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Welcome to NWLL Baseball


Here you'll find all the latest info about our current program and what's in store for 2021!

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Evaluations are complete for baseball and drafts will be coming shortly.

Here's what you'll need for your player for the upcoming season:

Advanced T-Ball
Required:
-Baseball glove
-Athletic protector (boys)
-Black baseball/t-ball pants
-Athletic/Gym shoes or baseball cleats

Optional: 
-Baseball bat* (league provides 1 or 2 per team)
-Batting helmet (league provides for t-ball)
-Batting gloves
-Gear bag


Baseball
Required:
-Baseball glove
-Athletic protector (boys)
-Black baseball pants
-Baseball cleats

Optional: 
-Baseball bat* (league provides 1 or 2 per team)
-Batting helmet (league provides a few per team)
-Batting gloves
-Sliding shorts
-Gear bag

*All bats must be Little League approved using the new USABat Youth Bat Standards - click HERE to view the list for 2018 and beyond.
Vice President of Baseball- Erik Kraszewski

Vice President of Baseball- Erik Kraszewski

Meet our Vice President of Baseball- Erik Kraszewski

Erik is a husband and father of 3 who has lived and coached in the Northwest Community for the past 5 years. Erik has coached a variety of championship level programs throughout the Northwest suburbs over the past 15 years including basketball, volleyball and baseball. Erik is a Middle School Science teacher and sees his life passion as shepherding individuals forward in journeys of growth. Erik has been an avid Chicago Cubs fan his entire life. His number one goal for our league is to make sure that players and coaches are learning character values, commitment and grace, in addition to their baseball skills, that will last far beyond their time on the field. Dedication to hard work and the rules that establish the structure of the great game we love will help us get there. Erik also serves as the NWLL Umpire in Chief. You can contact Erik at [email protected].

2021 10u All-Stars Baseball

                                                                            10u All-Stars Baseball
                                             Coached by Chuck Gibellina, Mark Ehlers, and Jeremy Coffey



2021 8u Future All-Stars

                                    2021 8u Future All-Stars Team
                 Coached by James Wagner, Chris Vieau, and Keith Lichtardt 

Second Goal Parenting


We strongly encourage all our parents and guardians to view the Little League's Second Goal Parenting resources. At NWLL, we believe in focusing on the “second goal” of helping children learn life lessons from baseball and softball.

• Establishing a Parent-Coach Partnership 
• Empowering Conversations With Your Children 
• Guidelines for “Honoring the Game” 

We also encourage you to view the FREE Little League quick course Second-Goal Parenting

We value and appreciate our families and we welcome your feedback! Email [email protected] with any questions, comments or feedback.
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