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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

Baseball Ages Start Time Check-In Time
11, 12 10 AM Arrive no later than 9:45 AM
8*, 9, 10 First letter of last name A-K 12 Noon Arrive no later than 11 :45 PM
8*, 9, 10 First letter of last name L-Z 1:30 PM 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 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.

The weather cooperated and we held our first baseball skills clinic on Saturday at Shoreline Athletic Fields. Approx 50 young players attended the first session and the older 30 attended the second session. It was great seeing everyone come out to enjoy the no-rain day.

We have 3 more baseball skills clinics scheduled for the first 3 Saturdays in February. The next 2 weekends in January are devoted to holding player evaluations for the Majors and Minors player drafts.

An email announcement was sent on Wednesday afternoon, containing the schedule of activities and a weather forecast. There were 2 sessions (note the times and age groupings):

  • 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, January 13, 2024

8 year-olds wanting to play up to the Minor Division should attend the 9-12 YO session. Prospective players who have not yet signed up are welcome to attend. This a free activity for everyone who attends.

The Junior Division will start their practices starting the following week, on Saturday, Jan 20 at Shoreline. In February, the Juniors will change to Sunday afternoon practices.

Our first 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 have been closely watching the Saturday weather forecasts.

  • We anticipate light rains throughout Saturday, starting in the early AM. In total, less than 0.05 inches are expected to fall in the 4-hour period starting at 10 AM — which means sporadic sprinkles possible throughout the clinic times. However, not all of the weather models are in agreement as to precipitation amounts per hour. Some are heavier at 10 AM, others are very light. Temperatures are expected to start out in the low 50s at 10 AM with light winds, gusting up to 20 mph throughout the day. Cloud cover is expected to be in the 90% range.
  • NWS Weather Table for Shoreline
  • What does 0.05 inches of rain look like?

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 There are no paper forms to fill out. We can accept in-person payments in cash or check. Online payments are done at

We’ll be announcing the schedule of the first Baseball Skills Clinic of 2024 to be held on Saturday, January 13 at the Shoreline Athletic Fields. Shoreline is an artificial turf field and usable even after light rains. All of our clinics in January and February will be held at Shoreline. The clinic is free to everyone to attend — both registered players and prospective players to MVLL.

There will be 2 session, one for the 4 to 8 YOs and another for the 9 to 12 YOs. Start time is tentatively 10 AM for the younger group. Start time for the older group is TBD. The updated announcement will describe what playing equipment to bring and what to wear.

We will have a registration information table at the clinic. All registrations are done online so there’s no need to wait until the clinic to sign up. The information event is to answer questions, accept in-person payments, and for verifying residency documentation (date of player’s birth and either their MV residential address or proof of attendance at a MV school).

The current long range weather forecast is for light rain to end on Friday night, before the day of the clinic.

Please complete the 2024 Spring Baseball Registration Form and complete the payment step for each of your players to receive a $25 discount per player. An additional $10 sibling discount is available after the first player in a family is registered.

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NOTICE – If player registration forms were submitted online on or before Jan 1, 2024, please complete the discounted payment step immediately. Use the Discount Link at the bottom of the Payment Page.]

To receive confirmation of completed payment, please look for a PayPal confirmation or use this list the day after having completed payment.