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NJ state Section 1 Baseball and Softball Tournament Schedules and Scores (use the Schedules Tab)

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Read the following webinar for the East Region Tournament Training (Session 1)

2021 east region tournament webinars - session 1.pdf

• Release of Names
• Tournament Team Practice
• League Eligibility
• Manager and Coach Eligibility
• Player Eligibility
• Residency Requirements
• School Attendance Requirements
• Proof of Age Requirements
• Tournament Affidavit
• Team Size

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Baseball and Softball Score Reporting Form

Please fill out all information including Division,  Team Names as listed on schedule, and both teams pitch counts.

2021 baseball and softball score reporting form.doc

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Game Changer

Form to be used in the event of a change from the schedule.  Any change needs to be reported.

2021 baseball game changer_.xlsx

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Best Practice Guide

Best Practices on Organizing, Playing, And Watching Little League® Baseball and Softball During the Coronavirus Pandemic

As local Little League programs are considering a return to the field, it is recommended that each league and district adheres to the guidelines set forth by their respective state and local government and health officials in terms of public gatherings, organized youth sports, and sporting events when determining when it is safe to return to Little League activities. Local league volunteers should thoroughly review the Season Resumption Guide (LittleLeague.org/SeasonResumption) and the Little League Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions for General InformationInsurance, and Tournament before returning to play. Once your league is able to resume activities, below is a comprehensive list of best practices for helping to provide a safe place to play, while stressing the importance of mitigating the spread of COVID-19.

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These best practices have been compiled from resources and guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), The Aspen Institute, among others. Please understand that Little League International, nor anyone, can guarantee prevention of illness or injury during athletic participation.

Leagues are encouraged to, first and foremost, follow all directives and guidance from their state and local government, and should ask their state governmental and health officials for any information available regarding resuming youth sports within the state. All Little League managers, coaches, umpires, league officials, and families are strongly encouraged to review these guidelines.

Little League will continue to update these comprehensive resources to provide additional best practices guidance as information is further developed around COVID-19 mitigation.

In addition to state and local guidance, we encourage leagues to consider the following when returning to play.

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Parents Guide to Little League

When parents or legal guardians decide to register a child to play Little League®, it is typically because the child wants to be with friends; or they see Little League as an opportunity for the family to grow its social network within the community.

Once a child becomes a Little Leaguer®, and a family begins supporting the player’s activities, it becomes apparent that Little League goes well beyond the circle of the team.

The Parents Guide to Little League offers a quick reference to specific aspects of the program, and was developed to help families become more familiar with the terms and operation of the local league.



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Umpire - 4 Ways to Get Ready for the Season

In much the same way coaches and players prepare for the season, umpires too have to train and tone their minds and bodies. Reviewing the Little League® rules, sharpening on-field mechanics, committing to improve one’s physical well-being, and making sure your gear is ready, all contribute to umpires being at the top of their game when the season begins.

Review the Rules

Before you hit the field, hit the books and purchase and/or review the Little League rules app. When checking out the current Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® rulebooks, and the app, focus on the new or adjusted rules. Also take the time to read “Make the Right Call,” which is the casebook for Little League Baseball and Softball umpires. Both publications are available through ShopLittleLeague.org, and provide insight into all of the rules that you are expected to know and apply.

Master the Mechanics

The Little League University website has many training and education materials designed for umpires, including a robust video library that features field mechanics that umpires will use on a regular basis. Also online is the Little League Umpire page on LittleLeague.org. There you will find the current year’s schedule of umpire training clinics and access to the Umpire Registry. Every Little League umpire is strongly encouraged to attend at least one training season per year, in order to stay up-to-date with the rules, mechanics, and best practices.

Focus on Fitness

In addition to having the knowledge and education, an umpire must be physically capable of performing the duties on the field. Agility is critical to being in the proper position to see a play as it happens and render an accurate call. During the offseason, flexibility and responsiveness is often diminished, so it is important to put the time in to training your body to move at the speed of your mind.

Easy ways to improve personal fitness include, regularly taking brisk walks to increase cardiovascular conditioning; and a full-body stretching routine that will improve muscle response. Both activities will help to prevent injury, and likely make the season more enjoyable.

Get the Gear

Another key area of preparation is making sure wardrobe and gear are ready. Assess your equipment and the umpire uniform. Make sure your protective gear is in excellent working condition; and that your umpire hats, shirts, pants, belts, and shoes (including laces), and undergarments are clean and ready to go. If you need one, or more, umpire patches for the left sleeve of your shirts, they can be purchased through ShopLittleLeague.org. Remember, it’s always good practice to have two of everything in your game bag, just in case.

As players and coaches are working hard to get ready for the season, now is the time for you to do the same, so that the start of your umpiring season can be successful.


Get the Gear

Another key area of preparation is making sure wardrobe and gear are ready. Assess your equipment and the umpire uniform. Make sure your protective gear is in excellent working condition; and that your umpire hats, shirts, pants, belts, and shoes (including laces), and undergarments are clean and ready to go. If you need one, or more, umpire patches for the left sleeve of your shirts, they can be purchased through ShopLittleLeague.org. Remember, it’s always good practice to have two of everything in your game bag, just in case.

As players and coaches are working hard to get ready for the season, now is the time for you to do the same, so that the start of your umpiring season can be successful.



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NJ District 2 Little League

Section 1 Administrator - District 2 Administrator - Mike Phillips 
 New Jersey  

Phone: 973-418-9218
Email: [email protected]

NJ District 2 Little League

Section 1 Administrator - District 2 Administrator - Mike Phillips 
 New Jersey  

Phone: 973-418-9218
Email: [email protected]
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