If you are at least league age 13, you are eligible to train and become a San Ramon Valley Little League umpire. Umpiring is a great way to stay involved with our wonderful league, have fun, and earn some $$.
Training begins in January. Our first meeting is January 7, 2015, at 7:00pm in the Multi-Purpose Room of Los Cerros Middle School. This is our annual orientation meeting and everyone, both new and veteran umpires, should attend. All the forms you need to fill out will be available.
New umpires must complete: (1) the paperwork, (2) rules training, (3) field mechanics clinic and (4) pass the rules test.
Returning umpires must complete: (1) the paperwork and (2) pass the rules test.
Rules training will be each Wednesday evening, 7:00pm to 8:00pm sharp, January 14 through February 4, 2015. All new umpires must attend, and returning umpires should attend so that they will pass the rules test. The rules test will be administered at 7:00pm, at Los Cerros on February 11.
Our field mechanics clinic for new umpires will probably take place on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
If you're interested, please email Robert Ward, SRVLL Umpire in Chief, at
Little League as a national organization is comprised of volunteers, and SRVLL requires all parents to volunteer at the team or league level. For the upcoming Spring 2015 season, we ask for 5 hours of time from the T-Ball and Rookie parents and 10 hours from all other divisions.
Tryouts are an excellent way to fulfill your volunteer hours! We evaluate the players (AA, AAA, and Majors Divisions) on December 6 and December 13, 2014. A variety of positions and time slots are available. Lunch will be provided, and if you work the full day, your volunteer requirement for the season is completely fulfilled.
Please sign up here. If you can only work a half day, please indicate this at sign-up, although we would prefer as many full-day volunteers as possible. Thanks, and get ready to Play Ball!
As you may know, the Cal Baseball Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure the permanent existence of a top-tier intercollegiate baseball program at The University of California, Berkeley. The foundation was established in September 2010 after the University announced that it was eliminating the baseball program. With a lot of hard work, dedication, determination, and generous financial support from Cal Alumni, the baseball program is thriving more than ever.
In order to continue the long legacy of Cal Baseball, the Foundation has three fundraising events: The Ralph Walker Golf Tournament, the First Pitch Dinner, and the Online Auction. The attached flyer contains information about the online auction that takes place now through December 8, 2014. The Foundation's goal with the auction is to raise funds to help support their scholarship athletes, engage the community, and as a reminder to get out and experience Cal Baseball!
For many of us our baseball attention has turned to the Giants and the World Series. However, believe it or not it is time to start thinking about Spring baseball and a very important part of our league, the volunteer managers and coaches.
If you are interested in managing or coaching a team at any level, I would ask that you please let us know immediately by signing up and filling out the necessary forms attached here and described below. I can tell you from experience (I have coached from T-Ball through AAA last year) that coaching a Little League team is an incredibly rewarding experience!! To steal a quote from a recent baseball article I read, "No other American sport seems to bond parents and children as securely as baseball". We are looking for parents that can devote the time and effort necessary to make the experience a good one for the players, parents and coaches. This is the single most important determinant of a successful season for SRVLL!!
All prospective Managers from AA and above will go through an interview process that will be conducted by members of the SRVLL Board of Directors. It is our goal to ensure that all of our kids get a good baseball and life experience in 2015 while learning the necessary skills to make them competitive players.
Below are the forms that will need to be completed and returned to me by November 15th, 2014 for Majors/AAA/AA (preferably by scanning and returning via email but fax is acceptable as well). All managers and coaches at all levels are required to complete both forms and go through the application and background check process. We anticipate beginning the interviews in late November.
2015 Volunteer Application - for all individuals new to SRVLL or who did not submit a volunteer application and complete a background check last year.
A/Farm/Rookie/T-Ball – There are no interviews at this level. I would like all managers and coaches in place no later than 1/15/15. Please fill out all necessary paperwork and get it to me ASAP. If we have more managers than needed we will decide based on prior experience and any other factors that seem appropriate.
I can be reached via email at
if you have any questions.
Thank you on behalf of the SRVLL board and all the players and parents for volunteering to manager or coach in 2015!!
Want to get more involved with your local little league? The San Ramon Valley Little League Board of Directors is looking for volunteers to fill some open positions currently available and others that will become available over the next year.
There are open positions for executive and administrative board members, including division directors. The ideal candidate has at least one child in the lower (minor) divisions and is willing to serve for two years or more.
We are especially in need of an Umpire in Chief (UIC) to shadow the outgoing UIC for this year and to begin full service next year.
For more information or to apply, please contact Matt Dublin at