Free Winter Warmup clinic Saturday Dec 15

We are holding our annual free Winter Warmup clinic on Saturday December 15th at 10am. Please mark it on your calendar!

To help us gauge attendance please RSVP.

This 1 hour clinic/walkthrough is available for all new or returning 7, 8, 9 year olds (and 10 year olds new to tryouts). We will review basic skills – throwing, fielding and catching, and if time permits hitting. Then we will run through a mock try out sequence. The goal is to help players feel more comfortable going into the player evaluation weekends in early January.

We will meet at Robert Mason fields (next to Golden Gate Rec Center) on San Pablo Ave at 63rd Street in north Oakland on Saturday December 16th at 10am. We plan to go for 1 hour (if we have a high turnout we may go 1.5 hours). Rain will cancel (anything showers up to 24 hours prior). Players should bring a glove, bat and helmet. We will bring baseballs.

We need volunteers to help run our Spring tryouts in January. Please sign up and help out.

If you have friends and family who have not signed up for the Spring 2019 season, please remind them that the competitive division registration deadline is coming up soon – it closes on December 21st (TBall and Farm open until early January).

Spring 2019 Registration is now open

Hello NOLL/SOLL families,

Spring 2019 Registration is open for all divisions!

An early bird registration discount of $25 off is available through November 12th. Early registration helps the league by providing us valuable early information in order to plan field, equipment and coaching needs. Please note that registration will close on December 21st for players age 9 to 14. Registration for TBall and Farm divisions will close on January 11th.

You can find more information and register now at http://www.nollsoll.com/registration-information/. We are open to boys and girls age 5 thru 16 in Oakland, Piedmont, Emeryville and Berkeley (south of Virginia St). If you are interested in coaching please sign up as a coach by following the ‘Register a Coach’ link.

2019 AGE CUTOFF CHART
Please see http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/age-chart-baseball.pdf
for the latest chart with the age cutoff information for 2019.

CHALLENGER DIVISION
If you know someone with kids age 6-22 with disabilities, let them know that we have an active Challenger Division and would love to have their player and family participate. Find out more at http://www.nollsoll.com/noll/challenger.asp .

SCHOLARSHIPS
NOLL/SOLL offers scholarships to families in need. If someone you know or families at your school have a financial need which prevents them from signing up, please encourage them to use our scholarship form at http://www.nollsoll.com/registration-information/

SHARE WITH YOUR SCHOOL
If your school has a weekly newsletter, please consider sending an announcement that registration is open for the Spring and let other families know about it.

You can reach out registration page directly at Sportability by going to http://www.sportability.com/spx/leagues/Client.asp?ClientID=2

2018 Northern California champions – Juniors and Seniors!

We are very proud of our Juniors and Seniors All-Star teams – both were 2018 Northern California champions. The Seniors finished in 3rd place in the Western Region and the Juniors were in 4th place in the Western Region. What a great run for the coaches and players on these teams. Our teams are proud to represent Oakland, District 4 and Northern California.

Special thanks to our dedicated managers, Steve Paltiel (Seniors) and Johnny Seal (Juniors) and all of their support staff – it takes a dedicated team of volunteers and parents to make this happen!

Let’s Go Oakland!

NOLL/SOLL Juniors and Seniors still chasing dreams

The NOLL/SOLL Juniors are NorCal champs and have advanced to the Western Region tournament in San Jose (@ Ida Price Middle School). Our boys opened with wins over Washington and Alaska this weekend; game 3 is Tue 7/31 vs Arizona at 230p.

The NOLL/SOLL Seniors made it to the Western Region semifinal (final 3 teams) before bowing out with losses to Hawaii and SoCal. Final 3 teams in the West is a pretty good finish! Hawaii went on to win the West and is 1-0 in the World Series (in South Carolina).

Let’s Go Oakland!

A’s Night May 4th – A’s vs Orioles – tickets only $10 each

NOLL/SOLL A’s Night Friday May 4th

Come join us as the A’s take on the Baltimore Orioles on Friday, May 4! This is a great NOLL/SOLL community event – don’t miss out.

Cost is $10 per person and includes field level game ticket and catered pregame tailgate with our league. Yes you read that correctly – $10 per person!

Order tickets now on Sportability! *
(Click Register Now to begin your order)

Tailgate starts at 5:00pm, First pitch at 7:05pm.

* 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 have players on multiple teams, please make a note in the Notes section.

May the 4th be with you!

Cal Game Day Saturday March 17th (vs Oregon State)

We are holding our annual NOLL/SOLL Cal Bears Baseball Game Day on Saturday March 17th , when Cal hosts Oregon State. First pitch is at 3:05pm at Evans Diamond on the Cal campus. There will be a variety of special activities for the kids before and after the game. See the attached flyer for details. Bring your team out for a great fan experience and to cheer for an excellent Cal baseball team. Oregon State is one of the top ranked teams in the country, so this should be a great game!

Tickets are $12 each (part of the proceeds go to support NOLL/SOLL). You can purchase your tickets on Sportability at http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=45232.

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY MARCH 10. Tickets will be available at a NOLL/SOLL will call table 45 minutes before the game.

See you all at the ballpark!

2018 CalGameDay vs OregonState

NOLL/SOLL Sponsors Discount weekends – Sports Basement and Dick’s Sporting Goods

A big thank you to two of our sponsors who will be holding discount weekends for our families. Please tell them thank you from NOLL/SOLL! Come on out to stock up on any new baseball gear you need to get the season started.

Sports Basement 1/24 through 2/9 – 20% off everything for the 2 week period.
All sports basement locations 20% off if you mention NOLL/SOLL or bring in a flier (can be used online with code on flyer).
An Easton Rep will be at the Berkeley Sports Basement store Saturday 1/27 from 10-12pm at Berkeley location only. Come with questions about the new bats and have an expert on hand to help out.

Dick’s Sporting Goods February 10-11 – 20% off everything in the store
Available at the Pleasant Hill and Hayward stores.

NOLL/SOLL Season Kick Off Discount – SportsBasement

Dicks Sporting Goods NOLL/SOLL Weekend

Spring 2018 Registration opens on Monday October 23

Registration for all divisions will open on Monday October 23rd.

TBall and Farm registration will be open from Monday 10/23/17 until Tuesday 1/16/18. For Farm we have an early bird registration discount ($25 off) until 11/13/17. Players sign up for Farm and the division coordinators will sort players into two Farm divisions in late January (Farm A and Farm B).

Competitive Divisions registration will be open from Monday 10/23/17 until Monday 12/18/17. For Competitive divisions we have an early bird registration discount ($25 off) until 11/13/17. Competitive divisions are AA, AAA, Majors, Intermediate and Juniors. Player evaluations are held the first two weekends in January (after school is back in session). All players 9 and older must try out. NOLL/SOLL re-drafts teams annually, those drafts will happen in the second half of January. Players age 7 through 9 not drafted into AA will be placed on a Farm team.

Challenger registration is open now. Challenger is our program for players with special needs. Find more info at http://nollsoll.wpengine.com/challenger-division/

Seniors registration will be open from Monday 10/23/17 until early May 2018. Seniors is for players LL age 15-16 and for 14 year old who are playing High School baseball. The Seniors season begins *after* Memorial Day.

If you have any questions please check our FAQ on the site or email info@nollsoll.com.

Little League baseball bat update

As we have noted during the past year, Little League updated it’s bat standards for the upcoming 2018 season. All previously approved Little League bats are obsolete – players must use bats from the new bat list at Little League’s website or via the USA Baseball bat list. Locally, West Coast Sports, Sports Basement and Dick’s Sporting Goods should all be carrying new bats. Each team in our league will be carrying a minimum of 2 new bats for use by players – players are NOT required to purchase their own bat and may use a team bat in the Spring. Many players do purchase their own bat, please double check when purchasing that you are buying a USA Baseball approved bat from the links below.

Current Little League bat rules

USA Bat approved bat list

Dick’s Sporting Goods blog post

General Membership meeting October 3

Our General Membership meeting is Tuesday, October 3rd 7pm at the Chabot Elementary School multi-purpose room. Please join us to review our league Constitution and elect our board for the 2017-2018 year.