The Little League® International Tournament is competitive, at times too much so. To remind Tournament Directors, Game Managers, League Officials, and Coaches to stay focused on the game, Little League International offers guidance on how to calm a tense situation before it gets out of hand.
D.A. Strategy: View Dr. Darrell Burnett’s video presentation on conflict resolution and review the other related resources available on Little League® University.
In-Game Protest Procedure:
Throughout the summer, members of the Little League® International Tournament Committee, and the full-time staff at your respective Regional office, are on call to discuss any protests that originate at the game site.
D.A. Action: To provide direction, ask district staff members, league officials, and team managers to watch the video presentation by Central Region Director Nina Johnson-Pitt, who discusses Tournament Game Protests: What You Need to Know.
D.A. Action: Explain what a protest is, what may be protested, and the procedure for how to lodge a protest during a game. Also, take the time to education all Game Directors on the best practices for avoiding a protest situation.
Before, during, or after any Little League® game, a head injury resulting in concussion is a possibility. Be prepared for this situation by increasing your awareness about the laws in your state.
D.A. Action: Review the concussion information on LittleLeague.org and share with your leagues and the game directors.
Potential New Leagues:
District Administrators (D.A.s) and assistants (A.D.A.s) receiving inquiries from potential new leagues are asked to contact Sam Ranck, League Development Manager and Director of the Challenger Division, at: 570-326-1921, ext. 2254; e-mail sranck@LittleLeague.org and/or have the league submit an online request for chartering information at: LittleLeague.org/affiliate.
D.A. Strategy: Any time you receive a new league inquiry, have a standard response email ready. Quick customer service will prove beneficial in developing a solid relationship and potentially gaining an additional league in your district. Also, prepare a .pdf or text document containing with the most crucial information about our program, so you can send that immediately to follow up.