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12. Uniforms and Equipment

Posted by Eric Bickford at Jan 17, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Personal Equipment: Each player must provide suitable fielders’ glove and protective cup. MVLL provides a catcher’s mitt, catcher’s protective equipment and protective helmets and facemasks. Approved Little League shoes or soccer-style shoes with rubber cleats are recommended. Shoes with screw-in cleats are not allowed. Tennis shoes or sneakers are not considered adequate above the T-Ball division. For safety, no player shall wear leather soled shoes or boots to games or practices. Uniforms: MVLL will furnish players with a uniform consisting of a hat and uniform jersey. With the exception of T-Ball players, who receive a hat and T-shirt that they keep, players must return the uniform jersey and will keep the hat after the season. It is strongly recommended that each player have a jacket or long-sleeved sweatshirt at each practice or game. The wind often picks up and temperatures cool down quickly towards the evening hours at our local parks. It is also advisable to wear a long-sleeved shirt under the uniform during cool weather. Uniform Care: All uniforms must be washed with care, using mild soap and NO BLEACH. Cold-water detergents and presoaking with common stain removers work excellently to remove grass stains and other heavier stains from the white clothes. Cold water is a must to prevent shrinkage. Torn uniforms should be repaired before returning to the league at season's end.
NOTE: All players should have a complete uniform for each game. Uniform jerseys must be kept tucked in and looking neat. Patches must be in the correct place on the shirt. If a player does not have a complete uniform, the Manager must notify the Umpire before the game.
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2. Parent's Role in MVLL

Posted by Eric Bickford at Jan 17, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
MVLL asks that every parent respect the following policies: 1) Please read the Parent / Player Handbook before the first scheduled game. Please read this handbook to your players as well. If any parent objects to the League’s rules and policies, he or she must discuss the objection with the Player Agent or League President before the first game. 2) Objections to the Manager’s policies or actions must be submitted to the Player Agent within ONE week of the incident. If the parent does not raise the matter within one week, it suggests that the parent’s objection was not strong enough to warrant a review by the League’s Board of Directors. 3) Only the Manager and 2 Coaches are allowed on the playing field before or during games, as stipulated by Little League rules. Parents are welcome to assist at practices as allowed by the team Manager. Please fill out the Volunteer Form (contained in the Addendum section). 4) Parents and spectators are not allowed to confer with the Manager during a game unless it involves a SAFETY issue or the WELL BEING of a player. The Manager is supervising 12-15 players and it requires all of his or her concentration to watch for safety problems while orchestrating the game. 5) DO NOT distract participants from concentrating on the game. This includes the players, coaches, managers or umpires. 6) DO watch for safety problems during games and practices to help prevent injuries. This includes watching your other children in the stands or on the surrounding grounds. 7) DO let your Manager know if your player had any kind of injury, illness, an ache or pain, is unusually tired or just does not feel well. Parents know their youngsters better than the Manager or Coaches do and should bring any issues to the Manager’s attention before a game or practice. 8) DO make sure that your youngsters are dressed warmly. Every player should have an approved long-sleeved shirt to wear under the uniform, especially on cold evenings. Players should bring a jacket to wear while in the dugout. 9) NO food or drinks are allowed in the dugouts, except as authorized by the Manager. Please pick up all trash on the surrounding grounds while visiting or exiting any MVLL playing area, as we are responsible for cleanliness, even though we may not have made the mess. 10) Mountain View Little League will be a Drug-Free, Smoke-Free and Alcohol-Free environment. This is out of concern for the children as well as Little League rules and the laws of the city of Mountain View. It’s a parent’s obligation to help keep our practice and playing fields free of these toxins.
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4. Spectator Conduct

Posted by Eric Bickford at Jan 17, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Players and spectators are TO ENCOURAGE players through cheering. Chants or comments that are derisive, distracting or derogatory to ANY player are prohibited. Umpires have the authority to halt play and, when necessary, eject players, managers, coaches or spectators who are derisive, distracting or derogatory and / or engage in other unsportsman-like conduct to anyone involved in the game. Parents, Managers, and Coaches are expected to set an example of good sportsmanship at all times by positively encouraging players and not vocally questioning or criticizing umpire calls or manager decisions. Pick up your trash and your children’s trash after each game or practice. Our playing and practice fields are ours to maintain and keep clean. Please be responsible and help any time that you can. Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and drugs are prohibited by Little League Rules & Regulations. The consumption of alcoholic beverages in parks is prohibited by the City of Mountain View. (The exceptions are designated picnic areas at Cuesta and Rengstorff with an issued permit.) Smoking is allowed in designated areas away from the bleachers and dugouts. Ask a team manager for the location of the smoking area (when at a school, the location is off of school property).
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<b>Parent / Player Handbook</b>

Posted by Eric Bickford at Jan 17, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
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15. Board of Directors

Posted by Eric Bickford at Jan 17, 2007 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )
Board Meetings: The MVLL Board of Directors meets regularly every 3rd Thursday of the month. Board meetings are open to the public. The Board welcomes input from parents who have concerns or suggestions about the League. The Board welcomes letters or brief presentations at Board meetings. However, please notify the Secretary prior to the meeting that you wish to attend, so that your topic can be placed on the agenda for that meeting. Letters may be left at the McKelvey Snack Shack addressed to “MVLL Board of Directors”. Email addresses of board members may be found on the website as well. Board members are usually accessible at games to respond to questions or concerns.

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