BY YOUR PLAYER IS LABELED CLEARLY WITH THEIR NAME. We will have a small number of gloves available for players to use during the clinic so don’t rush out and purchase a glove just to attend the clinic. We will also have helmets available to use during the tennis ball drill.
We will be closely watching the Saturday weather forecasts. No rain is forecast for Saturday’s baseball clinic and Jrs practice. (Updated 1/30/2024)
We will have a Registration Information Table available at 10 AM to answer questions about Spring Baseball. We will be available to examine new player documentation (proof of player’s birth date, residency address in Mountain View, or proof of attendance at a Mtn View school). Registration for Spring Baseball is done online at mvll.info. There are no paper forms to fill out. We can accept in-person payments in cash or check. Online payments are done at https://mvll.info/Registration_Payment.html
✔ The Major and Minor Division Sign-Ups are CLOSED.
✔ New S8ign-Ups for Rookie will be WAITLISTED.
✔ Sign-Ups for Farm and T-Ball close in February as teams rosters are filled.
✔ T-Ball Sign-Ups may remain open to Mar 3 (Opening Day).
✔ Baseball Skills Clinics on Saturdays, Feb 3, 10, and 17 at Shoreline. 4-12 YOs.
The Junior Division will be holding a practice sessions on Saturdays, starting Feb 3, at Shoreline. 11 AM to 1 PM. Players must attend a practice session in order to be drafted onto the team.
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Player evaluation will be held on Saturday, Jan 27. Evaluations are at Mountain View Shoreline Athletic Fields – North Field. We will hold the event even if there is light rain. (No rain is in the forecast.)
Additional information about how evaluations are done and what gear should be brought are described in the PDF download, About Player Evaluations, below.
9 YOs do not attend player evals if they do not choose to play in Minors or Majors. The purpose of the tryouts is to evaluate players for the two drafts. However, we encourage 9 YOs to tryout for Minors because Minors is primarily for 9 and 10 YOs and Majors is primarily for 11 and 12 YOs. 9 YOs who do not attend a tryout are placed on Farm team.
FINAL SCHEDULE – Note the change in start time for the last session
Age Groups for Tryouts on Saturday, Jan 27
|Arrive no later than 9:45 AM
|8*, 9, 10 First letter of last name A-K
|Arrive no later than 11 :45 PM
|8*, 9, 10 First letter of last name L-Z
|Arrive no later than 1 :15 PM
[*] Note – 8 year-olds must attend a player evaluation if they want to play up to Minors.
- Please attend your assigned session according to the schedule above. Players not able to attend their tryout should attend one of the other sessions.
- Players must arrive at least 15 minutes before their group’s start time for check-in and receive their Player Evaluation Number.
- We recommend players arrive earlier and use the time to warm up.
- Players who attend the first week’s tryout can also attend the second week’s (think of the second week as a do-over)
- Players who indicated their choice of Minor division on their registration form can choose to tryout for Major division.
Managers/coaches should plan on being at the field by 9:30.
Note to Minor managers: Plan to attend the 10 AM sessions. All 12s will be in Majors unless they are a safety issue and most of the 11s but there is usually some 11s that will drop down to Minors so yes you should be there to see them.
Download About Player Evaluations (PDF Document)
Mike Reelfs, President
Mountain View Little League
This listing will be updated as additional umpiring clinics are scheduled. Please refer to the Umpiring Events under the Training, Umpiring, Rules tab to see what has been scheduled for this and last year. When the 2024 listing is complete, the 2023 events will be removed.
Our league’s Umpire-In-Chief is Darrin Lindhout. His email is email@example.com. Please contact Darrin if you are interested in being an umpire, returning as an umpire, learning to be an umpire, or have an umpiring question.