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Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball

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Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball
Chapter 4B: In Season Operation Within the NCBA
Playing the Game
Uniforms and Equipment
Uniforms
The brand and style of your team’s uniform is up to you, but all members of your team must wear matching uniforms. The NCBA has very specific rules on “being in Uniform,” so be sure to read all the rules regarding NCBA uniforms. Effective July 1st, 2014, all NCBA Division I teams will be required to carry two sets of uniforms in contrasting colors. NCBA teams are eligible for at least a 35% discount on Rawlings uniforms. To request a catalog or place an order, you can contact Paul Williams (412-321-8440 x111; Paul.Williams@CollClubsports.com) in the NCBA office with uniform questions or visit www.rawlings.com to view uniforms online.

Playing The Game
Equipment and Uniforms
Hats
The Game Headwear is the “Official Baseball Cap” of the NCBA. All NCBA teams are REQUIRED to wear The Game Headware featuring the below NCBA logo.

The NCBA is an official vender of The Game Headwear, and all teams must contact The Game Sponsor Account Manager, Felicia Battaglia (Felicia.Battaglia@CollClubSports.com; 412-321-8440 x107), to place their hat order.
Playing The Game
Equipment and Uniforms
Baseballs
Rawlings is the “The official baseball of the NCBA” (Model Number R1NCBA). The baseball will feature the NCBA logo as well as the commissioner’s signature. All teams will be required to use the official NCBA stamped baseball for all NCBA sanctioned baseball games.

As an NCBA member, each team will receive 5 dozen Official NCBA game balls. At the start of each game, the home team will be responsible for supplying a sufficient quantity of new game balls. Teams may also need to order more game balls or practice balls. To order game balls ($41/dz) or practice balls ($25/dz) please the NCBA’s Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager, Paul Williams at 412- 321-8440 x111 or by emailing him at Paul.Williams@CollClubSports.com

Playing The Game
Equipment and Uniforms
Bats
DeMarini is the “Official Bat” of the NCBA. Each NCBA member team will receive two free high end DeMarini BBCOR Certified baseball bats. In addition to the two bats teams receive at the beginning of the year, they will also be offered exclusive pricing on additional purchases. Teams interested in purchasing additional bats will need to contact DeMarini Sponsor Account Manager, Mike Mulkerin at Mike.Mulkerin@CollClubSports.com or at 412-321-8440 x106. For more information on DeMarini bats, check out their website at www.demarini.com.

Playing The Game
Drugs and Alcohol
As per Rule 18.02.1 of the NCBA Rules & Regulations: “By signing the online liability waiver each player agrees that the use of drugs, alcohol, or any other substances that could cause danger or detrimental effects upon the participant’s performance as a member of this organization is strictly prohibited during NCBA Sanctioned Competition.” This does not include the use of tobacco which, as stated in Rule 21.01.1, “Tobacco use is permitted during NCBA Sanctioned Baseball Games, both on the field and in the dugout,” but according to Rule 21.01.2, “The home team may request that tobacco not be used in the dugouts/field and both teams must honor the request.

Playing The Game
Game Length
All regular season NCBA Division I sanctioned baseball games are played in a 9-inning format with the exception of double headers which are played in a 7-inning format. All regular season NCBA Division II sanctioned baseball games are played in a 7-inning format. A mercy rule will be in effect for all NCBA games in addition to Regional’s and District Playoffs (excluding World Series games) which, as per Rule 4.06.1, states: “If a team is up by ten or more runs at the end of five or more full innings, that team is declared the winner, and play must be stopped.” Also for Division I 9inning games, rule 4.06.2 states, “If a team is up by ten or more runs at the end of seven or more full innings, that team is declared the winner, and play must be stopped.” It is important that both the teams and umpires are aware of these rules prior to the start of each NCBA game.

Playing The Game
Game Length
For Division I, 9-inning games, if a game is tied at the end of 9-innnings the game will continue into extra innings until a winner is determined. For Division I & II 7-inning games, if a games is tied at the end of 7-innings the game will continue into extra innings until a winner is determined.

For Division I, 4.02.4 and Division II Rule 4.02.3, which states that “If a team is winning at the end of five or more full innings and the official declares the game must be stopped due to weather or darkness, the team that is ahead at the end of the last completed inning is declared the winner.

A Halted Game Rule is in effect for all NCBA regular season games. According to Rule 4.02.5 for Division I and Rule 4.02.4 for Division II, “If the score is tied at the end of five or more full innings OR if five full innings have not been played when the official declares the game must be stopped due to weather or darkness, a HALTED GAME RULE will be in effect during NCBA Regular Season play.

Playing The Game
Game Length
The Halted Game Rule occurs when a game that has been stopped prior to five or more full innings being played OR before a winner can be declared because of inclement weather, darkness, light failure or curfew will be continued at the next opportunity as set forth by the Regional Director or District Coordinator. A halted game must resume play at exactly the point of being halted, with the lineups and batting orders of both teams exactly the same, subject to the rules of substitution; any player (or pitcher) who played, or was announced as a substitute before the game was halted, must be in the lineup when play resumes or be ineligible for the remainder of the game. A halted game, when resumed will be played until a winner is declared. Stats from this game will not count until the game is concluded and should not be submitted to the league.
Playing The Game
Umpires
The home team is responsible for providing umpires for NCBA games. These umpires must be of high school caliber or higher. It is also the responsibility of the home team to provide the umpires with copies of the NCBA Division I or Division II Rules prior to the start of each game. The home team is required to schedule two umpires; however, the game may be played provided there is one approved umpire present. If no umpires have arrived within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time of the game, the home team forfeits the game to the visiting team. If the teams are scheduled to play a doubleheader and the first game is forfeited due to lack of umpires, the home team has an additional 45 minutes from the time the first game was declared a forfeit to get NCBA-approved umpires to the field or the second game is also forfeited to the visiting team.

Playing The Game
Rules
It is important that you know all the NCBA Division I or Division II rules but it is also important that you carry a copy of them with the team in case a dispute arises. The home team should not only provide the umpires with a copy of the rules in advance, they should also have a copy in the dugout at all times.

Playing The Game
Forfeits
If a visiting team forfeits any NCBA game, as per Rules 23.03.0-23.04.0: In the event that a visiting team should forfeit any NCBA Sanctioned Baseball Game to the home team; the visiting team is required to inform the home team and their Conference or District Coordinator via telephone of their intent not to play at least 48 hours in advance of the predetermined start of the first game. Should the visiting team not provide the home team with sufficient notice to cancel umpires and/or field rentals for the game(s) in question, the visiting team assumes financial responsibility for the payment of those umpires and/or field rentals if any cancellation fees are incurred.

Playing The Game
Forfeits Cont.
If a home team forfeits any NCBA game, as per Rules 23.05.0-23.06.0: In the event that a home team should forfeit any NCBA Sanctioned Baseball Game to the visiting team; the home team is required to inform the visiting team and their Conference or District Coordinator via telephone of their intent not to play at least 48 hours in advance of the predetermined start of the first game. Should the home team not provide the visiting team with sufficient notice to cancel their transportation and/or lodging arrangements for the game(s) in question, the home team assumes financial responsibility for the payment of those transportation and/or lodging costs should any cancellation fees be incurred.

Should a team forfeit even a single game during the last week of the NCBA regular season, that team will AUTOMATICALLY be placed on probation for the next full NCBA season.

Playing The Game
Forfeits Cont.
For Division I Teams only, NCBA rule number 23.08.0-23.08.2 states, Effective July 1, 2012 a $300 Performance Bond will be added to the NCBA DI Annual League Dues. For every un-played conference game that is forfeited, $100 is deducted from the team’s performance bond and that money is used to supplement the regional playoff budget of the regional the team is affiliated with. The performance bond penalty does not apply to non-conference games or forfeited conference games that were played. Since the Performance Bond is $300 a team can lose no more that $300 through forfeits in a single season. Lastly, at the end of the NCBA season, the team will have the option to have the remainder of their performance bond returned to them or have it roll over to next season
Playing The Game
Ejections
In the event that a player or coach should be ejected from an NCBA Sanctioned Baseball Game, it is required that team’s primary representative complete an NCBA Ejection Report and submit it via email to both the appropriate Regional Director and NCBA Commissioner. The team’s primary representative has 72 hours from the time of the ejection to complete and submit the Ejection Report. If a team fails to report an ejection within 72 hours of the ejection, the team is automatically placed on probation for the remainder of the season. Upon reviewing the Ejection Report, the NCBA may determine that a further suspension is necessary. Additional suspensions are different for coaches and players. NCBA Rules 22.02.0-22.05.1 describes the different situations where additional suspensions will apply to the player or coach. Be sure to be aware of these rules at all times during the games.

Playing The Game
Protests
There are two types of protests: on-field and off-field. On-field protests may be made regarding uniform violations, equipment violations, umpire decisions believed to be in violation of NCBA rules, umpire qualifications, and all roster violations. Such a protest must be made by the coach at the time of the action or incident that caused the protest and before play is resumed.

Off-field protests may be made regarding failure to schedule qualified umpires, failure to secure fields. Off field protests must be reported in the same manner and time frame as on field protests.

Playing The Game
Protests Cont.
In the event that a team loses 4 protests during a single NCBA season, that team loses the right to protest again during that particular season. Lost protests are defined as a protested game in which no penalty or disciplinary action is assessed against the team or umpire accuses of violating NCBA rules in that particular protest.
All protests must be reported to the NCBA by submitting the NCBA Game Protest Form no later than midnight E.S.T. of the Tuesday following the “NCBA Week” in which the protested game occurred. The protest form can also be downloaded from the “Info” section of the websites (http://www.clubbaseball.org/ or http://div2.clubbaseball.org/) or you can ask your conference or district coordinator to email you one.

Weekly Reporting
Weekly Submission Forms
A Weekly Submission Form is to be submitted to your conference or district coordinator by midnight on Monday of each week. The conference or district coordinator uses these forms to update the scores of games as well as to select the conference, district, and National Players and Pitchers of the Week.

You should nominate the pitcher and player on your team who had the best performances each week. Even if you don’t think their stats are very good, your players may have done better than any other player that was nominated that week. It is important that the stats are accurate, complete, and submitted on time. You risk losing the opportunity to have your players considered for the Player and Pitcher of the Week awards if you submit your form late.

Weekly Reporting
Weekly Submission Form Cont.
Even if you do not play any games that week, you should still submit the form every Monday. Just leave the form blank on weeks that you do not play. This will get you in the habit of submitting a form every week and will also show the conference or district coordinator that you did not play that week.

The Weekly Submission Form can be downloaded from the “Info” section of the NCBA websites (http://www.clubbaseball.org/ or http://div2.clubbaseball.org/) or you can ask your conference or district coordinator to email it to you.

Updating The Website
Username and Password
Each team is given a username and password that they use to log on to the NCBA website. If you are unsure about if you have a username and password or not, first check with the previous team President. He or she may have it. If the former team president does not have it, you can request them by sending an email to Christian.Smith@CollClubsSports.com for Division I or Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com for Division II with the subject: NCBA Password Request. In the body of the email, include only your school name, your full name, and your officer title.

Updating The Website
Team Information
Once you log on to the NCBA website, you can update the information that appears on the “TEAMS” page of the website. This includes your team logo and website. It is important that you update this information each year (and that it is accurate) to ensure that other teams are able to contact you.

Player Bios and Pics
After a player registers online using the “Player Registration Login,” the will have credentials to log back into the NCBA website to change certain information such as their bio, picture, jersey number and position.

Updating The Website
Game Notes and Player Statistics
Team Managers using their team’s username and password will have the ability to add Game Notes including the Game Times, Field Address, Field Name for all their home games in addition to each player’s statistics for each game. Specific instructions on how to do this can be sent to you. For DI Teams, contact Christian Smith (Christian.Smith@CollClubSports.com) and for DII Teams contact Eric Curitore (Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com).

Be sure you only enter accurate statistics from NCBA Sanctioned games (stats from exhibition games do not count).

Financial Responsibilities
League Dues
Each team is required to pay yearly dues to be a member of the NCBA. Teams agree to pay these dues when they sign their League Participation Agreement. The dues for Division I teams are $2,100 + $300 Performance Bond and are due by February 28th. However, you can receive an early payment discount of $100 if the dues are received in full by December 31st, making them only $2,000. The dues for Division II Teams are $1,625 and are also due by February 28th. Teams can also get a $100 discount if the dues are received in full by December 31st, making them $1,525.



Financial Responsibilities
League Dues Cont.
Schools often ask for the TIN or Tax Identification Number (also called the EIN or Employer Identification Number) when making payments on behalf of your team. The NCBA’s EIN is 52-2270910 and it appears at the top left of all invoices.

If you have any questions about your dues and whether or not they have been paid, or if you need a receipt, please email the NCBA treasurer, Sandy Sanderson, Sr. at Treasurer@CollClubSports.com.
Financial Responsibilities
Field Rentals
Some teams are able to use fields provided by their school at no cost. However, many teams must pay to use local fields. It is important to take this into consideration when creating your team budget. You will not only need a field for home games, but you may also wish to rent practice time on the field as well.

Many fields require that teams obtain insurance in order to use their facilities. All NCBA teams will be covered by the league’s $2million general liability insurance policy. Many fields ask to be listed as an additional insured on the policy. This can be done very easily by contacting the NCBA VP of Baseball Operations, Christian Smith at Christian.Smith@CollClubSports.com for Division I or Eric.Curitore@CollClubSports.com for Division II with the field information including the name of the facility, the name that is to appear on the policy, a person to contact at the facility, their phone and fax number, and the address for the facility. It costs $75 to add an additional insured and that can be paid to the NCBA.

Financial Responsibilities
Umpires
The home team is responsible for providing two umpires for each game. This means you will be paying for a total of four or six umpires for each of your home conference series (2 or 3 games per series). Umpires usually cost between $40 and $60 per umpire per game but can cost more or less depending on the area. You should talk to local umpires and high school coaches to determine the average cost of an umpire in your area. If you need help finding an umpire assigner in your area you can contact the NCBA’s Director of Umpires, Ryan Hastings (Ryan.Hastings@CollClubSports.com) for assistance.


Financial Responsibilities
Game Balls
The home team is responsible for providing a sufficient number of NCBA game balls per game as described in NCBA Rules 12.00.00. Each game must begin with a new game ball. So, you may need at least 4-6 new game balls for each home conference or district game.

Preparing For The Postseason
Prepare Ahead
Your team should begin preparations for the postseason at the beginning of the year. You should discuss the possibility of competing in the postseason with your advisor. Let them know when and where the Division I Regional’s, Division II District Playoffs, and World Series are so that you can begin planning for it should your team qualify.

Preparing For The Postseason
Prepare Ahead Cont.
At the beginning of the spring semester, each player should be made aware of when and where the Division I Regional’s, Division II District Playoffs, and World Series are taking place. Let them know when you would be leaving and when you would be returning should your team qualify. This way, the players know the exact classes they would have to miss. Then, each player should check their syllabi for all their classes so they know what they would be missing if the team goes to the postseason. They should discuss the possibility of needing to miss these with their professors so they can make plans for making up the work in advance. Professors are much more likely to be accommodating if students approach them in advance rather than waiting until days before they would be missing the classes or exams.
Preparing For The Postseason
Fundraising and Budgeting
Your team should budget for a trip to the post season at the beginning of the season. Create a projected budget for your team and include a trip to the Division I Regional’s, Division II District II Playoffs, and World Series with estimated travel and accommodation expenses. This will help you set fundraising goals for your team and allow you to work towards the World Series both on and off the field from the beginning of the season.

Preparing For The Postseason
Qualifying for the Playoffs
Division I
Before the season starts each team should contact their Regional Director about your Regional Tournament. Depending on which conference your team is in will determine who qualifies for the Regional Tournament. The number of conferences and the number of teams in each conference determines how, and who will make the Regional Tournament. So be sure to contact your Regional Director at the beginning of the year to see how the Regional Tournament will be set up.

Preparing For The Postseason
Qualifying for the Playoffs
Division II
Before the season starts each team should contact their District Coordinator about your District Playoffs. Depending on which district your team is in will determine who qualifies for the playoffs. Just like Division I, the number of conferences and the number of teams in each conference determines how, and who will make the District Playoff. So be sure to contact your District Coordinator at the beginning of the year to see how the District Playoff will be set up.

Preparing For The Postseason
Getting a World Series Bid
After your team qualifies for the World Series, begin making arrangements immediately. Go to the website (http://www.clubbaseball.org/ or http://div2.clubbaseball.org/ ) and click on the World Series link in the menu bar. The World Series page contains information regarding dates, location, travel deals, and hotel accommodations.

Table of Contents
PLAYING THE GAME...........................................................Slide 3-18
Uniforms........................................................................................Slide 3
Hats...............................................................................................Slide 4
Baseballs........................................................................................Slide 5
Bats................................................................................................Slide 6
Drugs & Alcohol.............................................................................Slide 7
Game Length............................................................................Slide 8-10
Umpires........................................................................................Slide 11
Rules........................................................................................Slide 12-18
WEEKLY REPORTING.......................................................Slide 19-20
UPDATING THE WEBSITE...............................................Slide 21-23
FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES....................................Slide 24-28
League Dues...........................................................................Slide 24-25
Field Rental.................................................................................Slide 26
Umpires.......................................................................................Slide 27
Game Balls..................................................................................Slide 28
PREPARING FOR THE POSTSEASON.............................Slide 29-34
Prepare Ahead........................................................................Slide 29-30
Fundraising and Budgeting.........................................................Slide 31
Qualifying for the Playoffs......................................................Slide 32-33
Getting a World Series Bid..........................................................Slide 34







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