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
- 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
- a contact between Team A and Team B by phone, email or in person, to make the request and get a reply
- if Team B grants the request in step 1 and the make-up is agreed to, Team A submits its request to Team B via the website;
- when Team B receives the request from Team A it submits a reply confirming that it has granted Team A's request;
- the website automatically updates both team's schedules accordingly.
- the requesting team provides at least a seven day notification; and,
- the opposing team agrees to grant them the postponement.
- Schedule reliability is key to the quality of everyone's league experience; and,
- Every team was given a fully customized schedule based on when it said it was available to play. With a few exceptions, there is very little excuse for non-weather postponements. They are usually the result of poor planning i.e., lack of effort.
- They can deny the postponement request and force their opponent to play or forfeit if they truly can not play as scheduled;
- They can grant the request.
- STEP 1 - contact your opponent, discuss your situation and offer to either forfeit or to make a non-weather postponement. If your opponent is unwilling to grant your request for a non-weather postponement, the game(s) must be played as scheduled or forfeited.
- STEP 2A - If your opponent doesn't agree to your request you need to tell your opponent whether you will be playing or forfeiting the game(s). If you tell him you will be forfeiting, immediately go to your online schedule and forfeit the game(s);
- STEP 2B - If your opponent agrees to your request for a non-weather postponement, go to your online schedule and enter your request for a non-weather postponement via the website. Your opponent will be notified via email of the request and directed to confirm that he has granted you the postponement via the website. Once your opponent responds with a yes, the game is automatically rescheduled by the website.
- the website generates auto-email announcing the schedule change to all affected parties, including league officials;
- an audit function maintains a history all actions affecting the status of a game; and, lastly,
- your online schedule is automatically updated - the game's previous date/time changes to the the new date/time and all rescheduling icons are reset.
- /ulist]Again, all of these special features require that each team uses the rescheduling icons available on each game of its online schedule.
NOTE: When you select the ADD GAME function, you are asked whether you wish to reschedule a postponed game or add a new game. If you indicate that you are rescheduling an existing game, you will be returned to your schedule to use the appropriate reschedule function located on the game you wanted to reschedule.
- 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?
Requests For Discretionary Postponements i.e., request for a postponement not because of bad weather, but because your team is unable to play as scheduled.
Before reading this FAQ, please be sure you have read the general introduction applicable to all schedule changes. Go there now by clicking here.
All schedule changes can be sorted into two groups: DISCRETIONARY and NON-DISCRETIONARY. Discretionary schedule changes include those that require your opponent's approval i.e., they are at your opponent's discretion e.g., non-weather postponements and no harm/no foul cancellations. Non-discretionary schedule changes include those that can be done unilaterally w/o your opponent's approval e.g., weather postponements by a home team, forfeits, and changes in starting times of two hours or less by the home team or changes in the home field.
Non-weather postponement requests
The mechanics of the protocol for postponing a game for non-weather reasons will be discussed in detail below. First, we will define the non-weather postponement and discuss league policy on such matters.
When a team (Team A) finds that it can't play an upcoming game as scheduled, regardless of reason (other than bad weather) but is willing to play the game on a different date if its opponent is agreeable to such a change, it is referred to as a non-weather postponement situation.
All non-weather postponements begin as a "request" from Team A. The request must be made in person, via telephone or email, and initiated on the website at least seven days prior to the scheduled date of the game. If Team B agrees to the request, Team A should immediately initiate the request via the website (seven day limit applies). After receiving the request by email via the website, Team B must reply via the website that it has granted Team A's request. If Team B confirms that it has granted the request the protocol is complete and the website automatically updates both team's schedules accordingly. If Team B denies the request, Team A is required to reply both in person or by phone, and via the website, that he will play of forfeit the game(s). Failure by Team B to reply to Team B within 72 hours of the scheduled game results in the requested schedule change. Failure by Team A to respond within 24 hours of game time to a declination of his request with a will play of forfeit reply shall result in an automatic forfeit of game(s).
NOTE: Team A is required to obtain agreement from Team B as to the exact date, time and place of the make-up game BEFORE it may enter a non-weather postponement request via the website. The website requires teams to enter the rescheduled game on the website at the same time as the non-weather postponement is being requested.
Since, by definition, all discretionary schedule changes require the approval of the opposing team, the protocol involves at least one extra step compared to the simpler non-discretionary schedule change. To review, all discretionary schedule changes must take the form of:
Customized scheduling, balanced competition, schedule reliability and abundant opportunities for advancement in national championship tournament play are the four cornerstones to the popularity of this league. Parents plan their family life around the team schedules of their players, giving up weekends away etc. to honor their commitments. We have an obligation to them to be as reliable as possible in keeping to those schedules. This league allows non-weather postponements under two conditions only:
NOTE: When a request for a non-weather postponement is entered to the website less than seven days before the game, it will be automatically rejected by the website per league rule.
Each of you has a major role in helping to create the kind of league you want by not easily granting non-weather postponements. Non-weather postponements should be the exception and not the rule. For that reason, beginning with the spring/summer 2011 season, teams shall be limited to two non-weather postponements per season (doubleheaders count as two). Thus, to avoid forced forfeits, teams should put careful thought into planning their schedule BEFORE it is developed by the league.
To repeat: the league frowns upon non-weather postponements for two reasons:
When teams get a call from an opponent requesting a non-weather postponement, they have two options:
MECHANICS OF NON-WEATHER POSTPONEMENT/RESCHEDULE PROTOCOL
How to go about postponing a game for non-weather reasons:
Non-weather postponements are discretionary. If your opponent requests a non-weather related postponement via the website and you deny the request, your opponent must notify you whether he will play the game as scheduled or enter a forfeit loss for his team. If both games of a DH are forfeited, you get a forfeit win for both contests. If you deny an opponent's non-weather postponement request and the opponent fails to notify you whether he will play the game as scheduled or forfeit prior to 24 hours before game time, the game shall be automatically forfeited by your opponent and your schedule will be automatically updated. This avoids the situation where you show up for the game(s) (because your opponent did not update teh website) and your opponent does not.
What if my opponent contacts me and tells me he his forfeiting the game but never enters it to the website?
There is a rescheduling icon for this situation that allows your team to declare a forfeit on behalf of your opponent. NOTE: You must declare the forfeit on the website ASAP before the date/time of the scheduled game. If you are informed today and the game is tomorrow, enter the forfeit one hour after your opponent informed you he was forfeiting so that there is time to fix things in case there was a misunderstanding by either party that the game was forfeited.
(B) FOLLOWING NOTIFICATION OF OPPONENT
Go to your schedule:
====> MY TEAMS > GAME MANAGER > Schedule (Updated)
On the website ===> Find the game on your online schedule and click on the appropriate rescheduling icon. Follow the prompts/instructions on the page.
Whether a non-weather postponement request is granted or not, if a request is initiated online and left incomplete, it will trigger the automatic declarations at 72 hours and 24 hours before game time. So don't leave an online request unanswered.
Other good things happen when you use the proper rescheduling icons, including:
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.