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Mar, 2022

2022 Season Updates and Next Steps

2022 NLLL Families,

The Board is very grateful for so many of you that stepped up to help our community. As of now, we will have a total of 31 baseball and softball teams with the potential of 32 (up from 25 last year).  Tryouts for Minor, Major, and Junior Baseball Saturday went well. Thanks to all who showed up and those that helped.

Below are some updates and next steps. 

All Softball, Machine Pitch, and Tee Ball Next Steps

These teams have been basically finalized and practice schedules from March 14 to April 15 set. Team Managers should be reaching out to all parents soon with details. We will have 3 Softball teams, 8 Machine Pitch teams, and 7 Tee Ball teams. Softball will play an interlocken schedule with other nearby Little Leagues. Machine Pitch and Tee Ball will play all their games at our fields. More on game schedules in the next few weeks. Uniforms have been ordered or will be ordered very soon.

Games will start on April 16th during our opening day ceremony.

Minor Player Pitch Baseball

We have 7 teams as of now but we are working on getting an 8th team. If we are able to get just one more Team Manager we can do this. This would be up from 5 teams last year. We had tryouts on March 5th and will have a second tryout on March 12th. We plan to have the draft on the 13th and teams will be formed right after that with instant communication and practices starting the week of the 14th.

Games will start on April 16th during our opening day ceremony.

Major Baseball

We have 4 teams up from 3 teams last year. We had tryouts on March 5th and will have a second tryout on March 12th. We plan to have the draft on the 13th and teams will be formed right after that with instant communication and practices starting the week of the 14th.

Games will start on April 16th during our opening day ceremony.

Junior Baseball

We have 2 teams up from 1 team last year. We had tryouts on March 5th and will have a second tryout on March 12th. We plan to have the draft on the 13th (maybe before) and teams will be formed right after that with instant communication and practices starting the week of the 14th.

Games will start on April 16th during our opening day ceremony.

Tryouts on March 12th – Player Pitch, Majors, and Juniors

If you were not able to attend the tryouts on March 5th, we will have a second tryout on March 12th.  We will provide more details on this tryout later in the week but plan to arrive at 10:15 for registration and be done by 12:00-12:30. We would like to have these outdoors at our fields but that is weather dependent. More soon.

Dick’s Sporting Goods

The below link is to a coupon that will give you 20% off of all purchases at Dick's Sporting Goods between March 11th and March 14th. This is Northern Lights Little League weekend. Dick's has been a great sponsor of our program and we are happy to have them.

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Team Managers and Coaches’ Clinic

NLLL is contracting with a training specialist to provide a clinic for all Team Managers and Assistant Coaches on Saturday March 19th at 1:00PM. This training will last roughly 2 hours and we are strongly recommending as many Managers and Assistant Coaches attend as possible. The training will go over how to create a great practice plan and then some good age-based drills for practices.  Please plan to attend if at all possible.

If weather allows, we plan to setup tables at the fields and have it there. This will allow us to have a combination of lecture and on field action. This will be bring your own chair. If weather ruins that, we will find an indoor location. More soon but please mark your calendars if you are a Team Manager or an Assistant Coach.  

Umpire Training (Managers and Assistant Coaches Welcomed and Encouraged)

Our Umpire in Chief will be providing training on Little League Rules and Umpire Mechanics on the below three days (each are the exact same so only need to attend one):

  • March 27th at 1PM
  • April 3rd at 1PM
  • April 10th at 1PM

These will last roughly 2 hours. If you know anyone who is interested in umpiring ($40-$60 a game), please let me know. Managers and Coaches are welcome (and are encouraged) to attend to learn these rules and mechanics. A signup Genius is coming soon for this.

Opening Day

The Board will be planning our Opening Day Ceremonies soon. Please plan to be at our fields at 13950 York St on Saturday April 16th at 9AM. This will be a fun filled event.

Senior Baseball

Over the past week, potential interest in Senior baseball (14-16 years old) has picked up. Therefore, we have opened this back up on a wait list basis. If we get enough interest, we will form a team with games starting May 8th. If you know anyone 14-16 that wants to play Senior Baseball, please direct them to our website to register.

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