Learn More about Little League® University:
Since the launch of Little League® University nearly a year ago, Little League International has been developing and expanding the resources available on its training and education website. District Administrators and staff, players, coaches, umpires, league officials, and parents all have visited Little League® University (LLU) and found it to be rich with information and materials designed to improve the Little League experience. You and your staff have a dedicated portal of information that can be viewed for FREE by simply registering with an e-mail address.
As league meetings and training sessions are planned, you are strongly encouraged to review the articles, videos, and documents currently available on LLU, and use them to their fullest when discussing player retention, registration, and participation; or when preparing a presentation to potential new leagues and volunteers. The ever-growing catalog of training and educational items are developed to service our vast and assorted range of constituents. Visit LittleLeagueU.org to learn more!
D.A. Staff Action: Please follow-up with all leagues to confirm that each is aware of Little League University. Show a few examples of LLU at an upcoming Fall District meeting.
2017 Little League® Chartering:
The 2016 season was the first where all Little League charters were completed and submitted online. The success was overwhelming, and with the feedback and refinement of the process expected to improve the experience for 2017, any community wishing to charter with Little League® Baseball and Softball, is invited to do so via the Little League Data Center. To begin the chartering process, a league logs into the Little League Data Center, and enter its league’s ID Number. A charter application has been specifically created for each league, along with the related insurance information. All of the charter and insurance fees may also be processed online.
D.A. Staff Action: Ask leagues to notify you if they are having trouble logging on to the Data Center to complete the online charter. Explain that help will be available from Little League International, if needed.
The 2017 Chartering and Marketing Toolkit Is in the Works:
This fall, your leagues will receive the 2017 edition of the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit. As in past editions, the Toolkit will provide a variety of valuable materials to help your leagues market to prospective players, families and volunteers. This year, you can expect several of the Toolkit’s resources to be related to materials presented and available on Little League University. This fall, expect the toolkit to be delivered to you and your League Presidents on record.
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, 2016. Please encourage your leagues to update their information in the Little League Data Center today.
D.A. Staff Strategy: Draft a District Plan for next season starting with your current district participating numbers: Number of leagues, Total number of teams, etc. Then follow it by developing goals for the district in 2017 — Increase the number of leagues offering, Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, softball, etc. - Define what resources you need to accomplish you goal —Finally, establish a timeline for different tasks needed and assign district staff members that will be held responsible for executing these tasks.