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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL NEBRASKA AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL

Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program.  During these past eight decades, over 10 million players have enjoyed playing the game of baseball.  The American Legion and the 2.7 million members have raised millions of dollars each year to give young baseball players an opportunity to learn the importance of teamwork, team loyalty, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship.  The purpose of American Legion Baseball has always been to help develop America's youth that will someday step forward and become the nation's future leaders. VISIT  www.legion.org/baseball
In 2016, Nebraska American Legion Baseball supported over 290 Junior and Senior teams across the state, comprised of over 4,000 players.Posts, sponsors, parent groups and countless volunteers successfully conducted 41 District tournaments and State tournaments, with two Class A teams qualifying to play in Region 6 of the National Tournament and one team moving on to the American Legion World Series.  Nebraska American Legion Baseball continues to be one of the top five programs in the nationa when ranked by number of teams registered.
THE AMERICAN LEGION
The American Legion is the largest veteran's organization in the world with a membership of nearly 3 Million war-time veterans in the United States, District of Columbia and four foreign countries.  Members of The American Legion are honorably discharged men and women who served their country on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States during World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama and Persian Gulf Wars and Conflicts.  The American Legion was founded and organized in 1919.  Since that time, The American Legion has touched virtually every facet of American life, fulfilling its main objective of service to the community, state and nation. VISIT www.legion.org to learn more about the programs and purpose of The American Legion.

Purpose and Scope of American Legion Baseball

 American Legion Code of Sportsmanship


 
- To inculcate in youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100% Americanism.
 - To instill in the nation's youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty and team spirit.
 - To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country's youth.
 - To build for the Nation's future through our youth.
 

  I will:

 - Keep the rules
 - Keep faith with my teammates
 - Keep my temper
 - Keep myself fit
 - Keep a stout heart in defeat
 - Keep my pride under in victory
 - Keep a sound soul, a clean mind, and a healthy body

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
May 15, 2017
Strike Zone Exposure Camp
High school Juniors/Seniors, Varsity & Legion players, college & pro players up to 23 years old - the Strikezone Exposure showcase will be held on Saturday, August 5 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the Seymour Smith Division 1 Field in OMaha.  Click HERE for more information.
 
May 15, 2017
Host Families Needed
There is a need for host families for college baseball players coming in to Omaha this summer to play in the Corn Belt League (see Corn Belt Baseball link to the left side of this page).  If interested, please contact the Strike Zone at 402-398-1238.
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May 10, 2017
Senior team needed for Wood Bat Tournament
We are now looking for 1 more Sr Legion team to fill our Max Greve Memorial Wood Bat Tournament in Wakefield & Wayne on June 9 . The entry fee is $250, and comes with a 3 game guarantee. If interested please contact Jeff Keagle @ 402-928-0075.
 
UPDATE:  Mar 31, 2017
National Pitch Count Addendum Approved
The National American Legion Baseball Committee has approved an addendum to National Rule 1.R. - Pitching Rule.  The following is the new 2017 pitch count chart:

AGE

DAILY MAX (PITCHES IN GAME)

REQUIRED REST (PITCHES)

 

 

0 Days

1 Days

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

15-16 (recommendation)

95

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

ALB Junior Program

105

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+

ALB Senior Program

120

1-30

31-45

46-60

61-75

76+


The remainder of the rule remains in effect, specfically, "No player may make more than two appearances as a pitcher during any consecutive three-day period."  Pitching appearance is generally defined as a "game appearance" and will not restrict a player from pitching in a game, moving to another position in the game, and then coming back to the mound to pitch in the same game (counts as one "game appearance").  In a double-header, a pitcher appearing in both games will constitute two game appearances and will require a day of rest (or more, depending on pitch count).

NALB Form 73-P (Pitch Count Record) will be used to record pitch counts and is available on the Rules and Forms page.  This record will be used and retained by coaches during regular season play.  For post-season play, the pitch count form will be filled out by the Tournament Official Scorer.

American Legion Baseball will also follow the no-pitch intentional walk rule adopted by MLB.
 
Mar 30, 2017
Nebraska American Legion Baseball Rule Books
The 2017 NALB Rule books are posted on the Rules and Forms page.  This is the final version for 2017 and is available in both single-page and booklet form (PDF).
 
Mar 20, 2017
Athletic Committee Change
John Smyth has joined the Athletic Committee in Area B.  He replaces Ken Meyer of Creighton.  We welcome John to the committee and thank Ken for his service to Nebraska American Legion Baseball.
 
Mar 20, 2017
Class C Area Tournament Change
There is a change to the Class C Junior Area tournament assignments for 2017.  Syracuse will host the C JR Area 3 tournament and Albion will host the C JR Area 4 tournament.   UMPIRES - there is a new umpire application reflecting this change that is posted on the Umpires page. 
 
Mar 12, 2017
2017 Nebraska American Legion Golf Tournament
The 2017 Nebraska American Legion Golf Tournament will be held at Tregaron Golf Course in Bellevue on June 9-10, 2017.  Entry deadline is May 27.  Click here for info
 
Feb 21, 2017
2017 National American Legion and Nebraska American Legion Baseball (NALB) Rulebooks
The 2017 rule books have been posted on the Rules and Forms page.
 
Feb 21, 2017
2017 Umpire Test and Answer Form posted
The 2017 American Legion Umpire open-book test and answer form have been posted on the Umpires page.
 
Feb 21, 2017
2016 American Legion World Series Games
The 2016 American Legion World Series games can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/album/4424593.  Creighton Prep represented Nebraska and the Central Plains Region in the tournament at Shelby, North Carolina.
 
Feb 8, 2017
2017 Scholarship Applications Posted
The 2017 Baseball and Hurlbert Scholarship applications have been posted on Rules and Forms the page.
 
Feb 8, 2017
2017 NALB Umpire Application Posted
The 2017 NALB Umpire application has been posted on the Umpires page.
 
Jan 15, 2017
2017 Tournament Sites Announced
The 2017 NALB Area and State tournaments are now posted on the Tournaments page.  Our tournament choices were limited this year in that there were many areas with just 2 or 3 applications which limits our choice of State Tournament sites considering our normal rotation criteria and placement of our Junior and Senior Area Tournaments.
 
Jan 15, 2017
2017 Winter Athletic Committee Meeting Notes
The 2017 Winter meeting of the Athletic Committee meeting was held at the Hotel Grand in Grand Island on Friday, January 13. The following are highlights:
 - State team fee increased to $150 (+$25) with no further charge for Birth Certificate cards
 - Umpires will enforce respect for US Flag/National Anthem.  Any disrespect will result in ejection and potential removal from the program.
 - Pitch Smart - national committee working on change to mandatory day of rest for <45 pitches - will announce change prior to season start in May.  Day off is a Calendar Day (not 24 hours from last pitched).
 
Dec 9, 2016
2017 School Enrollment
The 2017 School Enrollment has been posted to the Rules & Forms page. 
 
Nov 21, 2016
Expectations for Rendering Proper Respect when Participating in Programs of The American Legion
Resolution No. 16 - Americanism Commission - "...make clear to all participants in advance of the program that The American Legion has the expectation for rendering proper respect to the Flag of the United States, at all times, including during the National Anthem..."
 
Jul 6, 2016
SCORES FOR AREA & STATE TOURNAMENTS
To find scores for Area and State Nebraska American Legion Baseball games, go to scores.nelegionbaseball.net.  Click on the "Subscribe" button and have scores for tournaments you follow automatically sent to your email address when they are posted!!
 
June 15, 2013
NALB Team Photo Identification Form (PDF Fillable)
The form has been loaded on the Rules and Forms page or is avaible HERE.
 
Other Nebraska American Legion Programs
If you need information on additional Nebraska American Legion Programs, like the National High School Oratorical Scholarship information or Eagle Scout of the Year, visit www.nebraskalegion.net.  A great deal of information is available on Americanism Programs, Veterans Resources, Post information, etc.
 

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