The following policy has been established for those who request to "Play Up" a division.
If a player has played at least 1 spring season in their age appropriate division they are eligible to participate in the assessment for the next division.
T-Ball Participants wanting to play Rookie
T-ball participates wishing to play-up will need to have a written recommendation from their previous year coach that will be evaluated by the Board based on player safety and equality of game facilitation for the division.
Rookie/Minors Participants wanting to play Minors/Majors
To qualify to "play-up" in the next division, the player must score in the top 25% of all players participating in the division assessment. Players not qualifying to "play-up" will be placed in their age appropriate division. To ensure enough players in a division, players may be chosen from beyond the top 25% at the Boards discretion.
Division placement is based on player age as of April 30th (see our League Age Chart)
Players are assessed by the coaches for the division in which they participate in four area's:
The rating scale is 1-10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 the highest. All Coaches in the division being assessed participate in the assessment of all players. The scores are then entered into the computer and averaged by each of the disciplines mentioned above providing the overall average for the player. The players are then ranked from highest to lowest average score to facilitate the draft.
A parent may request that their child stay in a division when they would normally move to the next division if there is a safety concern. This request will be reviewed by the Competition Committee of the Board.
Coaches cannot cancel games. SWYB has reserved the fields and must pay for these reservations unless steps 1 & 2 are followed.
The following policy has been adopted by the SWYB Board of Directors to guide the Fundraising activities for teams.
Each season Saratoga Wilton Youth Baseball's (SWYB) Safety Coordinator will conduct background checks, consisting of a nationwide search that contains the applicable government sex offender registry data. If any screened person shows up in this nationwide search the person will be asked to consent to a more in-depth background check. SWYB will utilize a professional screening service to conduct this more extensive search.
SWYB has identified the following volunteers as persons who regularly provide service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or conact with, players or teams, and therefore must be screened:
*For each team that is formed SWYB requires a Head Coach and two Assistant Coaches to be named.
T-Ball & Rookie
Formation of teams in the T-ball and Rookie divisions will be done by the respective Division Coordinator. It will be done randomly.
Minors & Majors
Minors and Majors team formation will be done with a coach's draft based on the results of the player assessments. During the draft, coaches should respect the following guidelines:
SWYB cannot guarantee placement on any team regardless of circumstances.
Saratoga Wilton Youth Baseball, Inc
PO Box 2269
Wilton, NY 12831
Saratoga Wilton Youth Baseball is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) based in Saratoga Springs / Town of Wilton, NY operating exclusively as a non-profit educational organization providing a supervised program of recreational and competitive baseball.