2015 OHSBL Rulebook :: 02-11-2014
The 2015 OHSBL Rulebook is available for download on the Forms web page.
State of Ohio Concussion to play Law :: 02-19-2013
All OHSBL Managers, Coaches and umpires must comply with this law that goes into effect April 26, 2013!!
Use this site to get your free certification. NHFS Free Concussion Course
- Click on the button that says, please login to order. In the window that appears , click to register.
- When your registration is complete you may "order" the free concussion course offered along the left hand side of the page. Continue following prompts. Although it may look like you'll be charged for the course, there is no cost.
- Once you've completed "checkout," you'll be able to take the free online course and print a compliance certificate.
If you want additional information on this law go to Healthy Ohio :: Concussion in Youth Sports: Ohio's Return-to-Play Law
Hello Coaches and Community Leaders!
It’s never too early to think about summer baseball! For those who may not know me, my name is Pat Anderson and I am the State Commissioner for Class EE and Class E Hot Stove Baseball. In these classes, we work a little differently, as these are state-wide classes, as opposed to charter-based. Our scheduling also works differently. Our season starts after June 1 and runs until just before the July 4th weekend. We normally schedule 2 weekday games against local opponents. On weekends, we schedule double-headers. Those weekend double-headers may be either local or from teams outside your local area. We try to limit weekend travel to an hour if at all possible.
Hot Stove Class EE covers ages 15-16 while Class E covers ages 17-18. Our rules tend to be very close to normal high school federation rules, with a few exceptions. Our leagues offer consistent competition and are a great transition from high school baseball.
With the natural attrition of players at the high school level, our teams can be formed from a wider coverage area. Some communities may only have a few players so we allow these communities to combine in order to form teams. We want the boys playing baseball! This may vary slightly from the younger Hot Stove classes, but has proven successful over the last several years. We intend on keeping that spirit alive in 2015!
As stated, our regular season starts after June 1, to accommodate the high school season. We schedule approximately 16 regular season games, with 2 games on weekdays and a double-header on either Saturday or Sunday. All teams are then entered into the Ohio Hot Stove State Tournament. Our tournament format is double-elimination until we are down to the final 4 teams. The final 4 teams then complete in single elimination in Alliance on July 25th with the winners advancing to the State Championship games on July 26th. Additional details will be given out closer to that time. The cost for each team is $345.00. That covers your league fees and insurance. The only costs beyond that are uniforms and umpires (which are $50 per team, per game.)
Since Class EE and E are state-wide, we construct the season schedule as an entire state. In order to do this, we ask each team to complete a pre-season survey. This is the only way your team gets scheduled! We realize that there may be dates when teams are unavailable due to graduations and other events, so this survey also allows us to schedule around those dates. We also use this survey to determine local (weekday) schedules that limit travel. In addition, considerations on weekend double-headers can be voiced. Some teams may not want to travel on weekends while others may like to play teams outside their local area. All of these factors are taken into consideration to ensure the maximum amount of games.
I have copied the Class EE and E managers from last season, as well as Class FF and F managers and community personnel directors on this message. Some folks think that Hot Stove stops after age 14, but it doesn’t… it’s only just begun! If you would like to enter a team for either class in 2015, I would ask that you please complete a survey by May 1, 2015. This will enable ample time to compile the results and craft a proper schedule. If you are no longer involved with your respective program, please forward this message to the appropriate person. If you are a community leader, please pass this information on to your prospective coaches. If you have individual players that would like to play but don’t have enough to form a team, please forward their contact information to me (i.e. name, address, phone, DOB.) Their information will be passed onto a local area and every effort will be made to place them on a team. Once surveys are compiled, we will host a centrally-located meeting in mid-May to distribute schedules and rulebooks. The only other meeting we will have after that will be our tournament draw, tentatively slated for June 28, 2015. If you have any questions at any time, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Once again, thank you for your dedication over the years and I look forward to a great 2015 season!
(Current information, as well as the survey, can be found at http://www.loraincountyhotstove.com)
State Commissioner, Class EE and Class E
State Executive Committee, Ohio Hot Stove Baseball