DA Bulletin - April
District Staff Bulletin - April 2012
District-wide Teenage Programs: Big League baseball and softball, and Senior League softball can be chartered and operated on a district-wide basis. Encourage local high school baseball and softball programs to consider having age-appropriate players participate in these programs.
District Administrator Elections: Any District Administrator (DA) who is up for election in June 2012 is reminded to follow the proper procedures for filing for re-election and also is asked to contact his/her local leagues to inform them that an election will be held. The DA election schedule by district is available here: http://www.littleleague.org/districtadmins/electioninfo.htm
National Background Checks: Background checks conducted through LexisNexis as of 8 a.m. Eastern U.S. Time on Feb. 14, 2012, once again meet Little League International’s background check regulation (Regulation I [c]  and ). As always, local Little Leagues and districts in the U.S. are required to, at a minimum, perform a check that covers the Sex Offender Registries of all U.S. states/territories, for certain personnel in the league, as noted in the regulations. Again, LexisNexis meets and exceeds Little League International’s background check regulation (Regulation I [c]  and ). To access LexisNexis, click here.
- All members of a local league’s board of directors, managers, coaches and any other volunteer staff who will have “regular service and/or repetitive access” to players or teams are subject to background checks. This requirement is extended to all perspective coaches, including practice coaches and those under the age of 18. For umpires who officiate in multiple Little League programs, a background check must be done by each league in which the umpire officiates. Using LexisNexis affords each league 125 free background checks and a cost of $1 per check for any subsequent checks. For new leagues registering with LexisNexis, or leagues renewing their LexisNexis registration, be aware that it may take several days for the registration to be processed. Please direct any questions to Jim Ferguson, Assistant Director of Risk Management, at: 570-326-1921, ext. 212; or jferguson@LittleLeague.org.
Eligibility Waiver Deadline: All waiver requests involving player eligibility must be processed by the district and respective regional offices, and acted upon by the Little League International Charter Committee in South Williamsport, no later than June 6, 2012 and prior to said player participating in the local Little League program.
All waivers requests (for the league, team, player, manager, and/or coach) of any kind must be submitted and approved not later than June 6, 2012. All regular season team rosters must be submitted to Little League International in accordance with the requirements outlined in Regulation IV (g), not later than June 6, 2012.
2012 Little League Awards Program: June 1 is the deadline for nominations for the 2012 Little League Awards Program. Information on the respective awards, nomination forms for the awards and highlights of past recipients are available here. Send your 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.
2012 ASAP Information: Tournament rules require any host of a section, division, region or World Series must have an approved ASAP safety plan. For award consideration, the deadline for ASAP plan submission was April 13. However, for those leagues that have missed the deadline, they are still strongly encouraged to send plans. ALL safety plans must be submitted WITH the Qualified Safety Plan Registration form. Your safety plan WILL NOT be shown as received or approved without the form stating who is submitting it, and where the 13 minimum requirements can be found in the league(s) plan.
Mobile Rulebook Applications: The Little League Rulebooks Apps are now available for the 2012 season. Digital downloads of the Little League Baseball, Softball, and Challenger Rulebooks are accessible through Apple iTunes and Android Marketplace e-commerce sites. Click here.
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