2018 Season Registration
3 ways to register
- Online registration
- In-person registration
January 27, 2018, 11am-3pm at Kensington Community Centre
- Mail-in registration
South Vancouver Little League
PO Box 60222 Fraser PO
Vancouver, BC, V5W 4B5
2018 registration requirements
- Registration Form or online registration
- Medical Release Form
- Proof of medical coverage - copy of child's BC CareCard
- Proof of age - copy of child's birth certificate
- 3 proofs of residence - copies of utility bills or drivers license (dated or in force between February 1 2017 to February 1 2018)
- School Enrollment Form (if residing out of boundaries and attending school within boundaries)
- Registration fee - cheque or online registration payment or KidSport
Players must have their primary residence or enrolled school within the league boundaries in South Vancouver or South Burnaby. Please check the league boundaries map for qualification.
Little League Age Chart for 2018
Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.
This chart is only for the 2018 baseball season.
$0 BlastBall age 4
$100 T-Ball ages 5 & 6
($20 late fee starting February 1)
$130 Rookies ages 7 & 8
($25 late fee starting February 1)
$150 Minors ages 9 & 10
($50 late fee starting February 1)
$150 Majors ages 11 & 12
($50 late fee starting February 1)
As part of SVLL's fundraising efforts, each family must sell one case of chocolates or pay $35 in lieu of chocolate sales.
Your registration is not confirmed until the registrar has reviewed eligibility, including proofs of residence within league boundaries and proof of age. You may be contacted if there are questions about eligibility. If the registration is not approved, fees paid will be refunded.
Official receipts for tax purposes will be distributed by email at the end of the 2018 season for cheque and cash registrations. Online registrants will not be emailed, the receipt is available through Active at time of registration or log into Active for a reprint.
Players registered in an age division that are subsequently assessed and move to a lower division for safety and player development reasons may qualify for a refund of the difference in the registration costs. Conversely players moved to an older division may need to pay additional registration to match that division's fee.
Refunds for withdrawn registration will be processed by the registrar by emailing email@example.com. Refunds will be subject to the following policies:
- Withdrawal before Opening Day: full refund less $10 per player
- Withdrawal on or after Opening Day and up to and including April 30: 50% refund
- Withdrawal after May 1 or later: no refund
- Withdrawal from off-season clinics before start of clinics: full refund less $10 per player
- Withdrawal from off-season clinics after start of clinics: prorated less $10 per player
- Fees paid by a third party (i.e. KidSport) will be refunded directly to the third party
- Refunds are paid only after return of any issued uniform, equipment, and fundraising money or chocolates.
Q: What is South Vancouver Little League?
A: South Vancouver Little League (SVLL) is a volunteer-run non-profit baseball league for boys and girls ages 4-12. Children are placed on teams of about 12 children (fewer for BlastBall) and given the opportunity to develop and practice baseball skills and play games with our teams in the league and division.
Q: Who can play in SVLL?
A: We welcome all children between the ages of 4 and 12 during the season who live or attend school within the SVLL boundaries.
Q: Why is the age cutoff different for league age 11?
A: In 2016 Little League International has changed the age determination dates. This is being grandfathered for players born between May and August 2005 to make sure no players become ineligible for 2018 all-stars. More details available here.
Q: Where is SVLL?
A: South Vancouver’s home field is South Memorial Park, at the corner of 41st Avenue and Ross Street in Vancouver.
Q: When does the league play?
A: Little league season officially opens mid-April and closes mid-June, however we form teams in March and most coaches will have had a practice or two before the season begins. We evaluate players in late February so that coaches can assess the skill level and distribute players evenly between teams, ensuring that teams are fairly matched.
Q: What equipment does my child need?
A: SVLL provides players with uniforms and baseball bats to use during games. Children will need a batting helmet, glove (leather, not vinyl - you can find a good, affordable selection at most sports consignment stores) and a jock or a jill (athletic support). Baseball cleats are not mandatory, but are strongly recommended for Minors and Majors. Note that soccer cleats cannot be used for safety reasons.
Q: When are practices and games?
A: Little League baseball is a team sport and so a player’s schedule will vary. Teams play a predetermined schedule of games which will be on the web site. Each team coach organizes their own practice schedules. If a child cannot regularly make games or practices due to other regular commitments, where possible at the start of they may be moved to a team with a more suitable schedule.
Q: How often will I have a game?
A: BlastBall games are held once a week, typically on Saturdays. T-Ball and Rookies play 1-2 games per week. Minors and Majors and Juniors play 2-3 games per week.
Q: How often are practices?
A: There are no practices for BlastBall. T-Ball and Rookies will hold 1-2 practices per week. Minors and Majors and Juniors will hold 2-3 practices per week.
Q: Are there any road games?
A: BlastBall, T-Ball, and Rookies play against SVLL teams during the season. Rookies may play in tournaments during the season that are held at other leagues in the Vancouver area. Minors and Majors participate in home and away interlock games with Hastings, Trout Lake, and New Wesminster Little Leagues, as well as tournaments. Juniors play interlock games and tournaments.
Q: Are tournaments included with my registration?
A: Tournaments with other leagues are at no additional fee to players, except for All-Stars. Some examples of these tournaments from previous years are on the Tournaments page.
Q: Are All-Stars tournaments included with my registration?
A: A player must have played regular season with SVLL and meet all age and residency requirements. Players who are selected for All-Stars will be charged an additional fee to be determined during the season.