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2018 Demo Day

SATURDAY DEC. 2ND
1 PM TO 4 PM
Future Prospects 
502 Irwin Street San Rafael
 
We're very excited to offer a terrific opportunity for our members to attend a hands on demo of the new USA bats offered by Wilson, DeMarini, and Louisville Slugger! As you know by now, the new bat rules will take effect on January 1st 2018. This demo will give our members the ability to check out the new bats risk free!
 
There will be a representative present to help answer any questions you may have about the new bats and rules. 

For those who attend Wilson will offer an online store with league pricing. They can offer you 20% off equipment via the online store for a couple days. Wilson will work with a local dealer and have the items shipped to that store location. Players could buy products online just like amazon and then pick them up at the dealers location.

In addition to the bats demo, gloves, helmets, bags and catchers gear will also be showcased!

by posted 11/19/2017
Winter Clinics

 

 

We're very pleased to bring back our very popular Winter Players Development Clinic! This year we have also added a separate pitching clinic to focus on the finer points of pitching.

This is a great time to brush off some rust before Tryouts and is a great opportunity to get first rate instruction from professional local coaches!

 

SIGN UPS END DEC. 1st
 
This is a fantastic opportunity even if you can't attend all 6. Sign up today!


We are offering two programs:
 

Program 1: Winter Skills Clinic
 
A. 10 year olds who played in Minor AAA through 12 year olds
 

* Provide Pitching Instruction to players through drills
* Illustrate drills with coaches
* Injury Prevention, Maintenance, and Increase Arm Efficiency
* Cover Pitch Type Variation and Command
* Base running, Outfield, Infield, Catching, etc. will be covered

B. 8, 9, 10 year olds (who played in Minor AA)

Note the Minor AA designation is only for 10 year olds. 8 and 9 year olds did not need to participate in Minor AA last year!

* Pitching Fundamentals/Mechanics
* Injury Prevention and Maintenance
* Provide Instruction to players through Drills and Information
* Base running, Outfield, Infield, Catching, etc. will be covered

The training will be conducted by Local Coaches who have excelled at teaching Marin's youth the fine sport of baseball. We are very excited to partner with them this year!

Please sign up soon as registration for this program will close on December 1st.

Cost is $120 per player.

Each clinic will consist of 6 sessions and will take place on the following dates. You do NOT need to attend all of them to register but of course it is advised to get the most out of the program.

Dates:
December 2nd, 9th and 16th, 2017
January 6th, 13th and 20th, 2018

Times:
8:30 am - 10:00 am (8-10 yr olds)
10:00 am - 11:30 am (11-12 yr olds)

Location:
Hamann Field or at FP indoor facility at 502 Irwin St. San Rafael, CA 94901, weather depending.

 

Program 2: Winter Pitching Clinic

We're very excited to add this new clinic that focuses solely on pitching with former MLB pitcher Charles Scott.

 

A. 10 year olds who played in Minor AAA through 12 year olds
 

* Arm stroke and release point
* 5 point delivery process
* Utilization of off speed pitches
* Arm care and strengthening advice

B. 8, 9, 10 year olds (who played in Minor AA)

* Arm stroke and release
* 5 point delivery process
* Utilization of off speed pitches
* Arm care and strengthening advice

 

Cost is $140 per player.
 
Limited to 20 players per age group so sign up quick!
 
Each clinic will consist of 6 sessions and will take place on the following dates. You do NOT need to attend all of them to register but of course it is advised to get the most out of the program.
 

Dates:
January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th
February 5th and 12th

Times:
5:30-7:00 pm (8-10 yr olds)
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm (11-12 yr olds)

Location:
FP Indoor Facility at 502 Irwin St. San Rafael, CA 94901

 

A $20 refund will be issued for players that sign up for both clinics!!
 

by posted 11/07/2017
Managers and Coaches Wanted!

 

Managers and Coaches Wanted for the 2018 Spring Season!

NSLL’s success is based in large measure on the strength of its managers and coaches.  The heart of Little League is what happens between the coaches and each player.  You will be a teacher and role model.  You will need to be sensitive to the mental and physical limitations of children of Little League age.  The game is a vehicle of learning and enjoyment for every player entrusted to your care, and is not an end in itself.  To accomplish this, you must:

  • Share our goal of maintaining a positive environment for your players and parents.
     
  • Make sure your coaches do the same.
     
  • Attend mandatory training sessions.


If you are interested in being an assistant coach download the Volunteer Application in our Documents section under Managers and Coaches

Manager applications are due no later than Dec. 4th

Coach applications are needed by Dec. 31st

Click below to download the Manager Application Packet

 


by posted 10/24/2017
Registration 2018

Registration for the 2018 Spring Season is now open!

 

 

2018 Little League Age Chart

 

Boundary Notes

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.

Fees

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

Sibling discount
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.

Registration Questions?

Email Chris Procopio at: PlayerAgent.NSLL@gmail.com


Technical Difficulties?

Email Bob White at: info.novatosouth@gmail.com

 

Refund Policy

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

Forms

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!


by posted 10/09/2017
New Bat Standard

NEW BASEBALL BAT STANDARD 
FOR 2018
 
 
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&A

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.
 
 
Several videos and more information click HERE

by posted 07/29/2017
TOC

 


by posted 06/14/2017
Champions and Award Winners


by posted 06/05/2017
NSLL Store!

 

Novato South Apparel Store!

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!!

 

 


by posted 12/31/2016
Keep in Touch!

 
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Have rain out alerts, cool league pictures of our players, and other great stuff sent to your Facebook news or twitter feed!
 
 
Twitter: @novatosouth
 
League Email Address
 
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.
 

by posted 12/30/2016
Field Status
Dunphy Field - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Hamann Field - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Hamilton 1 - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Hamilton 2 - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Olive 2 - T-Ball - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Pinheiro Field - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
Rucker - Novato OPEN (11/21) 
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NUSD (Hamilton, Loma Verde, Olive, and Pinheiro/Lu Sutton)
(415) 898-1266
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City of Novato (Multi-use fields, Hill)
(415) 899-8243
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