Announcements

2015 PLAYOFF AND CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION

All regular league scores for all games MUST be entered on the web site by Sunday night, August 2.  Do not delay in getting these scores in since playoff seedings are based on the final standings.  Check NOW if all scores have been entered for all prior games.

Playoff Format- please see and READ Rule B 12 which is included below.  The first game of the single elimination game series for most divisions will be played on Wednesday, August 5, 5:30 PM,  unless BOTH managers agree to otherwise.  The single elimination format is 1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3 which is based on regular league standings.   (Note the time- 5:30 PM.  This is due to the darkness factor).  If teams agree to start earlier than August 5 the pitching rules in effect will count as if they started on August 5.  Your team MUST be prepared to play from August 3 to August 9.  

The Championship series will commence Saturday, August 8, 9 AM, unless BOTH managers agree to otherwise. The league will pay the umpire fees for the Championship series. The teams are responsible for the umpire fees in the single elimination game series.

NOTE:  Players must have played in 50% of your PLAYED games.  Commissioner has the final say if a player is eligible or not.  The purpose for this rule is to avoid ringers!  Any protests will be handled on the field by the umpires.  

NOTE: the team with the best regular league record will maintain HOME FIELD thoughout the playoffs.  This is non-negotiable.

NOTE: the eight year olds will play ONE Championship game.

Frank Sullivan

RULE B 12
 
The playoff format will be as follows:
-Single elimination to get to Championship Series; best two of three wins 
Championship Series; home field for single elimination and championship games 
goes to team with the best league play record;
-A coin toss will determine home team for first game in Championship Series and 
third game if necessary;
-mercy rule applies to all games;
-no time limit for any playoff game in the case of a tie game; (note- regular season 
rules apply regarding complete games)
-all league pitching rules apply;-Championship games- the first two games must be played as if it is a double header. 
Regardless of when the doubleheader is played, the NJBL doubleheader rules will 
apply. The league recommends beginning the championship series with a doubleheader.

2015 PLAYOFFS AND FORFEITS

The playoffs will be held the week of August 3 to August 9. All teams that make the playoffs MUST be prepared to play during that week.  THE PLAYOFFS END BY AUGUST 9.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  The regular season ends by AUGUST 2, NO EXCEPTIONS.
 
The top 4 teams make the playoffs and the playoff format, as outlined in our rules- RULE B-12, is: single elimination 1 vs. 4 and 2 vs. 3 followed by the champioship series, scheduled for August 8 and August 9, best 2 of 3.
 
You must schedule regular season make-ups ASAP.  Do not delay in getting these games in simply because it is the beginning of the season.  Please read RULE M regarding make-ups and forfeits.  Do NOT contact me at the end of the season and demand a forfeit if you did not follow RULE M.
 

ROSTERS-RAIN CANCELLATIONS-SCORES

FYI-  ROSTERS MUST BE ENTERED BEFORE YOUR FIRST GAME
 
Rain cancellations-  
Cancellations Due To Inclement Weather
 
IMPORTANT - To cancel umpire(s) because of rain, other inclement weather or poor field playing conditions (minimum one hour notice) do the following: go to the website, enter your username and password, click on current teams then click on the schedule. Click on the letters in the umpire column of the game that you want to cancel and the umpire coordinator with his number will appear. If the umpire assigned is CR, the umpire should call you. You may also call the the umpire coordinator, Carolyn, at 516-351-8936 if the umpire has not contacted you. Do not call the umpire coordinator unless the umpire has not shown for your game.
 
 If a field has been closed by the town, you are responsible for notifying the opposing manager and umpire(s). 
 
You must not play on a town field if they have told you it's closed! On any town field, especially Huntington or Hempstead, you may not add any kitty litter or broom water from the field. You may do light raking or add an approved drying agent. 
 
The home field manager (that's home field manager, not home team manager) is responsible for calling the umpires and opposing manager in the event of poor weather. If you are playing on a town of Hempstead field, the phone number of the park is listed on the permit. Call that number if there is a chance of inclement weather to see if they closed the field.
 
 HOW TO ENTER PLAYER ROSTER
 
If you are a returning team - You may copy your roster from a previous season so you do not have to enter it again. To do so, follow these directions: Go to the web site, sign on, click on TEAM REGISTRATION then click on the registration number for the current season. When that window appears you will see the follow directions - "You can select a previous team from the drop down below and copy that team's roster to this team. This will delete any roster entries you have already made for the current team (including pitch counts) and this action cannot be undone". This will make it easier to enter your roster. Remember, once you enter this roster for that season, it will become your official roster. You may still add or delete players once this is accomplished. 
 
If you are not a returning team - Go to the website and sign in using your username and password. Go to CURRENT TEAMS under MY TEAMS and click on ROSTER for the proper season, then enter your roster. 
 
To be eligible to receive trophies, your roster must be entered on the website. 
 
 
Copying a Roster From a Prior Season
 
Go to the website and sign in. Once there, click on REGISTRATION # for the current season in the field on the right. Once you do that, another window will pop up and in the middle of the screen you will see a blue box that says PITCH COUNTS - ROSTER - SCHEDULE and the following: 
 
"You can select a previous team from the drop down below and copy that team's roster to this team. This will delete any roster entries you have already made for the current team (including pitch counts) and this action cannot be undone!" 
 
Just click on the drop down and pick the team roster you want to duplicate and click COPY TEAM. 
 
SCORES
Entering Scores - Reporting Pitching
 
To enter scores, go to our web site at www.nationaljunior.com, enter your username and password at the top, click enter, click on CURRENT TEAMS under MY TEAMS in the menu on the left. When your details come up click on SCHEDULE on the right. Go to the right and click on the game you wish to enter scores for under ENTER SCORE. 
 
Pitch Count - You MUST enter the PITCH COUNT when you enter the scores. This applies to teams 14 and younger only. 
 
You must enter scores within 24 hours.

NJBL Summer Slam Aug 22-23

 

 

                                                                                 NJBL SUMMER SLAM

                                                                                     AUG. 22-23 2015  

                                                                                     REGISTER HERE                                

NJBL Tournaments 2015

NJBL Tournaments 2015

 We are working on a fantastic new scoring system and a mobile app that will make it super easy to retrieve your teams schedule and standings during the tournaments. Some other new features are:

                           - Online Registration

                           - Credit card acceptance

                           - Upload rosters online

                           - Group text messaging and emails for up to date changes

                           - Display of teams registered

                           - Much more...

 

Tournaments

May 23-25        Memorial Day

Aug. 22-23       Summer Slam

Oct. 24-25         Monster Mash

                                                             9u, 10u                 $600

                                                            11u and Older      $700 

CONTACT : Jeff Sullivan 914-772-5334

                       njbltournaments@hotmail.com

2015 NJBL REGISTRATION IS OPEN - SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL

ALL MANAGERS-  Registration is now open for the 2015  Summer season.  You may register on line at www.nationaljunior.com.  Just click on TEAM REGISTRATION in the blue bar at the top.  Insurance is included in the league fee.  If you need an insurance certificate please contact me.

For baseball- the 24 game Summer season, plus playoffs, will commence the weekend of May 30 for 13 AND OLDER TEAMS.  For 12 AND YOUNGER baseball teams, and softball, the 16 game Summer season, plus playoffs, will commence the weekend of June 20.  The playoffs for all age groups will end by August 9.

You may check out our league fees, umpire fees and Rules and Regulations by going to our web site, clicking on ANNOUNCEMENTS, then checking the menu on the right.

Please contact me with any questions.

Frank Sullivan

2015 Update

 

 

·      WOOD BAT- we are offering a wood division for all ages during all seasons.   As long as there is interest we will set it up.  Contact me with additional questions. 

 

·      10 YEAR OLDS- 10-75’ BASES OR 10-70' BASES- if you’re interested in a 10-75’ or a 10-70' division this year let me know.  You will be able to sign up on line for that division.  If we have enough teams we will go with it.  We had very good response last year. 

 

·      12-90’ DIVISION- a few managers have asked me to include a 12-90’ division for the spring and summer season.   Usually we only do a 12-90’ for the fall season BUT if I have enough interest I will set up a division for the spring and summer as well.  If you are interested either let me know, or, when you register for the season indicate 12-90’ on the registration form.  If we have enough interest we will go with it.  You can also consider playing up in a weak 13-year-old division if we don’t do a 12-90’ division.      

 

·      FIELDS- if your team is requesting a field from the TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD or the TOWN OF HUNTINGTON you must contact Frank Sullivan to let him know, by email, to njbl@optonline.net.    

 

NOTE- There are Huntington field use charges.  These fees go to the TOWN, not the league.  Additionally, teams that are 13 and older must have a Town recreation ID card.  Contact the Town for further information, 631 351 3103 about the card.  Contact Frank Sullivan about Town field usage fees.

 

·      The registration deadline for the SPRING is March 10.  Your team must be registered on line at www.nationaljunior.com and we must have a $200 deposit on file by that date.  The scheduling meeting date, time and location will be announced in early March.  Managers that are registered and have a deposit on file will be notified.   The SPRING season will begin the weekend of March 29.   The registration deadline for the SUMMER: 13 and older- April 30; 12 and younger June 2.  The 24 game summer season for the 13 and older begins the weekend of May 30, for 12 and younger the 16 game season begins the weekend of June 20.  FOR 13 AND OLDER, AS WELL AS 12 AND YOUNGER, THE PLAYOFFS WILL BE OVER BY AUGUST 9, NO EXCEPTIONS.

 

·      SIGNING UP- TO SIGN UP FOR ANY SEASON GO TO OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.NATIONALJUNIOR.COM AND CLICK ON TEAM REGISTRATION. 

 

 

 

·      PLAYOFFS- playoffs will be held the week of August 3 to August 9.  The playoff format is outlined in our rules.  Trophies will be awarded to the top two finishers in league play and to the WINNER of the playoffs. 

 

·      INSURANCE- remember- your liability and medical insurance is included in your league fee- your team must be registered and there must be a deposit on file with the league for your insurance to be effective.  Our insurance runs from January 1 to Dec. 31 of the year that you are registered.  The insurance is effective as long as you are registered and playing in the National Junior Baseball League (NJBL).  It covers your players and coaches for liability and medical during practices, tournaments and games played in NY or outside of NY.  It is a secondary insurance policy.

 

·      TOP MANAGER AWARDS- NJBL umpires will vote on a top manager for all 3 seasons in the following divisions: 60’ bases and 75/ 90’ bases.  The top managers will be presented with the Eric Reistetter Manager of the Year Award at the annual umpire dinner held in late November for that year.  Eric, who died in a tragic accident in February 2007, was a well-respected person, manager and umpire, who knew and understood the game of baseball and enjoyed teaching the game to our youth.  The award winners for 2014 were Bobby Murphy- Oceanside, Joe Hennie- Central Islip and Terri Rachuta- Blaze.     

 

·      GIRLS SOFTBALL- If interested, please contact Jeff Sullivan, 914 772 5334, email  jeffsullivan82@hotmail.com

 

·      TOURNAMENTS- (Memorial Day, Pre season bash, etc.) check our web site for tournament updates.  There are handouts at tonight’s meeting.  You may also contact Jeff Sullivan, 914 772 5334, email jeffsullivan82@hotmail.com

 

·      NEW WEB SITE- we are still in the process of updating our web site. The web site address is- WWW.NATIONALJUNIOR.COMThis will remain the same.

 

·      UMPIRE TRAINING- any members interested in joining our family of NJBL umpires please email me or let me know in person.  Their training now includes CPR and AED instruction.

 

·      CPR and AED TRAINING FOR MANAGERS- in 2015 we will be offering  CPR/AED training to include NJBL managers.  Some managers have expressed an interest and are on the list to be included in the class.  Please let a NJBL representative know if you are interested before you leave tonight.  You can do so at the check in desk in front of the Media Room.  The fee to take the course is $35 per person.  This will cover our costs to run the program.  If you already let us know you are interested please confirm your name is on our list.   

 

·      CHECK OUT OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.NATIONALJUNIOR.COM FOR  LEAGUE FEES, UMPIRE FEES AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES.  JUST CLICK ON ANNOUNCEMENTS THEN THE APPROPRIATE BUTTON IN THE MENU ON THE RIGHT.   YOU MAY ALSO VIEW OUR RULES.

 

·      BATS- 13 AND OLDER TEAMS- THE ONLY METAL BAT ALLOWED FOR 13 AND OLDER TEAMS IS THE 2 5/8 MINUS 3 BBCOR BAT.  ANY WOOD BAT IS ALLOWED.  NOTE- THERE IS NO MINUS REQUIREMENT FOR WOOD BATS. 

 

75' bases:- any 2 1/4 metal barrel bat or 2 1/4 Composite bat on our list (see list on our web site)

                 Any 2 3/4 minus 8 1/2 or less metal barrel bat or ANY 2 3/4 USSSA BPF 1.15 RATED BAT with label

                 Any 2 5/8 minus 10 or less metal barrel bat or ANY 2 5/8 USSSA BPF 1.15 RATED BAT- with label

 

 60' bases- ONLY 2 1/4 bats- ANY 2 ¼ metal barrel bat or 2 1/4 Composite barrel if it's on our list (Little League list on our web site), or, if it has the USSSA 1.15 BPF label on the barrel. 

 

NOTE- any wood bat is allowed in any division, no minus requirement.

 

·     NEW NJBL RULE for 2014-  SLASH BUNTS-  Slash bunts are prohibited on 60’ bases.

 

 

  ALL MANAGERS ARE REQUIRED TO READ AND COMPLY WITH OUR       “WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY CONSENT FORM”.  YOU MAY ACCESS THAT FORM ON OUR WEB SITE AT WWW.NATIONALJUNIOR.COM JUST CLICK ON ANNOUNCEMENTS THEN GO TO THE MENU ON THE RIGHT AND CLICK ON “WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY CONSENT FORM”.    PLAYERS, COACHES AND PARENTS OF PLAYERS MUST READ AND ADHERE TO  OUR CODE OF CONDUCT WHICH IS ALSO FOUND ON THE WEB SITE.