Registration is now open for the PBI Baseball League's 2012 spring season.
This is a Sunday league. Game times are determined by coaches. Games may be played on another day by agreement of both teams, but if you are not able to have a team of at least nine players on Sundays in the fall, this might not be the best choice for your team.
AGE LEVELS -
8U 40/60 - A, AA
9U 46/60 - A, AA, AAA
10U 46/60 - A, AA, AAA
11U 46-60 - A, AA, AAA
11U 50/70 - AA, AAA
12U 46/60 - A, AA, AAA
12U 50/70 - A, AA, AAA
13U 50/70 - A, AA, AAA
13U 60/90 - A, AA, AAA
14U 60/90 - A, AA, AAA
JUNIOR VARSITY - incoming freshmen and sophomores
VARSITY (wood bat) - incoming juniors and seniors
SKILL LEVELS -
AAA (formerly American Division) - top travel teams, including club
AA (formerly National Division) - talent equivalent to a town All-Star team
A (formerly Garden State Division) - talent level equivalent to a town recreation team
Please specify age, skill, and field size when registering.
NOTE - your team should pick the appropriate level based upon the combined skill of your players, not where they are from.
BAT REGULATIONS - On December 30, 2010 Little League International issued a moratorium on composite bats from the Majors Division on down. The PBI Baseball League will follow suit for the 2012 spring season at the 46/60 and 40/60 field levels. For ALL 50/70 divisions (11U through 13U), the PBI Baseball League will follow the guidelines that Little League International will be using for either their Junior League level or "transitional" 50/70 Pilot Program. Up-to-date information is available on the PBI home page.
PITCHING REGULATIONS - 9U through 14U uses a pitch count through all divisions. 8U has a 2-inning per pitcher rule. For the sake of clarification, an inning pitched consists of 3 outs. There is NO pitch count rule at either of the high school levels (JV or varsity). NOTE - New York public schools began using a pitch count at the high school level in 2011. If New Jersey public schools follow suit, the PBI Baseball League will then do the same. Until that happens, there will be NO pitch count at the high school level.
AGE CUTOFF - The age cutoff for the 8U through 14U levels of the PBI Baseball League's 2012 spring season is April 30, 2012. Whatever age a player will be on April 30, 2012 is that player's "league age." A player may "play up" an age level; he cannot "play down" under any circumstances.
REGULAR SEASON - The regular season for all age levels (8U through high school) will begin Sunday March 25 and continue through Sunday May 20 - 8 game schedule.
THIS IS A SUNDAY LEAGUE. IF YOU CANNOT COMMIT TO SUNDAYS, THIS IS PROBABLY NOT THE LEAGUE FOR YOUR TEAM.
PLAYOFFS - The top four teams in each skill division of each age level will meet in a single elimination tournament. Playoffs and championship games will take place Sunday June 3 and 10 respectively. PBI provides individual awards for players on the first and second place teams.
COST - REGISTRATION FEE - EARLYBIRD PRICE $200 if paid by FEBRUARY 1st.
AFTER FEBRUARY 1 - $225 if paid by MARCH 1.
AFTER MARCH 1 - the registration fee is $275.
NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN WHATSOEVER AFTER MARCH 9.
The league fee includes free insurance for teams that are in need. PBI cannot hold a space for you; teams are taken on a first-paid, first-served basis.
INSURANCE - FREE from PBI. If you need insurance, or for more information on the league, please contact Jim Monaghan directly - firstname.lastname@example.org
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