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?
- One roster for ENYTB regular season play (league restrictions on player eligibility);
- One regular season roster for each sanctioning body that a team is registered with (formed from players on the team's league roster); and,
- One tournament roster for each sanctioning body that a team is registered with (formed from players on its sanctioned regular season roster and from players it has "drafted" from other team's sanctioned regular season rosters.)
- league player rights,
- cut-off dates set by sanctioning bodies for post-season eligibility,
- roster limits,
- player eligibility for drafting, etc.
- 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
Everything you need to know about ENYTB's ONLINE ROSTER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Because of the league's affiliation with multiple sanctioning bodies, each with its own player eligibility criteria and information requirements, ENYTB teams must maintain multiple inter-related rosters. New members often find this confusing. Veteran members often do as well. To help in this regard, this FAQ, along with Getting Started > Managers/Coaches > Rosters) provides a comprehensive explanation of league rosters and sanctioned rosters, as well as how they inter-relate and how the eligibility criteria applicable to each roster type are automatically enforced i.e., "smart-rosters".
But first, an important aside.
As is described below, the RML website makes the task of maintaining an inter-related set of rosters as painless and efficient as possible. For example, players need to be added to the website only once, regardless of the number of roster types a team may be required to maintain. Also, the official form of each sanctioning body is reproduced and printed, with all required information automatically filled in. Thus, all the team has to do is enter its player info to the system one time and the website does the rest.
It is an important and shared responsibility of every club rep and team manager to keep their online rosters current at all times.
What follows is a comprehensive discussion of: rosters; roster types; and, how the website's online roster management system enforces the eligibility criteria applicable to each roster type.
Each team has various online rosters, including:
(NOTE: Tournament rosters are available only to teams that have won a tournament berth.)
RML's online roster management system, or "smart-rosters", enforces all mandatory player eligibility criteria established by the league and its sanctioning bodies for each roster type; including,
The website will NOT let a player be added to a roster if he would violate any of the eligibility criteria applicable to any given roster type. Any such "failures" would trigger an on-screen message informing you that the player could not be added to that particular roster because of whatever particular violation.
Basics of how RML online roster management system operates:
(A) Player info is entered to the website only once.
(B) The website will attempt to add the player to a team's league roster first. If the player fails any of the league's eligibility criteria, it will trigger an on-screen message informing you that the player could not be added to your league roster and the specific violation will be identified. Thus, the league roster serves not only for league eligibility purposes but it is a first step eligibility test for each sanctioned roster.
(C) Once the player qualifies for the team's league roster, the website then attempts to add the player to each of the team's sanctioned rosters by testing the player against the additional eligibility criteria of each sanctioning body. If the player doesn't violate any of the additional restrictions of each respective sanctioning body, the player is automatically added to each sanctioned roster. Once again, the user will be alerted with an on-screen message when a player fails any of these roster eligibility tests.
NOTE: If the player is added prior to the team making its registration selections, this step is skipped and must be done manually by the team once registration has been completed.
If it is too late to add a player to a certain sanctioned roster, there is nothing the user can do to get the player on that roster.
If the player exceeds the roster limit, the user has the option of removing another player from that roster and adding the current player, provided the cut-off date for doing so hasn't passed. The website provides teams with a simple mechanism for moving players on/off both their regular season (prior to cut-off date) and tournament rosters. For example, the roster limit varies by sanctioning body and is always less that that allowed by the league. Thus, were the size of a team's league roster to exceed the maximum of a sanctioned roster, some players would have to be left off the sanctioned roster.
NOTE: The website also maintains each returning team's league roster from the prior year. To initialize its roster for the upcoming season, a returning team needs only to go to:
My Team > Roster Manager > ENYTB
and remove the check-mark from the check-box corresponding to any non-returning player and click the "initialize" button at the bottom of the player list.
When a team initializes its roster it triggers an email to be sent from the website to each returning player welcoming him back to your team and this league and providing him with his personal log-in for the website. Each returning player is then added to your team's league roster and each of its sanctioned rosters for the current year as described above. When any new or returning team adds a new player to its roster, the player receives the same email welcome with his personal log-in.
More detail re: each roster type:
(1) Regular season eligibility roster i.e., league roster.
Regardless of registration choices, ALL ENYTB teams have to maintain and keep current a league roster. The league roster serves as each team''s official roster list as far as player eligibility for ENYTB regular season play is concerned.
To legally participate in an ENYTB League game:
(A) a player MUST must appear on his team's league/ENYTB roster BEFORE he appears in a League game;
(B) a copy of player's proof of age must be provided to the league office - in season additions have 72 hours from the time they appear in their first league game to comply with this requirement.
(C) a player can be added to the league at anytime, provided the league roster limit isn't exceeded.
(D) a player can be dropped at any time to make room for another player. Once dropped, a player is not eligible to play for that team again in the same season. Players can changer teams in mid-season, provided they are released by their first team.
The league roster is available online only because, unlike sanctioned rosters, it does not need to be submitted to any 3rd parties. That is why it has no print function.
(2) NABF Regular Season Roster
No signatures required/no form to submit (League Office can print).
ENYTB registers ALL its teams with NABF. This qualifies the League to purchase the maximum possible tournament berths from NABF. Thus, it is necessary that all teams to keep current their online NABF regular season roster, even those with no interest in NABF tournament eligibility themselves. All teams benefit from being NABF registered, including: team eligibility for NABF insurance and player eligibility to be "drafted" by other ENYTB teams as pick-up players for NABF sanctioned tournament play.
NABF roster protocol:
(a) NABF has separate roster forms for determining eligibility for the regular season and their tournament series;
(b) NABF regular season rosters do NOT need to be signed. Thus, they need only be entered online and the League Office can print them off the website and submit them to NABF.
(c) In the event your team wins and accepts an NABF tournament berth, the website will then provide you with a NABF tournament roster form to be completed at that time.
Note: NABF tournament rosters must be printed from enytb.com by the team because they require signatures. The signed NABF tournament roster must be submitted to the league office for league certification.
(3) NABF tournament rosters (for those teams that win/accept NABF tournament berths).
A team's NABF tournament roster is restricted to the players listed on its NABF regular season roster as well as up to six pick-up players from other teams in the league that are not participating in the NABF tournament series. The website includes a drafting function for the purpose of adding eligible pick-up players.
Signatures are required. Teams must submit completed/signed form to the league office for certification.
(4) NABF Classic rosters (a direct buy-in tournament sponsored by NABF):
Signatures are required. Teams must submit completed/signed form to the league office for certification.
All ENYTB league players are eligible.
(5) AABC rosters (regular season).
Signatures are no longer required. Thus, they need only be entered online and the League Office can print them off the website and submit them to AABC.
(i) June 15th (14U and younger)
(ii)July 1 (15U and older).
NOTE: Double-registered teams: If your team elected to be sanctioned at two different age levels under AABC, a second AABC roster must be completed for the higher age division (same rules as #5);
The roster for the older aged team will be identical to your first AABC roster form except it will be labeled with a different age.
(6) AABC tournament rosters (for those teams that win/accept AABC tournament berths).
AABC uses the same form for its regular season and tournament rosters. The difference between the two is that teams are allowed to add three "pick-up" players for tournament play from other AABC registered teams in their league who did not qualify for AABC tournament play themselves.
AABC regular season rosters (#5 above) can be extended online to include any pick-up players (max of 3). A new copy of the team's AABC roster must be presented at the tournament paperwork meeting held just prior to the start of each AABC tournament, with the drafted players added.
Pick-up players are drafted immediately following the awarding of berths. The league conducts a draft, either at a tournament draft meeting or by email, in a prescribed order based on the results of regular season play. Unlike the draft by the major league sports, the best record drafts first.
Once a team is designated online as having won and accepted a tournament berth, its AABC tournament roster will be made available online. ENYTB will conduct a draft add each team's drafted players to its respective tournament roster. Once this is done, the member team can print the final product from the website.
(7) PONY regular season rosters (for ALL teams that register for PONY sanctioning).
No signatures required/no form required (League office can print team PONY rosters from website).
Any player not added to a PONY regular season roster prior to the PONY cut-off date shall be disqualified from being eligible to participate in a PONY tournament with that team or any other PONY tournament team as a draftee.
(8) PONY tournament rosters (for teams that win/accept PONY tournament berths).
Signatures are required. Teams must submit completed/signed form to league office for certification.
Any team winning/accepting a PONY berth shall be provided an online PONY tournament roster. Teams may construct their tournament rosters by adding players from PONY regular season rosters from up to 10 PONY registered/eligible teams, including their own. This will be done by ENYTB via enytb.com's "DRAFT" function. The tournament team must print its final PONY tournament roster from enytb.com, obtain all required signatures and submit to the league office for certification.
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.