The Best Fields in San Diego, located in Clairemont
NCYB is fortunate to occupy two major baseball complexes, which are within 1.5 miles of each other. This means we have a much greater ability to simultaneously have fields available for both games and practices. There are nine playing fields and a total of three batting cages between the two facilities.
Our Shetland (ages 5-6), Pinto (ages 7-8), Mustang (ages 9-10) and Bronco (ages 11-12) divisions play at both of our facilities, while the Pony Division plays only at the Hickman complex. The 4741 Mt Etna Drive facility is in the heart of Clairemont, while the Hickman Athletic facility is on the border of Clairemont and Kearny Mesa.
North City prides itself on maintaining the best fields in the county. Nothing destroys a player's will to stay down on a ground ball when they consistently can't trust a hard ground ball won't take a bad hop to the face.
Unlike most youth complexes, the city does not maintain our playing surfaces which means North City completely controls all aspects of our fields. Our diamonds are completely re-tooled every off season, with laser-leveling to remove lips that create those bad hops, new dirt added to the infields, grinding out high/low spots in the outfield, and new seeding. League-run field maintenance supervisors oversee all aspects of the facilities year-round. And Turf 'n Dirt, the premier athletic field management company in the county, professionally maintains all our fields 52 weeks a year including regular fertilizing, over-seeding, and the like.
The result is velvet smooth infield skins, and lush green outfield surfaces. Come out to our fields and take a look for yourself. Chances are you never played on a baseball field like this when you were a kid!