Welcome to the BPA Baseball Team's  "Where to begin?"

This area will explain the steps you need to take to sanction your team with BPA, purchase
 team insurance, enter your Roster Online, and enter tournaments online.

Note: IT IS THE COACH and/or MANAGER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THE RULES. 
         IGNORANCE OF A RULE or BYLAW DOES NOT NEGATE THE PENALTY.

         BPA Rule Book is available online 24/7 at www.PlayBPA.com - Select Link on left


Please note that there may be multiple web sites you will be dealing with when participating with BPA.
www.PlayBPA.com: This is our National Site, you will sanction your team, Log In to enter your roster, view
and enter tournaments online through PlayBPA.com.  PlayBPA is the site where the rule book is posted,
approved equipment list is posted, insurance information is available for you to view and purchase if you wish. 
PlayBPA does NOT accept charges, but some State Directors do - once you fill out the sanction form, you will receive payment instructions at the bottom of the screen, if your director accepts charges, payment information will inform you
of the site to make payment.

www.BPANorth.com:  This is our Northern Zone BPA site.  The NSA-BPA Northern Zone consists of 13 States and part of Canada.  This site will have links for the BPA World Series information in our zone.
If your individual state has a website the link will be available here, your individual State site is where you MAY
be allowed to pay by charge - not all states accept charges or paypal.

Individual State Sites:  If your State has individual websites, there will be a link available at www.BPANorth.com
Individual State Sites will be more informational for your specific state, and will possibly accept charges or paypal
for sanction fees and tournament entry fees.  NOT ALL State sites accept charge payments.


 
STEP 1: SANCTION YOUR TEAM   Select "Team Sanction Form" on left
Instructions for using the Online system are available on the Team Sanction Page.
All teams that participate in BPA tournaments must be sanctioned with BPA for the current season.
Any BPA sanctioned team may participate in Qualifiers, NIT, State or Regional Tournaments,
but
Must Qualify to Participate in the NSA WORLD.
After your team applies for a sanction number online by filling out and submitting the form, you will receive
payment instructions at the BOTTOM of the screen.  Once the office receives your payment by either
a MAILED IN or by charge (IF YOUR STATE Director accepts charges), their office will "APPROVE" your sanction.
You will then receive your current season Sanction number via e-mail.
You can then use your sanction number to purchase team insurance, enter BPA Tournaments online,
and enter your roster online. 


It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED when filling out the sanction form you include a secondary contact for the team,
and use a different email than the main contact if at all possible.


NOTE: TEAMS CAN BE RECLASSIFIED ANYTIME DURING THE SEASON DUE TO THE OVERALL STRENGTH OF THE TEAM!
        
 Please make sure to select the proper classification at the beginning of the year!

 

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your sanction number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster online before entering tournaments.
You DO NOT have to have team insurance before entering tournaments.

 

STEP 2: VIEW & ENTER TOURNAMENTS -
Enter Tournaments -
MUST "ENTER" THROUGH THE PlayBPA.com ONLINE SYSTEM.
Go to www.PlayBPA.com and select TOURNAMENT SEARCH - Fill in the Search parameters & Click SEARCH
   
Find the tournament you want to enter and click on the DETAILS (Magnifying Glass) for the tournament
    view details and scroll to bottom of page - enter your sanction number and password.
    You will receive an automated email that you have APPLIED for ENTRY into the tournament, the system
    also emails the Tournament Director
you have applied for entry into the tournament.

Your spot in the tournament is NOT saved or HELD until the FULL PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. 
You will receive a confirmation email verifying that we have received your payment.


          Check the Tournament DETAILS - Watch for:  ENTRY DEADLINES/Min # Games/Gate Fees, etc.

Select tournaments to participate in

Teams MUST "ENTER" tournaments through the PlayBPA.com system
You MUST have your current
Sanction Number BEFORE you can enter tournaments online.
Rosters DO NOT need to be online before you enter tournaments.


Once you enter a tournament online through the PlayBPA.com system, you will receive payment
instructions at the BOTTOM of the page.

          Please make sure to let your State Director know if you are entering a tournament OUT OF STATE.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your registration number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster before entering tournaments.


 
 
STEP 3: TEAM INSURANCE 
ALL YOUTH Teams are required to provide proof of team insurance, and you will need to have your current Sanction Number to purchase Team Insurance.  All teams that participate in BPA Youth tournaments are required to purchase BPA Insurance through Westpoint Insurance Group.  

Discounts are given for 4 or more teams that purchase insurance at one time. 
Please contact your State Director for any additional discounts they may have available.

  • Some directors MAY have a Entry Fee discount for teams providing proof of Westpoint Insurance prior to the tournament.
  • Some directors MAY have a weekend policy available to teams.


* SEE INSURANCE INFORMATION - Select Link from PlayBPA.com
You will need your BPA Sanction number in order to
purchase the BPA insurance through Westpoint Insurance Group.

I HIGHLY recommend that you make MUTLIPLE COPIES of your insurance certificate to have on hand.
You will need to turn in a copy at each BPA tournament and it will not be returned to you.

PLEASE NOTE:  After receiving your sanction number, you can submit your roster online at any time. 
You DO NOT have to enter your roster before entering tournaments.


 
STEP 4: ENTER ROSTER ONLINE
-
 ALL Tournament TEAMS MUST use the Official BPA ONLINE ROSTER.
You must first have received your sanction number via email, before entering your roster online.
Go to www.PlayBPA.com and select TEAM LOGIN    (Interact with BPA box on right side of page)
Enter your current sanction number and password.  Then select ROSTER.


You will need the following information for your players BEFORE you begin to enter your Roster Online.
1.  Correct Spelling of Player's Name - Please NO Nicknames - NO C.J.'s - Use Christopher James
2.  Full Address - Include City, State, Zip
3.  Player's Date of Birth
4. 
ONLY for ADULT BPA TEAMS -  Player's Driver's License Number or State ID Number
ALL players must be entered on the online roster.  NO HAND Written players will be eligible to play.

Once the roster is complete, select CLICK HERE FOR PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION - The roster will print with
blanks for the PLAYERS and PARENTS to sign.  There is also a line for the COACH to sign. 

I HIGHLY recommend that once you attain signatures you make MULTIPLE COPIES of the signed roster.
You will need to turn in a copy at each BPA tournament you participate in and it will NOT be returned to you.
You will not be allowed to participate without a SIGNED copy of the BPA online roster.



  

STEP 5:  "WHAT TO BRING"
   Each coach/manager or team representative is required to check in with the tournament director prior to their first game with the following proper paperwork.  Your team will NOT be allowed to participate without the proper paperwork!
      1.  Copy of the BPA Online roster with all information COMPLETE & CORRECT - printed with signatures of
           ALL Coaches and ALL Parents. 
           This copy of the roster is to be turned in prior to your first game and will NOT be returned to you.
      2.  Copy of your Team Insurance Certificate.  This copy is to be turned in at the site & will NOT be returned to you.
      3.  You need to have on hand copies of your players birth certificates or government issue photo ID's in case of
           a protest.  BPA does NOT need copies of these.
  


 

How to Qualify for the BPA World Series

1. Team must be BPA Registered for the current year.

2. Team must receive a berth by qualifying for the BPA World Series.

            Contact your State Director for detailed qualifying procedures within your State.

3. ALL TEAMS MUST PARTICIPATE in their "HOME" STATE CHAMPIONSHIP to VALIDATE the berth.
    Note:
PARTICIPATE / PLAY in the STATE TOURNAMENT means a team must physically play in the tournament
             or lose their berth.  Paying & NOT SHOWING for the STATE TOURNAMENT WILL BE CAUSE
             FOR YOU TO LOSE YOUR BERTH! 
 
  
4. All teams MUST enter the BPA World Series through their "Home State" Director or Zone Office.

5. Follow the entry instructions and deadlines listed in the online World Series packet.

Note: Failure for the team to submit the entry form, entry fee, SIGNED Online Roster, and COPY of
Insurance Certificate by the deadline listed in the online packet will result in the team losing their berth.

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