• General Meetings ... 1st/3rd Thursday each month @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Question for the league, please email Northedison@llmail.net
News

Due to the rain overnight and forecasted heavy rain to come today, the complex will be closed on September 18th.  The Fall Instructional program will begin next Tuesday September 25th.  Additional details will be provided by the end of the week.

For those who have asked for a refund, those will begin to be processed later this week.


Fall Baseball Update

Unfortunately, we find ourselves in a position of lacking both a number of participants and a volunteer to run the fall baseball season, which has left us in a position where we are unable to offer our traditional Fall Ball Recreation Baseball program.

 

 

Our numbers our down significantly in almost every division resulting in less than two teams worth of players in most cases.  The normal back to school ‘surge’ in registrations was reduced to a trickle and has left us woefully short of what we need in order to run a league.

 

 

As a league, we did reach out to neighboring towns to see if anyone was interested in participating in an interleague format.  However, no league responded that they were willing to participate in such a format.

 

We have come up with a Plan B.  Full Count, who ran several clinics during the spring, will be coming onto complex for six weeks beginning Tuesday September 18thto run Instructional sessions. They will begin at 6:30 PM and last till 8 PM.  

 

We will break the participants into different age groups and skill levels so that everyone is grouped accordingly.  We are also looking into hosting ‘sandlot nights’ and will schedule a few scrimmages in October after the Instructional portion of the program has been completed in order to get the children some game experiences to build upon what they learned during the instructional sessions.

 

 

The Clinic, which was originally scheduled for Saturday mornings, will be incorporated into this effort run by Full Count and will be held on Tuesday nights and not Saturday mornings as previously announced.  

 

If you have already registered are not interested in participating in Plan B, please email fall2018refunds@northed.comand we will issue a refund to the payment method that was used during the registration process.

 

If you have not registered yet and are interested in participating in the Tuesday session.  Please contact Rich Petagna at rich@northed.com.

 


North Edison Blue Devils 12U

 

Cooperstown

Fundraiser

 Saturday October 6th

 9:00 am-2:30 pm

HELP SUPPORT OUR TEAM!

We will be collecting new or gently used men, women and children’s clothing, shoes, purses, belts, bed and bath linens and stuffed animals. Every piece helps! We can also accept bicycles and baby strollers.

NO Pillows, Books, Toys, Furniture, Appliances, or Household items. Thank you for your support!

Questions? Call/Text Olivia 908-868-8670


Bat Decertification - Easton Ghost X 30/20

As of Thursday, May 3, 2018, the Easton Ghost X 30/20 USABat has been decertified.

Effective immediately and until further notice, the bats below have been decertified by USA Baseball and are no longer approved for play in leagues that have adopted the USABat standard, including but not limited to American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball, NABF Baseball, and PONY Baseball.

USABat: Easton Ghost X 30/20
Model Number(s): YBB18GX10 30/20 (D: 2 5/8), LL18GHX 30/20 (D: 2 5/8)
Length: 30" (-10)

If any of these bats are used during competition, it should be considered an illegal and non-compliant bat, and subject to league rules concerning the use of illegal or unapproved bats. Coaches and team administrators are encouraged to check their team's bats and withhold these bats from play. League administrators should share this information with their umpires.

A full list of approved bats can be found at USABat.com. A list of decertified bats can be found at USABat.com/Decertified-Bats.

Customer Information: Any questions regarding returns, refunds or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton via email at ghostreturn@easton.com or at 1-844-531-7079.

Any questions regarding this decertification may be directed to USA Baseball at USABat@USABaseball.com.


2018 Baseball Bat Rule Change

We will be following these new standards next year which we have been discussing at the meetings and in our communications for the several months.  The new standards effectively make any bat used in the Rookie, Minors and Majors BASEBALL divisions (ages 7-12) for the 2017 season ILLEGAL for 2018.  Below is the information from USA Baseball regarding the reason for the change.  Please ensure that any bat purchased meets the new standard.

USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations announced today the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats. Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

"USA Baseball is pleased, with the support of our participating national member organizations, to announce the USABat standard," said USA Baseball's executive director/CEO, Paul Seiler. "Beginning with the launch in 2018, we will take another step forward in making our game more uniform at the youth level and ensuring the long-term integrity of the game."

Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.

You can view further information at www.usabaseball.com.


On Line Coaching Certification Is Now Available

NEBS is happy to announce that we have entered into a partnerships with the National Alliance for Youth Sports to offer on line coaching certification.  These on line clinics can be taken at your convenience.  Our league is listed as a chapter, so when signing up for the on line clinic, please make sure that you select North Edison Baseball and Softball so that we receive notification that you have completed the clinic.  The link is below to use.

https://www.nays.org/nyscaonline/

If you are already Rutger's Certified, you do not need to take this on line clinic.

 


 


Mobile Serve Sign Up

The league is using MobileServe this year to track work bond activity.  This email was sent to each family in NEBS in order to create an account within MobileServe.  Please click on the link and create an account.  When asked for a group code, please use EDISON to be linked to our organization.

https://app.mobileserve.org/user/setup/organization/code/?org_code=EDISON

 


 

 


Concussion Training for Managers/Coaches

All managers and coaches are required to have concussion training so the league can remain in compliance with our insurance carrier requirements.

The below link will take you to the Heads Up training website where the on line training class can be found.  Anyone who is going to be on the field during a game or practice needs to complete this training and submit a copy of the certificate to the divisional coordinator by May 1st.

https://www.cdc.gov/headsup/youthsports/coach.html

 


 

 


SPONSORSHIP FORMS

Dear  Sponsors, 
 
North Edison Baseball and Softball Advertising
 
For 2018, we are streamlining the sponsorship opportunities to keep your business name in front of all who visit the North Edison Baseball and Softball Complex. We are offering a complex sign for $300.  The signs will be 3’X5’ and it will be carried by a team during the opening day parade.  You will also receive a team picture to display in your place of business.
 
After the parade, all Sponsors signs will be displayed on one of our fields and they really gets noticed. All signs are displayed year-round during our spring season, summer tournaments, and fall baseball programs. Over 1,200 games a year are played on our complex. And the sign can be located on the field of your choice. There is a reduced fee for sign renewals, so once you have purchased a sign, you can renew your advertising spot year after year.
 
For those of you with children, who play in our league; remember that the purchase of a NEW sign (not renewals) will fulfill your work bond requirements for the 2018 season.
 
So take advantage of our exciting sponsorship and advertising programs
 
for 2018 and “Play Ball” with North Edison Baseball and Softball.
 
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Thank you for your continued support.
 
Best Regards,
Patty Abene
 


 


NEBS Complex Rules

  • No dogs/pets are allowed on the complex at any time
  • No bikes/rollerblades/skateboards are allowed on the complex at any time
  • No smoking is allowed on any fields/field paths, in dugouts, near club house /snack bar or neighboring areas
  • No alcoholic beverages of any kind are allowed on the complex including parking lot and surrounding areas
  • When parking please follow the traffic flow and only park in designated spots

______________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Board Meeting Attendance Requirements

Please be advised that all managers of North Edison Baseball & Softball are required to attend a minimum of four (4) general board meetings. All coordinators will be required to attend a minimum of seven (7) general board meetings per year.

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Upcoming Games/Practices
Sep 18
12U Fall Softball
North Edison PRACTICE
7:30pm
Sep 19
BB Seniors
North Ed Travel New 13s PRACTICE
6:00pm
14U Fall Softball
North Edison PRACTICE
7:30pm
Sep 20
BB High School
North Edison Travel 15/16u PRACTICE
6:30pm
12U Fall Softball
Midtown @ North Edison
5:45pm
Colonia @ North Edison
7:30pm
BB Rookie
North Edison 7u PRACTICE
6:30pm
10U Fall Softball
New Providence @ North Edison Blue
7:30pm
8U Fall Softball
Kenilworth @ North Edison Blue
5:45pm
Sep 21
10U Fall Softball
Verona @ North Edison White
5:45pm
Summit @ North Edison White
7:30pm
8U Fall Softball
Metuchen @ North Edison White
5:45pm
Sep 22
BB Minors
Maximum Velocity Baseball @ North Edison Devils 9U
TBA
Maximum Velocity Baseball @ North Edison Devils 9U
TBA
BB Majors
Fords @ North Edison Travel 11u
TBA
Fords @ North Edison Travel 11u
TBA
BB Seniors
Metuchen @ North Ed Travel New 13s
TBA
Metuchen @ North Ed Travel New 13s
TBA
North Edison Travel 13u @ Garwood Gunners
TBA
BB Rookie
Crusaders @ North Edison 7u
TBA
10U Fall Softball
Brooklyn @ North Edison Blue
8:30am
South Plainfield @ North Edison White
1:45pm
8U Fall Softball
Union @ North Edison Blue
9:00am
Westfield @ North Edison White
10:30am
SPF @ North Edison White
12:00pm
Sep 23
BB Seniors
Full Count @ POSITION/TBD
10:00am
Full Count @ POSITION/TBD
1:00pm
BB High School
Matawan Huskies @ North Edison Travel 15/16u
TBA
SPF Warriors @  Warren Hills Blue Devils
9:00am
SPF Warriors @ POSITION/TBD
10:30am
SPF Warriors @  Warren Hills Blue Devils
11:30am
SPF Warriors @ POSITION/TBD
12:30pm
14U Fall Softball
Mountainside @ North Edison
9:00am
Westfield @ North Edison
10:45am
Sep 27
BB High School
North Edison Travel 15/16u PRACTICE
6:30pm
BB Rookie
North Edison 7u PRACTICE
6:30pm
10U Fall Softball
Tremors @ North Edison Blue
7:30pm
8U Fall Softball
Cranford @ North Edison White
5:45pm
MSO @ North Edison Blue
5:45pm
Summit @ North Edison Blue
7:30pm
Sep 28
BB Seniors
North Ed Travel New 13s @ PPH Team Easton Blue
7:00pm
10U Fall Softball
Clark @ North Edison White
5:45pm
Sep 29
BB Minors
North Edison Devils 9U @ Boro Bombers
9:00am
BB Majors
North Edison Travel 11u @ Hillsborough Maroon
10:00am
North Edison Travel 10u @ Big Red Knights
12:30pm
BB Seniors
SPF Raiders @ North Edison Travel 13u
9:00am
12U Fall Softball
Springfield @ North Edison
1:45pm
10U Fall Softball
Summit @ North Edison White
9:00am
Springfield @ North Edison Blue
3:30pm
Sep 30
BB High School
North Edison Travel 15/16u @ Sugar Skulls
9:00am
SPF Warriors @  Vipers
9:00am
North Edison Travel 15/16u @ @ Sugar skulls
11:30am
BB Rookie
North Edison 7u @ Long Hill
9:00am
North Edison 7u @ Long Hill
11:30am
14U Fall Softball
Cranford @ North Edison
9:00am
Mountainside @ North Edison
10:45am
View Full Schedule