DA Bulletin - February
District Staff Bulletin - February 2011
Composite Bat Moratorium: Information on the composite baseball bats that have received waivers of the moratorium for the Little League (Majors) Baseball Division and below can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/approvedcompbatssmall.htm. The list is continuously being updated as more information comes into Little League. Information on the composite baseball bats that have received waivers of the moratorium for the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League can be found here:
If you have further questions, we encourage you to sign on to Little League's Facebook page. At that page, over the past several days, Little League International staff has answered hundreds of questions regarding the moratorium. The Little League Facebook page is here: www.facebook.com/LittleLeagueBaseballAndSoftball.
Softball Factory Clinics: Little League Softball and the Softball Factory, a newly created extension of the Baseball Factory, are partnering to hold a series of four clinics this spring for any interested Little League Softball players. More information is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/newsarchive/2011/Jan-Apr/SBallFactorytoConductFourClinicsforLLSB.htm
Active Network Free Webinar: Little League partner, Active Network, Sports, is making available a free, on-demand webinar recording and presentation document that offers you tips and tricks to recruit, manage, and keep volunteers. If you are interested, you can access the webinar here http://www.activesports.com/thanks/recruit-manage-and-keep-your-volunteers.htm.
Child ID Fundraising Program: Local leagues wishing to be eligible for a $1,000 refundcan do so by placing an order for the Little League Family Trusted Child ID in February and purchasing before May. To place a non-binding order for this Little League Child Protection and fund raising program, click on: http://littleleague.childid.com/Order/. More information on this program is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/FamilyTrustedChildIDProgram.pdf.
Coaches Tool Kit: The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit (previously called the Coaches Registry) was created in 2007, to help managers and coaches improve their knowledge and learn how to be more effective in their many roles as a coach. Currently, the Coaches Toolkit provides separate packages for Little League Baseball and Little League Softball, which include sport-specific training manuals, video and other materials that will help both the novice and experienced coach. For more information on the Little League Coaches Toolkit, or to purchase your Coaches Toolkit package, visit: www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/coachestoolkit.htm.
2011 Little League Awards Program: June 1 is the deadline for nominations for the 2011 Little League Awards Program. Information on the respective awards, nomination forms for the awards and highlights of past recipients are available on the Little League website, at: www.littleleague.org/learn/awards.htm. Send you completed nomination forms directly to Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. If you have any questions regarding the awards, please, contact Scott Rosenberg, Little League International's Director of Public Relations, at: srosenberg@LittleLeague.org; or 570-326-1921, ext. 235.
Boundary Maps: Confirm all league boundary maps are current, accurate, and properly recorded for the 2010 season. A current and accurate map is one that is based on the boundaries as of April 23, 2007, or as noted on a map amended since that date. A league's map must be accepted by, and on file at, the Regional Headquarters to be considered "official."
Softball Special Games: Little League International has created a series of guidelines to help districts and leagues organize, coordinate and operate special games involving Little League Softball teams in all divisions of play. The guidelines can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/SpecialGamesGuidelines_Softball.pdf
Little League Coach and Umpire Resource Centers: Information and training items are continually being updated to the Little League Coach Resource Center. Access this free online product is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/Coach_Resource_Center.htm. Umpires also have access to a similar free online training and education product available here: http://www.littleleagueumpire.org/.
Continuing Affiliation and Non-Compliance: Coordinate with leagues that have not yet chartered for 2011. If information or educational materials are needed, contact the Little League International League Development Department for assistance. District Administrative staffs are advised to check the Little League Data Center to verify those leagues that have not chartered for this year as well as those that are currently listed on the non-compliant list. Access the Little League Data Center, at: www.LittleLeague.org.
Chartering Teenage Divisions: Encouraging leagues to charter Junior, Senior and Big Leagues programs will extend opportunities to players beyond the Little League's Major Division. For more information on the Little League Teenage Divisions, contact Jamie Joy, at 570-326-1921, ext. 257; or jjoy@LittleLeague.org.
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