Central League Committee Guidelines
              April 1, 2018 - revised

 

                                                 A.  Central League Mission Statement

The Central League provides the opportunity to play senior softball and, at the same time, maintain a high level of competition.  Participation is open to all qualified residents of Sun City and Sun City West.  The Central League consists of players of widely varying skill levels and playing abilities.

The objective of the Central League is to promote safe, organized play consistent with Central League rules and to maintain a high degree of sportsmanship, camaraderie and enjoyment.

 

B.  Central League Committee Mission Statement

The Central League Committee will act as the representative group for the Central League.  They will supervise and control activities that are only related to the Central League.  They will provide leadership and direction for the league and maintain an effective line of communication between all persons and groups that are involved in the day-to-day operation of the Central League.

 

C.  Central League Structure

  • The Central League Committee will be comprised of seven (7) members, a Chairperson and six members. 
  • An Assistant Chairperson, within the ranks of the six committee members, will be appointed by the Chairperson.
  • Committee members must have at least three (3) years of senior softball experience, as a player, prior to appointment.
  • Committee members serve 2-year staggered terms.
  • Past members may be reappointed to the committee after being off the committee for one year.  Exception: If a committee member’s term is up and there is a unanimous vote to retain the member he/she may serve consecutive terms.
  • The Chairperson will be selected by the Club President.
  • The Central League Committee may make a recommendation to the Club President on the chairperson selection.
  • The new Chairperson does not have to be a current committee member.
  • Committee members who are unable to complete their term may be replaced by a new member who will finish serving the original committee member’s term. 
  • The replacement member must meet all prerequisites for being a Central League Committee member.
  • The replacement member will be selected by the committee Chairperson with majority approval of the committee members.
  • The Central League Committee reserves the right to form ad hoc committees using non-committee members as deemed necessary by the committee.

                                                  D.  Dispute and Discipline Resolution

  • Should the Central League Committee be unable to resolve an issue, that issue will be passed on to the two Club Presidents plus a 3rd party to reach a resolution to the problem.
  • If either Club Board has a disagreement with Central League Committee, a meeting should be scheduled for further discussion with the Club President and members of the respective committee.
  • Section II E of the Sun City West Club bylaws are to be followed regarding any disciplinary action.

E.  Central League Committee Functions and Duties 

  • Report committee activities to the Sun City West and Sun City club boards as required.
  • Conduct player surveys and collect player availability data.
  • Rate all players prior to the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
  • Create a list of players eligible for the draft.
  • Determine the number of teams for each session and select players as per the player placement process.
  • Co-ordinate the draft and assign players to teams.
  • The Central League Committee will not assign players arriving after the first four (4) games of the session. They will be placed in the sub pool and assigned accordingly by the Chairperson and Assistant Chairperson.
  • Ensure drafted players arriving after the first 4 games of the session are removed from the team roster and placed on a sub list. Ensure that all other players arriving after the first 4 games of the session are placed on a sub list.
  • Publish team rosters and schedules.
  • Assign returning and new players to sub lists after team rosters are complete.
  • The Central League will be goverened by SSUSA playing rules, except as modified by the league. ASA rules will be used for clarification of SSUSA rules.
  • Establish, publish and enforce all Central League rules. 
  • Recommend any rule changes to the Sun City West and Sun City club boards.  
  • Prepare new rules for posting on the web.  Instruct all Central League Managers about new rule changes.
  • Select team managers.
  • Define manager’s duties. (Section H)
  • Maintain an up-to-date Central League master player roster.
  • Provide information to the press and to Angels-In-The Outfield.
  • Schedule managers' meetings to gather managers' input.
  • Publish and post league information on bulletin boards and the web site.
  • Review incidents of player violations and disputes when necessary.
  • Implement disciplinary action and apprise Sun City West and Sun City Club Boards based upon SCW Club bylaws regarding discipline when appropriate.
  • In general act as the representative group for the Central League.

F. Committee Chairperson Responsibilities

  • Schedule and conduct committee meetings, managers' meetings, and players' open forums.
  • Represent league at board and general membership meetings.
  • Appoint committee members with majority committee approval.
  • Assign responsibilities to other committee members.
  • Ensure compliance with club by-laws and Central League rules and guidelines.
  • Supervise the Central League draft process.
  • Generally supervise and offer direction for all league functions.

G. Individual Committee member responsibilities

  • Larry Reed - Chairperson
    • Maintain up-to-date Central League players data base, team rosters, substitute and placement lists.
    • Assign players new to the Central League to rosters or substitute lists.
    • Assign team managers with a goal to have a balanced number of managers from Sun City West and Sun City based on the ratio of players from each city.
    • Coordinate and conduct player drafts.
    • Coordinate rating of all players and provide a list to team managers of players eligible for the draft.
    • Present recommended changes to Central League rules or guidelines to the Sun City West and Sun City boards for approval.
    • Review incidents of player violations and implement disciplinary action when necessary.
    • Keep Sun City West and Sun City boards apprised of disciplinary actions and other key league activities.
  • Jim Smith - Assistant Chairperson
    • Serve as liaison for the Central League to the Sun City softball board.
    • Assist with meetings and communication.
    • Review player violations, disputes, and complaints.
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with the league draft.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Wayne Haddy - Secretary
    • Prepare and distribute minutes of Central League committee meetings.
    • Review and evaluate Central League rules and guidelines.
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with the league draft.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Dan Burke - Director of Umpires
    • Supervise selection, training, scheduling, and performance of umpires.
    • Review player violations, disputes, and complaints.
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with the league draft.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Jim Granucci - Green Team Coordinator
    • Act as new player evaluator and Central League liaison with the green team supervisors.
    • Review player violations, disputes, and complaints.
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with league draft.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Judy Christ - Director of Scorekeepers and Scoreboard Operators
    • Supervise selection, training, scheduling, and performance of scorekeepers and scoreboard operators.
    • Act as Central League liaison with "Angels in the Outfield".
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with league draft.
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.
  • Tim Heenan - Player Participation Monitor
    • Monitor player missed game and substitution rule compliance.
    • Review and evaluate league rules and guidelines.
    • Conduct player evaluations and assign ratings.
    • Assist with league draft
    • Fulfill other duties as assigned.

H. Team Manager Duties

  • Attend scheduled managers' meetings. 
  • Relay player concerns to the committee
  • Issue team jerseys at start of session and collect from players at the end of the session.
  • Ensure players wear proper uniforms as per Central League rules.
  • The Central League uses bat standards approved (ASA stamp) by the Sun Cities Softball Club.  The Miken MSE Freak 100 is grandfathered to use.
  • Advise new players about the list of banned bats.
  • Appoint an assistant in the event you are absent.
  • Understand the rules of league play.
  • Make sure that players on your team understand and abide by the rules.
  • Complete your team line-up and obtain substitutes according to league rules.
  • Present line-up to scorekeeper and opposing manager.
  • Prepare the field for the first game…Home team responsibility.
  • Secure the field after the last game…Home team responsibility.
  • Report to the Angels-In-The Outfield all serious player injuries or hospitalization. 
  • It is the managers responsibility to fill out and file INCIDENT REPORTS and submit them to a Central League Committee member.
  • Report to the Central League Committee any player violations or incidents worthy of disciplinary action.
  • Notify your team players in the event of a cancellation or schedule change.
  • Collect and submit to the Central League Committee player availability surveys.
  • May collect dues and turn in to Sun City or Sun City West Treasurer.
  • Report any changes in player status to a Central League Committee member.

I. Player Responsibilities

  • It is the responsiblity of each player to notify the committee of their intent to play in a session. That communication can be done through survey information gathered by team managers or other notification to a member of the committee no later than 2 days prior to the draft. Any players not confirming their intent to play will not be included in the draft,
  • Players missing the first 4 games of a session, whether drafted or not, will be placed on a sub list.
  •                                     H.  Central League Committee Members

  • Larry Reed - 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2019.
  • Jim Smith -  2 year term expires Dec. 31, 2018.
  • Wayne Haddy - 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2019.
  • Dan Burke – 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2018.
  • Jim Granucci - - 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2018.
  • Judy Christ - 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2019.
  • Tim Heenan - 2 year term expires Dec 31, 2019.