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How to Register
Parent Requests

Coaching
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Divisions
Little League Age
Fees

Payment 

Fundraising opportunity

Refund Policy

Registration Closing
CBSL Boundary
Player Assessments  
Schedules/Team Roster Information
Practice Season
Regular Season
Playoffs
Post Season/All Stars

Volunteer Form
Registration Forms

Question Address

 


HOW TO REGISTER

Returning CBSL Members


You will need to select the division for which you want to register.  The registration groups (located on the registration page) are designed to allow you to register a child in a division that meets their requirements base upon their birth date and gender. Once selected, the system will prompt you to log into your personal account.  Returning guardians/players should have an account.  Simply log in with your PARENT/GUARDIAN email address and password and the system will show you which family members qualify for the division that you selected.  Please make sure you verify your contact information and the information for your children.  Please pay attention to the description of the division that you've selected as some require players to go through assessments.
 

Please make sure you use the same email address for registration that you used last year to avoid duplicate accounts for your family and that your player's history remains intact.  If you no longer have access to your old email address, please contact .  PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOG IN WITH A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS.  This will create an entirely new duplicate account and you'll lose access to all of your family history.
 

New CBSL Members


If you are new to CBSL or have never registered a player in our league, please follow these instructions very carefully.

Select the division for which you want to register a player.  The registration groups (located on the registration page) are designed to allow you to register a child in a division that meets their requirements base upon their birth date and gender.  Please carefully read the description of the division that you've selected as some require players to go through assessments.  Click the "Begin Registration" button to select a division.  Verify that you have selected the desired program and then click the "Continue" button.  When the system prompts you to log in, click the "create account" button (if you do not already have an account/login).  The system will email you a link to establish a temporary password for our website.  When you receive the email, click the link to set up a password.  Once you've established a password, return to the login screen and enter your email address and password.

You will then be prompted to set up a guardian account.  Please make sure you enter all information requested.  We recommend that you change the public flag on your email address to roster so that your coach is able to contact you via email and by phone.  Set a good, safe password that you can remember for your account.  We highly recommend that set up your spouse or the child’s other parent as another guardian, please make sure you check the "Add another parent or guardian" box before you click the "Submit" button.  NOTE:  If you do not enter the second parent it is CBSL policy NOT to release ANY information to them about your child.  This includes coaches name, game or practice schedule. 

Next you will be prompted to set up a participant account (player account).  Please enter all information; however, please DO NOT enter the same email address for your player.  Our system is keyed on the email address so it must be unique for every individual.  Also be very careful when entering your child's date of birth.  Once entered, you cannot change it.  If you happen to enter the wrong date of birth and it falls outside the date range allowed by the program you've chosen, your child will show up as ineligible.  You can ignore the grade field entirely.  Once you have entered the required information, please click the "Submit" button.

If you've done everything correctly, you'll be presented with any additional information the form requires, such as uniform size, health information, etc...  Please answer all questions. The system will provide you an option to credit card to pay for CBSL fees.  Please make sure that you follow all onscreen instructions. 

Once you've completed these steps, you are no longer a new CBSL member.  You may then use the "Edit My Account" located at the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page to edit your family account -- adding additional players, etc...


PARENT REQUESTS

Parents often like to make special requests such as having a player placed on a specific team for carpooling, to play with friends or sometimes preference for a specific coach.  These requests will likely not be granted.  It is very difficult, if not impossible, to take in hundreds of requests we while buidling teams and schedules that accommodates everyones wishes.  We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  

Exception - Siblings placed on the same team, provided both are of Little League age and capabilities of playing at the same division level, is acceptable and the only request that will normally be granted.

"PLAYING-UP" INTO AN OLDER DIVISION - CBSL IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION to honor a "play up" request. Play-up requests will be processed based on draft selection and roster availability. Parents are solely responsible for indicating a "play up" request. Please review your registration confirmation email to be sure that you have registered your child(ren) properly.
 


COACHING

Coaches must fill out the volunteer application form and go through a background check.   In addition, all coaches must complete the concussion training as required by the State of Michigan before being allowed on the field with the players.  Each team is assigned one manager or head coach for all divisions with our upper division drafting their assistants.  In the lower division we do attempt to place at least one assistant coach on each team.  Coaching requests for the lower divisions are reviewed by the coaching coordinator.   Coaches will be required to attend two meetings a coach’s instruction clinic and safety meeting usually are held in March.




EQUIPMENT

Coaches are issued a base set of equipment appropriate for their division.  This includes some basic batting helmets, bats, catchers gear and balls.    At a minimum, your player will need a baseball/softball glove appropriate for their size.

At the major level and higher (baseball/softball) most players provide their own helmet, glove, bat, batting gloves, face shield, sliding pads/shorts, sun glasses, bag, etc...  At the majors level and higher, please make sure your equipment is Little League approved.  In tournament play, the umpires will usually inspect equipment.  CBSL will still provide helmets, bats, catchers gear, and balls for each team at all levels.  

Pay particular attention to the bats that are allowed by Little League International within each division of play.  Every year we see players who have spent money on a bat that is not eligible to be used in CBSL or other Little League play.  It is important to tell you that Little League will be changing their standard for all boys bats for the 2018 season.  Old bats for boys can not be used.  Check out this website for more details. 



UNIFORMS

Uniforms are distributed in mid-April just before the regular season begins.  CBSL provides a shirt and hat for all divisions.  Due to the large volume of shirts that we must order each year and the quick turnaround time for shirts, CBSL orders team shirts sizes based on the prior year’s history.  Due to this we occasionally find that one team has too many large or too many small jersey’s and we need to adjust.  If you find that your son or daughter does not have the appropriate sized jersey and their coach is not able to adjust on his team, please notify CBSL and we will order a new one to better fit your child.  As for pants and socks, parents will need to provide them, color of both pants and socks will vary based on your team shirt and will be decided by your manager. 

 


DIVISIONS

Caledonia Little League Baseball/Softball is for all players between the ages of 4 and 15 years of age.  The following is a guide of the League's Divisions: 

 

Baseball Division

Little Leagiue Ages

T-ball

4, 5 & 6

Coach Pitch

7 & 8 (6 year olds may request a play up)

AA

9  (8 year olds may request a play up)

LL-AAA

10 & 11 

LL-Majors

10 & 11 & 12 *

Intermediate 13 (12 year olds may request a play up)

Juniors

14 (& 15 if in 8th grade)

 

* NOTE: Players ages 10-12 are registered in the Little League division and drafted on either Majors roster or placed onto a AAA team.  You child should attend the try outs to help determine which team he is best suited for.

Boys Intermediate and Juniors will interleague with other District 9 teams.  

 

Softball Division

Little League Ages

T-ball

4 &  5

Coach Pitch

6 & 7 & 8

Little League

9, 10,11 and 12 *

Juniors

13 & 14

 

*NOTE: The Little League division will be divided into Minors and Majors teams based on the number of players available   Typically 9 and 10 years will play in Minors and 11 and 12 will play in the Majors.  There are some exceptions to this, though it is rare.  You child should attend the try outs to help determine which team she is best suited for. 

**NOTE: Depending on the number of girls registered in the Little League division we may interleague for both majors and minors with other District 9 teams.  Girls Juniors will league with other District 9 teams. 

 

LITTLE LEAGUE AGE

Baseball Age Chart

Softball Age Chart

Little League Age Calculator


FEES
 

This year CBSL is opening registration December 1.  CBSL registration closes February 1, 2020.   Late registrations will only be accepted if space is available.  

Any registration not paid for within 21 days will be cancelled and you will be required to register again.
 

2020 Rates (as approved by CBSL Board on October 10, 2019)

SECURE ON-LINE REGISTRATION is available via credit card, 24/7 on the internet!! Registration fees are as follows:

Registration OPEN through February 1, 2020

Co-ed Teeball: $100.00 per player.   ($125 for 6 year olds requesting and approved to play up to coach pitch.)

Boys Coach Pitch, AA, AAA, Majors - $125.00 per player.  ($135 for 12 year olds requesting and approved to play up to Intermediate.)

Girls Coach Pitch, Minors, Majors: $125.00 per player.  ($135 for 12 year olds requesting and approved to play up to Juniors.)

Boys Intermediate and Juniors, Girls Juniors: $135.00 per player.  

Registration fee includes:  1 Team jersey(shirt) and baseball cap (boys) or softball visor (girls).

There is a maximum charge for families with 3 or more children.

Please note if you have an unpaid balance from the prior season that will be added at the time of registration and must be paid in full.

If you do not have a credit or debit card to make payment, please contact for assistance. 


FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – CBSL wants to ensure that all kids play baseball/softball no matter their financial situation.  If your family has experienced financial challenges, please do not let this stand in the way of your children participating in CBSL!  Please contact the CBSL Board at cbslplayeragent@gmail.com, and let us know right away, and we will assist you with a financial scholarship so that your child(ren) don’t miss out!  This is a confidential process and your information will not be shared outside of the CBSL Financial Scholarship Committee.


REFUND POLICY

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE

CBSL Registration Fees are 100% NON-REFUNDABLE. The registrant's family assumes all risk for families and/or players who either choose not to play, or otherwise become unable or unwilling to play after completing registration.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSINGS - After February 1, divisions will be closed.  Players will only be added to rosters if space is available.  No additional teams will be added.  If you attempt to register a player after February 1, and his/her division is no longer open, you may request that he/she be placed on a waiting list pending an opening, by sending an email request to: .  No one will be placed on a waiting list after March 1.
 


CBSL BOUNDARY

You must reside within the CBSL territory or attend a school that falls within our boundary to play in the Caledonia Little League. Please check the boundary map to see if you reside or attend a school within our boundaries.  If you fall outside of our boundary, you may apply for a waiver.  It may or may not be granted depending upon circumstances.  Please contact if you have any boundary issues.



PLAYER ASSESSMENTS 

Baseball Assessments


Location: TBD
Date & Time: TBD (typically the weekend of March 14/15) 



*** Players in the Little League divisions must attend at least one assessment. If a player for any reason fails to attend either assessment this may limit their potential to be selected onto a Majors roster and therefore may be placed on AAA team.   


Little League requires a player draft for these divisions so that there is a reasonably fair distribution of players on the teams.  Players in these divisions must attend player assessments so that player evaluation data can be created and distributed amongst the coaches involved in the draft process.

If players do not attend assessments, the coaches will have only their personal knowledge of a player, if any, on which to rely for making drafting decisions.  Coaches that have more experience and put in more time with the sport usually have a greater knowledge of the players.  This can sometimes give them an advantage in the draft process over less experienced coaches.  



Softball Assessments

Location: TBD
Date & Time: TBD (typically the weekend of March 14/15) 


*** Players in the Little League division must attend an assessment.  Attend the assessment will help balance the teams and will help ensure that all players are placed in the appropriate divisions. 


Little League requires a player draft for these divisions so that there is a reasonably fair distribution of players on the teams.  Players in these divisions must attend player assessments so that player evaluation data can be created and distributed amongst the coaches involved in the draft process.

If players do not attend assessments, the coaches will have only their personal knowledge of a player, if any, on which to rely for making drafting decisions.  Coaches that have more experience and put in more time with the sport usually have a greater knowledge of the players.  This can sometimes give them an advantage in the draft process over less experienced coaches.  



SCHEDULES/TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION

Teams cannot be assembled until we have our coaches registered, background checks completed, players registered, player assessments completed, and for some divisions the player draft completed. Since player assessments do not complete until sometime in mid-March, it stands to reason that team information will not be available until sometime at the end of March or early April.  Furthermore, it stands to reason that the practice and game schedules cannot be created until sometime after the teams have been assembled.  Hence, the practice schedule becomes available sometime between the player drafts and the first practice (early April).  The game schedule comes out sometime after the practice schedule but before uniform pickup (mid April).

Little League, Intermediate and Juniors teams are assembled via drafts held in late-March. No players will be accepted after March 1 to the Little League or Junior’s division. Coaches should be in contact the last week of March for the Little League, Intermediate and Juniors divisions only.

T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Minors teams are assembled by the CBSL Board during the first part of April. Coaches will receive rosters and start contacting parents in the first or second week of April (often after spring break).
 



PRACTICE SEASON

Practices can start as early as the last week of March for Majors and above depending on the weather.  Most divisions (with the exception of teeball and coach pitch which start later) will begin in early April and run up until opening day (typically 3rd/4th Saturday of April).  Practice schedules are determined by the individual team managers, and are scheduled based on field availability. Teams will get 1-2 field practices per week and/or 1-2 batting cage practices per week, weather permitting.  Practices vary from either 5:00 to 7:00 or 7:00 to 9:00 during the work week for most divisions. Practices will also be scheduled on the weekend (Saturday) from 9:00am - 6:00pm.
 

REGULAR SEASON

The regular season (for upper divisions) begins on the 3rd/4th Saturday of April and runs through mid June to the end of June depending, lower divisons begin in late April/early May.  Weather permitting, most teams will play two games per week (with some minor exceptions).  Make-up games are scheduled only if/when necessary (typically if total games played is less than 12).   Weekday games normally start around 5:15pm, 6:30pm, or 7:30 pm  depending on the division. Games on Saturday run from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Game and practice schedules will be published in April on CBSL Website: www.caledonialittleleague.com. As schedules change often, we recommend that you reference the CBSL website or league app in lieu of printing a "hard-copy" of your son or daughters schedule.


PLAYOFFS/TOURNAMENTS

Certain divisions will hold playoffs at the end of the regular season. Majors through Juniors in both baseball and softball will have District 9 Team tournaments that start around mid-June. These games might require some travel to surrounding Little League fields.  AA and AAA baseball will have a intraleague (CBSL only) tournament that also begins in mid-June.  Minors softball will participate in the tournament with anohter District 9 Little League with games held at Calplex, Lakeside Park or opposing District 9 league fields. Please be aware that schedules for all tournament games are contingent on District 9, therefore, often are made available at the last minute.  We apologize in advance for the inconvenience and ask that you plan accordingly.

POST SEASON/ALLSTARS

All Star teams are formed for certain divisions based on tryouts. In the past, players are nominated to be in a pool from which coaches may vote on the team based upon tryout performance and other knowledge of the player’s ability.  Rules are strictly enforced during tournament play -- ages, boundaries, Little League approved equipment, etc…  All Stars can play many games per week depending upon the dynamics of the participating leagues.  Scheduling information comes out at the last minute so it is often difficult for parents to plan.  All Star games usually begin in early July and can run all the way through the end of August or even into September depending how far a team goes.

 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION AND BACKGROUND CHECKS - Little League International requires that ALL CBSL Team Managers, Coaches, Umpires & Board Members, and/or adults having regular contact with children, MUST submit a volunteer application and background check on or before February 18, 2020.  To complete a volunteer applcation, please follow registration process below.  You will then receive an email from J.D Palantine (JDP)  to complete your Little League mandate background check.  Failure to submit to this background check with 14 days will result in immediate disqualification.  ALL noted volunteers must submit a background application, no exceptions.


REGISTRATION FORMS

Please pay attention to the age ranges of the registration forms and to the late date, closing date, and other special instructions on the form.  Please visit our registration page for the online sign-up forms.

 

QUESTIONS?  Email: cbslboard@gmail.com