Website Manager

Los Banos Little League

Los Banos Little League

WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF

LOS BANOS LITTLE LEAGUE

About the Programs We Offer


The Goal of Little League...

To help youngsters develop citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well being through sports.  To help youngsters learn their own strengths & weaknesses, the meanings of sportsmanship and cooperation, the essence of competition, and the qualities that constitute effective leadership.

Los Banos Little League at Colorado Ball Park is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide a safe, instructional and fun environment for the children of Los Banos, Dos Palos, Santa Nella and Gustine California, ages 4-16. Chartered under the umbrella of Little League International, Inc, and Little League District 73 of Northern California, we share a mission to "to promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all lawful ways, the interest of those who will participate in Little League Baseball and Softball."

Since 1969, Los Banos Little League has been an anchor of the Westside community. We are uniquely positioned as the only Little League sanctioned program for boys and girls in Los Banos and neighboring communities.  Our non-profit organization operates as an all-volunteer program. We rely on the support of our network of families, local businesses, corporate and community sponsors. Through this outpouring of support, Los Banos Little League continues this tradition and mission so that more than 400 boys and girls, ages 4-16, in seven different divisions of baseball, can play every season.

Offered Baseball Programs

2020 Spring Season 
Online registration:       Begins in November
Evaluations/Try-outs:  Mid/Late January
Teams Formed:                Mid-February
Games:                                 Early March to late May/Early June
TOC / All Star Games:   Early June through Late July


Click here to determine your player's league age for 2020

Contact Us

Correspondence Address:
Los Banos Little League, Inc
P. O. Box 362
Los Banos, CA 93635

Phone:
Email: [email protected]

Playing Fields Address:

Colorado Ball Park
829 Colorado Ave
Los Banos, CA  93635

 Directions

LOS BANS LITTLE LEAGUE INC TAX ID

Tax I.D. Number 51-0256204
Los Bano Little League, Inc is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit charitable organization.

Where else to find us

 

Tee-Ball Division

Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds 
Tee-Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee-Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. They are then introduced to coach pitch in the latter half. Players will receive "live" pitches to attempt to hit, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee-Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 10-12 range. Practices are held once per week, with most games occurring on Saturday. Due to our limited field space, occasionally weeknight games may occur. The season generally comprises of approximately 10 games and no standings or scores are kept. The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond. 
By local option, a player who is league age 5 or 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee-Ball may be "moved up" to the A Coach-Pitch division.

 Minor League Divisions (composed of 7-11 year olds)

A-Ball (Coach-Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 5 to 7 Year Olds
A-Ball is for younger boys and girls with less experience. This division serves as our training ground for both boys & girls pursuing baseball, In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics. During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. Our A-Ball Division program is typically for players league aged 5-7. EXCEPTION: Participants league age 5 & 6 are permitted to advance to the A-Ball Coach Pitch Division after participation in Tee-Ball for one year. By local option, some of the 7-year-olds could "play up" in the AA Coach/Player pitch division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 10-12 range. Practices are held once per week, with most games occurring during the week and on Saturdays. The season generally comprises of a minimum of 12 games and no standings or score are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.

AA-Ball (Coach/Player Pitch) for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 7 to 9 Year Olds
AA Baseball is for boys and girls with some experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and expands on pitching/catching fundamentals. This is the first time players are introduced to player pitching. The AA Baseball (Coach/Player Pitch) minor league program is typically for players ages 7-9. However, by local option, some of the 7-year-olds could "play down" in the A-Ball Coach Pitch division, and some of the 9-year-olds could "play up." This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league has rosters in the 10-12 range. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of a minimum of 12 games and beginning with this division, standings and scores are kept. A post-season single or double-elimination format is offered to all teams. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 40 feet to support pitching development.

AAA Minor Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 to 11 Year Olds 
Minor Baseball is for boys and girls with experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. Players continue to face player pitching. The Minor Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 9-11. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the AA-Ball Coach-Pitch division, and some of the 10 & 11-year-olds could "play up" in the Major Division. This decision is made entirely by the league's player agent and board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 12 player range that is brought about from a player draft. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of a minimum of 12 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single or double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The winning team may go on to represent Los Banos Little League in the District 73 Tournament of Champions (TOC). Players in this division are also eligible (if moved up to a Major team) to be selected to the 10 & 11 year olds Tournament Teams (or "All Stars") where they can experience tournament competition at the District, Sectional & State levels. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Major and Intermediate Divisions (composed of 10-13 year olds)

The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls league age 10-12. A local league may choose to limit its Major Division to 10-, 11- and 12-year-olds, or 11-12-year-olds. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. 

While this division allows for more advanced levels of play and adoption of rules such as the "Dropped 3rd Strike," there are no lead offs in this division. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 12 player range that is brought about from a player draft. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of a minimum of 12 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single or double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The winning team may go on to represent Los Banos Little League in the District 73 Tournament of Champions (TOC). 

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Teams (or "All Stars") of 10-11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team's may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world and shown on ESPN. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Intermediate (50-70) Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 13 Year Olds
NOT OFFERED AS A REGULAR PROGRAM FOR THE 2018 LOS BANOS LITTLE LEAGUE SEASON, BUT INSTEAD RUN AS AN INTER-LEAGUE PROGRAM FOR INTERESTED PLAYERS.
Intermediate Baseball, known as 50-70 Baseball in some circles, utilizes a modified baseball field using a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths. This division is structured for league age 13 year olds and offers a more competitive level of baseball. Players learn advanced skills and follow rules that are closer to conventional baseball, such as leading off & stealing bases, pickoff attempts, balks, allowing an on deck batter, etc. 

By league option, use of big barrel bats (2 5/8" bats) is also permitted. The Intermediate Division provides an opportunity for players to transition from the 46/60 field to a full sized 60/90 field. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, but our league typically has rosters in the 12-13 player range that is brought about from a player draft. Games are usually played on Saturdays as Double-Headers. The season generally comprises of a minimum of 12 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The winning team goes on to represent Los Banos Little League in the District 73 Tournament of Champions (TOC). 

Players Legue Age 13 years old in this division are eligible to be selected to the Intermediate Tournament Team (or "All Stars") which culminates in a World Series each year.

Senior Division (composed of 14-16 year olds) 

Senior Baseball for Boys and Girls: League Age 13 to 16 Year Olds 

The Senior League Baseball Division is for boys and girls League Age 14-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. The Senior Baseball Division typically begins at the conclusion of the high school season (beginning of May).

The local league has an option to choose a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 14-16-year-olds from within this division (and/or from within the Junior League or Big League divisions), and the team may enter the International Tournament.

The culmination of the International Tournament is the Senior League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this teenage division of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league. 


 

 

Copyright © 2021 Los Banos Little League  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In