Seasons

Regular Season (Spring)

The regular season runs from late April through the end of June. The Spring season is where the development of the fundamentals of the game happens. Our philosophy is to teach players the basics of baseball in a fun, safe environment. Along with improving their skills, the emphasis is placed on teaching them the respect of the game, other players, coaches and umpires, and other life skills.

Please see the Divisions page know which days of the week the games are played. Practices are determined at the team level and can be any day of the week.

Interlock (Majors only)

NWLL is pleased to be offering a competitive interlock program in the Majors division again this year. This team will compete against other Majors teams in District 3. New for 2023, this team will not participate in the NWLL house league.
For the 2023 season, we are piloting a more extensive Interlock experience. This team will be formed in April, and will practice and play together for the spring season AND the Little League Alberta summer all-star season. The commitment for this team is the ENTIRE time between April and the August long weekend, with the expectation of 2 practices and likely 2 games per week (spring) and 4 games on weekends (summer). The goal is to have this team be competitive at the AA level.
Players interested in this team will register for Majors Interlock through our registration system. The cost of this program is $500 ($260 spring fees, $200 summer fees plus a $40 tryout fee). The try-out fee is not refundable. If your player is placed on the Interlock team, the remainder of the fees will be invoiced. If your player is not placed on the Interlock team, they will remain in the NWLL house league.
There will be additional opportunities for players to try-out for Little League Alberta summer all-stars in June for those who do not get placed on the Interlock team. If there is enough interest, we will create an additional Majors All-Star team at the A level.
Registration for this program is open to all players at the Majors level who are committed to playing on the team from April until the August long weekend.

All-Star Program (Summer)

Are you looking ahead and wondering how you can keep playing baseball in the summer months?  All-Star (Summer) Baseball may be the answer for you.

NWLL offers an All-Star program following the completion of the regular season.  Players are selected on a try-out basis, and all players are encouraged to attend.  The summer baseball league runs from the end of June until the August long weekend, with potential opportunities to attend various district, regional, and national tournaments into August, and perhaps the Little League World Series!  Depending on interest, NWLL can enter teams at AAA, AA & A levels.  Players must play in 60% of the regular (spring) season games to be eligible to play All-Star (summer) baseball.  This program is available for all players in the Minor Division and up.

The summer baseball season is a great experience and provides players with an opportunity to play another level of baseball.  It is important to know there is a level of commitment required at this level, which differs from the regular spring season.  There will be 2-3 practices per week plus tournament games on weekends.   The summer league is very competitive and structured very differently than the regular (spring) season.  Unlike the regular season, which focuses on allowing every player to play multiple positions, coaches will set the batting line-up and defensive positioning to give the team the best competitive advantage.  All players will be provided with the opportunity to play six defensive outs and one at-bat per game.  Specific substitution rules determine how and when substitutions occur.

The cost to play is $200 per player, which includes uniform pieces, tournament fees, umpire and field rental costs.  Additional costs may also be associated with travel, hotel and meals for out-of-town tournament play.

Player Expectations

  • A 75% commitment level is required.
  • Practices are held at the Coach’s discretion during July and August.
  • Players will come to practices and games with a positive attitude and demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship at all times.
  • Parent volunteer commitments are required for pitch-count, scorekeeping, diamond set-up/tear down, team manager, etc.

Player Selection Process and Criteria

Selection criteria are eligibility, ability, skill, and desire.  A player’s behaviour throughout the entire spring season is also considered, as well as positive attitude, sportsmanship, teamwork and regular participation.  Parents will be asked to confirm player availability at the beginning of tryouts.  Although player availability is an important part of the selection process, it should not deter any player from considering the summer baseball program or attending the tryouts. There is an opportunity for some flexibility by the team coaches.

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