BatterUp! uses a player’s daily ”Steps“ as a means of earning hits and runs to play a team-based virtual baseball game. The game is free to play with premium features available soon to both players and leagues.
Every day is an “Inning”, every week is a “Game”, and every 12-weeks is a “Season”.
Players must walk a minimum of 5,000 steps a day to earn a “Base Hit” for the Inning; however, if a player walks 4,999 or less steps for a day, then it’s “three strikes” and they are “Out” for the Inning. Four base hits during any four of seven Innings earns the player a “Run” for their team.
Players who walk 10,000 or more steps a day will soon have a chance to hit a “Home Run”, a “Triple”, or a “Double”, and also will have an opportunity to get a player out on the opposing team.
Players may a) create a public team (open to any player in the same league), or b) create a private team (players in the same league must know the team’s password to register), or c) simply join a team as a player at any time. Players who create their own team will have additional options and duties as the “Team Manager”, such as approving new team members, “Benching” players, and selecting a “Designated Hitter (DH)”. Teams are required to have a minimum of (5) players to participate in the weekly games, and may have up to (20) players on the team’s “Roster”.
Games start on Mondays at 12:01 am Eastern time and finish on Sundays at 11:59 pm Eastern time. Games are played between two randomly selected teams from the same “League” and the game winner is the team with the most “Runs” at the end of the week. In the case of a tie, the team with the fewest “Errors” wins, or if still tied, the team with the most “total team steps” (including from the bench) will win the game.
Individual players are required to join a League when registering. Public Leagues are free and open to all players and teams. Each League has its own Team Leaderboard and awards will be provided to the top winning teams and individuals from each of the four “Public Leagues” per season.
Any sized group may request and play in a Private League, which will provide an opportunity for the group’s players and teams (no limitation) to compete only against each other. Premium features for a wellness program are coming soon, including member management, player reports, and member daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly tasks. Awards for top winning teams in each Private League will be at the discretion of the League admin.
Fees for a Private League are $9.99 per month or $99 per year. (Leagues are free for school districts!)
Contact us by email at email@example.com or by phone at (850) 274-6225 for more information regarding a Private League for your group.
Each Private League may select one 501C3 nonprofit to receive 1/2 of all optional $4.99 premium fees paid by the league’s players who would like to become a supporting “All Star” for the season and receive bonus “batting” percentages (30%) for earning home runs, triples, or doubles when 10,000 steps are reached for a day.
The winning team from each of the four public leagues at the end of each season will have the opportunity to name the charity to receive 1/2 of all optional $4.99 premium fees paid by the public league’s players.
Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (850) 274-6225 for more information regarding a Private League for your organization.
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