Santa Monica Arsenal - Santa Monica Little League by pengxuebo


									Attachment for Agenda Item 3. C.

[Santa Monica Arsenal Tear Sheet]
                           Santa Monica Arsenal
The Santa Monica Arsenal is a remedial baseball training program geared towards those
children, age Ten and above who wish to receive a higher level of baseball training then
typically offered by community based programs. Our goal is to help kids realize their
personal potential as ballplayers as well as members of their team and community. As an
organization, we also shepherd them through to High School and then onward through
the College recruiting process, advising them on Tournament, Showcases and Scout Ball
opportunities that may further enhance their ability to play baseball at the College and
Professional levels.

We employ only professional coaches with Major League or College Division 1 baseball
experience. All of our coaches have worked at their craft in either the Professional,
College Division 1 or High School ranks. We also employ a strength and conditioning
coach who has developed a specific age-targeted program to enhance each players ability
and works with each team l-on-l.

We are advised by Assistant Coach Jake Silverman of UCLA, Head Coach Mike Viera
of the SGV Arsenal (the #1 Club Baseball program in California
and MLB Consultant Alan Jaeger (creator of the Jaeger Long Toss Program Head Coach John Savage of UCLA and Head Coach Philip
Sheldon-Guide of SamoHi are both friends and supporters.

Our comprehensive program is modeled after the SGV Dukes/SGV Arsenal program that
has been in existence since 2001. Those programs have delivered numerous Division 1
and Professional ballplayers including 2011 MLB 151 round pick Gerrit Cole. The SGV
Arsenal counts as former members, more that two hundred players who have received
College Division 1 Baseball Scholarships and/or Professional Baseball Contracts
including former SMLL players Scott Heineman, Lucas Giolito and Joseph Corrigan.

The Santa Monica Arsenal is not a "Tournament Team". We play in select independent
leagues and tournaments as part of the learning process. Our goal is to win through the
application of fundamental baseball skills and strategies learned through the hours of
practice and repetition. Our professional coaching staff makes all on-field decisions
concerning player development including line-ups, pitching rotations and position.
Parents, including the SM Arsenal Program Directors have no influence concerning on-
field decisions and are not permitted to discuss the same with any member ofthe
coaching staff.

Our ultimate goal is the development of the complete player and teammate, one who
develops a deep confidence in their inherent ability and who can maximize their strengths
and minimize their limitations over time. We teach each child his role on both a macro
(team based) and micro (situationally based) level in an effort to best prepare them for
whatever level of baseball they desire to play now, or in the future. Pride of
accomplishment is the payment for the SM Arsenal Program Directors as we see each
child grow over time and reach their true potential as both players and people.
Attachment forAgenda Item 3.£

[Fall Ball Manager Evaluation Form]
Please indicate your level of agreement with each statement about your manaqer (circle one):                      Stronqly       Aqree               Strongly   Disagree
Held practices regularly and arrived on time.                                                                                1           2   3   4              5
Ran well orqanized practices.                                                                                                1           2   3   4              5
Tauqht all aspects of the qame (throwinq, hittinq, fieldinq, base runninq, positions, etc.)                                  1           2   3   4              5
Was a good role model for the players (positive altitude toward team, parents, opponents, umpires, etc.)                     1           2   3   4              5
Promoted good sportsmanship on and off the field.                                                                            1           2   3   4              5
Created a positive environment for practices and games.                                                                      1           2   3   4              5
Treated players fairly and with respect includinq balanced position rotations.                                               1           2   3   4              5
Did not show bias toward specific players on the team (including own child if applicable)                                    1           2   3   4              5
Balanced a desire to compete with a desire to develop players.                                                               1           2   3   4              5
Encouraged safety practices                                                                                                  1           2   3   4              5
Communicated well with parents.                                                                                              1           2   3   4              5
Encouraged participation in league activities.                                                                               1           2   3   4              5
Demonstrated knowledge about the game (skills, rules, qame preparation).                                                     1           2   3   4              5
Is someone I would recommend.                                                                                                1           2   3   4              5

Please indicate your level of agreement with each of the following statements   about the umpires (cirGle one):   Strongly       Agree               Stronqly   Disaqree
Arrived on time for all qames                                                                                                1           2   3   4    ~,'       5
Dressed professionally for all qames                                                                                         1           2   3   4              5
Had a clear understanding of league rules.                                                                                   1           2   3   4              5
Made calls loud and clear.                                                                                                   1           2   3   4              5
Educated players when appropriate.                                                                                           1           2   3   4              5
Encouraged a good pace to maximize game time.                                                                                1           2   3   4              5
Encouraged good sportsmanship and a positive altitude.                                                                       1           2   3   4              5

Please indicate your level of aqreement with each of the followinq statements   (circle one):                     Stronqly       Aqree               Strongly   Disagree
Fall Ball was a worthwhile experience.                                                                                       1           2   3   4              5
It was easy to register for the season.                                                                                      1           2   3   4              5
The website contained useful information.                                                                                    1           2   3   4              5
My child's team had appropriate equipment and practice time.                                                                 1           2   3   4              5
The quality of the uniforms was satisfactory.                                                                                1           2   3   4              5
Interleague games were a positive experience.                                                                                1           2   3   4              5
Team communicated well about leaque activities and volunteer opportunities.                                                  1           2   3   4              5
[Red lined pages reflecting changes required by Western Region to be
                  Made to revised Constitution form]
This organization shall be known as the SANTA MONICA /EASTIWESTJ                       Little
League, hereinafter referred to as "Local League."

The objective of the Local League shall be to implant firmly in the children of the
community the ideals of good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, courage and respect for
authority, so that they may be well adjusted, stronger and happier children and will grow
to be good, decent, healthy and trustworthy citizens.

To achieve this objective, the Local League will provide a supervised program under the
Rules and Regulations of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. All Directors, Officers
and Members shall bear in mind that the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the
winning of games is secondary, and the molding of future citizens is of prime importance.
In accordance with the Section 501-(c)-(3) of the Federal Internal Revenue Code, the
Local League shall operate exclusively as a non-profit educational organization providing
a supervised program of competitive baseball and softball games. No part of the net
earnings activities of which is carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to
influence legislation, and which does not participate in or intervene in any political
campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.

Eligibility. Any person sincerely interested in active participation to affect the objective
of this Local League may apply to become a member.

Classes. There shall be the following classes of members:

       (a) Player Members. Any player candidate meeting the requirement of Little
           League Regulation IV and who resides within the authorized boundaries of
           the Local League shall be eligible to participate, but shall have no rights,
           duties or obligations in the management or in the property of the Local
       (b) Regular Members. Any person actively interested in furthering the objectives
           of the Local League may become a regular member. Regular Members may
           be issued a card numbered in sequential order annually. The secretary shall
considered, the Coach or Manager in question shall appear before the Disciplinary
Committee, who shall have the authority to suspend or revoke such Coach or Manager's
right to future participation in the League.

Dues for Regular Members may be fixed at such amounts as the Board of Directors shall
determine by majority vote prior to the beginning of any membership period.

Members who fail to pay their fixed dues within thirty (30) days from the time the same
become due may, by vote of the Board, be dropped from the rolls and shall forfeit all
rights and privileges of membership.

A reasonable Little League participation fee may be asserted as a parents' obligation to
assure the operational continuity of the Local League. Although it is recommended that
no fee be collected, a reasonable fee per player may be asserted if deemed necessary. AT
Regulation XIII(c).

Annual Meeting and Report to Membership. The annual meeting of the Members of
the Local League shall be held on the third Tuesday in September each year (unless
such day is a Jewish holiday, in which case the meeting shall be held on the third
Thursday in September), for the purpose of electing a Board of Directors, so that
Members may receive the annual report, and for the transaction of such business as may
properly come before the meeting. The Membership shall receive at the annual meeting
of the Members of the Local League a report verified by the President and the Treasurer,
or by a majority of the Directors, showing the whole amount of real and personal
property owned by the Local League, where located, and where and how invested, the
amount and nature of the property acquired during the year immediately preceding, the
date of the report and the manner of the acquisition; the amount applied, appropriated or
expended during the year immediately preceding such date, and the purposes, objects of
persons to or for which such applications, appropriations or expenditures have been
made; and the names of the persons who have been admitted to membership in the Local
League during such year, which report shall be filed with the records of the Local League
and an abstract thereof entered in the minutes of the proceedings of the annual meeting. A
copy of such report shall be forwarded to Western Region Little League Headquarters.
Notice of Meeting. Notice of each meeting of the Members shall be mailed, emailed or
otherwise delivered to each Member at the last recorded address (or email address) at
least ten (10) days in advance thereof setting forth the place, time and purpose of the

Special Meetings. Special meetings of Members may be called by the Board of Directors
or by the Secretary or President at their discretion. Upon the written request of five (5)
Members, the President shall call a special Membership meeting to consider a specific
subject. No business other than that specified in the notice of the meeting shall be
transacted at any special meeting of the Members. NOTE: Meeting should be no later
than thirty (30) days after request is submitted.

Voting and Quorum. Only Regular Members shall be entitled to vote at any meeting        of
the Local League. As it pertains to any duly noticed meetingThe presence in person      or
representation by absentee ballot of one fifth (/5) of the Membership, such number      of
Regular Members as-shall be pres-ei1:t--at----#tc~ting shall be deemednecessary         to
constitute a quorum for voting purposes.

Rules of Order. Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings of all meetings,
except where same conflicts with this Constitution or By-Laws of the Local League.

Board of Directors. The management of the property and affairs of the Local League
shall be vested in the Board of Directors. The number of Directors shall not be less than
five (5).

Required Members. The Board shall, at a minimum, include the President, the Vice
President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Player Agent, one manager and one volunteer

Annual Election and Term of Office. At the Annual Meeting (held as and when
provided in Article V above), the Regular Members shall elect an individual to fill each
position on the Board of Directors. Election shall be by a majority of all votes cast by
Regular Members in attendance. The Directors shall upon election immediately enter
upon the performance of their duties and shall continue in office until their successors
shall have been duly elected.
Coaching Coordinator. The Coaching Coordinator represents coaches/managers in the
Local League: presents a coach/manager training budget to the Board: gains the support
and funds necessary to implement a League-wide training program: orders and distributes
training materials to players. coaches and managers: coordinates mini-clinics as
necessary: and helps implement as the manager-coach education
program for the Local League.

League Information Officer. The League Information Officer manages the Local
League's official home page on manages the online registration process
and ensures that Local League rosters are maintained on the site: assigns administrative
rights to Local League volunteers and teams: ensures that Local League news and scores
are updated on a regular basis: collects. posts and distributes important information on
Local League activities. including direct dissemination of fund-raising and sponsor
activities. to Little League InternationaL to the local District to the public, to the Local
League members, and to the media:. serves as the primary contact person for Little
League and active. com regarding optimizing use of the Internet for Local League
administration and for distributing information to Local League members and to Little
League International: and displays enthusiasm for using the Internet for Local League
administration. for sharing information and for creating a more enjoyable and efficient
Little League experience.

SponsorshiplFundraising Manager. The Sponsorship/Fundraising Manager solicits and
secures local sponsorships to support Local League operations: collects and reviews
sponsorship and fundraising opportunities: organizes and implements approved Local
League fundraising activities: and maintains records of monies secured through
sponsorship and fundraising initiatives.

Concession Manager. The Concession Manager maintains the operation of concession
facilities: organizes the purchase of concession products: is responsible for the
management of the concession sales at Local League events: schedules volunteers to
work the concession stand during Local League events: collects and reviews concession-
related offers, including coupons, discounts, and bulk-purchasing opportunities: and
organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases.

Appointed Positions. The Board of Directors may appoint or designate such other non-
Board positions as it may deem necessary or desirable, and may prescribe the power and
duties of each, and may fill any vacancy which may occur in any such appointed position.
Non-Board members serving in Board-appointed positions shall have no vote on actions
taken by the Board of Directors. Any duties and powers not specifically assigned or
delegated to an individual or committee shall be retained by the Board of Directors.
Appointment of Managers and Coaches. Team Mangers and Coaches for the Spring
and Fall seasons shall be appointed by the President, with the approval of the Board of
Directors, and shall be responsible for the selection of their teams and for their actions on
the field. The Board of Directors shall have the opportunity to consider each nominated
manager individually, and will not be required to approve nominees as part of a "slate."
The President shall circulate the names of all proposed Managers (including any co-
Managers) for each division to the Board prior to the meeting at which such Managers
shall be voted on. No Managers shall be notified of their appointment until such time as
they have been approved by the Board.

Restrictions on Managing, Coaching or Umpiring. This Section is in addition to and
not in substitution of Little League Regulation ICb). While holding such office, neither
the Player Agents nor any member of the Disciplinary Committee shall manage or coach
in their respective divisions. The Board of Directors may adopt such further reasonable
restrictions from time to time (provided that such additional restrictions are consistent in
all respects with Little League Regulation I(b)) as shall be necessary (such as prohibitions
on Commissioners managing or coaching in their own division), in order to ensure that
Board members, Managers, Coaches and Commissioners can each meet their time
commitments to the League, and that no Manager, Coach, Commissioner or Umpire is
placed in conflicting positions of authority over League activities.

Charter. The Local League shall annually apply for a charter from Little League
Baseball, Incorporated, and shall do all things necessary to obtain and maintain such

Rules and Regulations. The Official Playing Rules and Regulations as published by
Little League Baseball, Inc., Williamsport, Pennsylvania, shall be binding on this Local

Local Rules. The Board of Directors shall adopt local rules, guidelines and by-laws
governing play in the Local League, which local rules shall be consistent with the
Official Playing Rules and Regulations as published by Little League Baseball, Inc.,
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The local rules, once adopted, shall remain in effect until
amended or revised by a vote of a maj ority of the Board of Directors.
Authority. The Board of Directors shall decide all matters pertaining to the finances if
the Local League and it shall place all income including Auxiliary funds, in a common
league treasury, directing the expenditure of fund in such manner as will give no
individual or team an advantage over those in competition with such individual or team.

Contributions. The Board shall not permit the contribution of funds or property to
individual teams but shall solicit funds for the common treasury of the Local League,
thereby to discourage favoritism among teams and to endeavor to equalize the benefits of
the Local League.

Solicitations. The Board shall not permit the solicitation of funds in the name of Little
League Baseball unless all of the funds so raised be placed in the Local League treasury.

Disbursement of Funds. The Board shall not permit the disbursement of Local League
funds for other than the conduct of Little League activities in accordance with the rules
and policies of Little League Baseball, Incorporated.

Compensation. No Director shall receive, directly or indirectly any salary, compensation
or emolument from the Little League for services rendered in their capacity as a Director
of the Local League.

Deposits. All monies received, including Auxiliary Funds, shall be deposited to the credit
of the Local League sooh :Federally insured depositary institution as shall be selected by
the Treasurer and approved by the Finance Committeewith Chase Banle                    All
disbursement shall be made by check or electronic payment. All checks or electronic
payments shall be signed or authorized by the Local League Treasurer or such other
Officer or Officers or person or persons as the Board of Directors shall determine.

Fiscal Year. The fiscal year of the Local League shall begin on the first day of October
and shall end on the last day of September.

Distribution of Property upon Dissolution. Upon dissolution of the Local League and
after all outstanding debts and claims have been satisfied, the Members shall distribute
the property of the Local League to such other entity maintaining an objective similar to
that set forth herein, which are or may be entitled to exemption under Section 501-(c)-(3)
of the Internal Revenue Code, or any future corresponding provision.

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