PLAY BALL Kids from this year’s Healdsburg Little League line up at the Healdsburg Elementary field. The three players pictured in the foreground, from left, are AA team members Brooke Holden, Teddy Scott and Gavin Scott. (Photo courtesy of Geoff Scott)

By Geoff Scott

We held our official opening ceremony for the current Healdsburg Little League season on Saturday. Two hundred kids are enrolled this year, ranging from 5 to 16 years old, on 17 teams. Enrollment is even higher this year than before Covid.

It was a great event, with almost all kids and parents in attendance. Ten former Healdsburg Little League dads threw out the first ball to their kids. We realized this was the first time we had alumni coaches since the league formed in 1991.

The league has seven divisions:

  • A Minors: ages 5-8
  • AA Minors: ages 8-10
  • AAA Majors: ages 10-12
  • Intermediate: ages 12-13
  • Juniors: ages 14-15
  • Seniors: ages 15-16  

All games for the first two divisions are played at Healdsburg Elementary School on Tues/Weds/Thurs/Sat.

Home games for the AAA Majors and Intermediate are also played at HES, but they have several away games in locations all across the North Bay (Willits, Gualala, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Sebastopol).

Juniors and Seniors play home games at Rec Park, but the season has yet to begin. They travel to similar locations as those above once the season gets underway. A majority of the Senior division is made up of Healdsburg High School baseball players.

All community members are encouraged to attend Little League games. A schedule can be found online at

The primary season of games goes until May 8, and then our league has the “Tournament of Champions” from May 9 through May 22. This is a very fun double-elimination tournament for the teams in AA and AAA. We take a break from baseball over the Memorial Day weekend, and all divisions except for A Minors form all-star teams to compete in our district starting June 15. Winning teams advance to further levels of the playoffs (Sectionals and State) with a chance to play in the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, in August.

If your child is interested in playing ball, please email [email protected]. Registration for 2024 “Fall Ball” starts in June, and registration for the 2025 spring season starts in November.

Healdsburg resident Geoff Scott serves as a volunteer coach and league information officer for the Healdsburg Little League organization.

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