Lots of exciting things happening with BPA Alabama! First off, it’s time to get sanctioned and handle your insurance. Simply login to the account you created at www.playbpa.com (or create a new account if needed) and you can add teams, renew sanction for exisiting teams, plus pay your sanction fee and purchase insurance. The insurance rates are VERY low and also get you a $20 discount on individual tournament entry fees.
Once you get your team(s) sanctioned for the 2018-19 season, you can go to bpaal.com to register for tournaments. You will notice when you go to register for a tournament (starting today) that you will be required to have a Tourney Team account. There is no cost for this. Creating the account will simplify your registration for tournaments because you won’t have to enter all of your contact info and team info each time. It will also allow us to keep up to date point rankings and win-loss records for all teams.
I strongly encourage you to contact Dee, Matt, or David SOON with the dates you want to play this fall! Space is more limited in the fall, and planning ahead on your schedule is the best way to make sure you don’t get left out on any dates you plan to play. Don’t forget that we are also offering discount pricing for 4 or more tourneys.
Details on the Grade Exemption rule that we are piloting in Alabama for the 2018-19 season.
– Teams are allowed to have up to 2 players use the Grade Exemption.
– Players must have proof from the school (progress report, report card, etc.) that shows their grade level.
7U – Player using exemption must be in 1st grade and cannot turn 9 before May 1, 2019.
8U – Player using exemption must be in 2nd grade and cannot turn 10 before May 1, 2019.
9U – Player using exemption must be in 3rd grade and cannot turn 11 before May 1, 2019.
10U – Player using exemption must be in 4th grade and cannot turn 12 before May 1, 2019.
11U – Player using exemption must be in 5th grade and cannot turn 13 before May 1, 2019.
12U – Player using exemption must be in 6th grade and cannot turn 14 before May 1, 2019.