The EGLL Board of Directors would like to invite all members of EGLL to attend the 2015 General Meeting on Thursday, November 12th at 6:30 PM in the Recreation Center building at East Granby Farms. We will discuss open volunteer and board positions, any concerns with the EGLL constitution, and any overall questions the members of EGLL community has.
Secretary(Board Member) - The secretary maintains a register of members and directors, records the minutes of meetings, is responsible for sending out notice of meetings, issues membership cards and maintains a record of league's activities.
Safety Officer (Board Member) - The safety officer coordinates all safety activities including supervision of ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program), ensures safety in player training, ensures safe playing conditions, coordinates reporting and prevention of injuries, solicits suggestions for making conditions safer, and reports suggestions to Little League International through the ASAP system.
Sponsorship/ Fundraising Manager (Board Member) - Solicits and secures local sponsorships to support league operations. Collects and reviews sponsorship and fundraising opportunities. Organizes and implements approved league fundraising activities. Coordinates participation in fundraising activities. Maintains records of monies secured through sponsorship and fundraising initiatives. Coordinates with picture vendor to obtain copies of team pictures to distribute plaques to sponsors at the end of the year. Coordinates outfield signs with designated vendors. Communicates sponsorship details to Opening Day Program Coordinator and Information Officer.
**NEW** Coaching Coordinator (Board Member)- Represents coaches/managers in 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; helps implement www.LittleLeagueCoach.org as the manager-coach education program for the league.
Concession Manager (Non-Board) - Maintains the operation of concession facilities (Stocking, cleaning and meeting FVHD requirements). Organizes the purchase of concession products. Is responsible for the management of the concession sales at league events. Collects and reviews concession related offers including coupons, discounts and bulk-purchasing opportunities. Organizes, tallies and keeps records of concession sales and purchases. **WITHOUT A CONCESSION STAND MANAGER THE SNACK SHACK WILL NO LONGER BE IN OPERATION.
Opening Day Committee (Non-Board) - Responsible for general oversight of Opening Day, is including communication with town officials regarding use of location. Sub-committees may be formed under this individual to handle specific needs of Opening Day. Responsible for coordinating team/individual pictures raffle, including vendor, location.
Team Parent Manager / Manager (Non-Board) - Communicates information between the EGLL Board and each team parent manager to ensure all teams are kept informed of league activities & needs as well as important dates
League Communications (Non-Board) - Responsible for submitting articles of news on behalf of EGLL to Talk Turkey, Granby News, Edline, etc. Major topics include registration and tryout schedules.
Baseball/ Softball Equipment Manager (Non-Board) – Inventory, maintain all equipment with every manager from baseball and softball. Keep EGLL board members informed of equipment needs and overall condition of all equipment.
Uniform Coordinator – (Non-Board) – Responsibilities include working with each manager, team parent manager, and spring assessment committee to gather quotes, communicate with EGLL board, order, and distribute all uniforms to both baseball and softball.
All current board members will also communicate there intent on staying within current role, express interest in new role, or another role on the board.
We hope to see you on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 @ 6:30 PM. Pizza and beverages will be served.
EGLL needs more qualified food handlers. This is a one time training and covers all FVHD areas (not just Little League). This training is free for Little League members and training does not expire. We would like to have as many qualified food handlers as possible as it helps with our snack shack operation to have knowledgeable folks on all teams as well as meeting requirements for our permit. Please consider attending this training.
The Farmington Valley Health District offers food safety seminars that will satisfy the Qualified
Food Operator and Certified Designated Alternate requirement in the ten towns that we serve.
Topics discussed include Foodborne illness prevention, proper food temperature control, food protection, personal health and proper hygienic practices and sanitization procedures.
The 3 ½ hour class includes a Powerpoint™ presentation, class discussion and an exam.
2015 Class Schedule
Monday December 7, 2015
Seminars are held at the FVHD office located at 95 River Road, Suite C, Canton, CT.
Pre-registration is required. All classes are 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please contact EGLL at email@example.com for registration, if you are able to attend the training on behalf of East Granby Little League. This training will fulfill your volunteer reimbursement requirement.
Can you explain the new Little League Baseball® Age Determination date, and why the change was made?
Little League® International always welcomes feedback from every one of our 7,000-plus leagues. We feel that the only way to provide the best experience for Little Leaguers® and their parents is to hear from and listen to our valuable volunteers and participants in communities worldwide.
Little League conducted a very detailed participation research project. That research showed that parents, players, and volunteers want to see Little League® become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Our volunteer District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors carefully considered the results of the research, and ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31. This change will ensure that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division.
Can you tell me more about the new bat standard, and how it will affect my Little Leaguer®?
Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball adopted the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. These new standards utilize the most current advancements available, so that manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game.
Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. So, for the upcoming 2016 season and the 2017 season, there won’t be any change. You will still see the Little League name on bats being used for play. Beginning January 1, 2018, however, all bats must meet USA Baseball’s standards, and you won’t see Little League branding on permitted bats. The new bats are anticipated to be on sale starting in September 2017.
In order to continue to improve as a league we are asking for your thoughts and feedback. These surveys will be heavily relied upon to evaluate prospective coaches for the following season, so please take a minute to complete the EGLL 2015 Spring Survey. Please be honest and open with your answers. All responses will be anonymous. We appreciate all feedback.
Thank you to those who helped getting the New Batting Cages ordered, approved and installed at East Granby Farms. A special "Thank You" to Brandon Freeman, Peter Burke, Suzanne O'Conor, Stephen Santy, Bob Guyer, Ryan Attianese and Damon Popella who came out on this hot weekend to get the cages ready for use.
Please make sure that you are contacting Tracy Worlund at to book these cages as they will be available by appointment only.
**REMINDER** PLEASE watch your children and do not allow them to climb on the outside of the netting. Please do not bring animals of any kind into or near the batting cages.