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2021 Board of Directors

Lindsey Brandt, President

Executive Board Member


The responsibilities of the LNGS President include the following:

  • Oversees the appointment of board members and all league related activities (Note that all appointments are subject to final approval by the LNGS board of directors.)
  • Maintains contact with USA Softball
  • Represents the league in relationships with other organizations
  • Understands the USA Softball regulations under which LNGS operates
  • Presides at league meetings, and assumes responsibility for the day-to-day operation of LNGS
  • Receives all mail, supplies and other communications from USA Softball and other leagues
  • Presides over team drafts with the Player Representative
  • The President will take on the role of Player Representative if the position is vacant
Lindsey Brandt

Lindsey Brandt

President

Nicole Walker, Vice President

Executive Board Member
 

The responsibilities of the Vice President include the following:

  • Presides in the absence of the President
  • Works with other officers and committee members
  • Ex-officio member of all committees
  • Carries out such duties and assignments as may be delegated by the President
Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker

Vice President

Tracy Gaitley, Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer

Executive Board Member


The responsibilities of the Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer include the following:

  • Signs checks co-signed by another officer or director (or as directed by the local league's constitution.
  • Dispenses league funds as approved by the Board of Directors
  • Reports on the status of league funds
  • Maintains local league books and financial records
  • Prepares budgets
  • Assumes responsibility for all local league finances
Tracy Gaitley

Tracy Gaitley

Treasurer

Secretary, Kim Sudakoff

The responsibilities of the Secretary include the following:

  • Records the minutes of meetings
  • Schedules and sends out notice of meetings
  • Issues membership cards and maintains a record of league's activities
  • Checks the LNGS mailbox on a weekly basis
Kim Sudakoff

Kim Sudakoff

Eric Chiasson, Umpire in Chief

The responsibilities of the Umpire in Chief include the following:

  • Provides umpire training
  • Schedules umpires in accordance with the league needs during spring and fall seasons
  • Schedules umpires for tournaments hosted by LNGS
  • Provides input on rule changes
  • Responsible for rule enforcement
  • Works closely with the scheduling official to ensure fairness to avoid scheduling conflicts
  • Works closely with division reps and coaches to ensure all rules and rule changes are clearly understood
Eric Chiasson

Eric Chiasson

Umpire in Charge

Mike Rocha, Coaches Rep

The responsibilities of the Coaches Rep include the following:

  • Represents LNGS coaches
  • Presents a coach training budget to the Board of Directors
  • Gains the support and funds necessary to implement a league-wide training program
  • Orders and distributes training materials to players, coaches and managers
  • Coordinates coaches clinics
  • Helps facilitate USA Softball coach education program for the league
  • Handles all fairness rule violations as well as coaches misconduct and involve the Board of Directors as necessary
Mike Rocha

Mike Rocha

Coaches Rep

Mike Rocha, Scheduling Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Scheduling Coordinator include the following:

  • Works with the UIC, City Liasion, and division representatives to finalize schedules:
    • Spring season practice (interleague* and intraleague**)
    • Spring season practice
    • Spring Select interleague friendlies and tournaments
    • All-Star interleague tournament schedule in conjunction with President
    • All-Star season practice schedule
    • Fall season practice schedule

*interleague = LNGS and other local leagues
**intraleague = within LNGS only

Mike Rocha

Mike Rocha

Scheduling Coordinator

Sarah Moss, Player Representative

The responsibilities of the Player Representative include the following:

  • Schedules and oversees player clinics
  • Works with division representatives to oversee player evaluation
  • Assists the President in conducting player draft
  • Confirms eligibility of players
  • Supervises and coordinates the transfer of players from one division to the other
  • Handles player complaints regarding coaches and involve the Board of Directors as necessary
Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss

Player Rep

Sarah Moss, Uniform Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Uniform Coordinator include the following:

  • Budgets and orders uniforms, visors and socks for league players and staff
  • Performs minor uniform repairs
  • Works with the Team Parent Coordinator to distribute and collect uniforms to teams
  • Orders league spirit wear and manages sales on opening day and during spring and fall season
Sarah Moss

Sarah Moss

Uniform Coordinator

Geoff Prince, Field Manager/Equipment Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Field Manager/Equipment Coordinator include the following:

  • Coordinates all field maintenance and preparation for games and practices and oversees the maintenance and care of all league fields
  • Reports all dangerous and adverse field conditions to the City of Laguna Niguel and issue communication as necessary
  • Holds a field preparation training clinic at the beginning of every season for team field prep volunteers
  • Inventories all field supplies and submits inventory to the Board at the beginning of the season and maintains proper supplies in the facility storage bins for proper field setup
  • Manages budgeting, purchase and inventory of all League equipment and used for playing, field preparation and repair as allowed by the budget guidelines with Board approval
  • Maintains the relationship with the City of Laguna Niguel for field maintenance and improvements
  • Oversees the distribution and return of equipment to each team ensuring all equipment is in safe and appropriate condition and team bags are equipped with First Aid Kits and rule books
Geoff Prince

Geoff Prince

Field Manager / Equipment Coordinator

Registrar, Kristie Richardson

The responsibilities of the Registrar include the following:

  • Player, USA Softball, and All-Star Registration
  • Maintains league and player insurance
  • Creates and maintains a detailed master list of all LNGS registered players
  • Assists in creating rosters for drafted teams
Kristie Richardson

Kristie Richardson

Colin Danielson, 12/14U Rep

The 12/14U Rep responsibilities include the following:

  • Selects coaches with final approval by the Board of Directors and assists in the organization and execution of player evaluations and team formation
  • Conducts coaches meeting for the division at the start of each season to discuss rules, policies, procedures and coaches conduct; conducts additional meetings throughout the season as needed to discuss information needing action
  • Acts as a liaison between coaches of their division and the Coaches Representative and/or Player Representative on any disputes or player issues
  • Reviews schedules pertaining to the division to ensure fairness and accuracy
  • Represents the League in any inter-city meetings as requested by the Board of Directors
Colin Danielson

Colin Danielson

12/14U Division Rep

Mike Kashima, 10U Rep

The 10U Rep responsibilities include the following:

  • Selects coaches with final approval by the Board of Directors and assists in the organization and execution of player evaluations and team formation
  • Conducts coaches meeting for the division at the start of each season to discuss rules, policies, procedures and coaches conduct; conducts additional meetings throughout the season as needed to discuss information needing action
  • Acts as a liaison between coaches of their division and the Coaches Representative and/or Player Representative on any disputes or player issues
  • Reviews schedules pertaining to the division to ensure fairness and accuracy
  • Represents the League in any inter-city meetings as requested by the Board of Directors
Mike Kashima

Mike Kashima

10U Division Rep

Colin Danielson, 8U Rep

The 8U Rep responsibilities include the following:

  • Selects coaches with final approval by the Board of Directors and assists in the organization and execution of player evaluations and team formation
  • Conducts coaches meeting for the division at the start of each season to discuss rules, policies, procedures and coaches conduct; conducts additional meetings throughout the season as needed to discuss information needing action
  • Acts as a liaison between coaches of their division and the Coaches Representative and/or Player Representative on any disputes or player issues
  • Reviews schedules pertaining to the division to ensure fairness and accuracy
  • Represents the League in any inter-city meetings as requested by the Board of Directors
Colin Danielson

Colin Danielson

8U Division Rep

Kevin Nerison, 6U Rep

The 6U Rep responsibilities include the following:

  • Selects coaches with final approval by the Board of Directors and assists in the organization and execution of player evaluations and team formation
  • Conducts coaches meeting for the division at the start of each season to discuss rules, policies, procedures and coaches conduct; conducts additional meetings throughout the season as needed to discuss information needing action
  • Acts as a liaison between coaches of their division and the Coaches Representative and/or Player Representative on any disputes or player issues
  • Reviews schedules pertaining to the division to ensure fairness and accuracy
  • Represents the League in any inter-city meetings as requested by the Board of Directors
Kevin Nerison

Kevin Nerison

6U Rep

Andrea Stark, Volunteer Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Volunteer Coordinator include the following:

  • Coordinates with President, Vice President and Secretary to distribute information to the team parents of all divisions
  • Returns information to appropriate board members and representatives.; this may involve league documents and money
  • Coordinates all Team Parent duties
  • Assists the Snack Bar Coordinator in scheduling parents to work their volunteer duty using a Signup app or similar
  • Provides the BOD with a log of parents who have fulfilled their volunteer duty
  • Provides the Team Parents with a pre-season packet with all documents required to begin the season
Andrea Stark

Andrea Stark

Volunteer Coordinator

Lauren Zeiner, Communications Director

The responsibilities of the Communications Director include the following:

  • Works with the Social Media Director
  • Drafts and sends league e-mails
  • Ensures league news is updated on a regular basis
  • Collects, posts, and distributes important information regarding league activities
Lauren Zeiner

Lauren Zeiner

Communications Director

Miranda La Barge, Web Master/Information Director

The responsibilities of the Web Master/Information Director include the following:

  • Works with the Social Media Director
  • Manages and updates the web site
  • Manages information for the league's home page
  • Ensures league news is updated on a regular basis
  • Collects, posts, and distributes important information regarding league activities
Miranda La Barge

Miranda La Barge

Web Master

Claudia Ortiz, Snack Bar Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Snack Bar Coordinator include the following:

  • Oversees all snack bar operations
  • Purchases necessary equipment and supplies
  • Coordinates volunteers with assistance from the Team Parent Coordinator.  Usually using a Signup app
  • Documents and reports all purchases, sales and disbursements to the league Treasurer
  • Provides monthly reports to the Board of Directors
  • Develops an operating budget with the assistance of the Treasurer
  • Provides the Treasurer with money from the snack bar to deposit into the league account
  • Accounts for and safeguards all cash and receipts and provides them to Treasurer
  • Coordinates Snack Bar operations at all League functions and tournaments unless arranged otherwise
  • Maintains Snack Bar standards within the Health Code
Claudia Ortiz

Claudia Ortiz

Snack Bar Coordinator

Kristie Richardson, Safety Director

The Safety Director will provide for the administration of the SAFE HAVEN course to all coaches at the start of the season. They will also:

  • Oversee the fingerprinting / background check /concussion training program
  • Oversee enforcement of the face mask policy
  • Ensure first aid kits are stocked and up to date
  • Ensure documentation of any injuries reported

NOTE: The Safety Director is not responsible for the delivery of medical treatment or advice.

Kristie Richardson

Kristie Richardson

Safety Director

Katie DeMeyere, City Liaison

Coordinates lights and field usage with the City of Laguna Niguel and others.

Katie  DeMeyere

Katie DeMeyere

City Liaison

Katie Demeyere, Social Media Director

* Non-voting position. 

The responsibilities of the Social Media Director  include the following:

  • Manages and updates social media
  • Collects, organizes, and stores photos from league families for use on the web site
  • Assists the Web Master as necessary
Katie Demeyere

Katie Demeyere

Social Media Director

Kathy Prince, Events Coordinator

* Non-voting position.

The responsibilities of the Events Coordinator include the following:

  • Works closely with the fundraising coordinator.
  • With assistance from the Board of Directors, organizes volunteers and oversees events such as:
    • Opening Day
    • Home Run Derby
    • Auctions
    • Photo Day
    • Angels Night
    • Movie Night
    • Closing Day
  • Other events approved by the Board of Directors
Kathy Prince

Kathy Prince

Events Coordinator

Mike Kashima, CHAMPs Coordinator

* Non-voting position. 

The responsibilities of the CHAMPs Coordinator include the following:

  • Coordinates the CHAMPs coaching staff
  • Coordinates the CHAMPs schedule
  • Ensures that a team is set up to play with the CHAMPs each week
  • Ensures that the CHAMPs equipment is available for use
Mike Kashima

Mike Kashima

CHAMPs Coordinator

Nicole Walker, Tournament Director

* Non-voting position. 

The responsibilities of the Tournament Director include the following:

  • Plans and organizes tournaments  including:
    • Mid Season Tournament (Spring)
    • End of Season Tournament (Spring)
    • Sea Country Classic (All Stars)
    • Pumpkin Tournament (Fall)
    • Any additional tournaments as determined by the Board of Directors
  • Coordinates volunteers or assigns a volunteer coordinator
Nicole Walker

Nicole Walker

Tournament Director

Lindsey Brandt, Spring Select Coordinator

* Non-voting position.

The responsibilities of the Spring Select  Coordinator include the following:

  • Coordinates the Spring Select teams
  • Schedules the 6 weekends of play included in the Spring Select season
  • Budgets the season and determines the cost associated with playing Spring Select based on uniforms and tournament entry fees
Lindsey Brandt

Lindsey Brandt

Spring Select Coordinator

Open, Fall Ball Coordinator

* Non-voting position. 

The responsibilities of the Fall Ball Coordinator include the following:

  • Attend meetings and coordinate the Fall season interleague pl;ay with OC Fall Ball
Laguna Niguel Softball

Laguna Niguel Softball

Fall Ball Coordinator

OPEN, Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Fundraising & Sponsorship Coordinator include the following:

  • Responsible for all of the league's fundraising efforts and events
  • Works with the Information Director, Event Coordinator, Tournament Director and Team Parent Coordinator to plan and execute fundraising activities
  • Solicits and secures local sponsorships to support league operations
  • Collects and reviews sponsorship and fundraising opportunities
  • Organizes and implements approved league fundraising activities
Laguna Niguel Softball

Laguna Niguel Softball

Fundraising & Sponsorships

Lori Williams, Central District Commissioner - USA Softball So Cal

Central District Commissioner

USA Softball So Cal

http://www.usasoftballsocal.com

Lori Williams

Central District Commissioner

2020 Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors

The 2019 Board of Directors

2019 Board of Directors (clockwise from left): Kelli M., Kristie R., Dierdre L., Will G., Sam C., Dave E., Ami B., Megan T., Patrick D., Kathy P., Geoff P., Simon A., Brad H., Tracy G., and Mike K. Missing - Fred D., and Jody W.

2018 Board of Directors


2018 Board of Directors: Will, Vanesa, Melissa, Carlos, Kristie, Tracy, Dierdre, Sam, Jody, Mike, Jason, Andy, Brad. Missing: Kristan, Kelli & Fred

2017 Board of Directors


2017 Board of Directors: Paul, Will, Patrick, Brad, Carlos, Tim O., Tim K., Andy, Mike, Sam, Kris, Joan, Ceci, Marydale - Missing: Dierdre, Christine, and Oscar

The LNGS Board of Directors (BOD) meets on a monthly basis to conduct league business  and votes to appoint new members during the September Annual meeting.   If you have any questions about a position, please contact our President, Will Gallegos or send an e-mail to lagunaniguelfastpitch@gmail.com for information.


Notes:
Voting positions are required to attend monthly BOD meetings.

* Non-voting positions are only required to attend meetings that are relevant to the position, as determined by the Executive Board.
** Non-voting position except to break a tie vote.


Voting Positions

  • President**
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer
  • Secretary
  • Umpire in Chief (UIC)
  • Registrar
  • Coaches Representative
  • Player Representative
  • Sponsorship/Fundraising Coordinator
  • Field Manager/Equipment Coordinator
  • Snack Bar Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • 14U Representative
  • 12U Representative
  • 10U Representative
  • 8U Representative
  • 6U Representative
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Webmaster/Information Director
  • Communications Director
  • Safety Director
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • City Liaison

Non-Voting Positions

  • Social Media Director*
  • CHAMPs Coordinator*
  • Spring Select Coordinator*
  • Fall Ball Coordinator*
  • Events Coordinator*
  • Tournament Director*
  • Art Director*
  • Community Events Coordinator*
  • Intraleague Tournament Director