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D.A. Bulletin - September


Thank you and congratulations for another tremendous tournament season! The success and excitement enjoyed during the summer is a credit to the outstanding effort put forth by you and your district staff. The tournament committee, along with the entire staff at Little League® International, appreciates your commitment to the Little League program.

The 2015 Chartering and Marketing Toolkit Is Coming: Soon your leagues will receive the 2015 edition of the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit. This year’s packet of resources will include the annual league charter application specifically created for each league, related insurance information, and a variety of valuable materials to help your leagues market to prospective players, families and volunteers. The toolkit will be delivered to you and your League Presidents on record this Fall.

Please ask all of your leagues to confirm that each has updated its league officers after the conclusion of the annual Board of Directors election. In order to receive this important information, it is imperative that the current mailing address for your League Presidents and other League Officers be on file with Little League no later than September 30, 2014. Please encourage your leagues to update their information in the Little League Data Center today.


2014 Tournament Mileage Reporting: The deadline for submitting tournament mileage reports is Sept. 15. The form is available here.

Fall Ball and Training/Development Seasons: Offseason training and the recruitment of new players and volunteers is what the Fall Ball and the Training and Development (TAD) seasons are all about. The structure of Fall Ball and TAD activities also provides an opportunity for children and parents to become familiar with the Little League program and the local leagues in your district. Please, encourage your leagues to see this time of year as an open invitation to first-time players and parents. By generating interest now, there is a greater potential for increased participation numbers for next season.

For volunteers who were not part of a league during the regular season and wish to volunteer during the Fall Ball and Training/Development seasons, background checks must be done prior to assuming said responsibilities with the league. Completed background checks are to be secured “under lock and key,” and for additional security the social security number may be “blacked out.” Criminal and Sex Offender Registry Search Tools are available to local Little Leagues from First Advantage. Note: As a reminder, First Advantage will reset your 125 free criminal background checks on Nov. 1 of each year.

2015 Little League Baseball and Softball Tournament Umpire Request Form: By November 1, District Administrators are asked to submit the Umpire Request Form on behalf of the umpires they are nominating for placement in 2015 Regional and World Series tournaments. This form is to be provided to the respective Regional Center.

End-of-Year Evaluations: Fall is a great time to conduct an end-of-the-season survey with each league in your district. In person or over the phone, reach out to your leagues to evaluate the success of their season and identify areas where the league can improve. This is also a great opportunity to ask each league what suggestions it has to improve district operations.

Potential New Leagues: District Administrators and assistants receiving inquiries from potential new leagues are asked to contact Dan Velte, Director of League Development, at: 570-326-1921, ext. 2223; e-mail: dvelte@LittleLeague.org; or Sam Ranck, League Development Manager and Director of the Challenger Division at: 570-326-1921, ext. 2254; e-mail sranck@LittleLeague.org.

This District Administrator Bulletin is sent monthly to District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators via e-mail.

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