For teams playing in Baseball Players Association (BPA) tournaments and/or leagues, a few changes have been made to the registration and acceptance process. You may have received an email, seen a posting on Facebook or read a tweet with this information. We are taking the explanation one step further.
For the Fall of 2015 and the 2016 season, BPA has made the following changes
- The BPA sanctioning period will be August 1 to July 31. The old time period was September 1 to August 31. Any new BPA/Westpoint insurance policies will match the new sanctioning dates.
- The BPA sanction fee is now $30. The BPA sanction fee gives you the required BPA sanction number which enables you to enter your team in BPA sanctioned events and leagues plus purchase the required BPA/Westpoint insurance.
- BPA/Westpoint insurance is now required to be purchased by teams to play in a BPA sanctioned event. The change was necessary because too many teams nationwide did not have sufficient coverage for their teams and the resulting claims from these teams were driving the insurance rates up for everyone. To stop the insurance companies proposed price increases, BPA and Wespoint Insurance recognized the need for great coverage. If the teams had a standard Westpoint insurance policy with the top notch team coverage, the insurance rates could be held at the current levels. The Westpoint insurance policy can be used for all of your tournaments and in most cases will have higher coverage amounts at a smaller price than what you have been purchasing in the past at a higher price.
Teams must be registered and paid for the league by September 1, 2015 for Fall insurance coverage and January 8, 2016 for Spring and Summer insurance coverage.
BENEFIT - Minimum $50 Savings - Get a minimum $50 discount on your insurance by being a part of the BPA OnTurf Sports Baseball League
BPA sanction number, BPA/Westpoint insurance and entered into the OnTurf Sports Baseball League plus the year end league tournament OnTurf Classic. The sanction number and insurance certificate are emailed to the person registering the team.
BENEFIT - Minimum $150 Savings - Get a minimum $150 discount on 3 tournaments.
Information on OnTurf Sports 2016 tournaments are planned to be released October 1, 2015 at this time.