"THE CO-OP LEAGUE"
The Anne Arundel Baseball Cooperative (AABC, Co-op) is a private league of independent youth baseball organizations that operate in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Teams entered from the various organizations are RECEREATIONAL teams that would otherwise play wholly within their own community organization, and are participating in this league solely to have more teams to play during the season. This is NOT A TRAVEL OR SELECT TEAM LEAGUE!
The Co-op league is in a partnership with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks (R&P) to provide a place to play for R&P-accredited community organizations that can't otherwise field their own in-house schedule.
Select "The Co-op" on the main menu for more info, or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2019 FALL
The following organizations are expected to participate in one or more divisions:
Broadneck (BBSC), Brooklyn Park (BPYAA), Crofton (CAC), Elvaton (ERA), Glen Burnie (GBBS), Greater Glen Burnie (GGBJSL), Gambrills-Odenton (GORC), Harundale (HYSL), Kent Island (KIYBSC), Lake Shore (LSYB), Linthicum-Ferndale (LFYAA), Pasadena (PBC), Peninsula (PAL), Severn (SAC), Severna Park (GSPAA), South Maryland/Davidsonville (SMLL/DAA), South River (SRYA).
Each season, EVERY participating organization must complete a Organization Acknowledgement Form under Forms on the main menu, then Online Forms.
RULES FOR 2019 FALL
- Updated 9/7/2019 - updated bat rules to match text changes from 2019 spring season.
GAME SCHEDULES FOR 2019 FALL
2019 6U/8U/10U/12U Schedules - select appropriate when open.
- Note, still missing several organizations team info.
- Org reps, please provide any missing info, and verify home field availability and assignments.
- Managers, please contact your opposing managers to confirm date, time, and field location.
TEAM ROSTERS FOR 2019 FALL
We are not collecting team rosters in the fall.
AGE AND BAT RULE CHANGES
Age Determination - Reminder that beginning with the 2018 Fall season and the 2019 Spring season, the age of a player in Co-op league will be determined by the player's age on AUGUST 31, 2109. This matches national youth baseball organizations such as Little League and PONY, and part of an effort to make all the divisions younger on average, and equivalent to school grade ages.
- For example if a player turns 11 between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019, that player is considered 11 years old for both this fall and next spring, and would be playing in our 11-12 year old division.
Bat Rule - We will also be following the same national youth baseball organizations who have adopted USA Baseball's bat program. This is an effort to have metal and composite bats better simulate wood bat performance. Non-wood bats will have to have a USABat certification sticker. Go to www.usabat.com for a complete list of approved bats.
- Recommended in 4-5U and 6U
- Required in 7-8U, 9-10U, 11-12U
- Optional in 13-15U
- Not applicable in 16-18U
PLANNING MEETING FOR 2019 FALL SEASON - Tuesday August 13
We will be having a Planning Meeting for the 2019 Fall Season, to be held on Tuesday August 13, 630pm, at the Greene Turtle in Pasadena on Magothy Beach Road.