Portage Youth Baseball does not run tournament teams. However, we are very supportive of the local tournament teams and will help their coaches in any way we can. Tournament teams provide the next level of competition for the youth players as well as a unique experience of traveling to other cities/towns and facing new competitive teams.
Below are our answers to some common questions we receive regarding tournament teams.
Does PYB cover tournament team insurance?
No. PYB does not carry insurance for tournament teams. Coaches will need to supply their own insurance or have a waiver system. Be sure to review the requirements of the tournaments you plan on attending.
Are Tournament teams allowed to use PYB gear for practices?
Yes. Coaches are allowed to use PYB gear so long as the coach/coaches of the tournament team coach in the regular season for the standard PYB recreational league.
Are tournament teams allowed to use the PYB/City fields?
Yes. Teams are allowed to use the fields. Practice times will be given to the recreational league first. Any remaining times will be offered to tournament teams. Tournament team coach/coaches must coach in the PYB recreational league in order to use the fields.
Does PYB offer Jerseys for tournament teams?
No. Our new jerseys will not be turned back in. We suggest you purchase jerseys locally in Portage if possible.
Can players from other cities/towns play on tournament teams?
Yes. However, the player must be signed up through PYB and pay for recreational league play even if the player does not plan to play in the PYB recreational league. This is only necessary if the team is using PYB gear and/or the fields. We also ask coaches to be mindful that this is a Portage team. Our goal is to build competitive teams for years to come within the Portage schools.
Does PYB offer a contact list for players at the applicable age group?
Yes. PYB will supply contact info to tournament team coaches who are coaching in the PYB recreational league to be able to contact potential players. PYB will also ask all players at the time of registration if they have interest in playing tournaments. NOTE: Personal information is confidential and may only be used for the purpose of contacting players/parents about tournament team opportunities.
We ask that all tournament team coaches and players please keep in mind as you travel to tournaments that you are representing the players, residents, and community of Portage, WI. While at the tournaments, please be respectful and represent our community in a positive way.