Monday, August 31, 2015

Important Message from Northside's President

Dear Northside Family & Friends,
As I reflect on my first year in the role of President, I look around at all our success and feel proud of the job we have done.  Our success is fully dependent upon the dedicated volunteers that serve our local families, and now is the time that we set the tone for the year to come. 
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.  Our continued success is dependent on energetic people that care about Northside who are willing to help further our mission and keep Northside on the forefront of leagues where local children 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

If you would like to know more about what we do as a board to aid in your decision to help us, please come to our meeting this Tuesday night, September 1st. 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.

Three years ago, I heard former President Chris Clarke’s plea for help and decided to learn more about helping the organization.  Over the past few seasons I’ve really enjoyed meeting an amazing and unique group of people who put your children first, and give of themselves to see the smiles and hear the cheers from the sidelines.  At first, I was unsure of how I could help – we all started out that way.  You really don't need any experience as we all started out with none. 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.


Alice Riccabona
NCRL President

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Dick's Sporting Goods Fall Northside Appreciation Day!

On Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 from 10:00am - 2:00pm the Charlottesville, Dick’s Sporting Goods store location will be hosting its 1st Annual Fall Baseball Appreciation Discount Day to assist families and players with preparing for the upcoming fall baseball season!

Any Northside Cal Ripken participant can bring in the appreciation day flyer (click here and then print) to receive 20% off your entire purchase (some exclusions apply) on Saturday, August 22nd.  This is a great opportunity to not only get 20% off all of your necessary baseball equipment but it’s a great opportunity to get 20% off those backpacks or sneakers you need to finish up your back to school shopping! You can also stop by the Northside Cal Ripken table to register to win gift certificates to Dick’s Sporting Goods.
If you are unable to make it to the appreciation day event please remember that you can click this link - Northside Cal Ripken 2015 Baseball DSG Coupon - to print out your Team Packet baseball 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 team packet coupon in addition to the appreciation day coupon on the appreciation day. 

If you are unable to make it between 10:00-2:00, Dick’s Sporting Goods will still honor the discount all day long. 

We hope to see you there!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Speed and Agility Preview by ACAC

Speed and Agility Preview Sessions 
Offered to Northside Players

EDGE Studio invites athletes to participate in ADAPT's Speed and Agility Training Program. The ADAPT program is designed by Division One Strength and Conditioning Coach and former head strength coach of NBA's Memphis Grizzlies, Mike Curtis, and emphasizes learning fundamental movement skills in an encouraging environment. The integrated systems approach lays the foundation for better movement, efficiency, resiliency, durability, strength and power! 

Free Preview Sessions for Northside on Saturday, August 29th at Carson Raymond Field:
Rookies = 9-9:50am 
Minors = 10-10:50am
Majors = 11-11:50am

To register your athlete for the ADAPT sessions, please email Coach Peter, Director of Sports Performance, at Space is limited and sessions are expected to fill quickly, so register soon.