Return To Play Summer 2020

For baseball in the summer and fall of 2020, SVLL has published Return To Play guidelines and safety plans that will be communicated through coaches. Full information is available on the Safety page.

Coaching Clinics with Al HerbackVancouver District 1 presents Baseball Basics with Al Herback.

Tuesday April 2 5:30pm-9:30pm Introduction to Baseball Basics (ages 5 to 8)

Wednesday April 3 5:30pm-10:00pm Beyond Baseball Basics (ages 9-12)

South Vancouver Little League has prepaid for our coaches to attend these clinics hosted by District 1. Please let your division coordinator know if you are attending.

To our managers and coaches. The game will never change, but the way we teach our children has changed considerably in the past few years.

The majority of children only want to play and may not be concerned if they become great or even good. As every child is unique and will have strengths and weaknesses, we must do everything we can to help each one reach attainable goals with the skills of baseball/softball. They must always be in a safe environment, have fun through activity, be taught to improve their skill and athletic performance and, through your help, build the confidence to succeed in this wonderful game!

Come out and experience his new instructional program. As this will be an event to enjoy, wear comfortable clothing, bring a glove, a lot of enthusiasm and he will bring the program to life for you! Parents are always welcome along with the coaches and managers. If you so desire, you may attend both clinics. A manual for each session will be provided.

Location: Alumni Gym at Vancouver College, 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver. Parking in lot off Hudson & 39th Avenue.


New for 2018, South Van Little League is offering online safety training for coaches and parents. More detail can be found on the Coach Resources page.

Respect In Sport Activity Leaders

Mandatory in 2018 for T-Ball and Rookies coaches, optional for Minors and Majors coaches, and mandatory for all All-Stars coaches. Instructions here, link will be emailed from your division coordinator.


Respect In Sport Parents

Required for parents of All-Stars and optional for any parents, without reimbursement by the League: with instructions here.

USA Baseball

As mentioned last year, Little League has adopted a new standard for approved bats starting with the 2018 season.

Non-wood and laminated bats used in Little League must have the USA Baseball logo and having a diameter no larger than 2 5/8″. All BPF 1.15 bats used in previous years will be prohibited.

South Vancouver Little League will enforce the new bat standard for Minors and Majors divisions. T-Ball and Rookies divisions will be allowed in 2018 to use bats from the previous standard in league games providing they do not exceed 26″. The new USA Baseball standard must be met for any tournament play. All teams are equipped with the new bat standard, personal bats are optional.

More information from Little League:
Baseball Bat Information and Baseball Bat Rules
Little League USA Baseball Bat Standard