NSLL SPRING TRAINING
Pitchers and Catchers reporting February 8th!
And all other positions too 😉
We're ready if you are...
Starting February 8th, Novato South Little League is getting back on the field! Our 2021 NSLL season tryouts have been moved to the weekend of February 27th & 28th, making way for 3 weeks of NSLL “Spring Training”. REGISTER now for our 2021 Season and all players League Ages 8-13 (AA, AAA, Majors, & 50/70) will be placed on a "Farm Team" to take part in a 3 week developmental "Spring Training” beginning February 8th. Unsure of your child's "League Age”? Click Here. Have a player that won’t be 8 before September 1st, or prefer to wait until tryouts to get back on the field? No Problem! Sign-Up today and simply select the "opt out of Spring Training” option during registration, and join us on the field for tryouts February 27th-28th (players league age 8 and older), or shorty after for players ages 4-7. Single-A, T-Ball, and T-Ball Kidz do not hold a tryout and typically start in early March, so you won’t be missing out!
SPRING TRAINING DETAILS
"Farm Teams" will be lead by 2 certified NSLL coaches and limited to 12 players of similar age and talent. Each team will hold 2 practices per week, (1 weekday and 1 weekend) at Hamann and Dunphy fields, helping players prepare for both tryouts and this LONG awaited season. These teams and coaches are for Spring Training ONLY and may not be the same teams/coaches during the regular season.
NSLL COVID-19 SAFETY AND PROTOCOLS
The health and safety of the entire NSLL community has always been paramount in everything we do, and that has never been more important than it is today. We will continue to work together with the Marin County Health Department and our local health officials and ensure that ALL Covid-19 protocols will be strictly enforced at ALL NSLL activities and events. A general list of those protocols are below. More details and instructions to come before the start of the season.
NSLL General Protocols
-A COVID-19 screening questionnaire will be required by all players and coaches before arriving on site
-Temperature checks will be conducted for all players and coaches when arriving on site
-Players and Coaches are required to wear masks at all times
-Social distancing will be enforced
-Dugouts will remain closed
-The sharing of equipment between teammates is prohibited
REGISTRATION DEADLINE - 2/5
Space in our Spring Training program is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so SIGNUP NOW! The deadline to register to take part in Spring Training is February February 5th. NSLL regular season signups WILL remain open until tryouts commence on Saturday 2/27.
Please visit our Spring Training FAQs page with answers to questions many of us all share.
"Let’s Play Ball"
Spring Training FAQs
Q: Does my child have to participate in Spring Training in order to play in the regular season?
A: No. You can simply select the Opt Out of Spring Training option on the registration form and join us for tryouts for players ages 8-13 and in early March for players ages 4-7.
Q: Will the Spring Training coach and teammates be the same for the regular season?
A: No. The teams and coaches for the regular season will be selected/drafted as they would be for any other year.
Q: What happens if someone on a team, either coach or player, tests positive for COVID-19?
A: In our protocols we require the coach and league be alerted IMMEDIATELY. All team activities would be put on hold until safe to resume per Marin HHS guidance.
Q: Can I stay and watch my child’s practice?
A: Unfortunately this will not be allowed at this time due to health and safety guidelines. Parent/Guardians need to drop off and return for pickup. We will continue to monitor the health and safety regulations and update our protocols accordingly as soon as deemed safe.
Q: What precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of the players and coaches?
A: We have setup a list of protocols that will be strictly enforce at ALL TIMES.
Q: What equipment does my child need to bring to each practice?
A: Each player is required to have their own mask, water bottle, hat, baseball glove, bat, and helmet. We also highly recommend each player to have cleats, batting gloves, and any other personal equipment they wish to use. Due to Covid-19, the sharing of equipment is prohibited at this time.
Q: Can my child be on the same team as his buddy?
A: Juggling the many requests and preferences we receive becomes virtually impossible. We do our best to pair the groups up in a logical way, but cannot take requests or guarantee each individual players preference.
Q: Do the players and coaches have to wear masks?
A: Yes. All players and coaches are required to wear masks at all times.
Q: What is the refund policy?
A: As this remains a very fluid and uncertain time, we are sensitive to the financial reservations in committing to our league. If a player is never able to participate in practices or games, a 100% refund would be issued. NSLL will develop a % scale for any partial seasons which there are far too many scenarios to predict at this time. All returning players have been issued a $75 credit in the TeamSnap accounts to apply towards with season.
Q: What if I have already registered for the regular season before NSLL announced Spring Training?
A: All players ages 8-13 that registered for the regular season before 1/21/21 will receive an email confirming if they want to participate in Spring Training. You are not obligated to participate in Spring Training and this will have no effect on your registration for the regular season.
Q: What if my child is under 8 years old?
A: The season for all players ages 4-7 (Single-A, T-Ball, and T-Ball Kidz), typically starts in early March. This will still be the case so you will not be missing out as Spring Training is limited to players ages 8-13 (AA, AAA, Majors, and 50/70) that would typically start practicing in early February.
Q: Is the NSLL program approved by the Marin HHA and the state of CA?
A: Yes, the state of California Department of Public Health Guidelines authorizes the formation of “stable cohorts” regardless of “county tier status” and while under the “Regional Stay at Home Order”. Safety protocols as outlined will be followed and strictly enforced.
Q: Do I have to pay extra for Spring Training?
A: No. Spring Training is a kick-off to the NSLL Regular Season. There are no additional fees required to participate.