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2015 Coaches Bucket Sponsored by Sports Authority
All Rec and Travel Coaches will be receiving a coaches bucket, balls, scorebook and team coupons from sports authority. Each team will receive one certificate for their bucket and it must be redeemed only at sports authority in Ramsey.
2015 Rec Coach Draft Date
Thank you for attending the draft. The 2015 Draft rules are listed below.
One goal of the draft (beside picking a team) is to allow a fresh start for each season, and provide players the opportunity to play with new classmates each year.
New Teams are picked each year - players may not be carried over.
Two coaches per team max, going into the draft. You will pick other coaches from the players you select.
As there are two grades in each draft - Coaches are expected to assist each other when there is knowledge about a player that may affect another coaches decision.
Pick according to skill and positions first, relationship second.
Mahwah travel players current, and past, are identified and placed on the board. If a coach has knowledge of a REC player who plays travel or club outside of Mahwah they must volunteer the information.
Please bring your player worksheets (emailed by your director in advance).
Minors coaches should bring their assessment sheets.
Draft Order of Teams and Coaches kids assigned round will be announced by the League Director at the Draft. Coaches will have 10 Minutes to discuss.
Once teams are picked, and the draft is closed, there is no further discussion.
Team names are picked by raffle at the draft.
COACHES BAT REFERENCE
What bats can you use?
Mahwah Youth Baseball’s recreation program is banning composite bats at the Minors, Pee Wee, Instructional and Tee Ball levels. The Little League Baseball organization on Dec. 30, 2010, placed a moratorium on the use of composite bats. While Mahwah Youth Baseball’s recreation program isn’t affiliated with Little League Baseball, the group has decided to adhere to Little League’s ban at these age levels. Some composite bats have received a waiver from Little League Baseball and those bats will be permitted in Mahwah’s recreation program at the Minors, Pee Wee, Instructional and Tee Ball levels. A list of composite bats that have received waivers can be found at the following links. Note that some bats are not full compsosite bats, so review the lists carefully. These lists are subject to change and are outside the control of Mahwah baseball.
MAHWAH BAT INFORMATION PAGE
CLICK HERE FOR TIPS ON BUYING BATS
Baseball Bat Resource Page
Printable List of Approved Bats (pdf) http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/2012LicensedBatList.pdf
Visual List of licensed Composite Bats: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/licensedcompositebats.htm
Mobile List (easy to view on smart phones)
These lists are updated frequently.
The ban on composite bats affects Mahwah Youth Baseball’s recreation program. Whether or not the moratorium is in effect for travel baseball is dependent on each individual travel league. Some North Jersey travel leagues, or tournaments are allowing the use of composite bats, while others are not. If your child makes a travel team, the travel team coach will inform you if the league has placed a ban on composite bats.
Mahwah Youth Baseball will keep parents informed of any changes to our rulings or the guidelines from Little League Baseball.
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