Registration Frequently Asked Questions
Co-Ed Spring Baseball League Divisions
T-ball - boys and girls age 4, 5, and 6
Rookies - boys and girls age 6 and 7 - coach pitch
Internationals - boys and girls age 7, 8 and 9 - players are the pitcher and catcher.
Minors - boys and girls age 9, 10, an 11 - pitching is now at 46ft.
Majors - boys and girls age 10, 11 and 12
Juniors - boys and girls age 13 and 14
Softball Spring League Divisions - Girls only
Rookies - ages 6 to 8 - coach pitch
Minors - ages 8 to 10 - players are the pitcher and catcher, pitching is from 35ft.
Majors - ages 10 to 12 - pitching from 40ft.
Juniors - ages 12 to 14 - pitching from 43ft.
"My child's age falls between two levels. 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 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? If your child does not meet the age requirements, they cannot play at that level. NVCLL eliminated all subjectivity in placing kids in levels and uses the Little League age (age as of 4/30) as a strict guideline. See Little League International age charts provided on the Home Page for your child's "League Age". 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.
When does registration for Spring season open? Registration opens in September.
When are evaluations? Evaluations are in the Fall each year.
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”
What about Majors evaluations? Players new to Majors MUST attend Majors evaluations the Fall before they would be playing Majors. If they do not attend, they cannot play Majors. Attending the Majors evaluations (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 attend evaluations, they only have to register.
Do we have to attend all days of evaluations? No, each child only needs to attend one session … any session that works for you.
What if we can’t make any of evaluation days? 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.
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.
NVCLL FALL BALL INFORMATION
What is it? Fall Ball is baseball played in the Fall where NVCLL teams 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? Fields around Rockland County in Valley Cottage, New City, Congers, Suffern, Stony Point, and Pearl River.
When exactly are the games scheduled for? The schedule will be made public prior to the season starting once we receive it.
Where / when are the team practices? The team practices will be scheduled by the team managers.
When is deadline for registering for Fall Ball? The deadline is set at July 12 so the division schedules can be created and practices can start before the season begins in September.
Whom do I contact for a specific questions I have? Please email our Fall Ball Director with any questions or for more information.