29. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Coaching, Players, Spring 2015

registration1-150x150Registration for the NWLL Spring 2015 season is OPEN*

Please register as soon as possible as we will close registration for specific divisions when they reach capacity.

AAA registration is CLOSEDHowever, AA players born between May-Dec 2006 are permitted to play in the AA/machine pitch division this spring.  Please contact aa@nwlldc.org if your child falls in that age band and wishes to play AA. 

Tryouts for players aged 9-12 (AAA/Majors Divisions) will be held at St. Alban’s School on Saturday, February 28thSee more detail about AAA and Majors Tryouts time and location.

Tryouts for players aged 13-18 (Senior/Prep Divisions) will occur March 1st at Georgetown Day Lower School from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Note: League age criteria has changed for players born on or after Jan 1, 2006.

Ready to sign up? Visit the NWLL Registration website.

Need help? See the How to Register step by step guide.

01. March 2015 · Comments Off · Categories: Coaching, Equipment, Skills, Spring 2015

SafetySignBaseballAttention Northwest Little League Coaches! Our annual safety and coach training session will occur on Sunday, March 15th from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Georgetown Visitation Dining Hall.

Safety Agenda

NWLL’s safety officer will cover the following items:

  • Review of current league safety polices
  • Basic first aid awareness
  • Introduction to new league Concussion Policy and training requirements
  • Discussion on best practices for a safe season

Coaching Skills Agenda

NWLL’s Skills Director will cover the following items:

  • Planning Practices: Getting as much as you can out of each practice!
  • “Warm-Up to Throw, Not Throw to Warm-Up”: Prepping Their Bodies for Action.
  • NWLL Base-Running Fundamentals
  • Teaching & Practicing Proper Sliding Technique
  • Batting Basics: “K-it-S”
  • Pitching Drills for Improvement
  • Q & A

Event Location and Directions

Location: Dining Hall at Georgetown Visitation School | 35th St and Volta St NW WDC 20007

Once you’re on campus, here’s how to find the dining hall located in the gallery building adjacent to Founders Hall:

  • When arriving, enter through the gate on 35th St. Please do not park in the small faculty parking area as you enter the campus. Continue through that lot and back to your left to the larger lots back and to the left side of the campus.
  • Walk back toward the gate you entered. Founders Hall is just to the right of the gate house
  • Enter through the main entrance to Founders Hall and proceed down the main stairway to your right.
  • At the bottom of the stairs, go to your right down the hall and exit the building through the door on your left.
  • Proceed to your right on the outside porch walkway to the stairway on your left. Take the stairs down to the main floor.
  • Take the walkway to your right: the dining hall will be to the left.
28. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Coaching, Skills

basesThe Northwest Little League Skills Development Plan is an excellent resource for new and experienced coaches alike.  This short guide includes the following sections:

  • NWLL’s Skills Development Philosophy
  • Guidelines
  • Player Development Benchmarks for Each Division
  • Coaches’ References and Resources
  • Sample Practice Agendas for Each Division

Download the NWLL Skills Development Plan Now

26. December 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Coaching, Players, Rules, Spring 2015, Summer 2015

Effective immediately, any player born on or after January 1, 2006 who will turn the ages of 4-9 during the 2015 calendar year will be eligible to participate in a local Little League program and will use the new age determination date of December 31 for the reminder of their Little League Baseball career. Players will still be assigned to a division based on local league divisional structure –see chart below for details:

Little League Age Determination Chart for Players Born on or After Jan 1, 2006

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2015 League Age NWLL Division
2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 4 T-ball
2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 5
2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 6
2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 7 AA
2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 8
2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 9 AAA

Consequently, players born prior to January 1, 2006 will continue to utilize the previous age determination date of April 30 for the remainder of their Little League career –see chart below for details:

Little League Age Determination Chart for Players Born Prior to Jan 1, 2006

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2015 League Age NWLL Division
2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 9 AAA
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 10
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 11 Majors
2003 2003 2003 2003 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 2002 12
2002 2002 2002 2002 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 2001 13 Prep/Senior
2001 2001 2001 2001 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 2000 14
2000 2000 2000 2000 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 1999 15
1999 1999 1999 1999 1998 1998

Transition Options for Spring 2015

To ease the transition for players with birthdates most immediately impacted by the new rules, Northwest Little League will offer the following options for the spring 2015 season only:

  • Players born between May 1-Dec 31, 2006 can play in the default AAA division OR request to play down to AA
  • Players born between May 1-Dec 31, 2008 can play in the default AA division OR request to play down to Tball

Players who opt to move down must register to the default division in NWLL’s registration system (i.e., AAA for 2006 birthdates and AA for 2008 birthdates) AND clearly request to play down in the “Comments” section of the registration form.  The League will assume players who don’t indicate preference to play down on the registration form should remain in their default division.

These exceptions are designed to ease the immediate transition to the new policy this spring.  All NWLL players–including those who choose to play down this spring–will be required to join their age-appropriate division for future seasons, including fall 2015.

If you’ve already completed registration for a child in the age bands listed above and wish to change divisions, please contact registrar@nwlldc.org.  Players born outside the affected age bands are not permitted to play down unless medical circumstances warrant.

As always, players who seek to play up must contact the division commissioner who may grant an exception with strong recommendation of the player’s prior season’s coach. Players attempting to play up to AAA or Majors may be asked to remain in their age-appropriate division based on tryout evaluations.

 

13. November 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Coaching, Players, Skills, Spring 2015

Northwest Washington Little League will begin it’s registration for the Intermediate-13 (DCLL Intermediate Division) and the Junior-14 (DCLL Junior Division) in January for the 2015 Spring Baseball Season. It promises to be a very exciting and competitive year, so make sure that you sign-up early.

Our Prep-13 team enjoyed a very successful 2014 Spring season by winning and being crowned ‘Champions’ of the inaugural ‘DCLL Intermediate Division’ (13U). See post here. Great players and great coaching formed a team that worked hard together in achieving their goals. We are anxiously looking forward to building on a growing program.

The 2015 Spring Season will mark another first for the Washington, DC area. DC Little League will launch a ‘DCLL Junior Division’, for players league age 14 (only). Last years success of the Intermediate Division (Prep-13) should carry over to the Junior-14 division for Spring 2015.

Sign-up early!

NOTE: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact coachpete@repetitionsbaseball.com

Coach Pete Robinson, NWLL Prep and Junior division Commissioner

Interested in sponsoring a team in 2015?

Learn more or contact sponsorship@nwlldc.org or president@nwlldc.org.

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