Little League Baseball, Inc., United States Eastern Region

State of Pennsylvania Association of District Administrators


Meeting Minutes

4 March 2016

Ormandy Ballroom, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Philadelphia, PA


State Coordinator Bill Dithrich called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.  Roll call was taken by sign in sheet.  Districts represented: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16/31, 17/32, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29 and 30.  Absentee ballot proxies were presented by Kenny Bach – District 9, Barry Bacha – District 10, Dean Schreiber – District 13, Chris Thomas – District 17, Frank Galli – 32, Barry Todd – District 23 and Terry Bean – Districts 25.  Corey Wright and Amery Shelby, East Region Assistant Directors were also present.


Bill introduced Dave Harvey, the new administrator for District 28.


Motion to approve the meeting minutes of 17 October 2015 was made by District 16.  Second by District 12.  Motion passed.


Motion to approve the finance report dated 4 March 2016 was made by District 30.  Second by District 29.  Motion passed.  Report attached.




1.     Bill noted that because of Little League rules, action taken at the October meeting to allow a portable mound for state tournament is null and void.  The use of portable pitching mounds can only be approved by the International Tournament Committee in Williamsport through the East Region office.  There are two stipulations for approval:

a.      It must be an approved and licensed product.

b.     All of the league presidents above district play must agree to their use.

2.     State Tournament sites needed:

a.      Intermediate Baseball – District 13 – Shikellamy-Acorn Little League

b.     10 & 11 Year Old Softball – District 24 will possibly have a site

c.      Senior Softball – District 1 – FCVA Saegertown Little League

3.     Motion to change the deadline for submission of state tournament packets from March 15 to May 15 was made by District 12.  Second by District 26.  Motion passed.



Bill requested that he be given information concerning section tournaments for all sections to post on the state web site to provide information and reduce confusion.  Information such as links to web sites that keep updated on section tournaments and putting contact information of the Section Coordinator on the site were suggested.


EAST REGION REPORT – Corey began by introducing Amery Shelby, the newly hired East Region Assistant Director.  He then reported the following:


·       Pertaining to the new bat rule, all the new bats will have the USA Baseball emblem on them for identification.  There will be no need for a list of approved or dis-approved bats.

·       The 2016World Series and East Region Tournament sites and dates were sent out.  Bill added that our state hosts need to contact the host of the region tournament of their division to let them know they are hosting the state tournament.  Tournament start dates are also included.

·       The new on-line tournament affidavit system working with the new district mapping.  The tournament eligibility form was clarified.  Once the form is completed, the accompanying residence or school enrollment documentation attached and signed by the DA, that form is good for the rest of the players Little League career, unless they change address or school.

·       We can request that East Region put a hold on charters for leagues that fail to comply with district meeting attendance, policies, etc.

·       Emails are going out to all leagues that do not have a constitution on file with the region that has been updated in the past five years.  They are being given 90 days to submit an updated constitution and by-laws.




Bill questioned Corey on any updates to policies on recommending umpires in light of the proposal the association has on hold.  Corey said he would like to see such a procedure in place.




Next meeting date is scheduled for 15 October 2016, 12:00 pm.  Location to be announced.


Motion to adjourn was made by District 16.  Second by District 30.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 8:25 p.m.


Respectfully submitted,


Paula Dithrich

Administrative Assistant

Pennsylvania State Little League DA’s Finance Report

4 March 2016

 Beginning Balance 17 October 2015







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Meeting lunch, 17 October 2015











Ending Balance



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