For Boys and Girls League Age 4
(Born September 1st 2013 through August 31st 2014)
We're very pleased to announce an all new program for the 2018 Spring Season. T-Ball Kids! This program is for boys and girls league age 4 years old and is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness, and having fun.
Over the course of the season, coaches and parents will engage in a series of lessons that include skills, drills, and plenty of physical activity in a fun and non-competitive environment.
Curriculum will include the fundamentals of:
Gripping the baseball
Proper throwing techniques
Swinging and hitting
Fielding and catching
How to be a great teammate
and much much more!
COACHING HELP WANTED!
For generations of Little Leaguers, their first steps between the lines came in Tee Ball. The same is true of volunteers entering the Little League program in support of their children. You don't need prior baseball coaching experience! Our experienced coaches will help you learn how to run practices and teach the great game of baseball!
You can fill out scan (with a copy of your Drivers License) to our VP Dave Brown at or via snail mail to our PO Box
Novato South Little League
448 Ignacio Blvd. #348
Novato, CA 94949
ATTN: VP - Volunteer App
Registration for the 2018 Spring Season is now open!
2018 Little League Age Chart
Novato South Little League (NSLL) serves children who reside OR attend school (including private school) within its boundary. NSLL’s boundary is comprised of the area within the following Novato Unified School District (NUSD) elementary school boundaries: Hamilton, Loma Verde, Lu Sutton, Lynwood, and Olive. Other schools within the above NUSD boundaries (and thus within NSLL’s boundary) include San Jose Middle School, Good Shepherd, Our Lady of Loretto, and Novato Charter School.
For information on NUSD school boundaries, visit the NUSD website and click on the “Registration” tab.
Begining this season we have added a $25 dollar fee per player as a Volunteer Fee. This fee can be refunded if you take advantage of the myriad of volunteer opportunities throughout the season. Details on these opportunities and how you can help will be announced later.
Fee for players 2017 League Age 5-8 = $195 + $25 Volunteer Fee (refundable). Total = $220
Fee for players 2017 League Age 9-12 = $270 + $25 Volunteer Fee (refundable). Total = $295
1st child = Full fee
2nd child = $25 off fee above
3rd child = $50 off fee above
4th child = $75 off fee above
Late fees of $50 per player are in effect as of January 14, 2018 and will be added to your total at checkout.
Email Chris Procopio at: PlayerAgent.NSLL@gmail.com
Email Bob White at: email@example.com
Player refunds will be issued by Paypal or check through January 26, 2018 minus a $25 administration fee.
Requests for a player refund beginning January 27, 2018 and through February 28, 2018 will be issued at 50% of the registration fee. Please note there is no refund of late fees.
Please note that refunds are not possible after February 28.
Attention New NSLL Players!
If you are new to Novato South Little League, please send a copy of your child's birth certificate and one proof of residency (copy of a utility bill, cable bill, etc.) to the NSLL address below after registering online. Please also include a print-out of your online registration confirmation so that we may match the player with the appropriate documents. Thank you!
Novato South Little League
ATTN: Chris Procopio, Player Agent
448 Ignacio Blvd. #348
Novato, CA 94949
Additional forms are available in our Documents section (menu to your left on our page) including
Manual Sign Up Form
Use this form to sign up without using our website.
Age Waiver Form
Parents may use this Age Waiver Request to make a special request that their child remain/play at a level below the lowest division allowed for his/her league age (e.g., a parent may use this form to keep their 12-year-old in the AAA division).
Sibling Consideration Form
If you have a child who is a returning Majors player, and you have another child (or children) who is/are league age 10-12 trying out for the Majors, or have multiple children trying out for Majors, you may use this Sibling Consideration Request to indicate your wishes regarding siblings in the Majors draft.
Click on Documents to the left then Forms and Waivers to download these forms.
What to expect in the 2018 season!
The Novato South Little League season lasts from early March until early June. The exact date for Opening Day will be determined soon – stay tuned
See our Baseball Divisions tab to get an idea of what to expect at each level of play!
Beginning in the Spring 2018 Season, Little League International will adopt a new bat standard - The USA Baseball Bat Standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use in prior seasons will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. Below is a Q&A regarding this change and a link to the Little League site with all the details.
Q: When does this new standard take affect?
A: January 1st, 2018
Q: Will I need to buy a new bat for 2018?
A: Yes. No current bats are legal after Jan. 1 2018
Q: Can my player still use their current bat for Fall Ball this year?
A: Yes. The new standard does not take affect until January
Q: When will the new bats be available?
A: New USA Bat certified bats will be available on September 1st
Q: What is the difference between the current and new bats?
A: The new bats will be 2 5/8" instead of the current 2 1/4" and will perform more like wood bats. This means they will be "deader" than the current top performing composite bats such as the Mako. Because of the increase in barrel size, the sweet spot will be bigger.
Q: Which manufacturers will be producing these bats?
A: All current manufacturers will be making these bats such as Easton, Wilson, Marucci, Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, etc.
Q: What will these new bats be made of?
A: Most likely the same as today. There will be composite, aluminum, and hybrid (e.g. composite handle, aluminum barrel) offerings. The difference will be in the swing weight and balance.
Q: How much will these cost?
A: Probably the same as today.
Q: Why not just use wood?
A: Wood is a finite resource. Today's youth bats are not made of the very high level woods available for MLB. They are also much heavier and would be a problem for younger players to swing correctly. The composite and aluminum bats can be made to be much lighter than wood.
Q: Will this affect Babe Ruth, High School, and Travel Ball?
A: The new standard has been adopted by Babe Ruth. High School and college use the BBCOR standard and will not be affected. Travel Ball such as the USSSA will NOT adopt this standard so your current bats are still good for USSSA tournaments.
We are very excited to have partnered with LogoSportsWear to offer you custom Novato South apparel on-line!
Because our primary colors are green, black, and gold and alternate colors are black, gold, and white we have you covered whether you come from the San Marin side of the fence or the Novato Side! Simply click the shop button below to get started and show your Southie Pride!!
In order to make communications with the league easier, we have setup a one stop shopping email address that you can use to send any questions, comments, complaints, or ideas to. Simply send an email the address below and we'll get back to you promptly
Novato South Parent Handbook
Click the picture below to download our Parent Handbook. All the info you need about Novato South.
Novato South is a PCA Affiliated League
Positive Coaching Alliance stands up against the win-at-all-cost mentality prevalent in youth sports today. Youth sports done right is a joyous experience that creates not just better athletes, but more importantly, better people. PCA works with youth sports organizations and schools to provide training for parents, coaches, leaders and athletes, with the ultimate goal of giving every child a positive, character-building sports experience.