Little League Baseball, Inc., United States Eastern Region

State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators


Meeting Minutes

August 25, 2007 9:30 a.m.

Career Link, Williamsport, PA


State Coordinator Glen Fiebig called the meeting to order.  Roll call was taken by sign in sheet.  Districts represented were 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29 and 30.


Motion to approve the meeting minutes of May 5, 2007 was made by District 22.  Second by District 13.


Motion to approve the finance report dated August 25, 2007 was made by District 22.  Second by District 17.


Glen commented on rule changes in 2007 and observations of how they affected tournament play.




District 22 asked for an update on the PVUA.  Glen reported on a meeting held in Emporium Friday, July 26, 2007 with Glen, Frank Germino and Bill Dithrich.  He stated he is happy with how the organization is going.  The issue of tournaments being umpired with local umpires was raised and discussion ensued.  Dan Merk stated that a meeting of the PVUA is scheduled for Sunday, October 21, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. at the Lundy Center.  Administrators from Districts 1, 12, 14 and 25 will attend with the purpose of drawing up guidelines for PVUA supplying umpires for tournaments.




1.  Glen asked the body for any problems that arose during the state tournaments.  Problems stated were teams not being fed after games and no championship flag presented.  District 25 moved that District Administrators must attend 50% of the state meetings during the previous year in order for a district to be eligible to host a state level tournament.  Second by District 22.  After discussion District 25 modified the motion to replace 50% attendance to “Must be a member in good standing.”  District 22 agreed with his second.  District 29 moved to table the motion to specify the requirements to be in good standing.  Second by District 20.


2.  Request was made that when the tournament calendar is created for 2008 that section tournaments be scheduled a day earlier to allow more time before start of state level tournaments.  Weather delays this past year caused a couple of instances where a tournament finished one day and the team had to be at the next level the next day.


3.  Pool play.  Glen stated that the championship game must be played.  This was reiterated by Assistant East Region Director Corey Wright.


4.  Pitch count.  Glen stated he felt that if a player throws 20 or less pitches in a game should be able to pitch again the same day up to his daily limitation in Junior and Senior levels.  Corey Wright reported that the pitch count rule is being reviewed for clarification.


5.  Glen asked that those sections with interim coordinators hold an election and report the results to him.


6.  Discussion is continuing with the plan to create District 6 with leagues from Districts 13, 14 and 24.  Corey Wright requested that we assign specific district numbers rather than use and A and B or east/west and north/south designations for districts 16 and 17.  District 31 will be the other half of District 16 and District 32 will be the other half of District 17.


7.  Region report.  Corey Wright reported that communication with the state has become much better with the exception of a couple of sections.  He requested a donation from the state association for the concession stand project at Eastern Region Headquarters.  Based on his statement that the minimum from all the other states is $2000, District 17 moved to donate $2000.  Second by District 16.  Motion passed.


8.  Discussion for the good of the order:


On motion by District 13 and second by District 30, the meeting was adjourned.


Respectfully submitted,


Bill Dithrich

DA PA District 1


Tentative next meeting date, Saturday, November 17.


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