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Fountain Valley Little League


About Our Club
Fountain Valley Little League is a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to provide a safe, instructional and fun environment for the children of Fountain Valley, California, ages 4-14. Chartered under the umbrella of Little League International, Inc, and Little League District 62 of Southern California. Our non-profit organization operates as an all-volunteer program. We rely on the support of our network of families, local businesses, corporate and community sponsors.

The objective of Fountain Valley Little League is to teach the children of our community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority so they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children that will follow them into adulthood. Fountain Valley will provide a developmental, fun, appropriately competitive and safe environment for the purpose of the enjoyment of the game of baseball by all participants.

When are practices?

  • Team Managers will schedule practices around their own schedule with input from the team regarding athlete availability. Most practices take place in the late afternoon /early evening on a weekday. Most teams practice once or twice per week. Practices will begin in February.

How many games per week?

  • All divisions play two games per week except Tee Ball, which plays once per week.

When are the games played?

  • Games are on weekday evenings or Saturdays. No games are played Sunday or Monday. Teams will typically have one game during the week and one game on the weekend. Complete schedules will be available in late February.

When will I found out when my coach/team is?

  • Tee Ball and Farm coaches will be assigned by the end of January. Minor C and above coaches will be assigned by the first week of February. For the lower divisions, player and coach requests are accommodated when possible. For Minor B and above, teams are determined by a draft process. Once coaches are assigned, they should contact you via email or text. If you do not hear from a coach in the timeframe above, please contact the appropriate player agent.

What equipment and uniform should I purchase?

  • Uniforms: Fountain Valley Little League provides a jersey, hat and one pair of socks. Parents must provide pants, a belt, cleats and an athletic cup.  (Many athletes find that sliding shorts style athletic cups are most comfortable.)  Once you have an assigned team, your manager will let you know what color baseball pants and belt you will need.
  • Equipment: Managers will have helmets, catchers gear and balls available for all athletes to use. Each child will need to provide their own baseball glove. If you would like to purchase your own bat please see the Little League requirements at Other items that are not required but can be helpful include a baseball bag/backpack, batting gloves (not recommended for tee ball) and a personal batting helmet. Please look out for an equipment swap closer to the beginning of the season. If you have questions about appropriate equipment, please reach out to the appropriate level player agent.

Is financial assistance available?

  • Yes. If you would like to request financial assistance, please contact the league Treasurer, [email protected]

What other expenses should I expect?

  • Typically, the team parent will arrange for names to be embroidered on all hats and a team banner to be created, which costs approximately $20 and is due to the team parent at the start of the season. In addition, FVLL participates in Angel Day (Baseball Game at Angel Stadium) each year, which includes the teams walking the field in a small parade and tickets to the game. Tickets for the event are approximately $25 - $30 per person and due to the team parent mid-season. Small costs may be associated with team activities such a pizza party. In addition, many teams, especially in the younger divisions, do a rotation for parents to provide the team post-game snacks. 

When are tryouts?

  • Tryouts are scheduled for Minor B through Majors (up to league age 12) on January 14th & 15th, 2023. All athletes wanting to play in Minor B or above MUST tryout, even if they have played or tried out previously. All athletes league age 9 or above MUST try out, even if they wish to play Minor C. Athletes will be assigned a draft date and time based on age and last level played. Tryouts for Juniors (age 13-14) and any make-ups will be held on January 21st & 22nd, 2022. If you have concerns about the tryouts or scheduling, please contact the upper division player agent, [email protected]

Is volunteering required?

  • FVLL has a volunteer buy-out process by which each player is charged a $50 buy-out at the time of registration, which is refunded upon completion of specified volunteer work.Each player registered pays a $50 fundraising buy-out at the time of registration Families have the opportunity to receive their fundraising buy-out back as follows:

  For every hour worked in the snack bar, volunteer will receive $10 back

For every game umpired, volunteer will receive $20 back

A volunteer may not “double dip” hours for fundraising buy-back and other required volunteer service (such as school community service hour requirements)

A volunteer who receives a fundraising buy-out for a shift / game is ineligible for snack bar meal

A volunteer who is volunteering without receiving a fundraising buy-out is eligible for a snack bar combo meal or equivalent per shift / game

Volunteers are always eligible for water and soft drinks during shifts

Age restrictions may apply to volunteers

The person volunteering need not be directly related to the player’s family; families may informally coordinate who will volunteer for their buy-out duties

Volunteers may be required to schedule volunteer opportunities in advance, sign in / out, and are required to follow rules and regulations related to their volunteer role

Fundraising buy-out paid to volunteer at the conclusion of the shift / game, in cash

  •  A confidential background check is required for all volunteer roles.

What’s next?

  • The FUN begins. Game schedules will be provided to you by the coaches or team parents in February. Follow the Fountain Valley Little League Facebook and Instagram pages to get updated information. Encourage your child to play catch, practice informally, introduce young children to baseball concepts, or take older players to the batting cages. Support FVLL by thinking about possible sponsors. FVLL runs entirely on volunteer support - we always need more volunteers to help with the fields, the snack bar, umpiring and with the kids. Look out for announcements regarding umpire and scorekeeper trainings.

The Fountain Valley Little League Board is here to ensure every child has a great experience and parents are well informed. Please reach out to any of us with any questions or concerns. We can assist with everything from policies to coaching concerns, but we cannot help if we do not know there is an issue!

Fountain Valley Little League Board Contact Information


Fountain Valley Little League

P.O. Box 9655 
Fountain Valley, California 92728

Phone: 949-842-0850
Email: [email protected]

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