Fundraiser for NOLL/SOLL with Photographer Jean Fruth – Thurs June 27th

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Charles Krug Winery is pleased to announce the launch of our new speaker series, a Series of Interesting People (SIP), with special guests, Jean Fruth, author/photographer of Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin and Jeff Idelson, President of the Baseball Hall of Fame. The evening will include both a book signing and a live audience Q&A moderated by local sports reporter Gus Morris, (who just happened to play on Fruth’s little league team in his youth).


Jean Fruth was the traveling photographer for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum and now shoots for their Latino media partner, La Vida Baseball. Some of her most memorable images will be on display at this event. Her first book, Grassroots Baseball: Where Legends Begin, features more than 250 of her best images from all levels of the amateur game in the US, as well as from several hotbeds of baseball around the world. Each chapter opens with a portrait of a baseball legend and a first-person essay recounting his early memories of playing the game. Among the 16 legends, 13 are Hall of Famers, including Hank Aaron, Cal Ripken, Jr., Whitey Ford, Rickey Henderson and Randy Johnson.

Jeff Idelson Jeff Idelson has spent 33 years in baseball, eight with the Red Sox and Yankees, and the last 25 with the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. Retiring this summer after 11 years as president, Idelson has a deep knowledge of The Game and its history, and stories about its legendary players.


Tickets to this event are free.

Book: Signed copies of Jean Fruth’s book will be available for sale for $60. For each book sold a matching $60 will be donated to Oakland Little League

Refreshments, wine, and light snacks available for purchase.

Purchase a copy of the book online if you can’t make it. Use the code noll/soll or Oakland LL and help raise funds for NOLL/SOLL.

2019 Playoffs

The 2019 NOLL and SOLL playoff tournaments are all complete! Here is a quick review:

Congrats to the AA Hotrods and AA Knights, AAA Muckdogs and AAA Raptors, Majors Yankees and Majors Giants, Intermediate Giants and Juniors Red Sox!

Ken Korach and Susan Slusser: Stories from the Oakland A’s

“Voice of the A’s” and SF Chronicle’s baseball reporter, Ken Korach, will be at Moe’s on May 25th 6pm to discuss life in the dugout.

https://www.moesbooks.com/pages/events/50/ken-korach-and-susan-slusser-stories-from-the

Moe’s Books is an independent woman-owned, family owned, iconic bookstore in Berkeley since 1959. We love kids and baseball. Moe’s grandson played in NOLL/SOLL for 5 years. Bring your NOLL/SOLL players to the store to hear from “The Voice of The A’s” about what life in the dugout is actually like.

A’s Night May 10th – Fireworks Night!


A’s NIGHT TAILGATE and GAME – Friday May 10th 5:00pm Join NOLL/SOLL and our Oakland Athletics as they take on the Cleveland Indians on Friday, May 10!

A ticket to this annual community event is only $10 per person and includes a field level seat and catered pregame tailgate dinner.  You’ll also get to experience a fireworks night – this is going to be a NOLL/SOLL A’s night to remember.

Purchase tickets now on Sportability!  http://www.sportability.com/spx/Leagues/League.asp?LgID=46721 (Click ‘Register Now’ to begin your order)

When registering, please select your NOLL/SOLL team from the drop-down menu. This will ensure you are seated with your team. 

Thank you again for supporting NOLL/SOLL! Go A’s!

CAL GAME DAY Sat April 6th

NOLL/SOLL Cal Bears Baseball Game Day is on Saturday April 6th, when Cal hosts Washington State.  First pitch is at 6:05pm at Evans Diamond on the Cal campus.  There will be a variety of special activities for the kids before and after the game.  Bring your team out for a great fan experience and to cheer for an excellent Cal baseball team. 

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=46722.   

PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS BY April 1st to secure your tickets.  Purchased tickets will be picked up at a NOLL/SOLL will call table 45 minutes before the game. 

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!