Welcome to HLL
Hillsborough Little League (HLL) provides fun and rewarding Little League experiences for boys and girls in Hillsborough and adjacent areas of San Mateo, Burlingame and Millbrae. Roughly 700 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 13 participate in the league each year.
Hillsborough Little League has a proud tradition of excellence in both regular season and All-Star play. We have won over 25 All-Star titles since our inception in 1993, including a NorCal State title in 2018.
2020 Upper Division Baseball Tryouts Schedule
All players interested in playing AAA, Minors or Majors baseball must participate in our tryouts event.
Saturday Jan 25 and Sunday Jan 26, 2020
District Field, 300 El Cerrito Ave, Hillsborough
Groups & Times
Tryout groups and times are listed below, and depend on the division your child played in last season, your child's baseball age, and your child's last name:
|Group A||Played in HLL Majors Division last year,
or baseball age 12 (born between Sep 1,
2007 and Aug 31, 2008)
|A-J||Sat Jan 25, 9:00 - 10:15am|
|K-Z||Sat Jan 25, 10:15 - 11:30am|
|Group B||Played in HLL Minors Division last year,
or baseball age 11 (born between Sep 1,
2008 and Aug 31, 2009)
|A-L||Sat Jan 25, 11:45 - 1:00pm|
|M-Z||Sat Jan 25, 1:00 - 2:15pm|
|Group C||Played in HLL AAA Division last year,
or baseball age 10 (born between Sep 1,
2009 and Aug 31, 2010)
|A-J||Sat Jan 25, 2:15 - 3:45pm|
|K-P||Sun Jan 26, 9:00 - 10:30am|
|Q-Z||Sun Jan 26, 10:30 - noon|
|Group D||Played in HLL AA Division last year,
or baseball age 8 or 9 (born on or after
Sept 1, 2010)
|A-F||Sun Jan 26, 12:15 - 1:30pm|
|G-N||Sun Jan 26, 1:30 - 2:45pm|
|O-Z||Sun Jan 26, 2:45 - 4:00pm|
Baseball age is determined by the official 2020 Little League Age Chart.
If your child falls into more than one group (e.g., is 12 years old but played in Minors last year), then please plan to attend the first eligible group (in this case, Group A). Please plan to arrive and check-in at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time slot.
What to Bring
All players should wear comfortable athletic clothing and baseball shoes with rubber cleats, and bring their own baseball glove. Players are encouraged to bring their own helmets and USA Baseball-approved bats, but if they do not have one there will be a few on hand to borrow.
All players will participate in five distinct activites:
- Batting (from a live pitcher)
- Baserunning (run from home through to 2nd base)
- Outfield fielding (catch fly balls / throw to 3rd base)
- Infield fielding (field grounders / throw to 1st base)
If your child hasn't played baseball in a while, please be sure to take them outside and practice a bit. We don't want any early season injuries from lack of preparation!
In Case of Rain
Please check back on this website for any weather-related changes.
For any other questions on tryouts, please contact John Gherini at email@example.com.
Umpire Sign-Ups are Now Open
HLL is now recruiting umpires for the 2020 season! If your child is 11 years old or older and interested in being an umpire, we'd love to have them join us.
Please visit our Become an Umpire page for more information on how to get signed up.
Umpire training starts soon, so be sure to sign up now!
- Umpire All-Hands Meeting
Thursday, Jan 30, 7:00-9:00pm, Crocker Lecture Hall
- Umpire Field Training
Saturday, Feb 1, South School MPR
Either 10am-noon or 1pm-3pm (only need to attend one)
- Umpire Rules Training
Sunday, Feb 9, 1:00-4:00pm, Crocker Lecture Hall
If you have any questions about umpiring, please contact Jed Bleess, HLL Umpires Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manager & Coach Volunteers
If you are interested in managing or coaching a team, please register yourself as a volunteer. HLL thanks you for your willingness to help!
Upper Division managers and coaches: HLL tryouts will take place the weekend of Jan 25-26. Be sure to save the date!
HLL Summer Baseball to Return in 2020
Following a successful first season last year, HLL will offer a competitive summer baseball program again for Summer 2020! Please visit our Hawks Summer Baseball page for more information.
HLL Sportswear Now Available!
HLL has partnered with Gear Up Sports and Nike to bring you a wide variety of HLL-branded sportswear. Click on the link to the right and get yours now!
New to HLL?
Learn all about our Baseball and Challenger divisions, find out more about our All-Star and Superbowl teams, or take a look at a few helpful documents relating to the league. Or read through our list of frequently-asked questions.
Looking for Training or Playing Opportunities Beyond HLL?
Little League Bat Information
Click here for the latest information on Little League baseball bat requirements.
Rules for Dogs on our Fields
- Dogs are not allowed on school property from 30 minutes before school starts until 30 minutes after school is over. This applies to dogs of ALL sizes, including dogs in the arms of their owners.
- Dogs must be on a leash in the custody of an adult. An adult must be in control of their dog while minor children are present.
- Clean up after your dog.
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