Our Mission

The Northern Columbia Little League serves the children of northern Columbia County, New York who reside in the Ichabod Crane Central School District. NCLL offers baseball and softball programs for boys and girls. We seek, above all, to impart ideals of sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for authority to the children of the community. It is our hope that players will learn through their participation in Little League Baseball values that will make them strong and happy children who grow up to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.


P.O. Box 264 Kinderhook, NY 758-7860

Northern Columbia Little League

Board Meetings

The NCLL usually holds its regular board meeting on the first Sunday of every month at the Martin H. Glynn Municipal Center on Church Street in Valatie at 7:00pm.  The specific dates are listed below.  All interested members of the community are invited to attend.  

Spring 2017 Tryout/Evaluation Dates:

NCLL Tryout/Evaluations will be held in the ICC Middle School Gym as follows:

Saturday, March 11th:

9:30 – 10:30 Major Baseball (returning Major players)

10:30 – 11:30  Major Baseball Tryouts (played Minors in 2016)

11:30 – 1:00Major Softball

Saturday, March 18th:

10:00 – 11:30  Minor Softball

11:30 – 1:00Minor Baseball

Saturday, April 1st:

10:00 – 11:30Intermediate Baseball

11:30 – 1:00 Intermediate Softball

All players are asked to bring a glove, helmet and bat.  A limited supply of helmets and bats will be available if needed.  All players are requested to make at least one evaluation, which the results are used to form balanced teams.  Any questions, feel free to contact the coordinators or Player Agent listed on the website. 

Northern Columbia Little League

PO Box 264

Kinderhook, NY 12106

“Baseball & Softball Leagues Forming Soon”

The NCLL offers baseball and softball programs for all children residing in the Ichabod Crane School District who are at least four years old and up through age 16.  All leagues below the major league level are considered to be entry level, non-competitive programs with an emphasis on fun, education, and skills development.  Rookie Ball and T-Ball games are generally played on Sunday afternoons in May and June.  Intermediate, minor league, and major league games may be played on weeknights and Saturdays during the same months.  Practice for the teams above T-Ball usually begins in April.   

  1. Boys and girls can play co-ed Rookie Ball, if they are age 4 on August 31, 2017. 

  2. Boys and girls can play co-ed T-Ball, if they are currently enrolled in Kindergarten.  If registration numbers allow, T-Ball may be split into separate boys and girls programs.

  3. The Intermediate baseball & softball programs are open to children enrolled in 1st & 2nd grade, ages 7 & 8.

  4. The Minor baseball & softball programs are open to children beginning at age 9, however, children who participated in the Intermediate program the previous year may be permitted to play at the Minor level after a skills evaluation.

  5. For both baseball and softball, participation in the Major league level requires selection after an evaluation.

  6. First time registrants should bring proof of age.

In-Person registration dates have been scheduled for the 2017 season.  They are Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 19 (noon to 4 PM) at the Ichabod Crane Middle School Cafeteria.  Credit cards will be accepted at the in-person registrations ($5 service fee will be applied).  You may also mail the forms and a check directly to NCLL at the address above.

Registration forms will be available on the registration dates or can be downloaded from the NCLL website, http://northerncolumbialittleleague.com.  The fees for players participating at the Intermediate level or above are $65 for one child and $130 max per family.  Fees for Rookie Ball & T-Ball participants will be $50 per player, max family rate still applies.  Also, scholarships are available for those facing financial difficulties; contact league officers for information. 

The NCLL is the largest youth recreation program in Columbia County.  Organizing nearly 400 players onto teams, recruiting managers and coaches, ordering uniforms and lining up sponsors requires as much lead time as possible.  Unfortunately, too many families are waiting until the last moment to register.  Therefore, please note that those who have not registered for the 2017 season by March 1 will pay an additional $5 per child.   If you would like to help, volunteer forms are available on the NCLL website and at the registration dates.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any NCLL Board member.  This season’s division coordinators are listed below:

Rookie Ball Mike Breen378-5432ncllrookieball@gmail.com

Intermediate BBTBD

Intermediate SBValerie Spensieri331-6843spensieriv961@gmail.com

Minor BBJames Radez491-5546jamesradez@hotmail.com

Minor SBMatt Konkle378-4336mkonkle81@yahoo.com

Major BBPat McCrudden929-3541  pmccrudden@ginsbergsfoods.com

Major SBLori Ogden653-9624edandlori@yahoo.com

Player Agent BBMark Dunspaugh965-0620mdunspaugh@yahoo.com

Player Agent SBRobin Siter755-1987siters4@yahoo.com