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PURE BASEBALL COMPLIANCE INSTRUCTIONS - NORTHERN VIRGINIA TRAVEL BASEBALL
To complete the standard background check:
  • Please navigate to www.sportdev.org
  • Click "Sign In" at the top.
  • When you get to the sign in area, click "create account."
  • Go through the create account process.
  • Under "Organization" in the account creation page, please begin typing "Northern Virginia Travel Baseball" - it will pop up. Please select it from the dropdown. This is important that you select your organization.
  • Click the "My Profile" button on the top menu and make sure you are signed in.
  • Next, find "Background Checks" in the top menu. Click it.
  • Find your way to the bottom and click "Get Started."
  • Click "Standard Background Check."
  • Add it to your cart.
  • Click the green "View cart" to check out.
  • Under "Shipping Details" please click "Choose another address" and put in an address. Even though this is an electronic download, a delivery address is still required.
  • Enter payment information.
  • Check out. You’ll land on a confirmation page.
  • You’ll receive an email from JDP thereafter and will go through those emails to complete your background check..

    To complete the Abuse Awareness course:

  • Go back to www.sportdev.org and sign in.
  • Find "Education" in the second tool bar and hover over that. Find the "Course Catalog" button, click it.
  • Find the "Abuse Awareness for Adults" course.
  • Add to your cart and check out. Please ensure you have a delivery address chosen again.
  • No promo code is needed as the course is free.
  • Upon check out, the course link will be on the top of the confirmation page. Start the course by clicking the hyperlink.
  • When your course is complete, head back to "My Profile" and find the "Certifications" tab, then click the "View Certifications" button.
  • Look for the Pure Baseball Compliance program.
  • This will enroll you in the program.

    After following these steps, you should receive an email stating you are Pure Baseball compliant. Please keep this email.

    If you do not receive this email, please contact us at sportdevelopment@usabaseball.com


  • NVTBL Columbus Day Tournament - 8u - 18u
    2019 COLUMBUS DAY TOURNAMENT
  • Friday, Oct. 11 - Monday, Oct. 14
  • 3 game guarantee
  • $225 plus cash at the plate for umpires ($236.73 total after processing fee).
  • 8u-12u: Please reach out to joshb@nvtbl.org if your team can host any tournament games.
  • Click here to view tournament rules
  • Link to register: click here

  • NVTBL New Website FAQs

    COACHES
  • Should coaches enter rosters in NVTBLBaseball.org? Yes, you must enter all of your players in the new website. You can do this under Team Center.
    click here for Team Center page
  • Where will coaches enter game and practice requests? Game and practice requests will be done on the new website. There is a re-direct for this.
  • Where will coaches score games? Coaches will continue to score games in the old website at NVTBL.org Those scores will automatically be updated on the new website for all to see.
  • Where will coaches find umpire contact information? Coaches will still find umpire contact information on the old website at NVTBL.org because that is where all back-end scheduling work is done for games and umpires.
  • Where can I find information on how to use the new website? Sports Engine has a great Help Center that you can find on new website for any and all questions.
    click here for Help Center
  • Where will NVTBL post tryout information and players/teams looking for teams/players? All of this will be on the new website at NVTBL.org as it is a front-end function.
  • Can I use the new website as my team/organizations website or webpage? Yes, you have creative rights to edit/manage your individual team page on our new site for FREE.
  • Do coaches control the permissions of your individual team webpage? Yes, you control who can see/do what on your individual team page.

    PARENTS

  • What is Sports Engine? Sports Engine is the new website platform that hosts the new NVTBLBaseball.org website.
  • Which website will parents and all other family members use? Everyone will use NVTBLBaseball.org for all front end use. Parents and other family members will have no need to visit the old site. Coaches will use it just for registration, accounting, schedule requests. The only exception is when parents sign the electronic waivers to start the season on the old website.
  • How do parents join the new Sports Engine NVTBL website? You will receive an email invitation from your coach when he enters you on the roster. You will need to follow the instructions and become a member of Sports Engine and your team.
  • Will parents and family members have access to the old website? No, you will only use the new website and your parents login/p-word on old site will be inactive.
  • Where will parents, coaches, families view the schedule? You can view the schedule on NVTBLBaseball.org or the new SE/NVTBL mobile app.
  • Where can I find information on how to use the new website? Sports Engine has a great Help Center that you can find on new website for any and all questions.
    click here for Help Info
  • If I am already a member of Sports Engine for another league/team can I use the same account? Yes, you will simply login with that information and accept the invite to your NVTBL team.
  • Can I create an individual player webpage for my child? Yes, you can do this under your teams web page depending on what editing rights your coach gives you.

    FUNCTIONS OF NEW WEBSITE w/ SPORTS ENGINE

  • Team Communication - Coaches can send last minute texts/e-mails through their team website
  • Mobile App - NVTBL has a new SE mobile app with incredible functions, which includes a map to all locations.
  • Tracking - Coaches can track what players will be attending what events through the new website.
  • Team Web Page - Coaches can use this as their team's web page at no cost.
  • Fundraising - You can use the new website to create a Rally Me fundraising campaign.
  • Game Changer - The GameChanger integration with SportsEngine is no longer available. However you are still able to embed the GameChanger Scoreboard Widget on your SportsEngine website. Please contact GameChanger support for additional information or assistance with GameChanger use.
  • Tournament Management - Sports Engine has a Tournament Management function that NVTBL may use.
  • Help Center - The Sports Engine Help Center can answer any questions you may have. click here for Help Center
  •  Game Requests 

    Sat, August 31 -- Mount Vernon Mavericks 2027 11U Blue looking for a game
    Field: Hollin Hall #1
    Notes: MV Mavs 11U (MetroAA) and 10U are looking for Labor Day weekend scrimmage. text 3617742011 to coord
    Sun, September 1 -- Kidball Baseball Red 14U looking for a game
    Field: Beverly Farms Local Park
    Notes: 14U team looking for a double header, will travel to your home field
     NVTBL Hot News 

    Team Registration For Fall is OPEN

  • Fall Registration will open August 2 and will close August 17th.
  • Registration fees for 8U - 12U teams $425 (INCLUDES two dozen baseballs for those coaches who attend the coaches meeting; does not include Insurance)
  • Registration fees for 13U and older teams - $820 (INCLUDES three dozen baseballs for those coaches who attend the coaches meeting)
  • To start the registration process, click here
  • Aug. 2 - Registration OPENS. Please be prepared to register the first week as NVTBL has a quick turn-around in the fall to produce schedules to our umpires and teams. Teams should play "up" for the fall, playing with the age level of their team as of Spring 2020.
  • Aug. 6 - 15 - New Coaches online Webinars - watch for more info
  • Aug. 12 at 6 pm - Late fee begins, $125 additional
  • Aug. 17 - Registration CLOSES. All field availability and team availability info must be entered in your team registration at www.NVTBL.org
  • Aug. 28 - Mandatory NVTBL Coaches Meeting at Westfield HS cafeteria (4700 Stonecroft Blvd. Chantilly, VA). 8 - 12u - 7 pm - 8 pm; 13u and older - 8 pm - 9 pm.
  • Fall Season (8U - 12U) - Sept. 8 - Oct. 27. (EOS Tournament will begin pool play Oct. 27 and wrap up with a single elimination bracket the weekend of Nov. 2-3)
  • Fall Season (13U - Varsity/PSL) - Sept. 7 - Nov. 3
  • EXISTING TEAMS & GENERAL SEASON INFO - For additional information regarding the Registration Process Click here
    NOTE: All existing teams MUST have all prior season accounting cleared out before scheduling can be processed.

    NVTBL's Age Determination Policy for 2019 - Click here

    For further assistance regarding Spring 2019 Registration, contact Lisa Lombardozzi at admin@nvtbl.org or 571-765-1561.


    Bat & Ball Guidelines for NVTBL
    Update as of 8/6/18

    13u - 14u
    NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA approved bats for the 2019 season. NVTBL does recommend that 14u (8th grade) players begin the transition to BBCOR bats no later than the spring/summer of their 8th grade season.

    8u - 12u
    NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA bats for the 2019 season. We do recognize that there are teams at certain age levels who will elect to only use USA bats. Coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s). That is totally acceptable if both coaches agree prior to the game starting. The bat rules are posted on the home page of www.NVTBLBaseball.org

    The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8" has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30" (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full list of approved bats can be found at https://USABat.com
    For more information, please visit http://usabat.com/Decertified-Bats/

    For the 2019 Fall season, NVTBL will have the following bat restrictions:

  • 8U - 12U teams - USA and USSSA bats are approved (coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s). Both must agree prior to the game starting.
  • 13U teams - USA and USSSA approved bats
  • 14U teams - USA and USSSA approved bats
  • JV teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • Varsity teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • PSL teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • **BBCOR bats are approved at ALL age levels.

    Ball requirements:

  • All teams MUST use NVTBL stamped baseballs.
  • NVTBL Logo games balls are available at Sports Plus (4429 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151)
  • Phone Number - 703-222-8255
  • $47 per dozen (discounted price)
  • Can be shipped for roughly $15 per case (10 dozen)
  • Each team is required to provide 2 game balls at the start of each game. After the initial 2 balls, each team must provide an equal number of game balls for each game.

    NVTBL Stamped Baseball Specifications

  • NFHS approved baseball (high school)
  • Double Core Cushioned Center
  • High School grade leather cover
  • NVTBL logo stamp

  • Seeking Umpires for 13-18 year old NVTBL games
    NVBUA/MAC is always looking for new umpires. We do training year round including on-the-job, formal classroom, cage, and field work. Check out our web-site at http://umpires.org, e-mail us at assignor@umpires.org, or call us at 703-978-3601 for more information or to sign up!

    Umpires for 8U - 12U Games
    Umpires Needed - anyone interested in umpiring 8-12u baseball games in the NVTBL, please contact Lisa Lombardozzi at admin@nvtbl.org or call: (571) 765-1561.

    Former NVTBL Players in Major League Baseball
    NVTBL which began in 1999 has seen several of our athletes go on to play professional baseball. Congratulations to the athletes and their former NVTBL coaches!

  • Paul Clemens (NCBC Nationals 2005) was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 2008 and traded to Houston Astros in 2011. Called up and pitched in long relief against the Nationals in April 2014.
  • Ryan Lindemuth, who played in NVTBL for the Barnstormers, was drafted by the Pirates in the 2013 Draft and the 2014 by the Yankees.
  • Steve Lombardozzi, a former NVTBL player who played for the Virginia Bandits and Columbia Red Dogs, is playing with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He played with the Washington Nationals in prior years.
  • Brandon Snyder, who played in NVTBL primarily with the Northern Virginia Silverhawks was called up to the majors by the Orioles for games in 2010 and 2011. He is with the Boston Red Sox.
  • Jon Link was drafted by Montreal Expos (2002) and by San Diego Padres (2005) and called up by the Dodgers for games in 2010. He is currently with the Miami Marlins organization.
  • Brandon Guyer, who played for the Barnstormers and was drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He was traded to Tampa Bay.
  • Jesse Beal (Vipers 2004-2006, Barnstormers). Drafted by the Orioles in 2008.

    If you would like to add players to the list, please send their information to admin@nvtbl.org.


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