Tri-League Little League

aka Tri-League   |   CLEVELAND, OH   |  www.trileaguelittleleague.org

Mission

Tri-League Little League is committed to providing every youth in our community the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of youth baseball and softball in a safe, family oriented and educational environment. In addition to teaching the fundamentals of the game each child will be taught the qualities of good sportsmanship, sense of fair play, respect for the game and how to compete with class.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Daryl Lehman

Main address

4462 W 130TH ST

CLEVELAND, OH 44135 USA

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EIN

54-2184644

NTEE code info

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Urban, Community (S31)

Recreational, Pleasure, or Social Club (N50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We are working with national partners as well as our new affiliate Little League international to supply all teams with brand new equipment when we retake the field in 2021.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Tee Ball

Often a family’s first introduction to Little League, providing a Tee Ball experience that is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals is key to growing a child’s love for the game!

The Little League Tee Ball program provides volunteer coaches with everything they need to create an environment where players will learn the skills of the game, while having fun and staying active. Parents and legal guardians of Tee Ball players are crucial to the extension of the program, and their satisfaction is equally important to its success. The outreach and inclusion of this division sets the foundation for continued participation in our Little League program!

Each Little Leaguer is required to play one season of Tee Ball before being eligible to be evaluated by the local league officials for consideration to advance to the Coach Pitch Division. The Tee Ball Division is co-ed, and is structured as a baseball program.

The use of a robust 10-week Tee Ball program benefits the players and volunteer coaches, who typically are younger parents with little experience as coaches/managers.

All Tee Ball teams will play with a new "Division" Practice format with assistance from some members of our Board of Directors, all teams in the Tee Ball Division will practice together at the same field, same date and time, with all division Managers and Coaches. Tee Ball teams are not allowed to hold individual team practices! This ensures the Tri-League Little League Board of Directors that all players in our Tee Ball program are learning the same skills, at the same pace!

Tee Ball players use bats and balls (Tee Balls) designated specifically for use in this division. The roster size for a Tee Ball team averages 7-10 players, with a season featuring 1-2 practices per week with a single game played during the week.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this entry level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league Board of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

We will use Little League's 10-week curriculum that has been shown to improve the experience for players, parents, and coaches.

Population(s) Served

The Little League Coach Pitch Program was created to provide volunteer managers and coaches in the Little League Coach Pitch Division with the appropriate direction to organize and efficiently operate practices throughout the season.

A player who is league-age 5 or 6 (use the Little League Age Calculator to determine your child’s League Age for the current year) for the current season and has played a year in Tri-League Little League Tee Ball is eligible to participate in our Coach Pitch Division, at the discretion of members of the Board of Directors and coaches.

Rosters will be composed of between 12 and 14 players.

All Coach Pitch teams will play with a new "hybrid practice" format, all teams in the Coach Pitch Division will practice together at the same field, same date and time with all Division Managers and coaches, as well as having 1 weekly team practice. Coach Pitch teams will have 2 weekly practices with this "hybrid practice" format this ensures the Tri-League Little League Board of Directors that all players in our Coach Pitch program are learning the same thing, at the same pace, as well as gearing up for our Minors Divisions!

Coach Pitch games may play on Saturdays.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league Board of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

This 12-week program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball, and is designed to build a solid foundation for becoming a successful ballplayer, including the “emotional fuel tank,” as described by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
More information on Tri-League Little League Coach Pitch can be found at this link,
https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/coach-pitch/

Population(s) Served

Minors Division and up are all player-pitch divisions. Some of the 8-year-olds from Coach Pitch could “play up.”
Minor League Baseball may only use nine players on defense.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, the diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance.

Tournament opportunities are available for players league-age 9-10.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league Board of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Population(s) Served

Minors Division and up are all player-pitch divisions. Some of the 8-year-olds from Coach Pitch could “play up.”
Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense.

Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 15 players, the diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance.

Tournament opportunities are available for players league-age 9-10.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league Board of Directors and other volunteer positions within the league.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To become the premier youth baseball and softball organization in Cleveland!

We have spent a great portion of 2020 restructuring our league programs, especially in Tee Ball and our Coach Pitch divisions. The difference in our older divisions beginning in Minors (9 and 10 year old boys or girls) will be the opportunity to compete at a higher level. Challenging our youth to bring out the best they can be and hopefully bringing Cleveland a Little League World Series in Williamsport PA!

Our new affiliation with Little League International positions our program as the only youth baseball and softball program in the City of Cleveland to be affiliated with Little League International.

In 2012 we were awarded the Community Builders Award by Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation. This award is given annually to organizations/businesses that promote and contribute to the City of Cleveland.

In the fall of 2019 we became the only youth baseball and softball organization in Cleveland to become affiliated with Little League International.

Whats next? The sky is the limit!

Financials

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Tri-League Little League

Board of directors
as of 08/18/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Daryl Lehman

Tri-League Inc.

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/18/2020

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Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.