As stated in Article I of this
Constitution, the purpose of the League is to increase participation in amateur
youth baseball by making membership available to all who qualify under the
rules of the League. If all new members were limited to franchises,
participation in the League, particularly in the older age divisions, would be
unduly limited. To encourage participation in the older age divisions, the
League established a “Limited Franchise” membership.
Anyone with a team or teams, 16U and older, is eligible for a Limited Franchise
membership provided his roster does not include any league protected players.
To be eligible to register teams in the
League’s lower age divisions, 15U and younger, limited franchise members would
need to qualify under other ENYTB’s other membership options such as franchise,
co-franchise or sub-franchise.
13.2 General Participation Rights
The limited franchise member is granted the right to participate in the older
age divisions of the League, from 16U and upwards, and to register an unlimited
number of teams in each.
Should a limited franchise member abandon
its membership from one year to the next, all teams owned by said limited
franchise member would be eligible to continue in the League under their own
limited franchise membership, provided they are in good standing with the
13.3 Franchise Area Rights
Limited Franchise members have no franchise
13.4 Player Rights
See Article XVI for a comprehensive discussion of member’s rights to
ENYTB is open competitive at age 16 and up for non-roster players i.e., there
are no player residency restrictions.
Limited Franchise members may sign players
regardless of their place of residence, provided they either did not play in
the League in the previous year for a still active ENYTB team or they were
The roster of a limited franchise member is protected within the League from
one year to the next.
13.5 Player Releases
By Rule 38, each limited franchise member
has the exclusive power to grant releases to its own protected players. Note:
Since there are no player residency restrictions in the older age divisions,
there are no restricted players.