Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Spring 2018 Evaluation Information

Evaluations – All You Need to Know

Northside will hold the Cal Ripken Division evaluations on this Sunday, February 25th, from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  All players in the Rookie, Minor, and Major divisions will be evaluated with the goal of building competitively balanced teams in these divisions.  Players should come with a bat, glove, and water bottle and plan to show up at least 15 minutes early to warm up and line up.  With the uncertainty of the weather, it is possible that our evaluations could be inside or outside, so players are asked to bring both cleats and sneakers.  Evaluations are MANDATORY.  If you cannot make your appointed time, please contact the commissioner of your player’s division to discuss alternatives.  Commissioners’ emails are listed below.

*Due to the structure of the Jr Rookie Division, the Board has decided that evaluations are not necessary for this very young age group.  Also, we do NOT hold evaluations for our T-Ball division.    

Evaluations for the 13-15 division will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30pm at Burley Middle School.  More information about times will be communicated next week.

Please read below for your player’s time.
Start End Division Group
3:00 PM 3:45 PM Rookie Last Names A – K
3:45 PM 4:30 PM Rookie Last Names L – Z
4:30 PM 5:15 PM Minor Last Names A – J
5:15 PM 6:00 PM Minor Last Names K – Z
6:00 PM 6:45 PM Major Last Names A – K
6:45 PM 7:30 PM Major Last Names L – Z

Commissioners Contact Information
Division Commissioner Email Address
T-Ball Katherine Kuper
Jr Rookie & Rookie Steve Yow
Minor Vince Riccabona
Major Robbie Armstrong
13-15 Chris Guyton

Please email us if you have any other questions, and thank you for choosing to PLAY NORTHSIDE!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Tournament Team Information and Tryouts

Interested in tournament teams for the spring?  For more information, please contact the coach of the team you are interested in. 
8u (Coach Darian Cochran)
* Tryouts will be held during recreational league evaluations on February 25th.
9u (Coach Mike Pariseau)**Update 2/21/18**
Please contact Coach Mike Pariseau to indicate your child's interest in the team.  The coaching staff will evaluate those interested during the Rec evaluations on February 25th.
10u (Coach Steve Yow)**Update 2/21/18**
*  Tryouts will be held on Wednesday, February 21 st from 5:30-7:00 pm on Carson Raymond Field
*  If you cannot attend the tryout on 2/21, tryouts will also be held on the Inclement weather date: Saturday, February 24th at 1:00 pm on Carson Raymond Field
11u (Coach Chris Guyton)**Update 2/14/18**
* Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 1:00- 2:30 pm on Carson Raymond Field
12u (Coach Eric Lane)**Update 2/8/18**
*The Tryout for the 12u team originally scheduled for this weekend (2/11/18) has been cancelled.  Players who are wanting to try out should plan to attend the alternative date of Sunday, February 18th from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Carson Raymond Field. 

13u (Coach Clinton Hensley)
* Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm on Sutherland Field

14u (Coach Jimmie Mills)*New 2/8/18*
* Tryouts will be held on Saturday, February 17th from 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm  at TEAMS training center.
15u (Coach Jeff Mullins)
* Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 3rd from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Sutherland Field

Reminder about Player Evaluations

Mandatory player evaluations for Jr. Rookie, Rookie, Minor and Majors will be held on Sunday, February 25th.  We have to wait to see what the weather conditions will be before we can set the time and exact location.  If the weather is cooperative, we’ll hold evaluations outside starting earlier in the day on Carson Raymond Field.  If the weather is unfavorable, we’ll move inside to Sutherland Gym later in the day.   More information will be available the week prior to Evaluation Day.
For our 13-15 age group we will hold evaluations outside at Burley Middle School on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30 PM.
Evaluations are mandatory for all registered players.  


Announcing Our Raffle Winners!

Congratulations to Isaiah Herndon who won our $50 gift card to DICK’S Sporting Goods.  Also congratulations to Jeremy Weisman for winning a Northside T-Shirt.
Thanks to all who have registered so far.  We have a few spaces left in our T-Ball, Jr Rookie, Rookie, and 13-15 divisions. The Majors and Minors currently are wait-list only status.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on the field soon. 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

March 3rd is Dick's Sporting Goods Northside Appreciation Day!

On Saturday, March 3rd from 11:00am - 4:00pm the Charlottesville, 5th Street Station, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for their upcoming baseball season.  Any Northside Baseball League participant can bring in the Dick's Sporting Goods Appreciation Day Flyer to receive 20% off their purchase (some exclusions apply) on this date.  This is a great opportunity to not only get your new USA bat and other baseball gear but to take care of any other purchasing needs you may have.  While you're there, make sure to stop by the Northside Baseball League table to register to win bonus certificates from Dick’s Sporting Goods and other prizes!  We hope to see you there!
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event on March 3rd, you can bring in the Northside Baseball League 2018 Dick's Sporting Goods Baseball Team Sports Coupon Sheet, which is good for discounts off your baseball purchases (as listed on the coupon) all season long.  You will not be able to use the baseball coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on March 3rd.
A baseball glove is one gift you can give a 6 year old, a 16 year old, and a 60 year old and make them all equally excited.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Register, Officiate, Volunteer!

Register Now!

Our on-time registration deadline is rapidly approaching!  Divisions may reach capacity so register today!.  All community members who have signed up and paid by February 1st will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Card at DICK’S Sporting Goods.  Register by February 1st to secure your spot, and you’ll have fun when you PLAY NORTHSIDE!   For more information, visit our website or download our information flyer.

Calling All Officials!
Northside Baseball League needs umpires.  Flexible schedule.  Games played evening Monday to Friday, and all day Saturday.  Applicants must be dependable and reliable, and must be able to represent the league in a positive manner.  No umpiring experience needed;  however, a good, solid knowledge of the game of baseball is required. The league will be holding an umpire clinic to train and certify new umpires.  High School Baseball Players encouraged to apply. 

Organizational Meeting Tuesday February 27th.   For more information, please contact Umpire in Chief, Matt Schorr at

Help Needed
Do you want to help the Board but don’t have the time to be a full-time member?  There are plenty of opportunities to make a difference in an official capacity.  If you are interested in taking on a more active role, please email our volunteer coordinator.  We need help on our Concessions Committee as well as assistance with Fundraising and Day of Champions.  Meet new friends who share your love of the game.  Put a smile on a child’s face.  We will provide training and guidance to all who apply.  Please, help us continue to provide a great experience for all our kids by becoming more involved. 

Little League baseball is a very good thing because it keeps the parents off the streets.
- Yogi Berra

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Information about Coach Sammy Beale's Funeral and Memorial

Please, if you can, donate to the "Go Fund Me Page" we have set up to assist Sammy's family with medical and burial expenses. They have raised only about 15% of their goal and need more help. If you can contribute, please go to: 
Below are the details regarding Sammy's Funeral arrangements:
Family Night Visitation
Thursday January 4, 2018
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Teague Funeral Home
2260 Ivy Road Charlottesville, VA 22903
Funeral Service
Friday January 5, 2018
11:00 am
First Baptist Church
735 Park Street Charlottesville, VA 22902
followed by
Monticello Memory Gardens
670 Thomas Jefferson Parkway
Charlottesville, VA 22902
followed by
Celebration of Sammy's Life
2:30 pm
Elk's Lodge #389
389 Elk Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911