Thursday, 24 February 2011 17:00
- Player eligibility
- Premier players must be 18 years of age or younger as of August 1st.
- Premier players attending college who are age eligible who do not register in a college baseball program are eligible to play in the PBL.
- Junior premier age is 16 years of age as of August 1st; players 14 years of age or younger need league approval to play on a junior premier or premier team.
- Up to six players 17 years of age as of August 1st may be included on a junior premier roster; all other players must have a minimum of two (2) years of eligibility for the senior PBL.
- Maximum team/program roster size 38
- Teams may determine roster composition based on the maximums of 18 players for junior premier and 22 players for senior premier; these maximums apply to single team programs.
- An example of composition could be 17 junior players and 21 senior premier players for a total of 38 players; other combinations are possible.
- Up to two players, junior premier or non rostered players may be used to replace Junior National Team players on a senior premier roster; these players are dropped upon the return of the JNT players; games played by junior premier players do not count as one of their 20 games as a call up.
- Request to use replacement players through email to Ted or Clyde
- A rostered senior premier player is not eligible to play in any JPBL games or the JPBL Championship.
- The maximum number of players that can appear on a senior premier line-up card is 22.
- Junior players playing up must play a minimum of 10 games as a defensive player or make a minimum of 5 appearances if a pitcher at the JPBL level to qualify to play in the JPBL Championship.
- A junior premier player may play up to 20 games including play-off games at the senior premier level; junior premier players who play more than 20 games at the senior premier level become a senior player if roster space is eligible and are not eligible for further JPBL games or the JPBL Championship.
- Roster violations which lead to the use of ineligible players will result in the forfeiture of all games and a fine for the games that ineligible players are used.
- New players to the PBL must be rostered by a team by April 1 of the spring season; players may be rostered from August 15th – April 1st.
- Preliminary rosters must be posted on Poinstreak by March 1st for coaches to confirm that the players on team rosters are eligible; any concerns should be directed to the general manager of the team in question.
- All finalized team rosters must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on the team registration Excel form by April 1st; this form will confirm the senior premier and junior premier roster for each team and be used to register players for insurance coverage.
- All team rosters must be finalized on the Pointstreak scoring program by April 1st. Final cuts and releases will be made by teams at this time.
- Teams are allowed to add players cut or released by other teams to their roster from April 1 - 30.
- All rosters are frozen as of May 1st for the season.
- In the “spirit of the PBL” new first year age eligible players with more than one (1) year of playing eligibility are required to play their first season for the team in their catchment area(s) based on the boundaries in place. This would give teams the opportunity to showcase their program.
- All players seeking to play for a team outside their catchment area(s) may appeal to the league president through a letter or email outlining reasons for their request.
- There will be a $500 transfer fee if the appeal is granted.
- If the EMC denies an age eligible player a release, the player sits out a year (championship season); player then becomes a free agent.
- The decision from the EMC will be final and binding; no additional appeals will be reviewed.
- As of August 15th each season players seeking movement to another team must send an email to their manager/coach requesting a meeting to discuss this transfer; this email must also be copied to the league president.
a) Rostered players seeking to play for another PBL team after August 15th must pay a mandatory $500 transfer fee to the PBL; unless cut or released from the team. This hopefully will be a deterrent to players and parents who want to shop around.
b) There is no such thing as a verbal release. All releases must be in writing (email) with a copy to the league president.
c) The player/parent meeting requested must take place within 10 working days; a face to face meeting is required
d) The outcome of this meeting must be communicated to the player/parent and the league president via email within 5 working days
e) A transfer player cannot work out or practice with a team until the outcome of the above meeting has been communicated to the league president
f) All commitments, financial and/or equipment must be cleared with the team before a player can work out/play/practice with another team
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