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Frequently Asked Questions

Divisions of Play

Baseball Divisions of Play can be found here.

What Division should my child be in?

Registration is based on your child’s age. Participants are placed on teams in Peanuts, Farm, and Single A, and drafted onto AA, AAA, Majors, Intermediate and Juniors.

When do practices begin?

Pre-season practice begins in February for AA through Majors divisions, and early March for Single A, Farm, and Peanuts. Practice days, times and frequency differ by division and team, but you can expect one weekday practice and one weekend practice. Majors Division is more.

When do games start?

Pre-season games will start in March. Regular season games are played in April and May. The in-house tournament for AA - Majors begins mid-May and finishes before Memorial Day Weekend.

Peanut teams play once per week, on the weekend. For the Farm and Single A divisions, each team will have one weekday evening game and one weekend game per week. AA and up may have three games per week. There will be no games over Easter weekend, during Spring break or during Memorial weekend.

What about Post Season Play?

Teams in AA Division and up participate in a Tournament the last week of the season. The winning teams then move on to the District wide “Tournament of Champions” which runs until mid June. 

In addition, 8 year olds and up are eligible to be placed on the Walnut Creek All Star and Future Star teams, and those games begin at the end of June and potentially can run into August if they go to the Little League World Series games in Williamsport, PA. However, typically the games run to mid-July. Player skills and availability are used to determine placement on the All-Star teams.  Parents of players selected for All-Star teams are expected to volunteer for District 4 post-season tournaments hosted by Walnut Creek at Castle Rock field.

Can my child be placed on a team with a friend or particular coach?

Peanut, Farm, and Single A teams are formed based on talent, locality, and age in an attempt to equalize the teams. Any special requests should be noted on your registration and the player agent will make every attempt to honor your request, but we cannot guarantee.

AA players and up are subject to a draft format, therefore any special requests cannot be honored.

Does my child have to tryout?

  • Baseball registrants for A, AA, AAA, Major, Intermediate and Juniors divisions of play are required to attend skills evaluations.  Peanut and Farm baseball players do not need to attend.
  • Skills Evaluation for A/AA/AAA/Majors are tentatively planned for the weekends of January 13-14 and 20-21 in 2024 at the Castle Rock Sports Complex on 800 Hutchinson Rd, Walnut Creek.  Please note the No Parking signs/restrictions during specific days/times for specific sides of the adjacent street.
  • Exact skills evaluation times will be given as the date approaches.
  • Your child will need their mitt and athletic shoes. If they have a bat and cleats, bring those too. You can expect the evaluations to run approximately 30 minutes.
  • All players are guaranteed placement on a baseball team regardless of how they perform during skills evaluation, so please remind your child that there is no pressure and that this isn't some sort of examination. skills evaluation primarily serve to evaluate skill levels of players so that coaches can effectively draft players with an assurance that formed teams will be as balanced as possible when it comes to overall skill levels.
  • Failure to attend evaluations may result in your player being placed on a lower division team out of concern for their safety since WCLL/CLL coaches were unable to evaluate your child.

What if I can’t attend the Skills Evaluation for my child’s age group?

Contact the skills evaluation coordinator as soon as you know you need to reschedule your tryout time. Contact information can be found on our Board of Directors page.

How are Teams Assigned?

Majors baseball drafts first, then all players not assigned to a Majors team are in the AAA draft.  All players left unassigned after that are in the AA draft. Any players undrafted after the AA draft go into the Single A team formation. The Single A coaches and managers will have the opportunity to preselect a few players to represent their team. Then, with the help of the Player Agent and the tryout evaluations, players are assigned to the teams taking into account school, residence location, friend requests, and team balance of ability. Requests are not a guarantee for team placement, but every effort is made to do so.

The Juniors Division players will have several clinics in February and then be placed on either a Juniors team, or an Intermediate Division team in the case of some 13 year olds.

Who attends the Drafts?

All drafts are closed meetings of the Board of Directors, and attendance is strictly limited to control the confidentiality of the selection process. Attendance is limited to approved managers and coaches of the division drafting, Board members, Player Agent and other appropriate parties as determined by the Player Agent. Draft order will not be revealed. All players will be notified after all divisions have been drafted as to which team selected them.

When and how are we notified of team placement?

For Majors, AAA, and AA baseball, you can expect an email or phone call from the manager of your team by the end of the weekend following draft week. For Softball it will be TBD.  Our Single A, Farm and Peanuts teams will be formed in mid-February, and will be notified shortly afterwards. If you are not notified, please contact the division coordinator found on the Board of Directors tab.

Where are practices and games held? (Sites subject to change)

  • Juniors: Northgate High School
  • Intermediate: Parkmead
  • Majors: WCI and Castle Rock 2  
  • AAA: Indian Valley and Ygnacio Valley
  • AA: Indian Valley and Ygnacio Valley
  • Single A: Parkmead and Murwood
  • Farm: Parkmead and Oak Grove
  • Peanut: Murwood, Walnut Heights, and Valle Verde

Practice and game locations subject to modifications due to schedule and weather

What is this “Volunteer fee”?

This is an all volunteer league. This enables us to keep registration costs low, which allows more kids to participate. You are asked to fill one of the many important positions required to make the season possible. After fulfilling your “point” requirement, your $300 will be refunded when your completed volunteer refund request form is returned.

View Volunteer Job Descriptions and point values on the Volunteers Page.

Can I get a refund?

The League recognizes that it may be necessary to refund the player registration fees in some cases following registration.  Refunds will be granted as follows: (a) Player injury prior to season, 100% refund.

Can I be a Manager, Coach or Assistant Coach?

Absolutely, this is what we need to make the League run. Any manager, coach, assistant coach or other person interested in volunteering for the league must pass a background check. More information about background checks can be found on the Volunteer Page.  Managers and coaches automatically have their children assigned to their team, except for the Baseball Majors Division.  All Managers and Coaches must be approved by the Board of Directors


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