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LI BOYS OF SUMMER BASEBALL LEAGUE 2020
Summer Update for Boys of Summer 2020
Boys of Summer 2020 Summer Season Registration Now Open! First Meeting 7:30pm Monday, February 10th
The Long Island Boys of Summer registration meeting for the summer of 2020 is scheduled for Monday, February 10 at 7:30 pm in the Lecture Hall D105 at Suffolk CCC Brentwood. We have some exciting news to share with you for 2020 and we will have giveaways for some lucky managers and coaches in attendance. We've added new divisions, events, and even more fields. Our two Scout divisions will now be Perfect Game divisions in the 17U and 16U with complete Axcess Baseball coverage. This meeting is critical to implement new ideas to improve the BOS and we need your feedback. We have experienced tremendous growth in the last five years and want to make sure we're meeting your needs.
There has been an overwhelming response to register for this summer league for all ages 13 through 22. Summer registration is $2200 for a 25-game regular season plus playoffs and a $500 deposit will hold your spot in our National (most competitive) or American Division. The floor will be open for discussion on everything from national and local tournaments, umpires, fields, all-star games and dates, playoff schedules, Citifield games, and Ducks Stadium games. In addition to bringing your deposit, please fill out the 2020 Online Team Registration Form beforehand as well.
The Boys of Summer is proud to announce that we will be running our 6th Annual Memorial Day Tournament in the Nassau County Parks and Brentwood State Complex - this tournament will be officially renamed the Michael Leiderman Memorial Day Tournament and our focus is to raise money to help fund a cure for ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease. This year we will also be bringing back the Father's Day Tournament from June 19th to 21st. Registration forms for both can be found at the following link and on the front page of the website as well: BOS Tournament Registration Forms
Order forms for baseballs can be found here. The league is in the second year of its contract to use the NCAA Spalding baseballs this summer. We have added more fields in Nassau County and we are excited to continue in our relationships with the other venue owners around Long Island.
Lastly for the College Division in 2020, we are proud to announce the addition of the highly competitive LI Boys of Summer Perfect Game Collegiate League for players with college eligibility which is currently full at 12 teams. We will also run the BCCBL in conjunction with Blue Chip Prospects this summer. The BCCBL College Division, which was very successful in 2019, will also have between 10 and 12 highly competitive teams. For any teams not playing in the BOS-PGCL or BCCBL, we will also have an 18 and over division for teams aging out of high school and heading into the college ranks with less stringent rules for blacked out dates and scheduling purposes. Full teams can register normally using the team registration link at the top. Single players can also register for the college division, which includes incoming freshman players. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, contact information and get on our free agent list for college players. The fee for single college players will be $975 for the season which includes everything from uniforms, umpire fees to baseballs and league registration.
Teams 7U-12U can register for Spring and Summer with East Coast/Nassau Youth Baseball on their website here.
As always, if you have an announcement for tryouts or a clinic you're running please send it to us and we will post on the website for you.
BOS 2020 TOURNAMENTS
TIME LIMITS REVISED FOR 2019
Due to the outpouring of concern about the imposed time limits and the break in between games where umpires need to get changed we are revising our time limit rules. Please carry this note to your games so there are no issues with the new rules.
Field permits are costly and we play a 1:50 time limit at all BOS league fields that have back-to-back games or DH's - these fields include Baseball Heaven 1, 2, 3, 4, Eisenhower Park A, B and C, Mitchel Field A and B, Cantiague Park, Bay Park, Brentwood State Park 1 and 2, PAL Stadium, PAL C-1, NYIT and Hofstra.
Every other game in league play is a 2-hour time limit. If a team has its own permit on a private field like Merillon Park, Garden City Park, Long Island Lutheran, that is also a 2-hour time limit. This keeps the games moving and doesn't end up costing the teams at the back end of the schedule - the later games. It's also a courtesy to be finished when another league/organization is coming onto a field for a game. We have to respect their time slots.
The Long Island Boys of Summer board of directors has decided that these time limits will eliminate some of the early season issues with games being shortened. Also, and most important, the time limit does not start until the first warm up pitch is thrown, and then the umpire must notify both teams of the start time.
Regular season games in the summer and fall that go four full innings are now official. We've had a few guys working the clock to avoid a loss - please always play with integrity.
There are NO TIME LIMITS for playoff games.
BASES, HELMETS, AND PROPER ATTIRE
ATTENTION ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES
All teams must have a set of bases for each game. Some fields accommodate us with bases but others do not so please remember to bring them to all fields. Town of Brookhaven fields are an example of fields that do not supply bases but there are others as well and teams must have a their own set of bases.
See Rule 18 under Boys of Summer rules.
Another hot topic at the midway point of our season is the coaches attire. We agreed at the March meeting that all coaches must be properly dressed for games. A coaches shirt, team jersey or pullover is acceptable. Coaches shorts or baseball pants are also acceptable. NO denim or cutoff shorts, slacks, work pants, capris, skirts, work boots or dress shoes can be worn while coaching the bases. This also should never be an issue to be dealt with at the field.
Cleat Restrictions for Fields Listed Below
Please take care of our facilities.
Metal Cleats are NOT PERMITTED (Molded and Turfs allowed) at the following venues:
- LONGWOOD HS (new for 2019)
- LONGWOOD HS JV (new for 2019)
- NEWFIELD HS (new for 2019)
- SAWYER AVENUE (new for 2019)
- VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HS (new for 2019)
- ABE LEVITT FIELD
- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
- BASEBALL HEAVEN FIELDS
- BAY PARK
- BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
- BRENTWOOD STATE PARK
- CANTIAGUE PARK
- DIAMOND IN THE PINES
- DOWLING COLLEGE
- EISENHOWER PARK A
- FIREMENS FIELD #1 IN RIDGE
- GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY PARK
- HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
- HOLY TRINITY
- MASSAPEQUA HS
- MEDFORD COMPLEX
- MITCHEL FIELD B
- MORICHES COMPLEX
- OCEANSIDE PARK FIELD 1
- PLAINEDGE HS
- PLAINEDGE PARK
- ST. ANTHONY'S
- ST. JOHN'S
- STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
- WHEATLEY HS
NASSAU COUNTY PARKS -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
If you are playing games at any of the Nassau County Parks, Wantagh, Eisenhower, Cantiague and Bay, there is a $10 parking fee imposed by Nassau County for all non-residents. This has nothing to do with Boys of Summer. This is has been in effect for the past two years at all of these venues during tournaments and league play so please be advised that there is a fee for all non-residents. Thank you for your cooperation.
Umpire Dispatcher: 631-772-4645
This number is for same-day game cancellations for teams using their own field ONLY.
This is NOT a rainout information line -- information regarding postponements is posted here on the welcome page of the website as soon as it is available.