ASAP Requirements Reminder:
In 2015, 86 percent of all local Little League® programs participated in ASAP. To expand educational opportunities for your leagues and avoid serious liability due to their noncompliance, Little League offers these reminders:
• At least one regular-season coach from each team must annually attend fundamental coaching and first-aid training. Also each manager or coach must attend a coaching and first-aid training every three years to be eligible to manage or coach.
• Little League regulations require that all managers, coaches and practice coaches complete an annual volunteer application. The League President is responsible for annually nominating managers and coaches who are then approved by the Board. If an individual is placed in a position to assist at practice without having been subject to these requirements, then the league is exposed to a serious liability situation. These same expectations include any other volunteers who may have regular service or repetitive access and/or contact with the team.
• League officials, managers, coach and umpires are strongly encouraged to review the concussion laws in their state on the Little League website and also review the Center for Disease Control (CDC) information and take the concussion training on the CDC site. The same groups of volunteers also should review the child abuse information on the Little League website to familiarize themselves.
Little League® Year in Review:
The 2014-15 Little League® Year in Review is available for District Staff members to view online. This information will NOT be distributed to District Administrators in hard copy form. Included in the Year in Review are descriptions of the organization’s activities on and off the field, including a report on the financial activity, accounting and status from the past year.
D.A. Strategy: Replicate this method and publish your district yearly report online to which your leagues should have access. This is a clear indication of transparency on district affairs.
2016 Little League® International Tournament Enrollment:
All Leagues choosing to participate in the 2016 Little League® International Tournament MUST enroll online via the Little League® Data Center. Leagues which need assistance or an access code for the Data Center are asked to e-mail: accesscode@LittleLeague.org. District Administrators and staff are strongly encouraged to remind leagues about the enrollment process. Enrollment will open in mid-April.
D.A. Strategy: Remember that if a league has not submitted their map to be uploaded to the League Finder system, and if the district has not completed the corresponding review process, the leagues in that district will be placed on “Tournament Hold,” which will prevent the leagues in that district from enrolling in the International Tournament.