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Regular Season League, NWCBA has a spring season and a shorter, instructional, fall season. Off-season runs July/August in the summer and November-January in the winter months. Travel League season is year-round, divided into 2 seasons

Modified Coach Pitch | Spring (5-6) | Fall (4-5) Rookie | Spring (7-8) | Fall (6-7) Minor | Spring (9-10) | Fall (8-9) Major | Spring (11-12) | Fall (10-12) Junior | Spring (12-15) | Fall (12-15) League age is determined by the player's age as of April 30th.

SPRING SEASON REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE – Ages 5-15 Registration opens – December 1; Registration ends in early February; Tryouts are in early-February; Draft selection in mid-February; Practices begin in late February; Games begin in March; Season ends in early May; Playoff tournament and All-star game are in June. TRAVEL LEAGUE Tryouts are in mid-November; Registration opens the day after tryouts; Season officially begins February 1. Teams typically do not play during July. FALL SEASON REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE - Ages 5-15 Registration opens June 1; Registration ends in late July; Tryouts are in early August; Draft selection is mid-to-late August; Practices begin in late August; Games begin in mid-September. Season ends the 1st week of November. TRAVEL LEAGUE – Tryouts are in mid-July; Registration opens the day after tryouts; Season officially begins August 1 (teams age up for next season). Teams typically do not play in December/January.

Rookie, Minor, Major & Junior teams have 12 practices and 12 games. Practices are slotted for 2 hours, 2-3 times per week during 5-7 pm or 7-9 pm time slots (M-F) or 9 am-5 pm on Saturdays. Games times are 5:30 pm or 7 pm M-F or 9 am-5 pm Saturdays Sundays practices are used by coaches request for additional practice. Modified Coach Pitch – Practices are slotted for 2 hours (coaches typically practice approximately 1 hour); games are typically 1.5 hours, 2-3 times per week, 5-7 pm weekdays or 9 am-5 pm Saturdays.

All Regular Season practices and games are held at The Factory Baseball Complex, 1845 Grandmark Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Travel Teams participate in various tournaments throughout the state and some teams elect to play some out of state at team’ coaches’/parents’ discretion.

Each team is provided a set of equipment for use during the season. Most players have their own batting helmet, bat*, and a bat bag, but these are not required. Players are responsible for providing their own: Glove Cleats - rubber cleats** Socks*** Belt*** Baseball pants*** NOTE: All players must wear a hard, protective cup for their safety. No soft cups are permitted. *Modified Coach Pitch, Rookie, Minor, Major, and Junior League players must use USA stamped bats. Junior League players may also use BBCOR stamped bats. **Junior League – metal cleats are permissible. No metal cleats are to be worn on portable pitching mounds. ***Team Coach chooses the color

NW uses tryouts/skills evaluations to determine the experience and ability of each player. All players must try out.* Players are ranked based on overall ability and specifically on batting, running, fielding, throwing, and catching. The draft selection is conducted by the league commissioner and head coaches. *Modified Coach Pitch players are not required to try out. In Rookie league, only 7-year-olds try out for the fall; only 8-year-olds try out for the spring.

FALL & SPRING SEASON Registration Fees Modified Coach Pitch–$190 | ROOKIE–$230 | MINOR–$280 | MAJOR–$280 | JUNIOR–$300 | Travel–$300 Registration fee includes a team jersey, hat, individual trophy, and a $50 raffle fee. Additional $25 late fee during the late registration period.

Refunds may be requested before a player attends a scheduled practice. A $25 processing fee will be charged.

NWCBA does not offer softball.

REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE - Modified Coach Pitch Spring (5-6) & Fall (4-5) | Rookie Spring (7-8) & Fall (6-7) | Minor Spring (9-10) & Fall (8-9) | Major Spring (11-12) & Fall (10-12) | Junior Spring (12-15) & Fall (12-15). League age is determined by the player's age as of April 30th. TRAVEL LEAGUE teams are offered for ages 9-17. Must not turn 18 prior to May 1 of following year.
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