COMING SOON! Launch of NEW Little League® Data Center:
Little League International has continued to work to enhance the Little League Data Center with new technology, which will including online chartering and insurance enrollment for the 2018 season. Additionally, Little League has worked closely with DICK’S Team Sports HQ to develop solutions for local leagues and districts that will enhance communications and ease the administrative burden on local leagues. These solutions, including chartering and insurance enrollment will launch, at: LittleLeague.org/DataCenter on Monday, October 16. New technology solutions to help volunteers administer their local Little League programs will continue to roll out throughout the year, including online solutions for player and volunteer registration information, which, for leagues using Blue Sombrero, that information will be automatically sent to Little League International, fulfilling Regulation IV(g) and ASAP Requirement 14.
D.A. Strategy: District Administrators have the ability to log into the Little League Data Center and update information on behalf of the local League President. A 2018 League Presidents Resource Guide will NOT be sent to a league until confirmation has been received by Little League International that all league officers have been updated. Follow-up and confirm that all leagues have held their annual election and have updated league officers on the Data Center. Be on the lookout for emails about the launch of the new Data Center in the near future.
COMING SOON! 2018 Local League Resource Guide:
All District Administrators will receive a copy of the 2018 Local League Resource Guide before each league’s Resource Guide is placed in the mail. This comprehensive print publication replaces the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit, and contains many of the same materials and information as in past seasons.
Expect the Local League Resource Guide to be delivered to you toward the end of October.
D.A. Strategy: Log on to the Little League Data Center to ensure that all of your leagues have updated their league officers. The 2018 League President Resource Guide is a valuable resource for local league Board of Directors and confirming that leagues have updated this information will allow the current board members to receive this valuable information. Also, use the content currently available in the District Administrator and League Officials tabs on the Little League University website to organize training and information sharing amongst district staff and the leagues in your district.
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, 2017. 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. Action: 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. Leagues are advised to retain background information for two years after any volunteer ends his or her service to the league.