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D.A. Bulletin - February

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National Background Checks: Per Little League® Regulation I (c) 8 and 9, a national check of the sex offender registries in all 50 states must be done on each volunteer with “repetitive access” to children or who provides regular service to the league.

The First Advantage National Criminal File database contains more than 350 million records which include criminal records and sex offender registry records across 50 states and the District of Columbia. Please note that the Mississippi Sex Offender Registry data is no longer included in the database. As a result of Mississippi Sex Offender Registry records data no longer being included, the First Advantage National Criminal Record File no longer meets the minimum requirements described in the Little League Regulations. To meet the requirements, a separate Mississippi State Sex Offender registry search must be conducted by each league. This can be done by accessing the state of Mississippi website. A list of the states covered is also available.

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Background checks are required for the following positions: managers, coaches, practice coaches, Board of Director members, umpires and others, including equipment manager, field maintenance staff, scorekeeper(s), announcer(s), general volunteers, concession workers and team parents. There may be other positions within a league or district that would fit the “repetitive access” or “regular service” criteria.

2015 ASAP Information: To assist you in providing the highest possible level of safety and injury prevention, a basic sample of an accepted ASAP plan is available for your review as well as descriptions of the 15 ASAP requirements. In order for your district to receive its ASAP incentive, your district must have your Leagues’ ASAP plans submitted to, and approved by, Little League® International no later than March 13.

Crowdfunding: Local leagues and districts have inquired about the ability to use crowdfunding as a means for generating monies to be used to offset annual operating costs. There are guidelines that can help to direct such efforts. This information is available in a crowdfunding policy statement on the Little League website. If there are any questions regarding Crowdfunding or the related policy statement, please e-mail the Marketing Department (marketing@LittleLeague.org) at Little League International.

Player Registration and Coach/Manager Information for 2015: Help Little League® provide coaches and volunteers with important Little League information and initiatives prior to, and during, the season by encouraging your leagues to record and catalog the players, coaches and managers in your district. Local leagues must submit regular-season player registration/roster information and coach/manager data through the Little League Data Center by April 1, 2015. Once in the Little League Data Center, upload player registration/roster information and coach/manager data by clicking on Manage Registration Data/Rosters or Managers/Coaches then click on Upload Player/Registration Roster. Next, select the file format you are using from the dropdown menu and this will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create and upload your file.

Special Little League® Merchandise for District Officials: Little League® is offering a special catalog for District Officials now through the end of February. Items include button down dress shirts for men and women, jackets, vests and travel gear. Click here to view catalog!

Chartering and Marketing Toolkit: With many leagues currently registering players and beginning to play games, this is the time to direct leagues to the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit Resource Page. The resource page provides leagues with information on how to enhance the experience for families, and provides input for Board members throughout the season.

Softball Excellence: Little League Softball® and Softball Excellence have refined its educational offerings to coaches. Access the online courses designed specifically for Little League Softball managers and coaches at a cost of $17.95 per course.

Coaches Toolkits: The Little League® Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkits are separate packages for Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball®. Each kit includes sport-specific training manuals, videos and other materials that will help both the novice and experienced coach.

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


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