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2019 Board of Directors

Brad Holman, 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.
Brad Holman

Brad Holman

President

Dierdre Leisner, 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.
Dierdre Leisner

Dierdre Leisner

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

Megan Taylor, Secretary

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.
Megan Taylor

Megan Taylor

Secretary

Samantha Curtis, Registrar

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.
Samantha Curtis

Samantha Curtis

Registrar

Jody Keplar, 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.
Jody Keplar

Jody Keplar

Umpire in Charge

Sikmon An, Coaches Rep

The responsibilities of the Coaches Representative 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.
Sikmon An

Sikmon An

Coaches Rep

Mike Kashima, 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.
Mike Kashima

Mike Kashima

Player Rep

Kelli Mihaylo, 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.
Kelli Mihaylo

Kelli Mihaylo

Fundraising & Sponsorships

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

Freddie de Tapia, City Liaison

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

Freddie de Tapia

Freddie de Tapia

City Liaison

Andrea Stark, Team Parent Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Team Parent 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

Team Parent Coordinator

Dave Elkins, 12U Rep

The 12U Representative 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.
Dave Elkins

Dave Elkins

12U Rep

Mike Kashima, 10U Rep

The 10U Representative 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 Rep

Will Gallegos, 8U Rep

The 8U Representative 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.
Will Gallegos

Will Gallegos

8U Rep

Patrick DeBoer, 6U Rep

The 6U Representative 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.
Patrick DeBoer

Patrick DeBoer

6U Rep

Vanesa Hollister, 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.
Vanesa Hollister

Vanesa Hollister

Uniform Coordinator

Samantha Curtis, Web Master/Information Director

* Non-voting position. 

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 leagues home page
  • Drafts and sends league e-mails
  • Ensures league news is updated on a regular basis
  • Collects, posts, and distributes important information regarding league activities
Samantha  Curtis

Samantha Curtis

Web Master

Andrea Stark, 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.
Andrea Stark

Andrea Stark

Web Master & Social Media

Kathy Prince and Kristie Richardson, Events Coordination Team

* 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
Kristie Richardson

Kristie Richardson

Events Coordinator

Kathy Prince

Kathy Prince

Events Coordinator

Tracy Gaitley, 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.
Tracy Gaitley

Tracy Gaitley

CHAMPs Coordinator

Open, 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.
LNGS Open Position

LNGS Open Position

Tournament Director

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.
LNGS Open Position

LNGS Open Position

Spring Select Coordinator

Open, Scheduling Coordinator

The responsibilities of the Scheduling Coordinator and City Liasion include the following:

  • Coordinates lights and field usage with the City of Laguna Niguel.
  • Works with the UIC 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

LNGS Open Position

LNGS Open Position

Scheduling Coordinator & City Liasion

Open, 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.
LNGS Open Position

LNGS Open Position

Snack Bar Coordinator

Open, 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 facemask 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.

Open LNGS

Open LNGS

Safety Director

OPEN, Spring Select Team Coordinator

* Non-voting position.

The responsibilities of the Spring Select Team 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.
LNGS Open Position

LNGS Open Position

Spring Select Coordinator

Open, 14U Rep

The 14U Representative 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.
Open Position LNGS

Open Position LNGS

14U Rep

John Felicetti, Central District Commissioner - USA Softball So Cal

Central District Commissioner

USA Softball So Cal

http://www.usasoftballsocal.com

John Felicetti

Central District Commissioner

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.   Currently open BOD positions are available to fill immediately.  If you have any questions about a position, please contact our President, Brad Holman or send an e-mail to lagunaniguelfastpitch@gmail.com for information.

Open Board positions for 2019 are highlighted below in Blue.
Training-level (upcoming) openings below are highlighted Green.


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
  • Team Parent Coordinator
  • 14U Representative
  • 12U Representative
  • 10U Representative
  • 8U Representative
  • 6U Representative
  • Uniform Coordinator
  • Safety Director
  • Scheduling Coordinator
  • City Liaison

Non-Voting Positions

  • Social Media Director*
  • CHAMPs Coordinator*
  • Spring Select Coordinator*
  • Fall Ball Coordinator*
  • Webmaster/Information Director*
  • Events Coordinator*
  • Tournament Director*