4.01 EXECUTIVE. This committee shall provide the direction of Minnesota Softball.
Members – The Executive committee shall consist of the Commissioner, Junior Olympic Commissioner, President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Meetings – All meetings are open to Council members except when it is necessary for the Executive Committee to be in “executive session” as determined by the Executive Committee.
4.02 MEMBERSHIP. This committee shall provide a program for increasing membership of all types in Minnesota Softball, and will be chaired by the President.
This committee shall consist of three committee members, appointed by the President, from the Council or the Executive Committee.
Members of the membership committee shall assist leagues/associations in increasing membership in Minnesota Softball.
The membership committee shall assist the formation of new leagues/associations.
4.03 COMPETITION COMMITTEE. This committee shall be chaired by the President or his/her appointee, with responsibility of the classification of all teams that participate in championship play and the conduct of managers/coaches, players, and leagues/associations.
A. This committee shall consist of five committee members appointed by the President from the Council, with one appointee from the Executive Committee and two appointees from Minnesota Softball Representatives of the Leagues/Associations.
B. Members of the competition committee shall evaluate and qualify teams for entry into Gold, Open, Class A, Class B, Class C, Class D, and Class E/Rec, levels of play.
C. This committee will act on written complaint, shall review evidence and reclassify teams and players as necessary. The committee will have the final ruling on team classification.
1. A form filed by a team or player requesting they be moved down in classification must be filed or before August 1st of current playing year (and any testimony from other parties relating to the classification at issue must be filed with the Commissioner by the same date). The classification committee will investigate the request, post the request on the website, and post the decision on the website.
2. A team or player that has been required to move up through mandatory re-classification can file a request with the committee to be re-classified to a lower classification. The team or player must file the request on or before the August 1st of the current playing year (and any testimony from other parties relating to the re-classification request must be filed with the Commissioner and/or on or before the same date). The request must include the record and order of finish for all tournaments the team participated in at state and nationals over the last five years. This committee shall review complaints of managers or leagues/association actions involving conduct detrimental to the purpose and objectives of Minnesota Softball.
3. The Classification Committee shall render a decision with one month of submission.
D. This Committee shall consist of three committee members appointed by the President from the Council, with one appointee from the Executive Committee and two appointees from Minnesota Softball Representatives of the Leagues/Associations.
4.04 NATIONAL TOURNAMENT COMMITTEE. – This committee shall be chaired by the Commissioner to assist Minnesota Softball in bidding on a National Tournament(s) and shall appoint the subcommittees to run the National Tournament(s).
A. This committee shall consist of four committee members appointed by the Commissioner from the Council or Executive Committee.
4.05 FINANCE COMMITTEE. – This committee shall be headed by the Treasurer of Minnesota Softball. The chairman of the Finance Committee shall appoint two other members to assist in the approval of any Minnesota Softball expense item exceeding $5,000.00.
4.06 BY-LAWS COMMITTEE. – This committee shall be chaired by the President or his/her appointee, with responsibility of reviewing the By-Laws and make recommended changer to the voting members. This Committee shall consist of four committee members appointed by the Minnesota Softball President from the Council.