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      Minor Division All-Star Tryouts!

      Wednesday, June 1, 2016
      6:00-8:00 pm
      Crowfoot South Diamond (ARB05/06 on Diamond Location tab)

      Saturday, June 4, 2016
      6:00-8:00 pm
      Crowfoot South Diamond (ARB05/06 on Diamond Location tab)

      See All-Star tab for more information regarding All-Star play.


      Major All-Star

      National/Major ALL-STAR Summer Baseball

      The mid-way point of the spring season is upon us. Are you looking ahead and wondering how you can keep playing baseball into the summer months? ALL-STAR Summer Baseball may be the answer for you.

      NWLL offers an ALL-STAR program following the completion of the regular season. Players are selected on a try-out basis and all players are encouraged to attend. The summer baseball league runs through July, with opportunity to attend various district, regional, and national tournaments into August, and perhaps the Little League World Series! Depending on interest, NWLL can enter teams at AAA and/or AA levels. Players must play in 60% of the regular spring season games to be eligible to play ALL-STAR summer baseball.

      The summer baseball season is a great experience and provides players an opportunity to play another level of baseball. It is important to know there is a level of commitment required at this level which differs from the regular spring season. Players can be on the diamond up to 6 days per week. The summer league is very competitive and structured very differently than the regular spring season. Unlike the spring season, which focuses on giving every player the opportunity to play multiple positions, coaches will set the batting line-up and defensive positioning they feel will give the team a competitive advantage. All players will be provided the opportunity to play six defensive outs and one at-bat per game. Specific substitution rules determine how and when substitutions occur.

      There are no additional costs associated with the regular summer league play. However, costs may be associated with any tournament play.

      Player Expectations

      -    Practices are held 3-4 days per week, at the Coach’s discretion, from mid-June through the end of July. Additional practices into August will be determined by team success, and tournament play.
      -    Games are played any day of the week, with multiple games per week anticipated, including weekends. Games can be scheduled on back-to-back days.
      -    Players will come to practices and games with a positive attitude and demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship at all times.
      -    Parent volunteer commitments are required for pitch-count, score keeping, diamond set-up/tear down at home games etc.

      Player Selection Process and Criteria

      Selection criteria are: eligibility, ability, skill, and desire. A player’s behavior throughout the entire spring-season is also considered, as well as positive attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork and regular participation. Parents will be asked to confirm player availability at the beginning of tryouts. Although player availability is an important part of the selection process, it should not deter any player from considering the summer baseball program or attending the tryouts as there is opportunity for some flexibility by the team coaches.

      Tryout Schedule

      All tryouts will be held at the Crowfoot diamonds. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the posted start time to ensure any required paperwork is completed and players are warm-up

      May 30, 2016: 6:30pm.
      June 4, 2016: 5:00pm
      June 8, 2016: 6:30pm

      All players will be notified of the outcome of tryouts as soon as possible after June 8, 2016. The roster must be finalized and submitted to District 3 no later than June 15, 2016.


      2016 NWLL Picture Day Ordering Link

      Thank you to all our volunteers, players, coaches, managers & families for helping to make the 2016 NWLL picture day run smoothly!

      The link to order photos is (link will become available for ordering again once pre-orders have been completed):

      https://order.lifetouchsports.com/index.cfm?event=OrderHome&contractID=68986


      NWLL 2016 Registration is now closed!

      Please come back in January 2017 for next year's registration (registration runs from mid- to end of January until the beginning of March).

      See Fall Ball information for District 3 run fall ball (starts in September - Registration currently open)!


      NWLL Upcoming Events

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      Challenger Day
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      He stands at the plate with his heart pounding fast.
      The bases are loaded, the die has been cast.
      Mom and Dad cannot help him, he stands all alone.
      A hit at this moment would send his team home.
      The ball meets the plate, he swings and he misses.
      There's a groan from the crowd, with some boos and some hisses.
      A thoughtless voice cries, "Strike out the bum."
      Tears fill his eyes, the game's no longer fun.
      So open up your heart and give him a break,
      for it's moments like this, a man you can make.
      Keep this in mind when you hear someone forget,
      He is just a little boy, and not a man yet.
      –Author Unknown

      Volunteer Abuse

      Before you fire off an aggressive, angry or demanding email or place an irate phone call to any random board member, before you choose to "bad mouth" or slur any of the many wonderful volunteers who work very hard to make NWLL successful, consider the following:

      • Have I done my due diligence on the matter? Have I searched the website to see if the answer to my issue is addressed there?
      • Do I have all the facts? If not, how can I go about getting them?
      • Am I addressing the correct individual regarding this matter? A list of contact people is available under the "Contact" tab on the website.

      Take the time to re-read your message. Is it framed in a manner that you would be open to receiving? If not, possibly re-word it.

      If you have sent an angry, aggressive or demanding email and get called on it, take ownership of it – don't try to deflect and say "that's not what I meant…"

      How many of these type of emails/phone calls does it take before a valuable volunteer is lost? Are you willing to step up and perform their role(s)?

      Above all, if you are angry or upset, please follow the 24-hour rule.

      Kevin Dee is CEO of Eagle (a Professional Staffing Company) – The following excerpts are as published in his online blog (https://www.eagleonline.com/volunteer-abuse/) on September 9, 2011.

      Volunteer Abuse

      I have touched on the subject of volunteerism on a number of occasions, generally encouraging readers to give something back to their communities by getting involved. 

      Today, at the risk of turning people off volunteering, I want to address the issue of volunteer abuse … and I don’t use that word lightly.

      There are many, many organizations that would not be able to operate were it not for the time and energy donated by volunteers.  As the word suggests they receive little or no payment for their endeavors and yet somehow become a target for abuse from those around them.

      Volunteering for the above boards requires a serious amount of time, which I might otherwise spend on personal activities or even on my business; they require financial commitments because I often need to travel to another city to attend meetings and meet with colleagues; they require “mind space”, which I won’t underestimate because being “constantly on” is tiring, and unlike running a company decisions are reached in a much more political type environment, requiring patience and fortitude.

      So … when others attack volunteers it bothers me.

      It is very easy for people to be critical when they don’t have all of the facts.  A volunteer board may meet monthly for several hours each time, conduct more informal meetings and activities in between, and deal with many,many different issues.  A critic might be very focused on what their issue is, and not knowing all of the details, can “bad mouth” the board members for their decisions because the decisions were not to the critic’s liking.

      It is always easy to second guess in hindsight that a different decision might have been better … but the critic is not volunteering their time and is not there through the process, with all of the available facts of the moment when the decision is made.

      Volunteers rarely if ever receive praise for their work … just the negative feedback.

      So … if you are the type of person that likes to be the “Devil’s Advocate“, who likes to “tell it like it is“, who is free with doling out “honest and open feedback” maybe you should GET INVOLVED, put some “skin in the game”, “earn the right” to an opinion or just keep it to yourself. 

      Here are some things to remember:

      1.  Without volunteers most organizations would be nowhere;

      2.  The volunteers get some pleasure from giving back … they don’t need grief.

      3.  If you have something to say then be constructive.

      4.  If you don’t like how it is being done then get involved and help.

      5.  If you insist on being rude then recognise that the end result is likely going to be a need for new volunteers.

      There is NEVER any excuse to abuse a volunteer.