We hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season. As you
all are preparing for 2017 Baseball or not thinking of it since its cold outside. NJYB has been working very hard to prepare
for this up and coming 2017.
New Jersey Youth Baseball web site was www.njyb.net we will continue to post on this web site until
the end of Spring 2017 but, we now have a new web site that we will
be using www.NJYB.us This web site is under construction and will be up and live in the next two
weeks. Teams will now be able to register online, pay by credit card and upload rosters on our new web site.
There have been a lot of new things going on in youth baseball. As many of you are aware NJYB
is affiliated with Three National Programs, AABC (American
Amateur Baseball Congress), NABF (National Amateur Baseball
Federation), and PONY (Protect Our National Youth).
Since NJYB is affiliated with all three programs we will keep out Age
Cut-off at 1 May as in years pasted for the 2017 season.
Up and coming changes for the 2017 season as followed.
NJYB league is open to all teams from the Tri-State Area.
During League play and Tournaments (Except
Memorial Day Tournament) we will now be following the Pitch Smart Chart for Pitchers. This Chart has been set by Major League
Baseball and being enforced by USA Baseball and MLB. All National Programs will now follow this pitch count chart. Many of
us may not agree on the number of pitchers a pitch can throw, but with it being enforced for the first time we will all have
to work with what has been laid out in the chart. The pitch count is to protect the arms of the pitchers and to force teams
to develop more pitchers.
Bats for 2017 will remain the same for 13u the bats must be BPF1.15
and for 14u BBCOR and for 15u and up all Wood Bats ( One Wood Stick No Composite)
advise your parents to please not run out and purchase new bats for their children in 2017 if they are under 13 years old
as the Bat Rule will be changing Sept 2017 for the young ages 13u and under.
AABC has paired up with Puffy
Bats, He has designed a BBCO -3 Bat these bats are $500-$600 in the store and they can be purchased from the AABC or your
league directors for $249. We have tested these bats in 2016 in the fall season and the players who had used them feel that
the weight is disturbed equally throughout the entire bat making it a better swing.
only provide travel money to the following World Series Teams 12u, 14u and 18u.
We have some of the best baseball
teams in the country in our area and many of you go out of state to play in tournaments. NJYB is now providing additional
ways for your teams to advance to World Series, Super Regional and Regional Tournaments.
NJYB will be offering the following Leagues and Tournaments for the 2017 season.
Spring Season – We will be offering the following age divisions.
2 April to 21 May Play-offs 3 & 4 June 2017. See Flyer attached
8u – 9u 10u – Teams will play a 8 game schedule over 8 weeks
11u -14u – Teams will play a double header each weekend for 8
weeks totaling a 16 game schedule
-18u - Teams will play an 8 game schedule over 8 weeks. The reasoning is that the 15-18u HS Divisions will only play one game.
This is to protect the players who are also playing HS baseball.
NJYB Play-offs will consist of the top 4 teams in the league based on the NJYB Point system. All remaining teams will
receive a consolation game.
Day Tournament 26-29 May
offer 8u-14u and then a JR HS Division of 16u players
The Winners of each age level will advance to one of the following tournaments. The Tournament Bid fee will be paid
but teams are responsible for their own travel and hotel cost.
8u Will advance to the AABC 8u Clemente World Series in Ct.
9u-10u-11u-13u will advance to the AABC World Series in Rockford
12u Will advance
to the AABC North Atlantic 12u Reese Regional Tournament or PONY Super Regional location TBD
14u Will advance to the NABF World Series in Knoxville
TN or PONY Super Regional Tournament location TBD
16u Will advance to the NABF World Series in Knoxville TN or PONY Super Regional Tournament location TBD
Cost 8-10u $600 Cost
NEW THIS YEAR 2017
NJYB Summer Classic Tournament for teams from 8u-13u which will be a 10 day tournament 23 Jun – 2 July
Teams will be guaranteed 3 games over a week long tournament. Most teams
will play their games over the weekend of 23-25 June. We will take the top teams into a single elimination tournament to crown
The Winners will receive a Paid
Bid to either a World Series or a Regional Tournament.
8u Will advance to the AABC 8u Clemente World Series in CY
9u-10u-11u-13u will advance to the AABC World Series in Rockford IL.
12u Will advance to the AABC North Atlantic 12u Reese
Regional Tournament or PONY Super Regional location TBD
Cost 8-10u $600 Cost 11u-16u $700
Summer League 8u -18u
The following ages 14u Koufax, 16u Mantle and 18u Connie Mack will remain the same where the season begins 1 June 2017
14u Koufax the season will run from 1 June to 4 July Teams will play a 12 game schedule. We team will take the top
teams into a NJYB State Tournament starting
6 -9 July. The winner from the State Tournament will then advance to the AABC 14u Koufax Regional Tournament in Ct 13-16
July. Teams receive the Bid only and have to pay the Regional Tournament fees set at $400
16u Mantle the season will run from
1 June to 9 July Teams will play a 12 game schedule. We then will take the top teams into a NJYB State
The winner from the State Tournament will then advance to the AABC 16u Mantle Regional Tournament in Brooklyn NY 19-23 July.
Teams receive the Bid only and have to pay the Regional Tournament fees set at $400
18u Mack the
season will run from 1 June to 9 July Teams will play a 12 game schedule. New this year there will be NO State
Tournament. The TOP 2 TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE AFTER THE 12 GAME SEASON based on the NJYB Point System will
advance directly to the AABC North Atlantic 18u Mack Regional Tournament. (Teams will pay the Regional
Tournament Fees to the Tournament Director Cost $400) The AABC World Series in Farmington NM is now a 16 team World Series
and will be played over a 10 Day period.
The 3rd place team will be offered the PONY Super Regional Tournament date TBD
NJYB New Summer League for 8-13u will begin on 19 June and run through 31 July.
Games will be scheduled Monday – Friday 2 to 3 games a week giving teams a 15 game schedule. We will
then have a Summer Play-off Double Elimination Tournament until we crown a Champion.
Cost for all teams in the summer $350. If a team signs up for the Summer Classic
Tournament and the Summer Season we will reduce the fee by $100 if paid at the same time.
If you have any questions or need information please feel free to email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 201-674-4533