NABF President Award
Man of the Year Awards
Michael Dorsey, Hebron, Maryland
Michael Ross, Parsonsburg, Maryland
Shawn Sobel, Toledo, Ohio
Woman of the Year Awards
Tina Bashore, Toledo, Ohio
Mandy Bello, Cincinnati, Ohio
Ronald E. McMinn Award
Glenn “Buzz” McNish, Knoxville, Tennessee
NABF Award of Merit
Larry Redwine, Mainville, Ohio
2012 NABF John Benedict Sports Journalism Award
Veronica Pinciotti and the Buckeye Cable Sports Network
2012 NABF Graduate of the Year
David Freese, Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals
2012 Appreciation Awards
Presented to the City of Southaven, as host of the 2012 NABF National Classics Championship Series. Scotty Baker, Tournament Director, Southaven, Mississippi.
Presented to White House High School Dugout Club, as host of the 2012 NABF National Classics Championship Series. Mark Mills, Tournament Director, Greater Nashville.
Presented to Youngstown Class A League, as a host of the 2012 NABF Sophomore Division National Championship Series. Bob Mingo, Tournament Director, Youngstown, Ohio.
Presented to Northville Baseball/Softball Association, as the host of the 2012 NABF Junior Division National Championship Series. Scott Baldwin, Tournament Director, Northville, Michigan.
Presented to East Tennessee Baseball Association, as host of the 2012 NABF High School Division National Championship Series. Glenn “Buzz” McNish, Tournament Director, Knoxville, Tennessee.
Presented to Youngstown Class B Baseball Leage, as host of the 2012 NABF Senior Division National Championship Series. Scott Ruark, Tournament Director, Struthers, Ohio.
Presented to the City of Toledo Recreation Department (Greater Toledo Amateur Sports Foundation) as host of the 2012 NABF College Division National Championship Series. Aaron Meyers, Tournament Director, Toledo, Ohio.
Presented to Buffalo MUNY League as the host of the 2012 NABF Major Division National Championship Series. Paul Wolf, Tournament Director, Buffalo, NY.
2012 Individual Recognition
2012 Graduate of the Year
David Freese, Major League Baseball’s St. Louis Cardinals
Please refer to the October 1, 2012 issue of NABF Tournament News
2012 NABF SCHOLARSHIP CANDIDATES
Nicholas Pedraita, Molloy College, Long Island Connie Mack League
Chris Harrell, University of Cincinnati, Diamond League
Kaylan Pratt, North Carolina Wesleyan College, Greensboro Pride
DEADLINES (For Franchise Member Organizations)
|Nov 1 through May 15 of Current Year - Membership Renewal
|Franchise membership fees due $250 (league
|Tournament fees due:
||$350 Regional Play
$400 Direct to World Series
|Penalty fee $25 after May 15th (May 15th deadline for franchise and tournament fees, see Article II, Sections 2B and 4 of Rule Book) Leagues having 8 or more Teams in ANY age group may send a second team to a tournament for $400.00.
|| Registration of your league and teams due (Rule
6.09). Players and teams registered in more than one NABF Association must see Rule 3.11a and Rule 3.11b.
|| A copy of your current year league playing schedule due (Rule 6.13 ).
|| Player certification list due (Rule 4.02 ) for eligibility of players full names per each team from each league must be submitted by July 1, or not less than 15 days prior to the report date for the assigned Regional or World Series site. (Review all rules under sections 3.00 , 4.00 , 5.00
and 6.00 ) See Individual Team Certification for Eligibility form.
|| Application for reinstatement of players to amateur status deadline (Rule 5.01 and 5.04). Review all rules under section 5.00.
See Application for Reinstatement
of Players form.
|Required for participation in NABF
||Liability insurance, all teams participating in NABF Regional or National Championship events are required to have one million dollars ($1,000,000) liability insurance coverage. NABF must be named as the additional insured under all policies (Rule 6.08). You may contact Frazier Insurance Agency at (804) 754-7610 for NABF approved insurance coverage or go to www.nabf.com
for a direct link to Frazier Insurance Agency’s website.
|Required for all teams taking part in
NABF post season tournaments
|Purchase NABF logo patches prior to participation at NABF events (Rule 9.04).Purchase logo patches from Carolina Emblem at (800) 221-1439 or go to www.nabf.com
for a direct link to Carolina Emblem.
Please use this reminder as a guide during the current season. If you have questions, please contact your respective age division director or NABF national office. Answers to questions pertaining to eligibility of players and teams are covered in your NABF Rule Book and special instructional publications provided by NABF. Do not penalize your league and teams by failing to comply with your NABF rules. Thanks and have a great season. NABF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
TOURNAMENT RULE CHANGES
New Rule Books will be available not later than February. NABF Rule Books are provided to each franchise member association upon renewal of their annual membership. Please review your rule book prior to participation in NABF National Tournament events.
Changes in your Constitution and Tournament Rules were accepted by the franchise member delegates taking parting in the Annual Meeting of the National Amateur Baseball Federation, Inc. (NABF).
4.00 – Certification of Players
4.07B Limit of 25 Players. Teams participating in Major, College and Senior tournaments shall be limited to Twenty-Five players which shall not include more than six (6) extra players from their respective league.
8.00 – Tournament Pairings, Brackets and Byes
8.14 Tie Breaker for Round Robin Play. Note (c): Wild Card Team Selection: At the conclusion of all scheduled round robin play; and immediately following the selection of the top two (2) teams from each respective group, the tournament committee shall select the required number of Wild Card Team(s) from all third (3rd) place team(s), based upon items 1,3,4 and 5 of Rule 8.14 to determine the team(s) qualified for single elimination finals.
Wild Card team selections are only required for NABF round robin tournament schedules that produce an uneven number of team(s), not conducive for single elimination semi-final play and eliminating the need for byes in the championship finals.
9.00 – Playing Rules
9.04B. Logo Patches. Teams participating in NABF championship games at the regional and national level must display on the uniform shirt, front or sleeve, The NABF logo patch. The NABF logo patch may also be displayed on the uniform cap, front or side, provided that it is embroidered into the cap for permanent display by an approved baseball cap manufacturer, so recognized under agreement with the NABF. Logo patches representing other national organizations shall not be permitted.
Penalty: Failure of players/coaches to comply with Rules 9.04A and 9.04B will result in immediate removal of the players/coaches from the game. Teams failing to field a team in compliance with Rule 9.04A and 9.04B shall forfeit their scheduled game to the opposing team.
Constitution and By-Laws
Article II – Membership and Fees
Section 2-D Tournament Site Fees. During the Annual Meeting of the NABF, the Board of Directors may approve additional special fee(s) to be collected by the host organization, under contract with the NABF, hosting an annual regional or national championship event. Such fee(s) may be team or player registration fee(s) or playing field access fee(s) necessary to off set the expenses for conducting a tournament on playing field having local government restrictions on solicitation for contributions / donations, concession sales, ect. The Board of Directors shall designate limitations on the amount permitted for such fee(s). (The Executive Director shall notify all regional and national championship series tournament host organizations the annual approved fee(s) permitted under Article II, Section 2D,above.)
Below you will find helpful information for administering
your NABF associate league in preparation for our post-season tournament
Playing Schedule. Our playing
schedule dates by age group is located on our web site at www.nabf.com
(also see attached).
Forms Available on NABF Web Site.
The required league/team registration forms are available on our web
site, www.nabf.com. Simply locate the required form, type in the information
required, click the print indicator, sign the form and mail with required
fees to NABF, PO Box 705, Bowie, MD 20718. In addition, we will mail
forms upon request.
Penalty Fee. Leagues that failed
to send their respective teams to an assigned tourney site must pay
a penalty fee of one hundred dollars ($100.00).
New Rule Books are issued to
member organizations upon receipt of their renewal membership and
tourney fees. (New rule books should be available by February of the
Review Rule Books. All franchised
member organizations are reminded to review the rules and packet information
with team managers prior to their departure for the assigned NABF
tourney. All members are reminded to review their NABF rule book and
tournament information packets well in advance of the report dates
of the assigned national tournament event. See rule 2.10 Franchise
Insurance. NABF recommended
team insurance is available through Frazier Insurance of Richmond,
Virginia. Liability and excess accident insurance is mandatory if
participating in any NABF event. NABF insurance is underwritten by
“A” rated or above insurance underwriters. Phone (804)
754-7610, email email@example.com or visit the web site at
Tournament Sites. Assignments
for league and tournament information packets with a rule book will
be mailed to the NABF members’ respective office or designated
officer between June 15 and July 20th of the current season.
Have a great season and enjoy each day of baseball competition.
Questions? Contact your respective NABF age division director.