Spring 2020 Registration

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS

Register by January 14, 2020

 and save $25 per player

ProgramDivisionRegistration
Fee
Registration
Closes
Skills Day /
Jersey Fittings
Comments
BaseballTee Ball$150Feb 15Feb 22 
 Cactus$200Feb 15Feb 22 
 Grapefruit$200Feb 15Feb 22 
 AAA$215Feb 15Feb 22 
 Majors$215Feb 15Feb 22 
 Junior League$225Mar 14Mar 21District game schedule 
 Senior League$225Mar 14Mar 21District game schedule 
      
SoftballRookies$200Feb 15Feb 22 
 Minors$200Feb 15Feb 22 
 Majors$200Feb 15Feb 22 
 Junior League$200Mar 14Mar 21See Note 4; District game schedule 
 Senior League$200Mar 14Mar 21See Note 4; District game schedule

 

Registration NotesRegistration
Terms & Conditions
  1. Registration opens January 1, 2020.
  2. Early Bird $25 discount applies for all player registrations completed by January 14, 2020.
  3. Sibling $25 discount applies to all player registrations after the first player registration on an account.
  4. Junior & Senior League registration extended to March 14, 2020 as these divisions begin game play following the school ball season.  Junior & Senior League Softball registration will be by wait list only.  If there is enough interest to field teams in these divisions, players will be accepted from the wait list and registration fees would need to be paid at that time.
  5. Registration for each division is subject to close early based on divisional capacity limits.
  6. Registrations accepted after the division has closed are subject to a $25 late registration fee.
  7. Registration fees are subject to change each season to cover rising costs for field rentals, equipment, insurance, umpires, uniforms, and investments in our facilities. 100% of the net proceeds are directly invested in the operation and enhancement of our programs.
  8. REFUND POLICY: Registration withdrawals prior to Skills Day will be refunded 50% of the paid registration fees. Registration withdrawals from Skills Day forward will not be refunded.
  9. TERMS & CONDITIONS:  By registering for a league program, you agree to Lake Norman Little League's Terms & Conditions for participation. 

Financial Assistance

It is the policy of Lake Norman Little League to provide recreational opportunities for all eligible youth participants that meet the residency requirements for participation within our league. Our programs require the payment of a fee to cover part or all of the direct expenses related to the program. In order to provide eligible participants with these opportunities, Lake Norman Little League offers financial assistance to youth participants meeting the guidelines listed below. The number of scholarships is limited in some programs, depending on the space available.

Participants are required to pay a portion of the fee for each program. Full scholarships are not available for any of our programs. Available scholarships will be given on a first-come / first-served basis. Applicants are required to provide proof of eligibility for financial assistance. Failure to provide this information when requested will void this application.

Available AssistanceRequest Assistance
  1. If a child qualifies for reduced price meals through the public school lunch program, they will be eligible for assistance of up to fifty (50%) of the published fee.
  2. If a child qualifies for free meals through the public school lunch program, they will be eligible for assistance of up to seventy-five (75%) of the published fee.
  • To apply for financial assistance, email a copy of your proof of need (i.e., lunch program certificate, etc.) to [email protected]. The league board will consider all requests and notify you of a decision within 1-2 weeks after submission.

 

League Age Eligibility

Lake Norman Little League offers recreational baseball and softball programs for players Little League ages 4-16. League age ranges are typical for these programs to keep participants playing age appropriate ball. Age ranges often overlap, allowing players who need a little more time to develop to play down in a division, or play up in a division if they are ready to advance and if approved by the Board of Directors.

Baseball
Division
Baseball
League Ages
Softball
Division
Softball
League Ages
Tee Ball4-6   
Cactus6-7   
Grapefruit7-8 Rookies6-8
AAA8-10 Minors8-10
Majors10-12 Majors10-12
Junior League12-14 Junior League12-14
Senior League13-16 Senior League13-16

Little League provides the following tools to verify your child's league age.  The 2020 charts are used for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 seasons.

Little League
League Age Calculator
2020 Little League Age Chart
BASEBALL

2020 Little League Age Chart
SOFTBALL
 
 

 

Residency Requirements

Players are eligible to participate with Lake Norman Little League if they reside, or the physical location of the school where they attend classes, is within the league's boundary. To confirm eligibility, parents can utilize the Little League Finder tool to quickly and easily identify whether a residence or school address is located within the league boundary.

Lake Norman Little League
Baseball Boundary
Lake Norman Little League
Softball Boundary
  


Little League Finder

 

Volunteer with Little League


Why Should I Become a Volunteer?
Little League Baseball and Softball is an organization designed to build good citizens.  It is a program of leadership, preparing today's youth to be tomorrow's leaders.  At the local level, Little League relies on a devoted legion of adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly.  Lake Norman Little League is always looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities.  As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone can apply to become a volunteer.  Whatever talents or skills you have, we can use them!  Across the country, volunteers are grandparents, siblings, aunts and uncles, retirees, community leaders, former Little Leaguers, friends, neighbors, and more.  Any community member who wishes to become a volunteer may apply.

All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball and Softball are strongly encouraged to volunteer. As a parent, volunteer, you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Oftentimes, parent and child social lives parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child's life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals.

How Do I Become A Volunteer?

During registration, parents can select volunteer roles for which they would like to be considered for the current season.  Potential volunteers who are not registering a child can create an account on our website and register as a volunteer for the current season.  Volunteer applicants will then be emailed a link from J.D. Palatine (JDP) to complete the online volunteer application authorizing a background check.  Applicants who clear the background check process will be activated as league volunteers for the current calendar year.

What Can I Volunteer To Do?
No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. Lake Norman Little League will provide you with any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), as deemed necessary.  The best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves.  What you see during Little League games is a mere fraction of what you can do as a volunteer.  You can volunteer to help in virtually any aspect of Little League Baseball or Softball.

Spring 2020 Important Dates

EventLittle League
(Majors & below)
Junior & Senior
Leagues
Registration Opens
$25 Early Bird Savings through January 14th
Jan 1Jan 1
Registration Closes

Feb 15Mar 14
Coaches Meeting
Cornelius Town Hall
Feb 18Feb 18
Skills Day & Jersey Fittings
Jersey Fitting only for Tee Ball players
Feb 22Mar 21 
Challenge Baseball & Softball Tryouts
Baseball (12 and under); Softball (13 and under)
Feb 23-
Team Drafts

Feb 27Mar 26
Coaches Clinic and Team Equipment Pick-up

Feb 29Mar 28
Team Announcements Deadline

Mar 1Mar 29
Practices Begin - Baseball & Softball

Mar 2Mar 30
Practices Begin - Tee Ball

Mar 9-
Opening Day Games

Mar 20-23Apr 25
Spring Break
No scheduled league activities.
Apr 10-19Apr 10-19
Memorial Day Weekend
No scheduled league activities.
May 22-25May 22-25
Conclusion of Spring Play

May 30June 12
Announcement of All-Star Teams

June 1June 1
All-Star Team Practices Begin

June 1June 1

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