Tuesday, September 9, 2014

An Important Message from Our President

Board Meeting Tonight - Time for Elections
An Important Message from Our President

President:  Chris Clarke

Please consider joining the Northside Board of Directors.  We need your help to continue our mission:

"Developing a strong community by teaching baseball fundamentals and life skills; helping kids improve as players, work as a team, and grow as individuals."

Dear Northside Families and Friends,

As the end date nears for my role as NCRL President, I am asking for your help.

The time of the year for electing a new Board of Directors is upon us. All positions on the Board are open for nomination and need to be filled. Every year we lose key people as their children age out of our league. We are in need of energetic people that care about Northside who are willing to help keep the momentum rolling and keep Northside #1 on the list of leagues where kids want to play baseball.

A strong Board is the key to having a strong league. We need more people willing to give a little time and effort to keep the league moving in the right direction. If you or someone you know would be interested in joining us, please let us know as soon as possible by sending an email to ncrlbaseball@gmail.com.

If you would like to know more about what we do as a board to help your decision to help us, please come to our meeting this Monday night, Sept 8th. It will be held at Sutherland Middle School Library at 8:00 PM.  Meeting minutes from the past year are always available for your review on our website on the BOD Minutes page.

My son aged out of Northside in 2004 and I have stayed and really enjoyed helping the league. It is a very rewarding job to see all the smiles on the kids faces on opening day and throughout the season. You really don't need any experience as we all started out with zero. Luckily we have had great people willing to teach others through the years and help build this league into what it is today.

Please help us continue to grow and provide a great environment for these children to play ball, we really need your help.


Chris Clarke
NCRL President

Monday, September 8, 2014

Parking Policies & 9Us are back in action!

Parking at Hollymead Fields
We have been notified by the county of an issue that needs to be addressed immediately.

Please do not drive down the track to park at the “bottom” by Sutherland field from now on.  A school official has notified the county and they have asked us not to drive on the track or park there anymore, so please honor their wishes effective immediately. 

As you know, we've made numerous field improvements over the years; we have more work to do, and these projects demand the support of both Sutherland Middle and Hollymead Elementary schools.  In is in our best interest as a league to be conscientious neighbors, and to take every precaution necessary to insure our solid relationship with the schools and the county.

Thank you for your cooperation and for helping to maintain our partnership with Albemarle County schools. 


9U Tournament Team News
Northside 9U Tournament Team finished runner-up on 9/7 in USSSA Richmond Travel Baseball League tournament! Camryn Gentry and David King lead the team in pitching and every player on Northside’s team either had a hit or reached base safely. Northside also made several outstanding defensive plays including throwing out would-be base-stealers by Bailey Bush! Northside’s biggest hit came from Dominick Cafferillo with his triple to tie the score in the 4th inning of the game Northside won that advanced them to the championship game!

The team will The team will be back in action this Sunday in Henrico!  Their first match-up is with the Mid-Atlantic Magic Diamond Thieves at 1PM at Tuckahoe fields.