Welcome to Aptos Little League Registration
2021 Spring Season Overview -
Registration for Aptos Little League 2021 Spring Season is now open.
Aptos Little League Families,
The Board of Directors is excited to announce the opening of registration for the start of the Spring 2021 season! There has been a lot of work put forth in preparation for this day. While this season will look and feel different than the past, the game of baseball will be the same. Please read this message and all related registration information carefully to understand how this season will be operated.
Beginning December 14th, 2020, and then updated on January 25, 2021 after the Regional Stay-at-Home Order ended, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) permitted youth sports training, conditioning and physical education under specific circumstances. Here is CDPH Guidelines for Youth Sports.
As of today, Monday, 2/15/21, Santa Cruz County is designated in the Widespread Tier (Purple). In this Purple Tier, both the State of California and the Santa Cruz Public Health Department permit a baseball clinic to be conducted. A baseball clinic with a cohort team can include any & all baseball related training including throwing, catching, hitting, situational play and fun games while proper mitigation techniques are established. This includes social distancing, wearing a face covering, proper sanitizing among others. So today, we are permitted to coordinate a baseball clinic.
As mentioned, we are following the California Department of Public Health guidelines for youth sports which classifies baseball as an outdoor moderate-contact sport. We will be permitted to play competitive scrimmages & regular season games when our county moves into the designated Substantial Tier (Red).
For lower divisions (AA/A/Farm & T-ball), our registration process will be placing players in cohort teams to start the season. For upper divisions (AAA/Majors/Intermediate 50/70), cohort teams will be formed by a draft process. The assembled cohort teams will begin the season in the baseball clinic mode. This will essentially look like team practices. If/when the county moves into the Substantial Tier (Red), we will convert into a regular season with scheduled games & scrimmages. This is the plan for Spring 2021.
Please understand, by registering your player(s) for the Aptos Little League Spring 2021 season, you are committing to the entire season. This includes both the baseball clinic & regular season. This pandemic has been fast and fluid and impossible to predict. There may be a situation in which we remain in baseball clinic mode during the entire Spring season. There may also be a situation, if the health conditions worsen in our county, where we need to suspend all related baseball activity. These are real circumstances that should be understood by our members upfront. See below for more information about our Refund Policy.
The health & safety of our league members, volunteers, coaches and players is our utmost priority this season. It is our community responsibility to maintain a healthy & safe playing environment. This will include implementation and oversight of our league policies and procedures. Please review our Health & Safety Protocol and guidelines for ‘Return to Play'. We are committed to providing a safe & comfortable atmosphere for which to play baseball.
In close, we are excited to open registration today for the Spring 2021 Aptos Little League season. And we are excited about playing some baseball again!
Board of Directors
Aptos Little League
Per player in lower division (AA/A/Farm & T-Ball)- $150.00
Per player in upper division (AAA/Majors)- $175.00
Per player in Intermediate 50/70 division- $175.00. (this is a new division for 13 yrs olds only, (click here to learn more about it).
Registration includes a uniform outfit- Jersey/Hat
*There will be a $4.50 processing fee assessed per registration.
Registration Opens - February 16th, 2021
Registration Closes - March 16th, 2021
Majors/AAA Evaluations Tryouts - March 20th, 2021
Clinics "Practice" Starts - April 5th, 2021
Opening Day - April 17th, 2021
Games Allowed to be Played - TBD
Scholarships: Although limited in number, scholarships are available for those families in need. Our league strives to be inclusive for any & all players that are interested in participating in baseball. To apply for a scholarship, please fill see the Scholarship Guidelines and Application.
Refund Policy: If Aptos Little League (ALL) receives written notification from the registered parent or guardian that they wish to remove their child from the league for any reason, whatsoever, before March 20th, 2021 for all divisions, then Aptos Little League will refund 100% of your registration fees. However, all refunds are subject to a $15 processing fee. There will be no refunds granted beyond these dates
All registration fees after March 20th, 2021 are non-refundable. This policy applies to all registrants whether you are injured, have an unexpected family/business emergency, have a medical emergency, illness, including, but not limited to those of, or related to, COVID-19, etc. If the season has to be altered or cancelled due to an act of nature, or pandemic, or the season timeline is changed due to circumstances beyond our control, there are no refunds.
Please follow these steps for a successful registration!
1. Verify that your child is eligible to play in Aptos Little League
Use the Little League's League Finder Tool to make sure you reside or attend a school within the Aptos LL boundary. Even if you have played in Aptos LL in the past, to continue, you will need a Residency Waiver Request. Please note, Twin Lakes and Bradley Elementary are not within Aptos LL boundary.
2. Know your child's League Age
Find out what League Age your child is for the 2021 Spring season by going to the Online Little League Age Calculator or Little League Age Chart for Baseball
3. Determine which Division, your child will play
Aptos Little League has six (6) divisions. Below are the general guidelines of Division categories per age group. For more information regarding Divisions click HERE.
|Little League Age||Levels/Divisions Of Play|
|Tee Ball Only|
|7-year-old||A or AA|
|8-year-old||A, AA or AAA*|
- *8-year-olds are eligible to be drafted into AAA.
- To be considered draft eligible, 8-year-olds must tryout during the 9-year-old evaluation time slot. (times TBD).
- Participation in Evaluations is no guarantee of getting drafted into the AAA division.
- The number of eligible players in AAA depends on 9, 10, 11, and 12-year-old enrollment.
- *9-year-olds are not eligible for the Majors Division (per Aptos LL local rules).
- 9-year-olds are eligible to be drafted into AAA but must attend Evaluations.
|10-year-old||AA, AAA or Majors|
- *10-year-olds are eligible to be drafted to Majors. However, Aptos LL recommends that most 10-year-olds play in AAA.
- Majors is the first level where Managers are not required to give equal playing time to all players.
|11-year-old||AAA or Majors|
- *11-year-olds must play in Majors and AAA divisions.
- Parents who wish to have their child removed from consideration for Majors, should indicate that on their application and write “AAA only” when they submit their application.
- *12-year-olds must be placed in the Majors Division (per LL rules) unless there is a special waiver.
- If you have questions or would like to get a waiver, please contact thePlayer Agent.
| 13-year-old|| Intermediate 50/70|| |
- *13-year-olds must be placed in the Intermediate Division (per LL rules).
- 2021 is a special year/circumstance, where Aptos Little League is creating an Intermediate 50/70 Division for last years 12-year-olds (now 13) to play a final year of Little League. This division is approved by Little League International.
* Please refer the League Age Chart
4. Have Your Documents and Forms Ready
New players will need a copy of their child's original birth certificate.
All new and returning players must submit either a School Enrollment Form or three (3) Proof of Residency documents per Little League rules and regulations.
The Little League School Enrollment Form must be completed by a School Administrator, Principal, or Vice Principal that lists the schools address as well as verification that the student has been enrolled and attending prior to October 1, 2020.
Proof of Residency
These documents must contain the full residence information which includes a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) name, street address, city, state, and zip code information, dated, or in force, between February 1, 2020 and February 1, 2021. One document from EACH of the three groups outlined below must be submitted to be eligible to play in the Spring season.
|GROUP ONE||GROUP TWO||GROUP THREE|
|1. Driver's License|
2. School Records
3. Vehicle Records (i.e. registration, lease)
4. Employment Records
5. Insurance Documents
|1. Welfare/child care records|
2. Federal records(ie. Federal Tax, Social Security)
3. State records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Support payment records
6. Homeowner or tenant records
7 Military records
|1. Voter's Registration|
2. Utility bills (i.e. gas, electric, water, sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
3. Financial records (i.e. loan, credit investments, etc.)
4. Medical records
5. Internet, cable or satellite records
* Note, three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document.
The following forms will also need to be submitted before registration is considered complete:
• Medical Release
• Parent Code of Conduct
• Concussion Information Sheet
Remember your registration will not be complete until you have submitted Proof of Residency documents or School Enrollment Form, and the following required forms: Medical Release, Parent Code of Conduct, and Concussion Information Sheet. You can upload the documents during the online registration process, or email them to [email protected]. If you choose to email them, please make certain to include your Registration Order # and Player's Full Registration Name.
Aptos Little League is an all-volunteer organization. We depend on parent support and participation to make our league successful. During online player registration, you will have the opportunity to sign up as a volunteer. Each family will be expected to volunteer in some way, whether it be in a team support or league support capacity.
Volunteer positions include:
- Team Parent
- Team Scorekeeper
- Snack Shack
- Field Prep
- Board Member
We also frequently need help with managing one-day events and activities (i.e. helping setup/cleaning up for Opening day, helping with player evaluations and clinics, registration and fundraising events).
Volunteers will need to complete the online volunteer form, so a background check can be completed.