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2021 AA/Minor/Major Fall Ball Overview and Family Call

2021 MLL T/A Ball Fall Overview


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We are excited to open Little League Baseball registration for the 2021 fall season here in Moreland Little League! Registration Link Will Be Posted Tuesday, August 10th 2021

Fall Ball is an instructional program that emphasizes learning and developing skills in a less competitive environment than Spring baseball. Players are encouraged to sharpen their skills, try new positions, and have fun! Many players will be moving up from a lower division to help them prepare for the next level come spring.

We may have games once a week depending on how many registrations MLL receives. Certain little leagues in our area are also running fall ball leagues and while interlock play may be available, we do want to stress a skills based training program. 

We are more than Excited to share our instructional leads for the 2021 Fall Ball Sessions:

  • Danny Stienstra - Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach - Archbishop Mitty

  • Joey Rogers - Head Coach Frosh Archbishop Mitty Baseball & Founder, Silverbacks Baseball

  • Todd Lubiens - Head Coach Prospect Junior Varsity Baseball & Coach, Silverbacks Baseball

For TBall, A Ball and AA Ball depending on how many registrations / players we have, we will offer a hybrid program consisting of:

The goal is to get players of all ages ready for the next level of their Baseball Careers but to most importantly make it FUN! 

For AA (Age 8 or 9 based on skill level), Minors and Majors the Instructional Format & Regimen is ideal to prepare our players for the January 2022 MLL tryout. Both programs will possess one critical requirement: FUN!!!

Each instructional station will be tailored for the January 2022 tryouts so this won’t feel like a brand new experience for those players transitioning from AA to Majors or Minors to Majors. 

We will issue a jersey and hat as part of the uniform package. Families are required to provide socks, belt, equipment (mitt, bat, helmet); colors will be determined post registrations and groupings. 

For the instructional Skills Based Training Session (Hyper Focus on Minors and Majors) our Head Instructors are solely responsible for warm up, drills, hitting, fielding, batting and base running instruction. Per info below, manager and coach assistance is welcomed but the instructors are in charge. These former players and current coaches are very well versed on preparing players to get better and have a wealth of knowledge leading teams and organizations. Assistance will be welcomed but they are running the MLL Fall Ball Instructional Program. 

Special Consideration for Fall 2021

MLL currently maintains a set of safety protocols for 2021, which all parents/guardians should review. This is an unprecedented time which requires additional safety measures to be implemented in order for us to offer a safe playing environment for our players. These protocols will remain in effect until they are relaxed by the State of California, Santa Clara County and City of San Jose. Masks for players are highly encouraged. 

If you elect to have your child participate in the fall instructional league in 2021, you will need to complete the one off Google Form online registration, which includes payment of league fees, volunteer role selection and agreement of our liability waiver. You will also need to specify the players’ uniform and hat size

1. Know your child's "Little League age"

To determine your child's playing age, please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball or Little League Baseball's Age Calculator.

2. No League Boundaries - Your Friends and Family can Register Regardless on where they live or what school they attend! 

As our fall league is not sanctioned for post season, there are no league boundaries to participate in our league. Anyone may participate, but recognize that this does not grant exemptions for the spring season. League boundaries which apply to your place of residence or where your child attends school apply to our spring season.

3. Determine which Division your child will play

Moreland Little League limits our fall season to 5 divisions: T/A, AA Minors & Majors (predicated on number of registrations). The Divisions are aligned by age as follows. Please refer to the Little League Age Chart for Baseball to find your player’s Little League age. 



Primarily for Ages

May also Include Ages*


2021 Fall Registration Fees

T- Ball/A Ball

5 - 7




AA Ball

7 - 9





9 - 10

8, 11




11 - 12




* Based on evaluation


The following is a guide for placement of children who have not already played Little League, or are considering playing up in a higher division:

5 Year Olds

  • We allow 5 year olds to play in T Ball 

  • A ball based on skill set during the fall season

6 Year Olds

  • Most 6 year olds play in A Ball

7 Year Olds

  • Most 7 year olds will play in  A or AA Ball

8 Year Olds

  • Most 8 year olds will play in AA Ball

  • 8 year olds who are still developing skills may play in A ball at parent request

  • Some skilled 8 year olds may play in Minors 

  • We have had one 8 year old play in Majors recently - again, skills and safety taken into consideration 

9 Year Olds

  • 9 year olds will play in either AA Ball Minors

  • A few 9 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in A ball at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.

  • League Age 9 are encouraged to participate in the Winter Tryouts for Spring 2022 ball 

10 Year Olds

  • Most 10 year olds will play in Minors

  • A few 10 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in AA at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.

  • A few skilled 10 year olds may be placed in Majors.

11 Year Olds

  • Most 11 year olds will play in Majors, but there is the possibility of placement in the Minors Division.

  • A few 11 year olds who are deemed a safety risk may be placed in Minors at the discretion of the Majors/Minor Player Agent.

12 Year Olds

  • All 12 year olds will play in the Majors division

  • A 12 year old will only play in Minors by mutual agreement between the parents and league if the player is deemed a safety risk.








A Ball

Coach pitch


No strikeouts,


No walks

Every player bats once every inning

All players play defense, and rotate through all positions

1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday

1 per week, which typically precede games.

AA Ball

Coach, then player pitch




No walks

Continuous order - every player bats

All players play defense, Infield / outfield play balanced ~50/50

1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday

1 per week 


Player pitch (46 feet mound distance)





Continuous order

9 players on defense, No player sits out more than 2 innings per game

1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday

1-2  per week (1.5 to 2 hours; depending on team)


Player pitch (46 feet mound distance)





Continuous or Substitution, depending on local rules

9 players on defense, Minimum play 6 outs, try to play defense at least half the game.

1 game per week on Saturday or Sunday

1-2  per week (1.5 to 2 hours; depending on team)


For this EIGHT WEEK PROGRAM, There will be at least 1-2 Skills based training or 1 skills based training / 1 game per week. Games typically will be Saturdays or Sundays, but we *could* have scrimmages post Fall Ball kick off.

Divisions with a Waiting List: As we get close to the start of the season, we will place certain divisions in a "waiting list state" once we register enough players to form teams. If you attempt to register, and you are presented with a message which indicates that you are in a waiting list, it does not mean your child won't play this season. We do everything in our power to form equally balanced teams, so we have to limit the roster size for any given team. Roster sizes vary by division. If you are on a waiting list, it means that we still need more players to register in your respective division, so that we can form a whole team. You can help expedite this by introducing our league to your friends and have them register. If you have any questions about the waiting list, please reach out to our Player Agent at: playeragent@Moreland Little

4. Volunteer!

While we do not require the same volunteer obligations as is the case during the spring season, we still ask that parents assist with the league by providing support to the team manager on Sundays by helping with field prep.


If you are interested in serving as a team manager (i.e. head coach) or as an assistant coach, please contact the league President at This is an extremely important role to fill. If we do not have enough coaches available, we may be forced to eliminate games. Again - managers + coaches are only needed for games; the focus of Skills Based Training will be delivered by our specialists listed above. Managers and coaches are most welcome to attend Skills Based Training Sessions, but these will be led by our instructors listed above. 

5. Register

All registrations are being processed online via Google From. Some very basic (but important) instructions:

  1. Payment options will be PayPal or hand delivered check 

  2. WIll need to specify the division for your player; e:g: if your player is currently 7 years old but has a birthday in July then your player will be league age 8

  3. Will need to specify uniform and hat size

  4. Please indicate if you’re willing to volunteer as a facilitator (T/A Ball, AA Ball ) or Manager, Coach, Team Parent /Minors/Majors)

  5. Targeting Tuesday, 8/9/21 for Registration Open and Registration Close will be Friday, September 3, 2021

  6. Payment can be made:

    1. PayPal: (PLEASE CHOOSE “Friends and Family”)

    2. Hand deliver checks made payable to “Moreland Little League” to any of the instructors listed above 


6. Get familiar with Moreland Little League Little League by browsing the other pages within our website. You will find useful information and contact information should you have questions.

Other registration related questions may be answered by emailing We will add a FAQ section on .

If you have any further comments or questions, please email the registrar at 

Thank you for taking the time to review all of this important information.

2021 2nd Place District 44 Juniors All Stars


Frequently Asked Questions (This will continuously update)

How will Uniforms be handled for the 2021 Season? As registration has closed uniforms for all teams are being ordered! We anticipate receiving uniforms and getting them to the players week of April 12th! 

Parent Volunteerism: As communicated previously, Volunteerism is the lifeblood that makes a league and season happen. This year we continue to charge upfront a $150 fee for volunteerism. For the parents and guardians who are able to donate their time, and in addition to the traditional needs the League and Season have requested from volunteers, additional measures related to (but not limited to): sanitization, cleanliness, contact distancing while being mindful of the neighbors in the neighborhood will be needed as it relates achieving the TEN (10) hours of time per family. In other words - be it Team Parent, Crossing Guard, etc. we will also ask volunteers to help with crowd control, contact distancing, mounting signs, cleaning facilities and more. Those who choose to donate their time will receive this $150 back. And for those who do not have the time to volunteer - 100% understandable. Again, as a non-profit the way this organization will function is by people donating their time or their funds. 

How many Players will be on a team during the Red Tier phase? (3/24/21 - Santa Clara County has entered Orange Tier; MLL is awaiting guidance and guidelines related to youth baseball and Orange Tier)  Minimum team size will be 9. NO MORE THAN 14 PLAYERS PER TEAM; Coincides with SCC Mandatory Directive for Youth and Adult Recreational Athletic Activities Guidance posted Here: 

How will teams be transitioned for Game Play? As of March 24th, 2021 Santa Clara County has transitioned to Orange Tier status. We are following the guidance from the CDPH. Full details can be reviewed: 

Will We Have Opening Day Ceremonies?  As of March 24th, 2021 SCC is in Orange Tier. While restrictions are less prohibitive than more stringent tiers, we are "soft launching" our season on Saturday, March 27th. Once we progress into April the thought is to host a "We're Back" after the county reaches an Orange Tier (provided the guidelines allow us to do so) in a safe and contact distance manner for everyone to enjoy. More details to follow! 

Will Moreland Little League Teams Play Other Little League Teams? Yes! Our league is currently working with other leagues within District 44 to arrange "interlock" games. Our Scheduler, Commissioners and Board are hyper-focused on getting our season in place and underway while also working with other leagues to institute time frames on when we would start to play each other. More details to follow. 

Will there be signs posted at the fields? Yes, and this was initially completed 2/13/21. The MLL BOD and Volunteers (YOU) will engage and post signs accordingly. Please review the portion related to 2021 Volunteerism for MLL in 2021

Is COVID-19 Testing Required? Per the CDPH most recent updated FAQ posted 3/22/21:

"Testing is required for some sports and strongly encouraged for others. Because football, rugby and water polo are high-contact sports that are likely to be played unmasked, with close, face-to-face contact exceeding 15 minutes, weekly testing is required for all participants age 13 and over and coaches in counties with a case rate between 7 and 14 per 100,000. For competition, test results must be made available within 24 hours of play. Outdoor moderate-contact sports, such as baseball, cheerleading and softball, can be played in these counties without the testing requirement"

What Else?  For at least the first few weeks starting 3/27/21 we will:

  • Rope off Dugouts and Bleachers for players, coaches, managers and team parent usage only
  • Players should bring their own glove, helmet, bat, water bottle and snacks for practices and games
  • No catchers gear to be issued for TBall and A Ball
  • Sanitizer to disinfect the MLL issued catchers gear for AA through Juniors will be used on any shared MLL issued gear
  • Parents and family should bring chairs and view from the sidelines and/or outfield; we are not allowing parents or spectators to view the game from the stands or bleachers at this time
  • Request team parents and volunteers to assist with social distancing application (meaning: masks for parents and non-players, ensuring spectators are away from the dugouts and bleachers, etc.)
  • We will have hand sanitizer and zip ties for all fields - one for each dugout - that will be zip tied to the fence 

For now, MASKS are REQUIRED for:

  • Players not playing on the field or in the expanded dugouts
  • Managers
  • Coaches
  • Assigned Team Parents 
  • All Volunteers 
  • All Spectators 

Will there be a Snack Shack? At this time the Moreland Little League Board of Directors and Officers are hyper focused on launching a 2021 season in Red Tier state. The goal is to have an operational Snack Shack as we progress from Spring to Summer. That said, for now we are saying that the Snack Shack will not be in operation in the month of March, 2021 

Watch This Message from SF Giants Gabe Kapler


Soft field opening inflight. Moreland Little League fields will start being used based on the Santa Clara County Health guidelines starting Saturday 2/13/2021

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Currently Seeking Board Members

08/09/2021: We are actively looking for the following MLL Board of Director Roles for the Remainder of this season and beyond; please email or for more information and/or if interested:

  • Umpire In Chief 
  • Lower Division Commissioner 
  • Snack Shack Coordinator 
  • Equipment Manager
  • Volunteer Coordinator 

Parents - please check in with the Team Parent, Managers and Coaches for information on what you can do to volunteer.  You can also email if you are interested in volunteering or have questions about what you can do! 

The Resumption of Baseball, in addition to coaches, requires the time and talent of many dedicated off-field volunteers.  If you are interested in helping out by becoming a board member or coordinator, please contact


The loading zone on Eastus is for dropping players only. Do not park in the loading zone between 8 am - 8 pm, and never park in front of crosswalks or driveways. Park in designated areas only or you will be ticketed. There is an additional parking lot on Marilla, and street parking along Doyle. We have received reports from neighbors stating cars partially blocking driveways. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR NEIGHBORS! 

2021 MLL Safety and Regulatory Information

Please see the UPDATED MLL Safety and COVID-19 Preparedness Document HERE

The California Dept. of Public Health Youth Sports Q&A Document has been updated. Updates have been made March 17th, 19th and 22nd. Please CLICK HERE  to review all details. 

2021 Gabbo Award Winner: Ben Gazzera!!!


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