Welcome to PAL Baseball!
We’re pleased to announce that NP Recreation is partnering with NP PAL Baseball to strengthen New Providence’s overall Baseball program.
Beginning this Spring, participation in NP PAL Summer Travel Baseball will be linked to participation to the NP Baseball Recreation Program. This means to participate on a PAL Summer Travel Team, the player must have fulfilled his NP Recreation Youth League team commitment by playing Spring Recreation baseball, to conform with the rules of the Cal Ripken District and the surrounding towns with whom we play.
This positive step in improving our joint programs will: emphasize fun, skill development and the joy of the game, maintain enrollment numbers of both baseball programs at competitive levels, and keep NP players acquainted as potential future high school teammates.
During this transitional season, we understand some players may have made 2018 Spring commitments already, so please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
NP Recreation registration will begin January 17th via ComunityPass and we anticipate opening New Providence PAL registration at the beginning of March. We look forward to a great year of baseball in New Providence!
FAQs to the PAL 2018 Policy Change
- What if my son is already committed to another sport in the spring?
Please contact PAL to discuss for this transition year.
- My son is a competitive player and I’m concerned the rec league isn’t’ the right place for him.
It is our philosophy that whether your son is a recreational or a travel/club team player, all players will benefit from more playing time, playing with their town mates, and participating in NP’s baseball program. Our surrounding towns and the Cal Ripkin rules agree, as they both require rec play in order to participate in travel baseball.
- If I play rec baseball, does that mean my son has to play PAL Summer Travel baseball?
No, not at all.
- If I play rec baseball, does that mean my son has a spot on the PAL Travel team in the summer?
Your son will be eligible to try out for the summer travel team, but rec participation does not guarantee a spot on the PAL summer travel team.
**We will be updating the information below for the upcoming 2018 season. Please check back shortly for updates. ***
Welcome to the 2016 Baseball summer season!
The New Providence PAL Baseball Program, for both Junior Baseball and Travel Baseball, is dedicated to providing a safe and enjoyable summer sporting environment for our children. Our “Junior Baseball” activities are comprised of “Tee Ball”, for boys and girls, aged 5-6; and, “Coach Pitch”, for boys and girls aged 7-8. The Junior Baseball season begins at the end of the school year and runs through the end of July.
Games are played either Mondays and Wednesdays; or, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm at our Salt Brook School fields. The New Providence PAL Summer Travel Program, while maintaining the organization’s goals of fun, sportsmanship and learning, also places the children in a more competitive environment on ballfields usually within a 15 to 45 minute radius of our community. The Summer Travel Program begins in May after evaluations are conducted to place the children in the appropriate competitive level. The travel season concludes in the latter part of July. Practices may be scheduled any day of the week, as per the respective coaches’ itinerary. The “Gold” League may have games scheduled any day of the week, while the “Green” League limits its’ games to week nights.
Join Us for the 2016 Season!
We’re looking forward to the best season ever of New Providence baseball!
Registration for the 2016 New Providence PAL “Travel Baseball” program will begin on March 1, 2016 and conclude on March 31, 2016.
Registration for “Junior Baseball”, including “Tee Ball” for ages 5 and 6 and “Coach Pitch” baseball for ages 7 and 8, will remain open until May 1, 2016.
All players MUST register on-line via “Community Pass”. Summer “Travel Baseball” tryouts will be held for ages 8-14 as necessary in April. Check PAL Baseball website for tryout and other info at: http://www.leaguelineup.com/newprovidencepal
PLEASE NOTE: Late registration requests will be subject to a $50 late fee and will only be considered based upon roster availability. Although “last chance registration” is offered, spots on teams cannot be guaranteed after the normal registration period. Wait lists will be created for late-registering players. Address questions to email@example.com.
League Rules / FAQ
Batting Lineup & Extra Hitters
Minimum Playing Time
Home Field Mercy Rules
- Time Limits
- Physical Attributes of the Field
- Any Rule that nay effect the outcome of the game.
If the Home Field Team does not submit these Home Field Rules Prior to the game to the visiting team and Umpire…we will Rule that the game must continue at a later date. “Rescheduling Games” Please be aware the schedule is flexible. The coaches in our league have always been very accommodating and they understand the importance of playing games. Last year we experienced issues with the ability to play all games due to amount of rain we received. There are plenty of days built into the season to reschedule games due to conflicts with inclement weather. We strongly urge you to reschedule your games early to middle of the season… in order to avoid missed games at the end of the season. We prefer all the games to be played.
Playoff Mercy Rule
Playoff Official Game
Who pays the umpire fee during playoffs?
Suspended Games / Roster Additions
Fostering sportsmanship is at the center of our mission, and to that end we ask that all athletes, coaches, officials and attendees observe the following pledge:
I pledge to take ownership for my behavior both verbal and physical while attending, coaching, officiating or participating in a any sporting event and shall adhere to the following code of conduct:
- I will not engage in unsportsmanlike conduct with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
- I will encourage my player, or any other person, to engage in good sportsmanlike conduct with all coaches, parents, players, participants, and officials.
- I will not engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, and official.
- I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in any behavior which would endanger the health, safety or well-being of any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
- I as a coach, player, parent, official will not use drugs or alcohol while at a youth sports event and will not attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Penalty: League Ejection (Adults), (Players) League Ejection.
- I will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to use drugs or alcohol at a youth sports event and will not permit my child, or encourage any other person, to attend, coach, officiate or participate in a youth sports event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- I will not engage in the use of profanity both verbal and jestures. Penalty: Game Ejection + 1 Game Suspension (Adults), (Players) Game Ejection .
- I will not encourage my player or any other person, to engage in the use of profanity.Penalty: Game Ejection + 1 Game Suspension (Adults), (Players)Game Ejection .
- I will be respectful to all coaches, parents, players, participants, officials or any other attendee with respect regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability.
- I will encourage everyone to act with respect towards all coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation or ability. Penalty: League Ejection (Adults), (Players) League Ejection.
- I will not engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. Penalty: League Ejection (Adults), (Players) League Ejection.
- I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to engage in verbal or physical threats or abuse aimed at any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.Penalty: League Ejection (Adults), (Players) League Ejection.
- I will not initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee. Penalty: League Ejection (Adults), 4 Game Suspension Player first offense, 2nd offense League Ejection.
- I will not encourage my child, or any other person, to initiate a fight or scuffle with any coach, parent, player, participant, official or any other attendee.
The NPGL will enforce the penalties. The NPGL has the right to impose season suspension or multiple seasons suspension if the extent of the infraction warrants.
Field Location # 1
The following is a pretty good note from Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister….
If you talk to your child while they’re competing — even from a distance, even in a whisper — that’s all they can hear. And it’s the last thing they need to hear. When you are on the field as an athlete, especially as a young athlete, the people you do not want to disappoint the most are your parents. And when a child hears a parent’s voice, especially one telling them what “they’ve done incorrectly or need to do more of”, it adds to the tension and the anxiety. When you’re there and you’re cheering and you’re clapping and lending support, their feeling is so much greater. They’re going to compete harder. They’re going to focus. … When they hear the clapping they know they did something good.
When my son started playing ball, I used to shout things from the stands. I used to think it was being “helpful” and “supportive.” That glower should have told me otherwise. Now I shut up during games. Don’t say a word — just cheer and clap, that’s it. And now the boy plays with a smile — even after a strike-out. I’m not his coach. I’m his dad. His cheerleader. His biggest fan.