Members Present

Robert Scott, Kevin Chandler, Dustin VanElverdinghe, Jerry Hollingsworth, Melanie Humpert, Tommy Edwards, Guy Kampstra

Members Absent

Shaun Smith, Lucky Rogers, Jennifer Kendall, Dan Smith

Staff Present

Billy Powers, Lindsey Huston, Maggie Combs (via Skype)

Call to Order

Meeting called to order at 5:57 p.m.

Introductions

  • No guests

Approve January 4, 2017 Minutes

  • Approved by council and to be posted online

Move Up/Watch List

  • Reviewed team list from previous meeting to ensure accuracy, coaches will be notified promptly

Women’s Subcommittee Meeting/Approve Notes

  • Discussed/reviewed notes from the women’s meeting
  • League will stay the same as last year with some possible fun additions
  • Notes approved and will be posted online

Kickball Subcommittee

  • Committee is comprised of coaches and is all set to meet twice: Jan. 24 & Feb. 9
  • Council agrees that there is a need to include an umpire representative in these meetings so they can see where the group is coming from
    • Tommy will find one
  • Player concern is that the umpires don’t want to be there (umping kickball) and don’t treat it the same as softball — “It’s just kickball”
  • We need to make sure we are getting better and more detailed feedback on umpire complaints
    • The City plans to tweak the comment cards to ensure players leave their name and contact information so questions can be asked if needed

Rule Changes

  • Going to send an email out for everyone to review that shows the rules changes the council agreed upon previously

Registration Dates

  • Reviewed important registration dates with the council and showed them where to find everything online

Topics to Discuss in Future Meetings

  • 6v6v6 rules
  • HR ball retrieval
  • Pitchers mask vs. screen

Future Meeting Dates

Remain the same as previously decided on:

February 1 and 15, 2017

March 1 and 15, 2017

April 5, 2017 (Manager’s Meeting)

Adjourn

Meeting adjourned at 7:42 p.m.