You’ve read about the 150th birthday celebration of Orange, CA. You’ve also read about Registration fees, All-Star teams, and the Southern California State Championship. But are you wondering what it takes to play for Orange Little League? The answer may surprise you! Read on to learn more about this local favorite. And stay tuned for more Orange Little League news! Below are some important facts you need to know. You’ll be one step closer to your Orange Little League championship!
Orange’s 150th birthday
The Town of Orange, Virginia, is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, with several events planned for the community. Activities included a 5K run, a historic installation, and court house tours, as well as a festival and concert. If you’re a history buff, you might also want to visit the city’s downtown during this time of celebration. Here are a few of the highlights from the event.
On June 5, the Town of Orange will host a Founding Day Ceremony, followed by a groundbreaking ceremony for the town’s Bicentennial Bricks. The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at the High Plains Community Center gazebo, located at 525 Orange Center Road. Other events planned during this celebration include a Garden Club Flower Show at noon, a Parade and Family Dinner on June 25, and the Opening Day Celebration at 1 p.m. on July 1, the AP Project will perform.
Registration fees are the cost of playing baseball in the Orange Little League. The fee covers the cost of a player’s uniform and snack bar buyout, as well as paid umpires (Pinto Division and higher) and other administrative costs. Team moms also direct personalization activity. The spring season typically ends the third weekend in May, and the all star season is held immediately after. Games are held at Olive Park and neighboring parks, as well as at nearby elementary schools.
Besides paying the registration fee, parents are also encouraged to become involved in the program. Registration fees also go toward helping the organization make improvements to fields. In addition, new players are required to pay a field improvement fee of $100, which is a one-time fee. Due to increased participation in baseball and softball, all facilities are overcrowded and require constant maintenance. For this reason, registration fees are mandatory. Fortunately, many families are already participating in the sport and paying the registration fees is only a small part of the overall cost.
Orange Little League has several divisions, which include a spring and summer baseball season. Players’ age on April 30 determines their division. Registration for the spring and summer season usually starts in December. Players’ registration fees vary, but are generally between $165 and $225. The registration fee covers regular season player uniforms, trophies, and basic photo packages. Little League is not sponsored by Orange County Parks and Recreation, but rather by the Orange County Little League.
All-star teams compete against high-level competition. The managers of the major division teams must ask all players whether they are available to participate. They must be at least two-thirds present at every game and practice. Practices are normally held in the evening, but games can be played early or late on the weekends. Practices are required on weekday evenings. Players may also be required to pitch during games. Practices can also take place on weekends, which could be a challenge if players have other commitments.
Southern California State Championship
The Orange County Little League has claimed its first Southern California State Championship in baseball. The team won the Section 5 championship and the District 30 championship. They went on to win the SoCal State Championship and advance to Little League West Regionals. After finishing in the top five in Southern California, they are now competing in the Little League World Series. Torrance won the championship and will be playing in the International tournament in 2022. The West Region also released the dates for the 2022 softball and baseball tournaments.
The team from Parkview Little League of Torrance was crowned the 11-and-under champion. They beat West Los Angeles Little League of Los Angeles in the championship game on July 31. Park View only lost one game all season. However, the West Los Angeles Little League of Los Angeles advanced to the finals by beating Glendora American Little League of Glendora in the semifinals. The tournament was held in Aliso Viejo.