Organizational Structure

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League Administration

The league will be governed by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS (BOD). The COMMISSIONER (C) and league administration will operate the league. The commissioner and administration will be subject to the board. The commissioner's term will terminate when the person holding that position resigns or is removed by the board of directors. The patent holder and creator of the game will have final say in all matters so long as he is alive and in control of his faculties.

Review Board

The review board is comprised of the Commissioner and Board of Directors. They will convene when necessary and will handle complaints concerning officiating, game rules and conduct by anyone in association with the league.

Teams

action shot 1Each team will have a TEAM DIRECTOR (TD). The TD can be the coach of the team, but not recommended. The TD will assist the coach in the business aspects of operating the team. This includes coordinating with the facility where the team is based, scheduling practice sessions, working with the County Coordinator in scheduling games for the season, making sure the team complies with league rules and regulations, marketing the team, deciding team colors and logo, and assisting the coach in preparing the team for competition. The position of TD and/or Coach of the team is tenured but can be changed if warranted by the commissioner or the board of directors.

Districts

Each district will be made up of one or more teams. There can be as many teams as interest dictates. Each district will have a DISTRICT COORDINATOR (DC) who will assist all teams within their jurisdiction. Each team will register with the District Coordinator. Primary duties will include assisting the team directors in the operation of the team. This will include disseminating general information or rule changes from the league office and overseeing the playoff process within that county. After one year of service, the position of DC will rotate to another team director as appointed by the commissioner. The commissioner will also have the option of selecting a new qualified applicant or renewing the current coordinator for another year.

Chapters

action shot 2Within each chapter are all the districts designated for that region. For example: The state of Florida is sectioned into four chapters: The Northeast Florida comBATON Chapter (NEFcC), the Northwest Florida comBATON Chapter (NWFcC), the Central Florida comBATON Chapter (CFcC) and the South Florida comBATON Chapter (SFcC).

Each chapter will have an administrator that will be appointed by the Commissioner. The CHAPTER ADMINISTRATOR (CA) is responsible for the regulation and operation of the chapter. After one year of service, the position of Chapter Administrator will rotate to another county coordinator as appointed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner will also have the option of selecting a new qualified applicant or renewing the current administrator for another year. Duties include overseeing the playoff process within the chapter.

State or Provinces

Each state or province will be divided into chapters. The STATE DIRECTOR (SD) [or PROVINCE DIRECTOR (PD)] for that state [or province] will be appointed by the Commissioner. The appointee will be one of the current chapter administrators or a former administrator within the league. After one year of service, the position of SD will rotate to another chapter administrator as appointed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner will also have the option of selecting a new qualified applicant or renewing the current director for another year. Duties include overseeing the playoff process within that state.

Regional

Each region will comprise the states or provinces within that region. The REGIONAL CHAIRPERSON (RC) will be appointed by the Commissioner. The appointee will be one of the current state or provincial directors within the league. After one year of service, the position of RC will rotate to another state or provincial director as appointed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner will also have the option of selecting a new qualified applicant or renewing the current director for another year. Duties include overseeing the playoff process within that region.

Country

Each country will have a CHIEF DIRECTOR (CD). The CD will be responsible for compliance of rules, regulations and the code of the comBATON League in that country. All state directors will interact and coordinate with the CD. The CD will be appointed by the Commissioner of the league. After one year of service, the position of CD will rotate to another state administrator as appointed by the Commissioner. The Commissioner will also have the option of selecting a new qualified applicant or renewing the current director for another year. Duties will include administering the national playoff process for that country.