NJ STATE REGULATIONS and Guidelines
- Effective January 1, 1999
- Updated January 1, 2012
districts are governed by the following special rules:
(a) Teams may register for spring, summer, and fall leagues.
(b) Junior Division - players 12 and
under who attend schools in areas outside the area of their residence
may play in their school district. The player's first obligation
is with their community team. If a player chooses to play within
their school district and the community has a Junior Division NJABC team
in his age group, the individual must obtain a release to play within
his school district.
(c) The summer schedule is played among teams representing their
community. District play concludes with a tournament and the winner of
the district tournament being eligible for the state association
tournament. The state winner advances to the regional tournament and World
Series play. The format for the district play may vary according to
(d) Junior player eligibility rules follow the same guidelines, where
applicable, as the senior division.
of insurance must be presented to the NJABC by all teams and no player
will be covered by AABC insurance unless he is on the roster.
AABC team must present a roster or an approval form to its league before
the beginning of season play. A copy signed by the player and manager
must filed with the state by June 15. Roster changes may be made with
the league and state until July 1, at which time ALL ROSTERS BECOME
- The AABC
Handbook applies to tournament play. Playing rules follow American
League rules in Musial, Mack, Mantle and Feller play. The Intermediate
and Junior Division follow National League rules.
games should be called at 8:15 pm, unless an inning has begun, in which
play may continue until 8:30 pm. Umpires may use their judgment for
safety at anytime. If lights are available and used, the curfew remains
the same unless the game is started as a night game. Night games are
restricted to local rules, but games should end in the day they begin.
- As a
safety feature, it is mandatory that all players wear double flap
helmets while batting and running the bases. It is recommended that face
masks be used from the Reese Division down. Catchers must wear a
helmet, mask with a throat protector, chest protector, protective
cup and shin guards while catching.
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