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Jan, 2021

TLL Coronavirus FAQ


How Torrance Little League is Responding to the Coronavirus

 Updated 1/7/2021

The Torrance Little League (TLL) board is actively monitoring guidance around the coronavirus from our local school districts, the city of Torrance, Little League International, State of California and Los Angeles County. 

The following frequently asked questions details our current response to the COVID-19 situation, and will be updated with new information as it becomes available.

WHAT IS THE CURRENT STATE OF THE 2021 SPRING SEASON?

Currently, we are in the widespread tier (purple) which allows for physical conditioning, practice, skill-building, and training conducted outdoors, with 6 feet of physical distancing, and within stable cohorts. Once we reach the substantial tier (red) we can resume playing games. We will have a camp style environment until we are allowed to play games. Click here for upcoming key dates.

WHAT STEPS IS THE LEAGUE TAKING TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ITS PLAYERS AND VOLUNTEERS?

We have developed a comprehensive plan to resume Little League Baseball activities while protecting and supporting our players’ health, practice social distancing, limit large gatherings, and minimize risks of COVID-19. Click here to read our full Covid-19 return to field guidelines.

It includes guidance around the use of shared equipment, sanitization, face coverings and modified practices to adhere to social distancing requirements. All participants must review and be familiar with the protocols. In addition, training sessions will be held for all volunteers and participants. This plan will be a living document and updated as changes are made to current guidelines.

WHEN WILL GAMES BE ALLOWED?

The State considers baseball to be an outdoor moderate contact sport and has assigned it the second lowest risk level for youth recreational activities. As a result, recently released guidance indicates baseball games can be played in Los Angeles County when the county returns to the red tier according to the state’s tiered system of COVID test positivity and case rate. It is possible that the county does not return to the red tier before the end of the 2021 spring season. The current state guidelines are available here. 

WILL THERE BE EVALUATIONS AND A DRAFT?

Yes, for the Upper Divisions (Training, Minor, and Major Divisions) we will have player evaluations on January 30th and 31st, but these dates are subject to change. 

We are in the process of creating a sign-up page to allow families to select a player evaluation time that best suits their schedule. We are planning as if games will be played, so our competitive divisions need to have balanced teams through a draft process. 

WHEN WILL THE SEASON START?

Practices for drafted divisions will start the first week of February. Currently, we are planning to start playing games on Saturday, March 13, 2021 for these divisions. For the lower divisions, we are planning to start playing games on Saturday, April 12, 2021. These dates are all subject to change. 

WHEN WILL THE SEASON END?

Closing day is scheduled for June 19, 2021. Depending on if and when games are allowed, the season could potentially be extended beyond this time.

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE THE REGISTRATION FEES?

Spring is our primary season, and thus the fees need to cover both the league’s seasonal costs as well as the ongoing costs of running the league. We work hard on keeping the cost as low as possible through various fundraising activities such as candy bar sales, business sponsorship, gift basket auction, restaurant nights, etc. Your registration fees can be broken down as:

Seasonal Expenses

  • Player Uniform (jersey, socks, and hat)
  • Pictures
  • Trophies/ medals
  • Coaches jersey and hat
  • Equipment and balls
  • Little League International fees
  • District 27 fees
  • Insurance
  • Cost of background checks
  • Umpires
  • Opening and Closing ceremonies

Ongoing Expenses:

  • Field maintenance
  • Website maintenance
  • Email list maintenance
  • Utilities (water, electricity, internet, trash and sewer)
  •   Accounting costs
  • Tax filing costs
  •  Marketing costs
  • Training costs
  • Office Supplies

WHAT IF I CAN’T PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE?

We are committed to providing a program that allows every child to play baseball. Our mission is to offer an affordable program for our players and families while maintaining the financial health and sustainability of the league. A limited number of scholarships are available based on the league's annual budget, community sponsorships received, and the overall number of registrations. Click here for more information.

WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?

Non-Competitive Divisions of T-Ball & Farm

A full refund of registration fees will be available, if the cancellation request is made prior to the formation of teams. A full refund of registration fees minus a $35 uniform charge will be available after the formation of teams, if the cancellation is requested prior to Opening Day. No registration fees will be refunded after Opening Day. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing, and sent to the Player Agent ([email protected]).

Competitive Divisions of Training, Minors, Majors, Juniors and 50/70

A full refund of registration fees will be available, if the cancellation request is made prior to the formation of teams. A full refund of registration fees minus a $60 uniform charge will be available after the formation of teams, if the cancellation is requested prior to Opening Day. No registration fees will be refunded after Opening Day. All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing, and sent to the Player Agent ([email protected]).

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO PICTURE DAY?

Picture Day will be modified to ensure only one team is on the field for pictures at any one time, and is currently planned for Saturday March 21, 2021.

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO DODGER DAY?

There are no plans to have a Dodger Day in 2021, but this could change if it is determined that fans will be allowed to attend.


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Torrance Little League

1740 Plaza Del Amo Blvd 
Torrance, California 90501

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 310-734-1956
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