Updated: January 09, 2017
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS – 2017 TEAMS
Note that all 8U–14U teams that have been approved for the 2017 NOBF season must register with (AA Division), and purchase insurance through, USSSA (http://www.usssabaseball.org) to participate in the upcoming season. All approved 2017 15U/16U NOBF teams must purchase insurance through K&K Insurance (AABC section: http://www.kandkinsurance.com/AABC) for the upcoming season. Also note that teams MUST be insured when holding practices or tryouts during the off-season.
2018 BAT RULES
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, ALL bats used in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League and Pony Baseball sanctioned events MUST have the new USABat licensing mark clearly visible (these new bats are scheduled to be available 9-1-17). For more info visit: http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20150807&content_id=141742668 For 2018, NOBF will allow the USABat as well as the USSSA approved bats bearing the USSSA BPF 1.15 “thumb print” stamp to be used for the 8U through 13U divisions league games (14U and 16U divisions use HS bat rules). It is our understanding that USSSA also will allow the use of both types of bats. NOTE that it is EACH TEAM’S RESPONSIBILITY to access, review and adhere to individual rules regarding specific tournament and post-season competition. For more info visit: http://www.usssa.com/baseball/Announcements/#/?gdSport=11&AA=512 Also please note that the 2017 DeMarini Zen models WTDXCBR and WTCBZ available in various lengths/weights remain banned by USSSA, and therefore are not legal for NOBF play. See the following link for details: http://web.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/DemariniBatAnnouncement4-6-17.pdf
Border Park Fields – 2018 Game Time Limits
Borden Park has established strict rules for length of games played at their fields this season. Information on this can be found in the Documents section of this site under NOBF INFO.