2019 NTABL News
The Winter Manager’s Meeting will Be Tuesday, January 29, Ole’s Neighborhood Tex-Mex. (Palios in Las Colinas has closed)
600 E Sandy Lake Rd #106, Coppell, TX 75019
Taco Bar for those attending
(NTABL is covering food, alcohol available for purchase)
All returning and prospective managers need to plan on attending or sending a team representative.
Teams can secure a spot with a $500 REFUNDABLE deposit which will get your team listed on the Teams page. This will allow inquiring players to contact you directly to arrange a workout session.
Tryouts for the spring/summer season will be March 9. Time and place TBD.
Team fee balances will be due March 17. Teams not paid in full will not be on the schedule. No exceptions. Players who have paid will have a chance to hook up with another team or have their money refunded.
Games will begin the week of March 31.
A few minor rules tweaks to bring the written rules in line with our past practice. See the Local Rules page under Player Info to familiarize yourself.
What stays the same for 2018?
Kirk Pruitt will return in his role of President and be responsible for the scheduling, league communications, team and player development, constitution and rules, interface with the national office as well as entertain big ideas for the overall benefit of the league. Kirk also breaks all ties for disputes or disciplinary log jams.
We have a new Divisional VP, Boston Coppedge who takes over as VP of the 45+ Masters Division. The rest of our leadership team returns intact with Anthony Cass as the VP of the 55+ Legacy Division, Bill Macey as VP of the 35+ Veterans Division, Jason Bottenfield as Open National VP and Mark Adams as the Open American VP. Sam Kayea returns as the Director of Fields and Umpires and Shawn Lee begins his sixth tour as our Social Media Coordinator. Gerry Mecca will continue to serve as Treasurer and receive help from newcomer Larry Rinder. Larry will take care of our day to day financials while Gerry will be free to focus on other financial matters including registration payment, player eligibility, financial reporting and also the philanthropic leadership and focus. Mark Adams returns as Chairperson for our Scottish Rite Charity All Star Games at Dr Pepper Ballpark in Frisco.
Payment options will remain the same; all major credit cards, cash and PayPal. Team fees remain about the same, with modifications to number of games played in some divisions. Cost to play is still about $15 per game. Team fees still include fields, lights, umpires, high quality baseballs, team score book, website, email game reminders, text messaging system for rain outs and urgent messages, league administration, MSBL National Membership, liability and secondary medical insurance.
National Division (18+) – $5050 for 20 games plus best 2-of-3 playoff series for top four teams. All games will be 2 hour weekday and 2:45 hour weekend games, twice a week usually a Wednesday and a Sunday based on field availability. All playoffs are 9 inning.
American Division (18+) – $5050 for 20 games plus playoffs (Championship Series and President’s Tournament). All American Division games will be 2-hour weekday and 2:45 hour weekend games playing twice a week, usually a Tuesday and a Sunday based on field availability. American playoffs are 9 inning.
35+ Veterans are usually on Thursdays and 45+ Masters are usually on Mondays, 2-hours or seven inning games. The team fee for the Veterans and will be $4750 for an 18 game season with a double elimination tournament at the end. The team fee for Masters will be $4300 for a 16 game season plus playoffs.
55+ Legacy Division should play on Thursdays. The team fee will be $4300 per team for a 14 game season plus playoffs.
We hope to hold our All Star games again this summer at the AA Frisco Roughriders home at Dr Pepper Ballpark in August with a game for each division. As of this writing, our date is not confirmed.
Rookie League starts on the Saturday one week BEFORE Memorial Weekend and is a 10 game, $165 per player developmental and player pool league that plays doubleheaders over 6 Saturdays. This program filled UP last year, so sign up soon if you want to play. Players on rosters from any other NTABL division can play in the Rookie League for half price ($82.50).
Fall League starts around Labor Day is a 10 game plus single elimination playoff open league that plays 7-inning, 2-hour time limit games twice a week, one weekday and one Sunday. Team fees and deposit date TBD. We typically have two divisions – Competitive and Recreational.
What do you need to do?
If you are a manager, contact your players and get started collecting fees. If you are a player, contact your manager from last season or sign up for the free agent list in the division you want to play.
The registration system will be open January 14 so managers can begin setting their teams up and gathering fees.
Returning teams contact your VP if you want last year’s team copied over (we cannot give out info for players not on your past roster).
Thanks for choosing the NTABL.