STATE REGULATIONS and Guidelines
- Effective January 1,
Updated January 1, 2012
Restricted Division (Mack/Mantle) teams maybe assembled as follows:
(a) A base community or high school (single or regional) may merge with
additional communities or high schools to establish a single recruiting
area and form one or more teams. All mergers must be approved by the
Mantle or Mack district commissioner and the New Jersey State President.
When a merger occurs, a minimum of three players must represent each
municipality or school district. Mergers will encourage the promotion of
viable teams. All rosters are frozen on July 1st.
(b) Teams in this category may add up to three NJABC eligible players
from outside their recruiting area. These players will be known as
pick-up players. Requests for pick-up players must come from the
organization and not individual team managers.
(c) High schools in Rule 1 do not include specialty high schools, such
as county vocational schools, private schools, and religious or other
non-public high schools. Schools of this type will be considered a
recruiting area for the players attending that school in the year of the
particular season. No mergers of schools of this type are permitted.
Also, no additional players outside the school enrollment can be added
during regular season play
pick-up players that apply in Rule1a above can be taken from another
AABC recruiting area without a written consent (waiver) of the director
of that particular program. This prohibition does not apply to players
on private teams described in Rule 1a and Rule 1b (i.e., players from
private schools may play for their local team without a waiver).
Exceptions will only be permitted by appeal to the NJABC Board of
players are free agents at the end of the season. For
clarification-a pick-up player is one who is signed to a team roster
before the cut off date, as described in Rule 1a. A draft player is one
selected for tournament play after regular season play whose roster life
ends at the end of tournaments. (a) An eligible player may play in
both Mantle and Mack tournaments at the state association level. If both
teams with which he is playing go on to regional play, he must select
one team to play on. His spot on the other team may then be replaced by
an eligible association player. At no time may the AABC
Handbook rules be violated.
(b) A player may play for more than one team in league play, provided
the teams are in different leagues.
open teams (Musial/Mack Division) are not bound by local community restrictions
as in the foregoing rules(a) Intermediate Division (Koufax 14U and
Koufax 13U), teams may be formed under restricted division rules as
outlined in Rules 1. to 4. Where a league is formed with open
recruiting rules, these teams will be permitted six pick-up players with
residence outside the recruiting area, but these teams are not eligible
for tournament draft players unless they reduce the number of pick-up
players on their roster (b) Junior Division - Reese 12U, Hodges 11U,
Mays 10U, Glanville 9U, and Clemente 8U are community based leagues.
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