Team registration process to go electronic Jan. 1

The registration process for American Legion Baseball teams will soon become a lot easier. Starting Jan. 1, coaches will be able to fill out team applications online, and the entire application process will be electronic, thanks to the Legion’s new Web site that launched Nov. 9.

At the start of 2010, coaches will be able to submit team applications online for review by their state’s baseball chairman. Upon its approval, a login and password will be generated to give coaches access to an area where they can select their insurance and pay national, state and insurance fees. Coaches receive notification when their insurance has been processed. They can then begin holding tryouts.

Once their team is set, coaches can login, upload a team photo, and fill out their roster with players’ names, biographical information and photographs. Deadlines for these processes are set by department baseball chairmen, who will review all submissions.Upon chairmen approval, coaches will be able to submit game schedules. The final product will be a comprehensive team page, with a team photo, roster and schedule.