Caledonia Little League (CBSL) - Caledonia, Michigan

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Caledonia Little League (CBSL)

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.


Reminder - 2023 DICKS Sporting Goods Event


CBSL Families,


A friendly reminder that DICK’S Sporting Goods will be holding our CBSL Player Appreciation event this weekend.

Please print your coupon from the link below and present it at the Grand Rapids or Grandville stores for 20% off your purchase.  Please note the event runs from today until Monday evening (3/24 - 3/27)

If you are purchasing pants for the upcoming season, please check with your coach on recommended colors (CBSL does not assign pant colors). 

Also, as a reminder, if you wish to purchase your own bat, it must comply with Little Regulations and contain the USABat Logo (USSSA stamped bats are prohibited at all levels).

DICK's Sporting Goods - CBSL Player Appreciation Weekend 

March 24-27, 2023






by posted 03/24/2023
2023 Field Maintenance Days



Hello CBSL Families - 

We are calling all Coaches, Parents, Players and Community Members to help get our fields and facilities ready for the upcoming season!

The more help we can get the less work for everyone!


Our 2023 clean-up date this year will be held on Saturday and Sunday (April 15 & 16th).  Please see below for more information and to sign up.


What:  2023 CBSL Field Maintenance Days

When:  Saturday, April 15th  (10am to 5pm in 2 hour shifts)

            Sunday,  April 16th  (12pm to 4pm in 2 hour shifts)

Where:  Meet at Cal-Plex Baseball Fields @ 5401 100th St SE, Caledonia MI 49316


Please fill out the form below, with your availability and interest in helping us. Thank you!

Field Maintenence Sign-Up -
Field Maintenance Day - Flyer


by posted 03/23/2023
Reminder - 2023 Player Evaluations

Dear CBSL Families -

A friendly reminder, our annual player evalations will be held tomorrowMarch 18th at Max Effort Fieldhouse in Caledonia from 2:00 - 5:00 PM.

Individual player evaluations will be 1 hour in duration, determined by player last name or league age.   

Please see the link below for your son or daugher's specific evaluation time.


Please Note 

Player evalutions are only those wishing to play in Girls Minors, Girls Majors, Boys Majors and Boys Juniors.  If your child is registered for or wishes to play in any other CBSL division (Teeball, Coach Pitch, AA/AAA) they do not attend evaluations.

Due to facility and league constraints, evaluation make-up dates will not be available.


2023 CBSL Player Evalution Schedule 


Evaluations Flyer



by posted 03/17/2023
CBSL Update and Important Dates

Hello CBSL Families, 


As the weather turns cold, again, we want to assure you that warm days are ahead and this season is going to be outstanding! Caledonia Baseball Softball League is thrilled to have you and your kiddo[s] playing ball with us this season, and we appreciate your continued support. 

In a week's time, we will be sharing team rosters, colors and this seasons’ schedule. This communication will happen through your Head Coach / Manager, who will introduce themselves and share the teams' next steps. 

Until then, we want to share some exciting dates for you to put on your calendar:

CBSL Field Maintenance Days | April 15 & 16


  • Help us get our fields ready for the season by volunteering to hang nets, clear trash, rack the fields and so much more. This is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for the entire family! 
  • Click here to register today >>


CBSL Opening Day | Saturday, April 22 


  • Team pictures will be held at Duncan Lake Middle School throughout the day.
  • At Cal-Plex our older divisions [AA, AAA, Boys Majors, Minors] will play their first game, with special guests for the first pitch, community tables and photo booth fun to celebrate.
  • NEW THIS YEAR - 1:30pm 'Parade of Teams' for our younger division [Tee ball and Coach Pitch].

To stay in the know, please join our Facebook group at, and email any questions to


We also want to take this moment to thank our volunteer board members, volunteer coaches, our umpires and all the family members and friends who make this game possible for so many Caledonia children. Now, let’s play ball.


CBSL Board


by posted 03/17/2023
2022 COVID-19 Policy

Caledonia Little League (CBSL) has adopted strict COVID-19 safety protocols for all players, coaches/volunteers, and spectators. The protocols are established to adhere to guidelines set forth by the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Kent County Health Department (KCHD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), Caledonia Community Schools (CCS), West Michigan District 9 Little League (MI-D9), and Little League International.  

April 2022 Update

CBSL has adoped COVID-19 protocols for its 2022 season as prescibed by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  To review the CDC's latest guidelines for COVID-19 quarantine, isolation and precautions please vist the CDC Website below.


CDC COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation



by posted 04/02/2022
Little League Pledge

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

Little League Parent/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


by posted 11/14/2019
Weather Policy

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
3. Umpire
4. Coach

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
the game.

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!

by posted 08/27/2019
Bat Rules & Other FAQs

Important Notice

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.

Little League Bat Rules 


Other Frequently Asked Questions

For common questions regarding player registration, volunteering, sponsorship opportunities, schedules, etc. please visit our updated FAQ Section

by posted 06/10/2015

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