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DLL 2013 Planning Meeting

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Slide deck from the 2013 Planning meeting with upcoming issues, decisions to be made, and Board elections

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DLL 2013 Planning Meeting

  1. 1. 2013 Planning Meeting Dallas Little LeagueTuesday, October 30, 2012
  2. 2. Agenda • 2012 State of the Union • Organizational Structure/Positions and Election • DLL Boundary Changes • Blast Ball, 50-70 Program, and Field Renovations • PCA - Positive Coaching Alliance • Team and League Sponsorships • Capital Projects • Youth Baseball Program PresentationsTuesday, October 30, 2012
  3. 3. 2012 State of the Union • Massive Growth • From 300 players to 1200 players in 3 years time • Added Softball program • Added Bethel and Randall locations for games • A/B divisions added • Growing Pains • Boundary issues • Clear and consistent communications • Field maintenance and general operationsTuesday, October 30, 2012
  4. 4. Organizational Structure/Positions and Elections • Currently, required to have the following Board positions: • President • VP Baseball Operations • Players Agent • Coaches Agent • Secretary • Safety Officer • Treasurer • Umpire in ChargeTuesday, October 30, 2012
  5. 5. Softball • As Softball grows, duplicate Board positions are required • VP Softball Operations • Player Agent • Coaches AgentTuesday, October 30, 2012
  6. 6. Other Current Volunteer Positions • Coach Coordinators for each division • Practice Field Coordinator • Training Program Coordinator • PR CoordinatorTuesday, October 30, 2012
  7. 7. New Proposed Organizational Structure • Address the growth and size of the program • Formalize the “jobs” that are being performed and split them out over a larger group of volunteers • Provide job descriptions and responsibilities for each position • Try to keep effort level for each job small and reasonable • Org chart and job descriptions posted to website • Many thanks to Tom Lamson for the thought and legwork behind thisTuesday, October 30, 2012
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  9. 9. Elections • Board positions are supposed to be elected, but has been handled informally in the past • Term is 1 year, October 1st to end of September (we’re late :-) • Each member (player) has 1 vote for each of the following positions: • President, VP Baseball, VP Softball, VP Communication, VP Finance, Controller, General Counsel • Nominations and self-nominations accepted until Tuesday, 11/13 • Election on-line or paper ballot through Tuesday 11/27Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  10. 10. DLL Boundaries through 2011 • 2011 • 2 Little League charters: Dallas Little League and Park Cities Little League • 2 Charter Fees, 2 “tournament” teamsTuesday, October 30, 2012
  11. 11. 2011 BoundariesTuesday, October 30, 2012
  12. 12. DLL Boundaries 2012 • 2012 • Charters merged to 1 - Dallas Little League • Additional territory added to old “Park Cities charter” area • Additional territory added North of 635 • Little League mandate to divide into 4 “tournament divisions”Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  13. 13. Tuesday, October 30, 2012
  14. 14. 2013 Boundary Proposals • Eliminate “North” division, 2 total players from area • Former players receive 2-D waivers to continue to play in DLL • Eliminate “West” division (Park Cities), allow it to re-charter separately if they wish • Former players (~100) receive 2-D waivers to continue to play in DLL • Keep “West” territory and re-organize boundary lines to insure enough players for 3 tournament teams (diluted) • New Board will make decisions...member feedback neededTuesday, October 30, 2012
  15. 15. Blast Ball Fun program for 3-4 year olds to introduce the game without the complexities. Key term: FUN! See http://www.playsoftball.ca/ pages/on-the-diamond/parents- corner/blastball.phpTuesday, October 30, 2012
  16. 16. 50-70 Program • New Little League program in 2013 • 11-12-13 yr olds eligible • Full baseball rules (lead-off, balks) • Separate from Majors (11-12) • Has its own World Series in La Jolla, CA • Field changes required for 50’ mound and 70’ basesTuesday, October 30, 2012
  17. 17. Field Renovations • Contract addendum needed to allow DLL personnel to “work” on Winfrey Point fields • This off-season: • Work on progressively getting the grass lower and dethatched • Add drying agent material to base clays to promote field playability • Deep drag infield clay, add clay, cut grass “lips” • Field maintenance “crews” needed to maintain excellenceTuesday, October 30, 2012
  18. 18. Positive Coaching Alliance • Background: Too many instances of parents, coaches, players losing sight of core values and benefits of Youth sports and getting caught up in destructive, counter-productive behaviors • Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national nonprofit organization committed to providing all youth and high school athletes a positive, character-building youth sports experience. http:// positivecoach.org • Will provide tools and training programs for coaches, parents and players designed to improve team and individual athletic performance while also helping to create an environment in which youth athletes take life lessons from sports • Not just “sportsmanship” PCA promotes a Double-Goal program: • winning • teaching life lessons through sportsTuesday, October 30, 2012
  19. 19. Team and League Sponsorships • Past Program: • League fees did not cover costs of operating league • Team sponsorships required to provide balance of league operating funds • Transition, and Proposed New Plan: • League fees have been going up and now cover operations • Uniforms removed from league fees and made a team responsibility • Team Sponsorships to be 100% to fund team uniforms, equipment, etc... • BUT...League must have league sponsorships to cover improvement projectsTuesday, October 30, 2012
  20. 20. Capital Projects • Field conversions for 50-70 • Additional bleacher seating at Winfrey • Convert Bethel softball to Minors baseball field • Identify/build out additional T-Ball/ CP fields • Storage building at Winfrey • Lights for fields • Shade structures at WinfreyTuesday, October 30, 2012
  21. 21. Youth Baseball Presentations • Organization Goal: Serve NE Dallas youth with quality baseball and softball programs across spectrum of beginning to competitive play • Align organization goal with established programs that can help deliver on it • Where are we today? • We serve beginners at the youngest age groups (TBall, CP) pretty well • We serve the recreational player starting to become competitive in the middle age groups (MKP, Minors) pretty well • We serve the recreational player in the older age groups (Majors, Juniors) pretty wellTuesday, October 30, 2012
  22. 22. Where can we improve? • Provide a deeper program of training and games for kids wanting more than a recreational level of play • Provide a higher level game for older kids (i.e. 50-70 program with full rules) • Provide clear path for kids to progress from beginner player to competitive player and play like-skilled players • Provide opportunity for kids/teams to play “outside the local league”. Currently, it’s difficult to take teams and play outside of the Little League contextTuesday, October 30, 2012

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