"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.
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PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS FOR 2019 FALL
Each Organization is required to REVIEW THIS SPREADSHEET and verify that the team count in each division is accurate, no later than August 23, 2019. Any changes to team counts can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Changes after August 23, 2019, may result in the additional teams not getting scheduled a game during the first week(s).
The following organizations are expected to participate in one or more divisions:
Arden (ARA), Broadneck (BBSC), Brooklyn Park (BPYAA), Crofton (CAC), Elvaton (ERA), Eastport(), Glen Burnie (GBBS), Greater Glen Burnie (GGBJSL), Gambrills-Odenton (GORC), Harundale (HYSL), Kent Island (KIYBSC), Lake Shore (LSYB), Linthicum-Ferndale (LFYAA), Maryland City (MCRC), Pasadena (PBC), Peninsula (PAL), Severn (SAC), Severna Park (GSPAA), South Maryland/Davidsonville (SMLL/DAA).
ONLINE FORMS for ORGANIZATION and for TEAM ROSTERS
The online forms to submit Organization Acceptance and Acknowledgement, and for individual Team Rosters will be activated in late August.
RULES FOR 2019 FALL
The rules for 2019 FALL will likely be similar as from 2018 FALL. Included for reference below are rules from last fall. Update will be provided about the last week of August.
2018 FALL Playing Rules - All Divisions except 8U Machine Pitch - confirmed at the August 2018 Fall meeting.
GAME SCHEDULES FOR 2019 FALL
Game schedules will be available NLT than September 2, 2019.
Games will begin Sunday 9/8 and run through Sunday 10/25.
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.