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
- Discretionary Postponements i.e., games postponed not because of bad weather but because one team is unable to play as scheduled.
- Forfeit Declarations; and,
- My team can't play and I am requesting a Non-Playing Forfeit.
- Go to applicable game on your online schedule
- click the Update Game Status link
- then click Forfeit Declarations; and,
- click My opponent can't play and has informed me he has forfeited but as yet, he has not updated the website to indicate that he has forfeited this game.
- One game of a doubleheader was completed but not the other, how do I record this on my schedule?
No Harm/No Foul Cancellations and Forfeits
The integrity of any league rests on schedule adherence and reliability. People plan their summers around their team schedules and we can't be jerking them around needlessly or disappointing them continuously if we want to be the premier travel league that we are dedicated to being. This is particularly true in a travel league as large and far-flung as ours. Thus, it is imperative that the league ensure that members treat one another fairly in all scheduling related matters. The rules stated below have evolved over time and were put in place to protect all our members who join this league to play baseball and put effort into the planning of their schedule, from any member who doesn't take their obligation to plan or play their schedule in this league seriously. Essentially, it is the league's responsibility to hold members accountable for schedule abuses and eliminate those members who repeatedly fail to honor their schedule obligations to other members.
ENYTB POLICY re: Unplayed Games
The League EXPECTS ALL games to be played as scheduled, weather permitting. However, the league allows some flexibility via two types of discretionary schedule changes. Discretionary means you can ask for them but it is up to your opponent whether to grant them. And, importantly, each team is limited to two instances of each type of discretionary schedule change, where a DH = two instances.
(1) Non-weather Postponement - A team unable to play a game as scheduled may request a postponement from its opponent provided the scheduled game is at least five days after the date the request is entered to the website. If the opponent decides to grant the request, the game can be rescheduled much like a weather postponement. For details, click here.
(2) NO HARM/NO FOUL CANCELLATION. - When BOTH opponents agree that they don't want to play a scheduled game nor make it up, either team may initiate a request for NHNF cancellation via the website. This protocol is easily accessed by clicking on NHNFC icon for the game in question on your online schedule and following the prompts.
(3) Forfeits - Should there not be agreement to postpone or cancel a game, that game must either be played as scheduled or forfeited by the team unable to play.
EXCEPTION: Home teams are allowed to move the start time of a game two hours in either direction w/o approval from their opponent provided proper notice is provided.
A forfeiting team must inform its opponent that it is forfeiting the game as soon as possible. Members who habitually forfeit the night before the game is scheduled to be played or worse yet, the morning of, shall be subject to indefinite suspension from league play.
NOTE: All FORFEITS must be entered to the website as soon as possible and certainly BEFORE the date of the game.
After forfeit directly to his opponent, the forfeiting team is required to officially forfeit the game via the Update Game Status link by selecting:
(a) If the offending team is the away team, it must reimburse the home team within 72 hours for any unavoidable game expense actually incurred by the home team e.g., umpire fees and/or field rental fees.
(b) The offending team also shall pay the League a fine of $75/game for each non-playing forfeit, due within 72 hours following the non-playing forfeit.
(c) A team's 3rd non-playing forfeit shall disqualify it from eligibility for a league berth in any post-season sanctioned tournament that it would be otherwise eligible for.
(d) The 5th overall non-playing forfeit by any team may result in the team's indefinite suspension from the League.
(5) Forfeits Of Unplayed "Tournament Qualifying Games (TQG)"
NOTE: This section is only applicable when a non-flex scheduling STANDINGS is used. (see STANDINGS for an explanation of FLEX and Non-FLEX scheduling based STANDINGS.)
SCENARIO: The regular seasons ends and a team still has one or more TQG to play.
The standings are final and NEITHER team gets a win or a loss for any game that remains unplayed after the official end of the regular season.
(6) Knockout Rules and Fines For non-playing Forfeits i.e., loss of sanctioned tournament eligibility.
To reiterate, any team that has three non-playing forfeit losses shall be ineligible to receive a sanctioned tournament berth. Any team with 5 or more non-playing forfeit losses may be suspended from the League. Each non-playing forfeit loss also incurs a League fine of $75, payable to the League within 72 hours of the forfeited game.
REMEMBER: To enter a forfeit, the team declaring the forfeit must go to its schedule and on the game in question click the appropriate rescheduling protocol. In this case, Forfeit Declaration. Follow the onscreen prompts.
FACT: Two opponents can AGREE not to play ANY league game w/o penalty as long as at least one of them has allowable NHNFC credits remaining. (No Harm/No Foul Cancellation option.)
FACT: A team ALWAYS has the option of insisting on a forfeit win when their opponent can not play a game on the date it is scheduled. EXCEPTIONS: (1) a game's start time can be changed up to two hours by request and (2) the field can be changed at any time provided proper and timely notification is provided to the opponent and provided the location of the new venue does not involve an excessive amount of additional travel for the visiting team (more than 20 minutes farther away than the original site).
FACT: Any team unwilling/unable to play ANY scheduled game shall incur a forfeit loss UNLESS its opponent agrees to a scheduling change. Each forfeit shall be fined $75 by the league and if that team is the away team, plus any unavoidable out-of-pocket costs incurred by its opponent as a result of teh fact the game(s) was not played.
Stated again, the decision not to play a game is entirely up to the two teams involved, provided either of them has sufficient MHNFC credits remaining. In ALL instances where both teams agree not to play a scheduled game, the request must be made and answered via the website. When this is done, the website will cancel the game w/o penalty.
Some teams confuse the league policy re: unplayed games.
Some of this confusion no doubt stems from the fact that the term "Must Play Game" is sometimes used and is a misnomer. Must Play refers to TOURNAMENT QUALIFYING GAMES (TQG) in a certain type of standings sometimes used by ENYTB. (The league uses several different standings types.) The term "Must Play" has nothing to do with whether the game must be played or not since all league games are required to be played, forfeited with penalty or canceled by mutual agreement (no penalty except loss of standings points in certain types of Standings)!
REPEAT ===> a non-TQG does NOT mean the game does not have to be played or that it can be unilaterally canceled w/o penalty/consequence.
Q1 - What happens when two teams agree NOT to play a TQG?
A1 - The game should be canceled online via the No Harm/No Foul Option. Neither team gets any points in the STANDINGS for that game (if points based standings is being used). Canceled games of this variety also do not count towards the minimum number of games that may be required to be tournament berth eligible at the end of the regular season. There is no league penalty or other repercussions for No Harm/No Foul cancellations provided either team has sufficient allowable NHNFC credits remaining, because both teams are in agreement and are not hurting a third party.
NOTE: In some standings used by ENYTB, teams get 1 point for simply playing a TQG and two points if they win. An unplayed TQG, w/o forfeit, counts as zero points.
EXCEPTION: If a TQG between two teams is going to affect a 3rd team's chances of winning a post-season berth, the league has the power to order the game to be played.
Q2 - What happens when two teams agree NOT to play a non-TQG?
A2 - Everything is the same as described above for a TQG.
Again, provided that one of the two teams has sufficient remaining allowable NHNFC credits, there is no league penalty or other repercussions because both teams are in agreement and are not hurting a third party.
Q3 - What happens when one team doesn't want to play a game and its opponent wants to?
A3 - When two teams disagree about playing a game, regardless of whether the game is a TQG or a non-TQG, the team unwilling to play must forfeit the game.
EXCEPTION: When there is disagreement, the League CAN "force" games to be played if and only if it feels that by not playing the game, the team that wanted to play is greatly harmed. This can happen if a team has been the victim of several previous cancellations or is a team that participates in the league on a limited basis due to geography and has no realistic chance of scheduling any other teams to fill in.
Failure to play a game when the league directs that it must be played can result in fine, suspension or both. Repeat offenders can be banned from further participation in the league indefinitely.
Lastly, the league reserves the right to cancel games w/o penalty in certain circumstances. A common example would be a team that over-classified itself and is non-competitive.
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.