Little League and Minor A registration will close on midnight 3/15/19! Minor B and T-Ball registration will close on midnight 3/31/19! Please don't miss out!
This year there will be a "re-draft" for Little League in the interest of balancing the teams for more competitive play through out the league. This means that everyone who is registered at the Little League level will have to attend tryouts to give the coaching staffs a look at every child. If your child was in New Hartford Little League last year then they will automatically make little league this year but may not be on the same team. Siblings will be placed on together on the same team if they make little league. If your child was not in NHLL last year and is trying out for the first time then this is a true tryout. If they do not make little league they will be placed in Minor A. If your child is trying out for Minor A for the first time the same scenario applies. If for some reason the child does not make it they will be placed in Minor B. If your child was already in Minor A in NHLL last year they still need to attend tryouts. They will automatically make Minor A but may not be on the same team. This gives the coaches an opportunity to lay eyes on them again as it has been a year since they saw them play.
Tryouts are scheduled for 3/23/19 at the Utica College Dome from 8 am to 12 pm.
If your child is trying out for little league/minor A, tryouts are scheduled to run from 8-12 but will likely move quicker depending on the number of players trying out. Our goal is to have the Little League portion of the tryouts over by 10 at the latest with Minor A tryouts directly following it. Please have all little leaguers there and ready to go for the early portion of the tryouts(8 am). Minor leaguers should be there no later than 930 for their tryouts. MINOR LEAGUERS WILL NOT TRYOUT UNTIL LITTLE LEAGUERS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED. An exception will be made if you have children trying out for both leagues so you do not have to stay at tryouts all day. Please email us to make us aware of the situation at email@example.com. There will be a check-in desk that everyone should stop at before tryouts. Once your child has finished trying out they are free to leave. A childs actual tryout will not take not very long but obviously we cannot evaluate everyone at the same time so we thank you in advance for your patience for any waiting that may occur. The actual drafting of the teams will take place at some point during the following week with the Little League draft happening prior to the Minor A draft. Therefore, you should hear something within a week of tryouts from your childs coach regardless of which league they made.
Please have each child bring their glove, bat, helmet and a baseball hat to tryouts. No cleats. They must wear sneakers on the turf.
The college has also made a point to say that children should not be using the track or basketball courts during or after tryouts. Please keep them off of these areas.
Last bit of business is parking. You must park behind the UC Gym and walk down to the dome. There will be no parking down at the dome! This is at the request of the college. Please adhere to this request. The college will enforce the policy and it will make the day go a lot smoother for all involved. Good Luck to everyone!
NHLL Board of Directors
The New Hartford Little League (NHLL) is dedicated to promoting the game of baseball to the children in our community. The lessons learned from engaging in athletic competition can live with a person for the rest of their lives. Baseball, with its individual efforts coming together within the ultimate team environment, can prepare our youth by building character, developing courage and inspiring loyalty.
NHLL begins its programs with the Tee Ball League (ages 4-6), which is for players that are just starting out. Our Minor League program offers two (2) levels of play that are designed to teach the game in step with the development of the young boys and girls. All of this culminates in our Little League program where the efforts of the developmental leagues become evident as 9 – 12 year olds play, quality, competitive baseball. Please click on the appropriate links above to learn more about each of these exciting programs.
This website is designed to provide you with all the information you need to get your family involved in the Little League experience. Look for our Calendar of Events to be aware of the key dates such as registrations and workouts. Forms can be found in either the parent or coaches portals.
Stay up to date on schedules, scores, standing and other news by bookmarking this site and visiting us often!
The primary season for NHLL is in the spring, with games played from late April through early June. Teams can generally expect to play 1-2 games during the week and 1 game on Saturday. Weekday games start at 6:00 PM and weekend games are played throughout the day, typically between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.
The cost of the registering a player for the spring season is $125 for all divisions which breaks down into $90 Registration Fee + $35 up front for fund raising raffle tickets. Each player will be provided with 7 raffle tickets valued at 5$ per ticket to sell. If you sell them all you will have made your money back. Raffle tickets will be handed out on opening day. Prizes will be announced and printed on the tickets prior to being handed out. Drawing will be held during Game 1 of the Little League Finals in June.
FAMILY DISCOUNTS ARE BUILT IN:
If you are registering more than one player in your family, you will receive a $50 dollar discount on the second player, and three or more will cost a total of $220. In order for the registration system to recognize that you are registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this link to ensure that all of your players are registered within the same order.
Our charter is with Little League Baseball, Inc. and we are a member of New York District 10. We generally have all-star teams in each age group from 8 to 12. The teams and age groups that participate will be at the discretion of the Board of Directors and will be reviewed on a year to year basis.