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 Registration Frequently Asked Questions

What are the ages for each level?

  • Tee Ball is for kids aged 4, 5, and 6 as of April 30, 2013
  • Rookies is for kids aged 6, 7, 8 as of April 30, 2013                                     
  • 6 year olds must have played Tee Ball last year
  • Internationals is for kids aged 7, 8, 9 as of April 30, 2013
  • Minors is for kids aged 9, 10, 11, 12 as of April 30, 2013
  • Majors is for kids aged 10, 11, 12 as of April 30, 2013
  • Juniors is for kids aged 13, 14 as of April 30, 2013

So my 9 year old can play either Internationals or Minors? Yes.  And a 7 and 8 year olds can play either Rookies or Internationals. 9 year olds can play either Internationals or Minors.  And 10, 11 or 12 year olds can play Minors or Majors.
My child misses the cut-off for the level they want to play because they are too young, who do we ask to get them registered for that level? NVCLL decided last year to eliminate all subjectivity in placing kids in levels and use the Little League age (age as of 4/30) as a strict guideline.  If your child does not meet the age requirements, they cannot play at that level.  For further detail, please contact the appropriate division head or a member of the executive board.  But please be advised, there are NO exceptions to this rule.
How do I know which level my kid should play? You should pick the level which is most appropriate for an honest assessment of your child’s skills.  If you cannot decide which level is best, ask your child’s manager from last year or contact the division heads of both divisions and they can offer you some guidance.
My child did not attend evaluations for Internationals last year, why do they have to this year? Evaluations are not required; they are voluntary, though recommended.  If a child does not attend evaluations they cannot be drafted onto a team and instead will be placed by the division head.
My child did not attend evaluations for Minors last year, why do they have to this year? See question #4 above, but substitute “Minors” for “Internationals”
When are Internationals evaluations? They are not scheduled yet, but are projected to be in December.
What about Majors try-outs? Players new to Majors must attend try-outs.  If they do not try out, they cannot play.  Attending try-outs (for 10 and 11 year olds) does not guarantee playing in Majors, instead the try-out will serve as a basis for who is drafted and in what order.  All 12 year olds that try out for Majors will make a Majors team.

  • 10 and 11 year olds that try out for Majors but are not drafted will be automatically entered in the Minors draft.
  • Returning Majors players do not have to try-out, they only have to register.

Do we have to attend all nights and days of evaluations/try-outs? No, each child only needs to attend one session … any session that works for you.
What if we can’t make any of the try-outs / evaluations?  If an Internationals or Minors child does not attend evaluations, they will be randomly placed on a team.  IF a Majors child does not attend try-out, they cannot play Majors, though they can still play Minors.
My child only wants to play with his friends … / My child must play for his manager from last year / My child needs to car pool with … Requests to play for certain managers and/or with other children are honored only in Tee Ball and Rookies.  In higher levels, these comments may be added, but there is no guarantee that they will be followed as these levels all use drafts to determine teams.



What is it?  Fall Ball simply is baseball in the fall where NVCLL teams to play against teams from other Little Leagues in our area.
What advantage is there to playing Fall Ball?  The added playing time, and practice time, will help players to build upon what they have learned during the spring season.   Furthermore, Fall Ball provides valuable experience playing against teams from outside of our league.
When does the season run?  Fall Ball games are in September and October.
When are games played?  Each team will normally play two games per week: one on a weeknight and one on the weekend.
Are the games indoors or outdoors?  All games are played outdoors.
Where are games played?  Division C (7 and 8) will play all their games at Zukor Park in New City.  All other divisions will play at Liberty, Zukor Park and other fields in Rockland County.
When exactly are the games scheduled for?  The game schedule has not been released yet … it will be made public once we receive it.
Where / when are the team practices?  The team practices will be scheduled by the team managers.
Who are the team managers?  Team managers have not been named yet, though several well qualified people have submitted their names for consideration.
When is deadline for registering for Fall Ball?  The deadline is set at July 12 so the division schedules can be created.
Whom do I contact for a specific questions I have?  Please email our Fall Ball Director with any questions or for more information.