Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Spring 2017 Registration is now Open!

2017 Spring Registration Information
Registration is now completely online and it is very easy to do!
Divisions may reach capacity so register early!

To register, go to northsidecalripken.org.  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 require 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 31st) for reduced fee.  We will accept registrations after February 1st if space is available, but the fee for some divisions will be increased.  All cash or check payments are due by no later than January 31, 2017.  Any “pay in person” registration for which payment has not been received by January 31st will be deleted from our online registration system.  Players ages 8-15 also have an option to try out for a tournament/travel team at additional cost. 
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.

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 ncrlbaseball@gmail.com.
For 4 - 6 year olds (born between 5/1/11- 4/30/14)
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.
For 6 - 8 year olds (born between 5/1/08 - 4/30/11)
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. Players typically spend only one season in the Jr. Rookie League.  If you have played before in Jr. Rookie, choose Rookie.
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 25th.
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.  **Mandatory player evaluation on February 25th.
For 9 - 10 year olds (born between 5/1/06- 4/30/08)
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.   **Mandatory player evaluation on February 25th.
For 11 - 12 year olds (born between 5/1/04 - 4/30/06)
Major: Players work to improve skills, teamwork and strategy.  Rules become more advanced to resemble adult league rules.   **Mandatory player evaluation on February 25th.
Cost for Junior Rookie, Rookie, Minor, and Major Divisions
By February 1st:  $80 + 2 hours volunteer/concessions stand work time
After February 1st: $115 + 2 hours volunteer/concessions stand work time

For 13 - 15 year olds (born between 5/1/01 - 4/30/04)
Northside Cal Ripken League and Lane Babe Ruth League of Charlottesville are excited to announce our partnership to help provide a quality baseball experience for players in our area.  Signups will be handled through Northside’s portal, and will follow the process outlined on this document. 
Cost for Lane Babe Ruth League:  $130 + volunteer/concession stand work 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 Saturday, February 25th , weather permitting (Inclement Weather Date: 2/26/17)
All Jr. Rookie, Rookie, Minor, Major, & 13-15 division players must attend.
Other Payment Options
First, complete the online registration and select “pay in person” as your payment option, and then contact us at ncrlbaseball@gmail.com to arrange a pickup time with us. 

PAY BY MAIL: Checks should be made payable to: Northside Cal Ripken League (NCRL)
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 31st.

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, 2017 and who will not be sixteen (16) years old before May 1, 2017.  Northside Cal Ripken League’s boundaries include anyone who lives 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.  Lane Babe Ruth League’s boundaries include all elementary schools listed above and all Nelson County Elementary schools.  Students who attend the Charlottesville City Schools of Burnley-Moran, Clark, Greenbrier, Jackson-Via, Johnson & Venable are also included in Lane League’s boundaries.

The Northside and Lane League Board of Directors strive to keep registration fees as low as possible, making Northside & Lane Baseball the best deal in town.  Your registration fees help, but don’t fully cover the costs associated with running our leagues.   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 ncrlbaseball@gmail.com 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: