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#1 B_Hanlon

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 04:41 PM

Welcome to this forum, as you can see we are a dedicated group of Little League enthusiasts. Our mission is to discuss all things Little League and to answer questions and offer advise to league administrators, coaches, umpires and parents regarding Little League Baseball and Softball.

 

It would help us if you replied to this post and inform us how you located this forum. Our challenge at this young stage of this forum has been to spread the word about this discussion board so if we can find out what brought you here we can continue to try to spread the word.

 

 

Cheers!



#2 Jim

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 07:18 PM

I followed from the discussion forum that LL used to have on FB



#3 Jeremy

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:43 PM

Is this site using any spiders...?

#4 Jeremy

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:44 PM

....and it looks like the answer is no.

#5 B_Hanlon

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 10:23 PM

Spiders???



#6 Jeremy

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

If the site was using google spiders and I'm the only one on the web that spells a word wrong like "tournamant" and then someone searches for the word also spelled wrong, this would be the first hit on your google search.

http://computer.hows...rch-engine1.htm

https://support.goog...er/182072?hl=en


I haven't been into website administration for about 8 years so I know things work a bit different now....I've only worked on vB boards.

#7 Jeremy

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 03:34 AM

...the second link is good if you really want to learn how to make the site grow.

#8 B_Hanlon

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 09:56 PM

I'll read up on them, I have been trying to slap a few references into the old Little League Facebook Pages, doing some other facebook promoting and Twitter but ideally would like something to start showing up on Google Search. It should not be too difficult as there are very few competing forums but still a struggle to get the word out. 



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 08:52 PM

I was following several posts on the LL Facebook forums.  Still very interested in how to best make Majors and above games competitive without the 'famine or feast' seasons.

 

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#10 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:08 PM

Still very interested in how to best make Majors and above games competitive without the 'famine or feast' seasons."
My answer - Re-Draft !!!

Here is a scenario I saw over and over with Plan A.
Team A is loaded with 12 year old talent this year.
Eight 12s so the 12s play the vast majority of the time, do all the pitching, etc...
The manager's son is 12 so he's all out to win it this year.
Well, they cruise, go undefeated or maybe only lose 1 or 2 games all year.
Win the League Championship.

So, what happens next year?
The "new" manager inherits a team with 3 or 4 returners, none of which got much, if any, pichting experience.
Plus, the new managers gets to draft last in each round.
What are the odds this team will win many games!
So, the new manager drafts a bunch of 11 year olds and maybe a 10 year old or two to "build" for next season.
Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't.

So, one year the team wins it all, the next year they're lucky if they win a few and the following year maybe they're back on top.

How do you fix that - Re-Draft every year, give every manager and equal shot at drafting a competitive team.

#11 Juanitamwilliams

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Posted 30 March 2014 - 03:42 AM

From the other forum on Facebook. Such a great place to get answers! Thanks for putting it together and keeping in going.

#12 Bob W

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:18 PM

Found it the same way as others, via the old Facebook forum and whatever was used after that.



#13 J Smith

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

I followed from the discussion forum that LL used to have on FB

#14 cencal

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:41 AM

Came over from the LL Facebook Discussion Page.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 02:36 PM

From the Facebook forum page.



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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Still very interested in how to best make Majors and above games competitive without the 'famine or feast' seasons."
My answer - Re-Draft !!!

Here is a scenario I saw over and over with Plan A.
Team A is loaded with 12 year old talent this year.
Eight 12s so the 12s play the vast majority of the time, do all the pitching, etc...
The manager's son is 12 so he's all out to win it this year.
Well, they cruise, go undefeated or maybe only lose 1 or 2 games all year.
Win the League Championship.

So, what happens next year?
The "new" manager inherits a team with 3 or 4 returners, none of which got much, if any, pichting experience.
Plus, the new managers gets to draft last in each round.
What are the odds this team will win many games!
So, the new manager drafts a bunch of 11 year olds and maybe a 10 year old or two to "build" for next season.
Maybe it works, maybe it doesn't.

So, one year the team wins it all, the next year they're lucky if they win a few and the following year maybe they're back on top.

How do you fix that - Re-Draft every year, give every manager and equal shot at drafting a competitive team.

 

I've been the 'new manager' inheriting the team with 3 returnees... it was a long season.  After a long and emotional debate, our league will have its first redraft season in 2015.  Several long-time managers intend to leave over the issue so its been a Big Deal.  They love the multi-year player development aspect of 'keeper league' and that's the 'cost' of Redraft.   Personally I think its worth it - but I was running the 'rookie roster' so that's my bias.

 

Anecdotally some leagues 'modify' the Draft with local rules to lessen the feast/famine impact by leveling the 12s/year between teams.  They draft 12s first, and more 12s are drafted by the teams with fewer returning 12s.   The following year everyone is drafting about the same # of players.   



#17 Lou Barbieri

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 05:41 PM

The intent of the draft "should be" to make teams as even as possible (in MY opinion).
It's not fun for one team to win every game and another to lose every game (and that often happens with Plan A).

LL toyed with the idea of manadating Re-Drafts but decided not to.
Give the leagues a few Options and let them choose what works the best for them (a good idea in MY opinion even though I personally do not like Plan A).

If Plan A works for a league - great.
If it doesn't, then use Plan B or Plan C (which I don't think anyone uses).
If you don't like any of the Options submit your own and get it approved by Williamsport.


Obviously the leagues that " modify" the approved Player Selection (Draft) Plans with their "local rules" get them approved by Williamsport! ;o)

#18 mchuck

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 12:07 AM

Followed it from the old Facebook page



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Posted 23 March 2015 - 05:01 PM

Followed it thru old forum.
I tell all of our leagues to check this forum for insight!!!
Great job guys!
It's nice to sound out ideas and get input.

#20 awu

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:53 AM

Located through Google, searched Little League Discussion Forums


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