Little League® on Television:
In late July and through the month of August, 137 Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® tournament games are scheduled to be televised on ABC, the ESPN family of networks, and the Longhorn Network.
The complete World Series television schedule and the day-by-day Little League Baseball World Series viewing schedule are available at LLBWS.org.
We hope you can visit one or more of these venues to see the games in person. If not, we invite you to enjoy the games on television or through the WatchESPN app and the Little League World Series website.
D.A. Action: Encourage your leagues to share this information on social media, and use it to drive interest in early registration for next season. One of the best ways to create brand awareness of our Little League® program is for parents, coaches, volunteers, umpires, and league officials to spread the word with friends so more people watch these games. Also, use this opportunity to stay connected with your local league membership by promoting viewing parties at your local leagues and other related special events.
2017 Chartering and Marketing Toolkit:
For the 2017 season, the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit will be delivered to current League Presidents on file, so it is important that you encourage the leagues in your district to update their league officer information through the Little League Data Center.
D.A. Action: Coordinate one final meeting to close the season. This is one of the topics you should include in the agenda, reminding league officials to update the information as soon as elections are done. Let them know this should be an ongoing effort to ease the transition into the coming year.
2016 Tournament Mileage Reporting:
The deadline for submitting tournament mileage reports is Sept. 15. Please advise your local leagues of this form and the process for submission.
D.A. Strategy: Generate a simple spreadsheet with league name, tournament attended, and miles traveled. Keep this for your records and use it to assist your leagues in generating their mileage reports on time.
2016 Tournament Resources and District Administrators Hat:
Little League® International has worked diligently to create and develop an assortment of tournament-related online tools and materials. We invite you to visit LittleLeagueToolkit.org for access to all of these helpful tournament resources, and strongly encourage you to visit LittleLeagueU.org to experience Little League’s training and education website. As a reminder, and in lieu of the current online resources, there was no tournament resources packet mailed this year. Also, as a current District Administrator, you were mailed a 2016 District Administrator hat as a thank you for your time, service, and dedication to the Little League program.
D.A. Strategy: These two websites have become the standard of operations and training in our program. You should become very familiar with their content and coordinate live training sessions open to the public willing to learn about Little League®. Use these tools as marketing resources with potential groups interested in affiliating.