Announcements

MANAGER REFERRAL DISCOUNTS

The National Junior Baseball League would like to thank all 2016 returning managers with a $50 credit for spring 2017.  If your team competed in any of the three seasons last year, you automatically qualify for the discount.  Furthermore, this discount will be applicable for each consecutive season your team registers in 2017 for a potential savings of $150 for the year.  Please note registration must be for consecutive seasons in order to qualify.  If you play in the Spring, miss the Summer and come back in the Fall, the discount will not apply to the Fall season.
 
Additionally, for 2017, NJBL is offering a $100 registration credit for EACH new team that a manager refers to play in the NJBL as long as that team plays in a NJBL season for that year. To qualify as a new team, they must not have played in the NJBL for 2016.  The credit is only for the referring manager and not for the new team.  (If a manager refers two new teams that register and play in a season there is a $200 credit, three teams is a $300 credit, etc.)
 
To REGISTER:   go to our web site at www.nationaljunior.com and click on TEAM REGISTRATION.  You may also check our league fees, umpire fees and start dates for the Spring and Summer.  To do so just click on ANNOUNCEMENTS when you are on the first page of our web site then read the narrative on the left side of the page or click on the menu items on the right side of the page.
 
CHECK US OUT ON FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/National-Junior-Baseball-League-298267900198644/
 
For additional details, please contact Frank Sullivan at njbl@optonline.net or 631-582-5191.
 
Note- you may receive more than one email pertaining to this message since your name may be in our data base more than once.

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, at 516 622 4857 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.
 
CHECK OUT OUR FYI FUNCTION IN THE BLUE BAR AT THE TOP OF THE WEB SITE FOR ANSWERS TO OTHER QUESTIONS.
 

2017 CUTOFF DATE FOR ALL AGE DIVISIONS REMAINS AT APRIL 30.

ALL MANAGERS-  BE ADVISED TNE NJBL WILL KEEP THE SAME CUTOFF DATE THAT WE HAVE BEEN USING.  

THE AGE CUTOFF DATE WILL REMAIN THE SAME FOR 2017 FOR ALL AGES.  THE AGE CUTOFF DATE IS APRIL 30.

EXAMPLE- IF A PLAYER TURNS 11 ON MAY 1, OR LATER, THAT PLAYER MAY PLAY AT THE 10 YEAR OLD LEVEL FOR THAT YEAR.  

EXAMPLE- IF A PLAYER TURNS 13 ON MAY 1, OR LATER, THAT PLAYER MAY PLAY AT THE 12 YEAR OLD LEVEL FOR THAT YEAR.

THIS RULE APPLIES TO ALL AGES.

FRANK SULLIVAN

2018 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 April 1.   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 June 3, for 12 and younger the 16 game season begins the weekend of June 24.  FOR 13 AND OLDER, AS WELL AS 12 AND YOUNGER, THE PLAYOFFS WILL BE OVER BY AUGUST 13, 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 7 to August 13.  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.  The award winners for 2015 were- Nancy Indimine- Smithtown; Angelo Randazzo- Rebbles; John Musmacker- LI Athletics; 2016 award winner- Scott Kiley- LI Hawks/Garden City FIRE.     

 

·      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

 

·      UMPIRE TRAINING- any members interested umpiring please email me or let me know in person.  

 

·      CPR and AED TRAINING FOR MANAGERS- in 2017 we will continue to offer CPR/AED training to  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

                 Any bat certified and approved by USA Baseball with their logo affixed to the bat.  You may see their approved bats on their web site at www.usabaseball.com.

 

 60' bases- ONLY 2 1/4 bats- ANY 2 ¼ metal barrel bat or 2 1/4 Composite barrel if it's  on the Little League approved list 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.

 

·      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. 

 

2018 COMPOSITE BARREL UPDATE- 2 5/8 or 2 3/4 MINUS 10 OR LESS WITH USSSA BPF 1.15 LABEL OR USA APPROVED BAT WITH LABEL ATTACHED

THE FOLLOWING 2 5/8 or 2 3/4, MINUS 10 OR LESS, COMPOSITE BARREL BATS ARE ALLOWED FOR USE IN THE NJBL ON 75' BASES:

ANY 2 5/8 or 2 3/4, MINUS 10 OR LESS, COMPOSITE BARREL BAT THAT HAS THE USSSA BPF 1.15 LABEL ATTACHED, IS ALLOWED TO BE USED IN THE NJBL ON 75' BASES.

ADDITIONALLY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2018, ON 75' BASES, YOU MAY USE ANY APPROVED CERTIFIED BAT THAT HAS THE USA LOGO ON IT.  YOU MAY FIND THOSE BATS ON THEIR WEB SITE AT WWW.USABASEBALL.COM