FAQ

  

FALL LEAGUE is instructional and therefore we do NOT hold 


EVALUATIONS:  Evaluations are held for the SPRING season only. 

Practices:
All divisions practice twice a week until games start.  Just one practice a week when games start.

Games:
The season consists of 12-14 games (depending on weather) this Spring season.  The times are evenings during the week and Saturday mornings.

Venue:
There are four little league fields at Veterans Park located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy., Wilmington, NC, 28412. and 3 fields at Myrtle Grove Middle School   Click Here For Directions to Veterans Park.

  

How Can I Get Involved?
There are three main ways you can be involved:

  • Coach:       We are always looking for coaches that desire to encourage and improve youth through baseball.   We hope to build a team of coaches that are passionate about giving our kids a positive sports experience. If      interested, please contact our office by email at      wilmingtonnclittleleague@gmail.com
  • Volunteer:      Wilmington Little League is looking to add to their team of volunteers.  Specifically, we are looking for dedicated people to help with field maintenance, fundraising, and overall marketing of our programs.
  • Sponsorship: Over the years we have had very generous sponsors.  We hope to build our sponsorship base in order to adequately fund our programs and provide scholarships for children who need financial assistance in order to play in our program. Sponsoring a team is a huge blessing to the program each season.

  

So, What Is So Different About Us…

  • Build your Team: In our Tball division, coaches are allowed to their full team of 8. 
  • Machine Pitch and up, coaches are allowed to build their own teams up to 5 players.  The remaining slots will be filled with      “at large” players or through the evaluation system rules.
    • During the Fall instructional league, we spread out the players, not necessarily based on their Spring affiliations. 
  • Free Clinics: Extra coaching is available on several Saturdays in the Fall for specific positions and skills.
  • Smaller teams in Tee-Ball: Tee-ball teams have a maximum of nine players so that every player is playing an infield position.  We install a temporary fence along the perimeter of the infield to shorten the field.
  • 13-year old: Little League is set up to allow 13- yr-old to get the best experience before playing against 14 and 15-year-olds. Intermediate League (11-13 yr olds) plays on a 50 ft mound, 70 ft base path, with open bases. Perfect      transition for those players transitioning from 46/60 to a Middle school field.


TEAM PARITY

We have learned that it is important to keep parity within the teams of a division.  When teams are allowed to fully build their squad it can create an unbalanced environment, if not monitored.  Our staff reserves the right to enforce “spreading out the talent” (this means that we may require strong groupings of players to form 2 separate teams).  

If you have questions about the ability to build a team up to 5 players, please contact us.

  

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When Can I Register?

Registration for the SPRING baseball season OPENS November 15th

Registration for the FALL baseball season OPENS in August.

We offer EARLY BIRD specials to encourage registrations early so we can plan accordingly. It also allows people to get a good deal.

Once registration ends, if there are any spots left open, we will add players until the teams are full, but there are no guarantees. Note: There will be a $10 late fee added to the registration.


What Are the Evaluations?

We don\’t do \” tryouts\”. Evaluations give the coaches a chance to access the players and even out the teams for the well-balanced season.

Evaluations are held for the SPRING SEASON ONLY! Two tryout dates are available at Veteran’s Park. You will only need to pick one date to attend the evaluation. Times will be according to division.

Times:
When you arrive you will need to sign in at the gazebo and get your evaluation number. Please be a few minutes early so we can start the evaluation on time. Players ONLY need to attend one of the two dates (Saturday or Monday).


SPRING 2020. 

Tee-Ball – NOT EVALUATED

Mchine Pitch Evslustions –
Saturday, March 7th, 9:00 AM, on the RED FIELD (Veteran’s Park)
Monday, March 7th, 6:15 PM, on the RED FIELD (Veteran’s Park)

Minors Evaluations –
Saturday, March 7th, 10:30 AM on the BLUE FIELD (Veteran’s Park)
Monday, March 9th, 7:15 PM on the BLUE FIELD (Veteran’s Park)

Majors Evaluations –
Saturday, March 7th, 10:30 AM on the YELLOW FIELD (Veteran’s Park)
Monday March 9th, 7:15 PM on the YELLOW FIELD (Veteran’s Park)

*Bring your glove and cleats. If you have a bat and helmet, you can bring that as well (however we will have extras if needed).

When Are the Practices & Games?

Practices:
The coaches will pick their practice days and times.

There are usually two practices a week before games start. Once games begin there will be one practice per week.


Games:
SPRING:
The season consists of 12-14 games (depending on weather). Two games a week starting April 2020. The times and locations per age division will be determined once tems have been built.
FALL:
The season consists of 10-12 games (depending on weather). The times and location per age division are TBA.