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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My family lives just outside the city limits of Claremont. Can my son/daughter play in Claremont Little League?

A: In most cases, NO. However, there are two small sections of Pomona, off of Towne Ave, and along Foothill Blvd between Towne and Garey, that are part of Claremont Little League’s boundaries. Those that live in those areas can play in CLL. Our charter with Little League, Inc. does not allow us to take in players from outside of our boundaries. Since all of the areas surrounding Claremont have Little League programs, players in our league must live within the Claremont Little League boundaries. This is not our rule, but is Little League, Inc.’s rule. Violation of this rule will affect our insurance that we obtain through Little League. This rule is in the rulebook and there are no exceptions.  You can click on a zoomable/scrollable map to see if you live within Claremont Little League boundaries. Note that in 2014, a new rule was put into effect that allows children attending Claremont schools to play in Claremont Little League. See the question below about attending Claremont schools for clarification on this rule. To download the special form you need to fill out if you don't live in Claremont but go to a Claremont school, click here.

View CLL League Boundaries in a larger map

 

Q: How do I determine my son or daughter's league age?

A: Use the chart below:

2018 Little League Age Chart
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY

Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC AGE
2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 4
2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 5
2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 6
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 7
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 8
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 9
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 10
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 11
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 12
        2005 2005 2005 2005         12
2005 2005 2005 2005         2004 2004 2004 2004 13
2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 14
2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 15
2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 16

Q: What is considered valid proof of residency documentation?

A: Click here to download/view a document showing detailed information on what is considered valid proof of residency documentation.

Q: My son/daughter was not born in this country, how do I provide proof-of-age documentation?

A: Click here to download/view a document showing detailed information on what is acceptable proof of age documentation.

Q: My son/daughter goes to school in Claremont and is cared for by a relative in Claremont. If he/she isn’t allowed to sign up with Claremont Little League he/she won’t be able to play baseball. May we sign them up?

A: The answer to this used to be no but a new rule was put into effect in 2014.  Where a child goes to school can now be used to determine elgibility.  There are some documentation requirements (click here for a the full text of the changed rule) but generally speaking, if your son or daughter is enrolled full time in a K-12 school (ie. no preschools) in the CLL boundary (this includes all CUSD schools as well as the Web Schools and Western Christian's Claremont Campus) and can show proof of enrollment, you should be able to play in Claremont Little League. You'll also need to fill out a special form that you can get by clicking here.

Q: The league where I live has agreed to give a release to my son/daughter so that they can play in Claremont Little League; may we sign up?

A: Again, the answer is no. A league cannot “release” a player to play somewhere else.

Q: Is it possible to obtain a waiver to allow a player from outside of Claremont to play in our league?

A: The only time a waiver will be granted is if the player lived and played in Claremont Little League the previous year and then moved outside of the city limits. Little League, Inc. will grant a waiver in this circumstance.

Q: My son/daughter and his/her best friend/family member (not a sibling) want to play on the same team, can that be arranged? Or, for carpool/daycare reasons we need to have our son/daughter and another child on the same team?

A: We can generally make this accommodation for the T-ball and Farm divisions. The person registering needs to write on the registration form that they would like to be on the same team as x (name of other player). It is better if both families put this on their registration forms. With the JV, Minor, and Major divisions the family can still write the request on the registration. That preference will be listed on the draft sheet, but there is no guarantee that we will be able to accommodate. We encourage the coaches to take both players, but it is not required.

Q: We want our son/daughter to play or not to play for a certain manager, can that be arranged?

A: Again, the answer is similar to the question above. In the lower divisions (T-Ball & Farm) we can usually accommodate this request. However, in the upper divisions (JV, Minor, Major,) it is up to the coach when selecting his/her team. The family should still write the request on the registration form. If they don’t want their child playing for a particular manager, then they need to also write that on the form. Again, it is not guaranteed, but usually a manager will not select a child that doesn’t want to play for him/her.

Q: My child and his/her sibling are eligible for the same division. Will they be placed on the same team?

A: Siblings eligible for the same division will be placed on the same team unless the parents specifically request that they be placed on separate teams.

 

Claremont Little League Volunteer Application Process Policy

The Executive Board of the Claremont American Little League recognizes its obligation to provide a safe environment for all players and volunteers who participate in the activities organized, managed, sponsored and sanctioned by the league.
In its efforts to ensure a safe environment for all Little League participants, including players, volunteers and spectators, the Claremont American Little League Executive Board supports the recommendations of the City of Claremont Sports Committee regarding the screening of all volunteers who directly supervise youth sports players.

Click on the above link for information.

Volunteer Application for new volunteers

Volunteer Application for returning volunteers

All Board Members, Managers, Coaches, Team Parents and anyone who will be in direct contact with the kids needs to have a Volunteer Application filled out and on file.  Click on the above link for application.

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