NKLL Fall Ball 2014 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 August 2014 07:45

NKLL Families,

We'd like to invite everyone to register for NKLL's Fall Baseball program this year.  It will run for 4 weeks, 2 days a week, from August 4th to August 28th.  For a player to be eligible for fall ball, they must have played in North Kitsap Little League during the 2014 regular season (baseball, softball, or T-ball), AND be planning to play during the 2015 Little League season.  


We will be dividing the players into different age/ability groups, meeting at the fields as described below.  The groups aren't hard and fast and we'll figure out what works best for each kid on a case-by-case basis.  The registration fee is $30.

Online registration should be up and running by 7/31/14.  An email will follow this one announcing the availability of online registration. You can also register in person on August 4th and August 5th at the Snider Park Clubhouse beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Forms will be available at the clubhouse.  Because we are late getting the word out and registration up and running for our program this year, it would be appreciated if you would please reply indicating your interest in the program.  We especially need word from any parents that are willing to volunteer.  This program has been successful and fun for the past few years and we would like to see the same happen this year.

Below is a description on how the program will be formatted:

Group 1:  A Field, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: For kids playing AAA/Majors Baseball (kid pitch leagues) next year, typically ages 9-12.  This level is geared especially for kids who are planning to move up from the machine-pitch to the kid-pitch levels in 2015.  Since this has been a large group in past year, this group will also use B Field as-needed.

Group 2:  C Field, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM: For kids who played A or AA Baseball (machine pitch) in 2014 and are planning to play A or AA ball again in 2015, typically ages 7-9.

Group 3:  D Field, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM:  For kids who played T-ball in 2014, or who don't want to jump right in with Group 2, typically ages 5-7.


Group 4:  NEW THIS YEAR!!  A Field, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM:  This group is for SOFTBALL girls who played AA, AAA or Majors Softball last year.  This level is geared especially for girls who are planning to move up from AA to AAA, or AAA to Majors.
 
Depending on interest level, we may open a baseball intermediate (50/70) level on Tuesdays/Thursdays as well, for boys 11-13 who are interested in trying that division.  Please let Matt McNamara know if you have an interest in leading that group!
 
For all groups, each session will be a combination of practicing age-specific drill(s), going over some specific baseball situations, and scrimmaging.  There won't be set teams like there are in the regular season; this gives everyone the flexibility to miss a day as needed for vacation, etc.  Our goal is give the kids an opportunity to have fun, develop their skills, and get a good head start going into next season.
 
To make this all work, volunteers are crucial and welcome! Anyone who is able to help us out this fall should contact Matt McNamara - the more volunteers we have, the more time we'll be able to spend with each player working on individual skills and improvement areas.  Also, if there are any questions about whether your child is eligible or whether the Fall Ball program is suitable for them, don't hesitate to contact Matt. 

Matt McNamara Contact Info:
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206-497-4443 (h)
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