State Tournament reaches "FINAL EIGHT"
This Saturday, July 21, "EIGHT" Teams will compete for the New Jersey State American Legion Baseball Championship. The Tournament will run until Thursday July 26. The Winner will qualify for the Mid Atlantic, Regional Tournament at Fireman's Field in Purcellville, VA on August 8 - 12.
To follow the "FINAL EIGHT" game results, click on the below link:
Go to the "More +" Tab above, scrow down to "NJ State Tournaments", go Left to 2018 Tournament and click
WBCB Sports will "Live Video Stream" Selected Games. Refer to Tournament Page for additional information.
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.
2018 New National Rules Highlights
Note –The summary below is a representation – to fully understand the rule changes refer to the 2018 National Rule Book. Also there are other changes that are not listed in these “Highlights”
Note – The 2018 National Rule Book has been divided into two sections – 1 for Senior Teams and 1 for Junior Teams
Note – The official software to use when determining the nearest team from a Home Address is Google Maps (use shortest driving distance).
Rule 4. 3. a) Page 27
Rule 1. G. Pages 8-9
Rule 1. R. Page 14
Rule 1. S. Page 16
Graduated Players who have not previously played American Legion Baseball who are age eligible, are allowed to play. New players who did not play previously must play for the team next to parents address. There are no transfers or waivers allowed.
Rule 2. 4. Page 20
Note - Chart on Page 49 in National Rule Book is WRONG per National – chart was over looked during the review process and was not changed
Rule 9. E. Page 45
Jim Thome talks about his experience playing American Legion Baseball. Jim Thome played 22 seasons in the Major Leagues. He was elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.
Click on link below
The Official Baseball for New Jersey American Legion is the Diamond D1-AL Baseball
To get Population / Enrollment numbers for 2018 High Schools