News and Announcements
May 20 – Town Commitment forms and league fees for all teams that you are entering are due back to Cresskill Baseball.
Field usage (locations, lights, curfews) and level of play must also be submitted at this time. League fees should be paid via check (made payable to Cresskill LL). You will find the Summer NEBAS forms (town commitment form and roster form) under the Documents tab. Please read the instructions carefully on the forms.
May 31 – Rosters are due back to Cresskill – sent electronically via email ONLY.
June 7th or 8th – Schedules / Rules given out to all participating towns. (Meeting will be held via Zoom- more details to follow)
June 13 – League play starts
July 16 – ALL regular season games must be completed ON 7/16
July 18 – playoffs begin
July 25– Finals of playoffs must be completed by Saturday July 30th
PLEASE SEND IN COMMITMENT FORM, LEAGUE FEES, and ROSTER FORM by WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23.
Folks, here is information about Spring and Summer NEBAS.
First off, we are very proud and happy to announce that Cresskill Baseball will be the host of SUMMER NEBAS 2022. Cresskill will be sending out information in late February for the summer season which will start tentatively on Monday, June 13th.
Spring NEBAS registration is open NOW for anyone wishing to MAIL IN payments or pay by credit. Regardless of whether you are paying by check or credit card, we NEED the TOWN COMMITMENT FORM to be emailed back in Excel as we use the information on the form to set up the season for grouping similar level teams, scheduling, and coaches contact lists. The Town Commitment Form can be found under Documents.
Here is some quick info on SPRING NEBAS 2022.
Registration fee is $125.
Deadline for registration is Friday, March 18th.
Check payments – Mail checks (payable to Closter Recreation) to: Closter Recreation, Po Box 143, Closter NJ 07624
Credit card payments – available on the NEBAS website.
The league is set up for games to be played ON Sundays unless both teams agree amicably to move the game to another day. The season will consist of 8 regular season games played on Sundays starting on Sunday, April 10th. With Easter on Sunday April 17th, a game will be SCHEDULED for that date with the expectation that no one will play or be expected to play but it needs to be made up before the end of the regular season. ALSO right around that time is spring break with many towns having different weeks off from school. Again, the same thing- a game will be scheduled to be played there with the expectation that some towns won’t have enough kids to play due to vacations. And lastly the last game of the regular season will be Memorial Day weekend. Again, games will be scheduled there but we are asking all towns to work with each other and get these games in on a mutually agreed upon day.
Game times on the schedule will ALL be posted on the website as TBA on Sundays and home teams will be responsible for scheduling the actual game time with their opponents.
Playoffs for the top four teams in each division will be on Sunday June 5th and 12th. Top two teams get individual and team trophies. Summer NEBAS starts the week of June 13th.
We will be offering the following levels:
• 8u coach pitch
• 8u kids pitch
All 8u-12u levels are played on 46×60 fields, no 50×70 levels in the spring or summer.
Historically, we do NOT have enough teams to offer 9/10u intermediate or 11/12u intermediate, so any combination level teams would be placed at the higher level, IE, you enter a team of 11 and 12u players, they would play in the 12u level.
Please see Player Eligibility tab.
Each team will have 4 home and 4 away games. The home team will supply and pay for umpires for their home games. For the spring, we recommend one umpire for 8u kids pitch-12u and 2 umpires for 13u and 14u.
The NEBAS board will send umpires to the semi-final and final playoff games, but both teams will split the fees for the umpire on the field.
Rules for SPRING NEBAS will be posted in early March for everyone’s review. There will not be a pre-season meeting, but everyone will receive all information via email prior to the season.
Any questions, please send me an email. PLEASE feel free to share this email with other towns AND if you are not the travel baseball contact person any more. PLEASE send this to them but let me know who has replaced you in this capacity.
The NEBAS Fall League will start on Sunday, Sept 12th and continue through Sunday, October 31st. 8 game regular season. Top four teams will make the playoffs on November 7th and November 14th. Town and team trophies will be awarded to the top two teams. Registration ends on Wed, Sept 1st.
The NEBAS league is a SUNDAY only league. Due to the many fall sports programs that take place each year, we are OPEN to flexibility of moving games to be played during the week IF BOTH TEAMS are willing and able. (We also understand that many teams might not want to play on Sunday October 31st (Halloween).
PLAYOFFS: First round playoffs start Sunday, November 7th. Top four teams qualify for playoffs. Seed 1 vs Seed 4 and Seed 2 vs Seed 3 will play. Winners of this first round of playoffs play on Sunday, November 14th for the Championship. Top two teams get individual and team trophies.
Please note when grading your teams – we have changed the process. There are now only two options. “Weak/Average”, or “Strong/Average”. PLEASE grade your team appropriately. This should alleviate teams being placed in the wrong divisions playing against the wrong competition.
URGENT: REGISTER YOUR TEAMS CORRECTLY. The league level that you are entering your teams is based upon NEXT YEAR’S age cutoffs.
Summer 10u teams, become FALL 11u teams.
Summer 12u teams, become Fall 13u 50×70 teams
We are offering 50×70 ONLY for Summer 12u, Fall 13u teams.
PLEASE UNDERSTAND HOW URGENT IT IS FOR ALL TEAMS TO ENTER AT THE CORRECT AGE LEVEL FOR THE FALL!!
Town Commitment and Roster Forms are available on the right, under “2021 Fall NEBAS Forms”. Please send in the Town Commitment Form and league fee of $125 no later than Wednesday, Sept 1st. PLEASE email the town commitment form asap to email@example.com and mail it again with the fee to Closter Recreation P.O. Box 143, Closter, NJ 07624. League fee is payable to Closter Recreation. Credit card payment is available on the site.
We will be following the Williamsport age cut offs. Here are the age requirements:
PLAYER ELIGIBILITY – Age Limits
14U – Age must be 14 or under with no player turning 15 before Sept 1, 2022
13U – Age must be 13 or under with no player turning 14 before Sept 1, 2022
12U – Age must be 12 or under with no player turning 13 before Sept 1, 2022
11U – Age must be 11 or under with no player turning 12 before Sept 1, 2022
10U – Age must be 10 or under with no player turning 11 before Sept 1, 2022
9U – Age must be 9 or under with no player turning 10 before Sept 1, 2022
8U – Age must be 8 or under with no player turning 9 before Sept 1, 2022
The home team is responsible for lining up the umpires for their home games. One (1) umpire for 8u~12u games. Two (2) umpires for 13 u and 14u games. The umpire fees are paid by the one team (every team will have 4 home and 4 away games) and umpires should be paid on the field. If any town needs to pay the umpire by voucher etc., please review this with the umpire assignors that you choose. This should NOT be a problem. The list of umpire assignors is available Nebas website.
Game times on the website will ALL be listed as TBA on Sundays and home teams will be responsible for scheduling the actual game time with their opponents.
Game results and standings will be updated weekly. This website can ONLY be as good as the information provided, so managers of winning teams, please send in game results immediately. Click on the “Report SCORES” tab and follow the link to submit scores. If games were not played and need to be rescheduled, click on the “Report Unplayed/Rescheduled Games” tab to submit.
Towns will need to follow Covid 19 health safety protocols that are established by each town for their home games.
Please check back often for updates.
Any questions, please email Jim Oettinger @ firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 21- Town Commitment forms and league fees for all teams that you are entering are due back to Emerson Baseball.
Field usage (locations, lights, curfews) and level of play must also be submitted at this time. League fees can be either paid via check (made payable to Emerson LL) or via Venmo. You will find the Summer NEBAS forms (town commitment form and roster form) under the Documents tab. Please read the instructions carefully on the forms.
May 31 – Rosters are due back to Emerson – sent electronically via email ONLY.
June 7th or 8th – Schedules / Rules given out to all participating towns. (Meeting will most likely be held via Zoom- more details to follow)
June 14 – League play starts
July 17 – ALL regular season games must be completed ON 7/17
July 19 – playoffs begin
July 26 – Finals of playoffs must be completed by Saturday July 31st