2016 First-Year District Administrator Training Series:
Little League® International welcomed nearly 40 first-year volunteer D.A.s from around the world to the fifth annual New D.A. Training Series, Oct. 7-8. The group of newly-elected D.A.s met with Little League International staff members and conversing with fellow district volunteers regarding the best ways to efficiently oversee and operate their leagues.
The first 125 free First Advantage background checks available to local leagues and districts, paid for by Little League® International, will re-set as of Nov. 1, 2016. As a reminder, the information collected through the First Advantage background checks should be kept in a secure location and remain confidential. When using First Advantage for background checks, Social Security numbers are required. You must enter Social Security numbers into the data base. Once the check is completed, you can then redact (black out or conceal) the Social Security number and/or other personal information from the paper copy for added protection.
D.A. Strategy: Remind your leagues of the importance of completing background checks. As new board members take over, direct them to the resource page on the Little League Website to learn more about how to take advantage of the FREE background checks provided by Little League.
Retaining Leagues for 2017 Season:
During the next month, District Administrators and their assistants are strongly encouraged to schedule at least one meeting with each league in the district to discuss the league’s intention to charter for the 2017 season. This meeting can help to lay the groundwork for a successful season in 2017. Please, remind your leagues that if any league charters by Dec. 31, 2016, it will receive an additional 10 free rulebooks.
D.A. Strategy: The Fall months are the perfect time to visit with leagues to discuss any concerns they may have. This provides the District Administrator plenty of time to work with the league to improve concerns and position all leagues for success heading into the 2017 season.