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.


Tonight's Minors Sandlot (Wednesday, August 24th) has been cancelled.  

 Board Email Contact Info (click name to send email):
* Alice Riccabona, President
* Eric Lane, Vice President * Shana Kirby, TreasurerAmanda Heron, Secretary *
    Any League Questions: Northside League Email  
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Mailing address - P.O Box 7531, Charlottesville, VA  22906

Registration Now Open for Fall 2016!

Fall Baseball is right around the corner!  Northside is offering baseball for players who will be 4 years old by May 1, 2017 to players who will not be older than 16 years old by May 1, 2017.  For complete details, see our registration flyer here.

Registration deadline is August 27, 2016 - divisions may reach capacity so register and pay early!  Click here to register online.

**For players interested in our new divisions for 13, 14 and 15 year olds, please register by August 1st to allow time for the county to provide extra space for the league.** 
Sandlots are back in August!
  • Kids are invited to come out and play ball! Times available for Rookies, Minors, and Majors
  • Game start times are 6:00 PM, unless noted otherwise (Majors).
  • If we have to cancel due to inclement weather, the rain line will be used, 434-980-1256.
 Click here for complete schedule
Fall Tournament Teams Tryout Information Now Available
**Click here for makeup tryout info for 13U, 14U and 15U**
Northside will be fielding tournament teams this fall in each of the age groups between 9U and 15U. Please send an email to each of the coaches and let them know if you're interested. Northside encourages players to tryout for multiple teams if experienced playing at higher level of competition (ex. 9 year old with previous minors experience should consider trying out for both the 9U and 10U teams). Click here for tryout information and coaches emails for each age group.
Do you need new Baseball Equipment?  Dick's Sporting Goods is Hosting a Fall Appreciation Day and has New Coupons!

Dick's Sporting Goods, a Northside Sponsor, is hosting a Fall Appreciation Day on Saturday, August 27th from 11 am - 4 pm at their Charlottesville Store.  Click here for complete information and a link to the coupons.  If you can't make it on the 27th, Dick's is offering coupons good until 11/30/16.

Day of Champions Festival and Line Drives for Lights Fundraiser - Success!

A big thank you to the mastermind behind this great event - Gene Murray. Northside also thanks the countless board members and volunteers who worked before, during, and after the event to ensure a great day for everyone!

Thank you to all players and families who participated in the "Line Drives for Lights" Fundraiser. We are happy to announce that we exceeded our goal!! Our players raised an amazing $16,638. Their efforts coupled with the previously announced $10,000 gift by a generous Northside Family has us over $25,000. This is an important milestone as we move into the next phase of fundraising for our Lights Project.

There were some extraordinary individual and team performances. Please click here to see a detailed list of the top fundraisers and raffle winners.  We will be sending out gift cards/certificates to the winners in the next couple of days. For players who selected prizes on Sunday, the RGA order will be placed this week and we will inform you when your order is ready for pick-up. 

Still 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
Carson Raymond Field Proposed Lights Project

Summer 2016 Update:
Northside has reached 1/3 of its fundraising goal!  We are now working towards  securing funding for Summer 2017 construction. This would put Northside on schedule for lights to be available for the Fall 2017 Season!

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:

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.