Oregon Legion BB Rules for 2023
Background Checks and Abuse Training for Adults: Background checks and Abuse Training for adults needs to be completed by June 1, 2023. All coaches and staff working with the team are required to complete these two items. If not completed by June 1st coaches and staff will not be allowed to continue their contact with the teams. Certificates of completion of the Abuse Training are sent by email to Mike Sowles, at firstname.lastname@example.org (Access to background checks and abuse training are located at the top of the page of the American Legion Baseball Registration page, as are other resources).
Team Population: Combined total enrollment of high schools cannot exceed 7,500 for Oregon Triple AAA Teams, Oregon Single A teams have voted to not exceed 6,000 total enrollments. American Legion Baseball teams will use enrollment figures for the top three grades, 10th, 11th and 12th grades from the resource area of the American Legion website or team registration site. If school records differ make sure that every student is counted, including Special Ed, Physically Challenged, Bilingual and students older than 19 are in the sum total. A school registrar’s official document from the schools involved or the district involved would need to be submitted to the State Baseball Committee Chair.
Thunder and Lightning are issues handled by the game umpires and coaches. Upon seeing a Lightning strike umpires use OSAA rules and suspend games for at least 30 minutes before play can continue, fans, players and coaches are to seek cover inside buildings with proper grounding and plumbing.
Readings of air quality above 125, play and practice will be suspended.
100 degrees F to 105 degrees F and above, play and practice will be suspended.
Moratorium Week: This is for high school coaches and staff for the summer of 2023. This year the week is designated from July 24 through July 30. This week is set by the OSAA. During this week coaches' will need to seek in advance an appeal for their involvement with American Legion Baseball games and tournaments. The appeal process is filed with the coach's school administration.
Forms#77, #76, #6
Oregon American Legion Baseball emphasizes the use of these forms. Form #76, player transfer, Form #77 player Declaration and Form #6 Request for dual participation will be used to clarify eligibility for play. Refer to the American Legion Rule book for usage. Questions about the usage of these forms can be answered by your area contact representative.
Dual participation forms should be filled out by all players that participate in summer high school baseball, all-star high school ball, college summer ball and single A and Triple AAA legion ball at the same time.
The process of using these forms is an important part in keeping all players eligible to participate. Coaches, Managers, and players are encouraged to work together to complete these forms. Help each other out, if you suspect that a player needs a waiver, make sure that those involved know about it. If a player needs a dual participation authorization get it completed.
Players that play for Non-American Legion teams can be rostered on an official American Legion roster and will only be eligible to participate on that American Legion team if prior to submission and approval of the official American Legion roster they are removed from the non-American legion roster. Examples of non-American teams are college wood bat teams, all-star teams, select or club teams, Babe Ruth, Connie Mack and other entities of a similar make-up. Approval to participate in a non-American Legion event requires approval in writing of the Oregon State American Legion Commissioner.
Forms 76, 77, and 6 are available on the team registration forms resource area of your online registration.
Send completed forms to: Mike Sowles, P.O. Box 778, Stayton, Oregon 97383, or email to email@example.com, phone or text 503-509-9948.
Play-in- games for the State AAA Tournament will be Friday, July 21, 2023, and the Tournament will begin Saturday, July 22 through Wednesday July 26, 2023, at Swede Johnson Stadium, on the campus of N. Eugene High School.
Dates for the 2023 State Single A Tournament, will be, July 19-23, 2023 at the Redmond Rotary Field/David M. Jaqua Sports complex in Redmond, Oregon.