Wednesday, April 29, 2015

All-Stars FAQs

Q. What are All-Stars teams? A. All-Stars Teams give selected players in each age group a chance to play together and compete in Babe Ruth District (and higher) tournaments.
Q. Who pitches to the 7U and 8U groups? A:  For All-Stars, the 7U and 8U are machine pitch; however, there may be some tournaments where the coaches pitch.

Q:  What is the time commitment for an All-Star player?
A:  Time commitment varies by coach and weather.  In general between 3-5 activities a week is normal (games or practices).

Q:  What is the timing of All-Stars?
A:  Timing is usually all of June and early part of July.

Q:  What is the cost to participate?
A:  Total cost has yet to be determined, but will likely be around $100 per player.  The Board of Directors will be discussing this topic at their May BOD meeting.  

2015 All-Stars Tryout Information

The tryouts for Northside All-Stars teams are coming up!  Please read the following information carefully to determine the team(s) your player may be eligible to tryout for and the dates for sandlot practices and tryouts.

Please contact the coach of each team you are interested in being considered for.  Players may try out for multiple age groups or may "play up" to an older age group's team.

Northside is asking any player interested in All-Stars to complete this form by Friday, May 8th at noon.

       7U All-Stars Information      
Coaches: Kyle Kirkeide & Ken Dietrich -,

Tryouts will be Sunday, May 17th, 1:00-3:00 pm on Hollymead Lower Field.

8U All-Stars Information

Coach:- Steve Yow - 

Tryouts will be Sunday, May 17th, 3:00-5:00pm on Carson Raymond Field.
Sandlot practice:
Sunday, May 10th from 6:00-7:30 pm at Carson Raymond Field (**this is a change**)
9U All-Stars Information

Coach: Eric Lane -

Tryouts will be Sunday, May 17th, 1:00-3:00pm on Carson Raymond Field.

Sandlot practice on Sunday, May 10th from 2:00-3:00 pm on Carson Raymond Field. ***This is a change** 

10U All-Stars Information
Coach: Charlie Jones -
Tryouts will be Sunday, May 17th, 3:00-5:00pm on Hollymead Lower Field.
Sandlot practice: Thursday, May 14th 6:00-8:00 pm on Hollymead Lower Field.  Rain date for Sandlot Practice: Friday May 15th 6:00-8:00 pm on Sutherland Field.

12U All-Stars Information
Coach: Jimmie Mills -

Tryouts will be Friday, May 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm on Carson Raymond Field. 

Sandlot practice game at Hollymead Lower Field on Monday May 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Sunday, April 26, 2015

All-Stars Coaches and 12U All-Stars Tryout Info

Northside is excited to announce the coaches of the upcoming All-Stars Teams:

8U - Steve Yow
9U - Eric Lane
10U - Charlie Jones
12U - Jimmie Mills

This is a huge time commitment and we appreciate the effort it takes to lead the Northside All-Stars Teams!

Tryouts for the 8U, 9U and 10U teams are scheduled for Sunday, May 17th with details to be announced soon. 

12U All-Stars Tryout Information

All interested players can come to a sandlot practice game at Hollymead Lower Field on Monday May 4th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Tryouts for the 12U team will take place on Carson Raymond Field, Friday, May 8th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Any questions?  Contact Jimmie Mills, 12U All-Stars coach at  

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pitching Clinic for Minor and Major Players

Northside is happy to partner with Nolan Shaffer of The Baseball Company to offer a pitching clinic for any interested Minor and Major Division player. Nolan played for four years at Bridgewater College where he excelled as a starting pitcher from his freshman through senior year. After retiring from professional play in 2013, he started the Baseball Company to help young players develop solid fundamentals and an understanding of the game .
When: Sunday April 19th
             1:00-2:00 Beginners
             2:00-3:00 Advanced
Where: Sutherland Field (below Hollymead Lower)

Beginner sessions are for players who have had no game pitching experience and Advanced sessions are only for players who have pitched in a game. Players may not sign up for both sessions.

Participants must be registered on a minor or major team for the spring 2015 season and must register in advance to participate in this clinic.

We will not be able to accommodate walk on players the day of the clinic. A confirmation e-mail with details will be sent to all registered participants a few days prior to the clinic.
This clinic is offered free of charge and is a great way to get extra pitching instruction.  Space is limited so please register soon by completing this form.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Baseball Co Spring Break Camp

Looking to get some extra work in during Spring Break 2015? 

Join The Baseball Company for our annual Spring Break Baseball Camp for ages 7-12! 

This year's camp is April 6th-10th from 9am-12pm at McIntire Park.

In this camp, we will be using group and individual based instruction for all skill levels and abilities within certain age restrictions. No matter if it's your first year getting to know the game or you are a seasoned veteran, our camp has something to teach you. Dividing the groups into different skill levels, mainly by age, we will first start learning perfect fundamentals before moving on to more advanced techniques within the game. We will be covering everything from proper warm-uphitting techniquesfieldingpitching and catching.

Nolan Shaffer and various instructors from The Baseball Company will be hosting this camp. They are more than qualified to work with any player, regardless of skill level or position. We understand that building a solid foundation must be accomplished before adding more advanced techniques and thought processes to attain a high level of play. 
Each day a new schedule and new drills will emerge to keep the interest level peaked to encourage a positive learning environment. At each days end we will also play controlled games on the field for the players to show off the new skills they have learned in a real time game environment with real situational game play.

Please join us at McIntire Park, and let us help make this Spring season even more successful than the last.
  • Dates: April 6th- April 10th @ McIntire Park
  • Time: 9 am - 12 pm
  • Ages: 7-12
  • Cost: $300.00
Limited spots available! 

To secure a spot for this year's Spring Break Camp, you must fill out the registration form and drop it off at The Baseball Company  along with full payment by April 3rd. 

Questions? Please email me at