ENYTB Fall League - Everything You Need To Know
1 - ENYTB's Fall League is almost as popular as its spring/summer program, drawing more than 150 teams for the last several years running.
2 - OPEN MEMBERSHIP
You don't have to be a spring/summer member to be a fall member.
3 - OPEN ROSTERS
Players are free to play for whatever fall team they wish. ENYTB player rights extend to the spring/summer season only.
4 - EVERYONE AGES UP ONE YEAR FROM SPRING/SUMMER
A player's age for fall ball is equal to his spring/summer baseball age for the following year (or his baseball age for the summer just ended plus one);
5 - MIXED AGE TEAMS WELCOME
it is more common for fall teams to have players that span three or more ages e.g., a 14F+ team might include mostly 14 yo players as well as several 13 yo and 15yo players.
6 - MODEST PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS
A - Proof of team insurance for teams that were not ENYTB members in the spring/summer season;
B - Proof of DOB for any first-time ENYTB players.
7 - SCHEDULE RELEASE
ENYTB releases its Fall schedule in two parts:
Part A covers the first two weekends of the season i.e., the first two weekends following Labor Day; and,
Part B includes the rest of your entire schedule.
8 - FALL REGISTRATION FEES:
9/10 - $250 per team.
11/12 - $275 per team
13U and older - $300 per team
Security Deposit - New Members Only - $225 per club (not team).
The latter is fully refundable if your team(s) does not forfeit any scheduled games and keeps its online schedule current within 7 days of the scheduled date of each game. For Spring/Summer members, security deposit automatically carries over to fall season.
9 - REGISTRATION PROCESS
Call Ed at 518-542-8498 between AUG 15 and AUG 30.
Ed will set up your Fall team(s) on the website (they are entirely separate from your spring/summer teams) and you and everyone linked to your club and teams, including players and coaches, will be provided passwords for website access. All coaches also will be added to the league's active email list.
10 - YOUR SCHEDULE IS FULLY CUSTOMIZED TO YOUR TEAM'S PREFERENCES & TEAM STRENGTH
ENYTB schedules its fall teams using the same proprietary scheduling methodology as it does Spring/Summer teams.
Whenever possible, your schedule will be limited to opponents that fall within your team's competitive range as defined by you.
How this works:
A - Teams register according to age and level of competitiveness e.g., Gold, High Silver or Low Silver.
C - They also identify where they think they fall within their chosen level of competition i.e., high end, middle, or low.
D - A, B and C combine to define a team's "competitive range".
E - Teams also select the the strength of schedule (SoS) they desire, given their competitive range.
i - A normal SoS would include teams from the low end to high end of your team's competitive range, with a greater concentration of teams with a similar rating.
ii - A hard SoS would eliminate the teams at the lower end and focus more on the teams at the higher end.
iii - An easy SoS would eliminate the teams at the higher end and focus more on the teams at the lower end.
NOTE: Your team's scheduling request is entered online.
You begin by telling us when you want your season to start and end and how many games you wish to play overall.
NOTE: Play usually begins the first weekend after Labor Day and usually ends by mid to late OCT.
Play is predominantly weekend only but some Friday night play is possible with teams that have lighted home fields (so make yourself available for Friday nights if you are interested in night play).
TEAM AVAILABILITY CALENDAR- Days and times your team is available to be scheduled for play.
NOTE: The more your team is available, the more likely it is to have scheduling matches with teams from within its competitive range and local area.
FIELD AVAILABILITY CALENDAR - Dates and times your home field is available for scheduling in this league.
NOTE: Field availability is entered to the website by the club GM. All other scheduling info is usually provided by the team manager but can be provided by the club GM as well.
Ideal number of games you want to play. Can vary from week to week.
Preferences for game types i.e., on a given day would you prefer to play a single game of standard length or 9 innings, or would you prefer to play a doubleheader. 9 inning games are common on weekends in Fall play as teams can get in and out in about 3 hours as opposed to 5 hours or more for a DH.
What is your team strength and its strength-of-schedule preference.
Depending on your scheduling inputs above, your team can be scheduled to play any way it wishes including any of the following:
Saturday or Sunday but not both;
Both Saturday and Sunday;
Any of several game types e.g., SG, SG9 or DH on each particular date.
Any total number of games on each weekend (Friday thru Monday) e.g., 0,1,2,3,4,5 or 6.
Conditional block-outs are available - i.e., if Friday, no Saturday, if Sunday, no Monday etc.; and,
Conditional block-outs based on total game request for weekend i.e., my team is available all days FRI thru MON, however, once 2 games are scheduled, block out all remaining dates that weekend.
So get in on the fun this Fall and join the area's premiere Fall Baseball League - ENYTB!