skip navigation

Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

New to Northeast Little League?

Learn about our programs, divisions and local rules here.

League Age Matters!

Little League of America creates an age chart that helps us make sure that we are placing the kids in the age-appropriate league. Our divisions do have overlap to account for skill, but there are age limits for each division.

Little League Equipment

Know before you buy! Check here for the rules about equipment (specifically bats) that are Little League approved. (Travel Ball equipment rules are different from Little League rules!)


Boundary Map For NELL Eligibility

Above is the boundary map for Northeast Little League.  Your child’s primary residence or school must be within this boundary to be eligible for play in our league.


Scholarship Applications

Northeast Little League Scholarship Program

Introduction

Northeast Little League believes it is our obligation to provide each child who wishes to play baseball or softball the opportunity to do so regardless of financial circumstances.

The Northeast Little League Scholarship Program exists to provide assistance, based on need and ability, with the costs of baseball and softball, including the following three areas:

  • Full registration fees;
  • Partial registration fees; and,
  • Equipment required to participate in baseball and/or softball play.

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Those seeking a scholarship must explain the nature of the hardship and/or provide documentation supporting the request. Specifically, to be eligible for a scholarship the applicant must provide a detailed explanation of the financial hardship with supporting documentation such as an approved Free or Reduced Lunch Application approved by your child’s school. 

How to Apply for a Scholarship

The scholarship request process is very straightforward. To ensure proper due diligence, every scholarship request is examined and assessed on its own merit.

Send an email to scholarship@northeastll.com.  Indicate the level of your application, either Full, Partial or equipment. Complete the hardship explanation and submit supporting documentation.

You will be notified regarding the results of your application within seven (7) days.

Terms and Conditions

If the scholarship request is approved, the following terms and conditions will apply:

  1. A registration form must be completed for the player.
  2. The player must meet all residence and proof age requirements (all required documents must be submitted prior to or with the scholarship application)
  3. The scholarship covers the registration fees only for one season in all or in part.
  4. Parent or legal guardian agrees to “re-pay” the League through volunteering for Fund raising, League functions and activities (for ex, helping with Opening Day, working the snack bar, helping with teams, etc) if so requested.

Uniform Information

Baseball Uniforms
Included in the registration fee is a team jersey and cap. Shirt size is submitted at online registration. Players will receive a “small/medium” cap if they wear a youth jersey and a “one size fits most” cap if they wear an adult jersey. Each team is allowed three staff uniforms.

All players will have their player number (requested during online registration) on their jersey. The Majors and Junior divisions’ players will have their last name on their jersey as well. The cost to replace a jersey due to the miss-spelling of the player’s name at online registration is $15.

To accommodate the lower registration fee during Fall Ball, baseball players and coaches receive tee shirts as opposed to jerseys.

Softball Uniforms
Included in the registration fee is a team jersey and visor. Shirt size is submitted at online registration. Visors are “one size fits most”. Each team is permitted three staff uniforms.

All players will have their player number (requested during online registration) on their jersey. Majors division jerseys will include the player’s last name. The cost to replace a jersey due to the miss-spelling of the player’s name at online registration is $15.

Late Registrations
Uniforms are ordered two weeks prior to the first game of the season. Any player registered during the two weeks preceding Opening Day will receive their uniform in the two weeks following Opening Day. Late fees for registration assist in offsetting additional freight charges for uniforms.

Extra Uniforms
A duplicate jersey may be ordered for any player or coach by submitting a Merchandise Order form (available online) complete with payment.

Tournaments
Baseball and softball players and coaches selected for post-season play will be asked to contribute the cost of their uniform for that tournament.


PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Northeast Little League experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

Bookmark your Website to the Home Screen of your Mobile Device

Access your website with a single tap from your mobile device's home screen.

Reset My Login Password

Having troubles logging in? Reset your password to view your MySE dashboard.