WWW.NRLL.ORG: 2017 NRLL Spring Season Divisions (days and times)

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Instructional League (NRLL Spring Signup)
Season Starts: April 8
Game Days: Saturday afternoon (10:30am and 12:00pm)Sunday (2:30 p.m., advanced game)
Using the same ball as in the Tee Ball League, the coach pitches the ball for the players to hit. While the boys and girls are more experienced, games remain similar to the Tee Ball games and everyone bats and fields each inning.


Tee Ball League (NRLL Spring)
Season Starts: April 09
Game Day: Sunday (1:00 p.m and 11:30am, 2:30pm.)
The Tee Ball program s NRLL's introduction to baseball, with an emphasis on skills, fun, and parent participation. The program, which has been in operation for years, has been popular with parents, boys, and girls, Each week, the kids work through drills before ultimately playing a game.


Major League (NRLL Spring Signup)
Season Starts: April 15 ,Opening Day will be Saturday April 015, 2017 and then no more Saturday games.
Game Days: Monday (5:30 p.m.), Wednesday (5:30 p.m.), Friday (5:30 p.m./7:30 p.m.),
This is NRLL's premier "Small Diamond" division with approximately two dozen games, followed by playoffs, at Benevento Fields. While the skill level is high in this league, the emphasis remains on teaching, participation, and teamwork. Most standard baseball rules apply.


Minor League (NRLL Spring Signup)
Season Starts: April 15
Game Days: Tuesday (5:30 p.m.), Saturday afternoon (4:30 p.m.), Saturday night (7 p.m.)
This is a step up from Farm League — including the introduction of kid-pitch and the implementation of more standard baseball rules. There is a 16-game season with all games played at Benevento Field. The games are competitive and show a generally high level of skill. Teaching and participation are emphasized and teams bat in continuous order, batting until three outs are made or until a team scores six runs in an inning. There are playoffs and ultimately a league championship game is held.


Farm League (NRLL Spring Signup)
Season Starts: April 15
Game Days: Saturday (2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.),
Coaches continue to pitch to the boys and girls; however, a regulation baseball is used and 9 players are in the field at one time. The batters bat until there are 3 outs, six runs are scored, or the entire team hits. The players and the game are naturally more sophisticated than Tee Ball, but instruction is still the emphasis of the league.


Big Diamond Baseball — MBDL Senior Division (ages 15-16)
Season Starts: Mid-April
Game Days: 2-3 games per week, scheduled to avoid conflicts with high school ball
The MBDL Senior Division is a "big diamond" league – utilizing nearly all regulation baseball rules – for players ages 15-16. North Reading teams play in a local league with other towns and crown a town and ultimately a league-wide champion. The league has become very popular and includes players of all abilities. There is a 14-16 game schedule (games can be played on any day of the week), with home games held at the Hood School and North Reading High School. Many high school players also compete in this league.


Big Diamond Baseball — MBDL Junior Division (ages 13-14)
Season Starts: Mid-April
Game Days: 2-3 games per week
The MBDL Junior Division is a "big diamond" league – utilizing nearly all regulation baseball rules – for players ages 13-14. North Reading teams play in a local league with other towns and crown a town and ultimately a league-wide champion. The league has become very popular and includes players of all abilities. There is a 14-16 game schedule (games can be played on any day of the week), with home games held at the Hood School and North Reading High School.


Challenger Division
Season Starts: April 17
Game Day: Sunday (9 a.m.)
North Reading Little League established a Challenger Division in 2014. It was launched on a national level in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4 to 18 (or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school), to enjoy the game of baseball. Rules of play are modified for the Challenger Division to allow players of all abilities to participate. Each Challenger player is partnered with a “Buddy” to assist on the field when needed. The North Reading Challenger Division will play approximately four to five dates throughout the spring on Sunday mornings at the Benevento Memorial Fields complex. For more information, contact Chris Hanson at (781) 439-9031 or chanson@epsilon.com.


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