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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) League age is determined by the player's age as of April 30th.

SPRING SEASON REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE – Ages 5-2 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 May; Playoff tournament follows regular season. All-Stars will compete in Cal Ripken tournament(s) after regular season. 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, and Major 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 on occasional Saturdays. 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 on occasional 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’ and parents’ discretion.

NWCBA provides team jersey and cap. Players are responsible for providing their own: Glove Bat - Must be USA Baseball Stamped Batting Helmet Cup- All players must wear a hard, protective cup for their safety. No soft cups are permitted. Cleats - rubber cleats ONLY Socks* Belt* Baseball pants* *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.

FALL & SPRING SEASON Registration Fees Modified Coach Pitch–$245 | ROOKIE–$350 | MINOR–$350 | MAJOR–$350 | All Travel–$300 Registration fee includes a team jersey, hat. An additional $100 raffle fee is charged for each player. Additional $25 late fee during the late registration period. Family discounts apply to 3 or more players from the same family.

Refunds may be requested before a player attends any 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). League age is determined by the player's age as of April 30th. TRAVEL LEAGUE teams are offered for ages 9-15. Player must not turn next age prior to May 1 of playing year.
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