News and Announcements
Attention 13 Year Old Players
North Reading Little League is excited to be offering a 50/70 baseball program in the spring of 2020 that is open to ALL 13-year-old players. The season will run mid-April through the end of May and include approximately a dozen games.
This is a great opportunity to help transition youngsters to the larger diamond as they continue their baseball development. An added bonus of this program is Williamsport (All-Star) eligibility for the 13-year-olds.
From now until 1/31/2020, NRLL is offering a $45 discount on registration price until Jan. 31, 2020 ($205). Email email@example.com with any questions.
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North Reading Little League has opened registration for the 2020 spring season. We offer fun, instructional, and competitive baseball leagues for boys and girls ages 4-16, and welcome returning players, new players, and those who’ve taken a year or two off from the game. We want to see you playing ball at Benevento Park next spring.
NRLL is offering a special preseason price of $205 (until Jan. 31, 2020) – that’s a savings of $45 off the regular price for our Instructional, Farm, Minors, Majors, and Big Diamond leagues. Tee-Ball (ages 4 and 5) is just $125 and NRLL is again offering a “thank you” price of just $45 for all 16-year-olds. Sign up today to take advantage of this discount.
Learn more about North Reading Little League and all our programs by visiting www.nrll.org.
In addition to registering your son/daughter, you can volunteer to coach by clicking on the link.
Note: To coach, you must select volunteer or we won’t know you are interested. This is separate from the background/Sex Offender process. That link is sent once the Board approves all the coaches.
Five players from North Reading Little League were part of the American/Italian youth team that captured the 2019 Sala Baganza International Baseball Tournament earlier this August in Italy.
Nick Ciardiello, Ryan Baker, Jared Macdonald, Sam Morelli, and Zach Rosatone played for the squad — which was coached by NRLL Player Development Director Marco Vittozzi and NRLL Board member Jim Demetri — that capped its title run with a 12-6 victory over the Czech Republic in the final. Also on the squad was Claudio di Ronza, who played for Team Italy in this year’s Little League World Series in Williamsport.
Accompanying the team on the trip was former North Reading high school baseball coach Frank Carey.
Pictured are: (Back row, left to right) Jim Demetri (assistant head coach), Marco Vittozzi (head coach), Nick Ciardiello, coach Vin Bonano, Leonardo Gattelli (Italy), Ian Visnick, Dominick Gabardi, Ryan Baker, Jared Macdonald, Sam Morelli, Francesco Roero (Italy), Marco Armillei (coach from Italy) coach Frank Carey, coach Sergio Coviello; (Front row) Linda Pelletier, Luca Gabardi, James Churchill, Matteo Casadio (Italy), Matt Elwell, Zach Rosatone, and Claudio DiRonza.
The North Reading Little League Hornets put on their game faces on August 3 and brought home the 2019 Jimmy Fund 9/10 Year-Old District Championship title by defeating the Wilmington Wildcats, 13-8, on a beautiful morning for baseball at Weafer Park in Woburn.
Inspired while lined up on the infield before the 1st pitch by a stirring rendition of The Star Spangled Banner over the loudspeaker – and following an epic win-or-go-home extra-inning battle two days earlier – this resolute team of gamers completed another stunning comeback in front of some raucous home-grown NR traveling fan support.
Sparked by gritty pitching and a lock-down defense, the stymied offense was allowed just enough opportunity to come alive over some tense middle-innings that saw emotions run high, with solid contributions up and down the lineup and aggressive running on the base paths to turn an early five-run deficit into the five-run margin of victory.
This hard-earned “W” capped a fun summer of baseball for the nearly 100 North Reading kids ages 8-12 who competed in three separate divisions against neighboring towns through the Jimmy Fund Little League regular season and playoffs. NRLL also ran the Jimmy Fund Sandlot Series for nearly 50 young ballplayers in the 4-7 year-old range – all while supporting a great cause that is still taking donations through September 13 to help Take a Swing at Cancer.
Thanks for all your support!
A HIGH BENCH MARK — Members of NRLL’s 9/10-year-old Jimmy Fund team show their game faces prior to knocking off Wilmington for the District title on Aug. 4. Pictured are (left to right) Ryan DiCarlo, Ian Baker, Harry Wells, Mikey Corvino, Lucas Carbal, Cole Verdonck, Hendrik Schomp, Brendan Nelson, Jackson Merrill, Anthony Giordano, Gavin Griffith. Most Valuable Vacationing Players: Damien Pagliuca and Vincent Pagliuca,
Programs for boys and girls who will be baseball ages 5-16 in 2020
In addition to splendid weather, a New England autumn offers an ideal opportunity for young ballplayers to hone their skills and get a jump on the next baseball season. With that in mind, North Reading Little League and the North Reading Diamond Club are sponsoring fall baseball programs for youngsters who will be baseball ages 5-16 in 2020.
For those who will be ages 9-12 (Small Diamond) and 13-16 (Big Diamond) in 2020, the Diamond Club has seven-week programs that include weeknight practices and weekend games against local opponents. These programs are ideal for all players looking to develop their skills as well as those making the jump to the Big Diamond. The season starts in early September and the cost is $300.
Registration for both Diamond Club programs will take place Saturday, Aug. 24, at Benevento Park, beginning at 10 a.m. For more information, contact NRLL Player Development Director Marco Vittozzi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who will be baseball ages 5-8 in 2020, NRLL is conducting a six-week instructional program that includes one weeknight practice per week and a game/clinic on Saturdays at Benevento Park. The season starts in early September and the cost is $125.
Registration for the NRLL program is online at:
If you have questions or problems with signups, please e-mail Mike Correale at email@example.com. Please use your username and password you used for the 2019 Spring Season Signup.
We look forward to seeing you on the baseball diamond this fall!