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North Sunrise Little League: League Info

Welcome to North Sunrise Little League (NSLL)!  This page is designed to hopefully answer some of your questions about NSLL and Little League in general.

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the local league shall be to implant firmly in the youth of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow to be decent, healthy and trustworthy adults.

To achieve this objective, the local league will provide a supervised Program of instructional and competitive baseball and softball games under the rules and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. Directors, officers and members shall bear in mind that stressing exceptional athletic skills or winning of games is secondary, and that the type of leadership extended is of prime importance.

 

Operation / Volunteer Program

Little League is a non-profit organization run by ordinary people volunteering their time. NSLL depends on sponsors and volunteer support to survive. There are several areas where people can volunteer:  managing, coaching, team parent, umpiring, field maintenance, helping with fundraisers, helping with events, working snack bar - just to name a few.  NSLL has a formal program to encourage volunteerism within the league.  The Volunteer Program is a responsibility in addition to the registration fee.  During the scheduled baseball season, volunteers are required to fulfill 4 volunteer points per player playing in North Sunrise Little League.  A "buy out" fee is required (in addition to registration fees) for those who think they simply cannot fulfil their volunteer points.  See the NSLL Volunteer Policy for more details.    

 

League Age Determination  

Little League has several divisions starting from T-Ball all the way to Senior league. The birthday cutoff for Little League is August 31st (your child's age on August 31st is their Little League age for the entire year).  See the Little League Age Chart or use the Official Little League Age Calculator to quickly determine your child's League Age.

 

Little League Divisions

T-Ball

(4 and 5* years old) First time 5 yr olds only; returning 5 yr olds should register for Coach Pitch

Coach Pitch (5 and 6* years old) First time 6 yr olds only; returning 6 yr olds should register for Single A Machine Pitch

Single A

(6 and 7 years old) First time league age 8 yr olds are also eligible. League age 7 and up must tryout.

AA

(8 and 9 years old) Advanced league age 7 yr olds and first time league 10 yr olds are also eligible. All players must tryout.

AAA

(9 and 10 years old) Advanced league age 8 yr olds and first time league age 11 yr olds are also eligible. All players must tryout.

Majors

(11 and 12 years old) Advanced league age 10 yr olds are also eligible.  MANDATORY that league age 12 yr olds play Majors.  All players must tryout and be selected for a team.

Juniors

(13 and 14 years old) 15 yr olds are ineligible to pitch in games. 

Seniors

(15 and 16 years old) 15 yr olds are ineligible to pitch in Juniors games. MANDATORY that league age 13-14 yr olds play Juniors.

 

 

Typical Spring Season

 (Check back on this website for exact dates)

  • Registration

Early November thru December

  • Tryouts

Early January

  • Player Drafts

(players get picked on teams) - mid January

  • Practice begins

late January / early February

  • Opening Day

(season begins) - Last week of February or first week in March

  • End of Season

End of May 

  • City Tournament

(for AA, AAA and Major divisions) Dates Vary

  • Closing Ceremonies

Early June (dates vary)

  • TOC

(Tournament of Champions) early to mid June

  • AllStar Announcement

(9 through 12 yr olds) - mid June

  • AllStar Tournaments

Early July (normally lasting 2-4 weeks or longer)

 

 

Sign-ups / Registration 

NSLL Registration (signups) usually start late October and go through the end of December (check the website for exact dates, times and locations). Registration fees vary from year to year but are usually between $175 and $300, depending on division. Registration fees usually cover the costs for player uniforms (jersey, hat, belt, socks), trophies, field permits, field maintenace, and baseballs. 

 

Tryouts

Each year all players ages 7 through 12 will be required to tryout. Some 7 year olds can also tryout if there is a chance they could be drafted to AA (usually parent requested).  Tryouts typically happen in early Janurary and are helpful for the Managers who are preparing for their player draft. Players are separated by age. Each age group has a different time to tryout (tryout times are assigned to the players during registration).
During Tryouts, each player will participate in three different stations:
- Outfield, player will get 2 fly balls (player throws ball to second base)
- Infield, players will get 2 grounders at Shortstop (player throws the ball to first base) Then the shortstop goes to first base to be the first baseman for the next shortstop.
- Batting, each player will get 3 pitches from a pitching machine, after the third pitch, the batter will run the bases.

 

All-Stars 

Each year players and Managers vote for the players they think should represent NSLL for their All-Star teams. The voting is usually in mid May. Players and Managers can only vote for players on other teams (they can't vote for players from their own team) Players also vote for their All-Star Managers. All-Star rosters are usually announced around June 15 (this date is set by Little League). All-Star tournament games usually begin early July and last between two and four weeks (depending how far they advance) The Little League World Series is usually in late August. 

- Major All-Stars (11-12 year old) National Team
- 9-10 year old State Team (sometimes called the "A Team")