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DA Bulletin - October


District Staff Bulletin - October 2012



Charter and Marketing Toolkit: This completely new packet of resources includes not only league charter application and insurance information, but also valuable tools and resources to help your leagues market to prospective players and volunteers and streamline registration. The new Chartering and Marketing Toolkit was mailed earlier this month. Due to its importance, most leagues' packets, complete with charter application, are being sent directly to district administrators. We would ask that you follow the distribution instructions included in the packet. If you were not notified by Little League International of this process, your leagues' packets will go directly to your local leagues. Please, contact Dan Velte, Little League International's Director of League Development, at: 570-326-1921; ext. 2223; or e-mail: dvelte@LittleLeague.org.

ASAP Incentives:
All safety 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, 2013 to 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?

Background Checks:
Little League's 125 free background checks, provided through LexisNexis, will re-set as of Nov. 1, 2012. As a reminder, the information collected through the LexisNexis background checks should be kept in a secure location, and remain confidential.

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Leagues on Hold:
Using the Little League Data Center District Staff members are encouraged to review if there are any leagues in their districts on hold. 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 their 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 2013. 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.

Assessment of Leagues:
District Administrators and assistants should begin to verify the intentions of local leagues to charter for 2013, and contact Little League International in the event that previously chartered leagues do not intend to charter for 2013. The 2013 charter application form have been mailed earlier this month. Through the new Little League Data Center, please review the Non-compliance/Hold list and contact Little League International if a league on this list participated in the 2012 tournament.

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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