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Sep, 2020

Board Nominations

Hello AALL Families!

Due to the pandemic and the unfortunate closing of our Spring 2020 Season before we really got started, it's already time for our annual Board of Directors nominations for our next season. We encourage all our family members to consider nominating someone they believe will be a great addition to our team. Self-nominations are also allowed! If you are interested in becoming a board member or you wish to nominate someone else, please carefully read this post and send the nominee's name, email, and phone number to [email protected]All nominations must be submitted before September 22nd to be considered!

AALL Board Position Descriptions:

Have you been thinking about joining the Alhambra American Little League Board, but still aren't quite sure what you may be getting yourself into? Below is some background information on life as an AALL Board member.

AALL and all little leagues are managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Little League provides a league operating manual that provides the details of operating a league. AALL is also part of District 18, which is made up of a District Administrator and Assistants. The District also oversees the operation of the leagues. 

A new board is elected every season by the members (i.e families) of the league. All willing candidates will be placed on a ballot. Information on voting will come out soon.

Our board basically oversees the operation of the AALL Baseball and Softball programs. Planning for the new season generally begins in September when new board positions are decided upon. Planning meetings are usually held in October, November, and December. January is when things usually kick into full gear will continuing sign-ups as well as tryouts and the drafting of teams. February and March, while teams typically begin to practice, board members are drafting the league schedule, handling player transactions and interacting with other leagues for interlocks or combined play, etc. 

Once the season begins, the board members have a variety of duties depending on their positions, but basically we oversee the daily operation of the league. Time wise, there are monthly meetings and everyone is expected to work a shift (at least once a week) in the snack bar as well as to "white cap" an evening of games every week. A regular season typically ends in June with the preparation of paperwork for post season teams and tournaments happening soon after. So realistically, a board member's "season" can go from September through July of the next year. 

We Experience Two Types of Board Members:

1. Type One Members tell everyone that he/she is on the Board to make sure everything is done right. This one contributes little to the benefit of the players and families of AALL. This one stays away from any duties and responsibilities and blames others for the ineffectiveness of a poorly run league. 

2. Type Two Members put in 5 to 20 hours a week working in the snack bar, updating the schedules, updating the league's website, paying the bills, meeting with the city to make sure the lights stay on when they should, going to games to make sure everyone is following the rules, locking up the fields, meeting with managers, meeting with other league presidents, working registration tables, working league fundraisers, attending picture days, attending tryouts, etc.

Please only apply or nominate those who fall into the Type Two Member category! They should be ready to WORK (hours and sweat equally) to make this a better league!

Board Positions:

President: Oversees the whole operation of our league, including sole selection of managers after board approval and many hours both at the park and away from the park. 

Vice President: Works closely with the league President and presides in his/her absence. Works with the board and committee members on various duties and tasks.

Secretary: Handles all the league's paper work, including volunteer applications, and submission of documents to Little League Headquarters and our District. Also records and disseminates the board meeting minutes.

Treasurer: Handles all financial business of the league.

Registration Coordinator: Oversees the registration process from beginning to end, and administers the league's online registration system. Generates player registration, team roster, and various other reports during the season.

Information Officer: Maintains the league's website, social media sites, and league email communications. Works closely with the Registration Coordinator and other board members. Can work from home with computer access.

Player Agent/Coordinator (BB&SB): The player agent will conduct the draft for the division(s) assigned. The player agent conducts annual tryouts, is in charge of player selection, assists the president in checking birth records and eligibility of players, and generally supervises and coordinates the transfer of players to or from the division within the league according to provisions of the regulations of Little League Baseball. The player agent monitors games throughout the season and assist managers and coaches in following league rules and regulations. The player agent reviews scorebooks to ensure players are getting minimum playing times, meeting pitch count, etc. The player agent oversees selection of All-Stars and prepares player's folders for certification.

Team Parent/Fundraising Coordinator: This position is responsible for raising league revenue through a variety of fundraising activities like candy sales, sponsorship programs, excess inventory sales, 50/50 (in coordination with team moms), parent's night out, Diner on Main, Sizzler, Shakey's events, etc. In the past, this position has raised over 25% of the league's revenues. This position is the number one factor in keeping registration costs down.

Equipment/Trophy Coordinator: Responsible for ensuring that all teams are safely and properly equipped with gear. Orders all league supplies and end of the season trophies.

Uniform Coordinator: Will order all uniforms for the league's 40+ teams. Will diligently review rosters with Secretary and Team Mom Coordinator to ensure all players on all teams get a uniform. Will do inventory, maintain, distribute, order, and collect All-Star uniforms for all teams.

Snack Bar Coordinator: Once the season starts, the snack bar is basically the nerve center of the league. This dedicated crew ensures that the snack bar is fully stocked and handles all league inquiries. 

Other positions include Safety Coordinator and Coaches Coordinator

We hope this very long post answers any questions some of you may have and that you seriously consider placing your name (or another deserving one) in the nominations box. It can be a very rewarding experience.

Reminder, please send the nominee's name, email, and phone number to [email protected]All nominations must be submitted by September 22nd to be considered!

Thank you,

AALL Board of Directors

Contact

Alhambra American Little League
Granada Park Mailing Address, PO Box 3534
Alhambra, California 91803

Email: [email protected]

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