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DA Bulletin - November

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District Staff Bulletin - November 2012

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Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Discussion:
Patrick W. Wilson, Little League International's Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, will discuss the resources developed for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division during two online events.

  • On Monday, Nov. 19, from 2-to-3 p.m. Eastern U.S. time, Mr. Wilson will entertain questions regarding the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division via Facebook. Be sure to log in and join in the discussion.
  • On Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. Eastern U.S. time, the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division will be the topic of a Little League TV (LLTV) Internet webcast featuring Mr. Wilson. This will be by invitation only. Details to be delivered by e-mail in the coming days.

Little League International has developed an online resource page for the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division. Via the Little League website (www.LittleLeague.org), local leagues and districts will have access to a PowerPoint presentation on the new program, a document describing "best practices," a field conversion PowerPoint presentation, and answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ
document).


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ASAP Incentives:
Allsafety plans must be submitted WITH the Qualified Safety Plan Registration form. A safety plan WILL NOT be shown as received without the form stating who is submitting it, and what league(s) the safety plan covers. All safety plan materials must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2013to be eligible for the cash award and to be eligible for the awards contest. Leagues working toward the district incentive must have all requirements submitted and approved to Little League International by March 13, 2013.

ASAP Reminders: 1. A 15th item has been added to the ASAP program. League Player Registration Data or Player Roster Data and Coach and Manager Data can currently be completed through the Little League Data Center. Completion of this information is highly recommended in 2013; and will be a mandatory requirement for an approved ASAP plan in 2014. 2. For those leagues that submitted an ASAP plan in 2011, but did not do so in 2012, please, submit an ASAP plan for 2013. Information on the 2013 A Safety Awareness Plan will be available in the coming weeks, at: www.LittleLeague.org. Changes will be implemented for 2013, and the new Volunteer Application is currently online. 3. Leagues need to prepare, finalize and submit their plans at this time. Little League International recommends that leagues submit their 2013 ASAP plans on or before Jan. 1, 2013. 4. For first aid and fundamental training, a coach or manager is required to attend this training once every three years. Who in each league is confirming these volunteers are complying with this ASAP requirement?


Little League Clinics and Road Shows:
A listing of Little League clinics is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/clinics.htm. If a Little League Road Show is scheduled in your area, promote that information to local leagues in the district. A list of scheduled Road Shows is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/clinics.htm


Electronic Boundary Maps:
The electronic boundary map tool is a new feature on www.eteamz.com websites. Eteamz, and their parent company, ACTIVE Network, are long-time partners of Little League. Through this partnership, new technology has been developed to allow districts and leagues to add an electronic boundary map to their eteamz.com websites.

Please, note this is a new tool. As we introduce this technology to our member leagues and districts, we ask for your patience and feedback. We will continually enhance and improve the features of the tool as we hear specific feedback from you.


Training and Development:
A schedule of training and education clinics is posted on the Little League website (www.LittleLeague.org) later this fall. Additional listings will include the 2012-13 Little League Road Show series, Michele Smith Softball coach and manager clinics, and Baseball Factory dates.


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