New for 2016 – Little League eRulebooks:
Starting in 2016, Little League Official Rulebooks will now be available in eBook format. Individual eBooks for Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® are currently available on the following platforms: Amazon, Apple, Google, and Barnes and Noble. The new eBook format features each program’s complete rules, along with search functionality and a new lower price of $4.99 per book.
The Little League Rulebook App will no longer be available and individuals should discontinue using the outdated app rulebooks. Stay tuned to LittleLeague.org for when the new Little League eRulebooks will be available in your mobile bookstore.
D.A. Action: Locate the respective eBooks in the platform of your choice. For example, the iTunes Store has both the baseball and softball rulebooks available for purchase. Email this information to the League Presidents and Information Officers of the leagues in your district.
D.A. Action: Ask your district’s Information Officer to locate all the direct links to these rulebooks and post on the district website.
D.A. Strategy: Ask your district’s Information Officer to draft a summary with instructions on how to download these eBooks on different platforms and plan to distribute this information with the leagues.
FREE Little League® Coach Pitch and Tee Ball Programs:
The Little League® Tee Ball and Little League Coach Pitch programs are where children learn to love the game, make new friends, and have fun on the field. These FREE programs are currently available online for leagues and parents to download. The Tee Ball program is in its third year, and the 12-week Coach Pitch program is new this season.
D.A. Strategy: Strive to have at least one or two leagues implementing these specialized programs. Create initial surveys of expectations for the parents at the beginning of the season. Then, design a survey to determine how parents evaluate the experience at the end of the program.
D.A. Action: Share this plan with your leagues during your next Monthly district meeting.