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Frequently Asked Questions


Spring Baseball Season (February - May)
Online registration begins in November the previous year, then assessments are held and teams selected in January. Practices and games begin in early February, and continue into early June. All Star participation may last into July. Our Available Programs page lists registration opportunities, when they're open. You'll need to create an account and enter your player(s) information before you register.  Depending on the division level, players will have 60 to well over 100 hours of time practicing and playing baseball during the four months of the Spring Season.

Fall Ball Season (August-November)
Online registration opens in June. There are no assessments. Practices and begin in mid-late August and games run from mid-September until Thanksgiving. Fall Ball schedules are set by our District 33 and we typically offer Tee Ball, Caps, Minors, Majors, and Juniors divisions (no Rookies level in the Fall). Depending on the division level, players will have 50-80 hours of time practicing and playing baseball during the three months of the Fall Season.


Spring Season registration usually opens in November of the previous year. Fall Ball registration usually opens in May or June.
Our Available Programs page lists registration opportunities, when they're open.

Player Age
For the Spring season, a player’s league age is determined by the age s/he will be on or before August 31 in the calendar year of the spring season (technically after the close of the season.) The Fall season uses the league age of the coming Spring Season. You could think of Fall Ball as pre-season training at the level the player will play in the coming Spring season.

See the 2024 Little League Age Chart for your players age for Fall 2023 & Spring 2024 seasons.

We offer these age based divisions (see our Playing Divisions page for more details on each division):

Tee Ball: League age 4-5.
Rookies: League age 5-7. (Only offered in the Spring for those who have played a season of Tee Ball or will be transitioning to Caps the following year.)
Caps: League age 7-8.
Minors: League age 9-10.
Majors: League age 11-12.
Juniors: League age 13-14.

At registration your player will be registered according to their league age division noted above. We want your player to have fun and succeed, so the division of play can be adjusted depending on skill and/or experience if needed. There are no guarantees of placement for requests.

Uniforms & Equipment:
Registration covers the costs of a Jersey, Hat, Socks and Belt for each player. Players will need to provide their own glove and purchase game day baseball pants (color decided by team). Cleats are strongly recommended for traction on the dirt infields (any type of plastic/rubber cleats will work). Some players choose to use their own batting helmets and bats but the league will provide these as needed. Spring season registration also includes a team photo package and a trophy.


During our Spring Season, all divisions will have an average of 2 games each week - one on a weekday evening at 5PM and one on Friday evening/Saturday).

During Fall Ball, each team will play one game on Sundays (12pm or later start time.)

Games are played at Cabrillo Heights Park or at nearby fields with neighboring Little Leagues. Practices are set by each team coach but are usually 1-2 times per week.


Serra Mesa Little League runs entirely on volunteers (including all board members) so we're always looking for coaches, managers, umpires, and volunteers for all kinds of other roles! Email [email protected] to let us know if you'd like to help us provide a fun season of baseball for the kids in Serra Mesa!! All volunteers must complete a background check and will receive training from SMLL or Little League District 33.


To keep registration fees low, we seek out sponsorships and grants from neighboring businesses and foundations to cover our costs.  If you know a company who would like to sponsor, please check out our Sponsor/Donate page or email [email protected]!

Serra Mesa Little League holds various fundraisers throughout the year - Hit-a-thon, Team Basket Raffle, local neighborhood restaurant fundraising events and more.  Fundraising events are not mandatory, and we respect and support any family who choose not to participate. 

What do registration fees, sponsorships, and fundraising cover?

  • Uniforms (Jersey, Hat, Belt, Socks.) Player pictures and trophies in Spring season.
  • Umpires for our Minors, Majors, and Juniors divisions.
  • Tournament participation fees.
  • Practice equipment, game balls, catcher gear, helmets, baseball tees, pitching machines.
  • Permits from the City of San Diego to use neighborhood fields.
  • Field maintenance such as mound clay, baseballs, field chalk, cart maintenance.
  • Purchasing and repairing outfield fences & scoreboards.
  • Website fees, District 33 and Little League International fees (includes insurance).
  • Seasonal/annual bills (SDGE).
  • Snack bar cleaning supplies, upkeep, & equipment.
  • Events (Opening Day, Closing Day, Holiday events, etc).
  • Planned investments such as new shades, paint, rubber backstops, dugout upgrades, larger field improvement projects like infield leveling.

Serra Mesa Little League

8308 Hurlbut St 
San Diego, California 92123
Email : [email protected]
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