2017 ASAP Information:
Information and materials to facilitate the 2017 A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) are currently available online at the Little League website.
As Safety Officers complete the 2017 ASAP plan for their leagues, they are reminded that all safety plans MUST be submitted to Little League International electronically through the Little League Data Center; or mailed to Little League International. No email submissions will be accepted. The deadline for local league ASAP Plan submission is March 31, 2017. Mailed plans are to be sent to: Little League® International (539 U.S. Route 15 Highway, Williamsport, Pa., 17701-0485) along with the 2017 Qualified Safety Program Registration form. The deadline for Districts to complete the process regarding the District monetary incentive for early local league participation is Friday, March 10.
Annual Background Checks: Starting in 2017, a local league within the United States must conduct a nationwide background check utilizing First Advantage or another provider that is comparable to First Advantage in accessing background check records for sex offender registry data and other criminal records. Visit the First Advantage League Registration page to change or update the authorization of the Board member responsible for using First Advantage to conduct the league’s required background checks. In order to make the change/update, the following information is required: league identification number, league name, User ID, user name and email address.
D.A. Action: Download the accepted ASAP sample and distribute to your leagues. Copy the link and upload it to your district’s website. (Note: create a district website)
D.A. Action: Ask your District Information officer to assign a separate page or tab on your district website to exclusively contain safety information. (Note: create a district website)
Access to League and District Status Information:
As Little League® International continues to develop online solutions to service its leagues, a status information dashboard has been launched to provide access to background checks, ASAP Plan submission, player/coach data, and charter updates. This dashboard simply asks you to identify the state and district you wish to search, and information is provided in spreadsheet form. Be sure to access the current information by logging into the Little League Data Center and clicking on the 2017 status information dashboard at the top of the page.
D.A. Strategy: Coordinate a league administration district training session this month with player agents and league information officers, and ask your District Information Officer (Note: you should have an Information Officer) to address the Status Page and how to access it.
Tee Ball Chartering and Incentive:
District staff members are asked to speak promote and highlight the benefits of local leagues chartering Tee Ball. To aid each league that would be chartering Tee Ball for the first time, Little League® International has developed several online resources and video drills that are available on Little League University, including the Little League Tee Ball Curriculum, the Parents Guide to Tee Ball, and the Tee Ball Quick Start Guide. As a reminder, each local league that charters Tee Ball will receive a printed copy of the Little League Tee Ball Curriculum for each team chartered. These booklets will be delivered as part of the league supplies.