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How long is the season?
The season starts at the beginning of May and wraps up at the end of the school year. In 2022, that means the first practice is Monday May 2, and the last day of the season is Friday June 10. We will try to schedule some indoor "pre-season" sessions at either Norwich or Northfield schools, and will let parents know if we can do so.

In which division does my child belong?
We follow Little League's recommendations for age groupings in divisions. They are

Tee Ball: 4-7 years old
Minor League: 5-11 years old
Major League: 9-12 years old

As you can see, there is some overlap between the divisions. Sometimes a younger player might play in a higher division if he or she has significant experience and skill. For example, a six year old could play in either Tee Ball or Minor Leagues. If the six year old is ready to move up from Tee Ball, our coaching staff will talk to parents about that and make a recommendation. Sometimes an older player might need more experience and coaching before "moving up" to a higher division. For example, a six year old who has very little experience with the game should probably start at the Tee Ball division. In that case, too, our coaches will consult with parents about the appropriate time to move the player's division. 

In the minor league division, we have two different groups: coach pitch and player pitch. See the next question for information about that.

Click here to determine your player's age for the 2022 season based on Little League rules.

By age, my child will be in a minor league division. Should I sign her/him up for "coach pitch" or "player pitch"?
Great question. Our coach pitch teams are the best option for kids who are still learning the basics of the game such as catching and throwing. We typically use a soft, squishy practice ball at the coach pitch level. At the player pitch level, kids have learned to throw and catch and consistently have their eye on the ball to avoid injury. We typically use a regular style (hard, not squishy) softball or baseball at the player pitch level. Also, if your child somehow gets signed up for a team that isn't appropriate for her/his skill level, our attentive coaching staff will help find the team that is a better fit.

How can I help Northfield Little League?
We are always looking for volunteers for all different kinds of work, including board members, umpires, concessions workers, etc. Our website has links to volunteer as an umpire or at the concession stand. If you are interested in coaching, you must complete Little League's background check and Northfield's safety training program. Email [email protected] with questions!

Do you play in the rain?
Yup.

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Northfield Little League

358 Bailey Rd 
Northfield, Vermont 05663

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-498-8498

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Northfield Little League

358 Bailey Rd 
Northfield, Vermont 05663

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 802-498-8498

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