Leagues Wishing to Host Little League International Tournament Games Above District Play Must Have An Approved ASAP Plan
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (May 11, 2010) - Has your league submitted its 2010 ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) Plan?
The Little League International Tournament Rules and Guidelines for 2010 have been amended in regards to field selection. Local leagues selected to host a section, state, division, region or world series tournament MUST have an approved ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program) safety plan.
Beginning with the 2010 International Tournament, the host leagues for the tournament levels noted must have a ASAP plan approved an on file at Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. This requirement does not apply to district tournaments.
For leagues interested in consideration for the ASAP Awards program the deadline for ASAP plan submission was May 1. Leagues are still strongly encouraged to submit their 2010 ASAP plans immediately, even though eligibility for the awards program has past . Local leagues can check the status of their ASAP plans here: http://www.littleleague.org/districtadmins/safetyplanstatus.htm
In the United States, there are approximately 2.1 million children participating in the Little League program. In 2009, 85 percent of all Little Leagues in the U.S. submitted active ASAP plans. For more information on completion and submission of an ASAP plan, please contact Jim Ferguson, Assistant Director of Risk Management, at: 570-326-1921 ext. 212; or Mike Kresovich, Assistant Director of Insurance Operations, at: 570-326-1921 ext. 258. More information on developing an ASAP plan log is available on the Little League Baseball and Softball website, at: www.LittleLeague.org under Programs.