Player evaluations for all divisions (EXCEPT Tball) are Sunday 2/25/2024 at the following times:
Last names beginning with A-L 1:00 pm
Last names beginning with M-Z 1:30 pm
Last names beginning with A-L 2:15 pm
Last names beginning with M-Z 2:45 pm
Last names beginning with A-L 3:30 pm
Last names beginning with M-Z 4:00 pm
Balanced, competitive teams will be formed shortly after and families will be notified of team placement via Sportsengine. If you have not already, please download the Sportsengine app onto your phone. Practices should start the week of March 4th.
Read more about our spring season in our Frequently Asked Questions section and/or in the paragraphs below.
2/25/2024 - Evaluations for Rookie, Minor, Major players
3/1-3/3/2024 - DICK’s Sporting Goods Appreciation Weekend
3/2/2024 - Northside Family Day at Fuzzy’s Tacos
3/4-3/8/2024 - First week of practice for all levels
3/9/2024 - Field prep day
3/15-3/16/2024 - Opening weekend for all levels (first games)
3/30/2024 - NO GAMES (start of ACPS Spring Break)
4/6/2024 - NO GAMES (end of ACPS Spring Break)
6/8/2024 - End of Spring 2024 season
DICK’s Sporting Goods and Northside Baseball are Community Partners, with DICK’s being one of our biggest financial sponsors this season. While they are a national chain, they support youth recreational sports organizations in our community. On the weekend of 3/1-3/3 they are offering Northside families 20% off your entire purchase at their store at 5th Street Station (120 Wegmans Way, Suite 200)! Here’s the link to the coupon:
Feel free to print and share as many of these coupons as you’d like (does not have to be a Northside family). They can be used on ANY PURCHASE in the store and each coupon that is redeemed greatly helps Northside in future sponsorship. This weekend is the perfect opportunity to gear up for Spring baseball (pants, belts, socks, batting gloves, helmets, gloves, bats, cleats, bags, gum, seeds).
In addition, on 3/2/2024, Fuzzy’s Tacos is holding a Northside Family Day. One of our coaches is the owner and he has generously offered to donate a portion of the sales to Northside families back to the league. Look for a bucket at the register and drop your receipt in the bucket. Fuzzy’s is located in the same shopping center as DICK’s so you can shop til you drop and then fill up on tacos, all in support of Northside!
We are fortunate to have the support of many local businesses. Their contributions allow us to keep fees reasonable, provide scholarships, serve more of the community, and purchase much needed equipment. Please visit these businesses to show your appreciation for supporting Northside!
Is your business or a business you know of interested in becoming a 2024 Northside sponsor – email firstname.lastname@example.org to get information on our Tiered Sponsorship Levels for 2024.
Northside is a volunteer-run league - we would not be successful without the help of families and community members! Each Northside Family is required to meet a minimum volunteer commitment of 2 hours.
Northside offers many opportunities to volunteer:
Are you interested in becoming more involved at Northside? If so, attend a board meeting to learn more! The board meets throughout the year, the second Tuesday of every month at 7:30, location TBD, but usually at Timberwood Grill. We welcome help in any capacity!
All other volunteer questions can be directed to our VP, Jenn Sims: email@example.com
Northside uses SportsEngine for all communications. After you register your player, please download this application!
For instructions on how to download it, click here: https://help.sportsengine.com/en/articles/227-how-to-download-the-sportsengine-mobile-app
Use the messages and chat features to communicate with your coach and teammates. View your teams upcoming practice and game schedules. Hear about cancellations or other important updates.
Importantly, with as much advanced notice as possible, please use the RSVP feature on your app to let the coach your player will be attending or missing a practice or game. This is helpful because coaches must plan ahead for games where they are short the required # of players and at the upper divisions they need to set their lineups ahead of time. To access this feature on your app, click on schedule, click on the specific game date, click on the RSVP tab, and select yes, no, or maybe in regards to your player's attendance.
Also, if you would like for more than one parent to have access to your player's team schedule on the app, please try the following: Have the person who registered the player log on to Sportsengine, then in the top right hand corner go to settings and click on manage your household profile. Add a second (or third) adult as a 'guardian' for your player and once they accept the invitation, they will also have access!
About half-way through the season there will be information about All-Star Tryouts for each respective age group. Players who make an All-Star team will have an additional practice a week to get ready for the Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken District 5 Tournaments. For planning purposes, these tournaments take place typically during the last two weekends in June and potentially into the beginning of July if a Northside team wins. Follow timelines for future tournaments here: https://vbrdistrict5.com/
We wanted to share the information shared by Crozet Peachtree Baseball/Softball regarding the The Marr Scholars Fund:
"Since 2000 the Marr Scholars Fund has provided four years of college assistance to support 22 graduating seniors who played Babe Ruth baseball in Charlottesville. The fund provides $2500 an academic year for a four-year total of $10,000.
The Marr Scholars Fund honors the lives of two brothers – John D. and Richard T. Marr – who dedicated their lives and careers to the crucial contribution that a well-rounded education and healthy athletic competition provides to a rich life. John D. “Jack” was the president of the Lane Babe Ruth League in Charlottesville at the time of his death.
Previous Marr Scholars from Charlottesville have attended the University of Virginia, Christopher Newport, Virginia Commonwealth, University of Richmond, Virginia Tech, James Madison, Savannah College of Arts & Design, Hampden Sydney, Duke, Elon, Oberlin, and Haverford.
The criteria for selection of a Marr Scholar are academic achievement, character and citizenship, financial need, and plans to matriculate in a four-year college or university in the fall of 2023.
Applications are due online on June 12, 2023. To enter the competition, please complete this application.
Required material includes a one-page essay, high school resume, letter of college acceptance, financial aid sheet from college, and two letters of recommendation.
Please write Tim Marr, Trustee, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions."
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Northside Baseball League
20% OFF Throughout the Store!
Friday, March 1st - Sunday, March 3rd
Save the date! Our partner DICK’S Sporting Goods is offering all our members an exclusive discount of 20% off throughout the store! Be sure to grab all the things you will need for the upcoming baseball season! To access exclusive savings, click the coupon linked below. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and must be shown at the register during checkout.
Northside is chartered with Babe Ruth League and fields teams playing in Cal Ripken Baseball. Our geographical boundaries span nearly all public & private schools located in central to northern Albemarle County, Virginia including the following public elementary school zones: Agnor Hurt, Baker Butler, Stony Point, Hollymead, Broadus Wood, Woodbrook, Stone Robinson, Mountain View, and Greer Elementary Schools, along with any of the middle schools in this elementary school feeder pattern.
T-ball: age 4-6
Baseball teams are fielded for ages 6-12 : Rookie (Machine Pitch 6-8), Minors (9-10 Kid Pitch), Majors (11-12)
Softball will no longer be offered at Northside, starting with the spring 2024 season.
During the season, up-to-date information about field closures at Baker Butler, Hollymead, and Lakeside will be posted here.