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What's New This Year (in the League)?

The Basics

Approximate Cost Of Fielding A Travel Team

Annual Timeline - ENYTB Participation

Annual Informational Meetings

New Member Orientation

The Club GM

Team Registration Part I - Team Activation

Team Registration Part II - Your Purchase

Team Registration - Part III - Other

Loopholes On Age Eligibility

Fines & Security Deposits

Paid Advertising -

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Placing/Finding Team Ads For Pick-Up Games

League Playing Rules

Wood Bats

Composite Metal Bat Restrictions

Sanctioned Post-Season Play - What is it?

Last Man Standing Tournaments - What Are They?

Online Roster Management System (ORMS)

Roster Management Protocols

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
  • ENYTB Player Classification

    ENYTB Player Classification

    ENYTB's roster protection system limits the number of players any ENYTB team can take from all other ENYTB teams combined in the current year as well as from any single ENYTB team in the current year as well as over the lifetime of both teams. To this end, the universe of all players is divided into two general groups: restricted free agents (RFA) and unrestricted free agents (UFA).

    (A) DEFINITION: Restricted Free Agents (RFA):

    Any player appearing on the official roster of a registered ENYTB team as "primary." This includes active as well as inactive players. The latter includes players that did not report in the current or previous year as well players that were cut in the current or previous year.

    NOTE: Players can be on a team's roster as primary or secondary. Players can be on only one team in an age division and a player can be only one team as primary. All ENYTB roster protection accrues to the primary team. Players may switch secondary teams w/o restriction. Players must give priority to their primary team in all conflicts with their secondary teams unless their primary team gives them permission to do otherwise.

    The RFA pool is a limited source of players for all ENYTB teams, new and existing. The number of RFAs any team is entitled to in a single year is determined by the various RFA "CAPS" established by ENYTB as well as the various exemptions to these caps that are available.

    The deadlines for using RFA credits on active players are:

    MAR 1 for ages 12u and under.
    APR 1 for ages 13U & Older.

    NOTE: Players who do not report to their team the following year, or "cut" themselves from their prior team or are cut by their prior team remain on that team's online roster for two years. During this time they are classified as INACTIVE.

    NOTE: Once a player is classified as CUT or DNR, he can not be returned to that team's active roster. Such players do NOT count towards the team's official roster limits.

    Unlike players listed as active, there is no deadline for when inactive players can change teams. However, like active players, their choices are limited to those teams that have not exhausted their RFA credits.

    When a player is acquired in an RFA transaction, the player counts as an RFA loss for his prior team and that team is compensated for its loss with an additional RFA credit (compensatory credit) up to a maximum of 3 compensatory credits per year. Compensatory credits, unlike all other RFA credits, carry forward from one year to the next.

    (B) DEFINITION: Unrestricted Free Agent (UFA):

    Any player that is not an RFA.

    For the most part, this includes all players who did not participate in ENYTB in the prior two seasons or they did but their team has since been discontinued.

    The UFA pool is an unlimited source of players for all ENYTB teams, new and existing.

    NOTE: Inactive players are RFAs and they include players who were first designated as CUT or DNR this year or last. So an inactive player is NOT an UFA.

    ENYTB's player CAP system places no limits on the number of UFA a team may add in any year.

    EXCEPTION: "DEAD" TEAMS - Teams that are discontinued are maintained by the system as dead teams for two years, including the first year the team is dead. During each of these two years there is annual H2H Cap = 3 between any live team and any "dead" team. At the end of two years the dead team is deleted and all restrictions vis a vis the dead team are ended.

    NOTE: This rule was necessary to stop existing teams from folding in order to form new teams with the same players, now classified as UFA. As new teams this practice would let them keep all their previous players while qualifying for additional RFAs compared to existing teams.

  • Limited Members - Restricted Applicability Of RFA Credits
  • Intra-Club Transfer Rules


Customized Scheduling - 101



Schedule Management Protocols

Standings Questions

After You Have Won A Berth To A Sanctioned NCTS

Contact Info

How Do I Change My Email Preferences

How Do I Enter My Scores

Lineup Cards - Mandatory (available Online)

Field Availability


JOE Tournament (ENYTB/ValleyCats Fall Classic)

ENYTB OPEN Tournaments