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DPLL's Objective

The objective of DPLL shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

 

Residency/School Verification, Divisions, Boundaries & League Age Info

Dos Pueblos Little League was started back in 1974 and has a rich history of teaching kids to love the game of baseball. We welcome all who want to participate.

 
If you live or attend school within the DPLL Boundaries then you may be able to register to play at DPLL.  Please read below.

 


Residency/School Verification

 

Beginning with the 2017 season, the following changes will be implemented for establishing residency and school attendance eligibility:

• A school issued report card or performance record will no longer be accepted to establish school attendance.

• Also, residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2017 (previous year) and February 1, 2018 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:

Group I
1. Driver's License
2. School records
3. Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
4. Employment records
5. Insurance documents

Group II
1. Welfare/child care records
2. Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
3. State records
4. Local (municipal) records
5. Support payment records
6. Homeowner or tenant records
7. Military records

Group III
1. Voter's Registration
2. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
3. Financial records
4. Medical records
5. Internet, cable, or satellite records

IMPORTANT NOTE: Example - Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document. Players who established "residence" or "school attendance" for regular season and/or tournament prior to the 2017-2018 season using the Player Verification Form, and can produce the form with proper proofs and signatures, will be grandfathered and will NOT need to complete a new Player Verification Form.

 


Divisions


There are 7 divisions at DPLL. The placement of your player is determined by age and skill level. We have evaluations to get an understanding of ability and for the managers and coaches to determine which players they will be drafting. Player Age is determined by their age as of 8/31 for the upcoming baseball season.


The T-Ball Division is for players starting at 4 years old.

The Coast Division is for players who are not ready for kid pitch but need more than T-ball. It is sometimes referred to as "coach pitch." Participants league age 5 and 6 are permitted to advance to Coast after participation in Little League T-Ball for one year. 

The Farm Division is for players who have basic skills but are not quite ready initially for the Minors. This division will have a pitching machine. 

The Minors Division is for players who have all the basic stills needed to play at a competitive level.

The Majors Division is generally for players who are 11-12 years old. There maybe some 10 year olds who are drafted by a manager due to his high skill level, but this will be the exception and not the rule. 

The Juniors Division is for 13-15 year olds and play on 90 foot bases. 

The Challenger Division is for boys and girls, ages 4 - high school (age 22), with physical, developmental and/or intellectual disabilities. 

 

Click Here for Division Rules 


 

Click Here for list of approved bats available for use in Little League. 

 

Boundaries for DPLL
 

For exact confirmation on whether you are in the boundary of DPLL, you can click on the link below and enter your address

www.littleleague.org/LeagueFinder.htm

The boundary for DPLL is anything West of Kellogg Ave. If you live outside the DPLL boundary but you attend a school within the DPLL boundary, then you may be able to play baseball at DPLL by obtaining a waiver.

Schools within the DPLL boundary include Mountain View, Kellogg, Coastline, Montessori Center, Santa Barbara Montessori, La Patera, Brandon, Isla Vista, Ellwood, Santa Barbara Charter, Goleta Valley Junior High and Dos Pueblos High School.

Please contact our Registrar with any questions about eligibility (including waivers). 

For determining residence eligibility, please click Here.


League Age

Below is the NEW chart for understanding how your player's age is determined for Little League in 2018. League Age is determined by the player's age as of 8/31 of the upcoming baseball season.

                               LL Age Chart 2018
 

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/age-chart-baseball.pdf

In April, 2014 the International Congress approved the new league age determination amendment for Little League Baseball.  To implement the new amendment, it was decided to include a three-year waiting period to execute the change, starting in 2018. Questions from the field were raised about the impact the change would have on players that were currently league age 8 under the traditional system.  Using feedback from Little League parents through our District Administrators, the Little League International Board of Directors adjusted the April-approved implementation strategy in order to modify the impact on all of our minor and major division players. The adjustment also allows for an easier transition for players in the early years of Little League participation.

As a result, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who turned the ages of 4-9 during the 2016 calendar year was eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the age determination date of August 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure.

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career.

As stated, with this implementation strategy adjustment the impact on our players will be reduced, with the exception of a marginal impact on players currently participating in the very early stages of their Little League career. Furthermore, our continued focus on fun, fitness and fundamentals at the Tee Ball Division will assist local leagues as they look to provide a smooth transition to the Coach/Machine Pitch divisions of play while still developing a passion for the game as well as focusing on skill development.

This change ensures that no player will lose a year of participation in the Little League Majors Division that culminates with the annual Little League Baseball World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.