All American Legion Teams must register on the National American Legion Baseball Web Site. Prior to completing the team application on the National Site, the individual who is submitting the application and who is listed as a Coach or Manager, must pass their back ground check.
The Background check is conducted by Protect Youth Sports. The Link to the site is https://opportunities.averity.com/ALDeptofNJ
Once the individual completing and submitting the team application has passed their background check, they can submit the team application on the National Web Site
Link to American Legion Baseball Web Site for Registering a team is https://baseball.legion.org/
Step 1 – The Coach who will be completing the teams application on-line needs to successfully completed their background check. The Team application cannot be approved by the New Jersey American Legion Baseball Chairman until any coaches listed on the application have passed a background check. It is recommended that only one coach who has passed his background be listed when the team application is completed and submitted for approval. Other coaches can be added later after the application has been approved. Those coaches will also be required to pass a background check prior to the FINAL Submission of the team roster with all its players and coaches.
The required background check for all coaches can be initiated at: https://opportunities.averity.com/ALDeptofNJ The cost is $12 and will required a credit card payment. You should receive notification by email when your background check has been approved.
Step 2 – After you have passed your background check, you need to complete the team application on the National American Legion Baseball Web Site. Click on Tab in Main Menu line above Register or go to: https://baseball.legion.org/ - You may need to create an account or sign in to an existing account.
Step 3 – After your team application has been approved by the State American Legion Baseball Chairman, you need to buy your required Insurance and pay a National Team Registration Fee
Step 4 – Add other Coaches and Players. You can add and delete players and coaches until you finalize you team roster.
Step 5 – Final Submission of your team and approval be New Jersey American Legion Baseball Chairman. Go to your team account on the National Web Site and click on the Submit Button. All Coaches listed MUST have passed a background check or the Team Submission CAN NOT be approved.
Rule changes for 2018 include the following.
The Total Population of Schools American Legion Baseball Teams may recruit from is changing from 5000 to 6000
Information previously reported was in ERROR. Population Limit HAS NOT BEEN INCREASED - Limit is still 5000
2. College Players who are age eligible who previously did not play American Legion Baseball are now able to play
note: Additional information and full text of the rule changes are best obtained from the 2018 National Rules.
The Official Baseball for New Jersey American Legion is the Diamond D1-AL Baseball
To get Population / Enrollment numbers for High Schools