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Di Ncba League Meeting Presentation

  1. 1. Annual League Meeting May 26, 2008
  2. 2. <ul><li>National Club Baseball Association </li></ul><ul><li>850 Ridge Ave </li></ul><ul><li>Suite 301 </li></ul><ul><li>Pittsburgh, PA 15212 </li></ul><ul><li>Phone 412-321-8440 </li></ul><ul><li>Fax 412-321-4088 </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile 412-860-5201 </li></ul><ul><li>www.clubbaseball.org/div2 </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Meet the NCBA Staff </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – A Year in Review </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – What’s to Come </li></ul><ul><li>Break Out Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>NCBA Rules Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Closing </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Meet the NCBA Staff </li></ul><ul><li>FRONT OFFICE </li></ul><ul><li>President – Sandy Sanderson </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer – Sandy Sanderson Sr. </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Tournaments & Championships </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Kyle Buchmann </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sponsor Account Manager – Christian Smith </li></ul><ul><li>Director of Umpires – John King </li></ul><ul><li>Rules Committee Teams Rep – Joe Kooping </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Meet the NCBA Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Directors </li></ul><ul><li>North Atlantic – Kyle Buchmann </li></ul><ul><li>Mid - Atlantic – Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>South Atlantic – Matt Tunnell </li></ul><ul><li>Great Lakes – Chad Lowe </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf Coast – Ryan Hendrix </li></ul><ul><li>Mid - America – Peggy Lallis </li></ul><ul><li>Northern Pacific – Dano Jauregui </li></ul><ul><li>Southern Pacific – Christian Smith </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>2008 – A Year in Review </li></ul><ul><li>Policy Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Rule Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Regular Season </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Policy Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Forfeiting team additionally responsible for field rental costs (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>All ejections must be reported via an ejection submission form (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Ejections due to fighting result in indefinite suspension until investigation in to altercation is complete (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Teams on probation are no longer eligible for the early payment discount on league dues (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>NCBA will publicize who is placed on probation and why (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Teams on probation will be required to use field/game contracts (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>To be eligible to win the conference title and qualify for the post season a team must play at least 75% of the average number of conference games played by their fellow conference opponents (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>All teams new to NCBA must play D2 for one year if available geographically (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Tournaments are NOT required to be played in a 9-inning format (4 votes to 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Tournaments are encouraged to be played in a 9-inning format but ultimately at the discretion of each Regional Director to determine feasibility (6 votes to 1) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Rule Changes </li></ul><ul><li>Halted Game Rule added to all regular season conference games (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>No more Courtesy Runners for pitchers and catchers (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Mercy rule extended to after 7th inning for 9-inning games (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>NCBA teams with both a DI & DII team may move no more than 3 players up to DI from DII in the same year, provided this is done prior to the roster freeze and that there is remaining room on the DI roster (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>No players may be sent down from the DI team to the DII team in the same year (Unanimous) </li></ul><ul><li>Once a player is moved from the DII roster to the DI roster, he/she is no longer eligible to play with the DII team and that roster spot can not be replaced (Unanimous) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>State Representation </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Regular Season </li></ul><ul><li>NCBA Team Growth </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Regular Season </li></ul><ul><li>League comparison </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>2009 – What’s to Come </li></ul><ul><li>New Teams </li></ul><ul><li>Possible Region Realignment </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>New Teams </li></ul><ul><li>3 New Teams have officially joined for the 2009 season </li></ul><ul><li>University of Connecticut </li></ul><ul><li>SUNY – Binghamton </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northern Illinois </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Potential New Teams </li></ul>UNC-Wilmington Santa Clara BYU - Idaho Texas Christian LSU William &Mary George Mason Howard West Point Ramapo College Old Dominion Christopher Newport VMI Winthrop Cal State - LA Atlantic Cape Muhlenburg Barton College Wisconsin-Fond du Lac LSU-Alexandria Pennsylvania Connecticut College Denison Bowling Green Tech Toled Fordham Oklahoma Appalachian State DePaul Purdue Alabama Lewis University Lake Forest College Steven F Austin Oral Roberts Michigan Tech
  15. 15. <ul><li>Potential Region Realignment </li></ul><ul><li>Potential for 4 new District to be formed </li></ul><ul><li>North Atlantic may get consolidated to 3 conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Mid-Atlantic South may combine with the North to form one single conference </li></ul><ul><li>South Atlantic – North may become the new Mid-Atlantic South </li></ul><ul><li>South Atlantic may become a 3 conference region </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Break Out Sessions </li></ul><ul><li>League Meeting attendees broken up in to 5 groups </li></ul><ul><li>Each group joins a different session </li></ul><ul><li>Each session lasts 20 minutes and then each group rotates on to the next session </li></ul><ul><li>Session 1 – Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Session 2 – Tournaments & Championships – Kyle Buchmann </li></ul><ul><li>Session 3 – Sponsors & Fundraising – Christian Smith & Chad Lowe </li></ul><ul><li>Session 4 – NCBA Rules & Proposed Changes – Sandy Sanderson & Dano Jauregui </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>League Participation Agreement (LPA) Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Team Form (Due Date: August 1 st ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing Team Renewal Form (Due Date: June 15 th ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signed by president, signed by club sports director or faculty advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fax to NCBA then mail the original </li></ul></ul><ul><li>E-Registration Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides full contact info to NCBA front office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complete in full and email to NCBA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to include a secondary contact </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to include advisor contact info </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling Request Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to complete with as much detail as possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>District Coordinator Director will assign due date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important to include requests for Spring Break, Finals, and Field Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The more flexibility the better </li></ul></ul><ul><li>General Liability Insurance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$2,000,000 General Aggregate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1,000,000 Per Occurrence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Policy covers the NCBA and it’s members (The Teams) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Covers many aspects of NCBA play (i.e. Travel, Practice, Workouts, Games, World Series) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full Year of Coverage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This policy assists teams in obtaining playing fields </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd Parties can be additionally insured for $100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This policy helped protect the NCBA and it’s members from potential financial losses from lawsuits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is NOT a health or accident insurance policy </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Reserving Fields </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DON’T PROCRASTINATE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact opponents once schedule is released to set dates and times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wait till a week before you are to play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve fields as soon as schedule is released </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3 rd party additional insured </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Scheduling Umpires </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact local High school AD to gain contact info for local umpire assignor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 High school certified (or better) umpires per game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wait till a week before you are to play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact assignor as soon as schedule is released </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-confirm once dates and times are set </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Player Participation Waivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For players and player coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MUST be typed, printed, signed, and mailed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faxes NOT accepted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Players are NOT eligible until they appear on the NCBA website roster </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coaches Participation Waivers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For non-playing coaches, managers, trainers, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MUST be typed, printed, signed, and mailed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faxes NOT accepted </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coaches, managers, trainers, are NOT allowed on the field or in the dugouts unless they have a waiver on file with the NCBA </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Eligibility Letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Sample formats available </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must be signed by registrar, faculty advisor, or club sports director </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May be faxed, but original must be mailed as well </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Must show currently enrolled, 12+ credits, 2.0+ GPA, no academic warning, and no academic probation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Uploading player stats/pics/bios </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Once players are cleared by the NCBA as eligible and appear on the website roster, you may upload stats, bios, and pics for each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A username, password, and instruction manual will be emailed to each team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams are responsible for uploading their own stats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It is the responsibility of the team to be sure that stats are entered accurately and in a timely fashion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure that all player pics and bios are of tasteful and suitable content </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Weekly Team Submission Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit to Regional Director by midnight each Monday regardless if games were played the previous week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to enter scores/results for ALL games played during that week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to submit a full stat line when nominating player/pitcher of the week candidates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit these on time to assure that your candidates receive consideration for awards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NCBA Dues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Includes 2 Bats, 5 Dozen NCBA game balls, $2 Million general liability insurance, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$1480 due in full by February 28 th </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$100 discount ($1380) if paid in full by December 31 st </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Cards accepted but subject to a processing fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invoices and receipts available through the NCBA Treasurer (treasurer@clubbaseball.org) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EIN/Tax ID#: 52-2270910 </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Boosting team interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student involvement fair for incoming freshmen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertisement in school paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyers in freshmen dorms and common areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coverage in school paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a Facebook group </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Boosting Team Moral </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get the team together off the field as much as on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social events and group activities where ALL are included can build strong bonds which will lead to more success on the field </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Training trips build strong team chemistry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set room assignments on the road to break up “Clicks” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looking good can make players buy in to the club philosophy faster </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinating hats, helmets, uniforms, and practice gear go a long way </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being organized will give opponents the impression of strong leadership while instilling pride in your team to compete with confidence </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arriving in uniform, team vans, choreographed warm ups, show opponents that you take things seriously </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Choreographed practices with a set practice attire sends that same message to your players </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Budgeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See sample budget in Meeting Packet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Player Dues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How much to charge? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is included? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Spring Training trip? Travel costs? New Uniforms? </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More included = Higher Dues$ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supply & Demand: Lots of interest = Higher Dues$ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make them pay as soon as they make the team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Players who practice for months and then fail to hand over a check hurt the team financially and chemistry </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charge $5 for tryouts </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Team Equipment/Uniforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to order early as customized items tend to have extended lead times </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order extra caps, everyone’s dad and brother will buy one for a fundraiser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order extra pants and jerseys, uniforms do rip or go missing on occasion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Order extra game balls when the supply runs low, NCBA rules state you must use the Official NCBA Baseball and they don’t go bad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Get quotes from NCBA sponsors, there is a reason why the NCBA endorses them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take advantage of additional NCBA discounts during early ordering periods </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Session 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Team Operations – Peggy Lallis & Wes McCoubrie </li></ul><ul><li>Time Table </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May 30 8 th Annual League Meeting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aug 1 New Team LOI Deadline </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sept 30 Scheduling Requests Due </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oct Conference Schedules Released </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dec 31 Annual League Dues w/ discount </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feb 1 Regular Season Begins </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mar NCBA Spring Training Showcase </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apr 15 Roster Freeze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 st Wknd May Regular Season Concludes* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 nd Wknd May Regional Tournaments (NCBA D1)* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 15-19 World Series (NCBA D2)* </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May 22-28 World Series (NCBA D1)* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>** Participation Waivers & Academic Eligibility Letters Due 2 weeks before first game. </li></ul><ul><li>* Anticipated but not confirmed dates </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Session 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Tournaments & Championships – Kyle Buchmann </li></ul><ul><li>Team Invitational Tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Spring Training </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Playoffs </li></ul><ul><li>World Series </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>Team Invitational Tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Been used as successful fundraisers for many teams </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Kyle Buchmann for help with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Securing Sponsors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pricing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using league sponsors to increase revenue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding quality umpires and facilities </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>41 teams participated </li></ul><ul><li>Team nights at local establishments </li></ul><ul><li>Discount cards for all players </li></ul><ul><li>Free gifts from sponsors-Giants </li></ul>2008 NCBA Spring Training Showcase Tampa, Florida- Mike Sansone Park
  30. 30. <ul><li>Great accommodations and rate </li></ul><ul><li>Major field improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Hotels contracted through NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>3 of 16 World Series teams </li></ul><ul><li>8 Conference Champions </li></ul>2008 NCBA Spring Training Showcase continued
  31. 31. <ul><li>2009 Showcase Details </li></ul><ul><li>Still searching for Western Showcase Team Interest </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Facility set up in NM </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tampa still interested in East host </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated Costs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration Fee $100 for NCBA teams, $200 for non-NCBA teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Per game charge $105 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Performance Bond $200- returned at conclusion of showcase if team has successful trip </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each team will provide 3 NCBA Game Balls per game </li></ul></ul><ul><li>NCBA Rules will apply </li></ul><ul><li>Teams will be contacted in September and October </li></ul><ul><li>Games will count towards overall record </li></ul><ul><li>Registration Deadline- November 15, 2008 </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>2009 Showcase Details </li></ul><ul><li>Lodging </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams will be required to stay in NCBA approved hotels Benefits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lower hotel rates </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hotels will know about the showcase and be able to assist teams more with any issues that arise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier scheduling of stays </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel provides sponsorship dollars for league </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Travel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bus-The Bus Bank been can help your team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air- Anthony Travel specialize in group, low-funded teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Van- Avis helps with great van/car rates and low 18+ age limit </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>2008 Showcase Details cont. </li></ul><ul><li>The Showcase provides a spring break atmosphere both for relaxing and for nightlife but especially for baseball and a team building environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know the guys on the other teams as well as your own team better. </li></ul><ul><li>Great opportunity to play teams from across the U.S. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>2009 Regional Tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>Look to hold all tournaments at neutral sites </li></ul><ul><li>Many cities across the country expressing interest </li></ul><ul><li>Teams receive: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounted hotels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Championship Trophies </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>World Series </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Myers, FL (Second Year) </li></ul><ul><li>City of Palms Park (Spring training home of the Red Sox) </li></ul><ul><li>Crowne Plaza- outstanding accommodations, great rates </li></ul><ul><li>City of Fort Myers pursuing a return proposal for 2009 </li></ul>
  36. 36. <ul><li>World Series </li></ul><ul><li>Team assistance for attending the World Series </li></ul>-50% $ 5,888.00 (room only) Ft. Myers, FL 41% $ 11,888.00 (cash + room) Ft. Myers, FL 16% $ 7,000.00 Niles, OH 12% $ 5,850.00 Bradenton, FL 46% $ 5,175.00 Bradenton, FL 14% $ 2,800.00 Bradenton, FL N/A $ 2,400.00 Pueblo, CO   $ - Syracuse, NY % Change Total Stipend Host
  37. 37. <ul><li>2009 World Series </li></ul><ul><li>Receiving bids to host the World Series in 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Many cities across the country expressing interest </li></ul><ul><li>Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>field availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>venue quality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>rental cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eagerness of local organizers </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. <ul><li>Session 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsors & Fundraising – Christian Smith & Chad Lowe </li></ul><ul><li>Current Sponsors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discounts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ordering </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Future Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What works for you? </li></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Sponsor Account Manager <ul><li>Christian Smith - [email_address] </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote various NCBA sponsors to NCBA teams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oversee ordering, billing, invoicing, payment and delivery of all NCBA sponsors sales activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audit sponsor sales activity to insure optimal benefits are being received </li></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Current Sponsors                                                                                                                    
  41. 41. <ul><li>Team Nike and Impact Sports </li></ul><ul><li>Official Team shoe, performance apparel, and apparel provider of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Teams receive significant discounts (30% off) </li></ul><ul><li>Team packages and forms can be customized </li></ul><ul><li>An incentive base program to earn free merchandise available as well </li></ul><ul><li>Fundraising opportunities through apparel sales </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alumni, family, friends </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit www.teamimpactsports.com/NCBA/ </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Tarek Saleh at (800) 644-4481 or (608) 220-5384 (cell ) for more information </li></ul>
  42. 42. <ul><li>Rawlings </li></ul><ul><li>The Official Uniform of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Uniform Sponsor through 2012 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCBA teams receive 50% off list price (December through June orders) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Early orders receive 55% off list price (July through November) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive NCBA patch on jerseys and pants for FREE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Billing & Ordering handled by NCBA office (Christian Smith) to alleviate past issues with discounts, pricing, delivery etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact Jerry Williams (Dedicated NCBA Sales Rep) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>330-757-0070 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul>
  43. 43. <ul><li>DeMarini </li></ul><ul><li>Official Baseball Bat of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Bat Sponsor through 2008 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each team will receive the newest DeMarini model bat </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proud Sponsor of the DeMarini Longball Challenge held in conjunction with the NCBAWorld Series </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional Bat Purchases available through Christian Smith ( [email_address] ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusive pricing through NCBA for NCBA Member Teams </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Buy 3 get 1 FREE Additional Bat Deal available </li></ul></ul></ul>
  44. 44. <ul><li>Richardson Cap </li></ul><ul><li>Official Baseball Cap of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Baseball Cap Sponsor through 2008 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase your caps through AD STARR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5% Discount on orders placed during the months of November through April. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>15% Discount on orders placed during the months of May through October. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCBA logo embroidered on hats (Required by NCBA Rules) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Richardson Caps are required by NCBA rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.richardsoncap.com/ </li></ul></ul>
  45. 45. <ul><li>AD STARR </li></ul><ul><li>Official Baseball of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Official Baseball through 2012 season </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each team receives 5 Dozen NCBA Game Balls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Additional NCBA game balls sold for $37.95/dozen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice baseballs sold for $19.50/dozen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Official Baseball Cap Provider of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Order your Richardson Caps through AD STARR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NCBA Logo on back </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call 1-800-ITS-AHIT </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.adstarr.com/ </li></ul>
  46. 46. <ul><li>Giants Snacks </li></ul><ul><li>Official Sunflower Seed of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Free sample case of seeds sent to every NCBA team </li></ul><ul><li>Customized order sheet included in yearly sample case </li></ul><ul><li>Teams receive 25-37% discount on regular price and no shipping when ordering 3 cases or more </li></ul><ul><li>Order anytime by calling or emailing Jason Schuler at (877) 442-6870 or jason@giantsnacks.com </li></ul>
  47. 47. <ul><li>Choice Hotels </li></ul><ul><li>A Preferred Hotel Partner of the NCBA through 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brands include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Clarion, Quality, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, and Mainstay Suites </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teams, players, and fans receive a minimum of 15% discount on year round reservations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Personal or NCBA Related) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call (877-240-AWAY) or log on to www.choicesportstravel.com to make your reservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be sure to use NCBA code (00215980) </li></ul></ul>
  48. 48. <ul><li>AVIS </li></ul><ul><li>Preferred van/car rental agency of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Discounts on all vehicles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Passenger Vans are great for long or short road trips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 Passenger Vans create a team atmosphere over POVs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rental availability for players 18+ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Underage fee waived </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National rental availability for all events or trips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Personal or NCBA Related) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Call (800)-331-1212 or go to: www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/bridge/corp/go.html?D712300 </li></ul><ul><li>(Enter or Mention account code D712300) </li></ul>
  49. 49. AVIS ordering process <ul><li>1) Go to: www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/bridge/corp/go.html?D712300 </li></ul><ul><li>2) Scroll down to Rates and Reservations and click on “Make Your Business Reservation” </li></ul><ul><li>3) Choose the dates, times, and rental location. Click on continue to next step. </li></ul><ul><li>4) Check the box for &quot;Check my corporate rate&quot; or else you will not receive the potential price benefits or waived 25 and under fee </li></ul><ul><li>5) Fill in the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # &quot;D712300&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>6) Click continue </li></ul><ul><li>7) Choose the vehicle type you want to rent </li></ul><ul><li>8) Click Continue </li></ul><ul><li>9) Choose any additional coverage's you may want. Keep in mind that with this program you are covered for any damage over $3000 </li></ul><ul><li>10) Click on continue </li></ul><ul><li>11) Fill out your contact information and click on make reservation. </li></ul>
  50. 50. <ul><li>Potential Sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Corporate Sponsors – Best Buy, GNC, Sony, Mazda, Toyota, Southwest Airlines </li></ul><ul><li>Restaurant Sponsors – Subway, Hooters </li></ul><ul><li>Glove Deal – Wilson, Rawlings, Mizuno, Akadema </li></ul><ul><li>Protective Gear – Schutt, Rawlings, AD STARR, All-Star, Wilson </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment Bags – Jensen Lee, Rawlings </li></ul>
  51. 51. <ul><li>Fundraising Opportunities </li></ul>                                           
  52. 52. <ul><li>CampusFundraiser </li></ul><ul><li>An Official Fundraising Program of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Two main programs they run </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential to earn $1,000+ with 4 hour commitment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A trained rep will assist you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Run fundraisers in the Fall, Winter, and early Spring </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contact ASAP to schedule an appointment as space is limited </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://www.campusfundraiser.com/get_started.asp </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to mention you are an NCBA member team when contacting CampusFundraiser </li></ul>
  53. 53. <ul><li>My Sports Dreams </li></ul><ul><li>An Official Fundraising Program of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent opportunity to raise significant revenue with minimal effort </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Customized donation letter </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helps create a network of supporters for your club program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UW-Milwaukee raised over $5,000 through program </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact their NCBA Rep Megan Murphy at ( 800) 376-5988 or log on to: http://www.mysportsdreams.com/?refer='ncba </li></ul>
  54. 54. <ul><li>Northern Badger Media </li></ul><ul><li>An Official Fundraising program of the NCBA </li></ul><ul><li>Teams can create custom team posters with pictures, schedules and sponsor ads </li></ul><ul><li>Earn money by selling advertising to sponsors </li></ul><ul><li>Promote your team to your school and community </li></ul><ul><li>View samples at www.northernbadger.com </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Joe Waite at (715) 418-0966 or at [email_address] for exclusive NCBA pricing. </li></ul>
  55. 55. <ul><li>Other Ideas/Suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>What works for you? </li></ul>
  56. 56. <ul><li>Session 4 </li></ul><ul><li>NCBA Rules & Proposed Changes – Sandy Sanderson & Dano Jauregui </li></ul><ul><li>2008 NCBA DI Rules </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What would you like to see changed for 2009? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wood bats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Non-Player Coaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>All discussion items will be addressed at the rules committee meeting. </li></ul>
  57. 57. <ul><li>NCBA Rules Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Elected Teams Rep – Joe Kooping - KoopingJD20@uww.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Committee made up of Regional Directors, President, Director of Umpires, and Elected Teams Rep </li></ul><ul><li>Committee will meet during the summer to discuss, debate, vote, and establish any changes to the NCBA rules </li></ul><ul><li>Teams will communicate their proposed rule changes to their Regional Director AND the Elected Teams Rep </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Directors AND the Elected Teams Rep will lobby for proposed rule changes on their teams behalf </li></ul>
  58. 58. <ul><li>Closing </li></ul><ul><li>Thank You for Coming </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the League & Website </li></ul><ul><li>Give the Sponsors Business whenever possible </li></ul><ul><li>When ever Issues Arise, Please Notify Us </li></ul><ul><li>Let No Question Go Unanswered </li></ul><ul><li>Keep Lines of Communication Open </li></ul><ul><li>Please be Prompt Meeting Deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a Game!! Have Fun!! </li></ul>