NOLL/SOLL A’s Night Friday April 15th
Come join us on Jackie Robinson day as the A’s take on the World Series Champs Kansas City Royals on Friday, April 15! This is a great NOLL/SOLL Community event – don’t miss out.
Cost is $25 per person and includes game ticket and pregame tailgate catered by Mavericks (burgers*, hot dogs, pasta salad, green salad) *Veggie burgers available
BBQ starts at 5:00pm, First pitch at 7:05pm.
Order tickets now on Sportability!
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* When ordering tickets, please make sure to select your team from the drop-down menu, this will ensure you are seated with your team.
* If you want a vegetarian meal (veggie burger) please make a note when ordering on Participant’s Contact Information page.
NOLL/SOLL is dedicating our 2016 season to a wonderful volunteer and long time member of community who passed away in 2015. Volunteers like Chris are the life of our organization.
Chris Woodward died last year of a sudden heart attack at age 66. He was involved with what became NOLL/SOLL almost from the beginning in the 1980’s. He served on the Board, was a division coordinator, coached several teams and hundreds of kids, mentored many others as well as their coaches, and umpired untold numbers of games, bringing unparalleled fairness, intelligence and judgment to the game, all with a twinkling sense of humor but profound respect for the seriousness and importance of the experience for the players. Chris will be missed. He will never be forgotten.
Tickets are on sale now for our annual NOLL/SOLL Cal Game Day Event. This year we will watch the Bears take on Oregon State on Saturday March 26th at 1pm. The game is at Evans Field on the Cal campus.
Players 6th grade and under wear your NOLL/SOLL jersey and take part in several game activities including a pre-game Chalk Talk, pre-game high 5 tunnel, run the bases after the game and a post game Easter Egg hunt.
Tickets are $10 each. Please purchase online through Sportability. Each purchase (registration) is for one ticket, add additional tickets on the final page before you finish your purchase.
NOLL/SOLL Coaches Sign up here – all clinics are free of charge to our coaches.
We have organized a series of coaching clinics that will help our coaches expand their knowledge of the game and provide them with the foundation for a successful season. We encourage all coaches to attend several clinics and take advantage of the great lineup of clinics this year! These clinics are for coaches only (sorry, but no kids allowed.) Parents who are interested in becoming a coach are encouraged to come and join us.
NOLL/SOLL Coaching “Skills” Clinics: We have a great lineup of coaching “skills” clinics led by veteran NOLL/SOLL coaches, Cal baseball coaches and professional instructors. Each clinic will focus on how to coach a specific skill area (hitting, fielding, practice management, etc) and will cover topics such as proper technique, routine drills, correcting common mistakes, and more. Competitive division coaches must attend at least one coaching clinic each season.
Big Al Clinics: Big Al and his son Scott have provided hands on training to over 250,000 coaches and their program is recognized internationally. All new TBall and Farm coaches are required to attend a Big Al clinic and all other coaches are strongly encouraged to (re)attend. TBall and Farm coaches who cannot attend the D4 clinic in Oakland on February 14th must attend the alternate D57 clinic in San Ramon on February 20th.
We will hold try outs on January 9, 10 and 16. Rain does not cancel try outs, we will move into the gym in the case of rain.
We could use your help to run our try outs. This year we will have 700 players trying out!
Sign up for Try Out Volunteer spots.
Here is what you need to know:
About the tryouts…
Tryouts will consist of batting, fielding, throwing and running. In the batting station, balls will be delivered to players from a pitching machine at an age appropriate speed. Players may be asked to run the bases. Players should bring their glove and, if they have them, wear shoes with rubber/plastic cleats (soccer shoes are fine). No metal cleats are allowed. Players may bring bats and helmets, and some will be available if you do not have one. It is recommended, but not required that male players wear cups for the tryouts. The tryouts will occur as scheduled rain OR shine. If rain makes the field unsafe, we move indoors to the gymnasium, so players should have sneakers as well as cleats.
After the tryouts and more…
* Drafts occur the two weeks after the tryouts are complete (dates are listed on our website calendar)
* Players will be contacted by their coach or the league within two days of the draft.
* 9s may be drafted into either AAA or AA, but not lower than the division you played in last year.
* Some 9s will not be drafted, in which case they will be placed on a FarmB team with schoolmates.
* 10s must be drafted into AA or higher
* 11s must be drafted into AAA or higher
* 12s must be drafted into Majors or higher
* 13s must be drafted into Intermediates.
Visit www.nollsoll.com/registration-info if you want to find out more about the age cutoffs for Little League (they have a chart on their site which helps clarify all of the changes they have made in the past couple of years).
Visit the Fundraising page for the relevant forms and information. Let’s get a jump on 2016 and make it a great year for NOLL/SOLL fundraising. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have leads for sponsors for our 2016 season.
Team Donations can be made by clicking the donate button below. Please include the team name when donating for the Bat-A-Thon. For Bat-A-Thon donations put the name of the team in the notes when you submit your donation.
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