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League Structure

NEW ENGLAND ELITE BASEBALL LEAGUE STRUCTURE


WHAT SETS EBL APART FROM OTHER LEAGUES?

  • EBL League handles all game scheduling.
  • Teams will never have to worry about cancelations or double booked games.
  • All teams will have a flexible schedule to enter outside tournaments, or play outside competition.
  • EBL will keep one open week for rain outs. If no rain outs occur, EBL will make a schedule for that week.
  • Playoffs will consist of a two weekend double elimination bracket.
  • All teams will have a team page on EBL website to promote their program, add team rosters and update game scores and stats.
 
LEAGUE SET-UP:
  • EBL will consist of Division I, Division IA & Division II leagues.
  • Each League will consist of an American and National League.
  • American and National League will consist of East and West Divisions if needed.
  • All teams will be given a chance to request which division they should be in.
  • EBL will determine how teams are placed in each division by reviewing previous records & written requests.
     
2019 REGULAR SEASON:
 
9U-12U DIVISIONS
  • Regular Season: March 30th - May 19th.
  • Eight weekends of regular season.
  • Double-headers on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • All teams must play 5 division double header games.
  • After all division games are booked, all teams will have a flexible schedule to play as many games as they request.
  • EBL will leave one weekend open for make-up games on May 18th - 19th (11U Divisions rain out weekend will be May 11th & 12th). If no rain outs occur, EBL will create a schedule for that weekend.
  • Schedules are put together by EBL; home team is responsible for field.

13U-14U DIVISIONS (14U BBCOR LEAGUE)
  • Regular Season: March 30th - June 23rd.
  • Twelve weekends of regular season.
  • All teams must play 6 division double header games.
  • Double-headers on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • After all division games are booked, all teams will have a flexible schedule to play as many games as they request.
  • EBL will leave one weekend open for make-up games on June 22nd - June 23rd. If no rain outs occur, EBL will create a schedule for that weekend.
  • Schedules are put together by EBL; home team is responsible for field.

15U & 16U DIVISION I (WOOD BAT LEAGUE) DIVISON II (BBCOR LEAGUE)
  • Regular Season: June 1st - July 7th.
  • Six weekends of regular season.
  • All teams must play 4 division double header games.
  • Double-headers on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • After all division games are booked, all teams will have a flexible schedule to play as many games as they request.
  • EBL will leave one weekend open for make-up games on July 6th - 7th. If no rain outs occur, EBL will create a schedule for that weekend.
  • Schedules are put together by EBL; home team is responsible for field.
     
18U DIVISION (WOOD BAT LEAGUE)
  • Starts 4th week of July (July 23rd-25th).
  • All teams will play 3 pool play games randomly selected by the EBL.  Top 4 teams will play in a Single Elimination Format.
  • After tournament ends, teams can continue to play other teams from EBL League or play in outside tournaments.

2019 PLAYOFF FORMAT:
 
9U-12U DIVISIONS
  • Two weekend format (June 1st, 2nd & 8th) (June 9th is the rain date)
  • Gold Bracket (Top 8 Teams) & Silver Bracket (All Remaining Teams)
  • Double elimination format (Gold Bracket), Pool Play format (Silver Bracket)
  • All teams that are eliminated during the first weekend of the playoffs will have the option to play double headers the following weekend. 
     
13U-14U DIVISIONS
  • Two weekend format (July 6th, 7th & 13th) (July 14th is the rain date)
  • Gold Bracket (Top 8 Teams) & Silver Bracket (All Remaining Teams)
  • Double elimination format (Gold Bracket), Pool Play format (Silver Bracket)
  • All teams that are eliminated during the first weekend of the playoffs will have the option to play double headers the following weekend. 

15U & 16U DIVISION I (WOOD BAT LEAGUE) DIVISION II (BBCOR LEAGUE)
  • Two weekend format (July 20th, 21st & 27th) (July 28th is the rain date)
  • Gold Bracket (Top 8 Teams) & Silver Bracket (All Remaining Teams)
  • Double elimination format (Gold Bracket), Pool Play format (Silver Bracket)
  • All teams that are eliminated during the first weekend of the playoffs will have the option to play double headers the following weekend. 

18U DIVISION (WOOD BAT LEAGUE)
  • One week format (July 23rd – 25th)
     
PLAYOFF SYSTEM:
  • Tie Breaker system for Seedings: Division Record, runs allowed, runs scored based off of all division games. Last tie breaker will be runs allowed, runs scored in your last division double header.
  • Brackets: Two (four team brackets)(subject to change once divisions are posted)
  • Bracket One: 1, 4, 5, 8
  • Bracket Two: 2, 3, 6, 7
  • Gold Bracket is Double elimination format. Bracket winners play in Elite Championship game for 1 single elimination game.
  • Silver Bracket: Teams that do not qualify for the Gold Bracket will have the option in to play in our pool play playoffs.
  • All playoff games must be completed. If any playoff game is canceled due to weather or darkness, this game must be continued from the exact spot from when it was called.