PBI Baseball League

PBI Baseball League logoThe PBI Baseball League offers spring, summer and fall seasons. Spring and fall seasons consist of 8-10 games and are played on Sundays. All participating 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 SEASON – click here.
SUMMER SEASON – click here.
FALL SEASON – click here.
INDOOR SEASON – click here.

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)
8U 40/60
9/10U 46/60
11/12U 50/70 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.

As of January 1, 2018 new youth bat regulations are in effect as developed by USA Baseball.

baseball bat rulesEffective on January 1, 2018, the PBI Baseball League will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in the PBI Baseball League will be permitted to be used in any PBI Baseball League game. For more information on the USABat Standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

This new bat standard is IDENTICAL to the one being used by American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball & Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball.

A complete list of legal bats (as of January 1, 2018) can be found here on the USA Baseball website.

All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the PBI Baseball League. All bats marked with the BFP 1.15 will not be permitted to be used in any PBI Baseball League game. Solid, one piece wood bats are approved for use under USABat with or without the USA Baseball Certification Mark. Multi-piece and composite wood bats must feature the USA Baseball Certification Mark to be approved for play.

Here is what the certification mark will look like:

approved USABat label

ALL 50/70 divisions (11U through 13U) & ALL 60/90 divisions at the 13U and 14U levels – will be governed by the same rules as above. 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. New Jersey high schools will have a pitch count beginning with the 2017 season. The PBI Baseball League will follow the New Jersey rules for 2017.

PLEASE NOTE – the indoor season has a 2-inning limit (6 outs) limit for pitchers at ALL age levels.

See the chart below for age cutoff information.

PBI Baseball League Age Chart

Current as of April 9, 2018
9/1/09 - 8/31/108
9/1/08 - 8/31/099
9/1/07 - 8/31/0810
9/1/06 - 8/31/0711
5/1/05 - 8/31/0612
5/1/04 - 4/30/0514
5/1/03 - 4/30/0415
5/1/02 - 4/30/0316
5/1/01 - 4/30/0217
5/1/00 - 4/30/0118
5/1/99 - 4/30/00
5/1/98 - 4/30/99

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.

All teams now qualify for post-season play in the PBI Baseball League. 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.

REGISTER ONLINE! – online registration available using our secure server.
See individual season links above to register.