Rule Changes for 2013
Rule 221 (f) – In Sandy Koufax Division Tournaments, wood or non-wood BBCOR bats only may be used.
Rule 221 (g) – Bats no longer have to have the AABC Logo on them.
Rule 213 (c) – The winner of a World Series Qualifying Tournament may only change their roster used in the tournament by adding “extra” players under AABC Rule 205 and /or replacing players under AABC Rule 105 (a). They may choose to use their “home” AABC registered league or use the Qualifying Tournament as their league. If they choose to use the Qualifying Tournament as their league, their “extra” players must come from a team that participated in the tournament and proof must be provided that said player/s appeared in at least three games in that tournament. Additionally, winner of World Series Qualifying Tournaments may not participate in either an Association tournament or a Regional tournament or another Qualifying tournament.
Rule 205 (d) – Regional winners and World Series Qualifier winners may select their 2 extra players from any team in their region and for each region with a World Series host; the World Series host will have the first two choices or priority.
Rule 205 (e) – Add at the end “However host teams for an AABC World Series shall have priority of choice within their region once the regional tournaments have begun. Should teams eligible for addition of extra players defer their choices of league or association selections until their selection/s have been eliminated from the Regional Tournament, they must wait until the host team for an AABC World Series (if one exists within their region) has made their selections. Regional winners will be next in priority and then National Qualifier winners.”
Insurance – AABC Insurance program administered by K & K Insurance Group is the only acceptable insurance for National Tournament play. Teams must provide proof to the tournament committee of coverage with minimums of $1,000,000 in liability limits.
804 (c), 903 (c) – A pitcher relying upon Rule 804 (c) (or 903 (c) may not pitch on four consecutive days.
Don Mattingly. In 2013, players born on or after May 1 1995 and players born on or after May 1, 1994 if they have high school eligibility remaining for the 2013/2014 school year.
The full 2013 AABC Handbook will be posted online as soon as it gets published. .