The Department Athletic Committee recommends that all Nebraska American Legion Baseball teams follow all local, State and Federal health guidelines.
Participation in the American Legion, Department of Nebraska baseball (NALB) is completely voluntary. Any participant, umpire, player, coach, volunteer, organizer, parents and fans is not required or solicited. If at any time, you feel that participating in NALB makes you uncomfortable, you should just not participate, at any level.
Managers/Coaches, if your team is in a "Draft" status on the application page please complete the process and submit your teams. I am unable to approve background screenings and training for any manages and coaches that are under teams in draft. Time is running out!
Reminder for NE Legion teams: ONLY the training provided by the PYS company will be accepted. Previously we accepted the training provided by USA Baseball. NALB will no longer utilize that training – When a team administrator registers a team and inputs the coaches, those coaches will receive an email indicating they have been listed and are required to take a background check and the SAM training. That email comes from the National system and still includes the option of USA Baseball training and the option of PYS. Disregard the USA Baseball. A Coach does not need to provide a PYS certificate to the office as that information is linked to their name in the background check system on PYS. When a person applies for a background check, they should receive an email providing a link to take the SAM training on the PYS system. That link is only good for 14 days. After 14 days, you must contact me so I can have it resent.
The May 15th team application deadline is quickly approaching. Here is a reminder of what MUST be completed before I will approve the team:
1. Team registration paid
2. Insurance paid (I do need a copy of the EOC emailed to me to review and approve. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Background completed
4. PYS Training completed (I have resent all expired training links. If you have not completed this training, please look for that email and complete ASAP)
*Concussion training is a two year requirement and certificate is required in Team Binder at Area Tournament Directors Meeting.
**If a team is not approved by May 15th, there is a $200 late fee will be accessed (see pg 7 of NALB 2023 Rulebook)
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The Emblem vs. Brand Mark follow-up. There has been a lot of discussion this spring and we should have a final resolution on the matter at the end of the month. The website Baseball Brand Mark | The American Legion (https://www.legion.org/brand/baseball) will be updated following a meeting at the National level. To clarify things, the “Emblem” is defined as the Legion emblem with cross bats and the “Brand Mark” is defined as the new design logos.
To answer everyone's question regarding team uniforms.
1. Team uniforms will have the cross bats emblem on left sleeve or chest as outlined in accordance with national rule.
2. For digital marketing only (website, social media, email signatures, etc.) we are approved to use the new baseball marks. This includes ESPN, social influencers, anything that is clearly advertising or promotional.
The insurance rates for the 2023 Legion Baseball season are below.
Jr Team Liability - $96.00 (liability policy expires on 3/01/2024)
Jr Team Excess Accident Medical Seasonal - $104.00
Jr Team Excess Accident Medical Annual - $152.00
Sr Team Liability - $140.00 (liability policy expires on 3/01/2024)
Sr Team Excess Accident Medical Seasonal - $123.00
Sr Team Excess Accident Medical Annual - $190.00
The 2023 Post Season Tournament locations have been selected and are posted. I want to thank everyone that sent in an application and if your team was not selected to host this year, I encourage you to apply again next year.
I have added the 2023 Form 2 to our Nebraska Legion Baseball page under Rules and Forms. I have asked the National Office to update their form, in the meantime, feel free to use our version.
Click here to find out how to return your bat
The NCAA recently conducted additional testing of the previously-certified 33 in./30 oz. Louisville Slugger 2020 Meta (-3) BBCOR baseball bat. The conclusion of this additional testing resulted in the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) removing this specific model from their approved-for-play bat list. At this time, no other sizes of this bat model, or any previous model years of the bat model, have been decertified.
From Around the State
8 team round robin tournament, sponsored by Waterloo-Valley Legion Post 58
Teams must be 19 and under and register by May 1
$750.00 Entry Fee
Waterloo-Valley Legion Baseball Field, City Park
June 14 - June 18
This is our first time hosting this specific tourney, we would like out of town teams and also Nebraska teams to play. Thank You for your consideration in playing in our Tourney.
For more information, contact:
1 (402) 213-7873
Aurora Legion Baseball is looking for coaches for their 2023 season. If you are interested, or know someone that might be, please reach out to Fawn Goetz at (253) 732-4017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They are asking you to reach out by 15 February.
We are looking for assistant coaches for Junior and Senior levels. If interested, please contact Vince Davenport at 402-708-8717 or email@example.com