MCLLPA Meeting Minutes – 1-6-09
Doug & Brenda Dart
OPENING DAY – APRIL 25, 2009
Mark asked for ideas of things to do on Opening Day. Some of those ideas were:
--A 50/50 raffle
--Sell our new Apparel items
--Throw some of the old shirts and hats into the crowd
--have some of the High School baseball players help out with umping or just mingling
with the people
--A Dunk Tank to have the coaches go into after each game is completed
--Some carnival type games were also suggested
NOTE: We are looking for a 3 person sling shot to do the shirts and hats at the creek field.
Mark also asked for ideas on who to get to throw out the first pitches. Some suggestions
--Tom Creighton, Cylo, Obie the Clown, Tom Herr, Von Hayes and Jason Thompson
We will have the concession stand open for Opening Day
It was decided that Auntie Annes would be our fundraiser this year. We will be handing
everything out for the sale to be conducted the month of May. We are also looking for a
volunteer to head this project. Anyone interested, please contact Mark Zunich via
email@example.com. COMMUNITY DAYS
Doug Dart is heading up the Community Days. He will be attending a meeting next week
(week of 1/11/09) to get all of the details. At this point, we are going to have the slushy
machine for community days again. We are also looking into the possibility of selling
soft pretzels if we are able to have some way to keep them warm.
T-SHIRTS AND APPAREL
We had samples of the new designs for t-shirts and sweatshirts for 2009. Everyone will
get order forms e-mailed to them by Mark Zunich some time in March. There will be new
design hats-$12, t-shirts-$10, sweatshirts, hoodies, warm-up jackets will be the same as
last year and at the same prices and we will have a vinyl cling this year as well. Please
support us by purchasing our MCLLPA Apparel!
We are still taking votes for the new saying on the back of the t-shirts
and sweatshirts. We’d like for all of you to help. The sayings are
below….please choose the one you would like best @ www.mcllpa.com.
1. NO DREAMER IS EVER TOO SMALL; NO DREAM IS EVER TOO BIG.
2. IT TAKES PITCHING, HITTING AND DEFENSE. ANY TWO CAN WIN.
ALL THREE MAKE YOU UNBEATABLE.
3. SET YOUR GOALS HIGH, AND DON’T STOP TILL YOU GET THERE!
4. SPORTS DO NOT BUILD CHARCTER. THEY REVEAL IT.
5. A TROPHY CARRIES DUST. MEMORIES LAST FOREVER.
6. “DO YOU KNOW WHAT MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GAME IS? THE
OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY.”
We are looking at have some clinics again in 2009.
Coaches clinics will be held at either the High School Auxiliary Gym with Josh Leik from York Suburban High School on March 7, 2009 from 2:00-7:00 pm. Jenny Root will
be working on getting refreshments and beverages for all in attendance. All coaches are
welcome, but, please respond by the middle of February, so we know a count for the
Player clinics will be held at the B2B Facility. They will be 4 1 hr. sessions, 2 on the
field and 2 in the instructional area.
Costs will be:
T-ball = $55.50
All others = $70.00
Speed & Agility Clinics will be facilitated by Steve Campbell and held at the High
School Auxiliary Gym. They will be $80.00 for 8 1 hr. sessions. This is open to anyone,
not just Little League players.
Umpire Clinics are another thing that we are looking into. We’d like to get the younger
guys that are umping our games now to a clinic with a noted umpire to help them. We
will pass on information pertaining to these clinics when we get it. IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP IN 2009
Player Sign Ups rdthSign ups will be held on January 3 and January 17.
Coaches meeting thThe Coaches meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 10. Some of the items that will
be gone over is the Evaluations for Minors and Majors Players, new rules and trying to
make sure that everyone is on the same page.
Evaluations rdthEvaluations for all Minor and Major players is scheduled for February 3 and 5 @ the
B2B Facility. It will be held for 2 hours each night. Jason Thompson, High School
Baseball Coach, and his staff have agreed to help evaluate all players. This will be
discussed more at the Coaches meeting.
We are still in need of some volunteers to help out during the evaluations. Not to do the
evaluating itself, but to help out in the field, pitching cages and hitting cages. So far, we
Both Days Tuesday Thursday
Mark Zunich Scott Good
We are still in need of 2-3 more volunteers for both days. If you would like to volunteer,
please e-mail Mark Zunich at firstname.lastname@example.org.