Policy

  • Drafting

    Major and A Minor leagues will conduct a player draft.  B Minor, C Minor and Clinic leagues will simply choose players by whatever method the managers and Player Agent select.

    The Player Agent shall keep a complete record of the draft. Also included must be the order of selection and who will receive the next pick.

    Upon parental request, brothers/sisters may be accommodated on their sibling's team.  For both Majors and A Minor, all teams may only have 1 maximum assistant coach per team at the time of the draft.  Additional assistants may be procured after the draft is complete.  If all team managers do not have at least 1 assistant entering the draft then all teams will not have an assistant going into the draft. 

    3.B. MAJOR LEAGUE DRAFT

    • Teams may not remain intact from year to year.
    • The Managers will conduct a round table discussion to determine a pool of eligible10 year olds for consideration to move up to Majors. The eligible pool of 10s shall be determined by consensus with the Player Agent Voting to break a tie vote. 
    • Manager's or current assistant's sons/daughters who are draft eligible will be drafted by their parent's team in the draft round determined by the Executive Board based on the child's ability (if the manager or assistant is on the Board, he/she may not participate in this determination).
    • The draft shall take place such that the teams are as evenly balanced as possible.  The Player Agent or designated draft coordinator reserves the right to designate certain rounds as position specific only rounds so that each team has an opportunity to have a balanced number of position players.  For example, the Player Agent or designated draft coordinator could designate a round or two as “Pitcher only” round.  All of these position specific rounds shall be designated BEFORE the draft starts.

     

    3.C. A MINOR LEAGUE DRAFT

    • Teams may not remain intact from year to year (per Little League rule).
    • The Managers will conduct a round table discussion to determine a pool of eligible 8 year olds for consideration to move up to A Minors. The eligible pool of 8s shall be determined by consensus with the Player Agent Voting to break a tie vote. 
    • Draft order is determined during the round table discussion as to the talent level of each coach/assistant coach’s child.  Once draft order is determined, the first team goes, followed by second, etc.   The same order of selection will continue until all necessary players are selected.  
    • The draft shall take place such that the teams are as evenly balanced as possible.  The Player Agent or designated draft coordinator reserves the right to designate certain rounds as position specific only rounds so that each team has an opportunity to have a balanced number of position players.  For example, the Player Agent or designated draft coordinator could designate a round or two as “Pitcher only” round.  These position specific rounds shall be designated BEFORE the draft starts.
  • Financial Assistance Program



    The majority of Barrington Little League’s income is derived from player registration fees. These registration fees help cover the cost of operating the League.  Barrington Little League is committed to helping families be part of the Barrington baseball tradition even when experiencing a financial hardship.  There are several programs in which Barrington Little League is committed to assisting.  Review the programs below, decide which one best fits your situation.  For program number 2, please fill out the volunteer time worksheet.

    • Program #1: For families on the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch program, Barrington Little League will omit charging the volunteer fee ($20 value), raffle fee ($30 value) as well as the League base registration fee (depends on the division).  The minimum cost to the family will be for the uniform cost per child.
    • Program #2: For families applying for a reduced registration fee, the league is requesting for you to make a commitment to volunteer time in exchange for the financial commitment it has made with your family.  The minimum cost to the family will be for the uniform cost per child plus volunteer time using the worksheet below. 
    • Program #3: Payment Plan Option (PPO) - The Payment Plan Option is for those families that can pay their registration fees, but not all at one time. With this program, we ask that you pay a part of the fees at registration and the remainder will be divided up into two equal payments. All payments must be received by opening day. This option does not require any above and beyond volunteer time. However, if the League does not receive all payments by opening day, then volunteer time may be required and will result in your child being ineligible for post season selection.
    • Program #4: The family can get a sponsor for registration costs.  Register now and turn in sponsor monies by opening day.  If a sponsor cannot be obtained, full registration costs will be due by opening day.

    Volunteer Time Worksheet

    Work Item Description Commitment Cost
    Spring Coin Toss 1 shift = 1 hour for fundraising $20.00 * ___ = $
    Fall Coin Toss 1 shift = 1 hour for fundraising $20.00 * ___ = $
    Umpire Minor Game 1 game.  Behind the plate or at the bases $20.00 * ___ = $
    Grass Cut 1 mow.  Majors and Minor field @Shreve $20.00 * ___ = $
    Concessions Stand Assist the Auxiliary for 1 game in the stands $20.00 * ___ = $
        Total: $

     

    Volunteer time for programs #2 and #3 should at least be equal to or exceed the cost of base registration + volunteer fee or the remaining balance on the account, whichever is higher.  For the 2016 season, that’s $60.00 + $20.00 = $80.00

    I would like to apply for program number ______ above.  I agree that failure to comply with the volunteer commitment and any remaining registration fees by the end of the regular season will result in y our child being ineligible for post season selection. This application is pending board approval until written approval is provided.

     

    Signed Date
    Applicant:               ________________________________________ _________________________
    B.L.L Player Agent ________________________________________ _________________________
    B.L.L President      ________________________________________ _________________________
  • Funds Disbursement Policy

    Funds disbursement

    Discussed, agreed and voted by E-board on 12/19/2012 at the annual meeting. 

    In all cases, the Primary signer holds the checkbook and the debit card for the respective accounts (has access to money).  The secondary signers are backup to the primary.  The following guidelines should apply for disbursement of funds:

    The intent for these guidelines is as follows:

    1. Carefully track and gauge monies spent in 2014 so that we can effectively start to categorize funds as they pass through the organization. 
    2. Understand real “needed” spend vs. potential overspend
    3. Gain consensus and socialize options on spend before it happens.
    4. Provide transparency on who has access to the organization’s money.

    Account holders

    Primary Account Aux Account
    Primary Signer: League Treasurer Primary Signer: Aux Treasurer
    Secondary Signer: League Equipment Board Member Secondary Signer: Aux President
      3rd Signer: League Treasurer

    Disbursement Guidelines

    Non-Operational: Any non-operational disbursement of funds of $100 or greater, need to be socialized and voted on by the board.  Examples of this are donations, miscellaneous purchases, etc.  (Etc is pretty vague and broad on purpose as it applies to everything else).  For purchases of $99 or less, keep your receipt as that’s the only way to get reimbursed.  Wherever possible, try to avoid paying sales tax as BLL is tax exempt. 

    Operational: The treasurer of either account is authorized to disburse funds that are Operational in nature.  Operational is defined as: utility bills, post office bills (for the PO Box), officiating and league dues (insurance, charter).  Operational bills should be accompanied by a bill or invoice for full traceability.

    Concessions: Food and beverage concession expenses only are authorized for the Aux primary account holder without Eboard vote.  All other expenses see Non-Operational above.

    Contracts: Anything that involves a contract for either account requires an Eboard vote.

  • Majors

    Mission

    Our objective is to provide and promote supervised, competitive baseball with the molding of future adults of fine character given prime importance, and the attainment of exceptional athletic skills or the winning of games secondary

    Objective

    The Little League Baseball Division (also known as the Major Division) is for boys and girls ages 9-12.

    Barrington Little League limits its Majors Division to 10, 11 and 12 year olds.  10 year olds who play in the Majors division must be evaluated on evaluation day and then must be drafted onto a team by a selecting Manager.

    The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

    At the end of the season, Barrington Little League selects a Tournament Team (or "All Stars") of 11-12-year-olds from within this division, and the team is entered into the International Tournament.

    Method of Play

    All children must play at least 4 innings, and bat at least once during a regular six inning game.

    1. Bat the lineup

    2. Each game will be six innings or 2 hours. The umpire shall keep the game clock and shall start with the call of "Play Ball". Start time will be noted in both team’s scorebooks. The score at the time limit shall be the final score regardless of innings played.

    • The last inning will be declared at the one hour, forty-five minute mark and the inning must be completed (home team bats if applicable). The last inning shall require three outs. For the purpose of time limits, the umpire must declare "Last Inning" at the beginning of an inning.
    • Note: There are 9 position players playing 6 innings for a total of 54 player innings.  A 12 player roster would mean 6 players would play 4 innings and 6 players would play 5 innings totaling 54 innings.
  • Team Managers

    Managers will be reviewed and selected each year by the Executive Board. Each candidate must submit written interest for a managerial position, designating which level of play, by the first general membership meeting in February. Candidates will be chosen based upon the following criteria:

    • League service
    • Availability
    • Sportsmanship
    • Coaching experience
    • Coaching performance
    • Meeting attendance

    Managers must participate in league activities, such as: work parties, project leadership, etc. Failure to participate in sufficient activities may result in suspension by the vote of the Executive Board.

    Managers should arrange for an assistant or representative to attend meetings in his/her place, especially meetings of importance, such as: draft, elections, equipment distribution, etc.

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