Hastings Community Little League (HCLL) is a non-profit sports organization established in 1953 which provides baseball programs in five divisions for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 12. The regular season starts with practices in March and games running from early April until mid June each year. All players are also eligible to tryout for All-Star and Select teams which compete in games and tournaments starting in mid June.
Operating under the umbrella of Little League International, the program is unique among youth sports in that there is a highly-structured, highly-principled and internationally consistent set of rules and governance. Little League charters are granted for specific geographic jurisdictions with HCLL holding the charter for the geographic area that covers parts of East Vancouver and North Burnaby.
HCLL is a member of District 6 in BC Little League which has more than 12,000 youth participating in 6 districts across BC each year. Little League Canada includes over 45,000 baseball and softball players and operates as a region of Little League International based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania which has over 2.4 million youth playing in over 7000 leagues in 80 countries worldwide. Little League International is the world's largest youth sports organization.
Hastings Community Little League consists of five age based divisions as follows: Blastball (4-5 years old), T-Ball (5-6 years old), Rookie (7-9 years old), Minor (9-11 years old) and Major (11-12 years old). Age is defined by Little League Baseball as the player's age on April 30th of the current season. You can read more about each division's structure and rules by clicking on the following links:
Our vision at HCLL is clear and simple: to provide children with a safe, fun, and positive oriented baseball program that demonstrates the ideals of good sportsmanship, fair play, teamwork, competition, courage and respect. As a non-profit organization, Hastings Community Little League relies exclusively on community volunteers and parents to operate our league.
The hard work of our players, coaches and volunteers has also led to significant on-field success. Our 11-12 year old Major All-Star teams won the Canadian Little League Championship in both 2009 and 2012, and in those years represented Canada at the Little League World Series in Williamspsort Pennsylvania.
Little League Mission Statement:
Little League Baseball is a non-profit organization to help and voluntarily assist young boys and girls in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being through the medium of baseball with guidance and exemplary leadership. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, our Little League program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.
The Little League Pledge:
I trust in God; I love my country and will respect its laws; I will play fair and strive to win but win or lose; I will always do my best.
The Little League Parent and Volunteer Pledge:
I will teach all children to play fair and do their best;
I will positively support all managers; coaches and players;
I will respect the decisions of the umpires;
I will praise a good effort despite the outcome of the game.
To see a copy of the Hastings Community Little League Constitution and Bylaws, click here: HCLL Constitution and Bylaws