Zia Little League

Zia Little League was founded in 1967, Zia Little League is located in the Southeast Heights of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Operating as usual

[08/18/20]   Dear Zia LL Families,

We are now accepting nominations for all positions on the Zia LL Board of Directors. The new year for the Board begins Oct 1, 2020 and runs until September 30, 2021. If you or anyone you might know wants to be apart of a great organization please feel free to send in a email or call to the following address and number provided below by September 8th, 2020.
All positions are open and nominations will close two weeks prior to the first meeting Tuesday September 22nd, 2020 6:30 at a location TBD. Zia LL is a non profit organization that is a volunteer run program. We need everyone who cares about Little League to join our Board. With your help we can make Zia a fun and safe place to play some ball. If you have any questions or want to nominate (yourself) or a friend for any board position please contact :
Mike Smith
[email protected]


Zia Board of Directors

Happy 4th of July everyone! Have fun and be safe...

[06/19/20]   Zia families,

We finally have the green light to resume practices! We hope to start getting everything going June 29th week! So be on the look out for emails, texts or calls from your managers. We have alot of safety requirements so bare with us as we try and make it as safe as possible to return back to play. We will be following the State and City guidelines. Also at this time we are NOT allowing any other organizations to use the fields per Parks and Rec request. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us here on IM or call Mike directly at 505-250-2607 . The families who have requested a refund we are almost done with all the back end by paperwork and will have your money and uniforms here in the next week or so we appreciate your patience!


Mike S.


Funding for Medical Help organized by Reyna Juarez


Zia family, we are asking for any donations possible. One of our board members Larries Vigil needs our help! We have been aware of all the up and downs his family and especially his daughter has been through for the last couple of years. They have started a go fund me page to help with medical expenses. If anyone would be willing to donate we know his family would really really appreciate it. Thank you!


gofundme.com Eloisa Silva, loving daughter, sister, and friend. Those who know Eloisa have had the joy of exp… Reyna Juarez needs your support for Funding for Medical Help

Thank those serving and those that we lost. #Alwaysremember #Memorialday

[05/22/20]   Zia Little League Families,

My name is Mike Smith president of Zia Little League, on behalf of myself and the Board of Directors I want to thank you for supporting this season. This has been a difficult and unprecedented time for our community and for our league.

We understand that we will not be able to have the same spring season experience as in the past. We are still planning on offering a season as soon as possible. We have some options below for you to consider. While considering these options, we respectfully ask you to keep in mind that the league has already spent a significant amount of funds and resources preparing for the season. Items such as field preparation and maintenance, utilities, baseballs and softballs, equipment, uniforms and Insurance, and continued operation expenses of the league. We will also have a large expense when we do start back as we will have to comply with safety guidelines which the league will have to absorb that as well.

Option 1. You may choose to participate when we start back up. (Most Likely Fall 2020). Or you can choose to take a credit and roll into next spring season.

Option 2. You may choose not to participate this season and allow us to retain the funds and designate them to help support the league and future seasons.

Option 3. You can request a refund of your spring registration minus 50.00 per child (profit and candy money not included just registration fee). This will help us to cover costs already incurred by the league. The reason it is not in full amount is prior to Covid-19 pandemic the league had already ordered the jerseys and we cannot absorb that cost. We cannot refund the 3.00 service fee as that is a Sports Connect processing fee if you paid online.

We also want to explain if you still owe money for chocolate you will still have an open balance with our little league system and will not be eligible for any refund until paid in full.

Please feel free to respond to me directly by email [email protected] if you have a preference for how the funds should be distributed. If you are choosing to donate any portion of the spring registration, it may be tax deductible since we are a 501 C 3 organization. We can provide you with a donation letter upon request.

We ask that you please be patient with the return process as this will take some time. We are working with the online company (Sports Connect) to see if we will be able to issue electronic refunds if you paid by credit card online. We may have to cut checks to some (or all) families in some situations. Again, this will take some time for the league to figure out and process the refunds. We plan on looking into each individual family one at a time and if we have questions then we will reach out to you. Please do not call the league phone with refund questions. If you have very specific question please feel free to email [email protected] and title subject “Zia Refund” with players last name.

Thank you for your support and understanding. Zia Little League can be an incredibly important part of our community and in a young players life.


Zia Board of Directors

Mr. Griego has been a part of Zia LL for many many years! He also sponsors the league every year! We know times are very crazy with alot of uncertainty but if you need anything please reach out to him and help support his local business.
We appreciate it and I'm sure he will more! Thanks

Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful mom's out there!

[05/02/20]   Zia LL families,

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and adjusting to life, school and play at home. Its beautiful days like yesterday that make me really miss baseball, so if you can get out with being safe go throw the ball around for bit with your kids.

Thursday Little league International officially cancelled the World Series tournaments and postseason qualifying tournaments. So what does this mean for our local little season...
Little League Int. will still let us have a season as long as we follow the state guidelines! Great News
As per guidance through NM governor and health officials their is still a stay at home order until May 15th. We are hoping we can get things going around the last week of May or even the first week of June.
In addition we are exploring how we might extend our season into August as we would want to have as much as a regular season as possible. Of course this all depends on state and local government in terms of gathering and sporting events.

We appreciate everyone's patience in these exceptional times as we try and make a season happen. We still keep in communication with other Leagues and our District 5 admins. Cross your fingers, wash your hands, and be safe so we can return.


Zia LL

Happy Easter Zia family! Stay safe and have a blessed day.

Stay safe Zia families! ⚾🥎


Recommended Temporary Suspension of Little League Activities - Little League


littleleague.org NOTE: The information found below will continue to be updated with any changes that are implemented as well as communicated directly to local league and district volunteers. UPDATE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: This is much bigger than Little League®. The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is rapidly changing...

[03/13/20]   Dear Zia LL families,

As of today 3/13/2020 all activities at Zia LL will be postponed until further notice. The last day or two have been a little crazy as far as a plan moving forward. Our number one focus is to protect the families and participants at our league and community. We are very confident that this will soon pass, thank you for your understanding during this difficult decision. As soon as our Safety Coordinators and our Board of directors gives the green light we will start back up immediately. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me direct and I will gladly help.


Mike S.
505-250-2607 Cell


Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)


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[03/12/20]   Many of you have called or messaged about the little league’s stance on practices being canceled, due to illness. Little League as a whole is keeping in contact with each district, passing down instructions. Our president will contact managers immediately if we are instructed to cancel activities.

Zia will be hosting a umpire clinic this Saturday
2:00 pm @ Zia LL major field. We encourage ALL coaches and mangers to attend... This event is not just for Zia Little and other Leagues around the ABQ area are welcome to join! We have some really good umpires helping out with this clinic so please share and like! We will also be giving away a special item after the clinic!


Coronavirus Update - Little League

Zia family as a precaution we thought we should share. Reminder if you or a family member aren't feeling well take the day off and come back when feeling better!

littleleague.org With the news of the increasing spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to inform you that we are taking this situation very seriously. We are monitoring the situation closely, and we are advising all our leagues to follow the guidelines set by the World Health Organization, Centers for Dise...

[03/08/20]   Hello, We would like to thank everyone for coming out and helping Zia with field clean up! We appreciate you making Zia a clean and safe place for kids to enjoy the game of baseball/softball. I for one don't even like doing yard work at my own house. So we get it!!!
So with these being said we want to do another give away! Cricket Wireless authorized retailer @ 5011 Menaul or inside the Coronado mall has gave a gift to Zia, so go out and see them for your cellphone needs. We will be putting everyone who showed up in a hat and the lucky name will win a prize... Tune in on Facebook live tomorrow night for the drawing!!! We also have more exciting news coming stay tuned! Go Zia!!


Today, @ Zia Little League

All players, coaches, and parents are expected to attend. These fields need some love and we need your help in the process. Please bring gloves, rakes, and any other tools you may have to help.

If you are registering, candy is first come first served because we only have a few boxes left for this year.

Thank you!! 🥎⚾️🥎⚾️🥎⚾️

GO KART RAFFLE!!!! Winner will be drawn during our opening day ceremony. Need not be present to win. Managers will have more info at practices.

THIS SATURDAY: also, minors and above need to be sized that day because uniforms are being ordered MONDAY.

[03/03/20]   NEEDED: 🥎Rookie Softball Players!!!🥎 Do you have a neighbor girl, your kid’s friend at school, a younger sibling of a ball player already registered, that would be interested? Please encourage those around you to get those girls registered, ages 6-8.

[03/03/20]   Attn: CANDY MONEY turn in and Late Registrations

Both of these can be done Saturday 10-2 during our field clean up. If you are registering that day, please come as early as you can, during that time frame, so you can help with our field clean up day.

[03/01/20]   All softball parents, due to a increase of softball players we will have to have a assessment of all softball players. Monday 3/2/2020 5:30 at Zia Little League. Please share and get the word out. Will be adding a major softball and rookies softball. We know this might be a inconvenience for some, but we are trying to eliminate having such large teams of players. Feel free to share and get the word out. Thank you!

Timeline Photos


@Manzano High School PAC building (location details in comments)

We will have two lines for payment available. One for cash, one for credit cards. If you are a new register tomorrow, you may collect your paperwork at the beginning and complete payment at the end.

You may arrive at 930am to submit candy money.

We will also have Zia Gear for sale. Fitted hats are $22 and T-shirt’s of all sizes are $15.


[02/26/20]   SOFTBALL TRYOUTS CANCELED for 2/26/20

Due to new happenings, softball tryouts are not necessary for tomorrow evening. Plan to come to the parent meeting, and all details will be explained then. So sorry for the confusion.


As of today, we have 23 girls registered for for major softball. That dictates that we have to have a TRYOUT this Wednesday, 2/26 @ 5:30pm.

We are also looking for an additional Major Softball Manager. We have an assistant coach ready to help, but she’s unable to manage. If you are interested please contact us!!🥎🥎🥎🥎

Also, we are in need of Tball Managers. If interested, please reach out!!

Timeline Photos


2/22/20 Saturday 10am-2pm

Baseball tryouts are this Saturday and during that time frame we will be doing an additional registration day, in the zia concession stand area.

You may also pick up candy during that time.

Softball tryouts: unnecessary at this time

[02/18/20]   Managers and Coaches meeting is TONIGHT @6pm at Manzano Mesa community center.

[02/17/20]   ATTN: Managers and Coaches

There is a MANDATORY meeting tomorrow, 6pm, @ Manzano Mesa community center. If you intend to coach this year, you must be in attendance.

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501 Elizabeth St SE
Albuquerque, NM

General information

Zia Little League (a registered 501(c)(3) organization) is associated with Little League Baseball of America. Little League Baseball provides an opportunity for young people to participate in an athletic endeavor, learn cooperation, acquire an understanding of teamwork and develop leadership skills. Zia Little League believes in giving their children an alternative to gangs, drugs, and violence. Certainly, these are positive characteristics that will benefit us all in the future. We expect approximately 500 children this year, ranging from 4 to 16 years old. Zia Little League is a non-profit organization that depends on the generosity of businesses and organizations to help provide a better and safer future for our children. If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor or making a Donations please contact Jay Strub 505-459-4035.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
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