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2023 Arkansas American Legion Baseball Important Dates

Here are important 2023 dates for Arkansas American Legion Baseball:

January 21 10:00 am (Saturday) Managers/Coaches Meeting  (@ Little Rock Christian Academy)

February 4, 10:00 am (Saturday) Managers/Coaches Meeting (@Little Rock Christian Academy)   

Each team planning to play American Legion baseball in 2023 is expected to be represented at one of these Managers/Coaches meetings. Attendance at one of the meetings is necessary in order to receive information about rules, registration, insurance and tournament play in 2023. This is a great time to schedule games.

Deadline for early registration May 15, 2023. Remember no team can have tryouts, practice or play games prior to registration and payment for insurance.

Final Day for Registration, pay insurance, and pay registration fees May 31, 2023

June 15, 2023 Deadline for Team Managers to submit Form #1 with State Commissioner

June 17-22, 2023 AA State Tournament Hot Springs 

June 21-24. 2023 15U State Tournament North Little Rock

July 10-19, 2023 17U (Juniors) State Tournament Pool Play 3 or 4 site locations TBD / Single Elimination Finals at UCA Conway

July 20-28, 2023 19U (Seniors)  State Tournament Hot Springs & UCA Conway Pool Play/ Double Elimination Finals UCA Conway

Reminder to communicate to your players to purchase molded cleats for play on turf fields at UCA and Hot Springs.

Patches & Emblems

It is official we will continue with our original American Legion Baseball patch.  Wilson Sporting Goods - a manufacture of ball sports equipment - now offers teams and coaches the option to add a printed version of the official American Legion Baseball sleeve emblem to their uniforms.

The traditional sleeve patch will continue to be available for purchase through American Legion Emblem Sales by clicking here.

Arkansas American Legion Baseball Managers/Coaches Meeting

The Arkansas American Legion coaches meeting is usually held in January or early February. This is a mandatory meeting for teams desiring to play American Legion baseball in the coming season.   Teams are instructed concerning the registration process in signing up their teams. Teams have until May 15 to register and May 31 to pay registration fee. The following information is provided to assist in making registration and signing up players as well as rules for each age group. Contact Jeral Howard at 5019518800 if you have interest in playing in 2023.

How to Sign In For Team Registration

Go to the link below for the American Legion Baseball National Site, then go to Team Registration. Follow these guidelines.

To complete your team registration it will be necessary for you to pay your insurance and fees. Insurance is $453.00 for Seniors and $352.00 for Juniors per team up to 18 players. This insurance does cover players signed up for tryouts. The national administrative team fee is $125.00 for Seniors and $100.00 for Juniors (under 17). The Arkansas registration fee is $550.00 for all teams.

All registered teams must play a minimum of five Legion games and then become eligible to play in the respective state tournament playoffs (Seniors, Juniors & 15 and under). 15 and under is defined as 15 before August 1. This means they are ineligible If they turn 16 before August 1.

Click here to visit the National American Legion website

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Follow the link to submit your background check.  Coaches and managers only. Umpires are no longer required to do background check by American Legion Baseball.