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Caledonia Little League (CBSL)


CALEDONIA BASEBALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE (CBSL), a chartered member of Little League Baseball, Inc., is a volunteer organization that provides Caledonia, MICHIGAN community youth with a friendly, instructional setting to participate in baseball & softball play, skills development, and good sportsmanship in a safe and nurturing environment. The best interests of the children may not be compromised for the interests of a parent, fan and/or coach.

 

Last Week - Registration Closes 2/1

REGISTRATION CLOSING IN 1 WEEK 


Dear CBSL Community,


The season is coming!  One more week and registration will be complete.  Please do not wait to sign-up as late registrations will not be accepted this year.
 


Some divisions are at or near capacity

If a division is full, your child will be placed on a waitlist until additional teams can be formed.  Please note that some waitlisted divisions are still in need of coaches.  If you or someone you know are able to coach a team, please contact  .  If you are on a waitlist and we are unable to field additional teams, you will receive a refund after the registration period closes.

 

For questions about the upcoming season: http://faq.caledonialittleleague.com 

To learn more and register, please visit www.caledonialittleleague.com.

 

2022 Player Registration - Sign Up Now 

 

 


by posted 01/17/2022
Registration Update

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 2/1/22  

January 1, 2022


Dear CBSL Families and Friends,


Happy New Year to all and may 2022 bring you great joy, health and happiness! 

As a friendly reminder, registration for the upcoming 2022 Caledonia Little League Season will be closing one month from today on February 1, 2022.
 

Some divisions are almost full so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.  

Please note that if a division is full, your child will be placed on a waitlist until additional coaches/teams can be formed.  

If we are unable to field additional teams, you will receive a refund after the registration period closes.

To learn more, please visit our website at www.caledonialittleleague.com.

 

2022 Player Registration

 

 


by posted 01/01/2022
Registration - NOW OPEN!

2022 SEASON REGISTRATION

Player and coaches registration for the 2022 Caledonia Little League (CBSL) season is now open!   Please visit our website or go to http://register.caledonialittleleague.com to sign up for our Spring 2022 baseball, softball and teeball season!
 

This year, CBSL will offer 9 divisions for girls ranging ages 4-12 and boys from ages 4-14.  As always, our league is run completely by volunteers and requires many managers, assistants and other parent volunteers to allow for a successful season!  Our goal is to limit team sizes, however, this can only be done with your help!  We ask you to consider coaching a team this season (no experience necessary) and will work to provide you with the tools and resources necessary to instruct your team.  To sign-up to be manager or assistant coach, please go to http://volunteers.caledonialittleleague.com.  For questions, please contact our coaching coordinator at cbslcoaches@gmail.com.


Important Notice


Registration will remain open until February 1, 2022, however, due to league constraints and anticipated supply chain issues for equipment and jerseys we will be unable to accept late registrants this year.  We apologize in advance and encourage you register right away!  If you have friends or family that are new to the area, we ask that you pass along this message.
 

2022 CBSL Divisions & Play Age

Co-ed Teeball - Ages 4-6
Girls Coach Pitch - Ages 6-8
Boys Coach Pitch - Ages 6-8
Boys AA - Age 9
Boys AAA - Ages 10-11 
Girls Minors - Ages 9-10
Girls Majors - Ages 10-12
Boys Majors - Ages 10-12
Boys Juniors - Ages 13-14

For additional details, please visit our website at www.caledonialittleleague.com or visit our frequently asked questions page.

 

CLICK HERE to register now.



 

 


by posted 12/07/2021
2021 COVID-19 Policy


Caledonia Little League has adopted strict COVID-19 safety protocols for all players, coaches/volunteers, and spectators for its Spring 2021 season. The protocols are established to adhere to guidelines set forth by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kent County Health Department (KCHD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Caledonia Community Schools (CCS), West Michigan District 9 Little League (MI-D9), and Little League International.  

To view our full Caledonia Little League (CBSL) COVID-19 Policy, please click here or visit http://covidpolicy.caledonialittleleague.com 

 


by posted 04/22/2021
Little League Pledge


Little League Pledge

I trust in God

I love my country and will respect its laws

I will play fair and strive to win 

But win or lose I will always do my best
 

Little League Parent/Volunteer Pledge

I will teach all children to play fair and do their best

I will positively support all managers, coaches and players

I will respect the decisions of the umpires

I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game

 


by posted 11/14/2019
Weather Policy

Caledonia Baseball Softball League (CBSL) Lightning Safety Policy


CBSL will implement and follow these Lightning Avoidance Procedures; these guidelines are
in accordance with current NOAA policies and will be updated to include the most current
thinking and technologies.

The President of CBSL will see to it that all Board Members, Coaches, and Umpires are
trained in CBSL’s Lightning Avoidance Policy. The President may appoint a designee to
handle this function.

CBSL will adhere to the following two Avoidance Procedures:


1. When Thunder Roars (or Rumbles), Go Indoors!
2. When the SPARKY function of WeatherBug indicates Lightning within 10 miles.

When either criteria is met, ALL field activity WILL BE SUSPENDED for 30 minutes after the
last audible Thunder or when SPARKY indicates the current Lightning Strikes are greater
than 10 miles away.

Visually sighting Lightning is not a criteria but should sharpen awareness. Under certain
conditions, Lightning can be seen over 50 miles away and does not pose immediate danger.

The individuals responsible for postponement due to Lightning are as follows:


1. The President
2. A Board Member
3. Umpire
4. Coach

The President will attempt to schedule a Board Member as the Daily Field Director. This
Director will be responsible for calling a postponement. However due to CBSL utilizing
several field locations, the lack of personnel, unexpected weather conditions, etc., a Field
Director may not be available. The Coaches and Umpires are also authorized to order a
postponement.

The Coaches and Umpires will receive Annual Training in CBSLs Lightning Avoidance
Procedures.

If a postponement is necessary, seek adequate shelter immediately. Adequate shelter is a
building with plumbing and wiring such as a school, church, restaurant, or home. An
automobile is also acceptable and in most cases the only option at a ball field.
Picnic pavilions, dugouts, under trees, are NOT places of refuge.

Coaches will be responsible for making sure the players and umpires have adequate shelter.
If the game can not be resumed, the Coaches will make sure the players are returned to
their parents or offer other arrangements.

A game will not be allowed to resume if it is too dark to safely play. If the field is under
water, play may have to be cancelled. The Field Director is the preferred individual to make
this decision but the Umpires are also trained with regard to safe play conditions. It is
preferable NOT to have the Coaches make this decision as they are emotionally attached to
the game.

Under the RARE instance where someone is struck by Lightning, apply the following:


1. Call 911
2. The victim is NOT electrically charged and can be touched.
3. Often the heart’s rhythm is stopped due to the electrical charge. CPR or an AED will
often times get the otherwise undamaged heart beating again.
4. If possible, move the victim to a safer location———Lightning CAN strike twice.

A Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm WATCH do not automatically dictate a cancellation. However such conditions will bring a heightened awareness to the weather situation.
The President, or appointee, will use all available resources such as local forecasts, radar,
WeatherBug, etc., to decide if Play should be cancelled. If it is deemed safe to play as
scheduled, additional Field Directors will be called and placed into service.


Under NO circumstances will play commence or proceed if a Tornado or Severe
Thunderstorm WARNING is issued for CBSL’s Fields.

When Thunderstorms threaten, Coaches and CBSL Officials must not let the desire to start
or complete a baseball game hinder their judgment when the safety of players and
spectators is in jeopardy!

Lightning Safety is an Inconvenience that can save YOUR Life!
Feb/2015


by posted 08/27/2019
Bat Rules & Other FAQs

Important Notice

Little League International has updated its bat rules & requirements for the 2018 season.  As a member organization, CBSL is required to comply with these rules for all play ages and divisions.  Therefore, before purchasing a new bat, please carefully read the rules linked below as players will not be allowed to use a non-conforming bat in any games or practices.
 

Little League Bat Rules 

 

Other Frequently Asked Questions

For common questions regarding player registration, volunteering, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, etc. please visit our updated FAQ Section


by posted 06/10/2015
CBSL Sponsors
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