- General Meetings ... 1st/3rd Thursday each month @ 7:30 p.m.
- Question for the league, please email Northedison@llmail.net
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
North Edison Blue Devils 12U
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
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.