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Jeff Nelson Pitching Camp - Registration is OPEN
Event is July 18th, 2015 @SPFHS

WHOJeff Nelson, former New York Yankees relief pitcher (World Series 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000)

WHATTwo hour pitching clinic | $99.00

WHENSaturday, July 18 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM noon

WHERE: Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

WHYThe inaugural fundraiser for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Baseball League’s travel program.  Money raised from this event will start a Cooperstown fund to help defray the cost of sending SPFBL 12U (age 12 and under) travel teams to the annual tournament in Cooperstown, beginning in 2016.

Download Jeff Nelson Pitching Clinic Flyer - CLICK HERE

REGISTRATION MANDATORY TO ATTEND - CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!!

1st Annual Summer In-Town "Beach City Baseball League"
Summer House League Baseball, SPFBL in partnership with Westfield Baseball League

What goes better with Summer than the Beach and Baseball. This Summer, the SPFBL and WBL will have its 1st Annual Summer In-Town "Beach City Baseball League."  For kids entering Kindergarten through 4th Grade in September, we will have separate combined and/or stand alone divisions that will play two games each work week (Monday through Thursday) starting the week of July 6 and ending the week of July 27. There are no separate practices or games on the weekends so you can actually head to the beach and the surf.

Each division will have teams with the names and uniforms of your favorite Jersey Shore Beach City-- from Wildwood to Asbury Park to Cape May to Seaside Heights.  NOTE: This is for house league only players, not travel players.

Kids entering Kindergarten and 1st Grade will play at the Wilson and McKinley Schools, while kids entering 2nd through 4th Grades will start play at Tamaques and end at Gumpert. All games will be played in Westfield and will start at 6:15 pm -- so that you will have enough time after camp or other summer activities have ended for the day.
 
We will do our best to accomdate special requests and we will also make sure a SPF parent is coaching a team of SPF kids.

The cost is only $75.00 per child.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER - CHOOSE "SUMMER HOUSE LEAGUE"

If you have any questions, please email Chris Bates @ Spfraidersbaseball@aol.com

Coin-Toss Game 2015
You Could be a Winner!

A drawing was held on Monday, June 15th, 2015.  The winners of this week's “COIN TOSS” are:

Congratulations to:

John Duggan         and

Scott Friedrichs

You have each won a $100 Visa Gift Card.  Congratulations to you both!!

Contact Rob Christensen at bobbyxxiv@aol.com to claim your prizes.  Congrats!!  The next drawing will be Monday, June 22nd, 2015.

2015 10U District Tournament
Schedule and Results
Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Hosted Annual Fundraiser on Friday, May 8, 2015, at Italian American Club
Thank You to All Our Supporters!

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League (SPFBL) hosted its annual fundraising dinner on Friday, May 8th, 2015 at the Italian American Club, 1976 Valley Ave. in Scotch Plains.

Registration Fees
Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about the fee structure in 2015?  Click "Continue..." below...

Not Receiving SPFBL emails?
You may have opted out...

If you are not receiving emails from SPFBL, you or someone else on your account may have opted out.  The opt-out process is a mandatory consumer law covering commercial email distribution that requires that anyone who receives email distributions from your company or organization should have the right to opt out of such email distribution.  Every email has a one-click link at the bottom of it which if clicked will accomplish the opt out process.  And once opted out, you will definitely not receive any email blasts from the league. It is a totally self-serve process.  And we cannot opt anyone back in after they have opted out unless they request to be opted back in.  If you feel that you may be opted out, intentionally or unintentionally, and would like to be opted back in, simply email us at spfbaseballleague@gmail.com and make that request.  Our administrators will opt you back in asap.

Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Announces Award Winners, Opens 2014 Season
Coverage in The Alternative Press of Scotch Plains-Fanwood

Scotch Plains Fanwood Baseball League Announces Award Winners, Opens 2014 Season

John Mooney

Sunday, April 13, 2014 

http://thealternativepress.com/towns/scotch-plains-slash-fanwood/articles/scotch-plains-fanwood-baseball-league-announces-a

 

Memorial Day Parade a Success!
Thanks to All Who Came Out in Support of the League and Our Heroes!!

Field Status Indicator
Check with your Manager to be sure...

We have finished testing a new Field Status Alert feature, located on the right-side of the screen. This feature is now fully operational, but you are advised to please note the following when field conditions are in question:

  1. The Scotch Plains Ballfield Hotline, while designed to be a "one-stop shopping", currently is not - it is just for Scotch Plains Rec fields - which include Brookside, Farley, Kramer, Memorial, Rt. 22 and VoTech).  We use that same hotline to determine field status.  So our Field Status tool should reflect what's indicated on the Ballfield Hotline FOR SP FIELDS ONLY.
  2. The field status Facebook site (www.facebook.com/SPFFields) is also intended to be a one-stop shop for SP, FW and BOE.  HOWEVER that is completely dependent on Scotch Plains Rec, Fanwood Rec (LaGrande, Forest Road Park, Watson Road) and SPF Board of Ed (Park MS, Terrill MS, SPFHS) each posting their own field status.  So if they don't update their field status, then we will frankly be trying to get that status from them in real-time. 
  3. Booth Field we control.  And while it drains extemely well, it may or may not be playable.  We will indicate this is the Field Status tool.
  4. St. Barts is a little bit of an outlier, semi-maintained by SPFBL but in an unofficial way.  Best advice is that if you have an event scheduled there, check with your Manager and he/she will have the status.
  5. NOTE: We use the above field status indicators to populate our own field status feature.  As a result, we may or may not have a completely accurate field status at the time you check our website, until we can either get an indication from SP rec, FW rec and SPF BOE... OR we can check the fields out ourselves and make an assessment (for those organizations that permit us to do that).  SO...............
  6. CHECK & RE-CHECK OUR WEBSITE BEFORE YOU HEAD OUT YOUR EVENT!!  If you are in doubt, contact your Manager to be sure of whether your event is ON or Off.  Managers- If you are in doubt, contact your Division VP's as they will be in the loop on the latest status in real-time and should be passing that along to you.

Hope this helps solve some of the field status confusion.  It's not going to rain again during the spring, so we should have this problem any more :-).

Kids love to Color!!
Bambino Activity Sheets

Get your kids started right for Baseball 2014 - Download and print these activity sheets!  

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY SHEETS

Special Needs Program
Volunteers Needed

This season, we are offering a baseball program focused on children with special needs.  Click below to see how you can help make a difference...

Bat Regulations - 2012 Rule Changes
Updated 3/16/2012

In 2012, SPFYBA will permit the use of bats that meet the standard of Babe Ruth League / Cal Ripken.  This is a change from recent years.  However bat availability and additional research on the subject has brought the Executive Board to the conclusion that in 2012 we will follow the Babe Ruth standard.  ALSO: (3/16/2012) Update on Nike and Marucci bats that FAILED standards and will be ineligible for use in Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken play!

Continue reading below to learn more...

Do you own a business (or know someone who does)?
We need your sponsorship help...

Click here to go to our Fundraising page.  Team sponsorships available!!!  And more...

SPFBL Merchandise
Design it yourself online!

The perfect gift.  Give the give of BASEBALL!!  Buy apparel & accessories for all members of the family as well as customize your own.  If prompted, locker # is ek005.

Click Here to Begin Shopping for SPFBL Apparel

 

SPFBL Ballfield Hotline
For Field Status due to Inclement Weather

Please check the ballfield hotline if weather is questionable. Call 908-322-6700 x226.  PLEASE NOTE:

  • Updated by the Township of Scotch Plains by 3pm weekdays, and as needed on weekends.
  • Refers ONLY to SCOTCH PLAINS TOWNSHIP REC fields (Memorial, Brookside, Rt. 22, VOTECH, Farley, etc.), FANWOOD BOROUGH REC fields (LaGrande, Forest Road Park, Watson Rd Basin, etc.) and BOARD OF EDUCATION fields (SPFHS, Terrill Middle, Park Middle, etc.).  
  • BOOTH FIELD IS ENTIRELY OWNED AND OPERATED BY SPFBL.  IT ALSO HAS INCREDIBLE DRAINAGE.  So it is not unusual for the town and board of ed to close all of their fields, and we still play on Booth Field.  Please check the website for updates on the condition of Booth Field.
No Parking on Valley Road
Violators may be ticketed

Everyone should be reminded that there is No Parking on Valley Road. This includes anywhere near the parking lot and anywhere near the batting cages. Coaches should drop off equipment and park in the lot. No parking in the little drive up area by the cages. Parents may NOT wait outside the cages in their car for players. Please adhere to these rules. Our neighbors have been patient with us, and we don’t want to see anyone issued a parking summons. THANK YOU!!

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