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DA Bulletin - September

District Staff Bulletin - September 2010

Congratulations! The success and excitement enjoyed during the 2010 tournament season is a credit to the outstanding effort put forth by each district staff member. The tournament committee, along with the entire staff at Little League International, acknowledges and appreciates your commitment to the Little League program.

Composite Bats Moratorium: A moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League was enacted on Aug. 27, 2010, by the Little League International Board of Directors, effective immediately. The moratorium shall be in effect until further notice by Little League International. More information is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2010/May-Aug/StatementFromLLCompositeBats.htm

Potential New Leagues: District Administrators and assistants receiving inquiries from potential new leagues are asked to contact Dan Velte, Director of League Development, at: 570-326-1921, ext 223; e-mail: dvelte@LittleLeague.org; or Sam Ranck, League Development Manager and Director of the Challenger Division, at: 570-326-1921, ext. 254; e-mail sranck@LittleLeague.org.

Assessment of Leagues: District Administrators and assistants should begin to verify the intentions of local leagues to charter for 2011, and contact Little League International in the event that previously chartered leagues do not intend to charter for 2011. The 2011 charter application form will be mailed later this fall.

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 2011. 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.

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

Training and Development: A schedule of training and education clinics will be posted at the Little League website (www.LittleLeague.org) later this fall. This listing will include clinics at each of the five U.S. Region offices, the 2010-11 Little League Road Show series, and Michele Smith Softball coach and manager clinics.