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?
- Pay the sanctioning fee to register with the applicable sanctioning body;
- Pay an additional tournament hosting fee where applicable; and, lastly
- Complete/submit an official regular season (eligibility) and tournament roster form for the applicable sanctioning body.
- 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?
How does a team qualify for a playoff berth in a particular sanctioning e.g., AABC, NABF, ECTB or PONY?
To be eligible for (as opposed to qualifying for) an entry-level tournament in a sanctioned National Championship Tournament Series (NCTS) under any of ENYTB's national affiliations, a team must designate its sanctioning and tournament eligibility choices on its online registration form (see Registration > Options/Fees).
Further, to be eligible for any sanctioned NCTS, a team must:
NOTE: ENYTB hosts one sanctioned tournament in each age division from 13U thru 16U. All Gold/HS teams registered in these age divisions shall pay a mandatory general tournament hosting fee. The proceeds from this fee help cover the costs for all sanctioned tournaments hosted by ENYTB.
ENYTB's online registration form is customized to each team, listing all available sanctioning and tournament opportunities for the upcoming season based on a team's age level and competitive classification (Gold, HiSilver, LoSilver). Thus, the sanctioned tournament options available to a 13U Gold team and a 14U Gold team would be very different. Beginning in 2013, Low Silver teams are not eligible for sanctioned NCTS events.
To be eligible to compete for a tournament berth in any National Championship Tournament Series (NCTS), a team would go to its online registration form and place a check-mark in the registration box for whatever sanctioned NCTS event it wishes to be eligible for.
Detailed information for any tournament option on the eligibility list can be accessed directly from a team's online registration form by simply clicking on the name of any individual tournament listed. Similar information can be accessed by going to the top menu bar and placing your cursor on Tournaments and clicking on Tournament Master Schedule. The difference is that the latter is organized by age division only. Thus, any differences due to a team's competitive classification are not shown.
Registration begins in late January each year. Registration closes April 1 (March 1 for teams 12U and younger). It is recommended that teams attend the Annual Kick-Off Meeting before making their registration decisions for two reasons. One, these decisions will be the focal point of that meeting, and two, changes in the tournament program could be made at that meeting.
Q. Is registration different from "activation".
Activation begins as soon as the website is re-initialized each year, usually in mid to late November, following the completion of the Fall League season.
Activation is really the first step in the annual registration process and should be completed by all new and returning members before January 31st. Your club and team are "established" on the website during the activation process. This provides you and all your club and team members with website access and it costs nothing.
Any information provided during activation can be changed at any time prior to the closing of registration without penalty i.e., teams can be added or deleted, team names can be changed, even their competition level, age, registration choices, etc. Nothing is official until April 1. For teams at 12U and younger, this date is March 1, as they begin play in early April. After those dates, scheduling begins, and all monies are non-refundable.
Team registration can be done online by the club GM or team manager or anyone with a manager/coach level password or higher for that team.
Anyone requiring assistance in this process may contact their League Navigator by phone. This information is available on the club/team's TEAM PROFILE page. The League Navigator may be able to offer advice on registration options and help the member make the right choices for himself.
An itemized online invoice is provided each team and is available when registration opens, usually in late January. Payment is due no later than April 1 (March 1 for 12U and under). When the League receives registration payment, it is recorded on the team's invoice and a receipt is provided at the bottom of the online invoice webpage. This receipt can be printed out for the team's budgetary and tax records. When a team is fully paid for the current season, its team name will appear in green on the League's Team Activation Page (see League Play > Members > Teams).
This completes the registration/eligibility process. Now let's review the actual QUALIFYING process.
Depending on the registration choices of all ENYTB members, ENYTB qualifies to purchase so many tournament berths from each sanctioning body at each age division.
ENYTB teams compete for these sanctioned tournament berths based on the results of regular season play. ENYTB offers separate divisions of regular season play under each affiliation, with a specific number of berths earmarked to each division. Each of these divisional competitions is represented by its own STANDINGS. The same teams don't register for all NCTS. For this and other reasons, teams are placed in multiple Standings based on their registration decisions. Standings may or may not combine teams from different competition levels. In those Standings where teams from different competition levels are combined, sometimes certain berths are earmarked to individual competition levels. For example, there may be seven total berths available in AABC14. One of these berths may be earmarked to the highest finishing team in each competition level, leaving five berths. The remaining five berths may be earmarked as wildcard berths i.e., the five highest finishing teams remaining AFTER the class specific berths are awarded, would qualify for these berths.
Depending on which teams are in each division, team X can be leading one division, in 3rd place in another and in 5th place in another. This is one reason why teams often register to be eligible for berths to more than one sanctioned tournament i.e., a team might qualify for a berth under one affiliation but not another. There is no telling until the season is over.
Clearly, the greatest benefit of multiple affiliation is that it greatly increases each team's chances of actually qualifying for a sanctioned NCTS, assuming they make themselves eligible for more than one. To maximize your chances of qualifying for a sanctioned tournament berth, register for as many sanctioned tournaments as possible, even if they all fall on the same weekend. In fact, the more that fall on the same weekend and the more you register for, the more likely it is that you will win a berth as the teams finishing ahead of you are likely multi-sanctioned as well. Thus, if they are ahead of you in both AABC and NABF, once they take their top choice, say NABF, that's one less team ahead of you for the AABC berth.
ENYTB has awarded between 60 and 100 sanctioned tournament berths every year since 2006. That equates to approximately 2 berths for every 3 registered teams. That is by far the highest "berth ratio" for any league we are aware of and certainly way higher than any of the leagues competing with ENYTB for teams. Yes, ENYTB is a bit more expensive than other local leagues but teams get so much more, including customized everything and nearly three times the chances of qualifying for a sanctioned tournament berth, all else being equal.
As discussed in FAQ re: STANDINGS, standings can be kept in a variety of ways. And, as discussed in that FAQ, ENYTB made a significant change in standings methodologies in 2009, shifting away from the original Non-FLEX approach to the current FLEX approach. The biggest differences between these two approaches is in what games count in each Standings and the use of a strength-of-schedule factor in those divisions that include teams from multiple competition levels. Rather than repeat that discussion here, we refer the reader to How Are Standings Computed.
(1) For STANDINGS with common schedules: (ENYTB's original Non-FLEX approach not commonly used anymore)
WINS = 2 points
Losses = 1 point
Ties = 1.5 points
Team rankings are based on most points to reward teams that play all their TQG.
(2) For STANDINGS with dissimilar schedules but all teams are in same classification:
All games played with opponents from same competition level, regardless of age or eligibility, will count and teams are ranked by won/lost percentage.
(3) For STANDINGS with uncommon schedules and teams from different classifications:
This Standings format includes eligible teams only (e.g., AABC14 only) but count all games played by those teams, regardless of eligibility or level of competition, provided both opponents are age eligible for the current Standings. A strength-of-schedule factor also is applied to each team's W/L record before ranking.
A greater number of berths are usually allocated to the GOLD division to discourage GOLD quality teams from sand-bagging.
To determine which ENYTB teams qualify for berths, ENYTB assigns teams to divisions, depending on what each team registered for, and, sometimes, their competition level. Obviously, if you did not elect to register for a particular sanctioning you will not be eligible to qualify for sanctioned tournament play. However, your games will still count in determining whether your opponents qualify for a berth. Otherwise, teams would not treat you the same in terms of trying their best to beat you or giving you the same priority in rescheduling make-ups etc.
WARNING!!! We make mistakes. Members are required to check to be sure their team is placed in a separate standings under each sanctioned NCTS that it is registered for. Your W-L record can vary among Standings because of differences in which games count in which divisions. Your ranking in one division can be higher than in the other not only because of differences in your W/L record but also because of who else is in your division as well the application of a SoS factor.
NOTE: Games can count in multiple divisional STANDINGS simultaneously.
NOTE: Teams must play 12 eligible games in their own competition level to be eligible for a sanctioned tournament berth earmarked to that competition level. A team must play 12 eligible games overall to be eligible for any of the wildcard berths in a division.
Teams can be awarded berths to NCTS under more than one affiliation, provided the entry level tournaments don't conflict. Teams must be committed to advancing in any sanctioned NCTS that it enters. If a team wins a tournament that is part of a sanctioned NCTS and there are conflicts prior to the World Series level in two or more different sanctioned NCTS, a team must forfeit one or more berths so as to eliminate the possibility of a pre-World Series level conflict.
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
- More Specifics On The General Process Of Changing The Status Of A 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?
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.