News and Announcements
Due to our moved Tryout schedule (an email was just sent confirming tomorrow's schedule) we have had to rearrange our pre-season Skills Sessions. Apologies on the short notice, but if your child is available *this Sunday*, we are also pleased to announce the second of the pre-season skills camps we have arranged to be led by Enrique Cruz, former professional player & son of Houston legend Jose Cruz!
THIS SUNDAY, January 29th at Weber Field @ 4602 Dunlavy
1 - 2 pm: Players ages 6-8 (Machine Pitch)
2 - 3 pm: Players ages 9-10 (Minors)
3 - 4 pm: Players ages 11-12 (Majors)
Please dust off your gloves & cleats and extend the word by inviting a friend to join you - this session is also open to interested players who have not yet registered - on Sunday the 29th!
DUE TO THE SEVERE WEATHER AND FLOODING AT THE FIELD, WE MUST MOVE OUR TRYOUTS TO NEXT SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH.
PLEASE STAY ON THE LOOKOUT FOR FURTHER UPDATES BY EMAIL, ON FACEBOOK & BY TWITTER.
Tryouts will be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 28th atWeber Field [Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/XbEjyGMD7ev] 4600 Dunlavy Houston, TX 77098
located behind in Ervan Chew Park
- MAJORS (ages 11-12 with some playing experience) - 9 - 10 am
- MINORS (ages 9-10 usually with some experience) - 10 - 11:15 am
- MACHINE PITCH (ages 7-8 and for those still developing skills) - 11:15 - 12:30 pm
- TEE BALL (ages 4-8 intended for those new to baseball) - 12:30 - 1 pm
PLEASE REGISTER PRIOR TO TRYOUTS NOW (CLICK HERE). In-person, online sign-ups will be assisted on-site by League representatives and if registration payments must be made by cash or check, they will be collected at that time.
If you are unable to attend, but have successfully registered, your child WILL BE DRAFTED. Once Draft is complete, placement on a team is only subject to availability and by approval from the Manager or Coach.
FAQs for Neartown LL's spring season.
WHICH DIVISION SHOULD WE SIGN UP FOR?
T-BALL (generally 4-6 yr olds) - The first step in learning the basics of a sport that can be enjoyed for a lifetime!
MACHINE PITCH (generally 7-8 yr olds) - An excellent level of competitive play that still emphasizes skill development and utilizes a pitching machine to introduce more advanced batting techniques.
MINORS (generally 9-10 yr olds) - Best suited for players who are comfortable with basic skills of baseball and are ready to move up to kid-pitched games.
MAJORS (generally 11-12 yr olds) - Intended for players who have had several years of organized baseball experience.
SOFTBALL - A new division for us and appropriate for all levels of experience.
CHALLENGER (all ages) - A new division for us this year, for boys and girls with physical or mental challenges to enjoy the game of baseball
DO GIRLS PLAY IN LITTLE LEAGUE?
Absolutley YES! All kids, boys & girls, who are interested in baseball are welcome to join us. If you have a particular interest in our Softball Division, please email email@example.com with any questions.
HOW MANY TIMES PER WEEK ARE PRACTICES & GAMES?
PRESEASON - One practice during the week and one on the weekend.
REGULAR SEASON (March - May) - One game and one practice per week.
WHERE ARE YOUR FIELDS LOCATED?
WHO DO I CONTACT IF I WOULD LIKE TO VOLUNTEER FOR THE LEAGUE AS A COACH?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your interest.
HOW LONG DOES THE SEASON LAST?
We will start practices in February and the season officially ends in May. Tournament teams would continue playing up to July, depending on the Division.
WHAT HAPPENS ON OPENING DAY?
We will kick off the season with a morning parade, introduce the teams & sponsors and throw out our first pitch. All team & individual pictures are taken immeditately after the ceremonies. If possible, all teams will have their first game of the season that day.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? WHAT DOES THE LEAGUE PROVIDE?
Early bird special: $200 per player + $50 per family for field improvement fund. Additional siblings that sign up enjoy a player fee discount. Each player will receive a team uniform of shirt, pants, & cap along with a team photograph. The league will also provide Coaches with an equipment bag containing community batting helmets, Little League-approved bats, catcher's gear, as well as practice & game balls.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO WE NEED TO BRING OURSELVES?
Each player is responsible for providing their own baseball glove and cleats. It is highly recommended that each player bring their own batting helmet (for hygenic reasons) and a bat that is matched to their specific skill and strength.
CAN WE PICK OUR TEAM? CAN WE PLAY WITH OUR FRIENDS?
While we cannot guarantee the team of your choice at all levels of play (it is important to have similar levels of talent across a single Division's teams), we will always take into consideration special requests. Please communicate those to our Player Agent (email@example.com) by email after you have registered.
DO WE NEED TO HAVE PRIOR EXPERIENCE?
None is required - we are open to beginners as well as seasoned players. We are happy to find a team that is right for you!
We hope these answer your basic questions and look forward to having you and your family part of the Neartown Nation this spring!