Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spring 2016 Registration Information

Registration is completely online and it is very easy to do!

To register, go to Payment may be made by mail or in person if necessary; however, registration is not complete until we receive your payment (*details below).    See below to determine the right division for your child.  We strongly recommend that families register their children for their appropriate division based upon the birth date ranges that are specified.   Exceptions will be handled on a case-by-case basis.  Registration deadline is February 1st (if paying by mail, then must be postmarked by January 30th) for reduced fee.  We will accept registrations after February 1st if space is available, but the fee will be increased.  All cash or check payments are due by no later than January 30, 2016.  Any “pay in person” registration for which payment has not been received by January 30th  will be deleted from our online registration system. 
Divisions may reach capacity so register early!

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 5/1/09- 4/30/12)
Beginner or Advanced T-ball            Cost: $50 + 2 hours volunteer time.
                                                          $75 if paid after February 1st
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.
For 6-8 year olds (born between 5/1/07 - 4/30/09)
Junior Rookie or Rookie                
Please choose a Rookie division based upon criteria below.  If you are unsure, choose
Junior Rookie. Final placement may differ and will take place after player evaluations.
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.  **Mandatory player evaluation on February 28th.
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.  **Mandatory player evaluation on February 28th.
For 8-10 year olds (born between 5/1/05 - 4/30/07)
Minor: 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 while coaches encourage strategic thinking.  There is an option to also participate on a Tournament Team at an additional cost.
**Mandatory player evaluation on February 28th.
For 10 - 12 year olds (born between 5/1/03 - 4/30/05)
Major: Players 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. **Mandatory player evaluation on February 28th.
Cost for Junior Rookie, Rookie, Minor, and Major Divisions
By February 1st:  $80 + 2 hours volunteer time
After February 1st: $110 + 2 hours volunteer time

**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; however, we cannot guarantee that requests will be honored.
Evaluation day is set for Sunday, February 28th .
All Jr. Rookie, Rookie, Minor & Major players must attend.

Other Payment Options

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:
·         Wednesday, January 27th – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at
Hollymead Elementary School
·         Thursday, January 28th   6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  at
Hollymead Elementary School

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

Reminder:  Any “pay by mail” payments must be postmarked by January 30th.

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, 2016 and who will not be thirteen (13) years old before May 1, 2016, 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.

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.
For more details about fields, practices, and number of practices/games, visit the FAQ section of our website: