*Rule 9. E. ALB Risk Management Policy. Per NEC Resolution No. 17 October 2023, all adult participants (coaches, managers, umpires, volunteers and players, 18 years of age or older) are required by Public Law 115-126 to have adult abuse awareness training and background checks to be eligible to participate in national tournaments and baseball programs hosted by The American Legion.
The American Legion Baseball program is one of the many youth programs sponsored by The American Legion. As a group of wartime veterans, Legionnaires recognize the importance of community service and youth programs for the young people of this country to develop their leadership talents.
Each year, nearly 100,000 players on 5,400 teams are given the opportunity to learn leadership, teamwork and the importance of sportsmanship. Over eleven million dollars is raised each year by Legionnaires to assist these American Legion Baseball teams.
The American Legion is very proud of its Baseball program. Hundreds of thousands of players have earned college scholarships. Several thousand have had the opportunity to play baseball professionally. A more important figure is that over 10 million baseball players have played and enjoyed the game for the past seven decades, thanks to all of our American Legion volunteers.