American Legion baseball signup deadline May 15
Monday, May 15, is the last day to register for Alabama American Legion Baseball.
With an alumni base that includes more than half of current Major League Baseball players, American Legion Baseball is one of the most prominent and tradition-rich amateur athletic leagues in existence.
American Legion Baseball has a long history in Alabama. The league strives to provide a good mix of flexible schedules and good competition. The season typically begins after the academic school year ends, which is near the Memorial Day holiday weekend. The state tournament is normally held in mid-July. The possibility of advancing to the American Legion World Series tournament is available to teams that can advance through the tournament levels. The season offers both full and part time play. The program has league-focused teams, tournament teams and hybrid organizations.
Regular season and tournament games are held within the State of Alabama. The American Legion is run as a not for profit league with the goal of improving young people within a positive, competitive environment while preparing players for high school and collegiate level play.
The Baseball program offers opportunities in three age divisions– Junior Varsity (15U), Varsity (High School Eligible/17U) and 19U for state championships. The 19U division state champion can advance to Regional tournament and possibly the American Legion World Series. A College Freshman division is offered as an exhibition program that does not have a state championship or the ability to advance to regional or World Series level of play.
The Junior Varsity (15U) division is designed for the rising 10th grade and younger player.
The Varsity (High School Eligible/17U) division is open for all players with at least one remaining season of High School athletic eligibility.
The 19U division is designed for recent high school graduates and younger players with a possibility that some previously graduated players may be eligible.
The American Legion will observe a January 1st cut-off date. Thirteen (13) year olds are the youngest players in American Legion Baseball with a date of birth in 2004.
For questions or information, please contact Marie Mallory at 205-678-9079 x705 or email@example.com.
There are teams in cities all across the state of Alabama.
To find a team near you visit http://bit.ly/AALBRegistration.
Join a team by signing up at http://bit.ly/AALBRegistration.