Regular Season (Spring)
The regular season runs from late April through the end of June. The Spring season is where the development of the fundamentals of the game happens. Our philosophy is to teach players the basics of baseball in a fun, safe environment. Along with improving their skills, the emphasis is placed on teaching them the respect of the game, other players, coaches and umpires, and other life skills.
Please see the Divisions menu under the Info tab to know which days of the week the games are played. Practices are determined at the team level and can be any day of the week.
Travel Team Program (Spring to Fall)
In 2016, NWLL established a Travel Team Program for our members. The program's purpose is to provide another level of baseball to those athletes looking to take their game to the next level.
This program is designed to complement the Regular Season (Spring) program and the All-Star (Summer) program. The focus is on continuing to develop participant Baseball IQ while providing a competitive level of baseball. This program operates from April through to the fall, with teams participating in tournaments both locally and abroad. Athletes in this program will also be provided with the opportunity to play games against other programs.
For the upcoming 2021 season, NWLL is looking to provide this opportunity at three levels depending on interest at each level.
- U16: Players born from September 2004 to August 2006
- U14: Players born from September 2006 to August 2008
- U12: Players born from September 2008 to August 2010
The program has an up-front cost of $100.00 per player. Each team will determine additional costs based on the number of tournaments and exhibition games played. Each team will manage budgets and expenditures.
NWLL will use the pre-season evaluation results to establish rosters for each level. Players wanting to be considered for this program must indicate this when they sign-in for the 2021 spring evaluations. Team selections will be announced following the completion of the spring-season draft.
Any coaches interested in coaching in this program, please email Ginny Cummings: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All-Star Program (Summer)
Are you looking ahead and wondering how you can keep playing baseball in 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 potential opportunities 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, AA & A levels. Players must play in 60% of the regular (spring) season games to be eligible to play All-Star (summer) baseball. This program is available for all players in the Minor Division and up.
The summer baseball season is a great experience and provides players with 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. There will be 2-3 practices per week plus games. Teams must play 4 out of 6 weekends from the last weekend of June through the August long weekend. The summer league is very competitive and structured very differently than the regular (spring) season. Unlike the regular season, which focuses on allowing every player to play multiple positions, coaches will set the batting line-up and defensive positioning to give the team the best competitive advantage. All players will be provided with the opportunity to play six defensive outs and one at-bat per game. Specific substitution rules determine how and when substitutions occur.
The cost to play is $100 per player, which includes a hat and shirt. Additional costs may also be associated with travel, hotel and meals for out-of-town tournament play (NWLL covers tournament fees).
- A 75% commitment level is required.
- Practices are held 2-3 days per week, at the Coach’s discretion, from mid-June through the August long weekend.
- 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, scorekeeping, diamond set-up/tear down, team manager, etc.
Player Selection Process and Criteria
Selection criteria are eligibility, ability, skill, and desire. A player’s behaviour 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. There is an opportunity for some flexibility by the team coaches.
Fall Ball Program
This program, which plays during the fall season (Sept-Oct), is managed by District 3.
All registered players are pooled together and selected through a District-wide draft. Teams play 2-3 times every weekend. Players get to keep their Jersey and Hat.