D.A. Bulletin - July
District Staff Bulletin – July 2013
75th Chartering and Marketing Toolkit: As many of you are aware, Little League® Baseball and Softball is approaching its 75th Anniversary. In preparation for our diamond anniversary, we are looking to share a number of exciting opportunities and resources that will be made available to our leagues in 2014. In order to ensure that the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit reaches current league officers it is important that you encourage the leagues in your district to update their league officer through the Little League Data Center. Please follow-up with all leagues to confirm that each has updated its league officers after the conclusion of the annual Board of Director’s election.
ASAP Program Requirement No., 15: Local leagues may have to consider earlier registration dates in order the meet the ASAP requirement for players, coaches and managers information - ASAP Program Requirement 15. This requirement is mandatory, but does not mean players, coaches and managers must be assigned to a roster. This is a listing of players, coaches and managers in a given local league that is to be uploaded to the Little League Data Center. Fax or mailed copies of the information will not be accepted.
League Finder Developed by ACTIVE Network: Each day, Little League® receives a significant number of calls from families looking for a local Little League program to participate in. Little League now has an electronic league finder system that will allow all leagues in your district to be listed on a national league finder database. By completing the league finder and submitting for review, families will be able to locate leagues and obtain contact information by simply entering in their home address. We encourage District Administrators to develop a district boundary map via the league finder. Encourage your leagues to take advantage of this great promotional opportunity.
Global Connection Touch Table: Local Leagues can be a part of The World of Little League® through ACTIVE’s Global Connections Touch Table. For the first time, any local Little League in the world will have a direct connection to the Little League Museum -- thanks to the Global Connections Touch Table powered by ACTIVE Network. Uploading pictures and information about a local league takes only a few minutes through a basic eteamz website.
Mobile Phone Apps Available for Tournament Season: Learn more about the Little League® Scorekeeper and GameStream mobile app and how you can use it to score and stream live plays and stats for all of your district tournament games.
Little League® International Tournament Logo: Little League has created an updated 2013 Little League International Tournament Logo for your league's needs. This logo can be used for activities revolving around the iinternational tournament season. In order for a league or district to receive the logo, contact Eric Hill in the Licensing Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) to complete a single use agreement.
End-of-Year Evaluations: As we approach the end of another exciting Little League® season, this is a great time to encourage your leagues to hold an end-of-year meeting with parents or distribute a survey to obtain valuable feedback about their experience during the year. This information will be valuable as they look to improve their league for future years. Ask leagues to share these ideas at your next district meeting and discuss as a group how to improve.
Little League on Television: As the season comes to a close, take time to assess which leagues are not offering divisions of softball, teenage baseball and Challenger Division. In an effort to increase interest in offering these divisions for the 2014 season, call attention to the Little League® tournament games televised by the ESPN family of networks.
Consider Hilton HHonors™ for Tournament Travel: Hilton HHonors is a proud sponsor of Little League® Baseball and Softball, and is committed to supporting Little League coaches, players, officials, family and friends. Save up to 15 percent (offer subject to availability) on your upcoming tournament and summer travel when you stay at any hotel within the Hilton or resort within the Hilton HHonors portfolio. With 10 distinct brands for every budget, style and occasion, you'll feel at home even on first base. Book now.
This District Staff Bulletin is sent monthly to District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators via e-mail.