Winter: Clinics, Seminars, and Educational Programs
For a well-run Little League, Fall and Winter are the best times for training. And the best way to take advantage of this time is to take part in one of Little League’s extensive training programs.
League officers may attend their Regional Center for low-cost weekend clinics. Little League also provides “Road Show” clinics for local league personnel each year in many different cities. Check the Little League web site at www.LittleLeague.org for all the details to see if one is coming near you.
Another aspect of Little League’s commitment to education is ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program). This program gathers the best safety ideas from leagues all around the nation, and shares them with you. Bonus incentives are available for those leagues that choose to participate that will help your league save money. Often, a representative of Little League will attend these seminars to speak about the benefits of the ASAP initiative.
Little League also offers on-line training for managers and coaches. The Little League Coach Resource Center and Little League Umpire Resource Center are free web-based tools that gives great instructions for the novice and the experienced coach and umpire. The Coach Resource Center and Little League Umpire Center have videos, drills, tips and must more. Just go to http://www.LittleLeaguecoach.org or http://www.LittleLeagueumpire.org for all the information.
Don’t forget: Little League offers clinics and seminars for umpires, too.
Check back often at www.LittleLeague.org for updates on clinic and seminar dates and sites.
A database of all of these Operations Tips can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Tips_Successful_League/2010-2011.htm
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