2021 Returning Player/Sibling Registration Details

UpdatedSaturday January 30, 2021 byBYB.

2021 Pre-Registration for Returning Players and Siblings

 

Pre-Registration for Returning Players and Siblings for the 2021 regular season will take place from 12 pm CST Sun, 1/31 - 11:59 pm CST Sat, 2/20.

 

During that time, you may access registration by either clicking on the rectangular "registration" graphic that will be posted at the top of this page, or by simply logging into your account on this site, and registering through the "2021/Active Season" link.

 

The details and returning player password have been sent to families who either had rostered players, or registered and then officially withdrew due to COVID concerns last season. The emails were sent through the registration portal messaging system, and sent  to all email addresses in the accounts that we have on file from last year's player registration. If you have not received the email, please check your spam/junk folders - or your email program's Social/Promotions/Updates/Forums tabs. If the email is not in there, please email the League at info@bismarckyouthbaseball.org and the password will be sent to you. The content of the email is below.

 

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REGISTRATION OVERVIEW

Returning players and siblings will receive the benefit of guaranteed placement for the upcoming season only for a specified time frame: 12 pm CST January 31, 2021 through 11:59 pm CST February 20, 2021. Once this returning player pre-registration window closes, ALL registrations will be considered new for placement purposes. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS PRE-REGISTRATION WINDOW.  If you do not register during this timeframe, when you do register, you may still be asked whether you have a new or returning player. However, from that point on, even if you enter returning player - your entry will be processed by date/time stamp as a new player - and your placement cannot be guaranteed.

The way in which this policy will be implemented is that during this timeframe, you will need to enter a password to get into the online registration form.

  • NOTE - the password provided is intended only for the use of returning player (from BYB 2020 rostered teams) families – and for this year only – those that registered but then officially withdrew to COVID concerns.
    • If any new players register during the initial password-protected timeframe, they will jeopardize their opportunity to participate in the program. If the league does allow the player to participate, they will have to register again during the general registration period and pay a second registration fee.
    • In addition, if any returning player/sibling families provide the password to new players, the returning player/sibling's participation is also in jeopardy.

With this process for returning players/siblings, you do not need to "rush" to register in the first hour of registration. You will not be competing with anyone - as your returning players/siblings will be guaranteed placement as long as you register within the timeframe provided.

In reality, it is better if you do not rush to register in the first few hours - in the event that we experience any technical difficulties. NOTE - if we do have technical issues, we will shut down the link for a short period of time while it is fixed. If it is a quick fix, nothing special will be posted - the link will just be active again once the issue is resolved. If the fix may take longer than 30 minutes or so, then we will post a status message on the site, so you do not have to send an email to the league.

Once your online entry is processed, you will receive an email confirmation from the registration system. If you do not receive that confirmation email within a few hours, you need to contact the league, as outlined below. If you get notices saying that you have a player registration in your ‘shopping cart’ – you need to finish the checkout process, and complete payment in order to finalize your order. Registrations that are not received due to technical issues are just that - not received. Please keep your confirmation email, as it serves as your official proof of registration.

 

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Along with registering your players, during this time frame, we are also soliciting registrations for select volunteer positions: Head Coach (all divisions) and Umpire (for AA/AAA/MAJ divisions). These are 2 very important roles that we have within the league - and they are also the hardest to fill. Our goal is to identify individuals for these roles prior to New Player Registration opening. If you are interested in one of these roles, please be sure to register as a volunteer. Registering does not automatically "make" you take on the role - it is a solid indicator of interest. After you register, our Division Directors will reach out to confirm interest/division/etc - before making assignments. 

 

RETURNING PLAYER/SIBLING PASSWORD: 

Again, this password is only for use by returning families - between 12 pm CST on 1/31/21 and 11:59 pm CST on 2/20/21. Please do not share this password with new families. If new families register using this password, they run the risk of not being able to participate in the league. Additionally, families who provide them with the password run the risk of their players not being able to participate in the league.