One Week Notice Until Mandatory 2015 Fall Season Meeting

One week from today all money and rosters are due for both the 2015 Fall COED and Men’s leagues.

2015 Fall Season Meeting

Monday  August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Room 155/156 LHC Aquatic Center (Outside entrance in back of the facility)

100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

Discussion and voting on new rules will include but is not limited to:

  • Newly Elected Board  Need volunteers. You will be voting in new board members for the next 12 months.
  • Season start date We will discuss when the season will begin
  • HR one base advancement rule. If all players do not advance at least one base it will be considered an out.
  • Moving the bases closer. We are going by ASA rules currently.
  • Playoff roster rule discussion. Must use rostered players or forfeit. Also discussed teams that abuse the privilege of picking up players during the season and are constantly doing so. More discussion with managers at mandatory meeting.
  • Playoff Expansion possible expanding the playoffs to 5 or six teams with byes for the top seeds
  • League divisions
    • Doing away with A-B-C league
    • Having one combined league again with A and B designated teams and possibly expanding playoffs for B
    • or moving 2-4 B teams up to A league and having a 6-8 team A league and a 6-8 team B league. A must have at least 6 teams to do this.
  • Ejections. Any player, manager, or fan ejected from the game or spectating area by a league umpire, MUST leave SARA park entirely. Again, this means no hanging out in the parking lot, no walking up to the other ball fields, get in your car and go home or anywhere but SARA park. You have been ejected from the park. Violations going forward will result in team forfeit and suspensions and or banishment from the park. It is the managers responsibility to know this and enforce it. Ignorance of this policy is no longer an excuse.
  • All star committee. At least 3 people to organize and fundraise and secure permits and vendors.
  • Umpires needed and payment. We need committed umpires. Umpires will be paid bi-weekly or at the end of the season.Their choice. A procedure will be put in place so they can be added to the calendar after they work a game to ensure payment. If umpire shortage, we will have to certify some players to fill in for games to keep the league moving

Here is info on how to get a team in the league this season:

http://lhcsa.com/2015/07/16/information-how-to-get-a-team-in-the-upcoming-fall-league-starting-august-3-2015/

Information How To Get A Team In The Upcoming Fall League – Starting August 3, 2015

First:

Download a roster wavier from from here:

Roster Waiver Form

Print it out and get a minimum of 9 signatures. You may start a COED game with 4 females and 5 males but if you add a tenth player it must be a female. No starting games with 8 players.

Rosters MUST be signed to be valid for insurance liability and eligibility purposes.

Next:

Collect $22 per player for player fees

Next:

Collect the appropriate sponsor fee for the league you wish to play in:

MEN’S LEAGUE = $350 TEAM SPONSOR FEE for (20) scheduled games.
COED LEAGUE = $175 TEAM SPONSOR FEE for (10) scheduled games.

Cash/Check/Money Order accepted

Make Payable to: Lake Havasu Softball Association

Finally:
Bring the signed copy of your roster and both your sponsor fees and player fees to the mandatory league meeting to secure a scheduling spot.

Then stay at the meeting and vote for the next years board members and or volunteer and vote for any rule changes brought up such as the current Men’s league division alignment and selecting an All Star Game committee.

This is a mandatory meeting and all teams who wish to play in the fall season must have a manager or representative attend. Any and all  players are encouraged to attend and voice your opinions and vote for rule changes.

The meeting time and locations is below:

2015 Fall Season Meeting

Monday  August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Room 155/156 LHC Aquatic Center (Outside entrance in back of the facility)

100 Park Ave, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403

See you there!

REMINDER: Mandatory Board Meeting August 3rd 6:00PM – LHC Aquatic Center

Only Three weeks away.

2015 Fall Season Meeting

August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Room 155/156 LHC Aquatic Center (Outside entrance in back)

All teams must have a manager or representative at the meeting to turn in their roster and payment and vote in the upcoming elections. Please be sure you have your payments and rosters at this time.

Needed to make this league run: Umpires, board volunteers, website management, all star committee.

If you are interested in umpiring please show up to this meeting.Without umpires we cannot have a league.

We will also need someone to take over the website and board members will be nominated and elected for the upcoming year. There will be vacancies this year so please become involved in your league.

See you there.

League Fees For Upcoming Fall 2015 Season

The league fees for the upcoming 2015 fall season will be the same as last year.

The current league costs are below:
MEN’S LEAGUE = $350 TEAM FEE for (20) scheduled games.
COED LEAGUE = $175 TEAM FEE for (10) scheduled games.
$22 per player fee will also be assessed
All fees cover:
Gameballs
Lights
Umpire costs
Field Prep
League Liability Insurance
Championship shirts and or hats (team choice)
Uniforms and equipment are the responsibility of each team.

MANDATORY LEAGUE MEETING SET FOR MONDAY AUGUST 3

MONDAY AUGUST 3, 2015 6:00PM Lake Havasu Aquatic Center Room 155/156(in the back-outside entrance)

All managers (or team representative) MUST be present with a copy of the signed roster (minimum 9 players)  and payment.

All rosters MUST be signed or will not be accepted. No exceptions.

All Managers or a team representative MUST attend the meeting.

No grace periods. If you do not have payment, or a signed roster you will not be playing in the 2015 Fall Season

You have been given a two and a half month notice to get your rosters signed and your sponsor/player  payments in starting today may 12th

Items discussed at the end of 2015 Spring season board meeting on May 11:  that will be discussed and or voted on at the mandatory meeting on August 3:

  • HR one base advancement rule. If all players do not advance at least one base it will be considered an out.
  • Player Behavior. We discussed player behavior and although we had a few incidents it was a lot better this year, to include the alcohol use. Thank you. Please remember umpires are human and we require them to have a functioning league. Please be respectful even though you may disagree with the calls. We do not need to create a hostile environment for them.
  • Playoff roster rule discussion. Must use rostered players or forfeit. Also discussed teams that abuse the privilege of picking up players during the season and are constantly doing so. More discussion with managers at mandatory meeting.
  • League divisions
    • Doing away with A-B-C league
    • Having one combined league again with A and B designated teams and possibly expanding playoffs for B
    • or moving 2-4 B teams up to A league and having a 6-8 team A league and a 6-8 team B league. A must have at least 6 teams to do this.
  • All star committee. At least 3 people to organize and fundraise and secure permits and vendors.
  • Board vacancies after August 3: Vice President and Website Manager will be needed. Need volunteers.
  • Balls for 2015 fall season  already ordered and shipped
  • Umpires needed and payment. We need committed umpires. Umpires will be paid bi-weekly or at the end of the season.Their choice. A procedure will be put in place so they can be added to the calendar after they work a game to ensure payment. If umpire shortage, we will have to certify some players to fill in for games to keep the league moving
  • Moving the bases closer. We are going by ASA rules currently
  • Shed. Need to get shed ordered and in place. Concrete needs to be poured as well.
  • Scheduling fields. Any team scheduling a field as an LHCSA team with the city MUST only practice with ASA rostered players for 2015 for insurance purposes. No exceptions. This is an insurance issue. Remember these are public parks, you may use them at will as long as they are available , but you must be rostered if you are calling to reserve them as an LHCSA team. Our insurance covers rostered players for the current calendar year.
  • Non Rostered and Underage Players. Any team using a non ASA rostered player or underage player during a game and refusing to provide ID when asked, will result in game stoppage until ID is provided to verify eligibility and or forfeit if ID is not provided. No exceptions. This puts the league at risk and is irresponsible. Manager suspensions may also be discussed depending upon the severity.
  • Ejections. Any player, manager, or fan ejected from the game or spectating area by a league umpire, MUST leave SARA park entirely. Again, this means no hanging out in the parking lot, no walking up to the other ball fields, get in your car and go home or anywhere but SARA park. You have been ejected from the park. Violations going forward will result in team forfeit and suspensions and or banishment from the park. It is the managers responsibility to know this and enforce it. Ignorance of this policy is no longer an excuse.
  • Summer League. We will not have summer league this year due to losing money each year because of team participation