Frequently Answered Questions Please take a moment to review this page. We hope that most questions parents have can be answered here.
1. What is Mission San Jose Little League (MSJLL)?
The Mission San Jose Little League (operated as a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Charity) is sanctioned by Little League, Inc. of Williamsport, PA, the largest youth affiliated program in the world. The first Mission San Jose Little League charter for baseball was in 1965. We are in District 14 of California, Section 3, Division 2.
2. What are the MSJLL boundaries?
Little League Baseball requires that your personal residence is used to establish which league your child plays in. The boundary for the MSJLL follows the same boundary as the Fremont Unified School District boundaries for Mission San Jose High School. A child must reside within this boundary to be eligible for All-Star teams. If a child wants to play at MSJLL but resides out of boundaries, they may apply for a waiver.
If the waiver is approved by Little League, Inc. (and they rarely are), that child will not be eligible for any All-Star team. There are certain exceptions if the child or the parent(s) lived within the boundaries and volunteered or played with the league prior to moving. If you feel you may qualify for a Regulation II(d) or Regulation IV(h) exception, please contact our League President.
3. How many players and teams are there at MSJLL?
MSJLL offers T-Ball for boys and girls from ages 4–6 and baseball for boys and girls from ages 6–18. Our league generally has between 200 and 250 players each season. We generally field 20 to 25 teams in various divisions. Little League Baseball encourages boys and girls to become part of the little league experience. The league is comprised entirely of volunteers who freely give their time to help our community’s youth learn the game of baseball and embrace the Little League Baseball motto: Loyalty, Character, and Courage. Thanks in advance to all of the volunteers who will help this spring be a successful endeavor for everyone!
4. How is the league organized?
MSJLL is chartered by Little League Baseball and must follow their rules, regulations, and guidelines. There are 9 divisions based on age and skill level. Please refer to Levels of Play for more details about various divisions.
5. Why are there overlapping ages for the divisions?
As children grow older, some have better skills than others. It is a natural part of life. If players are placed into divisions rigidly by age, some players are simply not ready to compete at that level yet. By allowing some amount of flexibility, the parents and MSJLL officials can place players in divisions that fit better into their level of play.
6. What is the normal timing for the season?
The usual time period for the season is:
- November through January — Spring season registrations
- January — Player tryouts and draft (Players age 8 and up)
- February — Teams are formed and practices begin
- March — Opening day and games begin
- June — Regular season ends and tournaments begin
7. My child has lots of activities. What are the typical dates & times for baseball?
Specific schedules will not be available until late February when the teams are formed. A safe assumption for understanding the time commitment for the players might be to assume baseball activities four (4) days a week (2 days of games and 2 days of practice) for about two to three hours each day. T-ball level has only 1 game a week and one or two practice days - practice and game times are about and hour for this division. This would basically be from February when practices start until early June when the season ends.
8. I have a question/concern, who should I contact?
Questions? Suggestions? Ideas? Concerns? Want to help? Click on Contact Us or check out the Board of Directors page to find the appropriate Board Member to contact. Email and phone numbers are provided for all Board Members. Call or email the appropriate Board Member to let them know your thoughts.
9. How often is the website updated?
Mission San Jose Little League is a volunteer organization. The website is updated frequently by several volunteers. As such, the information on this website is subject to change without prior notice.