Rockville Baseball Association Inc

Get Outside and Play Ball

aka RBBA   |   Potomac, MD   |  www.RBBA.org

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 info

2018

President

Harrison Meyers

Main address

8 Sunnymeade Court

Potomac, MD 20854 USA

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EIN

26-4319865

NTEE code info

Baseball, Softball (includes Little Leagues) (N63)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Citizen Participation (W24)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Recreational Spring & Fall Baseballll & Softball

The Rockville Baseball Association (RBBA) is a Recreational & Travel League that offers all youths ages 8-18 the opportunity to play baseball and softball during the spring and fall seasons. We also host two (2) Summer Tournaments Annually.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Parents

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

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.

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.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    A number of parents provided negative feedback regarding the coach style of an instructional age (ages 5-7) baseball team. Our response to this complaint was to create a Conduct Committee and have several committee members observe several games played by this team, over a three week period. This was done to verify the coaches performance and interaction with the players. The findings as reported by the committee members was that the coach's interaction did not match our guidelines and expectations. The Conduct Committee then reviewed their findings with the coach and placed the coach on probation for the remainder of the season. Additional actions taken: We engaged the services of the Positive Coaching Alliance to assist/teach our baseball and softball coaches.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our board,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rockville Baseball Association Inc

Board of directors
as of 1/28/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Harrison Meyers

Rockville Baseball Association, Inc.

Term: 2018 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and 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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and 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

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/28/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

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

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/28/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • 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.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.