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Register Today!UpdatedSaturday January 30, 2021 byLive Oak Little League.
We’re excited to announce that we’re taking the first steps to return to baseball. It’s going to look a lot different, so please read the following carefully to plan our return healthily and safely. Santa Cruz County is currently in the purple tier, which does allow for outdoor baseball practice. Modified games can be run when we move into the red tier (more to come on this soon). This year, registration will only be done online (no in-person).
When you register, it will tell you that the registration is full and you will automatically be added to the waitlist - this way, you can show interest and do everything but pay in the registration process. Then if we do have a season, we’ll simply admit everyone from the waitlist, and then you can go in and pay. If we don't have a season, no one has registered, and there are no fees for you or the league.
If you are interested, please register through the waitlist ASAP so we can gauge interest level.
Coaches and Board Members
Coaches and board members will always wear face coverings or masks. Coaches and board members will maintain strict social distancing and never have physical contact with athletes unless in emergencies or injuries. Before a scheduled practice session or game, coaches and board members will do a health screening assessment at home. The screening will include a series of health questions specific to COVID-19 and a temperature check. If a coach or board member has symptoms and or answers yes to any of the questions, they will not participate.
Players and Families
Before a scheduled practice session or game, parents or guardians are required to do a health screening assessment at home for each athlete. The home assessment should include a body temperature check of less than 100.4 degrees and an assessment of symptoms including a cough, fever or chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, recent loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, and nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If an athlete or household member does have a body temperature above 100.4 degrees and any of the listed symptoms, do not bring the athlete to the practice or game.
Player Drop Off/Pick Up
At the practice location there will be a designated drop off location for all athletes and one designated pickup location for all athletes marked with signage. Parents or guardians are asked to stay in their vehicles and not be on the fields with the athletes, coaches, and board members. One entrance and one exit to the training fields for athletes will also be established. Athletes will be required to wear face coverings/masks to and from their vehicle during drop off and pick up.
Health screening will be done before coming on the field. The screening will be administered by a LOLL coach for signs or symptoms of COVID-19. The screening will include a series of health questions specific to COVID-19 and a temperature check. If an athlete has symptoms and or answers yes to any of the questions, they will not be allowed to participate, and their parents will be notified and told to pick them up. Athletes are required to wear face coverings/masks during the check-in.
Distancing During Practice
While practicing in their designated groups, the athletes will keep their belongings on the field’s outer perimeter and create their own space at least six feet apart from other athletes in their group. While on breaks from active training, the athletes should go to their own space and not closely socialize, share equipment, water, or cell phones. The wearing of face coverings/ masks is highly encouraged while not actively training.
At the conclusion of practice, athletes are required to gather their belongings and leave the field in a timely manner. While leaving, the athletes will not socialize, social distance, wear face coverings/masks, and leave through the designated exit to meet their ride home.
Hand sanitizer will be required at each practice and game. Athletes are required to sanitize their hands before getting on the training field. All athletes and coaches will practice good hand hygiene and be encouraged to avoid touching their face, nose, and eyes with their hands as much as possible. All athletes and coaches are responsible for cleaning and disinfecting their personal equipment and apparel before training. Athletes are encouraged not to share equipment, but equipment will be wiped down in between events if unavoidable.
Registration Fees will not be charged at this time. Fees will not be due until we move into the Red Tier and we can begin scheduling games.
At that time, fees due will be:
Per player in Farm, AA, AAA or Majors Division: $160
Per player in Tee Ball: $110
Each sibling registered after the first player will receive a $25 discount if they are registering in the Farm, AA, AAA or Majors Division. Any additional siblings registering for Tee Ball do not receive a sibling discount. So if Dan and Rachel are siblings and register for AA and AAA respectively, and Rachel is registered at the same time as Dan, Rachel would receive the $25 discount (but not Dan, since Dan is the first child registered).
How to Register
Click HERE to go to the Online Registration portal to register. When you register, it will tell you that the registration is full and you will automatically be added to the waitlist - this way, you can show interest and do everything but pay in the registration process.
Before registering online, you will need the following:
Either a completed School Enrollment Form that has been signed by your child's School Principal or Administrator OR three Proofs of Residency, also in digital format (scanned or a clear digital photo of each of them separately).
A digital copy of your child's Birth Certificate. This can be a scanned copy of the Birth Certificate or a clear digital photo (JPEG format or another digital format) of the Birth Certificate.
Note that we are a volunteer-run organization and everything is made possible by people like yourself. Please consider volunteering as a manager, assistant coach, team parent, or anything else you can think of! Just register as a volunteer to the league through this website through the registration link.
RESIDENCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You must reside within the Little League District 39 Live Oak boundary to register for Live Oak Little League. You can view District 39 Live Oak Boundary lines HERE.
A player will be deemed to reside within the league boundaries if:
(A) His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries
(B) Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) reside within such boundaries
Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between
February 1, 2020 (previous year) and February 1, 2021 (current year), to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian:
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NOTE: A child's report card can no longer be accepted as a proof of residency/enrollment document. This is per new Little League International Rules.
Note: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document.
Any documents submitted as proof of residence mush show customary usage or consumption to demonstrate bona fide continuous habitation as determined by Little League Baseball, Incorporated in its discretion. It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence within the league’s boundaries at the time the player registers. Players and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence may lead to ineligibility to play Little League Baseball or Softball. Under NO circumstances does ANY person have the authority to grant a waiver that allows a child to play in a local Little League program IN ANY DIVISION when that child does not qualify under these residency requirements.
If the claim for residency is challenged, three of the above materials must be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, with an affidavit of residency from the parent(s) or guardian. Little League Baseball, Incorporated shall decide the issue, in its sole discretion, and that decision will final and binding. Residency documents must illustrate that the residence (as defined above) was inside the league’s boundaries throughout the regular season (as of June 15 of the year in question).
In the case of a Regulation II(d) Waiver Form, or a Regulation IV(h) Waiver Form, the proof of residence for the FORMER residence of the parent(s) that was within the current league’s boundaries must be obtained. This proof of residence for the former residence must be supported by the same documentation as noted above.
Tournament Requirement for Non-Citizens: A participant who is not a citizen of the country in which he/she wishes to play, but meets residency requirements as defined by Little League, may participate in that country if:
1. his/her visa allows that participant to remain in that country for a period of at least one year, or;
2. the prevailing laws allow that participant to remain in that country for at least one year, or;
3. the participant has an established bona fide residence in that country for at least two years prior to the start of the regular season.
Exceptions can only be made by action of the Charter Committee in Williamsport. Any request for a waiver pertaining to the eligibility of a player must be submitted in writing, by the president of the local Little League through the district administrator, to their respective Regional Director not later than the date prescribed in Regulation IV (j). Requests submitted after that date will not be considered.
PROOF-OF-AGE REQUIREMENTS ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF PROOF OF BIRTH DATE
1. Original proof of age document, if issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics in the country in which the Little Leaguer is participating.
2. If country of participation differs from the country of proof of age document, original proof-of-age document issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics, or local offices thereof, are acceptable proof of age, provided the document was filed, recorded, registered or issued within one (1) year of the birth of the child.
3. An original document issued by federal, state or provincial registrars of vital statistics, or local offices thereof, listing the date of birth, with reference to the location and issue date of the original birth certificate, is acceptable.
(The original birth certificate referenced must have been filed, recorded, registered or issued within one (1) year of the birth of the child.) Also issued by these agencies are photocopies of the certificate of live birth with the certification also photocopied, including the signature, and include the seal impressed thereon. Such documents are acceptable without “live” signatures, provided the original filed, recorded, registered or issued date of the birth certificate was within one (1) year of the date of birth.
4. For children born abroad of a parent or parents who are U.S. citizens, any official government document issued by a U. S. federal agency or service, is acceptable. For military dependents, Department of Defense identification cards and military hospital certificates are acceptable. These must be originals, not copies, and must refer to a filing, recording, registration, or issue date that is within one (1) year of the birth of the child.
5. A “Statement in Lieu of Acceptable Proof of Birth” issued by a District Administrator is acceptable.
NOT ACCEPTABLE AS SOLE PROOF OF BIRTH: Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Blessing; Certificate of Dedication; Certificate of Circumcision, etc.; Hospital Certificate; photocopied records; passports.
Note: Little League International has authorized the Regional Directors for Latin America, Europe (including Middle East and Africa), and Asia/ Pacific, to adopt a policy that excludes No. 1 above. Local Little Leagues and districts in those regions will be informed of the regional policy.
HOW TO OBTAIN ACCEPTABLE DOCUMENTS PROVING DATE OF BIRTH
Certified copy-of-birth records may be obtained from the Registrar of Vital Statistics of each state, province or local office where the child was born. For U.S.-born persons, addresses of these offices or bureaus, fees required, and other pertinent information are supplied by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (National Center for Health Statistics). A database listing the method for obtaining birth records from any U.S. state or territory is available at the following Internet address: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm Individual states may also have on-line instructions on how to obtain “rush” birth records. To find out a state’s latest policies regarding birth records, go to the Internet site listed below and type “birth records” into the search field, designate the appropriate state, then click on “SUBMIT.” http://www.firstgov.gov/
Persons in the U.S. who need a copy of a non-U.S. birth record should contact the Embassy or the nearest Consulate of the country in which the birth occurred. Addresses and telephone numbers for these offices are listed in the U.S. Department of State Publication 7846, “Foreign Consular Offices in the United States,” which is available in many local libraries. Copies of this publication may also be purchased from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402. Such proof-of-birth records must meet the criteria for acceptable proof listed above.
HOW TO OBTAIN A “STATEMENT IN LIEU OF ACCEPTABLE PROOF OF BIRTH”
When an “Acceptable Proof of Birth” as described previously is not available, then the appropriate number of items in EACH of these FOUR groups are required so that the participant may obtain a “Statement in Lieu of Acceptable Proof of Birth,” which is required for such a participant to be eligible for regular season or tournament play:
Group 1 – Any one (1) of the following, provided the date of birth is listed: a naturalization document issued by the United States Department of Justice; photocopy of birth certificate; original birth certificate or government record of birth if not containing a filing, recording, registration, or issue date within one (1) year of the date of birth; passport; PLUS…
Group 2 – Any two (2) of the following, provided the date of birth is listed: Baptismal Certificate; Certificate of Blessing; Certificate of Dedication; Certificate of Circumcision; or any other religious-related certificate; Hospital Certificate; School Record (must be dated, and date of issue must be at least two years prior to current season); Social Security document; Welfare Department document; adoption record. Any item in this group must be an original document, not a copy; PLUS…
Group 3 – Any two (2) of the following: A written, signed and notarized statement from… … the doctor who delivered the child; … a hospital administrator where the child was delivered; … the principal or headmaster of the school the child attends; … a Social Worker with personal knowledge of the child’s date of birth; … a Priest, Rabbi, Minister, Mullah, or other titled religious figure with personal knowledge of the child’s date of birth; … the child’s pediatrician or family doctor.
NOTE: In each statement in Group 3, the writer must describe his/her responsibilities or his/ her relationship to the child, and must attest to his/her personal knowledge that the child was born on the date claimed; PLUS…
Group 4 – A written, signed and notarized statement from one or both parents, or the legal guardian (as appointed by a court of jurisdiction), attesting to the date of birth claimed.
The league president will forward the above documentation to the District Administrator (or, if the team is traveling, the Tournament Director). If in the opinion of the District Administrator, such evidence is satisfactory, a “Statement In Lieu of Acceptable Proof of Birth” will be issued. This statement will be considered to be acceptable proof of age from that point forward, throughout the child’s Little League experience, provided all the information submitted is accurate. (Note: If the District Administrator is unable to review the documents, they may be submitted to the appropriate Regional Headquarters.)
NOTE: Situations where players use the name of an adopting family or the name of the family with whom they live, but whose births are recorded under the surname of the natural father or mother, will be handled as follows: The president of the league will obtain from the parents or guardian a document that qualifies under Proof-of-Age Requirements, as well as a copy of the adoption papers (if the player has been legally adopted. If the player was not adopted, a notarized statement from the mother and/or father or legal guardian (as appointed by a court of jurisdiction), saying that the player living under one or the other of their surnames is the same player for whom the birth certificate was issued) is also required.
These documents will be submitted to the District Administrator. If the documents are found to be acceptable, a “Statement in Lieu of Acceptable Proof of Birth” will be issued and all original documents returned. The information submitted will be kept confidential.
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The 2021 Season of Live Oak Little League.