1. Most problems are best solved through discussion. The grievance procedure begins with a discussion with the applicable League Commissioner. The EBA recommends that such discussions take place away from other players and parents and not immediately before, after the event in question. Please keep all conversation civil and courteous. When a player or parent has a concern, they should follow the "24 Hour Rule" which urges a party to wait at least 24 hours, if reasonably possible, before approaching a League Commissioner on the matter. The 24-hour waiting period permits passions to subside so that the parties may address issues objectively.
2. If a player or parent believes their question / issue is not addressed by the League Commissioner in a satisfactory manner, the dispute or grievance should be submitted in writing to the League Commissioner. The player or parent should follow the same guidelines for civility and discretion as indicated above. To pursue the grievance, the Complainant must complete an Edina Baseball Grievance Form and submit via email to the appropriate League Commissioner. If the Commissioner is the subject of the grievance, the written grievance shall be submitted directly to the League Vice-President.
3. As soon as possible, the Commissioner shall inform the Vice-President that a grievance has been received. If the Commissioner is unable to resolve the grievance via a follow-up conversation, the individual must inform the Complaintant that the grievance has been referred to the Vice-President. The Vice-President, at his/her discretion, may bypass this step and directly take charge of the grievance and investigation.
4. The Vice-President may attempt a resolution through discussion with the involved parties or conduct an investigation as necessary. Failing resolution of a major issue, the Vice-President may bring it to the President of the EBA.
5. If the issue remains unresolved, the President would create a committee to hear the grievance. This committee will strive to meet at a mutually convenient time and location with the grievant. This may be done either in person or by telephone. The grievant shall be limited in this discussion to a parent, or both parents of the player in question. The committee appointed by the President will be of a number of board members as deemed appropriate by the President. None of the committee members would have been involved in the dispute process to that point.
6. The committee along with the League Commissioner will meet with the complainant and hear all relevant information. They will discuss and decide the issue after the parties involved have been dismissed from the meeting. It may be determined that additional fact finding or investigation is needed. The Vice-President will notify both parties of the Committee’s decision, verbally, within 5 days, and by letter or email within 7 days.
7. Resolutions as determined by the EBA Committee shall be deemed as final response and resolution to the matter.
8. Any decisions including policy changes, tryout practices, tryout results and team formation resides in the sole and absolute discretion of the EBA Board.