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2023 Summer Season Frequently Asked Questions

Our website has a lot of information on it, but here are the things most parents want to know prior to registering. Unless specified, the information applies to both softball and baseball. If you're ready to register your player, click the link at the bottom of the page.

Am I registering for the right Little League?
For summer ball, anyone is welcome! League boundaries don't apply.

What are the dates of the season?
Summer ball is projected to start around July 10 and last 5 weeks. Better information will be posted to our calendar page as dates firm up.

What are the age groups in which the kids play?
All softball players will be placed into a single division and divided into teams on game days ("sandlot" style). Within baseball, the age ranges are divided into divisions: AA, AAA, Majors, and Teen. When you register, you may be offered enrollment in a few programs/divisions based on your child's "league age" and gender. Please note: For summer ball, older/more advanced players in each division are encouraged to "play up" one level from regular season.

Baseball Age Spring Division Played Summer Division Notes
8-9 AA AA Very strong 9s may request AAA
9-10 AAA AAA Very strong 10s may play Majors
10-11 AAA or Majors Majors Developing 11s may remain in AAA
12-15 Majors / Juniors / Seniors Juniors/Seniors Developing 12s may remain in Majors

How often do we play or practice?
There are no scheduled practices for summer ball. Each team will likely play two evening games per week.

Where do we play/practice?
NCLL's "home fields" are

  • Lower Woodland Park Ball Fields,
  • Ross Park Fields.

However, when playing teams from other local Little Leagues, we can play many other places around town, although seldom outside of a 30 minute drive. For a complete list with links to mapped locations, consult this page.

Will I need to provide any equipment?
Your player will be provided substantially everything he or she needs to play except for a mitt, protective cups for boys, and cleats . (Regular sneakers are acceptable too.) You may provide your own helmet, bat, etc. provided it meets Little League standards. Consult this page for more information.

What about uniforms?
The cost of uniforms is included in the fee. For summer ball, your player will receive a jersey. Wear your cap from your regular season team!

How much does it cost?
Summer ball is just $53 so show up for the weeks you can make, and enjoy your vacation when you can't!  Scholarships are available, just inquire!

*Note: PLEASE do NOT buy the registration insurance. It is a required part of the SportsEngine platform, but it is rarely useful.  If you need to cancel, just let us know.

What if I want to "help out"?
NCLL is run entirely by volunteers, from the board of directors to the parent who helps herd cats at a T-Ball practice! The experience is widely held to be richly rewarding, as it should be. If you'd like to coach or even manage a ball team, please let us know at your earliest opportunity as those roles will be filled soon after registration starts. We are also always looking for umpires, Player Agents and Division Coordinators.

Contrary to myth, umpiring in Little League, while demanding, is immensely rewarding and gets more fun the more you do it. To say nothing of the camaraderie that goes with being a member of Team Blue. We would especially like to add to our growing ranks of women umpires. 

Whatever role you want to fill, please consult our Volunteer Opportunities page and when you find the right role, click the Volunteer Registration link below.

Okay, I'm In. Now What?

If you're ready to start registering your youngster to play, click the Register: 2023 Summer Ball link below.

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