A league of 350 players makes it large enough to have 6-10 teams in each division but small enough that you get to know lots of parents and players
Although many leagues around the country have seen declining numbers of participation, NCYB has maintained the same level for years (even growing over the past several)
High quality fields
NCYB is known for creating and maintaining some of the most lush, green, smooth fields in San Diego County.
With two facilities within 10 minutes of each other, (Mt Etna- Hickman Fields) North City has double the number of fields available for games/practices compared to most other leagues. This is a big advantage over other leagues that have limited field access. This means no travelling around the county for league play or practice. You always know you are playing at the North City fields.
Knowledgeable managers/coaches. This is the result of several elements:
NCYB generally has more potential managers than actual positions. The board of directors formally interviews each candidate selecting only the most qualified based on both knowledge and temperament.
Managers and coaches are required to attend manager clinics, which provide skills to brand new coaches and continually improve the more experienced managers.
Independent division representatives work with managers throughout the season to provide feedback.
Parent survey of their manager/coaching staff at the end of each season, parents formally rate the manager and coaching staff through a league-wide survey comprised of a variety of questions. The board uses this information in selecting the next crop of managers, as well as identifying areas the league needs to improve – taking specific action to do so.
There are a wide-range of volunteers within NCYB making it an extremely well-run league.
Potential for Sunday games
If a division grows to eight or more teams we have the ability to have games on Sunday afternoons at both locations.