Presents Annual League Meeting May 25, 2009 National Club Baseball Association 850 Ridge Ave Suite 301 Pittsburgh, PA 15212 Phone 412-321-8440 Fax 412-321-4088 Mobile 412-860-5201 www.clubbaseball.org Agenda Meet the NCBA Staff 2009 – A Year in Review 2010 – What’s to Come Break Out Sessions NCBA Rules Committee Closing Meet the NCBA Staff FRONT OFFICE President – Sandy Sanderson Director of DII Operations – Kenny Rayl Treasurer – Sandy Sanderson Sr. Accounting Specialist – Jeanne Krachala Director of Marketing – Christian Smith Sponsor Account Manager – Pete Chalfin Director of Umpires – John King DI Rules Committee Teams Rep – Joe Kooping DII Rules Committee Teams Rep – Rich Fiore Meet the NCBA DI Staff Regional Directors North Atlantic – Pete Chalfin Mid - Atlantic – Matt Tunnell South Atlantic – Kenny Rayl Great Lakes – Chad Lowe Gulf Coast – Ryan Norris Mid - America – Peggy Lallis Northern Pacific – Dano Jauregui Southern Pacific – Christian Smith Meet the NCBA DII Staff Regional Directors District I – Mark Guthrie District II – Pete Chalfin District III – Andrew Williamson District IV – Kenny Rayl District V – Kenny Rayl District VI – Jim Bryla Distrcit VII – Ryan Norris District VIII – Peggy Lallis 2009 – A Year in Review Growth Kenny Rayl Policy Changes Rule Changes NCBA Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball Growth NCBA Team Growth 250 200 192 177 162 144 150 130 103 100 77 72 51 50 34 0 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 State Representation 2009 NCBA STATES (38 States) Arizona Iowa Nebraska Texas California Kansas New Jersey Utah Colorado Kentucky New York Virginia Connecticut Louisiana North Carolina Washington Delaware Maryland Ohio Washington, DC Florida Massachusetts Oregon West Virginia Georgia Michigan Pennsylvania Wisconsin Idaho Minnesota South Carolina Wyoming Illinois Missouri South Dakota Indiana Montana Tennessee College Baseball League comparison 450 400 373 350 303 300 243 250 213 200 185 150 132 118 100 79 59 50 0 NCAA NCAA NCAA NAIA NJCAA NJCAA NCBA NJCAA NCBA D3 D1 D2 D1 D2 D1 D3 D2 Kenny Rayl NCBA Director of Division II Operations Kenny.Rayl@clubbaseball.org 412-325-8400 Promoted to Director of Division II Operations in December Formerly the Director of Team Development Responsibilities: – Manage all league play operations and District Coordinator staff – Improve communication between NCBA and DII member teams – Assist with development of new teams – Assist current teams with improving their off field operations – Recruit new teams to become members of the NCBA Policy Changes During the World Series Championship Game only, should the higher seed be the home team unless the lower seed has less WS Tournament losses? (7 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Should the NCBA grant Joe Kooping a 1-year extension to his current term as NCBA Rules Committee Teams Rep? (6 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Should the NCBA add a DII Teams Rep to the Rules Committee? (5 votes Y to 1 vote No) Rule Changes In conferences/districts comprised of only 3 or 4 teams, should the scheduling format be reduced from two 3-game series to a 3-game series and a 2-game series with the series rotating year to year between teams? (7 votes Yes to 1 vote No) Should the NCBA require field to have a Bullpens? (8 votes No to 0 votes Yes) Should the NCBA allow for “Imaginary” out of play lines to be acceptable? (8 votes Yes to 0 vote No) If a team desires to secure a home field which is more than 75 miles from their campus, should they be required to seek approval from their opponent at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled start of the games? (7 votes Yes to 0 votes No) If a team desires to secure a home field which is between 25-75 miles from their campus, should they be required to notify their opponent at least 1 week prior to the scheduled start of the games? (7 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Rule Changes Should the NCBA remove the option of “Opting Out” of the Richardson Cap requirement beginning at the start of the 2010 season (effective date July 1, 2009)? (7 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Should the NCBA deem it to be illegal to have an umpire officiate a game featuring a school in which he/she is currently registered as a student? (8 votes Yes to 0 votes No) If a home team fails to inform their opponent of their intentions to forfeit less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled start of the games, should that team be held financially responsible for any lost cancellation fees corresponding to transportation and lodging expenses? (8 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Should the NCBA require that ALL DI Regionals be planned in a 9-inning format, but allowing for the format to be altered at the Regional Directors Discretion? (8 votes yes to 0 votes No) Should the NCBA reinstate the reentry rule to Division II regular season play only? (7 votes Yes to 0 votes No) Can a reentered pitcher return to the game and pitch? (4 votes Yes to 3 votes No) Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball Developed by NCBA in order to: – Define and publicize the concepts and goals of the NCBA – Assist with the development of new baseball teams – Assist with the recruitment of new baseball teams – Provide an all inclusive reference manual to NCBA league operations – Assist with the improvement of member team baseball operations Chapter Titles: – What is the NCBA – Starting a team at your school – Joining the NCBA – Operating within the NCBA – Making your team better – Appendices http://www.clubbaseball.org/files/NCBA%20Guide%20to%20Collegiate%20Club%20Baseball.pdf 2010 – What’s to Come New Teams Possible DI Region Realignment Possible DII District Realignment Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball (Updated) NCBA Phone Day Online Roster Submission (Potential) New Teams 2 New Teams have OFFICIALLY SIGNED on to participate in the 2010 season Pulaski Technical College (AR) Hartwick College (NY) New Teams 12 New Teams have VERBALLY COMMITTED to participate in the 2010 season University of Nevada - Las Vegas (NV) Northeastern University (MA) Stephen F. Austin University (TX) Boston College (MA) UW - Plattville (WI) Macon State University (GA) American University (DC) Cal State University - Longbeach (CA) Winthrop University (SC) Texas A&M Corp of Cadets (TX) Florida Institute of Technology (FL) University of Akron (OH) New Teams 17 New Teams have EXPRESSED INTEREST in participating in the 2010 season University of South Carolina (SC) Fordham University (NY) Christopher Newport University (VA) San Juan College (NM) Texas Christian University (TX) Ohio Northern University (OH) Angelo State University (TX) Babson College (MA) Winston-Salem State University (NC) Monroe College (NY) Lockhaven University (PA) Ramapo College (NJ) Southeastern Louisiana University (LA) UC – San Diego (CA) University of Nevada – Reno (NV) Cal Poly Tech State University (CA) Air Force Academy (CO) Potential DI Region Realignment Potential for 2 new Conferences to be formed Northern Pacific Region may split to 3 conferences North Atlantic – North may split in to 2 conferences South Atlantic – West may become the new Mid- Atlantic - West South Atlantic may become a 2 conference region Potential DII District Realignment Potential for 4 new Districts to be formed District II may split in to North and South District VII may split in to East and West District VIII may split in to East and West District V may become District VI East A new District may be formed in the Southern Pacific Region (AZ, CA, NV, NM) Guide to Collegiate Club Baseball (Updated) Teams are encouraged to print a copy and carry it with them at all times Guide will be updated each year and emailed to teams and will also be downloadable off the NCBA Website Updates: – 2010 NCBA Rules – New/Updated Sponsor Info – Updated operating procedures – What can you contribute? Chapter Titles: – What is the NCBA – Starting a team at your school – Joining the NCBA – Operating within the NCBA – Making your team better – Appendices NCBA Phone Day Went in to effect Feb 2009 Third Wednesday of each month NCBA Staff Members will reach out to all member teams via telephone. Goals: – Bridge the gap in communication between NCBA front office and teams – 1 on 1 phone sessions should better serve the teams by allowing and opportunity to learn about all things NCBA, ask questions, and get answers on how to operate and improve their team within the NCBA Online Roster Submission (Potential) Goal: – Cost-effectively expedite and stream line the process of submitting and processing each team’s eligible NCBA roster. Pros: – “Go Green”… No more wasted paper – No more completing, printing, mailing Player Participation Waivers – No more administrative responsibility by team officers to gather and mail team player waivers – No more postage/shipping costs to send in player waivers – No more postage/shipping costs to send in additional player waivers – No more last minute “Over Night” costs to submit late player waivers – No more resending incomplete or unsigned player waivers – Faster processing of roster by NCBA staff Cons: – Software Upgrades will be costly to NCBA ($10-15k) – $1 per year charge per player per year to register (Credit Card) – Academic Eligibility Letter will still be required but can be faxed Break Out Sessions League Meeting attendees broken up in to 4 groups Each group joins a different session Each session lasts 20 minutes and then each group rotates on to the next session Session 1 – Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Session 2 – Tournaments & Championships – Sandy Sanderson Session 3 – Sponsors & Fundraising – Christian Smith & Pete Chalfin Session 4 – NCBA Rules & Proposed Changes – Peggy Lallis Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl League Participation Agreement (LPA) Form – New Team Form (Due Date: July 1st) – Existing Team Renewal Form (Due Date: June 1st) – Signed by president, signed by club sports director or faculty advisor – Fax to NCBA then mail the original E-Registration Form – Provides full contact info to NCBA front office – Complete in full and email to NCBA – Important to include a secondary contact – Important to include advisor contact info Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Scheduling Request Form – Important to complete with as much detail as possible – District Coordinator/Regional Director will assign due date – Important to include requests for Spring Break, Finals, and Field Availability – The more flexibility the better General Liability Insurance – $2,000,000 General Aggregate – $1,000,000 Per Occurrence – Policy covers the NCBA and it’s members (The Teams) – Covers many aspects of NCBA play (i.e. Travel, Practice, Workouts, Games, World Series) – Full Year of Coverage – This policy assists teams in obtaining playing fields – 3rd Parties can be additionally insured for $100 – This policy helped protect the NCBA and it’s members from potential financial losses from lawsuits – This is NOT a health or accident insurance policy Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Reserving Fields – DON’T PROCRASTINATE – Contact opponents once schedule is released to set dates and times – Don’t wait till a week before you are to play – Reserve fields as soon as schedule is released – 3rd party additional insured Scheduling Umpires – Contact local High school AD to gain contact info for local umpire assignor – 2 High school certified (or better) umpires per game – Don’t wait till a week before you are to play – Contact assignor as soon as schedule is released – Re-confirm once dates and times are set Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Player Participation Waivers – For players and player coaches – MUST be typed, printed, signed, and mailed – Faxes NOT accepted – Players are NOT eligible until they appear on the NCBA website roster – Recommend submitting these at least 2 weeks before your first game Coaches Participation Waivers – For non-playing coaches, managers, trainers, etc. – MUST be typed, printed, signed, and mailed – Faxes NOT accepted – Coaches, managers, trainers, are NOT allowed on the field or in the dugouts unless they have a waiver on file with the NCBA Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Academic Eligibility Letter – 2 Sample formats available – Must be signed by registrar, faculty advisor, or club sports director – May be faxed, but original must be mailed as well – Must show currently enrolled, 12+ credits (9+ for 2 year schools), 2.0+ GPA, no academic warning, and no academic probation Uploading player stats/pics/bios – Once players are cleared by the NCBA as eligible and appear on the website roster, you may upload stats, bios, and pics for each – A username, password, and instruction manual will be emailed to each team – Teams are responsible for uploading their own stats – It is the responsibility of the team to be sure that stats are entered accurately and in a timely fashion – Be sure that all player pics and bios are of tasteful and suitable content Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Weekly Team Submission Form – Submit to Regional Director by midnight each Monday regardless if games were played the previous week – Be sure to enter scores/results for ALL games played during that week – Be sure to submit a full stat line when nominating player/pitcher of the week candidates – Submit these on time to assure that your candidates receive consideration for awards NCBA Dues – Includes 2 Bats, 5 Dozen NCBA game balls, $2 Million general liability insurance, etc. – $1490 due in full by February 28th – $100 discount ($1390) if paid in full by December 31st – Credit Cards accepted but subject to a processing fee – Invoices and receipts available through the NCBA Treasurer (Treasurer@CollClubSports.com) – EIN/Tax ID#: 52-2270910 Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Boosting team interest – Student involvement fair for incoming freshmen – Advertisement in school paper – Flyers in freshmen dorms and common areas – Coverage in school paper – Create a Facebook group Boosting Team Moral – Get the team together off the field as much as on – Social events and group activities where ALL are included can build strong bonds which will lead to more success on the field – Spring Training trips build strong team chemistry – Set room assignments on the road to break up “Clicks” – Looking good can make players buy in to the club philosophy faster • Coordinating hats, helmets, uniforms, and practice gear go a long way – Being organized will give opponents the impression of strong leadership while instilling pride in your team to compete with confidence • Arriving in uniform, team vans, choreographed warm ups, show opponents that you take things seriously • Choreographed practices with a set practice attire sends that same message to your players Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Budgeting – See sample budget in Meeting Packet Player Dues – How much to charge? – What is included? • Spring Training trip? Travel costs? New Uniforms? • More included = Higher Dues$ – Supply & Demand: Lots of interest = Higher Dues$ – Make them pay as soon as they make the team • Players who practice for months and then fail to hand over a check hurt the team financially and chemistry – Charge $5 for tryouts Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Team Equipment/Uniforms – Be sure to order early as customized items tend to have extended lead times – Order extra caps, everyone’s dad and brother will buy one for a fundraiser – Order extra pants and jerseys, uniforms do rip or go missing on occasion – Order extra game balls when the supply runs low, NCBA rules state you must use the Official NCBA Baseball and they don’t go bad – Get quotes from NCBA sponsors, there is a reason why the NCBA endorses them – Take advantage of additional NCBA discounts during early ordering periods Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Guide To Collegiate Club Baseball Developed by NCBA in order to: – Define and publicize the concepts and goals of the NCBA – Assist with the development of new baseball teams – Assist with the recruitment of new baseball teams – Provide an all inclusive reference manual to NCBA league operations – Assist with the improvement of member team baseball operations Chapter Titles: – What is the NCBA – Starting a team at your school – Joining the NCBA – Operating within the NCBA – Making your team better – Appendices http://www.clubbaseball.org/files/NCBA%20Guide%20to%20Collegiate%20Club%20Baseball.pdf Session 1 Team Operations – Kenny Rayl Time Table – May 25 10th Annual League Meeting – June 1 Renewal LPA Deadline – July 1 New Team LPA Deadline – Aug15/Sept 30 Scheduling Requests Due – Sept 1/Oct 15 Conference Schedules Released – Dec 31 Annual League Dues w/ discount – Sept15/Feb 1 Regular Season Begins – Mar NCBA Spring Training Showcase – Apr 15 Roster Freeze – May 2 Regular Season Concludes* – May 7-9 District Playoffs (NCBA DII)* – May 14-16 Regional Tournaments (NCBA DI)* – May 21-25 World Series (NCBA DII)* – May 28-June 3 World Series (NCBA DI)* ** Participation Waivers & Academic Eligibility Letters Due 2 weeks before first game. * Anticipated but not confirmed dates Session 2 Tournaments & Championships – Sandy Sanderson Team Invitational Tournaments Spring Training DII District Playoffs DI Regional Tournaments DII World Series DI World Series Team Invitational Tournaments Been used as successful fundraisers for many teams Contact Sandy Sanderson for help with: – Securing Sponsors – Pricing – Hotels – Using league sponsors to increase revenue – Finding quality umpires and facilities – Promoting your tournament on the NCBA Website 2009 NCBA Spring Training Showcase Tampa, Florida- Mike Sansone Park 35 teams participated Team nights at local establishments Discount cards for all players Free gifts from sponsors-Giants 2009 NCBA Spring Training Showcase continued Great accommodations and rate Major field improvements Hotels contracted through NCBA 1 World Series team 5 Conference Champions 2010 Showcase Details Still searching for Western Showcase Team Interest – New Mexico and Las Vegas interested in hosting Tampa still interested in East host – Fort Myers, FL interested in hosting Estimated Costs – Registration Fee $100 for NCBA teams, $250 for non- NCBA teams – Per game charge $115 – Performance Bond $200- returned at conclusion of showcase if team has successful trip – Each team will provide 3 NCBA Game Balls per game NCBA Rules will apply Teams will be contacted in September and October Games will count towards overall record Registration Deadline- November 15, 2009 2010 Showcase Details Lodging – Teams will be required to stay in NCBA approved hotels Benefits • Lower hotel rates • Hotels will know about the showcase and be able to assist teams more with any issues that arise • Easier scheduling of stays • Hotel provides sponsorship dollars for event Travel – Bus-The Bus Bank been can help your team – Air- Anthony Travel specialize in group, low-funded teams – Van- Avis helps with great van/car rates and low 18+ age limit 2010 Showcase Details cont. The Showcase provides a spring break atmosphere both for relaxing and for nightlife but especially for baseball and a team building environment. Get to know the guys on the other teams as well as your own team better. Great opportunity to play teams from across the U.S. 2010 DII District Playoffs 3 District Playoffs in 2009 – 1 Neutral Site – 2 Team Hosted Possibility of 6 District Playoffs in 2010 – Districts I, II, III, VI, VII, VII Looking to hold all playoffs at neutral sites NCBA covers field costs, game balls and umpires Teams receive: – Discounted hotels – Championship Trophies 2010 DI Regional Tournaments Look to hold all tournaments at neutral sites Many cities across the country expressing interest Teams receive: – Discounted hotels – Championship Trophies DII World Series Butler, PA (First Year) Historic Pullman Park (Home of Butler Blue Sox) Days Inn- outstanding accommodations, great rates Good restaurants and night life Good local support Close to NCBA headquarters DII World Series Team assistance for attending the World Series Host Total Stipend % Change Huntingburg, IN $ - Butler, PA $ 2,500.00 N/A 2010 DII World Series Receiving bids to host the World Series in 2010 Many cities across the country expressing interest – Fort Myers, FL (Terry Park) – Columbus, GA (Golden Park) – Cary, NC (USA Baseball Complex) – Butler, PA (Historic Pullman Park)FL Factors – field availability – venue quality – lights – rental cost – eagerness of local organizers DI World Series Fort Myers, FL (Third Year) City of Palms Park (Spring training home of the Red Sox) Crowne Plaza- outstanding accommodations, great rates Close to Beaches, good weather Good restaurants and night life City of Fort Myers pursuing a return proposal for 2010 DI World Series Team assistance for attending the World Series Host Total Stipend % Change Syracuse, NY $ - Pueblo, CO $ 2,400.00 N/A Bradenton, FL $ 2,800.00 14% Bradenton, FL $ 5,175.00 46% Bradenton, FL $ 5,850.00 12% Niles, OH $ 7,000.00 16% Ft. Myers, FL $ 11,888.00 (cash + room) 41% Ft. Myers, FL $ 5,888.00 (room only) -50% Ft. Myers, FL $ 8,388.00 (cash + room) 42% 2010 DI World Series Receiving bids to host the World Series in 2010 Many cities across the country expressing interest – Fort Myers, FL (City of Palms Park) – Columbus, GA (Golden Park) – Cary, NC (USA Baseball Complex) – Miami, FL – Scottsdale, AZ Factors – field availability – venue quality – lights – rental cost – eagerness of local organizers Session 3 Sponsors & Fundraising – Christian Smith & Pete Chalfin Current Sponsors – Discounts – Requirements – Ordering Future Sponsors Fundraising – What works for you? Director of Marketing Christian Smith - Christian.Smith@CollClubSports.com – Oversee Promotion of various NCBA sponsors to NCBA teams – Oversee ordering, billing, invoicing, payment and delivery of all NCBA sponsors sales activity – Oversee Auditing of sponsor sales activity to insure optimal benefits are being received Sponsor Account Manager Peter Chalfin - firstname.lastname@example.org – Promote various NCBA sponsors to NCBA teams – Manage ordering, billing, invoicing, payment and delivery of all NCBA sponsors sales activity – Assist in auditing sponsor sales activity to insure optimal benefits are being received Current Sponsors Team Nike and Impact Sports Official Team shoe, performance apparel, and apparel provider of the NCBA Teams receive significant discounts (30% off) Team packages and forms can be customized An incentive base program to earn free merchandise available as well Fundraising opportunities through apparel sales – Alumni, family, friends Visit www.teamimpactsports.com/NCBA/ Contact Justin Jacobs at (800) 644-4481 for more information Rawlings The Official Uniform of the NCBA – Official Uniform Sponsor through 2012 season – NCBA teams receive 50% off list price (December through June orders) – Early orders receive 55% off list price (July through November) – Receive NCBA patch on jerseys and pants for FREE – Billing & Ordering handled by NCBA office (Pete Chalfin) to alleviate past issues with discounts, pricing, delivery etc. (412) 325-0365 – Contact Pete for a QUOTE!!! DeMarini Official Baseball Bat of the NCBA – Official Bat Sponsor through 2011 season – Each team will receive 2 of the newest DeMarini model bat each year – Proud Sponsor of the DeMarini Longball Challenge held in conjunction with the NCBA Divison I World Series – Additional Bat Purchases available through Pete Chalfin (email@example.com) • Exclusive pricing through NCBA for NCBA Member Teams • Buy 3 get 1 FREE Additional Bat Deal available Richardson Cap Official Baseball Cap of the NCBA – Official Baseball Cap Sponsor through 2012 season – For 2010 season and on, all teams MUST WEAR Richardson Caps! – Purchase your caps through AD STARR • 5% Discount on orders placed during the months of November through April. • 15% Discount on orders placed during the months of May through October. – NCBA logo embroidered on hats (Required by NCBA Rules) – Richardson Caps are required by NCBA rules – http://www.richardsoncap.com/ AD STARR Official Baseball of the NCBA – Official Baseball through 2012 season – Each team receives 5 Dozen NCBA Game Balls – Additional NCBA game balls sold for $37.95/dozen – Practice baseballs sold for $19.50/dozen Official Baseball Cap Provider of the NCBA – Order your Richardson Caps through AD STARR – NCBA Logo on back Call 1-800-ITS-AHIT http://www.adstarr.com/ Giants Snacks Official Sunflower Seed of the NCBA through 2009 season Free sample case of seeds sent to every NCBA team Customized order sheet included in yearly sample case Teams receive 25-37% discount on regular price and no shipping when ordering 3 cases or more Order anytime by calling or emailing Jason Schuler at (877) 442-6870 or firstname.lastname@example.org Motel 6 A Preferred Lodging Partner of the NCBA through 2010 season – Average Daily Rate under $50 – Teams, players, and fans receive a minimum of 5% discount on year round reservations • (Personal or NCBA Related) – Use discount code CP542549 when making reservations – When ordering multiple rooms call Group Sales Department (1- 800-544-4866) or email email@example.com to make your reservation – You can also log on to www.motel6.com to make reservations. – Make sure to use discount code CP542549 when making any reservations. AVIS Preferred van/car rental agency of the NCBA Discounts on all vehicles – 12 Passenger Vans are great for long or short road trips – 12 Passenger Vans create a team atmosphere over POVs Rental availability for players 18+ – Underage fee waived National rental availability for all events or trips – (Personal or NCBA Related) Call (800)-331-1212 or go to: www.avis.com/AvisWeb/html/bridge/corp/go.html?D712300 (Enter or Mention account code D712300) Potential Sponsors Glove Deal – Wilson, Rawlings, Mizuno, Akadema Shoes – Nike, New Balance Performance Apparel – Under Armor, Custom Ink, Boathouse, WSI Sports Protective Gear – Schutt, Rawlings, AD STARR, All-Star, Wilson Equipment Bags – Jensen Lee, Rawlings Energy Drink Sponsors – Crave Energy Drink, ACT Energy Drink Fundraising – DBR Publishing Line Up Cards – Sports Information Media Trading Cards – Choice Sports Cards Fundraising Opportunities My Sports Dreams An Official Fundraising Program of the NCBA Excellent opportunity to raise significant revenue with minimal effort – Customized donation letter Helps create a network of supporters for your club program – UW-Milwaukee raised over $5,000 through program Contact their NCBA Rep Megan Murphy at (800) 376-5988 or log on to: http://www.mysportsdreams.com/?refer='ncba AD Starr Referral Fundraiser AD Starr Referral Fundraiser Referral Fundraising program for the NCBA Teams can get referrals of Baseball Leagues to AD Starr For each referral (up to 4 a year) AD Starr will give team a $25 credit for anything in their catalog (excluding Richardson Hats and NCSA Game balls). If referral ends up purchasing through AD Starr, a 4% CASH Commission will be paid to team each year that referral purchases. More information by clicking “New AD Starr/NCBA Referral Fundraiser” Web banner on homepage. Or Contact Pete Chalfin at 412-325-2223 for more information. Other Ideas/Suggestions What works for you? Session 4 NCBA Rules & Proposed Changes – Peggy Lallis 2009 NCBA DI or DII Rules – Questions? What would you like to see changed for 2010? – Why? All discussion items will be addressed at the rules committee meeting. NCBA Rules Committee DI Elected Teams Rep – Joe Kooping - KoopingJD20@uww.edu DII Elected Teams Rep – Rich Fiore – firstname.lastname@example.org Committee made up of Regional Directors, President, and Elected Teams Reps Committee will meet during the summer to discuss, debate, vote, and establish any changes to the NCBA rules Teams will communicate their proposed rule changes to their Regional Director AND the Elected Teams Rep Regional Directors AND the Elected Teams Rep will lobby for proposed rule changes on their teams behalf Closing Thank You for Coming Promote the League & Website Give the Sponsors Business whenever possible When ever Issues Arise, Please Notify Us Let No Question Go Unanswered Keep Lines of Communication Open Please be Prompt Meeting Deadlines It’s a Game!! Have Fun!!