Friday, November 17, 2017

Coaches Needed for Spring 2018

Please let Alice Riccabona know if you want to head coach a recreational and/or tournament team for the spring of 2018.  The Board is expecting to vote on tournament team head coaches during our December 5th Board Meeting.  Rec coaches will be voted in during the February 2018 meeting.

New Bat Standard

Are you thinking of giving a bat for a gift this winter?  If yes, please be aware that Babe Ruth League has released a new standard for bats, so make sure the one you choose is compliant with the new standards.  More information on compliant bats can be found on Babe Ruth League’s website.

Exciting New Programs for 13-15 Year Olds!

The Northside Board is working hard to make the new 13-15 Division a great experience for all.  We’re currently finalizing the details of how the division will be divided to ensure that kids of all skill levels can be competitive and have fun at the same time.  Feel free to browse our current proposal (download here), and provide our 13-15 division Commissioner, Chris Guyton, with any comments or suggestions. 
In addition, we fully expect to field spring tournament teams at the 15u, 14u, and 13u age groups and have been actively searching for coaches to manage these groups.  The Board should have coaches in place by early December, and information about tryouts will shortly follow coach selection.  Keep Northside on your radar!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Support Northside Through Amazon, Board Meeting

Amazon Smile

The holiday shopping season has begun!  Are you an shopper?  If yes, did you know you can shop AND donate to Northside at the same time?  If you go to and select Northside as your charity, 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to help us make baseball even better in Charlottesville! 

11/14 Board Meeting

The next Board Meeting is tomorrow, Tuesday 14th at 7:30 PM in the Sutherland Middle School library.  We have a wide range of topics to discuss to wrap up the Fall Season and look ahead to the Spring one.  Meetings are open to the public and we welcome your feedback and participation.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Name - Same Great League, Survey & More

Different Name, Same Great League!

We've changed our name to Northside Baseball League

The new name is a better reflection of what we offer to our community.  With the addition of a 13-15 division, Northside now serves both kids under the Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth League designations.  We are excited to officially charter as a Babe Ruth League this upcoming spring, and will continue to provide a robust, fun, and development-focused league for any boy or girl who wants to play baseball in our area. Travel/tournament team opportunities will also be available.  

With this change, we've also changed our website to  Your old bookmarks/favorites will still work but will direct you to our new domain.  

We'd Love Your Feedback

Another successful fall league is in the books.  Thank you to all who coached and played this season.  Because we want to make sure we are providing the best possible experience for all, we're asking our community to provide feedback in the form of a very brief survey.  Please access the link below to let us know how we are doing.  Please complete our survey by Sunday, November 12th so that the Board is able to discuss the results at the next Board Meeting. 

Looking Ahead....

Although the fall season has just ended, the Northside Board is busy working on our Spring 2018 season.  Look for updates later in November.  We expect registration for spring to open on or before December 1st.