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Sunday, February 2

RULES CHANGES FOR 2014 HANDBOOK

1.  Rule 105- Eliminate the last sentence beginning with "Teams needing player..." of the second paragraph and add:

Teams that have qualified for National Competition may alter their sanctioned roster from their first qualifying event (a State Tournament, a Regional Qualifying Tournament, or a National Qualifying Tournament) any time except during play of any tournament, up to the beginning of their final event by up to 40% of the maximum roster limit of their respective age division, provided the total players on the roster does not exceed the maximum number of players allowed: ten (10) roster spots in Stan Musial, nine (9) roster spots in Connie Mack, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle and Ken Griffey Jr. and eight (8) roster spots in all other age divisions.  All roster spot additions or changes must come from their region and a Host Team for a World Series shall have first priority of additional or substituted players outside the leagues of the other qualified teams within their region.

Remove the rest of Rule 105.

2.  Rule 106- Remove paragraph beginning with "If a player's residence for the summer..."

3.  Rule 106(d)- Change from three (3) games to one (1) in the first sentence.  Remove "three (3)" and the "s" from the word game in the last sentence.

4.  Rule 106(e)- Delete Rule 106(e) and make Rule 106(f) into Rule 106(e).

5.  Rule 107- Delete and change to read "To be determined by each Region."

6.  Rule 111- Delete and change to read "To be determined by each Region."

7.  Rule 112- Eliminate.

8.  Rule 201- Add (j) - Any coach, player or other personnel associated with a team whom is ejected from a game must leave the complex for the remainder of the game and is also ineligible, at minimum, for their next game.  Suspension ruling can be protested to the tournament committee.

9.  Rule 201- Add (k)- Game Changer will be utilized for all scoring for AABC National Tournaments.

10.  Rule 205- Remove everything under Rule 205 except for (f) and (h).  These now become Rule 205(a) and (b).

11.  Rule 213(d)- At the end of the first sentence eliminate up to $7,000 and add to be established by the National Office.

12.  Rule 221(e)- Change first sentence to read: In AABC Stan Musial, Connie Mack, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle and Ken Griifey Jr. division tournaments, one wood stick and the Baum bat may be used. 

    



Tuesday, February 19

RULE CHANGES FOR 2013 HANDBOOK

1.    Rule 221 (f) –– In Sandy Koufax Division Tournaments, wood or non-wood BBCOR bats only may be used.

2.    Rule 221 (g) –– Bats no longer have to have the AABC Logo on them.

3.    Rule 213 (c) –– The winner of a World Series Qualifying Tournament may only change their roster used in the tournament by adding "extra" players under AABC Rule 205 and /or replacing players under AABC Rule 105 (a). They may choose to use their "home" AABC registered league or use the Qualifying Tournament as their league. If they choose to use the Qualifying Tournament as their league, their "extra" players must come from a team that participated in the tournament and proof must be provided that said player/s appeared in at least three games in that tournament. Additionally, winner of World Series Qualifying Tournaments may not participate in either an Association tournament or a Regional tournament or another Qualifying tournament.

4.    Rule 205 (d) –– Regional winners and World Series Qualifier winners may select their 2 extra players from any team in their region and for each region with a World Series host; the World Series host will have the first two choices or priority.

5.    Rule 205 (e) –– Add at the end "However host teams for an AABC World Series shall have priority of choice within their region once the regional tournaments have begun. Should teams eligible for addition of extra players defer their choices of league or association selections until their selection/s have been eliminated from the Regional Tournament, they must wait until the host team for an AABC World Series (if one exists within their region) has made their selections. Regional winners will be next in priority and then National Qualifier winners."

6.    Insurance –– AABC Insurance program administered by K & K Insurance Group is the only acceptable insurance for National Tournament play. Teams must provide proof to the tournament committee of coverage with minimums of $1,000,000 in liability limits.

7.    Rules 804 (c), Rule 903 (c) –– A pitcher relying upon Rule 804 (c) (or 903 (c) may not pitch on four consecutive days.

8.    Don Mattingly. In 2013, players born on or after May 1 1995 and players born on or after May 1, 1994 if they have high school eligibility remaining for the 2013/2014 school year.

9.    Rule 105- Change date from June 15 to July 1.

10.  Rule 106(c)- Delete Note.

11.  Rule 106(f)- Add the word "sanctioned" immediately before the word "roster".

12.  Rule 111- Remove the words "AABC approved rule".

13.  Rule 201(h)- Change wording after the word "provided" to "pitching records (innings pitched) were available to each team prior to the start of the game."

14.  Rule 205(a)- Add "(including National Qualifying winners)" after Tournament play in first line.

15.  Rule 205- Delete the Note at the end.

16.  Rule 211(a)- Add at the end: "Bracket drawings for Jackie Robinson, Gil Hodges, Nolan Ryan, Ken Griffey, Jr. and Don Mattingly World Series shall be done at the pre Tournament coaches meeting."

17.  Rule 211- Add as subsection (h)- Parings for the first round of all even age World Series will be determined by the National Office and announced at the annual meeting.

18.  Rule 213(c)- Change to read as follows: "The winner of a World Series Qualifying Tournament may only change their roster used in the tournament by adding "extra" players under AABC Rule 205 and/or replacing players under AABC Rule 105(a). The may choose to use their "home" AABC registered League or use the Qualifying Tournament as their league. If they choose to use the Qualifying Tournament as their league, their "extra" players must come from a team that participated in the tournament and proof must be provided that said players appeared in at least three games in that tournament. Additionally, winners of World Series Qualifying Tournaments may not participate in either an Association tournament or a Regional tournament or another Qualifying tournament."

19.  Rule 214(a)- Delete last sentence of first paragraph.

20.  Rule 218- Rewrite the rule to read as follows:

       "1. Any runner is out when the runner does not slide legally.

             a. On a "force play", a legal slide shall be a slide in which the runner is capable of touching the bag from the runner’s sliding position.

             b.  Notwithstanding Subsection (a), a runner shall be deemed to have made an  illegal slide if the runner contacts or attempts to contact the fielder:

                   i. Above the fielder’s knee with the runner’s spikes.

                  ii. By either "rolling" or "leg whipping" the fielder; or

                  iii. In a manner that the umpire deems to be unsafe and not a legitimate baseball play.

        2.  Any runner is out when the runner does not attempt to avoid contact with a fielder who has possession of the ball and is attempting to make a tag.

             a. For Subsection (2), a fielder who is in the process of eminently fielding a ball shall be considered a fielder in "possession" of the ball.

        3.  Penalty for 1 & 2. The ball is dead and no runners shall advance beyond the last base attained prior to the illegal slide or contact. If the slide or collision is flagrant, the runner shall be ejected from the game."

21. Rule 222- Change wording in last sentence from "World Series competition" to "World Series travel monies".



Saturday, February 4

RULE CHANGES FOR 2012 HANDBOOK

1.  Rule 21-  Replace "National competition" with "Regional Tournament Play" in the first line.

2.  Add to the NOTE- In WORLD SERIES, double elimination format (not in pool play), each game in the Stan Musial, Connie Mack, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle, Ken Griffey Jr, Sandy Koufax 13 and under, Pee Wee Reese and Gil Hodges Divisions, must complete at least 7 innings or 6 ½ innings (5 innings or 4 ½ innings under the Mercy Rule) if the Home Team is ahead; each game Robinson and Roberto Clemente Divisions, must complete 6 innings or 5 ½ innings (4 innings or 3 ½ innings under the Mercy Rule) if the Home Team is ahead. In other words, all games must complete the number of innings designated for their respective age divisions, there shall be o shortened games under Rule 4.12 of the Official Baseball Rules.

3.  Rule 201 –– Add (i) The only non-uniformed personnel permitted in the dugouts are certified trainers, other personnel listed on the team’s official tournament roster or an official stationed in the dugout at the direction of the Tournament Committee or Tournament Director.

4.  Connie Mack may now have twenty- two (22) players on their roster.

5.  Rule 105, Second Paragraph –– Change to read: "All leagues must require that each of its teams complete an official AABC Roster, which is the ONLY roster form that can be utilized for National Tournaments. On or before 24 hours prior to the first game of all Regional and National Qualifying Tournaments, each team qualified for or entering the Regional or National Qualifying Tournament must submit an official AABC online roster at www.aabc.us. Each Tournament Director must mark the online roster as certified once he has verified and confirmed said certification. These certified rosters will then be available online to the Tournament Director at the next stage of Tournament competition. Teams needing player contact information in order to add a player to their roster as an "Extra Player" under Rule 205, may contact the National Office for that information."

6.  Rule 221 (c) –– The use of NOCSAE approved protective headgear (hardhat) and a throat protector by the catcher or "hockey style" while catching is mandatory.

7.  Rule 221 (j) –– Delete the whole rule.

8.  Rule 221 (g) –– Add to this rule "All bats must have the certification of BPF of 1.15 or less in 2012. In 2013, all bats must have an AABC logo."

9.  Rule 221 (e) –– Change this rule to read: "In AABC Stan Musial, Connie Mack, Don Mattingly, Mickey Mantle and Ken Griffey Jr Division Tournaments, only wood, laminate or composite wood of similar material bats ( the only exception to the similar material is the Baum Bat) may be used. The bat must not exceed 42 inches in length and 2.61 inches in diameter."

10.  Rule 221 (b) Add to this rule:"In Stan Musial Division only, one flap helmets may be used."

11.  Rule 104 –– Delete paragraph 5 and 6. Insurance waivers will no longer be issued for Regional or National Competition Tournaments. All teams must have K and K Insurance.

12.  Rule 107 –– Change the date from July 1 to July 15.

13.  Page 5 in the 2011 AABC Handbook –– League: Change from 6 games to 4 games to qualify for a league. You still need 6 teams in a league.



Friday, January 28

RULE CHANGES FOR 2011 HANDBOOK

1. Enact a time limit for Regional play of two (2) hours for Roberto Clemente, Willie Mays, Pee Wee Reese and Sandy Koufax at the discretion of the Regional Vice President.

2. Rule 212, Page 21, amend to read "In all cases, pool play must be followed by either single or double elimination."

3. Rule 106 - Add (f) to read "If during a game, a team has a player who is not on the roster enter the game, it will constitute a forfeit."

4. Rule 213 (e), Page 1, change to read "Sites hosting a Regional Tournament may charge entry fees with the approval of the Regional Vice President."

5. Rule 213 (d), Page 1, change from not to exceed $5,000 to "up to $7,000". Fee can be graduated per age divisions.

6. The Regional Vice President will be allowed to eliminate regional tournaments and replace them with qualifiers for National Tournaments for any age division with the approval of the National office.

7. The official roster form of the AABC is the only roster form that can be utilized for National Tournaments.

8. Implement a 6 and under division, named the Rod Carew Division.

9. The Rod Carew division will utilize a "GAP HITTER" rather than a T.

10. Ban all metal composite bats in all divisions in National Competition.

In 2012 the Mickey Mantle and Ken Griffey Jr age division will adopt Rule 221 (e) on page 25 of the 2011 AABC Handbook. This will only allow wood, laminate or composite wood bats to be used.



Saturday, March 6

RULE CHANGES FOR 2010 HANDBOOK

1. Change Rule 205 (d) to allow all Regional winners to select their two extra players from any team in their regions, and for each region with a World Series host, the host will have the first two choices or priority.

2. Change Rule 1305 (Clemente) - In AABC tournament play, the distance between the bases shall be 60 feet, and the pitching distance shall be 40 feet. (Distance between bases was changed from 50 feet to 60 feet).

3. Change Rule 105 (a) to allow Stan Musial division only to drop players from their official roster and fill them with the approved draft picks at any time prior to advancing to the Regional and World Series.

4. Add under Rule 219 Protests: A protest filed on a game ending play must be filed within 30 minutes of the official ending of the game. Official Rule of Major League Baseball, Rule 4.19 states that it may be filed until 12 noon the following day.

5. Rule 218 - Change from the "contest" to the "game" in the last sentence.

6. Rule 221 (g) - Change from 2 5/8" back to 2 3/4".

7. Rule 106 (d) - Re-word as follows: Have played in at least three (3) regularly scheduled league games for his team (post season playoffs and tournaments do not count in this total) except for any player who represents the AABC in the Tournament of the Stars and the USA Junior National Team. A player who represents the AABC in the Tournament of the Stars and USA Junior National Trials will be credited with the three (3) games needed for eligibility for Tournament play.

8. Make all single age World Series open tournament. Teams qualify by winning a qualifying AABC approved qualifying tournament. Entry fees may be charged with approval of the National Office.

9. The official AABC logo must appear on the right side of every player and coaches baseball hat for National Competition.

10. For the National Youth Championships, the AABC World Series Championship team may select players from their AABC World Series rosters, as long as they do not exceed the 20 player roster limit.

11. Increase National dues 101 (a) as follows: Per state/association registered teams of the previous year, the following rates will apply.

1 - 99 Teams $40

100 - 149 Teams $35

150 + $30




 
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