Last Updated: October 13, 2017
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SLVLL Board Meeting
October 16, 2017 – 07:00 PM
SLV Little League board will meet Monday, October 2nd, at 7:00 PM, at the Ben Lomond Fire Department (please note the new meeting day, MONDAY). Our meetings are open to all, and a time is set aside near the beginning of each meeting for public comment. The SLV Little League doesn't run itself - MANY volunteer hours are given, throughout the year, for the benefit of our children! You don't have to be a board member to be a part!
San Lorenzo Valley Little League
Board of Directors
October 2, 2017
I. I. Call to order
II. II Approval of minutes from last meeting
IIIIII Open issues
o Update on website – cut over date
§ SJ Giants – sell tickets at the snack shack
§ Opening Day Homerun Derby
IivIV New business
o Equipment List (Jeremy)
o Manager and coach training
Spring 2018 Registration
Registration for the 2018 Spring season is now open!
We have made some changes this year, that will be very important for you to note -
The "drop-dead" date to be registered is January 13th.
Little League Bat Resource Page (***UPDATED 07/26/17***)
VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding bats - do NOT purchase a bat for your child until you have researched carefully. Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented.
Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
Everything you ever needed to know about bats and Little League can be found HERE at the Little League Bat Resource Page. (*** This information is current as of 07/26/17)
Interleague Scorekeeping Expectations and Etiquette
Special Message to Majors Scorekeepers (who keep score for interleague games) ~
Each league is required to have an official record of all games. Each league needs to complete a score sheet and record pitch count for their official league book. It is the responsibility of the traveling visiting team’s coach to bring their score sheets (and pitch count sheets for LO and SV).
The Home team will provide the game’s official scorekeeper. Away scorekeepers are invited, and encouraged, to sit with the Home Team’s scorekeeper in the booth to help keep pitch count or other responsibilities as needed or to compare notes and interact during the game.
It is best to have 2 scorekeepers, per team, at all times, especially as a Home Team where you are doing many things - pitch count, official book, announcing and the scoreboard.
While is not required, we do encourage you to ask the Home scorekeepers if they need help with anything (they will often ask you to do the bubble pitch count as that is their rules within their league - visiting team does this activity). SLV does not do the Bubble Pitch Count Form - this is for the Home Team's records only.
Sheri Austin (Head Scorekeeper)
Stay Informed! Register Your Email!
A Note from Your Webmaster ~
If you want the most up-to-date information from SLV Little League, you are encouraged to register your email address with our website!
Even though you may have shared your email address when you registered your child to play in our league, I do not take it upon myself to subscribe anyone to our mailing list. You are responsible for doing that. It's very easy to do, and only takes a minute or two. It's also easy to unsubscribe, using a link at the end of every email that comes from this site. By having your email address registered with the SLVLL site, you will receive informative emails regarding upcoming events, registration opportunities, field closures, etc. I try my best to not inundate your mailbox with too many emails, and your address is not shared with anybody.
Please click on this link and add your email address to our list to receive important announcements and occasional update information throughout the year. The website will be a useful resource for finding out what you need to know. Check it out often!
2017 Volunteer Form Available
All individuals volunteering in any capacity
(manager, coach, team parent, scorekeepers, snack shack helpers, umpires, etc.)
must complete and submit a 2017 volunteer form ASAP.
2017 forms will be valid through the 2017 Fall Ball season.
ALL volunteers will need to fill out new volunteer forms for the 2017 Spring Season.
UPDATE: Little League International now requires us to run background checks through First Advantage. In order to complete that check, we MUST have your COMPLETE social security number; please include it on the form (I will white it out after I have run your name). It is also necessary for me to have a copy of your current drivers license or government-issued picture ID - I have to enter your full name, as it appears on that ID, including your middle name (if you have one).
Your help in this is GREATLY appreciated!
If you wish to volunteer, please click on the link above to view and print the 2017 Volunteer form. I think the form can be filled out online, BUT you still have to print it out and get it turned in. Filling it out online does NOT magically transfer it to me - I need a hard copy to keep on file - PRINT IT OUT.
Once teams have been formed and your child has been placed, you can submit this form to your team's manager as well. In this case, however, sooner is always better! It saves much needed time when it is close to Opening Day (your manager can check with Information Officer Sue Sutherlin to confirm that you have a form on file). If you have children on more than one team, you only need to submit ONE volunteer form!
A copy of your driver's license is also required. If you have provided one in the past, AND your license hasn't expired since the copy was provided, you shouldn't need to provide another one (but sometimes things happen, and a current copy is inadvertently shredded - sorry 'bout that). If your license expired in 2016, the copy has been purged (shredded or burned in my woodburning stove).
Completed forms can be mailed to:
SLV Little League
ATTN: Sue Sutherlin
PO Box 1208
Felton, CA 95018
Check Out the Archive Section
Past and previous articles now have a home! Look for the Archive of Past Reports link in the menu to the left. As news quickly fades to the back burner, articles of interest can still be found pickled and preserved in this nostalgic area of our website.
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