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Baseball Divisions

THROUGHOUT ALL DIVISIONS, WEARING OF JEWELRY, IN ANY FORM, IS PROHIBITED AT ALL TIMES.
THOSE WEARING ANY FORM OF JEWELRY WILL BE ASKED TO REMOVE IT BEFORE THEY CAN PARTICIPATE. 


NOTE:
ALL Divisional Placements are Evaluation Based
NBSL makes all divisional placement decisions based on demonstrated ability shown during spring training evaluations

Baseball League Age Chart - 2022 BASEBALL Age Chart
Scholarship/Hardship Request - Application can be found
HERE

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FULL TIME COACH PITCH
Typically, appropriate for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade
Prerequisite: Players have 1-2 years of TBALL experience 

This program is where our newest players are taught fundamentals to support their entry into baseball & softball
Coach pitch level will include player development programs appropriate to the level at which players are participating
Scores and standings are not kept at this level.
RIF 1 safety balls and newest equipment is utilized for maximum player safety and interest

Travel to other communities should be expected
Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 
Siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

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MINORS 60’ BASEBALL
Typically, appropriate for 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grade
Prerequisite: Players have 1-2 years of Coach Pitch experience

This division is full time player-pitch baseball and is designed to further the education and development of players
The focus at this level continues to be on individual skill development and understanding of situational play.
The environment is competitive

Players MUST demonstrate a consistent ability to throw and catch a baseball.
Players will experience playing multiple positions throughout the season.

Pitching & Catching - all players are provided an opportunity to play these positions - once they demonstrate the ability at practice.

Travel to other communities should be expected
Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 
Siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

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MAJORS 60’ BASEBALL
Typically, appropriate for 5th, 6th  and 7th grade
Prerequisite: Players have 1-2 years of Minors 60' experience 

This division represents the highest level of play on the 60' diamond
The competitive level increases at this level, we wish coaches to continue and focus on refining and improving skills, team building and teaching the game.
Playing time may not necessarily be equal among players at the Majors level. 

Travel to other communities should be expected
Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 
Siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

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 INTERMEDIATE 70’ BASEBALL
Typically, appropriate for 5th, 6th 7th and 8th grade
Prerequisite: Players have 1-2 years of 60' experience 

The Intermediate Division will provide a bridge in players' progression toward the full-sized 90' diamond.
Players must demonstrate abilities necessary to transition from the 60-foot diamond and play within a competitive environment

This division will help to better prepare player's skills, mental and physical development to become better engaged in the game of baseball.  
The Intermediate Division provides a game that more closely resembles “real” baseball, including rules regarding leading off bases, stealing and others that are in line with the sport on higher levels. For those players who are ready, it will allow players to be challenged and to play with and against like-minded players of similar ability in Northampton and our surrounding communities.


Travel to other communities should be expected
Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 
Siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

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90’ BASEBALL
Typically, appropriate for 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th (no HS play)
Prerequisite: Players have 1-2 years of 70' experience 

This division is played on the full size 90-foot diamond.
Environment is competitive as players ready themselves for high school baseball.

Travel to other communities should be expected
Requests for a child to be placed with a specific coach or another player cannot be honored. 
Siblings in the same division will be placed together. 

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