Winter: Double-Checking Eligibility Before Tryouts
The player agent at a well-run Little League gathers all information on player eligibility before the tryouts. This helps to ensure that no ineligible player is drafted or placed on a team. (If this happens and it is discovered later, the player must be released immediately and sent to the proper league.)
If no league services the player’s residence, a new one must be formed or the boundaries properly changed to include the residence. Before the draft, the player agent also contacts all players who played last year, but have not signed up.
The player agent obtains statements, in writing if possible, from those who are not coming back. Those not returning are to be properly released before the draft, by written communication to the player’s parents, and a copy to the manager. That way, each team’s manager knows exactly how many players he/she needs to draft. (Pamphlet - The Player Agent in Little League.)
A database of all of these Operations Tips can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/Tips_Successful_League
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