Updated: January 09, 2017
INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS – 2017 TEAMS
Note that all 8U–14U teams that have been approved for the 2017 NOBF season must register with (AA Division), and purchase insurance through, USSSA (http://www.usssabaseball.org) to participate in the upcoming season. All approved 2017 15U/16U NOBF teams must purchase insurance through K&K Insurance (AABC section: http://www.kandkinsurance.com/AABC) for the upcoming season. Also note that teams MUST be insured when holding practices or tryouts during the off-season.
2018 BAT RULES
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, ALL bats used in AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League and Pony Baseball sanctioned events MUST have the new USABat licensing mark clearly visible (these new bats are scheduled to be available 9-1-17). For more info visit: http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20150807&content_id=141742668 For 2018, NOBF will allow the USABat as well as the USSSA approved bats bearing the USSSA BPF 1.15 “thumb print” stamp to be used for the 8U through 13U divisions league games (14U and 16U divisions use HS bat rules). It is our understanding that USSSA also will allow the use of both types of bats. NOTE that it is EACH TEAM’S RESPONSIBILITY to access, review and adhere to individual rules regarding specific tournament and post-season competition. For more info visit: http://www.usssa.com/baseball/Announcements/#/?gdSport=11&AA=512 Also please note that the 2017 DeMarini Zen models WTDXCBR and WTCBZ available in various lengths/weights remain banned by USSSA, and therefore are not legal for NOBF play. See the following link for details: http://web.usssa.com/usssa/usssa-general/DemariniBatAnnouncement4-6-17.pdf
NOBF 13U OAKLAND ELITE WS CHAMPS!
Congratulations to the 13U Oakland Elite, who won the USSSA AA Division World Series this July in Canton, MI!
9U ROCHESTER RAYS WS CHAMPS!
NOBF's 9U Rochester Rays won the AA Division championship in the USSSA World Series held in Canton, MI in July. Congratulations, guys!
2017 NOBF DIVISION CHAMPIONS
8U Bloomfield Sting; 9U Rochester Rays; 10U AAA Bloomfield Sting, AA Waterford Outlaws; 11U AAA LO Crush, AA Oxford Wildcats Gold; 12U AAA Bloomfield Sting, AA RO Nationals; 13U AAA Oakland Elite, AA S. Oakland A's; 14U AAA Troy Mudhens, AA Oakland Cardinals; 16U AAA Rochester Royals, AA Oakland Orioles