Youth Development

Rockville Baseball Association Inc

Get Outside and Play Ball

aka RBBA

Potomac, MD

Mission

The Rockville Baseball Association has been dedicated to serving the City of Rockville, Montgomery County and surrounding counties and its citizens since 1954, with the express mission to provide everyone the opportunity to get outside and play ball.

Ruling Year

2018

President

Harrison Meyers

Main Address

8 Sunnymeade Court

Potomac, MD 20854 USA

Keywords

Youth Sports Recreational & Travel Baseball & Softball for girls and boys ages 8-18

EIN

26-4319865

 Number

0548640045

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Community Service Clubs (O51)

Baseball, Softball (includes Little Leagues) (N63)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

The Rockville Baseball Association's mission is to offer high quality recreational and travel baseball and softball programs so that as many youth as possible enjoy the game. Located less than 20 miles from Washington, DC, Rockville, MD residents enjoy a small town feel with the amenities of a much larger city. Yet, within a 10 mile radius food insecurity exists at alarming rates despite the affluence of one of two wealthiest counties in Maryland. When faced with the choice of basic needs versus having your child learn life skills including sportsmanship, and discipline through the game of baseball, the game understandable loses every time. We want to change that.

Our programs

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

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Recreational Spring & Fall Baseballll & Softball

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

With limited financial resources, underserved youth of Rockville and Montgomery County, MD have little opportunities to know or experience the joys of baseball & softball. Nor have they the ability to hone athletic skills, physical development, or the sense of belonging through team building. The RBBA wishes to change the trajectory of at risk/underserved youth by drawing attention to this population and developing a strong campaign to engage community businesses and individuals to donate time and monies to our scholarship opportunities. This approach enables more underserved youth of Rockville, MD and surrounding areas the ability to #PlayRBBA.

In order to provide sponsorship opportunities for community underserved youth, we are raising awareness through social media such as facebook, twitter and instagram. Additionally, we are expanding our annual sponsorship drive pledges to include scholarship opportunities with incentives to local businesses for donations. Also, we are developing training programs to expand coach training with the best practices and methods they can impart to their youth teams through organizations such as the Positive Coaches Alliance and RBI.

The RBBA's capabilities to accomplish our goal as set forth is enhanced by our robust board of directors with business and baseball experience. A younger Executive Director/President combined with long-term board members allows expansion of new ideas and methods with the proven techniques buttressed by experience. The purchase of in-house graphic design software enables us to produce and print attractive quality pieces for local community distribution and social media uploads.

Steps to monitor goal progression is currently underway. A new website for our Spring Season has enabled us to add pertinent custom questions confirming demographic information when registering. This collective data will allow us to better track the underserved community involvement and generate more focus, if necessary, with marketing efforts and scholarship participation.

The organizational restructuring and addition of an Executive Director combined with newer board members has revived our non-profit. Updating organizational by-laws and our mission statement has empowered our approach to offer greater community support and opportunity through the RBBA. A new website design provides ease of use promoting increased enrollment. Likewise, structuring levels of sponsorship participation with multiple payment options for registrars provides flexible for those that require a little more time to pay in order to #PlayRBBA. A reorganization of our snack bar with increased menu options and methods of preparation has increased our cash flow/profit margins exponentially . New RBBA branding, demographic analysis, and graphic design marketing flyers have expanded our target sponsor as well as underserved youth communities.

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Financials

Rockville Baseball Association Inc

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Not Applicable

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

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Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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