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://www.nollsoll.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.

Little League Age change reminder

Little League Age change charts

In 2014, Little League passed an age cutoff change moving the yearly age cutoff from April 30 to August 31. Implementation was immediate for anyone born 2006 or later.
Kids born 2004 and earlier change in 2018. Kids born in 2005 change in 2019. At the link above you can view the charts for where a player will and in the coming two years. The impact for some of our older players is that they will be 2 years older by LL age cutoff in 2018, than they were in 2017, this affects some of the players who were in Majors, Intermediate, Juniors and Seniors in Spring 2017.

Players who will most be affected in 2018:
Majors players (2017 age 12) we count 16 LL-12s who will jump straight to 14, meaning they skip Intermediate.
Intermediate players (2017 age 12 and 13) Several kids will jump straight to Seniors
Juniors players (2017 age 13 and 14) Some players will only have one year of Seniors. Some will lose their 14yr old year and jump directly to Seniors
Seniors players (2017 age 14 thru 16) Several kids who were 15 last year are now 17 and age out of LL. Several who were 14 last year are now 16 and on their final year.

NOLL/SOLL Seniors are 2017 Division 2 champions

Tonight the NOLL/SOLL Seniors All-Star team defeated Union City National 11-10, in a come from behind win in the bottom of the 7th, to clinch the Division 2 Northern CA championship. Congratulations to a great team and we’re looking forward to a great run in the Western Regionals.

The team plays Nevada to kick off the Western Regionals in Sacramento, game time Thursday July 20 at 1pm.

Little League Western Regionals

A’s Night Tickets are on sale now!

NOLL/SOLL A’s Night Friday May 5th

Come join us as the A’s take on the Detroit Tigers on Friday, May 5! This is a great NOLL/SOLL community event – don’t miss out.

Cost is $25 per person and includes game ticket and catered pregame tailgate with our league.

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

Cinco de Mayo celebration starts at 5:00pm, First pitch at 7:05pm.
Steak, Chicken and Vegetarian Burritos
Mexican Ceasar Salad
Homemade Tortilla Chips
Made from scratch red and green Salsas
Horchata and Agua de Jamaica drinks

* 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.

Cal Game Day on Sunday March 19th

We have confirmed, Sunday March 19th as our Cal Game Day this year. Come out and join our league as we watch the Cal Bears take on the Oregon Ducks at Evans Stadium. Game time is 1pm and we will have a variety of fun activities for the players. Come dressed in your NOLL/SOLL uniform! Tickets are $12/person and available to purchase online.

Celebrating the life of Tom Leth

NOLL/SOLL community –

A Celebration of Tom Leth is this Friday night. Please consider bringing a memory to share. A memory that you consider “so Tom!” Sharing memories keeps our loved ones alive in our hearts. We need all kinds – silly, funny, serious, embarrassing, warm & fuzzy, examples of friendship, etc. Food and drink will be provided, and we all provide the memories to honor and celebrate our friend. If you rather not use the microphone, write it down and someone will share it for you. Thank you.
I am passing on a link to a GoFundMe page we are using to pay medical expenses and also start a fund for Tommy to use for his future.
Thanks, Sharon

Jan 8 2017 – In the space of just the last few weeks, long time volunteer, coach and umpire, Tom Leth was diagnosed with cancer and passed away. Please read more and consider a donation at the GoFundMe page set up by a NOLL/SOLL family.
Tom and Tommy Leth