CALEDONIA BASEBALL SOFTBALL LEAGUE (CBSL), a chartered member of Little League Baseball, Inc., is a volunteer organization that provides Caledonia, MICHIGAN community youth with a friendly, instructional setting to participate in baseball & softball play, skills development, and good sportsmanship in a safe and nurturing environment. The best interests of the children may not be compromised for the interests of a parent, fan and/or coach.
We at CBSL thank you for participating in our Spring 2018 season. We hope you had a great season. We would appreciate it if you could take just a few minutes to fill out a survey regarding your child's regular season coach. If you had multiple children on different teams this spring, we would like you to complete a survey for each coach. Your input is very valuable to us and will be used both in the future selection and training of coaches. We want to hear from as many people as possible, those that had great experiences and those that didn't. It will only take a few minutes to complete, but it will go a long ways toward making CBSL a better place for your kids going forward.
Please follow the link below to complete and submit your survey.
Fall Ball Registration is open!!! We are attempting to run both a girls and boys program that is self contained within Caledonia.
FALL BALL - For those kids looking to play a few more games of baseball or softball on Sunday before the snow starts to fly - CBSL is running a Fall Ball program this year for kids Play Age 9 though play age 12 (Boys) and Play Age 8 -11 (Girls). Registration is now open until July 21, 2018, so please spread the word and register. If we are not able to form enough teams, your registration will be refunded or applied to the 2018 Season. Follow the Registration Link on the CBSL home page to register - Caledonialittleleague.com
The Girls Softball program will be a 6 week program that focused on skills weeks 1-2 then competitive play weeks 3-6.
The Boys program will be structured the same unless we join the Northfourlittle league. Double headers are a possibility in weeks 3-6.
Target schedule (subject to change based on enrollment numbers)
All games will be on Sunday and may begin as early as August 26th, 2018 (no games on Labor Day Weekend). Teams may play double headers on Sunday's. Games may extend until mid October. Games will begin at 1 with the second game beginning at 3. No new inning will start after 1 hour and 45 minutes have elapsed. This is subject to change if we join the NorthFourLittleLeague.
The 2018 CBSL Postseason begins on Saturday, June 16th with Majors and Juniors playing in the Little League District 9 tournaments and AA/AAA and Girls Minors particpating in the CBSL League Tournament. For full tournament details, please visit Tourney Central at http://tournaments.caledonialittleleague.com
All 2018 CBSL teams are now accessible on the SI Play Mobile App
SI Play is a free app within your phone's app store or Google play store. Once you download the app and log in, you just select the teams and players you want to track through the season. SI Play allows you to communicate with your team or coach, view schedules, game results and much more!
Learn more about SI Play or download it from the app or Google Play store below!
Little League International has updated its bat rules & requirements for the 2018 season. As a member organization, CBSL is required to comply with these rules for all play ages and divisions. Therefore, before purchasing a new bat, please carefully read the rules linked below as players will not be allowed to use a non-conforming bat in any games or practices.
Caledonia Baseball Softball League (CBSL) Lightning Safety Policy
CBSL will implement and follow these Lightning Avoidance Procedures; these guidelines are
in accordance with current NOAA policies and will be updated to include the most current
thinking and technologies.
The President of CBSL will see to it that all Board Members, Coaches, and Umpires are
trained in CBSL’s Lightning Avoidance Policy. The President may appoint a designee to
handle this function.
CBSL will adhere to the following two Avoidance Procedures:
1. When Thunder Roars (or Rumbles), Go Indoors!
2. When the SPARKY function of WeatherBug indicates Lightning within 10 miles.
When either criteria is met, ALL field activity WILL BE SUSPENDED for 30 minutes after the
last audible Thunder or when SPARKY indicates the current Lightning Strikes are greater
than 10 miles away.
Visually sighting Lightning is not a criteria but should sharpen awareness. Under certain
conditions, Lightning can be seen over 50 miles away and does not pose immediate danger.
The individuals responsible for postponement due to Lightning are as follows:
1. The President
2. A Board Member
The President will attempt to schedule a Board Member as the Daily Field Director. This
Director will be responsible for calling a postponement. However due to CBSL utilizing
several field locations, the lack of personnel, unexpected weather conditions, etc., a Field
Director may not be available. The Coaches and Umpires are also authorized to order a
The Coaches and Umpires will receive Annual Training in CBSLs Lightning Avoidance
If a postponement is necessary, seek adequate shelter immediately. Adequate shelter is a
building with plumbing and wiring such as a school, church, restaurant, or home. An
automobile is also acceptable and in most cases the only option at a ball field.
Picnic pavilions, dugouts, under trees, are NOT places of refuge.
Coaches will be responsible for making sure the players and umpires have adequate shelter.
If the game can not be resumed, the Coaches will make sure the players are returned to
their parents or offer other arrangements.
A game will not be allowed to resume if it is too dark to safely play. If the field is under
water, play may have to be cancelled. The Field Director is the preferred individual to make
this decision but the Umpires are also trained with regard to safe play conditions. It is
preferable NOT to have the Coaches make this decision as they are emotionally attached to
Under the RARE instance where someone is struck by Lightning, apply the following:
1. Call 911
2. The victim is NOT electrically charged and can be touched.
3. Often the heart’s rhythm is stopped due to the electrical charge. CPR or an AED will
often times get the otherwise undamaged heart beating again.
4. If possible, move the victim to a safer location———Lightning CAN strike twice.
A Tornado or Severe Thunderstorm WATCH do not automatically dictate a cancellation. However such conditions will bring a heightened awareness to the weather situation.
The President, or appointee, will use all available resources such as local forecasts, radar,
WeatherBug, etc., to decide if Play should be cancelled. If it is deemed safe to play as
scheduled, additional Field Directors will be called and placed into service.
Under NO circumstances will play commence or proceed if a Tornado or Severe
Thunderstorm WARNING is issued for CBSL’s Fields.
When Thunderstorms threaten, Coaches and CBSL Officials must not let the desire to start
or complete a baseball game hinder their judgment when the safety of players and
spectators is in jeopardy!
Lightning Safety is an Inconvenience that can save YOUR Life!