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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.

 

Opening Day & 2022 CBSL Hats


Hello CBSL Families -
 

Thank you for a wonderful opening day, what a beautiful afternoon it was on Saturday and we thank you for the numerous compliments we received throughout the day!

The 2022 season is officially kicked-off for our older players and our younger levels will be starting their first games this weekend.  As the seasons progresses, a friendly reminder to help us keep our facilities clean by disposing of your rubbish in the designated trash bins or blue barrels.  Thank you in advance for this!

We also received a number of compliments about the "new" 2022 hats and many of you have inquired about purchasing your own or an extra for your child.  At this time, we have a limited quantity of hats and visors available for purchase.  All orders will be for pick-up at the CalPlex (no shipping).
 

To order your own 2022 CBSL Official hat or visor, please go to our website or visit

http://hats.caledonialittleleague.com 

 

Sincerely,

CBSL Board 

 

 


by posted 04/25/2022
2022 CBSL Season Updates


Registration & Upcoming Calendar 

Registration for the 2022 season has closed and coaches/teams are being determined at this time.  Final teams will be assigned in late March with upper level practices, weather permitting, beginning shortly thereafter. 

If you do not hear from your coach by April 1, please contact us at that time.
 

Coaches Update

All 62 managers have been selected and eligble coaches (assistants) will be assigned once all teams have been formed.  To be eligible to coach, all coaches (managers and assistants) must complete a CBSL volunteer form, concussion training and submit a Little League required background check. 

Coaches will not be approved nor allowed on the field without completion of all 3 items.   

To begin your volunteer application, please use the link below.  For questions about coaching this season, please contact our coaches coordinator at cbslcoaches@gmail.com.   

CBSL Volunteer Form:  http://volunteers.caledonialittleleague.com  

 

2022 Season - Important Dates

March 9 - Annual CBSL Coaches Meeting (Managers Only)

March 12 - Player Evaluations (Boys Play Ages 10+ and Girls Play Ages 9+ only)

March 16 - Player Draft (Upper Level Managers Only)

March 22 - CBSL Umpire Meeting (Umpires only)

March 25-28 - CBSL/DICK's Sporting Goods Event

March 26 - CBSL Coaches Clinic - Managers & Assistants

March 26/27 - Field Cleanup-Up Day 1  (All families, please mark your calendar)

March 28-31 - First Practices, Weather Permitting (Upper Levels only)

April 11-16 - First Practices, Lower levels (Weather Permitting)

April 16/17 - Field Clean-Up Day 2 (All families, please mark your calendar)

April 18/19 - First Practices, Teeball

April 23 - CBSL Opening Day (Team Pictures, Events, First games for Upper Levels)

April 30 - First Games, Lower levels

May 21/22 - All-Star Tryouts - Play Ages 9+ (Dates Tentative)

Jun 11/17 - CBSL & District 9 Team Tournaments, Upper Levels (Dates Tentative)

June 20/21 - District All-Star Pool Play Begins (Dates Tentative)

 

For more info or questions about the upcoming 2022 season, please visit our FAQ page at:

http://faq.caledonialittleleague.com 

 

 


by posted 03/13/2022
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

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