Welcome to the Official Website of the
LI BOYS OF SUMMER BASEBALL LEAGUE 2019
WEEKEND WEATHER ADVISORY FOR JULY 20-21
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT DUE TO THE EXTREME HEAT THIS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ALL GAME SCHEDULES HAVE BEEN CHANGED. PLAYERS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BE ON THE FIELDS BETWEEN NOON AND 6 PM - NO INNING IN ANY GAME CAN START AFTER 11:45 AM. UMPIRES HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO SHUT GAMES DOWN AT NOON. ALL GAMES HAVE A 1:40 TIME LIMIT THIS WEEKEND.
PLEASE PROPERLY HYDRATE YOUR PLAYERS FOR THE EARLY MORNING AND EVENING GAMES. WE ALSO ASK THAT OUR MANAGERS BE DILIGENT IN KEEPING PLAYERS HYDRATED AND CONTINUALLY CHECKING ON OUR UMPIRES. THANKS FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
2019 Boys of Summer Coverage at Axcess Baseball
IT IS JULY 1 - THERE ARE NO MORE CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE- ESPECIALLY DAY OF GAME! THEY ARE FORFEITS.
ROSTERS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2019 SEASON. ALSO WE ARE HAVING A MAJOR ISSUE WITH CHANGES IN THE SCHEDULE - AND THOSE ARE CHANGES OF CONVENIENCE - WHICH WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY CHANGES MADE FROM JULY 1 AND MOVING FORWARD ARE FORFEITED GAMES -- WE WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO BLOW UP PAID FIELDS, NOT RESPECT THE TIME AND PLANNING OF YOUR OPPONENTS, AND GET TO PLAY MAKEUPS - IT'S AN INEFFICIENT WAY OF RUNNING A GREAT LEAGUE. THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU WANT TO MOVE A GAME - WHICH ALSO MEANS IF YOU JUMP INTO A TOURNAMENT BECAUSE THERE'S AN OPEN SLOT - YOUR LEAGUE GAMES WILL BE FORFEITED. YOU HAVE TO HONOR THE SCHEDULE.
HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMP IS OPEN - ALL TEAMS REPORT TO THE BASEBALL FIELD AT 4 PM EACH DAY, NO EARLIER
HOFSTRA SUMMER CAMP IS OPEN FOR THE REST OF JULY. WE ARE NOT PERMITTED NEAR THE BASEBALL FIELD UNTIL AFTER 4 PM MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THE AGREEMENT IS NO CAGES, NO PARKING, NOTHING AT THE BALL FIELD, UNTIL AFTER 4 PM. PLEASE HONOR THIS RULE OR OUR PERMIT WILL BE LOST FOR THE WEEKDAY GAMES! BUSES AND PARENT PICK UP NEEDS TO HAPPEN WITHOUT CONGESTION. NO BATTING CAGES SO NO LITTLE CAMPERS GET HIT WITH A BALL INTO THE NET. WE HAVE A FANTASTIC RELATIONSHIP WITH HOFSTRA - LET'S KEEP IT THAT WAY. ALL EARLY GAMES START AT 4:30 PM - THAT'S PLENTY OF TIME TO WARM UP.
PLAYOFF QUALIFIERS AND START DATES
COLLEGE DIV: 10 TEAMS, 8/3 - 8/8
18/17 NATIONAL: 12 TEAMS, 8/5 - 8/11
17U SCOUT: 10 TEAMS, 8/6 - 8/11
16U NATIONAL: 10 TEAMS, 8/6 - 8/11
16U AMERICAN: 10 TEAMS, 8/7 - 8/11
15U NATIONAL: 10 TEAMS, 8/7 - 8/12
15U AMERICAN: 12 TEAMS, 8/7 - 8/11
14U NATIONAL: 6 TEAMS, 8/13 - 8/17
14U AMERICAN: 16 TEAMS, 8/12 - 8/17
13U NATIONAL: 10 TEAMS, 8/13 - 8/17
13U AMERICAN: 12 TEAMS, 8/12 - 8/17
TIME LIMITS REVISED FOR 2019
Due to the outpouring of concern about the imposed time limits and the break in between games where umpires need to get changed we are revising our time limit rules. Please carry this note to your games so there are no issues with the new rules.
Field permits are costly and we play a 1:50 time limit at all BOS league fields that have back-to-back games or DH's - these fields include Baseball Heaven 1, 2, 3, 4, Eisenhower Park A, B and C, Mitchel Field A and B, Cantiague Park, Bay Park, Brentwood State Park 1 and 2, PAL Stadium, PAL C-1, NYIT and Hofstra.
Every other game in league play is a 2-hour time limit. If a team has its own permit on a private field like Merillon Park, Garden City Park, Long Island Lutheran, that is also a 2-hour time limit. This keeps the games moving and doesn't end up costing the teams at the back end of the schedule - the later games. It's also a courtesy to be finished when another league/organization is coming onto a field for a game. We have to respect their time slots.
The Long Island Boys of Summer board of directors has decided that these time limits will eliminate some of the early season issues with games being shortened. Also, and most important, the time limit does not start until the first warm up pitch is thrown, and then the umpire must notify both teams of the start time.
Regular season games in the summer and fall that go four full innings are now official. We've had a few guys working the clock to avoid a loss - please always play with integrity.
There are NO TIME LIMITS for playoff games.
BASES, HELMETS, AND PROPER ATTIRE
ATTENTION ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES
All teams must have a set of bases for each game. Some fields accommodate us with bases but others do not so please remember to bring them to all fields. Town of Brookhaven fields are an example of fields that do not supply bases but there are others as well and teams must have a their own set of bases.
See Rule 18 under boys of Summer rules.
Another hot topic at the midway point of our season is the coaches attire. We agreed at the March meeting that all coaches must be properly dressed for games. A coaches shirt, team jersey or pullover is acceptable. Coaches shorts or baseball pants are also acceptable. NO denim or cutoff shorts, slacks, work pants, capris, skirts, work boots or dress shoes can be worn while coaching the bases. This also should never be an issue to be dealt with at the field.
Cleat Restrictions for Fields Listed Below
Please take care of our facilities.
Metal Cleats are NOT PERMITTED (Molded and Turfs allowed) at the following venues:
- LONGWOOD HS (new for 2019)
- LONGWOOD HS JV (new for 2019)
- NEWFIELD HS (new for 2019)
- SAWYER AVENUE (new for 2019)
- VALLEY STREAM SOUTH HS (new for 2019)
- ABE LEVITT FIELD
- ADELPHI UNIVERSITY
- BASEBALL HEAVEN FIELDS
- BAY PARK
- BERNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
- BRENTWOOD STATE PARK
- CANTIAGUE PARK
- DIAMOND IN THE PINES
- DOWLING COLLEGE
- EISENHOWER PARK A
- FIREMENS FIELD #1 IN RIDGE
- GARDEN CITY COMMUNITY PARK
- HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
- HOLY TRINITY
- MASSAPEQUA HS
- MEDFORD COMPLEX
- MITCHEL FIELD B
- MORICHES COMPLEX
- OCEANSIDE PARK FIELD 1
- PLAINEDGE HS
- PLAINEDGE PARK
- ST. ANTHONY'S
- ST. JOHN'S
- STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY
- WHEATLEY HS
NASSAU COUNTY PARKS -- IMPORTANT INFORMATION!
If you are playing games at any of the Nassau County Parks, Wantagh, Eisenhower, Cantiague and Bay, there is a $10 parking fee imposed by Nassau County for all non-residents. This has nothing to do with Boys of Summer. This is has been in effect for the past two years at all of these venues during tournaments and league play so please be advised that there is a fee for all non-residents. Thank you for your cooperation.
Umpire Dispatcher: 631-772-4645
This number is for same-day game cancellations for teams using their own field ONLY.
This is NOT a rainout information line -- information regarding postponements is posted here on the welcome page of the website as soon as it is available.