New for 2016, there are three ways to complete the 2016 Eligibility Affidavits:
(1) Automated affidavits can be prepared using the new League Finder. A step-by-step tutorial has been created to provide the necessary instructions. This new resource automatically plots players on league boundary maps and creates a completed, ready-to-print affidavit, which only requires the appropriate signatures.
Little League is strongly encouraging all to use this system. As you’re reviewing the affidavits this year, please familiarize yourself with the entire affidavit process, so that you’ll be able to answer questions from your leagues.
(2) Eligibility Affidavit(s) are available on LittleLeagueToolkit.org. These versions allow you to both fill out the affidavit online and print the completed form, or
(3) Print a blank Eligibility Affidavit and complete it by hand. Note that the baseball affidavit and the softball affidavit are two separate documents.
All leagues participating in tournament play must enroll by June 15. For more information on tournament enrollment, visit the Little League International Tournament Toolkit website. Remind all leagues NOT chartering tournament teams that they must indicate their intentions through on the tournament enrollment form.
D.A. Action: Continue working to resolve ALL overlaps among leagues in your district and neighboring districts, if applicable. Option 1 (online automated affidavits) will not be available to your leagues if there is anything pending to be resolved.
D.A. Action: Collect league records in your district files. Contact your leagues to determine which part of the overlapping areas belong to the respective league. Contact your regional office to get assistance on resolving map overlaps.
D.A. Goal: Set a specific performance objective this year by motivating yourself and your staff to complete the map review process in order to show your dedication and service to your leagues. Remember, it’s an “all or nothing” approach — either all your leagues have this option or none do.
D.A. Strategy: Become familiar with LittleLeagueToolkit.org and call for a meeting with all of your local league officials to review its tournament content in its entirety.