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In addition to the normal league play highlighted below, NSB offers many supplementary programs to help build the skills of both our players and our coaches. Below is a listing of some of the various programs we offer.

 

Fall Ball
By popular demand, Fall Ball was reinstated in North Seattle Baseball for the Pinto (6U to 8U) age group during the 2016 season with plans on expanding to other age groups for the 2017 season.  Fall Ball players participate in their age group for the NEXT SPRING SEASON, Fall Ball provides an opportunity for players to transition with their age group prior to the following spring.  Depending on the age group, Fall Ball consists of a mixture of practices and games from late August to early October. Open to non-NSB players.

 

Winter Ball
Our indoor practice program held in January for Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, AND Pony Cascade (13U-14U) players. Winter Ball is open to non-NSB players as space allows with priority to registered NSB players first.

 

Batter Up Baseball
An outdoor skills camp for our Shetland and Pinto players held at the end of February before spring practices begin. This is a 2-hour clinic intended to get the cobwebs out and go over some of the basic skills. Players are separated by age levels and the cost is very inexpensive.

 

Spring Baseball - Shetland through Bronco
This is our regular season outdoor league play that runs March through end of May for Shetland and mid- June for Pinto through Bronco Leagues. Teams begin practicing in the last week of February, with Game season kicked off with our Jamboree and Picture day, typically held at the end of March/beginning of April. All teams play a short game and the atmosphere is very festive. A great day for all!

 

Spring Baseball - Pony Division
Our Pony aged teams start their game season at Jamboree – typically held at the end of March or beginning of April. They participate in a North King County – south Snohomish county interlock of local PONY leagues. Separate interlocks exist for P-14 Olympic (14U), P-13 Olympic (13U) and Cascade (13-14U) teams. These games are scheduled so weekday games are short travel and weekend games are longer distance games. They typically play around 30 games and finish up the third week in June.  The Olympic teams tend to play additional tournaments during the season and in June/July.  Cascade teams play in tournaments as the individual team desires

 

Spring Baseball - Colt and Palomino
Colt (14-16U) and Palomino (16-18U) both play from May through July.  The late starts allows players to focus on their High School team seasons first. There are tournament play and All Star options for both Colt and Palomino divisions. Colt and Palomino teams may continue playing baseball into the summer as late as the individual teams desire (late July being about the latest). 

 

8-9er Summer Ball
A program in late summer for 8- and 9-year-olds intended to introduce them to "full baseball" at the Mustang Level. It is a skills camp that focuses on the major differences between Pinto and Mustang baseball. Pinto players and first year Mustang players are welcome. Open to non-NSB players as space allows. This is a good chance for players from other leagues to get a look at why real baseball is so much more fun.

 

Tournament Teams

These are teams for Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony Levels. Players who don’t play on the All Star teams who wish to continue playing on into the summer can join one of these Tournament Teams. In addition to being an option for our NSB players these teams are open to non-NSB players as well.

We will assemble as many teams as we have coaching volunteers and players for. Anyone interested in playing or coaching NSB Tournament Teams should email the Director of Summer Ball (or the Commissioner for that division) for an application. It will help us if you contact him as early as you can preferably by May 1st.

We will assemble as many teams as we have coaching volunteers and players for. Anyone interested in playing or coaching NSB Tournament Teams should email the Director of Summer Ball (or the Commissioner for that division) for an application. It will help us if you contact him as early as you can preferably by May 1st.

NSB will provide uniforms and practice fields. Teams can play in as many tournaments as they wish with some teams playing into the fall. We encourage them to also pursue pick up games with other teams wherever possible.   Tournament teams for ages 10U, 11U and 12U are eligible to enter the Memorial Day Superbash
 

 

All-Star Teams
This is summer tournament play for our most highly skilled players. Open to NSB players only. Any player may tryout, but not all players make the team. We form All Star Teams at Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony every year. Colt and Palomino All Star teams will be formed as players and coaches determine.

These teams will play in invitational tournaments as well as PONY sanctioned tournament play starting with sectionals and as long as they keep winning can go all the way to the Pony World Series. They may continue to play in more invitational tournaments after being eliminated from sanctioned play.


Memorial Day weekend in late May is generally the start of the All Star tournament season. Teams can play in as many tournaments as they wish with some teams playing well into the fall.

Memorial Day weekend also features the Memorial Day Superbash for 10U, 11U and 12U All Star teams, which is hosted by North Seattle Baseball.

Players who don't make these teams should look into playing on one of our other Tournament Teams.

NSB Mustang and Bronco teams historically have had great success in PONYAll Stars, frequently winning the Northwest and qualifying for the West Zone tournaments held in California. In 2006, the North Seattle Wildcats won the 12U Bronco West Zone tournament to advance to the 12U Bronco World Series in Monterey, Calif. In 2013 and 2014, Palomino and Pony 14 teams from NSB won the Northwest Regional and advanced to the West Zone tournament in Southern California.   This past year a Colt team from NSB won the Northwest Regional and advanced to West Zone in San Jose. 

 

Coaching Clinics
NSB sponsors several coaching clinics. These clinics are generally held in February and March, just before practices start. In addition to these clinics, we work hard to inform our coaches of clinics put on by other organizations such as the University of Washington baseball program.

Also, many or our supplementary programs are intended to introduce both players and coaches to new skills and drills. We highly recommend that new coaches take part in Winterball, our Spring Outdoor Camp.

 

Umpire Training
NSB will train umpires aged 13 and older in how to umpire baseball games. Once trained, a beginning umpire can make $20.00 or more per game. Top pay is currently $50.00 per game. If you would like to become an NSB umpire, please contact the Umpire Coordinator for more information.