Just to remind everybody, the minimum players to register a team in the SFYBL is eight (8). Again, a minimum of eight is needed just to register your team.
However, the minimum number of players per team to compete in the SFYBL is:
Shetland T-Ball: 10
Shetland Coach Pitch: 10
Many teams may not have 10 or 11 players yet, but they can still register with eight. They will still need to have 10 or 11 (depending on division [see above]) before they can be issued their practice field permits in February or be scheduled for games. Teams who registered with at least eight players but less than their division’s minimum amount of players have just over two months to make their sure roster has the minimum amount of players for their division.
All teams who have done or will do team registration must have their complete roster online with sfybl.sportssignup.com.
It’s not enough to just turn in a hard copy roster; you also need to enter your rosters of players and coaches online. Any player or coach who is not on a team’s online roster and/or we do not have a signed 2015 player waiver on file for is an ineligible player/coach. Teams with zero or incomplete rosters (less than their divisions minimum amount of players) will not be issued practice field permits or scheduled games until their online rosters are in compliance.
Team Registration Coaches:
As alluded to in the previous post, the possible change in our online roster entry system is now a reality.
For details, please see the Online Team Roster Entry page.
Online roster entry is mandatory for all teams participating in team registration. All coaches and all players for a team must be on that team’s online roster or they are not league-eligible.
To the 10% of the projected teams for the 2015 season who have already entered partial or complete rosters on the previous system, we apologize for asking you to do it again. However, we feel it is necessary to solve a major problem early on (before actual registration begins) than to proceed with a system which functionally cannot be made to operate in a manner the SFYBL does.
This information applies to coaches who will be doing team registration only.
We have experienced some unforeseen issues with the online team roster entry system. These issues compel us to at least temporarily freeze the current online entry system. We are working with the provider to see if the problems can be rectified. However, the issues are significant enough to how the SFYBL operates that it is prudent for us to work on alternate online roster entry methods. We should know definitively by Friday morning (Nov. 14).
In the interim, we are requesting that all coaches, managers, or team parents who will be attending the Nov. 15 or Nov. 19 registration sessions to enter their team rosters on the SFYBL 2015 Roster Form located in our Forms section.
We ask that all coaches/managers fill out the linked roster form even if you have already entered your players online.
You will need to bring your completed roster form with you to a registration. You will need at least eight kids who are age-eligible for the division you are entering your team in. You will also need filled out and signed waivers for all kids on your roster. Lastly, you will need a check for registration fees. With all those steps completed, you can register your team and get your field priority code.
On the topic of payment: Some of you have already paid your registration fees online using PayPal on leagueapps.com. We know who you are and will have your payment records with us during the registration sessions. You will not have to pay twice.
Again, we apologize for any hassles this may present. We will have a working solution live and online by the Nov. 15 registration opening date. For now, please use the SFYBL 2015 Roster Form.
San Francisco Youth Baseball League
Although registration doesn’t open until Nov. 15, we wanted to make sure everybody is aware that all coaches, fans, and players will need to abide by the SFYBL’s Rules of Conduct going forward.
Last season we had numerous instances of unsportsmanlike conduct by some coaches and fans towards umpires and/or opposing teams/coaches. We will strictly enforce our Rules of Conduct going forward.
SFYBL League Commissioner
Coaches are responsible for their team’s members and team’s supporters adherence to the following Rules of Conduct. Coaches may be either warned or ejected and the game may be declared a forfeit for failure to comply
- Coaches, Players and Parents shall not use any word(s) and/or actions to incite their team’s members and/or supporters to demonstrations of unsportsmanlike conduct.
− Demonstrations, which disrupt the game, are unsportsmanlike.
− Demonstrations abusive to the umpires are unsportsmanlike.
- Coaches shall not encourage or allow attempts at verbal intimidation of the opposing team by their team’s members and/or supporters.
- There shall be no “negative chatter” directed at the opposing team.
- “Positive chatter” by team members with their teammates is permitted and encouraged.
- Ejected participants are henceforth–illegal participants, and any further misconduct on their part will result in the suspension of the game by the umpire(s), and may result in forfeiture of the game.
- An ejected manager/coach must leave the vicinity of the playing field. The game can continue only if another person, affiliated with said team, who is listed as a coach on the team roster and has been background checked through SF Rec & Park assumes the responsibility for the team for the remainder of that game.
- Any ejected adult team member must leave the vicinity of the playing field.
- Any ejected team supporter must leave the vicinity of the playing field.
- Any ejected non–adult team member may remain in his/her team’s area if the manager/coach’s supervision is necessary. The manager/coach is responsible for further misconduct on the part of the ejected player and will be required to remove the ejected player from the field area if so instructed by an umpire.
- An umpire may suspend the game in the event of a situation which he/she may judge to be threatening to or detrimental to the healthy continuation of the game
- No contact is allowed with umpires after the game is completed. Coaches, players, and supporters are not allowed to address, question, speak, or confront umpires regarding their performance after the game. If there is an issue in question, those questions and issues should be directed to the SFYBL Division Commissioners.
- All Adults (18+) who are working with our teams in either practices and/or games must be fingerprinted and background checked through SF Rec & Park fingerprinted and be listed on the team’s roster with SFYBL be eligible to coach in the SFYBL.
- The SFYBL, shall reserve the right to withdraw membership from any league, team, player or adult volunteer whose conduct, on or off the playing field, reflects in a manner that is detrimental to the best interest of SFYBL.
- Coaches, players and spectators who engage in unsportsmanlike conduct, such as fighting, abusive language or similar derogatory activity, can be suspended for one or more games. Coaches, players, parents or spectators in violation of any of these Rules of Conduct may be removed from the league at the discretion of the SFYBL Board.
It’s time to get your team rosters organized for the Spring Baseball Season. Teams shall consist of at least 11 and no more than 16 players. Important dates are below. Spring season runs during March, April and May.
COACHES AND TEAM MANAGERS Q&A SESSION
November 5th (Wednesday) – County Fair Building located at 9th Avenue & Lincoln Way
– Shetland and Pinto Divisions : 6:00pm-7:00pm
– Mustang, Bronco and Pony : 7:30pm-8:30pm
TEAM AND INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION
November 15th (Saturday) - 10am-2pm at the County Fair Building (9th Ave & Lincoln)
November 19th (Wednesday) – 6pm-8pm at the County Fair Building (9th Ave & Lincoln)
UMPIRE RECRUITING – The league is recruiting umpires for the spring season.
– SFYBL provides free training from the Northern California Umpires Association (NCUA)
– Pay ranges from $25-$35 per game depending on division level of play
– Umpires needed for Wednesday and Saturday games in San Francisco
– Minimum age requirement is 14 years old (14 year old candidates must be in High School)
– Free training session to be held in February
– Send email inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
The San Francisco Youth Baseball League (SFYBL) is run by a board of mostly volunteers. The duties of the board include but are not limited to:
- Deciding on league structure
- Creating league rules and policies
- Setting league budgets
- Making game schedules
- Managing and attending league events such as registration, games, coach training sessions, etc.
- Attending board meeting weekly during the season and every 2-3 weeks in the off-season.
- Managing a division(s) for a league consisting of 350 coaches and 2,500 kids playing on 270 teams in five age-based divisions.
- Communicating with coaches, players, and parents/guardians as well as answering questions from them in a timely and authoritative manner. These communications happen largely via email and our web site, but also include phone and in-person dialog.
If you are an adult interested in helping to provide the youth of San Francisco the best possible youth baseball league experience…we want you.
It is not necessary to be an experienced baseball coach or player, although knowing a little bit about baseball helps. What is far more important are good organizational skills and a desire to give something back to the community.
If this sounds like something for you, please contact us at email@example.com. In your email, please feel free to tell us a little about yourself…specifically about your past relationship with the league and any qualities you can contribute to help sustain the league and make it better.
SAN FRANCISCO PONY ALL-STAR TEAM Wins PONY Section
The San Francisco PONY League Mustang Division (9U) Summer All-Star team won the PONY NOR CAL Section Championship, which took place in Morgan Hill, CA. on July 2nd -July 8th.
San Francisco went undefeated in four games and with the win they advanced to the Northern California Super Regionals in Modesto, CA. on July 10th- July 15th. At the Super Regionals they went 1-2 losing to a tough Blossom Valley team that they beat in the Section Championship game.
SAN FRANCISCO PONY ALL-STAR TEAM BEST IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
The San Francisco PONY League Mustang Division (10U) Summer All-Star team won the PONY NOR CAL SUPER REGIONAL Championship, which took place in Ceres, California on July 17th-July 20th. Teams who advanced in their respective PONY NOR CAL REGIONAL tournaments came to Ceres to compete in this SUPER REGIONAL battle to decide the best Nor Cal Mustang team. The East Bay was represented by teams from Vacaville and Bel Passi, the North Coast was represented by Paso Robles and Toro, the Peninsula Region brought San Francisco and Blossom Valley, and the tournament host town of Ceres represented the Central Valley.
San Francisco went undefeated and outscored their opponents 36-3 in four games in the NOR CAL SUPER REGIONAL. With the win, San Francisco advances as the only Northern California team to compete in the PONY WEST ZONE tournament that will take place in Los Alamitos, CA on July 24th-27th. The PONY WEST ZONE is comprised of 12 states – of which 5 have advanced to this year’s PONY WEST ZONE tournament – Arizona, Washington, Utah, Hawaii and California (North and South), but they could not advance beyond this stage to represent the Western United States in the Mustang Division World Series in Burleson, Texas.
Greetings Coaches and Managers please check your emails, this info was sent to all Coaches and Team managers.
Every year the SFYBL holds all-star games after the play-offs have been completed. We will be doing them this season as well. They will be June 1 at Silver Terrace Park.
We are now seeking your nominations for this event.
We would like to have representation from all teams. In order to keep the team sizes at a reasonable number (about 12 to 15), teams are limited to sending a maximum of:
Mustang West Division – 3 players per team
Mustang South Division (regular season) – 2 players per team
Mustang East Division (regular season) – 2 players per team
Bronco West Division (regular season) – 2 players per team, except the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams get 3 players each (1. SF Seals, 2. West Sunset – Bates, 3. CBS Hawks, 4. The Citi)
Bronco East Division (regular season) – 2 players per team, except the 1st and 2nd place teams get 3 players each
Pony West and East Division – 2 players per team
The all-star game schedule is:
Mustang East – 9:30am (small diamond)
Mustang South – 12:00pm (small diamond)
Mustang West – 2:30pm (small diamond)
Bronco East – 10:00am (big diamond)
Bronco West – 12:30pm (big diamond)
Pony West and East – 3:00pm (big diamond)
The players you send do not have to be your best players. For example, you might consider sending your most committed players. It’s your call on who you send, but please make sure they are able to attend.
Can you please send me the names of the players you would like to send in a response to this email by next Wednesday evening/Thursday morning (May 28/29).