DA Bulletin - October
District Staff Bulletin - October 2010
Leagues on Hold: The Little League data center has been updated to include leagues currently on any type of hold. To find out if your district has any leagues on hold, please log on to the data center (http://datacenter.activeteamsports.com/llb/index.jsp?). Follow up by checking the type of hold, and assist by guiding the league to the proper department at Little League International.
Meetings with Leagues: District Administrators and assistants should be scheduling at least one meeting with each league in the district this fall. These meetings can help to prevent problems around election time, and can help lay the groundwork for a successful season in 2010. A second meeting later in the fall can be used to help share some of the best ideas that come out of the first meeting, so all the leagues in the district can learn what works best.
50-70 Pilot Program Extended: Little League International has completed its initial assessment of the 50-70 Pilot Program and has decided the program will be offered again in 2011 with additional options. More information is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2010/Sep-Dec/50-70PilotProgramOfferedAgainFor2011.htm.
Local League Elections: Once local league elections are completed, changes in league officers are to be reported to Little League International through the data center (http://datacenter.activeteamsports.com/llb/index.jsp?). More information on the election process is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Tips_Successful_League/2009-2010.htm.
Assessment of Leagues: District Administrators and assistants should begin to verify the intentions of local leagues to charter for 2010, and contact Little League International in the event that previously chartered leagues do not intend to charter for 2010. The 2010 charter application form will be mailed later this month. Please review Non-compliance/Hold list on Little League Baseball and Softball Data Center and contact Little League International if a league on this list participated in the 2010 tournament.
Potential New Leagues: District Administrators and assistants receiving inquiries from potential new leagues are asked to contact Dan Velte, Director of League Development; or direct the inquiries to Dan, at 570-326-1921, ext 223; or e-mail: dvelte@LittleLeague.org.
Training and Development: A schedule of training and education clinics will be posted at the Little League website (www.LittleLeague.org) later this month. This listing will include clinics at each of the five U.S. Region offices, the 2010-11 Little League Road Show series.
ASAP Plan/Insurance Incentives: Due to Little League achieving an 86 percent ASAP Plan submission rate in 2010, the incentives for a district's early plan submission has increased. For districts with 70-to-85 percent of its leagues submitting plans, the incentive credit is $150. For districts with leagues submitting 86-to-100 percent, the incentive credit is $350.
Submission of ASAP Plans: District Administrators and their assistants are asked to remind their leagues that now is the time to begin working on their ASAP plans for the 2011 season. Strongly encourage each local league Safety Officer to submit a copy of their league's approved ASAP plan to the District Safety Officer. The approved plan will be kept on file. Also, please remind those leagues that submitted an ASAP plan in 2009, but did not do so in 2010, to submit an ASAP plan for 2011. Information on the 2011 A Safety Awareness Plan will be available in the coming weeks, at: www.LittleLeague.org. No changes will be implemented for 2011 and the new Volunteer Application is currently online. Leagues need to prepare, finalize and submit their plans at this time. Little League International requests that all ASAP plans be postmarked by Jan. 1, 2011.
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