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2019 SPRING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!

 

Click Spring 2019 in the Register Online section to the right!

 

A & AA LEAGUES (clinics):    PRE-K & Kindergarten

AAA LEAGUE:                         1st and 2nd Grade

MINOR LEAGUE:                     3rd and 4th Grade

MAJOR LEAGUE:                    5th and 6th Grade

PONY LEAGUE:                       7th and 8th Grade

 

 

 


SNJBL PROGRAM SUMMARY

  

A & AA Leagues:

The A & AA Leagues will be a clinic-based programs that will introduce Pre-K (must be at least 4 years old as of 4/30/19) and Kindergarten children to the fundamentals of baseball. This program has been professionally developed specifically for our league to teach baseball fundamentals in a structured program that will set our kids up for success in the future. 

  

AAA League:  

Modified baseball rules designed to introduce players to live pitching while developing hitting and fielding skills in a game setting.

Open to 1st & 2nd Graders.

Practices to be scheduled by coaches and games expected to be once a week.

 

Minor League:

3rd and 4th Grade; partnered with Mountainside and Kenilworth.

Games will be played during the week.  Home games will be played at Roessner, away games at Mountainside and Kenilworth. 

Practices will typically be held once per week, to be scheduled by the coach and based on field availability.

 

Major League:

5th and 6th Grade; partnered with Mountainside & Kenilworth.

Games will be played during the week.  Home games will be played at Roessner, away games at Mountainside and Kenilworth.

Practices will typically be held once per week, to be scheduled by the coach and based on field availability.

 

Pony League:

13 - 14 Years Old as of April 30, 2019.

Practices: Typically twice per week - TBD

Games: Schedule pending

 


2018 Bat Rule Changes

 

On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to the bats. If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp.

 

The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in these leagues.  Additionally, beginning on January 1, 2018, under the new USA Baseball rule, all players 14 and under (not including Tee-Ball) will be able to use approved USA Baseball 2-5/8" barrels in Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC.

 

How will I know which bat to buy?

All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.

 

When can I buy the new bat?

It is the intention of the bat manufacturers to make the new bats available in the fall of 2017, in sufficient time for the 2018 season.

 

Later this year, the SNJBL is planning to host a bat show where you'll be able to purchase a new certified bat at a discounted price.  Check our website regularly for details.

 


Additional information can be found <HERE>

 

 


 

ATTENTION ALL VOLUNTEER COACHES

Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Certification and Fingerprinted Background Checks are required for ALL ON-FIELD COACHES AND ASSISTANTS.  COACHES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICES OR GAMES WITHOUT THIS CERTIFICATION AND AN UPDATED BACKGROUND CHECK.

 

 

Refer to the 'Coach Information' link on left, or contact Adam Lieb (adam.lieb@springfield-nj.us) at the Springfield Recreation Department for more information.