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.


Max Effort Softball Camps

CBSL Families -

As a follow-up to our Christmas Clinics, Max Effort Fieldhouse will be hosting an additional Softball Camp on Saturday, February 4th.  

Athletes will get the opportunity to work with Kimmy Bloemers and gain a wealth of knowledge that will aid in their future success on the softball field. Bring your glove and water and wear tennis  shoes. Also, if possible, bring a helmet and bat.

Camp Ages and Times

Girls Ages 12 & Under -  1:00 - 2:45 PM

Girls Ages 12 & Up - 3:00 - 4:45 PM

To learn more, please visit or click here to register now.




by posted 01/27/2023
Registration Closing in 2 Weeks!

January 18, 2023

Dear CBSL Families -

A friendly reminder that registration for our 2023 season will close two weeks from today on February 1, 2023.   If you have not previously signed up, we encourage you to do so at this time as most divisions are at or near capacity. 

The league remains in need of coaches at all levels with several age groups without this time.  Players registered in these divisions will wait-listed until coaches can be secured.  If we are unable to field teams at a particular age group, refunds will be issued prior to the season.     

To sign up to coach, please complete our volunteer form or to learn more, please email 

To register your child for the 2023 season, please go to or visit the link below.


2023 Player Registration - Sign Up Now




by posted 01/18/2023


Player and volunteer registration for the 2023 Caledonia Little League (CBSL) season is now open! 

Please visit our website or go to to sign up for our Spring 2023 baseball, softball and teeball season!

This year, CBSL will offer 9 divisions for girls ranging ages 4-12 and boys from ages 4-14.  As always, our league is run completely by volunteers and requires many volunteers to allow for a successful season!  Our goal is to limit team sizes; however, this can only be done with your help!  We ask you to consider coaching a team this season (no experience necessary) and will provide you with the tools and resources necessary to instruct your team. 

To coach a team, please go to  For additional coaching questions, please email


CBSL Divisions and Play Ages - As established by Little League International, play ages are determined using the following dates

Baseball/Boys Coach Pitch/Co-Ed Teeball - Player's age on August 31, 2023.  (ex. if your child is currently 8 years old and turns 9 on or before August 31, they will be play age 9 for the 2023 season)   

Softball (Girls Minors, Majors & Coach Pitch) - Player's age as of 12/31/2022

2023 Divisions
Co-Ed Teeball - Ages 4-6
Girls Coach Pitch - Ages 6-8
Boys Coach Pitch - Ages 6-8
Boys AA - Age 9
Boys AAA - Ages 10-11 
Girls Minors - Ages 9-10
Girls Majors - Ages 10-12
Boys Majors - Ages 10-12
Boys Juniors - Ages 13-14

Important Notice - Registration Priority and Deadlines

Due to coaching and field limitations, registration this year will be prioritized in the following order:  (1) Manager's child/relative  (2) Date of registration.  If we do not have coaches at a particular age level, your child will be placed on a waiting list.  If we are unable to secure additional coaches prior to the start of the season, you will be issued a refund at that time.

Registration will remain open until February 1, 2023, however, due to league constraints and supply chain issues we are unable to accept late registrants this year.  We apologize in advance and encourage you register right away!  If you have friends or family that are new to the area, we ask that you pass along this message.

For additional registration and season details, please go to our website at or visit our frequently asked questions page.


CLICK HERE to register now!



by posted 12/11/2022
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
2022 CBSL Season Updates

Registration & Upcoming Calendar 

Registration for the 2022 season has closed and coaches/teams are being determined at this time.  Final teams will be assigned in late March with upper level practices, weather permitting, beginning shortly thereafter. 

If you do not hear from your coach by April 1, please contact us at that time.

Coaches Update

All 62 managers have been selected and eligble coaches (assistants) will be assigned once all teams have been formed.  To be eligible to coach, all coaches (managers and assistants) must complete a CBSL volunteer form, concussion training and submit a Little League required background check. 

Coaches will not be approved nor allowed on the field without completion of all 3 items.   

To begin your volunteer application, please use the link below.  For questions about coaching this season, please contact our coaches coordinator at   

CBSL Volunteer Form:  


2022 Season - Important Dates

March 9 - Annual CBSL Coaches Meeting (Managers Only)

March 12 - Player Evaluations (Boys Play Ages 10+ and Girls Play Ages 9+ only)

March 16 - Player Draft (Upper Level Managers Only)

March 22 - CBSL Umpire Meeting (Umpires only)

March 25-28 - CBSL/DICK's Sporting Goods Event

March 26 - CBSL Coaches Clinic - Managers & Assistants

March 26/27 - Field Cleanup-Up Day 1  (All families, please mark your calendar)

March 28-31 - First Practices, Weather Permitting (Upper Levels only)

April 11-16 - First Practices, Lower levels (Weather Permitting)

April 16/17 - Field Clean-Up Day 2 (All families, please mark your calendar)

April 18/19 - First Practices, Teeball

April 23 - CBSL Opening Day (Team Pictures, Events, First games for Upper Levels)

April 30 - First Games, Lower levels

May 21 - All-Star Tryouts - Play Ages 9+. (Nominated players only)  

Jun 15/18 - CBSL & District 9 Team Tournaments, Upper Levels (Dates Tentative)

June 28 - District All-Star Pool Play Begins (Dates Tentative)


For more info or questions about the upcoming 2022 season, please visit our FAQ page at: 



by posted 03/13/2022
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
Player & Coach Registration

2023 Registration is Open!


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