Discussed offer to order ADStarr baseballs with MMPL logo at a discounted rate
November 11 deadline
Epic has baseballs for relative less expense
2020 Regular Season
Tentative start date of May 4th
Tentative end date of June 26th
Rainouts: can we suggest all teams leave a week open at the end of the season for rain out makeups?
8U Kid pitch - can we clarify even more the rule for when a timeout may be called?
Helmets: Cheek guards and strongly encouraged for the 2020 season, but not required by PONY yet
Concerns over how this will look as the first group impacted by the cutoff date continues moving up.We're aware a number of kids would be in 8th grade and wouldn't then have a team to play on if we do nothing, as they'd be too old for U14.
Plan to start July 7th or 8th for EOS tournament
Will plan to communicate the set days early for 2020 season
Holt: Format was fine - information came out late for hosts which led to an umpire scramble
Make sure to send tournament on to coordinators and coaches both
Those attending were in favor of keeping the 1 home 1 away, feedback on the pool play format was positive
Pitching is an issue in EOS, particularly at the 10U lower levels
Williamston: Can we stagger the run limit - have a different run limit per inning
Put regular run limits back
3 runs after 15 for regular season and tournament
SJ: Coach comes in at 4 balls for their 3rd/4th grade league
Mason: Good idea, can we do something like have it kick in with 2 consecutive walks - encourages swinging and not waiting for the coach
10U - E/F/G - should we make these changes to regular season and EOS tournament for these divisions?
SJ: Can we find a way to allow more players to be added while ensuring teams are placed accordingly?
We use and recommend Dbat Mid Michigan, located in south Lansing
Dewitt: Create a one page community coordinator info sheet for new coordinators
Waverly will be doing a survey with teams playing at their field grading umps and fields
Would encourage other communities to do the same
Can we schedule the ump clinic closer to the start of the season