News and Announcements
CSSA BOARD MEETING
February 8, 2021
The monthly meeting of the CSSA was held February 8, 2021, at GameDay Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 6:30 PM.
Members present: Ray DeLuca, Andy Tubbs, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Norm Thiem, Mike Parson, John Humeston, Robbie Crider, Dewey Hom, Leland Brown & Brad Tafoya
Absent: Randy Bergman
A. Minutes from 1-11-21 meeting were read, and approved.
B. Sponsor letters for renewals and new sponsors will be sent out this week. Same fee as last year ($350) and looking for corporate sponsors of the $1000 tier to name a league after their sponsorship name.
C. Head counts for teams and leagues need to be sent to Norm by Monday, February 15th. All league directors are responsible for getting in touch with team managers to receive correct information & forward to Norm.
D. Continued discussion to handle all player fees to be paid via an on-line system. Further investigation needs to be done to look at more options with respect to fees and quality of service. Plans are to have a system up and running prior to the start of the 2021 season.
E. Umpire in Chief, Darrell Moreland, is designated to be the umpire for all National League games. The National League will meet February 15, 2021, to discuss rules and additional matters that affect the league directly.
F. Dates for evaluations:
1. February 27 & 28 Hobgood Park
2. March 6 & 7 Skip Wells
G. Ads will be placed, over the next 2 weeks, in newspapers, yard signs, web page & Facebook to announce evaluations and information on the CSSA. Registration will need volunteers from the BOD and the league to assist with paperwork, pictures, screens & pitchers.
H. The BOD discussed and voted to keep the minimum age of players at 49 years old. Those players MUST turn 49 by December 31, 2021.
I. The BOD also discussed to purchase a new ‘Infield Drag’ for Skip Wells Park. In order to provide safety to the players, the motion was passed and the drag will be purchased at a cost of $117.98 + tax.
J. Draft order for the spring season will be as follows:
1. National League Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2. American League Wednesday, March 10, 2021
3. Masters League Thursday, March 11, 2021
4. Monday Gold Sr. TBD
5. Legends League TBD
6. Legacy League TBD
7. Lowell Lawson TBD
K. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 PM on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Gameday Grill.
Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 PM.
CSSA Evaluations – Sat & Sun – Feb 27 & 28 – Hobgood Park then Sat & Sun Mar 6 & 7 - Skip Wells Park
CSSA will be holding Spring 2021 Evaluations this coming weekend at Hobgood Park, Field #4 from 12 noon to 2pm. Please encourage anyone who has talked about playing this spring to come and be evaluated for a team. Hopefully Friday’s rain will not adversely affect the fields we will be using but as in the past, we have adapted.
If unable to attend this week’s evaluations, they will also be held next Sat & Sun, Mar 6 & 7th at Skip Wells Park, 2334 Bells Ferry Rd, Marietta from 12 noon to 2pm.
As with all other gatherings, current CDC Covid-19 protocols will be in use.
Any questions, please contact your coach, any director or board member. Looking forward to returning to regular season play!!
CSSA will be holding Fall Evaluations Sat July 25 from 10am to 2pm, and Sun July 26 from 12 Noon to 2pm at Carmel Elementary School Field located at: 2275 Bascomb Carmel Road, Woodstock, GA 30189. Anyone who will be turning 49 this year, interested in playing softball, please come one of those days for evaluations. As with CSSA, all Leagues are based on abilities and not by age group. We are hoping to start play the Week of August 10 and will be following all current CDC COVID-19 protocols….Masks are recommended, temps will be taken and hand sanitizers will be available.
Any questions or if unable to attend these days, please give Norm Thiem a call at: 770-757-8467
CSSA BOARD MINUTES
July 14, 2020
The monthly meeting of the CSSA Board was held 7-14-2020, at Sidelines Grill, and called to order by Norm Thiem at 2:45 PM.
Present members: Norm Thiem, Robbie Crider, Bob Hammond, Dick O’Conner, Bob Werner, Ray DeLuca & Andy Tubbs.
Absent Members: Randy Bergman, Brad Tafoya, John Humeston, Jack Dulaney, Leland Brown, Donny Adams & Dewey Hom – Historian
A. Treasures report given by Norm: Current balance, not including a few sponsors who have paid their fees in the last few weeks, $3803.43. Also, some coaches and league directors collected spring fees from players and have not turned the fees over to the league due to game lockdowns.
B. The BOD discussed some options for the Fall Season to make sure all teams and leagues will have an adequate amount of players and teams. All league directors must contact their coaches to find out who and who will not play in the fall. Some leagues may have to be cut back on the amount of teams to make sure each team has enough players. BOD will discuss amount of teams and players after evaluations are conducted, at the end of July, to remedy this situation.
C. COVID 19 update concerning players:
1. If a player becomes ill and tests positive then he must adhere to all local, state and federal guidelines concerning quarantine.
2. The player must also count back 2 days from testing positive and notify the BOD.
3. The player must also notify the BOD of what other players may have been exposed.
4. The player may return after 14 days of quarantine with a negative test result.
D. The CSSA Golf Tournament will be held on Veterans Day, 11-11-20. Start time will be 11:00 AM, and the cost is $65 per person. Tom Cameron will be the chairman for this event. Information will be made available as the time gets closer.
E. Fall evaluations will be held at Carmel Elementary School in Woodstock:
1. Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM,
2. Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
G. There will be no draft. The new players will be placed on a team according to their abilities. However, these players will automatically be placed into the draft at the beginning of the Spring Season for 2021.
H. The fall season will have scorekeepers and umpires.
I. Start of the Fall Season set as follows:
1. Monday Gold Senior: August 10, 2020
2. Tuesday Leagues: August 4, 2020 (American/National/Masters)
3. Monday – Legends: August 10, 2020
4. Thursday – Skip Wells: August 13, 2020
5. Wednesday – Lawson & Legacy August 19, 2020
Meeting was adjourned at 4:00 PM
We have just learned that Brain Delaney (66) sadly lost his battle with cancer this past Sunday June 28, 2020 at his home in Acworth, GA. Brian joined CSSA Fall of 2017 on the Master’s League, State Farm Team – now Marietta Drywall. His passion for sports truly showed during his short tenure with CSSA along with his sportsmanship on and off the field, and will be missed by all. During his High School years, was star football quarterback and catcher for the baseball team, and an avid tennis player. He is survived by his two sons -Matthew, Kevin and daughter Mary, along with grandchildren. His full obituary can be found on Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home site.