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2017 GNBL BYLAWS (PDF)

ALL STAR POLICY
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REFUND POLICY
All requests for refunds should be directed to the appropriate league director. 10% will be deducted from the registration fee to cover administrative costs.  After team uniforms have been handed out no refunds will be given. Email your request to your coach or league. Please include your name and mailing address along with your child’s name, team, and division.


RAIN DELAY POLICY

“Make every effort to play the game.” 

  1. Field preparation is the responsibility of both teams that are playing. The home team is responsible for lining the field. The home team dugout is on the first base side.
  2. League Directors and Board Members are responsible for determining if the fields are playable or not. To avoid being charged, Umpires have to be cancelled at least 2 hours before the scheduled start time of a game. This only applies to rain outs.
  3. In the divisions that use paid umpires (Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Colt and Palomino), once a game has started only the umpire can suspend the game. If there is visible lightning, the umpires will call for a 15-minute delay and the delay will continue until no lightning can be seen for 15-minutes or until the league and the umpires agree to suspend the game for the day.
  4. When a game is underway and it starts to rain, only the umpire can suspend the game. Usually play can continue until players slip or puddles start to form on the field. Suspended games are continued from the exact point of where they left off. The home team keeps the book that counts.
  5. In both Shetland and Pinto, coaches should follow the lead of the umpires on the other fields.
  6. Notification will be sent thru Blue Sombrero as well as on the website should games be cancelled or delayed.

PINTO DRAFT POLICY
  1. All second year players may return to the team that they were on the previous year.
  2. Second year players wishing to go on a new team shall be placed into the pool of new players eligible for the draft.
  3. All new coaches shall draw from a hat to establish selection order. All existing teams without a Head Coach or COR from the previous year shall be placed in a hat and new coaches shall draw their teams.
  4. After all teams are sorted with their existing players the remaining players shall be randomly drawn from a hat.
  5. No team may have more than eight players of the same age.
  6. At the completion of the draft, managers and coaches may trade non-returning players. No trades will be made after the draft is adjourned.
  7. Every effort should be made to accommodate parent requests for children to play together on the same team. All requests must be made at the time of registration to be considered.
  8. The “Coach of Record Rule” will apply. This rule must be used before the Managers Meeting.

MUSTANG, BRONCO, PONY DRAFT POLICY 

 
For a copy of the most current draft rules, CLICK HERE.

How the Draft is started:
At a minimum, the League Director and one additional Board member shall be in attendance at each division draft.

All new coaches shall draw from a hat to establish selection order. All existing teams without a coach from the previous year shall be placed in a hat and new coaches shall draw their teams. Only a head coach or coach of record will be allowed to inherit a returning team.

There will be a limit of 8 same age players on each team unless this cannot be avoided in the draft.

Player assigned Points

  • For All Star, Breakers players see Player Assigned Points Above
  • Returning player from same division previous spring season is 1 point
  • Coach of Record is 1 point during first year
  • Head Coach/Manager is 0 points

Points and Selections during draft

  • Each player picked in the first round is 4 points unless the player is worth more points than their points count
  • Each player picked in the 2nd round is 3 points unless the player is worth more points than their points count
  • Each player picked in the 3rd round is 2 points unless the player is worth more points than their points count
  • Each player picked after that is 1 point points unless the player is worth more points than their points count

Each Round Order

The ones selecting in each round is determined by the lowest point total and all teams within 2 So if the lowest point total is 6 and everyone with 6-­‐8 points will be included in that round.

  • The order for each round is determined by lowest to highest point totals with the following Re breakers in order
    1. The team with the lowest point total picks first
    2. The team with the lowest number of players pick first
    3. The team with the lowest draft order (selected at start of draS out of a hat) picks This is reversed to the highest number once all teams have selected in two rounds. Then the team with the highest draft number selects first.
  • Once a team has 9 players that team is frozen from the draft utill all teams have 9 players.

CONCESSION STAND


Two parents from each team playing on Mustang Field 1 and Bronco Field 4 must help in the concession stand. Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the game and stay until your replacement arrives.

  • No children are allowed in the concession stand without their parent or guardian.
  • No one under 16 years of age is allowed to work as a volunteer.
  • No sale of unauthorized items during the season.
  • All proceeds go to support GNBL
  • Please DO NOT bring coolers with food or drinks from outside of the park.
PARKING POLICY

These restrictions are based upon the city requirements with the property surrounding GNBL.

GNBL is not liable for any towing expenses, fees and/or potential damages resulting in any towed vehicles.

  1. No Parking at any time in Virginia Beach recreation center.  Towing will be enforced.
  2. Games and practices on the day’s of Monday to Friday:
    1. Parking allowed in GNBL parking lot
    2. Cox overflow parking (next to tennis court’s)
    3. Virginia Beach City Park, (until sunset only)
  3. Games and practices on the days of Saturday and Sunday:
    1. Parking allowed in GNBL parking lot
    2. Cox overflow parking (next to tennis court’s)
  4. Decal parking for Umpires, Head coach, Coach of record and Board Members only on the grass outside of Bronco field.  Towing will be enforced in this area.
  5. There is no parking allowed at any time on the grass medians

TRASH POLICY

  1. The League thanks you for helping to provide our children with the opportunity of playing baseball at these excellent facilities. Please remind your players that they need to clean up their own trash after the games.
  2. The city does NOT pick up our trash WE do. Please help out and don’t over fill or put large items in the trash cans. Extra trash bags are located in the concession stand.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The League officers shall have the authority to suspend, discharge, or otherwise discipline any player, manager, coach, League Official, or other person whose conduct is in violation of the Rules and Regulations of PONY Baseball, or the Code of Conduct, and/or is considered to be detrimental to the best interests of the League.

  1. Persons subject to such discipline shall have the right to a hearing before the organization league officers before such discipline is imposed.
  2. In the event of such a hearing involving a player, or other person under the age of 18, that person’s parents shall be invited to attend.

Persons, youth or adult, who refuse to comply with the rules of PONY baseball, or the League, may be considered for disciplinary action.

League officers may impose the one which, in their opinion, appears to match the severity of the offense.

Any manager, coach, or League official who disregards League Rules, Code of Conduct (ie. Not following the rules, arguing with the umpires, failing to return equipment, swearing, any verbal or physical abuse) may be subject to the following actions by the League:

  1. Warning. The offending person is to be advised of the offense, in writing by one of the League’s Vice Presidents, and further advised repeat of the offense shall result in a more severe penalty.
  2. Suspension. The offending person will be advised in writing that they have been suspended from all League activity for a specific number of games and/or days.
  3. Dismissal. The offending person will be advised in writing that they have been dismissed from the League for the remainder of the current year. If the penalty occurs in the Spring, that would include Fall as well.
  4. Barred. The offending person will be advised in writing that they have been barred from present and future participation in the League, permanently, or for a specific number of years.

The Board will vote as to whether or not an individual is in good standing with the League and for the term that applies. The vote will consist of 2/3rd the Board members that are present at the meeting

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