The Grievance Committee consists of three voting members of the DPLL Board of Directors and are appointed annually by the League President.
This Committee will be responsible for handling significant problems and the "emergency-type" of situations that may need immediate attention. Such problems are to be considered more serious and/or urgent than those that are normally handled by the Vice Presidents, Player Agents or umpires.
The Grievance Committee should interview all appropriate parties and, if they feel it is necessary, make an immediate decision regarding action taken.
The League President shall be notified immediately of the situation.
A majority of two of the three members is required regarding a decision. For example, if only two of the three members are available, they may agree on an immediate decision. The League President may substitute as a voting Committee member if any of the three members is unavailable and an immediate decision is needed.
The Committee has the right to temporarily but immediately suspend players, coaches or fans from DPLL events until the Board of Directors meets and examines the issue.
One member of the Committee will be responsible for providing a full written report, including their recommendations and any action taken, at the next meeting of the Board of Directors. The Board will then make a decision regarding the situation.
All such reports, including subsequent decisions made by the Board of Directors, will be kept in a Grievance Committee file maintained by the League President. Appropriate motions and action taken should be included in the Board meeting minutes.
Examples of incidents that should be given to the Committee include, but are not limited to, the following: 1) Physical violence; 2) Threats of physical violence; 3) Verbal abuse; 4) Illegal activity; and 5) Drunkenness or other clearly inappropriate behavior at games or practices.
Should you see any any unsafe conditions, unsportsmanlike conduct or grievance against a player, coach, umpire, volunteer or parent, please click HERE to fill out an Grievance Report.