Summer 2022 Information

We are now accepting new registrations for the summer of 2022 season! If you have any questions, please direct them to info@nbll.com and we will reply to your email as soon as we are able.

Summer League is a great time to move up to the next division or get a little extra practice to be ready next season.  

 

Availability and Vacations

NBLL expects players and coaches to miss some games or practices for summer vacations.  However, we ask that you plan to miss a maximum of 2 weeks of scheduled games to register (see the schedule section below!).

Summer League is more relaxed than our Spring season.  We know families go on vacation so games are scheduled only on weekday evenings.  Coaches may hold optional practices on weekends.  We also build our teams a bit larger to accommodate when kids are out of town.  

 

Coaches

Summer league capacity is limited by the number of coaches at each level.  In 2021, NBLL had to close registration and turn kids away because we didn’t have any coaches to form additional teams.  If you’re interested in coaching, please let us know!  We know people travel during the summer and we try to assign more than one coach to each team.

 

Schedules

Monday June 13 - Practices start.  Scheduled on 2x per team on weekdays, plus additional weekend open at coach discretion.

Monday June 27 - Games begin.

July 1-5 - No games scheduled.  Fields will be available for practice at coach discretion.

Thursday August 11 - End of season.

Exact days of the week cannot be set until we have a better sense of registration numbers and field availability.  All players should expect to be on the field two night a week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

 

Divisions

The ages listed are Little League “league age,” which is how old the player will be as of 8/31/2022.

NBLL is modifying our division offerings for summer ball a bit this year.  In the past, we have only offered AA and AAA with no option for 12 year olds to play summer baseball.  This summer, we are going to try to offer 9-under, 10-under and 12-under divisions, as long as enough players AND coaches sign up.  If there is not enough turnout in any of these levels, the divisions will be consolidated by age and ability into just two divisions.

 

Tee Ball (5 & 6 years old) - This division is for most five year olds and six year olds who have not played tee ball before, or played for the first time this spring.  The players are typically rising Kindergarteners or 1st graders for the 2022-2023 school year.

Tee ball is an introduction to baseball.  Players hit off of a tee, and all players bat every inning.  Outs are rarely achieved on the bases but runners do stay on base if they are put out, regardless of the outcome.

Practices will begin on June 13.  From June 27 through the end of the season, there will be one practice (1hr) and one game (1hr) every week, on weekdays only.  Practices and games will most likely be on Mondays and Wednesdays, pending final registration numbers and field availability.

 

Coach Pitch (“Single A”, 6 & 7 years old)  - This division is for 6 year olds who have played tee ball before along with most 7 year olds.  Exceptions might be made for 5 year olds who played spring season tee ball or 8 year olds who have never played baseball, though those kids may have more fun playing with their same-aged peers in other divisions.

The coach pitch division is basically advanced tee ball.  Players will have a chance to hit about 4 balls pitched from a coach, and will hit off of a tee if they miss those.  Runners are out if the defense makes the play, but all players still bat every inning.  There are no umpires and no score keeping.

Practices will begin on June 13.  From June 27 through the end of the season, there will be two games (~1hr) every week, on weekdays only.  Games will most likely be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, pending final registration numbers and field availability.  Coaches may schedule additional practices on weekends or the time before games, at their discretion.

 

9-under (“AA”, 7, 8 & 9 year olds) - This division is for most 8 and 9 year olds.  7 year olds who played spring Single A could play this division as well.  Exceptions might be made for 10 year olds who have never played baseball, though those kids may have more fun playing with their same-aged peers in other divisions.

8 and 9 year olds who were successful in the spring AA season and plan to move to AAA in 2023 could consider moving up to the 10u division for the summer season.

This division is closer to “real” baseball, with modified rules.  This is the first level of kid pitch.  When a pitcher throws 4 balls, the batter hits off of a tee instead of a walk.  There is no stealing or advancing on passed balls.  Innings end with 3 outs or 5 runs.  Scores and standings are not recorded.

Practices will begin on June 13.  From June 27 through the end of the season, there will be two games (1hr 45minutes) every week, on weekdays only.  Day of the week is pending registration numbers and field availability.

 

10-under (“AAA”, 8, 9 & 10 year olds) - This division is for most 9 and 10 year olds.  8 year olds who had a successful spring AA season and are planning to move up could play this level as well.  10 year olds who were successful in the spring AAA season and plan to move to majors in 2023 should consider moving up to the 12u division for the summer season.

This division has fewer modified rules than 9u/AA.  Players walk after ball four, and runners may advance up to third base on a passed ball or overthrow back to the pitcher.  There is a five run rule, and score is kept.

Practices will begin on June 13.  From June 27 through the end of the season, there will be two games (~2hrs) every week, on weekdays only.  Day of the week is pending registration numbers and field availability.

 

12-under (“Majors”, 10, 11 & 12 year olds) - This division is for all 11 and 12 year olds.  10 year olds who played majors during the spring season or 10 year olds who were successful in spring AAA should play this level as well.  We expect this division to be less competitive than the spring Majors season.  This division will play by Little League majors rules.

Practices will begin on June 13.  From June 27 through the end of the season, there will be two games (~2hrs) every week, on weekdays only.  Day of the week is pending registration numbers and field availability.

 

Fees

9u, 10u, 12u - $210

Tee Ball, Coach pitch - $150

 

Team Formation

Tee Ball, Coach Pitch and 9u/AA teams take into account a limited number of friend or coach requests during registration.  Kids are often grouped by school, where possible.

10u/AAA and 12u/Majors are formed by Division coordinators with the intent of forming balanced teams.  There are no friend or coach requests in 10u/12u.

 

All Star Candidates

A note for AAA and Majors players hoping to play All Stars:  If you sign up for summer ball and make an All Star team, your summer registration will be refunded.  Players cannot play both All Stars and summer ball since the practices and games conflict.