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House Leagues

The NBSA runs several house leagues for boys and girls. Kids are grouped by age/grade into leagues which encourage skill development and fun at younger ages progressing into a more competitive environment at older ages.

If you have questions or special requests, check out our frequently asked questions or email us at [email protected].

2018 Commissioners

RookieBenjamin Shearer
Coach PitchTara Maxwell
Boys Machine Pitch Dan Clow
Boys H-League Matt Corriveau
Boys G-LeagueJohn Hetherman
Boys F-LeagueAndrew DiMarco
Boys E-LeagueDuane Lloyd
Girls Machine PitchMichelle Geerlings
Girls PrimaryMatt Herron
Girls IntermediateJason Stoops
Girls AdvancedJason Stoops

Coed Baseball

Program Age Schedule Description
Rookie House Baseball
Ages 4 - 5 League runs from early May through June. Practices and Games are held on Saturday mornings/early afternoons. A fun first baseball experience for preschool ages played with soft foam balls and soft bats. The ball is hit off the tee, and the whole lineup bats. Emphasis on hitting, ground ball fielding and throwing, and running the bases.
Coach Pitch House Baseball
Ages 5 - 7 League runs from mid April through June. Usually two games and/or practices per week on week nights. An occasional game/practice on a weekend. A beginning baseball experience for K-first graders. Players will be given the choice of hitting the coach pitched ball (using the tee after 3 strikes) or hitting off the tee. Basic baseball/softball concepts are introduced, including base running, outs and scoring, although score is not kept. Safety baseballs are used with 40 foot base paths. Teams are formed around school, neighborhood and/or friend groups.

Boys Baseball

Program Age Schedule Description
Machine Pitch House Baseball
Ages 7 - 8 League runs from mid April through June. Usually 2-3 games and/or practices per week.  Most games are during the week, with some weekend games as needed. The players will hit a safety ball pitched slowly by a small catapult type machine. Strikes and outs are counted. 50 foot base paths. An end of season tournament is usually included. Teams are formed around school, neighborhood and/or friend groups.
Boys H-League House Baseball
Ages 9 - 10 League runs from mid April through June. Two practices per week for the first few weeks of the season and then 2-3 games/practices per week, plus a tournament and playoffs. Most games are during the week, with some weekend games as needed.

Evaluation Date: TBD
Pitching, keeping score, standings and umpires are introduced to the baseball players. The first 3 innings use a pitching machine (same as coach pitch) while the final three innings are “kid pitch”. There are 60 foot base paths.

After an evaluation, teams are formed by a draft and thus there is no guarantee that friends will necessarily be on the same team.
Boys G-League House Baseball
Ages 11 - 12 League runs from mid April through June. Two practices per week for the first few weeks of the season and then 2-3 games/practices per week, plus a tournament and playoffs. Most games are during the week, with some weekend games as needed. 

Evaluation Date: TBD 
Regular baseball rules (and hard baseballs) are introduced, except for limited stealing rules (e.g. no leadoffs) and run and pitch limits. Teams are again formed by a draft, following an evaluation. 70 foot base paths.
Boys F-League House Baseball
Ages 13 - 14 League runs from mid April through June. Two practices per week for the first few weeks of the season and then 2-3 games/practices per week, plus a tournament and playoffs. Most games are during the week, with some weekend games as needed. 

Evaluation Date: TBD 
Teams are formed by draft and play on the larger field. Teams also play against neighboring communities.
Boys E-League House Baseball
Ages 15 - 18 League runs from mid April through June. Two practices per week for the first few weeks of the season and then 2-3 games/practices per week, plus a tournament and playoffs. Most games are during the week, with some weekend games as needed. 

Evaluation Date: TBD 
Full baseball, playing teams from surrounding communities.

Girls Softball

Program Age Schedule Description
Girls Machine Pitch Softball
Grades 1-3 League runs from mid April through June. Girls will hit a safety ball pitched slowly by a small catapult type machine operated by the umpire. Strikes and outs are counted. 50 foot base paths. An end of the season playoff/tournament is usually included. Teams are formed around school, neighborhood and/or friend groups. Normal rules and regulations of softball will be played, with the exception of base stealing, the dropped third strike rule, and the infield fly rule. All players bat. Players must play at least 3 innings in the field. An umpire will officiate all games. Time of play: 6 innings or 2 hours.
Girls Primary Softball
Grades 4-5 League runs from mid April through June. Girls will move up to a regulation 11 inch softball and will be pitching at a 34 foot distance. There will be two divisions: Northville and Livonia. Some travel to Livonia will be required. Normal rules and regulations of softball will be played, with the exception of base stealing, the dropped third strike rule, and the infield fly rule. All players bat. Players must play at least 3 innings in the field. An umpire will officiate all games. Time of play: 7 innings or 2 hours.
Girls Intermediate Softball
Grades 6 - 7 League runs from mid April through June. Girls will move up to a regulation 12 inch softball and will be pitching at a 40 foot distance. There will be two divisions: Northville and Livonia. Some travel to Livonia will be required. Normal rules and regulations of softball will be played, with the exception of a few modifications: 3 base steals per inning (passed balls count as a steal), no stealing home, no dropped third strike rule, and the infield fly rule is in effect. All players bat. Players must play at least 3 innings in the field. An umpire will officiate all games. Time of play: 7 innings or 2 hours.
Girls Advanced Softball
Grades 8 - 10 League runs from mid April through June. Girls will play with a regulation 12 inch softball and will be pitching at a 40 foot distance. There will be two divisions: Northville and Livonia. Some travel to Livonia will be required. Normal rules and regulations of softball will be played, with the exception of a few modifications: 3 base steals per inning (passed balls count as a steal), no stealing home, dropped third strike rule is in effect. All players bat. Players must play at least 3 innings in the field. An umpire will officiate all games. Time of play: 7 innings or 2 hours.
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