Talented Baseball Players
and Teams
Player Registration form 2014

Northwest Independent
Baseball League

Portland OR. 2014 Summer Information and Player Draft Requirements

NWIBL is a competitive baseball league and it is recommended that players
have at a minimum Varsity High School Playing Experience

NWIBL Season Information Letter

Talented Baseball Players to start the 2014 season. We need 45-60 more players for Summer 2014..call our player hot line 503 208 2009 and get on a team now.
layer Registration form 2014  Baseball@nwibl.org

Columbia and Willamette Divisions and 28+ (New
Clackamas Division)
Are you looking for more competition and have a really good team...Wood Bats, Guts, and Glory, bring your team and
see where the dust settles.

Call 503 208 2009 or register
Wood Bat 18 and Older Adult  Baseball League
Sign up to Play Baseball Now!!! Be Drafted onto a team this Feburary All registered players will be emailed when tryouts will be held 30 days before so that you can be in baseball shape.
layer Registration form 2014


Do you miss the crack of a baseball rocketing off a WOOD BAT? Do you miss puttin' on metal spikes and gettin' dirty diving for that "web gem" play? Miss the thrill of blowing a fastball by a hitter? Getting mobbed by your team for that walk off hit that drives in the winning run? We play hard and we play to win but most importantly we have fun.

So if you are a former or current player who has what it takes to compete, get your glove and come join us. We are gearing up for this season! Retired High School and College Players, EX-Pros, Catchers, RH / LH Pitchers, and Hitters welcome! We play Baseball the Wood Bat Way!

 NWIBL ADULT WOOD BAT SUMMER LEAGUE play will consist of each team playing 20 league games, starting non-league spring play on or about April 17 –  League games Start in May will play Memorial Day weekend. Are you interested in a July 3 thru 5 (4th of July weekend) Tournament?  All teams will then advance to the League Championship Tournaments, scheduled to start August 6-17 with teams advancing to the 4th Annual NWIBL Summer Series August 18-19. All players will use wood and wood composite bat (No bat may have a differential of greater than –3 and must be BBCOR.50 certified (Length can’t be more than 3 ounces more than the weight in ounces.)

Generally, teams will average two (2) games per week over the regular season with fewer games in May and June and more games in July and August. Weekday games begin at 6:30 pm at lighted fields. Games will last seven innings or 2.5 hours. Weekend games may have a double header.

NWIBL uses professional umpires and are the same used by the local colleges.

Call for Team Fee. 503.208.2009 First Time Individual Player Fee averages $350.00 for up to 26 games and tournament *Includes entry to league draft and team placement. New players subject to a team jersey fee set by team managers. Players drafted onto Expansion teams will have jersey provide by NWIBL which will be returned at the end of 2011 season. 10 game Fall league to start late August. Call for Team Fee.

*New individual players will be eligible for the draft with a 50% deposit and will be placed on a team roster. Player fees are due in full two weeks before start of league play. Players who do not pay in full will be placed on a reserve list and teams will not be allowed to use said players and are subject to NWIBL forfeiture rules for use of ineligible players.

Make your team payment online 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Northwest Independent Baseball League invites you to join our 18+ and 28+ Independent baseball league. Established for the 2009 season, the NWIBL Wood Bat Summer League provides competitive league and championship tournament play. The 4th Annual NWIBL Summer Series Games will match the Division Champions  Games are played at Volcanoes Stadium, Sckavone Field and Walker Stadium.

See what you need to be ready to do...and what Managers want to see.

Let me list what positions need what attributes:

Catcher- Needs to be a very loud, aware take charge guy; May be even the smartest and most baseball-knowledgeable player on your team. You can't have a slow catcher, he must be agile and quick. If not, sooner or later it will come back to haunt you.

1st baseman- Also can't be very slow or it will hurt you. He must be able to cover some ground as more infield errors occur from bad throws than missed balls!

2nd baseman- Quick hands and quick feet. Doesn't have to be very big so he needs to be able to make contact at the plate especially if he is small and doesn't bring too much pop with the bat.

Shortstop- The leader of your infield and very quick and hopefully, fast. If he can't cover the whole left side of the infield, than he should be a 2nd baseman. Should be very athletic and maybe your leadoff or #2 hitter.

3rd baseman- Strong arm, doesn't have to be the quickest but should be able to cover the line because your shortstop will cover to his left if he can't reach it. The older the player, the more he is looked at as a power guy.

Left Fielder- Should be able to charge in very well because he needs to play deeper than most of your outfielders due to so many right-handed pull hitters. Doesn't need the best arm but couldn't hurt.

Center Fielder- Good to great arm, should be one of the best and quickest athletes on your team. If he can't cover much ground, don't pick him or put him in left or right if he has a superior arm. He gives the corner outfielders confidence. Remember. the game is won "Up the Middle"!

Right Fielder- Big arm, needs to make the longest throws on the field. Again, the older the player, the more he is expected to hit for power. Doesn't need great speed, covers limited amount of ground.
Our Tryouts Consist Of:

Outfielders - Any player who thinks he might be an outfielder goes to right field. We hit them fly balls and they throw to 3rd base and then home. We measure velocity. We look for ability to judge fly balls, arm strength and accuracy.

Infielders - Any player who thinks they are a 3B, SS or 2B goes to the shortstop position. We hit them a series of ground balls (at them, right, left and slow rollers) and they throw to first base. Again we measure velocity. We look for ability to field ground balls, athleticism, arm strength and accuracy.

First Basemen - We do the same for these guys except they are stationed at first base and throw to third base

Catchers - We put them behind the plate and get a glove to glove stopwatch time on throws to second base. We look for timing and accuracy. We put them behind the plate during the hitting tryouts and pitching tryouts to judge their ability to receive pitches.

Pitchers - We are simply looking for arm motion, especially players who don't "shortarm" the ball. Obviously accuracy and velocity are a factor.

Hitters - We watch swing mechanics. We don't care if they touch the ball or not. Do their swing mechanics show that they have the ability to be a potential hitter

If you have a baseball team from any of the cities below
call for team placement information 503-208-2009
If you live in  any of these cities call about being placed on a team.

Mid Willamette Valley

Albany, Amity, Aurora, Brooks, Canby, , Corvallis, Coburg, Cottage Grove, Creswell, Dallas, Dayton, Dundee, Falls City, Gates, Gervais, Halsey, Harrisburg, Independence, Jefferson, Junction City, Keizer, Lebanon, Lowell, Lyons, McMinnville, Mill City, Molalla, Newberg, Oakridge, Salem, Scio, Sheridan, Silverton, Springfield, Stayton, St. Paul, Sublimity, Tangerit, Veneta, Waterloo, Willamina, Woodburn, Yamhill
Portland and Vicinity

Banks, Barlow, Beaverton, Camas, Canby, Clackamas, Clatskanie, Columbia City, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Gaston, Gresham, Happy Valley, Hillsboro, Lake Oswego, Marquam, Milwaukie, Molalla, North Plains, Oregon City, Portland, Rainier, Sandy, Scappoose, St. Helens, Tigard, Troutdale, Tualatin, Vernonia, West Linn, Wilsonville
Southwest Washington Cities

Aberdeen, Battle Ground, Camas, Castle Rock, Cathlamet, Central Park, Centralia, Chehalis, Chinook, Cosmopolis, Elma, Ilwaco, Kelso, Kalama, Long Beach, Longview, McCleary, Montesano, Nahcotta, Naselle, Oakville, Ocean Park, Ocean Shores, Pe Ell, Raymond, Salkum, Seaview, Silverlake, Skamokawa, South Bend, Tokeland, Vancouver, Westport, Winlock, Woodland

Wood Baseball Bats
Wood bats were the only choice for any batter in the game of baseball until the mid 1970's. But today, wood bats are used far less often than aluminum bats on both the baseball and softball diamonds. Pros are required to use wood bats, and for safety reasons, some high school leagues have recently moved to wood only. Most wooden bats are made of northern white ash, but in recent years maple has become a popular option. This trend started with the success of MLB players since the 2001 season
Baum AAA Pro Baseball Bats at Wood Bats 4 Sale


Northwest Independent Baseball League   01/10/2014

It's spring...you hear about baseball on the radio, you read about it in the newspaper, you see it on TV, now you can play it on a local Portland field.  Come join us and play on a local Portland wood bat baseball team. NWIBL has a team waiting for you......

18+ 28+

Are you looking for more competition and have a really good team...Wood Bats, Guts, and Glory, bring your team and see where the dust settles.


So if you are a former or current player 18 or over (teams will be based on skill level) who has what it takes to compete using wood bats,  We are gearing up for this season! Established teams are welcome.  Adult players who want to play can still play during the 2012 season starting in May.   
See www.nwibl.org  to register on line. 

Make your team payment online 24 hours a day 7 days a week

Email to confirm attendance   Baseball@nwibl.org
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It's Fall 2014...you hear about baseball on the radio, you read about it in the newspaper, you see it on TV, now you can play it in a local Portland Stadium.  Come join us, you can play this Fall for local Portland baseball teams.  Fall Season starts in September, play 10 games plus elimination champion series.  If you are a current baseball player who wants to continue playing ball right up to the World Series then get your glove and come on out, NWIBL has a team waiting for you...We are gearing up for the Fall season and players are needed to fill out team rosters.  Fall League Try Outs Monday Nights at Sckavone Field  email for Application or call 503 208 2009   Fall information click here no fall ball 2011 see you in the spring

If you have a team or want Tryout Information call
Duane Wangenheim 866.858.1174 Baseball@nwibl.org

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