Thursday, January 15, 2015

Spring 2015 Sponsor Information

Sponsors are Needed!

  • Level I ($300) includes company name across the back of the team shirt and a commemorative plaque OR your company name and logo on a 4’x 6’ or 3’x 8’ durable outdoor banner and a commemorative plaque. Printing includes: full unlimited color company logo with up to 10 words.
  • Level II ($500) includes your company name and logo on a 4’x 6’ or 3’x 8’ durable outdoor banner. Printing includes: full unlimited color company logo with up to 10 words. Additionally, we will put your company name across the back of the team shirt and you will receive a commemorative plaque.
  • Level III (Any $) Player(s) Sponsor - Donation amount to be used to reduce or eliminate player(s) league entry fees. 
  • Note- electronic artwork needs to be provided to the league if having banner made.
If interested, please complete our Sponsor form found here.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Local Area Winter Baseball Opportunities

Off-Season Basics Clinic

New this winter The Baseball Company is proud to host the Off-Season Basics Clinic.  This off-season, starting January 9th, they will be offering weekly clinics every Friday from 7pm – 8pm.  These clinics will have a different focus each week (hitting - fielding - throwing) and will run through March 7th. 

The cost of the clinics will be $10 per session.  To register please include the dates in which you will be attending.  If you are going to sign up session by session YOU MUST REGISTER 1 WEEK IN ADVANCE, so they may staff properly.

Please visit The Baseball Company’s website for more information. 

The Dugout is Offering Weekly Events through March

The Dugout, an indoor training facility in Ruckersville is offering training for baseball and softball players.  Including:

Indoor Fielding, Hitting and Throwing Games with instruction
Hitting/Pitching Bashes
Beginners Softball Pitching Clinics

For more information, see the Dugout Information Sheet, or check out their website at

Free Hitting Clinics from H3 Baseball and T.E.A.M.S.

As part of its mission, H3 Baseball, in conjunction with T.E.A.M.S Training Center, is providing free, pre-season hitting clinics for area youth on the following dates and times:

31 January 5:00 - 6:30

14 February 5:00 - 6:30
7 March 5:00 - 6:30

All sessions will be held at T.E.A.M.S. Training Center (442 Westfield Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901).  No advanced registration is required and all sessions are free.  Training is open for both boys and girls between 8 and 12 years old.

H3 Baseball is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Charlottesville dedicated to helping improve the lives of boys and girls through the game of baseball.

For further information, please contact J.T. Enoch ( with questions.
Pitching Boot Camp with Billy Wagner.

There will be four Saturday sessions this winter, beginning January 24th and running through February 14th, 2015. The camps are for 8th through 12th grade pitchers wanting hands-on training from 7-Time MLB All-Star Billy Wagner.

The camps are held at the Miller School of Albemarle in Charlottesville, and there are ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE PER SESSION!

Be sure to register as soon as possible, and please pass on this information to anyone you think might be interested: 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Spring 2015 Registration Information

Registration is now completely online and it’s very easy to do!

Registration for Spring 2015 is open.  You can sign your player(s) up online for the appropriate division and enter your payment:  Online Registration System.    Payment may be made by mail or in person if necessary; however, registration is not complete until we receive your payment (*details below).  

Divisions may reach capacity so register early! See below to determine the right division for your child.  Registration deadline is February 1st (if paying by mail, then must be postmarked by January 31st).  Any registration received after February 1, 2015 is subject to a $10 late fee. All payments are due by no later than February 28, 2015.  Any registration for which payment has not been received by February 28th will be deleted.

If you have questions about registering for a division outside the recommended age groups listed below, or if you have scholarship or equipment needs, please e-mail the league at

For 4 - 6 year olds (born between 5/1/08- 4/30/11) 
Beginner or Advanced T-ball   
Cost: $40 + 2 hours volunteer time. 
Beginner T-Ball:  For children who need very basic instruction, how to swing a bat, where to run after hitting the ball, and how to field and throw.
Advanced T-Ball:  We recommend this division if your child is in this age group and has played T-Ball before and has an understanding of basic skills.
*In an effort to keep the T-ball teams to a manageable size, we are offering a free T-ball registration for any child if his or her parent agrees to coach a team (1 free T-ball player per family). Please note your T-ball player’s name on your coaching application. This is on a first come, first served basis. Those not initially selected will be placed on a waiting list until all teams are formed.

For 6-8 year olds (born between 5/1/06 - 4/30/08)   
Junior Rookie or Rookie       
Cost: $65 + 2 hours volunteer time
**Mandatory Player Evaluation on February 28, 2015**
Junior Rookie: This division is intended to focus on baseball fundamentals for children in this age group who are new to the game.  Junior Rookie uses a pitching machine just like the Rookie League, but the pitch speed is slower. 
Rookie: For children in this age group who are familiar with the fundamentals and are ready to be challenged to practice and improve their skills and strategy. There is an option to also participate on a Tournament team at an additional cost. 

For 8-10 year olds (born between 5/1/04 - 4/30/06)  
Minor League Cost: $80 + 2 hours volunteer time
**Mandatory Player Evaluation on February 28, 2015**
Minor: In the Minors, players begin to play under more ‘advanced’ rules. Kids pitch in the Minors.  Stealing is allowed, but only after the pitch has crossed the plate.  Skills continue to be developed whilecoaches encourage strategic thinking.  There is an option to also participate on a Tournament Team at an additional cost.

For 10 - 12 year olds (born between 5/1/02 - 4/30/04)  
Major League    Cost: $80 + 2 hours volunteer time.
**Mandatory Player Evaluation on February 28, 2015**
Major: Players in the major league work to improve skills, teamwork and strategy.  Rules become more advanced to resemble adult league rules.  There is an option to also participate on a Tournament Team at an additional cost.

**Players are evaluated for even distribution across teams.  You may request to be with a coach, team, or friend and we will try to honor that request.  Evaluation day is set for Saturday, February 28th with March 1st serving as our rain date.  All Jr. Rookie, Rookie, Minor & Major players must attend**

Payment Options
PAY ONLINE:  EZReg allows you to make an online payment when you register.

PAY   IN   PERSON: First, complete the online registration and select “pay in person” as your payment option, and then join us at one of our “in-person” payment sessions:
Monday, January 26th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Charlottesville Catholic School only.
Tuesday, January 27th - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at  Agnor-Hurt, Woodbrook, Greer, Baker-Butler, & Broadus Wood Elementary schools
Wednesday, January 28th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Covenant School, Hollymead & Stony Point Elementary Schools
Thursday, January 29th –  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  at Hollymead Elementary School ONLY

PAY   BY MAIL: First, complete the online registration and select “pay in person” as your payment option, then mail payment along with online registrant name, player name, division, phone number and email address to:       NCRL Baseball, P.O. Box 7531, Charlottesville, VA, 22906.  Checks should be made payable to: Northside Cal Ripken League (NCRL)

Registration fee may be reduced or waived based upon special circumstances.

Northside Cal Ripken League accepts registration from boys and girls who will be four (4) years old before May 1, 2015 and who will not be thirteen (13) years old before May 1, 2015, and who live within the following elementary school districts: Agnor Hurt, Cale, Hollymead, Stone-Robinson, Baker-Butler, City of Charlottesville, Red Hill (east of Rt.29), Stony Point, Broadus Wood, Greer, Scottsville, Woodbrook.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED! The Northside Board of Directors strives to keep registration fees as low as possible, making Northside Baseball the best deal in town.  Your registration fees help, but don’t fully cover the costs associated with running our league.   Volunteer efforts, sponsors, and fundraising events help defray registration costs and we rely on the dedication of many volunteers to make our league affordable and fun.  Prospective coaches are asked to fill out and submit a Coach Application which is located on our website.  Applications may be mailed to PO Box address listed above or emailed to us.  Other volunteer opportunities will be available during the season and the process for signing up will be communicated at a later date.  

Please contact us at 
if you have any questions or need more information.