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North Whidbey Little League

Welcome to North Whidbey Little League

Frequently Asked Questions

What gear or equipment does each family need to supply for their player(s):
NWLL does not provide the following REQUIRED gear:

  • Baseball glove (mitt)
  • Cleats 
  • Protective cup (for boys)
  • Wind breaker or other clothing for cold/wet weather
  • Water bottle (as there are no drinking fountains at most field locations)

For older divisions (usually kid pitch divisions), players will be expected to have their own pants, socks, and undershirt (to match the team colors). *We do not provide pants for any age group. 

Is there any “optional” gear we should consider for our player?
The following items are not required, but families may choose to supply these for their player:

  • Personal helmet
  • personal bat
  •  batting gloves
  • gear bag

What if I cannot afford the appropriate equipment for my child?
Please contact your coach or any little league board member if your family needs assistance to outfit your child with appropriate equipment. NWLL is committed to including all players who wish to play and we will help your child acquire what he/she needs.

Player evaluations
As each of our teams in “KID PITCH” baseball will be chosen by a “draft” procedure, all players wishing to play in Minors & Majors Baseball must attend Player Evaluations in late February & early March. Some players may be considering the option to “play up” into a division above their registered age group. These players must attend at least 1 evaluations of the age groups. Evaluations occur in late February and early March. 

Which division does my child play in?
Below are the league ages for each division, as well as a link to the 2023 Little League age charts to determine the player's league age. *all programs are CO-ED

 T-ball, ages 4-6
Rookie Baseball (Machine/Coach Pitch), ages 6-8
Minors Baseball, ages 9-11
Majors Baseball, ages 10-12
Juniors Baseball, ages 13-15

Rookie Softball (Machine/Coach Pitch), ages 6-8
Minors Softball, ages 8-11
Majors Softball, ages 10-12
Juniors Softball, ages 13-15

What happens on Evaluations day?  What if we can’t make it to any of the try-out dates?
Player evaluations (AKA “Tryouts”) are an activity at which all players who desire to play “kid pitch” baseball (in Minors, Majors and Juniors) are asked to participate.  Player evaluations happen usually on the weekend before Mid-winter break (early Feb) and take place at a local field. (windjammer park)

At the evaluation day, players are asked to take turns batting, fielding and running the bases. The NWLL team managers attend the evaluation and rate each player's demonstrated skills (other things are also looked at like effort, attitude and maturity).

If a child cannot attend any of the try-out dates,  coaches may compare notes on what they know of the player from last season so that the player can be “rated” correctly in relation to the other players.  In some cases, the player’s name will be drawn out of a hat at the end of the draft process to determine team placement for that player.  Any player requesting to play up will be required to attend player evaluations.

What should my child bring to the evaluation day?
Kids will be running, fielding and batting. If at all possible, players should wear baseball attire including baseball cleats and baseball pants or sweats. Players should also wear a protective cup, bring a glove and water bottle. Batting helmets, bats and baseballs are provided but if preferred, a child may wear his/her own helmet or hit with his/her personal bat. There will also be extra gloves should a player need to borrow one.

Can my child “play up”?
“Playing up” is an option for some players.  NWSLL allows players to request to play up one division by choosing the YES box when asked if you request this option during the registration process.  During the registration process, you cannot register for the division you wish to play up to, but this does not matter, as every player requesting to play up will be given the same opportunity based on the below process.

If you are thinking that you want your player to play in a division “up”, Send an email to [email protected]Please understand that the league is taking the following into consideration:

Demonstrated skills/ability at Player Evaluation
Confirmation that the player plays safely and competently in the upper division
Feedback from the coach from last season
Composition of teams and number of players in each division
Team parity in each division
The league will let you know if other information is needed.

NOTE: Do not put in a “false” Date of Birth during registration!   It is VERY important that every player be registered with a correct birthday, as Little League Rules need to be followed for each division.

What does it cost to play North Whidbey Little League?

T-Ball - $120
Rookie - $130
Minors - $140
Majors - $140
Juniors - $140
Challenger - $60

Other details
Family cap - No matter the number of players, families will not pay above $300 for the first 3 players. Any players beyond 4 will only be $35 per player. 
Scholarships - No child will be denied an opportunity to play for financial reasons. Please download the Scholarship Application, complete it and send it to us before you register.

NWLL Scholarship Request Form

Should I become a League Member?
All board members, managers, coaches, and umpires are required to become members. Membership allows you to attend the general membership meeting in September and to elect board members.  Please fill out the adult volunteer Registration form to become a member.

 Volunteer information
The success of our league depends upon volunteers. Please consider volunteering your time and skills to help make our league better! The registration process allows you to select volunteer opportunities that may interest you and review this website for more details.

Tax-deductible donations
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to NWLL. This year, these funds will be used to provide scholarships to needy families, continue with field improvements, and to purchase new equipment, such as pitching machines for our teams. The registration process has a field where you can specify tax-deductible donation

Contact Us

North Whidbey Little League

PO Box 473 
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Phone: 360-679-1522
Email: [email protected]

North Whidbey Little League

PO Box 473 
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277

Phone: 360-679-1522
Email: [email protected]
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