Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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The Premier Travel League In Eastern Upstate NY



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 -

Free Ads on (Members Only)

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


Customized Scheduling - 101

  • Why Does ENYTB Separate Team Availability (TA) From Home Field Availability (HFA)?
  • Scheduling Inputs - General Description

    Scheduling Inputs:
    What are they and how do I provide them to the league?

    Once activated and before March 1st (12U and younger)and April 1st (13U and older) each team must provide all scheduling inputs to their League Navigator.

    ENYTB separates scheduling inputs according to information that is team specific (referred to as "Team Availability") and information that is home field specific (referred to as "Field Availability"). These availability data are used to create separate scheduling calendars because very few teams have the same team and field availability. Team availability alone is sufficient to schedule a team's away games i.e., a team's home field availability has no bearing on when it is available to play its away games. Field availability data also is much more straightforward than team availability data: field time is either available or it is not. The overlap between team availability and field availability is used to schedule a team's home games.

    NOTE: Field data is usually collected from the club GM unless the club makes its teams responsible for obtaining field time on their own.

    Since team availability data can be very nuanced it is usually obtained directly from each team's primary contact unless otherwise directed by the club GM. Your LN will guide you through a phone interview to collect the data in the format required by the system. This phone call can take between 15 and 30 minutes.


    A typical team may choose a summer season that includes 51 days from start to end. That would be 7 weeks and begin on a weekend and end on a weekend. Thus, there are 7 possible dates for every weekday day type and 8 possible dates for every weekend day type. This team my choose to play 2 games during the week on Tues, Wed or Thur. This would be 14 games (7*2). In addition, it wishes to play both Sat & Sun and it wishes to play a DH on Sat OR Sun (not both). This would be 24 more games (8*3), for a total of 38 games. However, it also blocked out two weekends (one for the 4th of July and for a pay tournament they signed up for). Thus, that would be 6 less games for a total = 32. And, the team is signed up for ENYTB's June Madness tournament which results in 4 more no play dates, two on the weekend and one on Fri and Monday. Since they weren't available to play on Mon and Fri anyways, those dates have no effect on their game total but the weekend block-outs cost them 3 more games, resulting in a final regular season schedule of 29 games.

    To get the best possible schedule in terms of a variety of opponents and a competitively balanced scheduled, teams should maximize their team availability to the extent possible. If team availability yields more games than the team wants, the team should specify a MAX # GAMES = X. If a team wants to be scheduled to teh limits of its availability, it should specify FILL ALL.

    Partial time blocks are available as well. They allow teams to specify no games under the lights on school nights and/or not before a certain hour on Saturdays or Sundays and/or not after a certain hour on the weekends. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the fewer block-outs (dates or times) that a team has, the better its schedule is likely to be because it will be possible to match them up with a greater number of appropriate teams, according to its strength-of-schedule preferences. Thus, teams greatly benefit by limiting their black-outs to situations where it just isn't possible for their team to play and to use the either/or functions to maximize their availability.

  • 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]



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