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 > Little League Online > District Officers > D.A. Bulletins > 2009 > DA Bulletin - January

DA Bulletin - January

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District Administrator Bulletin - January 2009
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Little League"Town Hall" Baseball Meetings: District Administrators are hosting meetings where Little League International staff members will discuss Little League's teenage baseball divisions and different ways to present and improve these programs. Town meetings are scheduled for Fort Wayne, Ind. (Jan. 11); Fresno, Texas (Feb. 21); and San Ramon, Calif. (Feb. 28).
 
Little League"Town Hall" Softball Meetings: District Administrators are hosting meetings where Little League International staff members will discuss different ways to present and improve the Little League Softball program. Town meetings are scheduled for Bloomington, Calif. (Jan. 10); Long Island, N.Y. (Jan. 30); and Tallmadge, Ohio (Feb. 7).
 
Increase in Number of Free Background Checks: On Jan. 1, the number of free background checks available to chartered local leagues and districts through ChoicePoint, newly-acquired by LexisNexis, increased from 80 to 125. To sign up and start doing background checks, go to http://littleleague.choicepoint.com. District Administrators are encouraged to review the information on Little League's requirements regarding background checks and instruct their leagues on the importance of properly conducting the checks.The following link will take you to a recent story with some helpful information on this subject: Click Here

Purchase Additional Insurance: Leagues are encouraged to purchase all of the insurance policies with the national program including the Crime policy which provides benefits for theft and embezzlement. District Administrators are reminded if they charter district programs they must purchase the required accident and liability insurance per Little League regulations. District Administrators should also consider buying the Crime policy which provides benefits for theft and embezzlement to protect their district funds even if they do not charter any programs.
 
Little LeagueResourceCenter: An e-mail will be distributed in the coming days that will include the registration code for leagues to access the Little League Baseball and Softball Resource Center located on the Little League website: www.LittleLeagueCoach.org.