BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Recruiting Members for the 2020 Season! Join today as a “Member at Large” and learn more about helping keep Dixon Little League thriving for years to come.
Many of the current board members will be aging out or moving on and there will be a number of open board positions to fill. Volunteers are the key to the success of Dixon Little League. From Managers, Coaches, Scorekeepers to Board Members.
Dixon Little League Board Positions
Executive Board Positions
General Board Positions
What does it mean to be a board member?
Beyond the job description of the board role, all board members help facilitie the season’s games by serving as the “Officer on Duty.” You’ve problably seen them walking around wearing their green board shirt, checking in with the umpires, hanging around the snack bar, setting up the scorekeeper’s tables, unlocking the restrooms, and being available as the “point person” for the day. The Officer on Duty is a very valuable function for helping run a smooth organization. You don’t always have to know the right answer, but you have the tools available to you to get the right answer. You also help count out the snack bar at night, lock up the restrooms and turn off the lights at night!
Additionally, all level of board members participate in off season planning for the upcoming season. Typically there is one (1) board meeting a month in which Local Rules are discusssed and revised, registration, Opending Day, try outs and all of the other big dates are decided on, budgets are evaluated and voted on, all of the planning happens in the off season.
Board members also help staff the post season tournaments (Tournament of Champions and All Stars). Field clean up and maintnance days are a huge undertaking and we never have enough hands. Everything from cleaning out the snack bar, to rebuilding the pitching mounds – it all has to get done. Many hands make for light work!
If I am a board member, can I still coach?
Many board members have multiple roles within the league, including Manager, Coach, Team Mom and even Umpire. Some of us are even multiple of the above positions in addition to our board position! It’s about finding what level YOU want to be involved in.
Are board members compensated?
Board members are 100% volunteers. The President attends 6 -7 meetings a year in which dinner is provided, and the OD and snack bar enjoy the leftover pizza and hot dogs! Beyond registration fees for your players, the only compensation is the personal satisfaction of knowing you are making an impact on so many children’s lives and the community.
I don’t know much about baseball, but I am intersted in getting involved, can I still become a board member?
Absolutely! There is no prior baseball experience required to become a Board Member. You must be an adult over the age of 21, have a clean criminal background (background cheks are run on all Little League volunteers), and a desire to help make Dixon Little League be the best it can be for our community. A sense of humor is required, regardless of the position you seek.
Hear from a few current board members on WHY they JOINED the board:
“Being new to the community, our family wanted to become involved in an area we are passionate about. I enjoy meeting new people and seeing the har work pay off for the league/kids, snack bar is where it’s at!”- Amanda Glover
“I joined the board to volunteer my time to our children who love the game and to help encourage and motivate them. To be their biggest fan and support them along the way to make them the best versions of themselves on and off the field. We need organizations like Little League in place for our children and their future.” – Monique Guzman
“Having just moved to Dixon from the Bay Area, I was looking for a way to met new people and get involved in the community. Five seasons later, I can honestly say that I do not regret a single minute I have devoted to our community.” – Amanda Ruiz
Hear from more board members on WHY they ENJOY being a board member:
“I like being involved with a community activity and what better way than through the great outdoor sport of baseball! This is for the kids – it’s all about the kids and their future, and being able to be a part of that is priceless.” - Chris Woody
“I really enjoy volunteering in my community and setting a good example for my children. We work as a team well before the season begins and get to see our hard work payoff when the kids hit the field.” – Steven Glover
“I love being a Representative for the Dixon Challengers, it’s personally rewarding as I am able to be the voice of children with special needs and represent these amazing kids who bring so much joy to our community.” – Debby Welch
“I enjoy being on the board because I like being involved with the kids and watch them grow and be successful later on in life.” – Bryan Gilday
"I joined the board in 2011 to help. I stayed because I enjoy the smiles on the kids faces and knowing I am making a difference in their lives." - Eric Lau
Elections for the 2020 Board of Directors will be Tuesday, August 6th at the Best Western in Dixon at 7:30 PM.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
All Managers, Coaches, and any other persons who assists your team on a regular basis MUST have a completed volunteer application on file prior to assisting or helping with any teams. Volunteer applications can be found under the "download" tab. If you have any questions, please contact your division representative.
Managers, Coaches, Umpires, and Parents are to conduct themselves in a professional and adult manner at all times. Please keep this in mind when having discussions with players, umpires, other managers, parents, etc. You are a representative of Dixon Little League, please act accordingly. The use of alcohol or illicit narcotics is strictly prohibited at the Dixon Little League Complex. Use of alcohol/ illegal drugs or alcohol present on a Manager, Coach, or Umpire’s breath at the playing or practice field is grounds for immediate removal from the league. The use of tobacco in any form is prohibited on or near the game or practice field.
Mark Your Calendar!
Mom & Dad - Tournament of Champions and All Stars are just around the corner, and before you finish making those summer plans, make sure you have made note of the following dates!
Tournament of Champsions
AAA - 1st Place Team will represent Dixon Little League at the AAA TOC Saturday, June 6 - Friday, June 14 at the Dixon Little League fields.
Majors - 1st Place Team will represent Dixon Little League at the Majors TOC Saturday, June 8 - June 14, location TBD.
Intermediate 50/70- tournament will run from Saturday, June 1 - Wednesday, June 5 - highest seeded team will host.
Juniors - Two phase tournament runs from Tuesday, May 28 through Wednesday, June 5. Highest seeded team will host.
8-10 - Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 29, hosted by Davis Little League
10-12 - Saturday, June 29 - Saturday, July 6 (no game on 7/4), host TBD
Intermediate 50/70 - Monday, June 17 - Sunday, June 23, hosted by Woodland Little League
Juniors - Saturday, June 22 - Saturday, June 29, host TBD