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Tullahoma Little League elects new board

Posted on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 4:02 pm

On Sept. 29, elections were held for the new Tullahoma Little League board members. During the first board meeting the new board members posed for the photo. Two members were missing during the photo. Included in the photo, front row, from left: Vicki Tomlin, Samantha Dawson, Ginger Emory (secretary), Amy Hopf (president) and Natalie Damron. Back row: Jesse Miller, Barry Tomlin, Scot Farler (vice president), James Mansfield, Nathan Poe, Travis Sheffield and Jonathan LeGeune. —Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

On Sept. 29, elections were held for the new Tullahoma Little League board members. During the first board meeting the new board members posed for the photo. Two members were missing during the photo. Included in the photo, front row, from left: Vicki Tomlin, Samantha Dawson, Ginger Emory (secretary), Amy Hopf (president) and Natalie Damron. Back row: Jesse Miller, Barry Tomlin, Scot Farler (vice president), James Mansfield, Nathan Poe, Travis Sheffield and Jonathan LeGeune.
—Staff Photo by Zach Birdsong

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The Tullahoma Little League (TLL) held its annual elections for its new board members back on Sept. 29.

Members of the board include President Amy Hopf, Vice President Scot Farler, Secretary Ginger Emory and Treasurer Nathan Poe.

In a press release, Hopf said she is excited about her new role with the TLL board and is looking forward to the opportunities in the coming season. She is hopeful to build on the successes from the recent past and the league’s history on the field and the community.

According to Hopf, the league relies heavily on involvement from parents, family, coaches and umpires. Additionally, TLL is helped by the Tullahoma Parks and Recreation Department, local business and civic-minded friends to operate five divisions with nearly 35 teams and 400 children.

The new board held its first meeting on Oct. 26 where members discussed goals for the upcoming season. According to the press release, changes at the ballparks will be one of the primary goals for the TLL.

“Goals for the upcoming season are to emphasize the principles of leadership, character, courage and loyalty that have guided Little League since it was founded in 1939,” Hopf said. “We not only want to increase child participation and family fun, but also increase players’ safety with upgrades to a few fields by repairing fences and filling in holes hidden in the outfield grass. Another focus is to improve the fans’ experience with repairs to bleachers and re-opening an unused concession stand. We plan to work with parks and recreation to make these improvements to the facilities.”

One of the more notable changes the 2016 season will feature a change to the Little League age brackets to achieve the original concept of a truly 12-and-under program, while also mitigating the impact to those currently participating in the Little League program.

The league will hold registration in January. With enough interest, the league is also considering the possibility of a 50/70 division to include 13-year-old players wanting to participate.

For more information about the TLL and to provide feedback, like the Tullahoma Little League on Facebook. A new website is currently being developed and will be available soon. In the meantime, information is available at tnd8littleleague.org. TLL may also be reached by email at tll.amy@lighttube.net.