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 page 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.
Little League Alberta AAA Teenage Program
Little League Alberta (LLAB) is piloting a new AAA program for players in the teenage division (baseball age 13-16). This program is a competitive program that involves extensive commitment to time and travel from April until August. The teams will be organized at a district level and by LLAB. Depending on interest, teams may be comprised of players from more than one Little League in Calgary (i.e., not just players from NWLL).
If you are interested in this program, you can indicate this on the registration form. North West Little League will collect your registration fee, which will be put towards the fees for this program if the player is selected for the program. Players can return to the community program if not selected for the AAA program.
All-Star Program (Summer 2022)
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. 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 tournament fees. Additional costs may also be associated with travel, hotel and meals for out-of-town tournament play.
- A 75% commitment level is required.
- Practices are held at the Coach’s discretion during July and August.
- 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 - TBD 2022
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.
Registration and further information can be found on the District 3 website.