Indiana District One Where Softball and Baseball ROCK!



We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth baseball and softball experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches, volunteers, and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your District 1 staff. 

Rich Arndt

District Administrator

Phone: (773) 551-1185
Email: [email protected]


About Rich Arndt:

Rich was originally elected Little League Baseball and Softball Indiana District One Administrator September 30, 2016.  District One and District Two merged in September 2018; Rich was re-elected to serve the 21 (currently 22) League combined District One effective October 1, 2018.  Rich played 8 years as a youth coming up in the Black Oak and Dyer Little League programs from 1976-83.
            A Little League Volunteer since 1994, Rich has volunteered with Indiana District One’s Black Oak, Portage and State Park Little League boards in varying positions over 25 years.
The twelve years prior to becoming DA, were spent serving the Duneland Community’s State Park Little League in a wide capacity including but not limited to President, Treasurer, Player Agent, Umpire in Chief, and Uniform/Equipment Manager. 
            During his extended Little League career, Rich has managed or coached all five of his children during their playing days, including 16 regular season teams and 7 Fall Ball teams in both Baseball and Softball. The Arndt family has been fortunate to experience eight District and one Sectional Championship; seven trips to State Tournaments with multiple age divisions in both baseball and softball.  Rich and members of his family have been able to travel to Williamsport and take in the 2018 and 2019 Little League World Series .
            In addition, Rich has served as a volunteer Little League District One umpire for the past seventeen years, officiating in numerous District, Sectional and State Tournaments; also time served as a District One staff member, overseeing the Softball Program and Softball umpires.
Rich is looking forward to the newest challenge of his Little League career, serving the players and families of Northwest Indiana's 22 league strong Little League District One.
Rich and his wife Sharon have five children, daughters Andrea, Elizabeth, Nicole, sons Rich and Patrick, and three grandchildren, Lucy, Caleb and Jordan.
            The family (all who have aged out as players) has maintained the Little League tradition; two of his children actively umpire in the District, three grandchildren currently participate in Little League programs in the District and North Carolina,, all while his wife Sharon patiently tolerates (and enables!) his zeal for Little League.
If you see him at your field, please stop over and say hello!

Ryan Westman

Assistant District Administrator

About Ryan Westman:
Ryan is a native of Michigan City who has been involved with youth sports for over 10 years.  He served District 1 as Treasurer for 2 years and eagerly looks forward to contributing as the Assistant District Administrator.  A father of three, Ryan is driven by the challenge of encouraging the youth of the district to become dedicated, hard-working, and responsible adults who are just as eager to continue the Little League tradition of service.

Andrea Westman


About Andrea Westman:
Andrea is an energetic mother of 3 who grew up playing Little League Baseball and Softball in numerous leagues throughout District 1, watching her 4 siblings play, and volunteering as an umpire and volunteer wherever needed. As a parent, she strives to encourage the children she works with to find fulfillment in hard work and community involvement as well as inspire coming generations to do the same.

Brenda Charron


About Brenda Charron:
Brenda began her Little League adventure in 2002 when her oldest son wanted to play baseball. She served as team mom for various teams and eventually was approached about joining the board. Brenda has been serving on the South Haven Little League board for the past 14 years. She began as the Information Officer and has held the official positions of Secretary and President. She has held the position of President for 11 years.

Brenda is blessed with three children; all who played at South Haven Little League. She is also a proud grandma to her granddaughter Holland. In addition to her commitment to SHLL, she also serves on the District 1 staff.  
Brenda is a Girl Scout leader to four troops, a Regional Volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and NWI, a District 5 Delegate for GSGCNWI, and works Full-time at Action Plumbing in Cedar Lake and part-time at the PHS Field House.

Bev Vild

Safety Officer

About Bev Vild:    
Bev's association with Little League began 21 years ago, serving on the New Chicago Little League Board. For the past 15 years Bev has been an integral part of the South Haven Little League family. Bev will utilize her many years of Little League experience and travels as she ensures District One holds Safety to a high Standard.

Married for 28 years, Bev is blessed with two wonderful sons and two amazing grandsons. In addition to her Little League service, Bev is a Girl Scout Leader for four troops, regional volunteer for girl scouts and works at Portage High School in the field house. Also volunteers when able at her church with there food pantry.

Jennifer Clemens
Information Officer


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Ted Truby

Umpire Consultant  


About Ted Truby:
Ted's love for baseball began when he was a little leaguer himself, playing baseball in Sauk Village, Illinois. He began volunteering for his home league, LOFS LL, in 2004. Ted has served on the board of directors for many years, holding divisional VP and Umpire in Chief positions. Ted has also managed/coached many of the teams his sons have played on.

In 2006, Ted filled in for an umpire who was running late for a game and he has been umpiring ever since. He has had the honor of umpiring many games, some of which have been at the district and state tournament levels. Ted love traveling to different league throughout D1 to umpire and is always ready to help a fellow UIC when assistance is needed.  Ted is excited to continue his training and plans to move on to the regional level and beyond.   

Ted and his wife, Nicki, have three sons and two dog (Ted's buddies!!). All three boys have been a part of LOFS LL since the age of 5. Two currently play for LOFS LL and one has "retired" from baseball and hung up his gear after have playing through high school and part of college.

Ted has been a proud union millwright for the last 24 years. He is currently employed by Ford Motor Company. When he's not on the ball field or watching a game, Ted enjoys woodworking (aka making his wife's Pinterest projects), making cornhole boards, watching professional sports (Go Bears! Go White Sox!), and spending time with his family.

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Don Angert

ADA Officer    


About Don Angert:  
Don began his little league career playing baseball while growing up in Western Pennsylvania.  After
moving to Northwest Indiana because of a job relocation he continued to be involved in little league with
both of his children.  Don volunteered in many roles including as a manager, coach, equipment manager, uniform coordinator and field maintenance worker.

Now that both of his kids are grown Don is excited to continue to be involved in little league and
maintain all the positive influences that little league brings to the area kids and the community.

Zac McConnell

ADA Officer  
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About Zac McConell: 

Zac grew up playing baseball as a child for Whiting Little League, until he was 12 years old. The fundamentals and commaraderie he learned and experienced, encouraged the decision for he and his wife to involve their 2 sons to participate in Little League at State Park in Porter. Their oldest, Aiden, aged out of the league in the Fall of 2019, but their youngest, Noah, is still participating in their Minor A Baseball division. 

While watching and volunteering with Aiden’s teams over the first couple of seasons, Zac and his wife, Mindy, recognized the importance of the volunteer efforts being put forth, not only on the field, but behind the scenes. 

Zac was nominated for the Vice President position in 2016, which he held for 1 year until he was elected President. He served in this role for 3 more years, until Aiden was no longer league age eligible.  By this time, Mindy was also heavily involved in the league and the Board of Directors, with uniform coordination and as a concession manager. Realizing the time and commitment necessary to fill these positions to the best of their abilities, they decided to step down together as Aiden took the next step in baseball, outside of the league. 

With the desire to share his experience and knowledge of running a league, Zac accepted the position of Assistant District Administrator. 

Zac understands the value and opportunities provided by a Little League organization within a community and wants to continue to support the efforts of the District, and each of its leagues as they grow. 

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Little League Indiana District 1

 Rich Arndt - District Administrator
Chesterton, Indiana 46304

Phone: 773-551-1185

Email: [email protected]