About Novato South Little League
“To provide an opportunity for our community’s children to learn the game of baseball in a safe and friendly environment.”
Novato South Little League is a non-profit organization run by volunteers that aspires to be an outstanding educational-athletic organization that provides a high-quality experience, in which every athlete:
- Is coached using the principles of the Little League Double-Goal Coach*
- Has fun playing the game
- Feels like an important part of the team regardless of performance
- Learns “life lessons” that have value beyond the playing field
- Learns the skills, tactics and strategies of the game and improves as a player.
We recognize coaches most directly make this possible, so we provide our coaches with the tools to succeed. We are committed to creating a culture in which coaches, parents, fans, umpires and athletes work together to achieve our mission. *Little League Double-Goal® Coaches have two goals: 1) winning, and more importantly, 2) teaching life lessons through baseball.
The objective of the NSLL shall be to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage, and respect for authority. We strive to instill the fundamentals of baseball to increase the enjoyment of the game. The goals of our objective are that the children grow to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.
Kids from every demographic, of varying abilities, and from all over the Novato South area play in our League. Our main objectives are to have balanced teams with kids of varying abilities on each team, develop their baseball skills through proper coaching in a positive fashion, have the kids make new friends and, most importantly, to make sure the kids have fun all along the way.
We offer playing opportunities for kids from age 4 through age 12. To add to the overall experience, there is an Opening Day ceremony, Little League Day at AT&T Park, post-season tournaments, league champion tournaments, and All-Star tournaments. NSLL games are played on a variety of fields throughout Novato. All of this is at an affordable price makes what we believe is an unbeatable value in youth sports in Novato. We also offer scholarships to those who can’t afford our fees because we believe in Little League International’s motto that “every child can play regardless of what they can pay.”
The success of our program has led to tremendous growth in the past few years with over 550 players between our Spring and Fall programs. Our success has been based on the hard work of our volunteers, led by a local Board of Directors, who are also all volunteers. We are a nonprofit group that is chartered by National Little League Baseball.
The majority of our volunteers are parents with kids in the League, and all parents are expected to volunteer in some way. Little League International sets the following expectation for parents with children participating in little league:
Parents must take some initiative to make the local program successful. Little League is not a club that implies baby–sitting benefits and entertainment privileges. Practically speaking, Little League is an adult work project constructed, supervised, and assisted by parents who want to extend this benefit to their children. The parent who shirks this responsibility cannot, in turn, expect others to assume the burden.
We are 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.