Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Northside's Mission:

Developing a strong community by teaching baseball fundamentals and life skills; helping kids improve as players, work as a team, and grow as individuals.

Mailing address - P.O Box 7531, Charlottesville, VA  22906

Spring 2017 Registration Information
Late Registration is open on a Space Available Basis.  See below for online registration info.
  Northside has baseball opportunities for 4-15 year olds.
Click here for the Spring 2017 Registration Information Form
Click here to go directly to the Online Registration Site 

Important Dates for Spring 2017

February 1st: Registration Deadline (after 2/1 registration will continue on a space available basis)
February 26th: Mandatory Evaluation Day- For detailed schedule Click Here

March 4th:  Northside Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
March 5th: Players notified of teams
March 6th: Practices begin (for all divisions except Tball)
March 25th: Opening Day & Tball Begins
April 22nd: Picture Day
June 4th: Day of Champions & Skills Challenge (Season Ends)
Interested in Spring Tournament Teams?
Northside will be offering Tournament Teams for Ages 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U and 15U

Northside Appreciation Day at Dick's Sporting Goods
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 11:00am - 4:00pm 

Dick’s Sporting Goods Rio Hill Shopping Center store location will be hosting its annual appreciation discount day to assist families and players with preparing for the upcoming baseball season.
For complete information and links for the coupons,  click here.
Support Northside by Shopping on Amazon!

Are you an Amazon.com shopper? If yes, did you know you can shop AND donate to Northside at the same time? If you go to smile.amazon.com and select Northside as your charity, 0.5% of the proceeds will be donated to help us make baseball even better in Charlottesville!

Carson Raymond Field Proposed Lights Project

2016 End of Year Update:
As we end 2016, the NCRL Board wanted to provide an update on our fundraising efforts to light Carson Raymond Field.   Buoyed by the efforts of our players and families during last Spring’s “Line Drives for Lights”, we have secured a total of $45,000 towards the project.   This is half of what is needed to complete the project.

In addition to our fundraising efforts, we applied for a grant through MLB’s Baseball Tomorrow Fund.  The Baseball Tomorrow Fund is a joint effort between MLB and the Major League Players Association.  The fund awards grants to organizations involved in the operation of youth baseball and softball programs and facilities.

Earlier this month, we were notified that NCRL was one of the finalists for this grant cycle.  If approved, the Baseball Tomorrow Fund grant will cover the remaining funds required to complete the project.   We expect a decision on our grant in late January.

We would have not been able to get this far in the process without the support of the NCRL community.  Thank you!

Interested in supporting Northside's fundraising for lights? No problem, just head to our Crowdrise page. https://www.crowdrise.com/line-drives-for-lights-northside-cal-ripken-league---player-fundraiser1
For more detailed information on the Lighting and Field Improvement Campaign, check out the Carson Raymond Lights Project Page.

 Northside thanks our sponsors for making affordable baseball available through our league!  We encourage our families to patronize these businesses.  For a complete list of sponsors, click hereFor more information on becoming a sponsor, click here.

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Volunteer for Northside 
Northside is a volunteer run league - we could not be successful without the help of Northside Families and Community Members!  Each Northside Family is asked to meet a minimum volunteer requirement of 2 hours.  

Northside offers many opportunities to volunteer such as:
  • Working in the concession stand 
  • Coaching/Asst Coaching
  • Assisting with Opening Day and Day of Champions Festival
  • Team Parent
  • Field Maintenance
  • Base Coach, Scorekeeper, Dugout Parent
  • Board Member

Division Commissioners:
Rookie Division - Chris Guyton
Minor Division - Vince Riccabona
Major Division - Robbie Armstrong
13-15 Division - Tim Alther

If you are in the need of scholarship or baseball equipment for your child please contact The Carson Raymond Foundation**www.carsonraymondfoundation.com**

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, 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.