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re: Primary/Secondary Player Status, Incl Automatic Enforcement Procedures Added In 2017
posted by Administrator 02/01/2018 10:02:46

Summary Of ENYTB Roster Rules
re: Primary/Secondary Player Status,
Incl Automatic Enforcement Procedures Added In 2017


ENYTB.com performs automated enforcement of virtually all of the rules the league has adopted, including rostering, scheduling, player movement, reschedules and various other team and league administrative f... read more
SUMMARY OF ENYTB ROSTER RULES re: PLAYER MOVEMENT, INCLUDING 2017 REVISIONS
posted by Administrator 01/30/2018 10:01:21

SUMMARY OF ENYTB ROSTER RULES
re: PLAYER MOVEMENT,
INCLUDING 2017 REVISIONS


ENYTB’s Player Movement System: What Are The Moving Parts; and, How It Works

Prior to 2013, ENYTB, like most leagues, used a ... read more
Over-Aged Players: Restrictions On Number & Use
posted by Administrator 01/30/2018 09:01:33

Summary of ENYTB Roster Rules
re: Over-Aged Players: Restrictions On Number & Use,
Including 2018 Revisions

Several years ago, ENYTB began allowing teams to roster a limited number of "over-aged" players.

DEFINITION: Any player whose official baseball age is one year greater than his team's registered age level is referred to as an over-aged player. Such teams are marked with a "+" and are referred to as plus teams.

NOTE: A player's official baseball age in any year is his age on APR 30 of that year.

IMPORTANT: The intent of allowing teams to use over-aged players is to help organizations have enough players to form viable travel teams. Anyone using these rules contrary to their intention i.e., to stack their roster to build a powerhouse team or otherwise gain a competitive advantage shall lose the right to have over-aged players.

There are three restrictions on the use of over-aged players. They are:

1 - Over-aged players should be of ordinary ability level for that age team.

2 - All teams, regardless of age or competition level shall be limited to a maximum of five (5) over-aged players.

NOTE: In the past ENYTB varied this number by competition level. However, an undesirable consequence of that practice was that teams would rank themselves weaker than they were just to qualify their team for the number of over-aged players on their roster. That did not benefit them or their opponents in terms of playing competitive games. So, beginning with the 2018 spring/summer season, the across the board limit = 5.

3 - Pitching Restrictions On Over-Aged Players.

There are two pitching restrictions applicable to over-aged players. They are:

A - Pitchers are never allowed to pitch from a distance that is less than that associated with their natural age. This means:

i - 11 yos are not allowed to pitch from a distance less than 50'; and,

ii - 13 yos are not allowed to pitch from a distance less than 60'6".

B - For teams registered 13U through 16u, over-aged players are NOT allowed to pitch against teams that are two or more years younger than the pitcher's official baseball age. This means:

i - 15 yos playing on 14+ teams are not allowed to pitch against 13U or 13+ teams;

ii - 16 yos playing on 15+ teams are not allowed to pitch against 14U or 14+ teams; and,

iii - 17 yos playing on 16+ teams are not allowed to pitch against 15U or 15+ teams.

C - There are no pitching restrictions on over-aged players who are 18yo or older.

NOTE: There are no pitching restrictions on over-aged players who are 14 yos and playing on a 13+ team. They are eligible to pitch against 13U and 13+ teams because 13U teams already play 14U teams and the maximum age difference is only one year. And the question of 14yo players on a 13+ pitching against 12U or 12+ teams is moot because 13U/13+ teams are never scheduled to play 12U/12+ teams because of the smaller field size. If a 12U/12+ team chooses to play games against 13U/13+ teams it will be on the 90' diamond and they would play as a double registered 13u team.

What do you give up by being a "+" team?

Plus teams are NOT eligible to compete for competitive berths to sanctioned tournaments based on regular season play. Because of the weak interest in such berths in recent years, beginning 2018, ENYTB no longer offers competitive berths to sanctioned tournaments.

Plus teams are eligible to purchase DBI berths to sanctioned tournaments but they are required to abide by the age restrictions of the sanctioning body for that berth i.e., in most cases (see exceptions at the bottom), the over-aged players will not be age-eligible to play in sanctioned tournaments. The same would be true for any other outside for-pay tournament.

ENYTB Sponsored Tournaments - ENYTB allows over-aged players to play in all its tournaments, including June Madness, July Madness, Super 8 and Last Man Standing tournaments. Over-aged players may play in ENYTB's Fall Classic at Joe Bruno Stadium provided the player is still enrolled in high school.

In large part, ENYTB's "relaxed" age rules have been beneficial to players, teams and ENYTB alike.


Sanctioning Body Age Exceptions:

(A) 18U teams with 12 or more 17 yo players (or younger) shall be eligible for competitive or DBI berths to NABF 17U tournaments, consistent with NABF's player eligibility rules.

(B) Similarly, unlimited teams with 12 or more 22 yo players (or younger) shall be eligible for competitive or DBI berths to NABF 22U tournaments, consistent with NABF's player eligibility rules.

(C) 17u or 18u teams with three of fewer 19 yo players shall be eligible for PONY 18U tournaments, consistent with PONY's player eligibility rules.
What Is A Rule 85 Violation?
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 11:01:18

What Is A Rule 85 Violation?

In general, ENYTB recognizes its members have the freedom to register their teams in whatever leagues they choose with one exception.

As stated in our Constitution and By-Laws (Article XVI, Section 16.2, RULE 85), any team formed by an ENYTB member with players taken from teams owned by other ENYTB me... read more
What Needs Doing Between Activation & The Closing Date For Registration
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 11:01:14

What Needs Doing Between Activation
& The Closing Date For Registration



Once you have renewed your membership for the current year i.e., you have re-activated your club, team(s) and home field(s) with the league, you have completed step 1 in the registration process.

To complete your registration, you have six ad... read more
Last Man Standing Tournament - Open Entry w Open Rosters - All Ages & Skill Levels
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 10:01:22

Last Man Standing Tournament
Open Entry/Open Rosters - All Age/Skill Levels - July 27-30

Looking For A Fun Way To Close Out Your 2018 Summer Baseball Season? ENYTB's Last Man Standing Tournament offers non-stop play in divisions classified according to both age & ability.

This is ENYTB's mot popular event of the year. Last y... read more
New Member Sign-Ups. Re-Activation of Existing Members & What's New In The League For 2018
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 07:01:59

Re-Activation, New Sign-Ups
& What's New In The League For 2018.

Hello everybody and welcome to the new baseball year and ENYTB's 23rd consecutive year of operation.
Procedures for membership renewals and new member sign-ups remain the the same as always. To review:

1 - ... read more
2018 ENYTB BAT RULES
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 07:01:23

2018 ENYTB BAT RULES

Bats make great X-Mas presents. Many are contacting me to see if ENYTB is adopting the new USABAT standard in 2018. Our new bat rules are contained in the league email from late summer 2017, copied below.

To: All ENYTB Teams:

While some baseball sanctioning bodies are adopting the USABat standard p... read more
Closing Dates & Prices For ENYTB Spring/Sumer Registration
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 05:01:10

Closing Dates & Prices
For ENYTB Spring/Summer Registration


Registration Summary - 2018

Ages 9/10.....MAR 15.....$425/per team.....incl June MAdness
Ages 11/12 ...MAR 15.....$475/per team.....incl June Madness
Ages 13/14 ...APR 15 ....$525/per t... read more
13/14 Teams Only - Want To Start Play Early? Join ENYTB's EarlyBird Program!
posted by Administrator 01/29/2018 04:01:59

13/14 Teams Only - Want To Start Play Early?
Join ENYTB's EarlyBird Program!

EARLYBIRD PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
  • All teams aged 13U and 14U are eligible.
  • No charge.
  • Play will begin as early as mid-APR if desired, and end the week before Memorial Day.
  • Play will be Sunday only.
  • Game type
... read more

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