Little League® International Congress Registration and Travel:
All District Administrators, Assistant District Administrators, and designees are encouraged to register now for the 2018 Little League International Congress to be held in January 2018; and finalize all travel plans for the trip to New Orleans. The deadline has passed for making travel arrangements through AAA North Penn, and have the cost of the airline ticket billed directly to Little League International. Delegates from the United States flying to the Congress, but not booking through AAA of North Penn will be reimbursed an amount not to exceed the equivalent of the most economical airfare, as determined by Little League International, from the closest major airport, available as of Wednesday, November 1, 2017. District Administrators, and Alternates, from outside the United States will receive $500 travel reimbursement to attend the International Congress.
D.A. Action: A free mobile device application (app) has been developed for the Little League International Congress. The Congress app is available at the iTunes store or Google Play; and is being updated regularly. During the Congress, this app will include a daily schedule of training sessions and events and be the primary communications method during our time in New Orleans.
Little League® Newsletters and the Google Translator:
Each month, the Little League® Communications Department produces electronic newsletters for District Administrators, coaches and managers, local league officials, and parents. Every other month, a newsletter is delivered to umpires; and several times during the year, Little League’s Risk Management Department partners with Musco Lighting Company to print and deliver the ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) newsletter. The monthly and ASAP newsletters are available on the Little League website. To receive any, or all, of the newsletter just sign up. The Google translator feature on the top of the LittleLeague.org home page lets anyone enjoy the newsletters in a variety of languages.
D.A. Action: Require that, at minimum, each of your League Presidents’ sign up for the newsletters. Communication with league officials is essential to Little League success.
D.A. Strategy: For communities in your district that predominantly speak a language other than English, assign a person on your staff or create a special position for a person to establish a proper communication channel to share the already translated newsletters with them.
D.A. Action: Upload the content of these newsletters to your district website. Arrange the information by topics so your league officials and other volunteers or parents can easily access the information.