Player Information

Since 1925, The American Legion has sponsored a nationwide youth baseball program.  During these past seven decades, millions of young people have enjoyed playing this sport.  Each year, Legionnaires raise millions of dollars for players to help them learn the importance of teamwork, discipline, leadership and good sportsmanship.  They sponsor The American Legion Baseball Program to give players an opportunity to develop their skills, personal fitness, leadership qualities …. and to have fun!

a How to start an American Legion Baseball Team

Anyone interested in playing or forming an American Legion Baseball team must contact their local American Legion Post (locate the address through the phone book white pages) or by calling the Department (State) Baseball Chairman.   

In Illinois, the chairman is Mr. Donald Wallis of Belleville, (618) 397-0292. Donald will be able to provide you with a list of addresses and phone numbers of local American Legion teams in your area.  He can also provide a new team packet which includes a copy of the state and national rules, insurance information and registration forms.


American Legion Baseball Rules


You should have a working knowledge of the most current National and State Baseball Rule Books. Also you need to have understanding of the current Official Rules of Major League Baseball as published by Triumph Books Inc

   Coach Background Check for American Legion Baseball

The American Legion is now mandating background checks for all volunteer coaches for American Legion Baseball. Please click here or the Protect Youth Sports logo above to start the background check process.