Northwood Plainwell Little League: NPLL News

New Little League Boundaries Rule Change

We want to advise you of an important change to the rules and regulations that you'll see in the 2014 Little League Rulebook:

  • Residency and School Attendance Eligibility (Section II) - In an effort to accomodate for Little Leaguers to play with their classmates, and ease the burden on parents and guardians, Little League has amended its residency requirements to allow children to play in the local league whose boundaries where they attend school is located. To verify enrollment, parents need to bring an official school document, such as a report card or school enrollment form, confirming enrollment in the school for the current academic year, dated before October 1, 2013. Read the full text of the new rule here. If your child does not live in NPLL district but attends one of the many schools that are located within the district, they would now be considered "in district" with Northwood-Plainwell Little League (with the appropriate documentation support).


How To Buy A Glove or Bat
Click Here for a guide that covers the basics of baseball and softball gloves: position, materials, construction and more. Or click here for a guide that covers the basics of select a baseball bat that fits your unique body configuration and skill level, height, weight, and hitting strength. Or, if you want to know how to buy a softball bat, click here for a guide to help you select the bat materials and technology that are right for your player.

50/70 Division Baseball - What is it?

  • Real Baseball
  • Age 13 (league age)
  • 50' pitcher's mound and 70' base paths
  • Players are permitted to lead off base
  • Players are permitted to steal on the pitcher's release
  • Balks are called on the pitcher's
  • Big Barrel Bats are permitted (Junior League requirements)


National Weather Service Forecast

We have added a link to the National Weather Service as a convenience.  Click here to get a current forecast.

Northwood Plainwell Weather Policy states:

All games and practices will be postponed when a Tornado Watch / Tornado Warning or Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for our area during a scheduled game or practice.

When lightning is observed or thunder is heard, the game / practice must be suspended. Players must stay off the field for 30 minutes. If, during that time, no additional lightning is seen or thunder is heard, play may resume. If, within the first 30 minutes, additional lightning is seen or thunder is heard; players must remain off of the field for a additional 30 minutes. Players can return to the playing field if lightning has been absent from the local sky and thunder has not been heard for 30 minutes.

The occurrence of lightning or thunder is not subject to interpretation or discussion - LIGHTNING is LIGHTNING and THUNDER is THUNDER.

Inter-league games scheduled at non-NPLL fields will follow the weather policies of the host site.



Spy In The Sky
NPLL Fields
From 1100 Feet Above Ground
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Technology is just amazing! Have you ever wanted to take a virtual tour of the neighborhood, see the locations of schools, shopping and transportation, identify the tax district, and get crime statistics? Well, the technology is out there from a company called Keyhole which is owned by Google.

With an Internet connection, users enter an address or other location information and Keyhole's software accesses the database and takes them to a digital image of that location on their computer screen. The interactive software then gives users many options, including the ability to zoom in from space-level to street-level, tilt and rotate the view or search for other information such as hotels, parks, ATMs or subways. Unlike traditional mapping technologies, Keyhole creates a dynamic 3D interface for geographic information.

We have added a satellite view of your playing fields to our site and District 2 has images of some of the other leagues on its site. Click here to visit the District 2 site.