We are very excited for the 2016 Spring season. There are many opportunities for new volunteers and we invite anyone interested in learning more about the league to attend our NSELL Volunteer Night at the Windsor Club (1601 Beacon Street). This open meeting will cover all coaching and other service opportunities and is a great opportunity to meet current board members, coaches and other volunteers.
Who should attend?
Anyone Interested in Coaching Any Level
Current Board Members & Volunteers
Anyone Interested in the Board or Helping on Special Projects
League Overview & 2016 Goals/Initiatives
Volunteer & Coaching Opportunities
Clinic Schedule for Coaches/Players
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED
Whether you are a returning coach/volunteer or someone interested in volunteering for the first time, we strongly encourage you to attend this important, informative meeting. Time commitments for activities vary from a one-time 15/30 minute event to much more. Please attend to learn how you can help us make the 2016 season the best it can be.
Registration Open - Get Your Free Tee Shirt
Registration for new and returning players (AND volunteers) is now open via the "Register Online" button to the left. Newton SouthEast Little League serves players who attend (or reside within the public school districts of) Memorial-Spaulding, Mason-Rice, Bowen, Angier, Countryside and Zervas.
NEW FOR 2016 - every participant (AND registered volunteer) will receive a NSELL tee shirt, so please indicate the participant's tee shirt size!
T-Ball (kindergarten and younger): T-Ball is an introduction to baseball for young players. Players must be in Kindergarten or entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2016 to be eligible to participate. Teams generally meet twice per week for instruction and play (Sunday afternoons and one weekday).
Farm Division (1st and 2nd grade): This is a noncompetitive program geared toward instruction and fun. Our intent is to have the two grades play with and against teams of the same grade. Coaches will pitch. Second graders may have an opportunity to try pitching on a limited basis.
AA and AAA divisions are for players in grades 3-6 who are not eligible to play in the Majors or who have not been drafted by a Majors team:
• AA Division: This division is a developmental league and coaches are expected to emphasize having fun while teaching players fundamental baseball skills. Players pitch, scores and standings are kept, bunting is allowed, and limited base stealing is permitted. Games should be competitive, but coaches should utilize game situations to teach correct situational play and decision-making. Players will play a variety of positions.
• AAA Division: This division is a more advanced league for players who have demonstrated a greater proficiency of baseball fundamentals. There is a continual emphasis on building and developing further baseball skills in a more competitive environment. Players pitch, scores and standings are kept, and base stealing (to third base) and bunts are permitted. (Little League age 12 players may play in the minors by waiver only.)
Players will be assigned to a Minors division by the league commissioners based upon previous coach evaluations and player tryouts. Players who wish to play in the AAA Division must attend the tryout. The purpose of having these two divisions is so players are placed at the appropriate level based upon their skills and experience to ensure skill development and enjoyment of the game.
Major League Division (4th through 7th grade): The Major League is our most competitive league and requires a significant time commitment. Per Little League rules, only players Little League Age 10-12 are permitted to play in the Majors division. If your child would like to try out for the Majors then he/she should register for that division. Players drafted by a Majors team must play in the Majors; players not selected in the draft will be assigned to a Minors (AAA or AA) team by the commissioners. To verify your player's age eligibility go to the Little League Age Calculator.
Tryouts for Majors and AAA will be in late February/early March. Once the exact dates and times are finalized, we will post them on the website and communicate them in a future newsletter. Returning Majors players will play on the same teams they played on in Spring 2015.
For Farm, Minors, and Majors teams, games are typically played two to three times per week, Sunday through Saturday. Makeup games may occur on any day. Practices are held at the coaches' discretion.
The registration fee for T-Ball and Farm League players is $130. For AA, AAA and Major League players the fee is $155. If you have more than one child in NSELL, you will receive a $30 fee reduction for each additional player.
Volunteers are needed for coaching and other projects. If you would like to assist NSELL as a coach or in some other capacity, the registration process is similar to that for players - AT NO COST!
The online registration deadline for the Farm, Minors, and Majors Divisions is February 14, 2016. Beginning February 15, 2016, a late registration fee of $30 will apply. The online registration deadline for T-Ball is March 31, 2016. There is no deadline or late fee for volunteers!
Player registrations received after March 1 will be put on a waiting list and players will be assigned to teams on a space available only basis. If your child is not assigned to a team, your registration fee will be fully refunded. Refunds may be requested before March 1, 2016, minus a $20 administrative fee. No refunds will be made after that date. If you have any questions or comments, please use the online feedback form to send them to the league.