In grade 7th/8th/9th baseball, pitchers throw from 54’ and base paths are set at 80’. Ninth graders may participate if they are not on a high school roster, but are restricted from pitching. In a league with Allendale, Waldwick, Midland Park and Upper Saddle River, teams will play a 12-14 game regular season schedule followed by single-elimination playoffs. The season will end with the championship game on the weekend prior to the end of the school year. Teams are formed in late February through a balanced player draft. Every effort is made to ensure that teams are at equal strength prior to the start of the season. Players will be playing in a minimum of two games per week, including every Saturday. Practices are often scheduled as well at the option of the coaches.
Players are furnished with a uniform consisting of a hat, jersey and socks. Players provide their own pants and may wear plastic cleats or sneakers; metal spikes are not allowed.