Recreational Baseball

Niwot Youth Sports baseball leagues are divided between T-Ball/Coach Pitch leagues and Player Pitch leagues. The T-Ball/Coach Pitch leagues are for players ages 4 to 8 and include the Bubblegum, Rookie, and AA leagues. The Player Pitch leagues are for players ages 9 to 14 and include the AAA, Majors, and Seniors leagues.  Each of these leagues are explained in detail below.  Note:  Players are allowed to play up one level if they are within a year of being eligible for that level.  This means that an 8 year old can elect to sign up for AAA which is generally for 9-10 year olds, a 10 year old can elect to sign up for Majors which is generally for 11-12 year olds, and so on).  However, we reserve the right to move the player back down a level if we believe they are not ready to participate at the next level yet.

Niwot Youth Sports also offers a Competitive Baseball program.

DIRECTOR OF RECREATIONAL BASEBALL: Galen Scheidenhelm

For further information on fields locations and status check out the fields page

T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues – Bubblegum, Rookie, and AA

In the Bubblegum, Rookie, and AA leagues, we will do our best to honor all requests to be with a friend and/or coach of your choice. The request must be made at the time of registration. The only equipment needed for these leagues is a glove. We provide bats and balls as well as uniforms for the games, which consist of a hat and t-shirt.

Practices will begin Mid-April. Practices are at either 4:30 PM or 6:00 PM on weeknights once or twice a week until games begin. Once games begin, there will be fewer practices. Games will begin Mid-May, and run through late June. All games begin at 6pm on weeknights and 10am on Saturdays.
NOTE: No Saturday games will be scheduled until soccer season is over. 

AGES LEAGUE
NAME
LEAGUE DESCRIPTION  FIELDS FEES
4 and 5
year olds
 Bubblegum This is strictly t-ball. There are no practices. Players will play 6 games on weekdays at 6 PM and/or Saturdays at 10 AM. All games will last 1 hour.

This is an introduction to the game. Players will learn to hit, throw, catch, and run the bases. Bring your camera; you won’t want to miss the fun that both you and the players will have.

Monarch Fields #5 and #6 $75
6 and younger 7 year olds  Rookie This league is a mix of coach pitch and t-ball. We begin to teach players how to hit a ball thrown from the coach. In the games players will get three tries to hit the pitch, if they are not successful they will then use the tee. There are no strikeouts.

In this league players will begin to learn the basic strategy and fundamentals of the game. There will be 8 games each lasting 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Monarch Fields #5 and #6  $100
 7 and 8
year olds
AA This league is all coach pitch. Tees will no longer be used. Players will learn basic rules such as you can strikeout, or that you can’t always run when a fly ball is hit. Players will learn to play different positions, what happens at each position, and where to throw the ball on each play.

There will be 10 games each lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Monarch Fields #3 and #4and
The Grange Field
 $125

Player Pitch Leagues – AAA, Majors, and Seniors

In AAA and Majors leagues practices will begin Mid-April. Practices are at 4:30 PM and 6:00 PM on weeknights. The regular season games begin Mid-May and run through mid-July. Games begin at 5:30pm on weekdays and 10:00am on Saturdays.

Seniors play in the Longmont rec league. Games start in early June and the season ends mid-July.

NOTE: No Saturday games will be scheduled until soccer season is over. 

AGES LEAGUE
NAME
LEAGUE DESCRIPTION  FIELDS FEES
9 and 10 as of April 30, 2017  AAA Teams are formed by draft. Requests to be with friends or coaches are normally not granted. Players will be evaluated before the draft and the results are given to the coaches who are able to draft players in a pre-determined order. Dates and times for the evaluation will be announced prior to registration. This is done to maintain a competitive balance.

Players will be given the opportunity to play a variety of positions as we move towards our goal of teaching the fundamentals of the game along with the real rules of baseball. Players do all the pitching and, beginning at this level, umpires call each game. There are 12 regular season games which are played on fields with 65′ bases. Each game will last 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Warren Complex $150
11 and 12 as of April 30, 2017  Majors Teams in Majors are drafted the same way as AAA. Our goal is to make each team as equal in talent as possible. We sometimes ask younger players that may be ready for majors to move up to this level, if we are in need of extra players to fill the rosters. All players are required to go through the evaluation process, to help insure a balanced league.

The rules are the same as High School rules with a few exceptions to help keep a competitive balance. There are 12 regular season games played on 70′ bases lasting 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Warren Complex  $150
 13 and 14 as of April 30, 2017 Seniors We usually have 1 or 2 teams each year, and they are entered into the Longmont league. We play 12 regular season games, half at the Biff Warren complex (Hagan Field), the other half at fields in Longmont.

The rules are the same as High School baseball. Games are played on fields with 80′ bases and last approximately 2 hours. The number of games will be determined once the league is formed.

Warren Complex  $175