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  • 2018 Player evaluation weekend is coming up February 10th & 11th!



    All baseball players of little league age 8 – 12 are asked to attend.

    Players will be asked to take turns batting, fielding and running the bases. Players can do this on the 10th, 11th, or on both days. NWSLL coaches attend the evaluation in order to better get to know the players and their skill sets.  Evaluations are not required of our 5-7 year olds, Juniors Baseball, Seniors baseball and all Softball divisions.

    The purpose of player evaluation is to place each player in the appropriate division, as well as draft teams that are equally matched in terms of experience and skill. Players who don’t attend are still placed on a team (in some cases by hat draw).


    BASEBALL EVALUATION Location & times

    WHITMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL:   9201 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98117



                                                         (Turf field complex behind the school)


    9:30AM    AGES 8-9 Registration and Warm Up
    10:00AM  – 11:30AM       AGES 8-9 Evaluation    
    11:30AM   AGE 10 Registration and Warm Up
    12:00PM – 1:00PM AGE 10 Evaluation    
    12:30PM   AGES 11-12 Registration and Warm Up
    1:00PM – 2:30PM AGES 11-12 Evaluation  



                                                      (Turf field complex behind the school)


    9:30AM    AGES 8-9 Registration and Warm Up
    10:00AM  – 11:30AM       AGES 8-9 Evaluation    
    11:30AM   AGE 10 Registration and Warm Up
    12:00PM – 1:00PM AGE 10 Evaluation    
    12:30PM   AGES 11-12 Registration and Warm Up
    1:00PM – 2:30PM AGES 11-12 Evaluation  


    What should players bring?

    Players will be running, fielding and batting. If at all possible, they should wear baseball attire including baseball cleats and baseball pants or sweats. Players should also bring a glove and water bottle, and boys should wear a protective cup.

    Batting helmets, bats and baseballs will be provided but players can also wear their own helmets and hit with their own bats. There will also be extra gloves available to borrow.

    What happens next?

    At the end of the evaluation weekend, NWSLL coaches will get together and draft players onto teams. Everyone gets placed onto a team, even players who can’t attend one of the evaluation days.



    To determine your baseball or softball player’s league age for 2018  CLICK HERE





While the weather says otherwise, we’re drawing closer to open of next baseball season, which means it’s time to “hit the gym” and get the preseason training rolling.   This year, NWSLL’s preseason training program will consist of Skills Clinics and Open Gym Sessions that will start in January 2018.   The goal is to help develop the skills and confidence of our players and coaches for the coming season, but more importantly, to continue strengthening the bond of our “baseball community”.   Who Should Attend: Skills Clinics and Open Gym Sessions are open (and recommended) for all players intending to participate in a “kid pitch” divisions (AA, AAA, Majors) this season (additional training for tee ball and coach pitch players and will be announced soon).   Skills Clinics:  The Skills Clinics will focus on hitting, pitching, infield/defense and catching and provide the base for the Open Gym Sessions below.  Guest presenters will include Brent Lillibridge and Mitch Canham, both former professional players and current Base By Pro instructors.

Hitting Clinic: Sunday, 1/7/18, 12pm-3pm   (Brett Lillibridge guest presenter 2:45-3:15)
Catching Clinic*: Sunday, 1/7/18, 3pm-6pm  (Brett Lillibridge guest presenter 2:45-3:15)
Infield/Defense Clinic:  Sunday, 1/14/18, 12pm-3pm  (Mitch Canham guest presenter 2:45-3:15)
Pitching Clinic:  Sunday, 1/14/18, 3pm-6pm  (Mitch Canham guest presenter 2:45-3:15)
Open Gym Sessions:  The Open Gym Sessions reinforce skills and concepts covered at the Skills Clinics with drills and reps.
Open Gym – Sundays, 1/21/181/28/182/4/182/18/18, 2/25/18
Each Sunday will have two 3-hour sessions to choose from – players can come to one session to cover the three skill areas.
Session A: 12pm-1pm – Hitting | 1pm -2pm – Infield/Defense | 2pm-3pm – Pitching/Catching
Session B: 3pm-4pm – Hitting | 4pm-5pm – Infield/Defense | 5pm-6pm – Pitching/Catching
Location: Greenwood Boys and Girls Club, 8635 Fremont Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103  
Instructors: This year’s training will feature a mix of professional instructors, current players for local high school and select teams and NWSLL coaches.  
Cost: NWSLL is asking for donations to cover the costs of the Skills Clinics and Open Gym Sessions.  Donations are not compulsory for attendance, however, with the league willing and able to scholarship any training, if necessary.  Please contact Coach Spankie Schmidt at spankie_schmidt@hotmail.com or  registrar@nwsll.org for full and partial scholarship options.  We also realize that winter schedules are busy, so the donations will be per clinic/session.   ·         
Skills Clinics – $50 donation for each – Hitting, Infield/Defense, Pitching (See below for Catching Clinic*) ·         
Open Gym Sessions – $10 donation for each  
*The Catching Clinic is partnered with FirstSwing Foundation and will have a different pricing tier, with identical scholarship capacity. If interested in the catching clinic please contact Coach Spankie Schmidt (spankie_schmidt@hotmail.com) directly for information and registration.   This training cycle will bring the league to annual tryout/evaluations (Weekend of 2/11/18) and beyond to the start of team practices in March, with the goal of each player being prepared and confident. Keep an eye out for following training announcements, which will include additional information regarding some of our guest instructors and speakers.  


  • 2018 Bat regulation changes – FYI

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard visit usabat.com. Information on the subject is linked below: Little League announcement USA Baseball announcement