Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Website Ads For Players/Public Troyout Announcemen
- Players can view ads of ENYTB travel teams
- Non-ENYTB players can view PLAYER WANTED ads posted by ENYTB travel teams and/or make their availability known to ENYTB teams.
The Premier Travel League In Eastern Upstate NY
- ENYTB = Travel Baseball The Way You Want It: FLEXIBLE + COMPETITIVELY BALANCED + ECONOMICAL + ABUNDANT TOURNAMENT OPPORTUNITIES
- How Do League Participants Retrieve Their Own Password?
- How Do League Participants Change Their Password?
- I'm a manager/coach, why does the website say I have player level read only access?
- I have a new email address. How do I changeover?
- Club GMs - How to find passwords for your managers, coaches and contact persons?
- Club GMs - How to verify whether a person in your organization has a working log-in.
- Why is the website blocking my access to contact info for my oponents via my online schedule?
- Club GMs - How to add/change team level persons so that they have passwords?
- How Do Club Reps and/or Team Managers Add Their Coaches And Team Contact Persons To Their Team Directory?
- Club GMs - How to authorize other persons to have club level access?
REGISTRATION IS AS SIMPLE AS 1-2-3!
What's New This Year (in the League)?
- What is the Name of the League and What Services Does it Provide?
- How do I start a team in the league and what are the basics I need to know?
- Do I need to have a home field? What if I don't have one?
- Does the league schedule umpires? Who pays for the umpires, the league?
- Who Is Responsible For Supplying Baseballs For Games? Is It The League?
Approximate Cost Of Fielding A Travel Team
- How much does it generally cost to field a travel team?
- What are the costs for ENYTB membership alone?
- Can Teams Purchase Insurance Through ENYTB?
Annual Timeline - ENYTB Participation
Annual Informational Meetings
- What Is The League Policy Towards Attendance At Informational Meetings And Contacting The League Office For Assistance?
- What kind of meetings are these?
- How are the meetings organized?
- Are The Winter Meetings Open To Non-members?
- When Are The Winter Informational Meetings Held?
- How will we know exactly where and when these meetings will be held.
New Member Orientation
- Getting Started
- Reasons For ENYTB Membership
- Organizational Structure
- ENYTB Historical Timeline
- A Quick Summary/Overview Of ENYTB Program!
- Overview Of enytb.com
The Club GM
Team Registration Part I - Team Activation
- What is it?
- What is the difference between a club and a team?
- Who activates a club and its teams?
- When does club/team activation begin/end?
- Is there a connection between club/team activation and player protection?
- ***What Do I Need To Do To Activate My Club/Teams?
Team Registration Part II - Your Purchase
- Summary: Step-By-Step Team Registration Instructions
- How much do I owe?
- Column 1 - Where and what is my online team registration form?
- MANDATORY - Team Registration Form
- Make Checks Payable To ENYTB and Send Here.....
- Payment In Full Is Due NO LATER Than The Close Of Registration
Team Registration - Part III - Other
- What documents (hardcopy or electronic) must I provide the league before my team is eligible to play?
- Who do I send my paperwork to?
- Column 2 - Evidence Of Team Insurance
- Columns 3 & 4 - Providing/Verifying Scheduling Inputs
- Evidence Of Player's DOB
- Columns 8 & 9 - All League Participants Must Be Fully Identified On The Website, Including Managers, Coaches, Team Contact Persons and Players
- Column 10 - All league players must be entered to their team's online roster before being allowed to participate in a league game.
- Column 11 - Over-Aged Players On ENYTB Regular Season Roster
- Column 9 - All league players must be entered to their team's online roster BEFORE they appear in a game.
Loopholes On Age Eligibility
- Pitching Restrictions On Over-Aged Players
- Age Loopholes Allowed By The Various Sanctioning Bodies
- Sanctioned ENYTB Teams - Also Can Take Advantage of ENYTB's Age Eligibility Loophole For Regular Season Play But That Will Limit Them To Sanctioned Tournament Berth Awards From The June Madness Tournament Alone
Fines & Security Deposits
Paid Advertising - enytb.com
- Available To Businesses/Non-Profits - Full Page Ads On ENYTB Home Page (Pop-Up/Collapsible)
- Tournaments - Members/Non-members - Advertising Package W or W/o Full Tournament Management/Display Service
- Targeted Email Blasts To The Baseball Community Over A Wide Area
Free Ads on enytb.com (Members Only)
- Banner Ads
- Team Ads For Players and/or Public Tryouts
- Member Clubs - Post Your Own Tournament Ads For Free
- How Do I Get My Logo To Appear On My Ads, Game Reports and Lineup Cards etc.
- Game Board Ads - For Teams Seeking Pick-Up Games
Placing/Finding Team Ads For Pick-Up Games
- What To Do If Your Opponent Can't Play But You Still Want To Play Or If You Just Want More Games
- Once the schedule is set, how do I use the website to find opponents for additional games, including on dates my opponent canceled and make-up dates?
League Playing Rules
Composite Metal Bat Restrictions
Sanctioned Post-Season Play - What is it?
- Sanctioned National Championship Tournament Series (NCTS)
- A Quick Summary/Overview Of ENYTB Tournament Registartion Options
- Sanctioned Tournament Availability Via ENYTB
- What are the benefits of being in a League that affiliates with multiple sanctioning bodies?
- What is the ala carte cost of registering for sanctioned tournament eligibility?
- How does a team qualify for a playoff berth in a particular sanctioning e.g., AABC, NABF, ECTB or PONY?
- Can Teams Win Berths To More Than One Sanctioned NCTS?
- When a team qualifies for NCTS berths under two or more sanctionings - how is the selection order determined?
- What Is The distribution Of Team Registrations By Sanctioning Type?
- What Sanctioned NCTS Is Best?
Last Man Standing Tournaments - What Are They?
Online Roster Management System (ORMS)
- What is ORMS?
- Everything you need to know about ENYTB's ONLINE ROSTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
- Do you have a more detailed explanation of ORMS?
- Player Eligibility Criteria - ENYTB Regular Season Play
- Player Eligibility Criteria - NABF
- Player Eligibility Criteria - AABC
- Player Eligibility Criteria - PONY
- Player Eligibility Criteria - ECTB
Roster Management Protocols
- How To Determine a Player's Official Baseball Age
- Is there a deadline for adding new players to my ENYTB roster for the regular season?
- Can a player be on the ENYTB roster of more than one ENYTB team at the same time?
- Can players be transferred from one team to another in the same club?
- Do I need to establish separate REGULAR SEASON ROSTERS for each sanctioning body?
- Do I need to establish separate TOURNAMENT ROSTERS for each sanctioning body my team is registered with?
- Roster Deadlines and Player Limits Imposed By Sanctioning Bodies For Tournament Play
- Columns 12 thru 15 - How To Set-Up Your Sanctioned Rosters
How ENYTB Regulates Player Movement Between Teams
- Why Voluntary Release Systems Are Doomed To Fail
- Effective 2013 Season - ENYTB Adopts Team Player Caps To Regulate The Extent To Which Teams Can Take Players From Their Fellow Members
- OVERVIEW OF ENYTB CAP SYSTEM FOR REGULATING INTRA-LEAGUE PLAYER MOVEMENT
- ENYTB Player Classification
- TEAM CAPS (RFA CREDITS)
- RFA EXEMPTIONS
- Limited Members - Restricted Applicability Of RFA Credits
- Intra-Club Transfer Rules
FINDING UFAs Via enytb.com
- Unrestricted Free Agent Board - Actively Seeking A Team
- Search For Former ENYTB Players By Age, Residence and Position Played
- How To Get UFA Contact Info
Customized Scheduling - 101
- CUSTOMIZED SCHEDULING
- Why Does ENYTB Separate Team Availability (TA) From Home Field Availability (HFA)?
- Scheduling Inputs - General Description
- TEAM AVAILABILITY INPUTS
- HOME FIELD AVAILABILITY INPUTS
- Scheduling Inputs: Strength-Of-Schedule (SoS) Preferences
- How To Confirm (E-VERIFY) The ACCURACY Of Your Team Availability Calendar
- How To CONFIRM/E-VERIFY Field Availability
- When does the ENYTB spring/summer season start? end?
- What is the minimum number of league games required to be eligible for sanctioned and/or members only tournament play?
- How many games can the league guarantee a team?
- When can teams expect to get their schedule?
- Where can I find my team schedule?
- How do I use Self-Scheduler? [VIDEO]
How To Transact a SCHEDULE CHANGE
- ENYTB's Reschedule Functions - What Are They and What Do They Allow Me To Do?
- Change Innings/Number of Games As Well As Time Curfews and Mercy Rules in 9 INN Games
- Change Of Schedule Transaction - General Framework
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - Administrative Cancellation (AC)
- UNPLAYED LOCAL GAMES --> What you must do TO AVOID FORFEIT FINES.
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - Non-Weather Postponement (NWP)
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - No Harm/No Foul/Cancellation (NH/NF/C)
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - Cancellation Due To Forfeit - Rules & Fines
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - PASSED GAMES - RULES & FINES
- Change-Of-Schedule Transaction - HOME TEAM ONLY
- My Opponent Canceled Late (Inside Of 3 Days) or Did Not Show Up To Play Me As Scheduled - How do I collect reimbursement for my unavoidable game costs?
PROTOCOLS FOR SCHEDULE CHANGES
- Basic 5-STEP Protocol For All Discretionary Schedule Changes
- Read Me First!
- Am I Required By League Rule To Keep My Online Schedule Updated Throughout The Season?
- Why Is There No Print Function For My Schedule?
- Grace Period For Reschedules
- Quickie Overview Of What To Do Depending On The Situation
- Time or Field Has Changed, But Date Remains The Same
- Weather Postponement Declarations - Situations where recent bad weather or other natural forces beyond the control of the home team have resulted in unplayable field/game conditions.
- Non-Weather Postponement Requests - Applicable to situations where one team knows in advance that it won't be able to play the game as currently scheduled.
- Forfeit Declarations
- No Harm/No Foul Cancellations
- Game was suspended and will be continued at a later date
- Forfeit Declarations; and,
- My team can't play and I am requesting a Non-Playing Forfeit.
- Go to applicable game on your online schedule
- click the Update Game Status link
- then click Forfeit Declarations; and,
- click My opponent can't play and has informed me he has forfeited but as yet, he has not updated the website to indicate that he has forfeited this game.
- Can I Add Games To My Online Schedule?
- PASSED Games - What are they?
- Are Home Teams Allowed To Change The Starting Time By Two Hours Or Less w/o Permission From Their Opponent?
- Weather-Related Postponements - Incl Threat Of Bad Weather As Opposed To Actual Bad Weather
- Weather Postponements, Make-Up Games and IMPASSEs
- Discretionary Postponements i.e., games postponed not because of bad weather but because one team is unable to play as scheduled.
- No Harm/No Foul Cancellations and Forfeits
- One game of a doubleheader was completed but not the other, how do I record this on my schedule?
Update Game Status
As noted in the overview FAQ, each change in game status must be agreed to by opponent via person-to-person communication (phone and/or email) BEFORE the change is entered to the website. Once the change has been agreed to by your opponent, the team initiating the change should IMMEDIATELY update its online schedule accordingly via the Update Game Status link. Sometimes agreement can not be reached. For example, teams have the right not to grant non-weather postponements. If your request for a non-weather postponement is denied, you must inform your opponent whether you will play the game or not, as scheduled. If not, then you must go to the website and Forfeit the game. Weather postponements are treated differently. When two teams can't agree on a make-up game, one of them must enter an IMPASSE before seven days are out. This will trigger an intervention by league ADMIN to determine whether there is a make-up date available that is fair to both teams.
When the Update Game Status link is first clicked, the user is offered a menu of six "updating" actions:
Below is a list responsibilities and useful things to know about the general subject of your online schedule and keeping it up to date at all times. In addition, each of the six Game Status changes identified above will be reviewed. There are other FAQ that give even more specific detail on these six functions for updating the status of a game. Those FAQ follow this one.
(1) CONFIRM SCHEDULED GAMES - All games should be confirmed by the home team a week in advance. If the visiting team has not been contacted by the home team, it should call the home team to confirm the game.
(2) Protocol for postponements because of unplayable field conditions due to ACTUAL weather conditions (not forecast of bad weather):
(a) If the decision is made in advance of the visiting team's arrival, the home team must inform the visiting team as soon as the decision to postpone is made.
NOTE: If the home team acts irresponsibly and fails to inform the visiting team as soon as it knows the game(s) can't be played due to weather, the League reserves the right to grant a forfeit win(s) to the visiting team or require the game(s) be rescheduled at the visiting team's home field and/or fine the home team.
(i)Any weather postponement must be entered on the website within 24 hours of the actual postponement (the sooner the better as all affected parties receive an auto-email notice);
(ii) Both teams must agree to a reschedule date/time/place within 7 days AND enter the make-up game (reschedule of the postponed game) on the website.
NOTE: Failure to abide by provision (ii) above shall result in a PASSED game. There is no penalty for PASSED games. PASSED games do not need to be made-up. PASSED games can be rescheduled via the ADD GAME function if both teams agree to do so.
(b) If the visiting team has not been contacted by the home team but has considerable doubt about the weather, it should contact the home team but there is no penalty for not doing so.
(c) If the visiting team is not informed by the home team that the game is actually postponed, and the visiting team fails to show up to play as scheduled, by rule, the game is recorded as a non-playing forfeit loss for the visiting team and the visiting team is responsible for all unavoidable and actually incurred game costs (umpires, field rentals etc.).
(3) Discretionary Postponements i.e., Non-Weather-Related
Definition: Postponements by mutual agreement not having to do with weather or field conditions are termed discretionary postponements.
(a) Except for weather-related postponements discussed in (2) above, games can NOT be postponed without the mutual consent of both team managers. Other than during the "grace period" immediately following the official release of the League schedules, teams are under NO obligation to grant another team a discretionary postponement, hence, the name discretionary.
Teams are even encouraged by the League not to grant discretionary postponements with less than a 7 day advance notice and only then if rescheduling would not cause them a hardship. The 7 day notice is intended to discourage teams from providing late notification.
Even requests with 7 or more day advance notification are at the sole discretion of the team receiving the request. The later it is in the season, the more difficult it may be to grant such requests.
(b) When both teams agree to a discretionary postponement:
It is strongly recommended the reschedule date/time and field be agreed to in writing BEFORE a team grants another team a discretionary postponement. As explained below, any team team that grants another team a discretionary postponement assumes equal liability if that game remains unscheduled for 7 days i.e., NO more "free" forfeits of discretionary postponements to team A because the game doesn't matter to team B.
(i) provisions 2-a-i through 2-a-ii above continue to apply, including penalties; and,
(ii) all the above rules shall also apply to subsequent requests to postpone the same game i.e., just because you agreed to a discretionary request once, does not obligate you to agree to a second request on the same yet to be played game.
Should there not be agreement to postpone a game, that game must either be played as scheduled or forfeited by the team unable to play.
A forfeiting team must inform its opponent that it is forfeiting the game as soon as possible. The forfeiting team then must go to its online schedule and officially forfeit the game via the Update Game Status link by selecting:
If your opponent has informed you that he is forfeiting to you but has not entered it to the website, you may do so, as follows:
For all non-playing forfeits, the forfeiting team shall be penalized as follows:
(a) If the offending team is the away team, it must reimburse the home team within 72 hours for any unavoidable game expense actually incurred by the home team e.g., umpire fees and/or field rental fees.
(b) The offending team shall also pay the League a fine for each non-playing forfeit, due within 72 hours following the non-playing forfeit. This fine shall be progressive in $50 increments. The fine for the first two forfeits is suspended for teams that provide their opponents with more than three days notice of the forfeit.
(c) A team's 5th non-playing forfeit shall disqualify it from eligibility for a league berth in any post-season sanctioned tournament that it would be otherwise eligible for.
(d) The 6th overall non-playing forfeit by any team may result in the team's suspension from the League.
(5) Un-played Games
SCENARIO: The regular seasons ends and a team still has one or more games to play that would ordinarily count in the STANDINGS.
The standings are final and NEITHER team gets a win or a loss for any game that remains un-played after the official end of the regular season.
(6) Knockout Rules and Fines For non-playing Forfeits i.e., loss of sanctioned tournament eligibility.
To reiterate, any team that has five non-playing forfeit losses shall be ineligible to receive a sanctioned tournament berth. Any team with six or more non-playing forfeit losses may be suspended from the League. Each non-playing forfeit loss also incurs a League fine that is progressive in $50 increments, payable to the League within 72 hours of the forfeited game. The fine for the first two forfeits is suspended if notice of more than three days is provided.
Schedule Management Protocols
- Schedule Management 101 - Rules For Schedule Changes & Updates
- Summary Of Penalties/Fines For Non-Playing Forfeits and Passed Games
- Quick Guide re: Weather Postponements (Subject To League Verification)
- Quick Guide re: Rescheduling Weather Posponed Games (Agreement Required)
- Quick Guide re: Declaring An Impasse (Approval Not Required)
- Quick Guide re: Requesting A Non-Weather Postponement (Discretionary Change - Must Include Make-Up)
- Quick Guide re: Replying To A Request For A Non-Weather Postponement (Discretionary Change)
- Quick Guide re: Replying To A Non-Weather Postponement Request That Has Been Declined (Discretionary Change)
- Quick Guide re: Requesting a No Harm/No Foul Cancellation (Discretionary Change)
- Quick Guide re: Replying To A Request For A No Harm/No Foul Cancellation (Discretionary Change)
- Quick Guide re: Replying To A No Harm/No Foul Cancelation Request That Has Been Declined (Discretionary Change)
- Quick Guide re: Changing Fields (Approval Not Required)
- Quick Guide re: PASSED Games
- Quick Guide re: Suspend Game
- Quick Guide re: Continue Suspended Game
- Quick Guide re: Change Start Time
- Quick Guide re: Change Innings/Number of Games
- Quick Guide re: I Am Forfeiting
- Quick Guide re: My Opponent Has Forfeited
- What are STANDINGS used for?
- New STANDINGS Methodology - Adopted Beginning 2009 Season & Refined For 2010
- What is SoS and How Is It Calculated?
- How are STANDINGS computed?
- If I Use "ADD GAME" To Add A Game To My Online Schedule Does It Count In The STANDINGS?
- How are ties factored into a team's win/loss percentage?
- Which games count in the STANDINGS i.e., for tournament qualification?
- Is there a limit to how many games count between the same two teams?
- enytb.co Automatically tracks TQG When Non-Flex STANDINGS Used
- ENYTB STANDINGS Tie-Breaker Rules
- How Do Berths Get Awarded?
After You Have Won A Berth To A Sanctioned NCTS
- Required Credentials For PONY Tournament Play
- Required Credentials for AABC Tournament Play
- Required Credentials For NABF Tournament Play
- Required Credentials For ECTB Tournament Play
- Tournament & Lodging Information
- Tournament Patches
- Do Coaches Need To Be In Full Uniform For Sanctioned Tournament Play?
- Will I Need To Provide Evidence of DOB For My Players?
- Will I Need To Provide Evidence Of Team Insurance?
- Will I Need To Provide Evidence My Players Played In A Certain Number Of Games?
- Do I Need To Have My Tournament Roster Certified By An Official ENYTB Representative?
- PONY Teams Only - Record Of Innings Pitched & Medical Release
- Roster Deadlines and Player Limits Imposed By Sanctioning Bodies For Tournament Play
- Read This Before Drafting Any Player
- NYTB Policy re: Drafting Players From Other ENYTB Teams For Sanctioned Tournaments
- Drafting Rules For Each Sanctioning Body
- When/How Does ENYTB Conduct The Draft?
- Sanctioned Tournament Playing Rules
- Why does the league require that all league participants be identified in the system?
- How do I enter my contact info?
- I have a new email address. How do I changeover?
- How do I find my opponent's contact info?
- Why can't I obtain contact info for my opponents from my schedule?
- How do I obtain field directions for my AWAY games?
How Do I Change My Email Preferences
How Do I Enter My Scores
- Who Enters The Score - Home or Away Team, Winning or Losing Team?
- How To Enter A Score For Any Game Officially Completed As Scheduled
- How To Enter A Score When Game Is Suspended
- How Do I "Split" A Doubleheader Into Two Single Games?
- How to change a wrong score?
Lineup Cards - Mandatory (available Online)
- Are lineup cards required for every ENYTB game?
- What information must be included on a lineup card?
- Does enytb.com automatically create lineup cards?
- How to find the age of your opponent's players.