Let’s Play Ball Oakland Kids

OGSL, NOLL/SOLL, Oakland Babe Ruth and the new Oakland Ballers are partnering to host an event next Sunday as a way to draw more players to our Oakland youth leagues and close out the season with a bang!

Let’s Play Ball Oakland Kids! happens Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 11am-2pm at DeFremery Park. Kids ages 5-14 are invited to take part in your favorite Opening Day carnival games and learn-to-play clinics for players new to softball and baseball. The event is free to the public with support from Activate Oakland.

Please invite your friends and family who have been considering softball or baseball so they can learn more about our league and our youth baseball programs in the city!

Register now to skip the line for games: https://forms.gle/Z8fLpPVKDu6555Rb9
Volunteer to help: https://forms.gle/BHpBVUXaogoVmkRP7

Summer Baseball Opportunities

The NOLL/SOLL season is winding down, but if you’re looking for more baseball this summer, here are some options (listed alphabetically):

Cal Baseball Camps

Six weeks of camp for ages 6-18 in Berkeley starting May 19.

East Bay BALL Summer Camp NOLL/SOLL Sponsor!
Five weeks of camp for ages 5-12 at Chabot Elementary Field starting June 3.

East Bay Cyclones Summer Camps
Seven weeks of camp for ages 5-12 at Krone Field in Albany starting June 10.

Future Star Baseball Camps NOLL/SOLL Sponsor!
Eleven weeks of camp for ages 5-13 at Witter Field starting May 28.

XitVelo Summer Camps
Seven weeks of camp for ages 8-12 and 13-17 at Skyline High School starting June 2. 

You can find even more camps and coaching resources on our More Baseball page.

A’s Night April 12th

We missed seeing you for the NOLL/SOLL Opening Day and would love to have as many as our kids and teams attend this (last ever!) A’s Night as possible. We will have some pretty cool snacks and activities, another opportunity to run wild in Stomper’s playground, and lots of Jumbotron time. We hope to see you there!

Come join your NOLL/SOLL teammates as the Oakland Athletics battle the Washington Nationals on April 12, 2024.

Bonus this year: we’ll provide snacks, drinks, surprises, and exclusive use of Oak Landing for the whole game! Enjoy snacks, play games, and have fun before the game starts. Stomper will even make a special guest appearance!

$30 Early Bird Tickets (through March 23) are on sale now! Each ticket automatically enrolls you in a raffle to throw the first pitch!

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

Ticket sales close Sunday March 31, so don’t miss out on joining your friends and teammates for this fun event!

Cal Game Night April 19

Come join your NOLL/SOLL teammates as the Cal Bears take on Oregon State on April 19th at 6:05pm. Bonus this year: we’ll have an Anthem Buddies activity available for some kids that arrive early to the game in time for the National Anthem!

Bring snacks, play games, and have fun before the game starts. Tickets will be picked up in front of the stadium before game time. Arrive between 5:30pm and 6:30pm to pick up your tickets from our volunteers for a 6:05pm game start time.

Tickets are $14

Archie Gilbert February Clinics

Friend-of-NOLL/SOLL Archie Gilbert is offering a February special for his Hitting & Defense Clinic in Emeryville:

$250 for 17 sessions (that’s less than $15 per session)

Clinic Dates: February 1; 5-8; 12-15, 19-22; 26-29
2 sessions to choose from each day: 5pm & 6pm
Only 20 players per group will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

For players ages 6+

Led by former professional baseball player, Archie Gilbert, players will work on all aspects of hitting and fielding during our Unlimited Hitting & Fielding Clinic. We will be working in small groups to develop and improve players’ techniques and approaches. Each camp will consist of 30 minutes of hitting drills and 30 minutes of fielding drills. Each segment will be dedicated to the improvement of form, technique and the development of proper mechanics.

Contact Archie at archiegilbert@ymail.com to register and for more information.

Girls’ Baseball Clinic

Cal Women’s Baseball, UC Berkeley’s first women’s baseball program, and El Cerrito Youth Baseball are co-hosting a free Girls’ Baseball Clinic on January 20, 2024 at MLK Middle School in Berkeley. This event is aimed for girls aged 4-14. 

To sign up, use the QR code on the flier or go to https://forms.gle/mU7zWaCPRS7HVhxj6 

Skills clinic with NOLL/SOLL alums

NOLL/SOLL alums Andre Nnebe and David Kyriacou are hosting a Clinic with the Pros for youth baseball players in Oakland on Saturday, November 25th.

The clinic brings together professional athletes from various disciplines to share their expertise and passion with you. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced athlete, this event is for everyone who wants to improve their skills and have fun! Topics will include proper warm up routine, defense (infield & outfield), in depth hitting talk, and pitching machine work.

Register and get more information here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clinic-with-the-pros-oakland-registration-726231807887

Update 12/8/23: This event is now full, but fill out this form to join the waitlist and stay informed about future events.

(This is not a NOLL/SOLL event)

Spring 2024 registration is now open!

Registration is now open for our Spring 2024 season for Tball (ages 5-6), Farm A & B (ages 6-9), Competitive (ages 8-14), Seniors (ages 15-16) and Challenger divisions!

Our $25 early bird discount runs through November 1, 2023, and registration closes December 25, 2023.

Register here: https://secure.sportability.com/nollsoll

Registration FAQ

Which division do I register for?
There’s some age overlap between the various divisions, so here’s a quick guide to help you decide where to register:

  • Tball – For players who are in kindergarten or first grade and Little League-age 5-6
  • Farm A – For players who played Tball the previous Spring and are typically LL-age 7-8. Farm A is coach-pitch with a tee if necessary
  • Farm B – For players who played Farm A the previous Spring and are typically LL-age 8-9. Farm B is coach-pitch with kid-pitch towards the end of the season
  • Competitive – All players interested in AA, AAA, Majors, Intermediates or Juniors should register for “Competitive.” You’ll be placed into the appropriate division after the tryout and draft.
    – AA – Tryout required. For players LL-age 9-10 and below
    – AAA – Tryout required. For players LL-age 10-11 and below
    – Majors – Tryout required. For players LL-age 11-12 and below
    – Intermediates – Tryout required. For players LL-age 12-13
    – Juniors – Tryout required. For players LL-age 13-14
  • Seniors – For players LL-age 15-16 (or 14 if they are playing on a high school team). Season starts after Memorial Day.
  • Challenger – For players age 6-22 with mental or physical challenges. Find more information on our Challenger program here

For more information about our various divisions see https://www.nollsoll.com/divisions/

What does “Little League age” (or “LL-age”) mean?
For Little League purposes, a player’s age is their actual age on August 31 of the current year – it’s complicated, but there’s a calculator and a chart here. If you’re outside the age range we have set for a division, it won’t let you register and will ask you to select a different division.

How do I register to coach?
We’re so glad you asked! If you’re interested in coaching, please fill out a separate coach registration in the appropriate age group at https://secure.sportability.com/nollsoll and we’ll be in touch.

Do coaches get a discount?
If you coached in Spring 2023, you should have received a separate email with your coach discount code. If you didn’t see it, please email info@nollsoll.com to confirm.

I requested a scholarship – what’s the status?
We’ll be sending out scholarship information after November 1 – please look for an email from us then. If you need to request a scholarship, use this form.

When does the season start?
Tryouts usually take place in late January, Opening Day is in late February, and games start in late February or early March. Look for emails from us after the start of the new year with more info, or check our calendar, which we’ll update as we have more information about field availability, weather and other factors.

What team is that in the photo above??
That’s a flashback to our 2013 NOLL All Stars – if you recognize anybody you know give us a shout!

More questions? There’s a lot more information on our website:
Registration details: https://www.nollsoll.com/registration-information/
FAQ: https://www.nollsoll.com/faq/
Info for new families: https://www.nollsoll.com/new-to-noll-soll/
If you have questions not covered here, please contact us at info@nollsoll.com.

Come root for NOLL/SOLL Seniors All-Stars

Not only is NOLL/SOLL hosting the Seniors Western Regional All-Star Tournament at Laney College, but our own Seniors team (ages 15-16) is representing California District 4 in the tournament starting tomorrow, Thursday July 20 at 2pm, and they’d love to have your fan support! (The photo above shows the team after winning the District 4 tournament last month.)

This is the last leg of the tournament where it will be determined who will represent the Western Region in the Senior Little League World Series in Easley, South Carolina (July 29 – August 5th), so you’re sure to see some high-quality baseball.

Come out and support our NOLL/SOLL Seniors (our game is shown as “CA D4” in the bracket below or you can also find the schedule and results here) – last year we played into the championship game!

We still need more volunteers to help the tournament run smoothly – if you can lend a hand with admissions, snack shack, setup or cleanup, contact Paul Rosky, email volunteers@nollsoll.com or just show up at Laney and ask for a task!

Update 7/20/23: The Seniors won their first game over Oregon, and will face Idaho at 4pm on Friday, July 21. See you there!

More info:
District 4 website
District 4 Facebook
Tournament website

Go Seniors!

Seniors All-Stars Bracket