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Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

Yep.... that was my point. If a DA knows there is something wrong going on and can't get at the large issue right away, get after them for a ticky-tack and the door opens. Been down that road before (as a district staffer).



(Lou beat me to this... PS: Rosters of less than 12 in majors is illegal without a waiver. )

Lou Barbieri

Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:35 PM

B_Hanlon: "BOD Member introduces idea of players staying home so teams can play with smaller rosters."
So what, I've heard a lot of wild proposals in BOD Meetings, unless this got Approved by their BOD it's nothing (in my opinion)!

Guest_4DKids_: "My league voted to roster no more than 11 players per team in ANY division."
So, how did that Waiver request go?
Since this sounds like something managers normally want, I guess I should ask you if the number of managers and coaches on your BOD exceed a minority? ;o)

Posted 20 March 2014 - 05:11 PM

At least they "invited players to stay home so teams could play with smaller rosters."

My league voted to roster no more than 11 players per team in ANY division.


Posted 20 March 2014 - 10:58 AM

As suspected more to the story comes out.....


  • "Multiple Factors"
  •  BOD Member introduces idea of players staying home so teams can play with smaller rosters.
  •  Player misses more than a week of practice due to injury and they state LL requires he be released



Posted 19 March 2014 - 05:17 AM

^^Thank you...11 is a counterproductive number IMO.


Posted 18 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

I'm thinking if I was the President of a league with 24 board members I'd be the first to drop a dime on my league :)  

How could you ever get anything done?

Lou Barbieri

Posted 18 March 2014 - 11:42 AM

The requirement is for ALL rostered (official) managers and coaches (Tee-Ball through Big League), not just those in majors.
The number of managers and coaches on the BOD cannot "exceed a minority" of the members of the BOD.
Fifty (50) percent exceeds a minority.

If you have 10 BOD members you can have a maximum of 4 managers/coaches (5 (50.00%) would exceed a minority)
If you have 15 BOD members you can have a maximum of 7 managers/coaches (8 (53.33%) would exceed a minority)

In the case of Newport Beach, they have 24 BOD members so they can have a maximum of 11 managers/coaches on the BOD (12 would be 50% which exceeds a minority). They had 14, which is 58.33%.


Posted 18 March 2014 - 02:07 AM

Is the BoD to coach ratio just for majors or for all divisions down to T-Ball?

Is it just managers or does it include "official" coaches? again at all levels or just majors


Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:35 PM

I would say that the odds are that a DA would never pick up on this (BOD's to Coaches Ratio) on their own. Someone inside the league must have dropped a dime forcing the DA to request the league brings itself into compliance.   

Lou Barbieri

Posted 17 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

The minority of managers/coaches on the BOD has always been a pet peeve of mine.
When the BOD is elected you know how many members there are.
So, when the president appoints and the BOD approves managers and coaches why isn't this tracked?
For example, their BOD has 24 members, so once 11 BOD members were appointed/approved as managers/coaches why didn't they stop, why did they appoint/approve 3 more?

When I was president, I always made sure the number of managers/coaches were a minority of the board members.
It ain't rocket science!

That said, there were apparently more problems than just the BOD make-up.

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