The PBI Baseball League offers spring, summer and fall seasons. Spring and fall seasons consist of 8-10 games and are played on Sundays. The top four teams in each division qualify for a single-elimnation postseason. Summer games are played on weekdays; the regular summer season consists of 12-15 games. In all cases, 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 spring and fall, or weekdays in the summer, the PBI Baseball League is not be the best choice for your team.
PBI Baseball League Rules – The entire PBI Baseball League Rule Set with full index.
SPRING, SUMMER, FALL 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
16U (formerly Junior Varsity)
18U (wood bat) (formerly Varsity)
INDOOR WINTER SEASON AGE LEVELS (only one skill level)
11/12U 50/70 wood bat
13/14U 60/90 wood bat
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.
On December 30, 2010 Little League International issued a moratorium on composite bats from the Majors Division on down. Since then, there has been an incredible amount of confusion regarding what bats are and are not legal. Even the umpires get confused sometimes looking at various bats trying to determine their legality.
In an effort to make things simpler for teams, players, and parents, the PBI Baseball League follows the Little League bat regulations at the 40/60, 46/60, 50/70 and 60/90 field levels covering the age levels from 8U through 14U.
40/60 (8U) and 46/60 Divisions (9U through 12U) – Bats cannot have a barrel size bigger than 2 1/4″. Composite barrel bats are prohibited at these levels unless they have been approved by Little League International.
For a complete list of approved 2 1/4″ composite bats click here.
Additionally, all non-wood approved 2 1/4″ barrel bats must also have the BPF of 1.15 printed somewhere on the bat.
ALL 50/70 divisions (11U through 13U) & ALL 60/90 divisions at the 13U and 14U levels – Players at these levels may use non-wood bats with a 2 1/4″ barrel, but those bats must meet all approved Little League guidelines as per above. All non-wood 2 5/8″ composite barrel bats must meet the BBCOR -3 standard. All non-wood 2 5/8″ non-composite barrel bats may be any drop.
IMPORTANT NOTE – umpires who are assigned to work PBI Baseball League games have the right granted to them by the League to require a batter to use a heavier bat based upon the physical size of the batter. There are some 12, 13 and 14U players who are too big to be using a -10 2 5/8″ barrel bat. For safety reasons, an umpire can determine such a player needs to use a heavier bat.
Both high school divisions of the PBI Baseball League (junior varsity and varsity) will follow the nationally recognized high school guidelines for bats. All bats at those two levels must meet BBCOR -3 standards.
PLEASE NOTE - the indoor season does NOT allow big barrel bats.
9U through 14U will use a pitch count through all divisions. 8U will have 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. NOTE – New York public schools began using a pitch count at the high school level in 2011. If New Jersey public schools ultimately 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 for teams no matter whether the team is based in New York or New Jersey.
PLEASE NOTE - the indoor season has a 2-inning limit (6 outs) limit for pitchers at ALL age levels.
The age cutoff for the 8U through 14U levels of the PBI Baseball League spring and summer seasons is April 30 of the current year. The age cutoff for the fall season and the indoor league season is April 30 of the following year. Whatever age a player will be on that date is that player’s “league age.” A player may “play up” an age level; he cannot “play down” under any circumstances.
NOTE – the PBI Baseball League will adjust to the new Little League age cutoff starting with the 2015 fall season.
The regular season for all age levels (8U through high school) is 8-10 games in the spring, fall and indoor league seasons, and 12-18 games in the summer.
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 immediately following the regular season. PBI provides individual awards for players on the first and second place teams.
GENERAL REGISTRATION FEE – see the individual seasonal pages above for price information.
PBI cannot hold a space for you; teams are taken on a first-paid, first-served basis.
LEAGUE REFUND POLICY – the registration price includes a non-refundable $25 per team administrative fee. No refunds are given once a season has started. Refunds prior to the start of the season will be made via check.
PBI Baseball League Rules
The entire PBI Baseball League Rule Set with full index.
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