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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 PLAYER RELEASE SYSTEM to regulate player movement inside the league. This system proved to be unfair, inefficient and generally inadequate. Parents were offended by the process and the league was spending an inordinate amount of time advising parties on both sides of such transactions. In recognition of these problems and shortcomings, ENYTB designed and implemented a new system for regulating intra-league player movement called the RFA Cap & Credit System. That system, along with all modifications thereto since, shall be presented below.

For purposes of regulating intra-league player movement, ENYTB separates players into two groups: Unrestricted Free Agents (UFA) and Restricted Free Agents (RFA).

UFA .... Prior to ever participating in ENYTB, players are classified as UFA and thus are free to begin participating in the league by playing for any ENYTB team the player has a mutual agreement with. ENYTB teams are allowed to add such players to their roster w/o restriction.

RFA .... Once a player begins league participation by agreeing to play for an active ENYTB team, that team places the player on its official ENYTB roster with a designation of “primary” (more on primary/secondary below) and his league status instantly changes from UFA to RFA.

RFA Restrictions ....

(A) YEAR 1 .... Once a player joins an ENYTB team on a primary basis he can NOT change primary teams again in the current season except for special circumstance e.g., the player appeared in fewer than three games and the player's club agrees to cancel the player transaction.

(B) Year 2 or Later .... ENYTB regulates RFA player movement among its clubs by (a) imposing various limits on its member teams as to how many RFA it may add to its roster in total in a given year as well as by (b) various head-to-head (H2H) limits between teams e.g., how many RFA it may take from the same team in a given year as well as over the team’s entire lifetime.

Each team is given a fixed number of RFA credits at the start of each new league year depending on its club status e.g., teams owned by franchise members get more RFA credits than teams owned by non-franchise members. Teams also can earn BONUS credits depending on the number of UFA they add to their roster in the same year. H2H limits are the same for all teams.

Thus, ENYTB members are allowed to “take” a limited number of players from the rosters of other ENYTB teams (the ENYTB player pool) w/o permission from the league or the player's current primary team, provided two conditions are met:

1 – First, the player and/or his family has agreed with the acquiring team as to the player transaction (change of teams); and,

2 – Second, the acquiring team has the necessary RFA credits and cap space to process the transaction according to the league's rules.

To acquire an RFA, the acquiring team must possess at least one unused RFA credit and it must not have exhausted its head-to-head limit vis a vis the player’s existing primary team. Each team's RFA CAP INFO can be viewed at:

→ LEAGUE PLAY → RFA Cap Info → RFA Cap Space - By Team


COMPENSATION FOR TEAMS THAT LOSE PLAYERS TO OTHER ENYTB TEAMS

When a team loses an RFA to another ENYTB team it is awarded a "compensatory" RFA credit. When a player goes directly from active status for team A to active status for team B, w/o delay, the process is sufficient.

Many players, however, don't go directly from one team to another. Instead, they go from (1) active status for team A to (2) INACTIVE status to (3) active status for team B.

In such cases, to ensure that Team A gets compensated for its loss, such players are placed on a team's "DNR" (Did Not Report) list. DNR is an inactive category. Players remain on a team's DNR list until they sign with another ENYTB team or two years have expired, whichever happens first. Thus, a team's DNR list preserves its right to compensation for two years. After that time, the player is returned to the UFA player pool.

NOTE re: Primary/Secondary Player Status

Thus far, we have described the process whereby players move between teams on a primary basis. ENYTB also allows players to play for multiple ENYTB teams provided the teams are in different age divisions. The first ENYTB team the player joins is labeled his primary team and all others are referred to as his secondary teams. In the event of conflicts between the primary team and any of the player’s secondary teams, the player is obligated to meet the requirements of his primary team first. In such situations, upon request from the player, the player’s primary team is free to agree to let the player play for his secondary team on specific occasions when conflicts exist if it so wishes.


ADDITIONAL WRINKLES TO RFA CAP & CREDIT SYSTEM

Before listing the specific numerical rules that comprise ENYTB’s RFA CAP & CREDIT SYSTEM for allowing player movement, a few wrinkles and/or exceptions to the system should be noted:

1 – By definition, all players participating in the Diamond (Elite) level = UFA. Such players are free to move between Elite teams w/o use of RFA credits or limit. These players are also treated as UFA for purposes of moving to non-Elite teams.

2 – By definition, all players on ENYTB teams from prior years that are discontinued in the league (dead teams) = UFA.

3 – ENYTB has adopted a so-called Franchise Player Exemption (FPE). The FPE gives favorable treatment to franchise members in regards to players residing in their primary franchise area i.e., the FPE allows players to move to a team owned by a club from their home school district w/o counting against the acquiring team’s RFA credits or regular H2H limits. The FPE, however, has its own H2H Limits = one per year with every other ENYTB team and three lifetime.

4 – DNR DESIGNATION .... Except for their first season with a new team, ENYTB allows all ACTIVE players (RFA) to move from one club to another up until the league deadline for such movement, usually MAR1/APR1, depending on team age. However, if a player ceases to be active, regardless of reason, it is the responsibility of the player’s existing club to immediately place the player on its DNR list via its roster. This action will accomplish three important things:

i - it will prevent the player from being eligible to join another ENYTB team on a secondary basis (and thereby bypassing the league’s player movement restrictions and preventing the player's primary team from receiving compensation for its player loss;

ii - it will allow the player to change teams provided he has not already done so in the same season; and,

iii - it will preserve the primary team’s right to compensation should the player subsequently join another ENYTB team on a primary basis at a later date.

NOTE: Once placed on a team’s DNR list, the player shall remain an RFA of that team for a period of two years or until they sign with another ENYTB team. At the end of this two year period, if the player has not moved on to another ENYTB team, the player is automatically dropped from the team’s DNR list and reclassified as an UFA.

5 – Bonus RFA credits – For any given year, every UFA you add to your roster in excess of the original amount of RFA base credits your team started the year with, your team is automatically awarded one bonus RFA credit. Example: Teams owned by franchise clubs currently receive two base RFA credits at the start of the new league year (AUG 1). Assume your team adds four UFA in the current season. Your team would earn a bonus of two RFA credits (4-2=2) i.e., # of UFA added less base credits received = team's RFA credit bonus.

6 – You receive a compensatory RFA credit for every RFA you lose to another ENYTB team (Active or DNR). These credits, if not used in the current year, perpetually carry over from one year to the next until used. When a team uses an RFA credit, the system takes the credit from this category if and only if a team has used up all of its non-compensatory credits.

7 – After MAR 1/APR 1, depending onm team age, RFA credits cannot be used on ACTIVE players. So teams should exercise their RFA credits before these dates whever possible. After these dates, RFA credits can be used on DNR (INACTIVE) players only. Teams can voluntarily switch a player to DNR status after APR 1 to accommodate a player’s desire to play for another club if they wish to do so, but they don’t have to unless they were informed by the player or his family prior to these dates that the player would not be coming back.

8 - Sibling Exemption - When two or more sibling players play for the same team, they shall count as one for purposes of player movement. Example: Team A has three RFA credits and an H2H = 0 with Team B. There are three sibling pairs playing for team B and they all want to leave Team B to play for team A. They would count as 3 RFA total in terms of both the overall credits required as well as for the H2H limit between any two teams. Thus, all six players in this example, could move from team B to team A under ENYTB's player movement rules. Were siblings not involved, the H2H limit = 3 regardless of how many overall RFA credits any team has.

LEAGUE PHILOSOPHY re: COMPETITION FOR PLAYERS

ENYTB recognizes that its members are in competition with each other for players as well as with baseball teams from outside our league and with other sports and activities. It also embraces the reality that if a team is losing all its players to other teams in the league, or elsewhere, it probably isn't doing a good job running its team. Were the league to block player movement altogether, we would, in many cases, only be enabling those who run their club badly. That would not be good for anyone except those doing the poor job of running their club. In the end, it would drive players from baseball and from our league. That is not something any of us want to see happen.

Instead, ENYTB has developed and adopted a very flexible system of regulating player movement via team specific limits. This system allows players to change teams every year if they wish, w/o permission from this league or their current team. Except for the requirement that a player can NOT change primary teams more than once per year, the system does not restrict player movement per se. The system imposes restrictions only on teams. Players can move to any team they wish as long as that team has not used up all its RFA credits and other limits. This system is fair because it treats everyone the same. It also gives ENYTB members a strong incentive to upgrade their programs as much as possible in order to be successful in attracting and retaining players. What it doesn’t allow, is for unlimited numbers of players to coordinate in the process of leaving one team to join another team as a group. That would be predatory and destructive to our members and to the league and is outlawed by the rules below.

ENYTB Rules re: RFA & CAP CREDIT SYSTEM

I Franchise Members

A. Annual Base Credits

i. Existing Teams = 2 per year
ii. New Teams
............................Existing Club = 5 per year
............................1st year Club = 3 per year

B. Annual Compensatory Credits

1 for 1 based on # of RFA players (Active or Inactive) lost to other ENYTB teams.

C. Earned Bonus Credits

Sum of all UFA added by team in current year less the team’s annual base credit (A above).

D. Hardship Credit

Any team that loses its viability because of an abnormally high level of player movement under these rules or other factors may request additional RFA credits from the league. Where deemed reasonable and appropriate, such credits shall be granted.

E. Head-to-head limits vis a vis other individual ENYTB teams

i. Annual Limit = 3
ii. Lifetime Limit = 3

F. Franchise Player Exemptions Allowances (FPE)

These apply to players residing in a club’s primary franchise area but playing for another ENYTB member club.

i. Lifetime Limit = 3
ii. H2H Limit = 1 per year. (NEW in 2017)


II Non-Franchise Members

A. Annual Base Credits

i. Existing Teams = 1 per year
ii. New Teams
............................Existing Club = 5 per year
............................1st year Club = 3 per year

B. Annual Compensatory Credits

1 for 1 based on # of RFA players (Active or Inactive) lost to other ENYTB teams.

C. Earned Bonus Credits

Sum of all UFA added by team in current year less the team’s annual base credit (A above).

D. Hardship Credit

Any team that loses its viability because of player movement under these rules of other factors may request additional RFA credits from the league. Where deemed reasonable and appropriate by the league, such credits shall be granted.

E. Head to head limits vis a vis any individual ENYTB team
i. Annual Limit = 3
ii. Lifetime Limit = 3

F. Franchise Player Exemptions Allowances

NOT applicable to non-franchise members.
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 r... read more
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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