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Little North Attleboro League

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Parent FAQs

2024 Specifics
*Fields are opening around 4/1/2024 for practice, see Manager and GameChanger app for updates
*All parents/guardians should install the GameChanger app for viewing the team information, schedule, and team communications.
*LNAL Day is April 27, 2024
*Games begin the week of 4/22 for some divisions and the rest will begin the week of 4/29, see GameChanger app for schedule details!
*Playoffs for 9U, National, American and Babe Ruth will be completed by Father's Day weekend.  
*All Stars and Summer baseball will begin the week after Father's Day

Is there a Code of Conduct?
Yes, see attached

What is the Challenger Program?

This is a FREE program open to children ages 8-18 with developmental delays. It is run by volunteers, adults and LNAL players, and teaches the fundamentals of baseball while having a lot of fun. Children from North Attleboro and all neighboring towns are welcome to participate!  See HERE for more information. 

What seasons can I register for?
We offer three seasons of baseball: Spring, Summer and Fall. Spring registration opens in early January, Summer in mid-May, and Fall in mid-August. 

When does the Spring season start and end?
The Spring season typically starts with practices the 1st or 2nd week of April with games starting mid-late April depending on weather and field conditions. The regular season usually ends the beginning to middle of June with playoffs for the 9U, National, American and Babe Ruth divisions wrapping up on Father's Day weekend.

How are teams formed?
T-Ball, 6/7’s and 7/8’s are picked at random but we do work to consider all special requests as our goal is to ensure all kids have access to play and enjoy the experience to the fullest extent possible. The 9U division and older select teams in a draft.

When will I hear what team my child is on and what the schedule will be? 
Coaches will reach out to their teams about 1-2 weeks before the season starts with schedule, unfiorm, and roster information. 

How often do teams practice?
See DIVISION INFORMATION for more details!

When is LNAL Day?
Generally the last weekend in April or first weekend in May we have LNAL Day - a fun-filled day of free family friendly activities! A parade, skills competitions, food vendors, face painting, dunk tank and more! It's our favorite day of the year! 

Is there a multi-child discount?
2nd child is $10 off
3rd child is $50 off 
4th child and above is $100 off
Discount will automatically be calculated at checkout.

Are there tryouts?
Some divisions do have tryouts.  See DIVISION INFORMATION for more details.

What are the playing rules for my child’s division?
See PLAYING RULES for more details!

How will I know if my game/practice is rained out/rescheduled?
You will receive an email, text, or notification on the GameChanger app (depending on preference selected at time of registration) notifying you if a practice or game is rained out/rescheduled.  

What does my child need in order to play?
All players are provided with a uniform shirt and hat. Baseball glove is mandatory and cleats are recommended. Bats and helmets are available to use or you can purchase your own. Mandatory bat rules are in effect. Please see HERE for more info.

How do I sign up to sponsor a team?
See our SPONSOR PAGE for more details!

What options do you have for summer baseball?
LNAL offers three summer ball programs.: 
BARNSTORMER: Any player age 8+ is eligible for the summer barnstormer league. Games are played against neighboring towns.
ALL STARS: Players age 9+ are eligible to be selected for a summer All-Star team. Players are selected and announced at the end of the regular season. Please see our bylaws for additional information on the selection process.
8's TOURNAMENT TEAM: Contact 7/8 division director for more information.

What is the RedHawks team?
The RedHawks are the AAU travel team affiliated with Big Red Baseball. Players age 9+ are eligible to tryout (tryouts typically held in August).  See the REDHAWKS page for more information.

Who do I contact if I have questions?
Please email us at [email protected]

Is volunteering in the concession stand mandatory? YES!
LNAL is a 100% volunteer-led organization. Thanks to the dedication of our volunteers, we can provide the best possible baseball experience for your children. In addition to our coaches and board meembers, we count on parent volunteers to keep the leaue running. One area where your support is crucial is our concession stand at Mason Field. It is mandatory that each team from the 6/7 division and up (T-ball is encouraged as well) volunteer in the concession stand at a minimum of 1 time per tseason. Dates will be assigned to teams at the beginning of the season and parents can sign up for shifts via our website. You will be in the concession stand with other parents and/or board members and you will be given instruction on what to do. Most parents enjoy the kid-free time to socialize with other baseball parents!

Why did we move to pitch count instead of innings?

LNAL has always placed safety as a top priority, and is continually striving to provide children with healthy and safe baseball opportunities. As we continue to work to make baseball a safe, fun sport for all children, LNAL is proudly supporting the efforts of Major League Baseball and USA Baseball through the Pitch Smart campaign.

After several years of research, USA Baseball launched its pitch count program. With limits set for different amounts of pitches for different age groups, USA Baseball has been diligent in protecting young arms since establishing strict pitching rules. With many baseball players participating in several youth baseball programs, it is important for parents and coaches to use the Pitch Smart campaign and the pitch count program to ensure young pitching arms stay safe.

How do I sign up to be a Team Manager or Assistant Coach?
To be considered for a Team Manager or Assistant Coach position you must register as a volunteer. All coaches will be CORI'd. Please note the difference between the positions:

Team Manager    

  • Act as the leader of the team and has ultimate accountability for all team operations
  • Works with Field Director and Division Director to schedule practice day/s, time/s and locations
  • Manages all communication with the team/parents using the SI Play app.
  • Plans and runs practices. Acts as head coach for practices and games.
  • Develops batting and fielding positions in accordance with divisional rules
  • Ensures proper field prep/cleanup before and after practies/games
  • Return tarps to the mound and home plate area, if applicable, and secures them with weighted bags
  • Removes fly away bases and returns them to the pod
  • Properly rakes mound, home plate area and drags the infield with the hand screen
  • Handles concerns with the team, opposing coaches, parents, and umpires. If these concerns become a bigger issue they must be reported to the Disciplinary Committee in a timely manner
  • Required to attend and participate in league events such as coaching clinics, player skill evaluations, LNAL Day, etc.
  • Encouraged to attend monthly board meetings.  
  • Required to fill assigned concession stand shifts with team parents (approx 1-2 shifts per season not including playoffs and summer ball)
  • Ensure their LNAL team is a priority over other commitments such as AAU and other sports.

Assistant Coach Assists the Team Manager in practices and on game days to include:

  • Player warm-ups
  • Helping to run drills or stations
  • Providing individual player instruction
  • Field prep/cleanup
  • Fills in as Team Manager when necessary to include:
    • Act as head coach for practices/games
    • Planning and running practices
    • Ensure proper field prep/cleanup
    • Develop batting lineups and fielding positions in accordance with divisional rules
    • Attend training clinics
    • Team Communication


Little North Attleboro League
PO Box 1285 
Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts 02763

Email: [email protected]

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