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Volume 30 - Issue No. 1, January 2012
Little League's 2012 Rulebooks Now Available for Purchase
New Regional Round Tables Give Little League Volunteers a Voice in Rule Changes
The retail price for each of the three books (Baseball, Softball and Challenger Division) is $7 each. As always, local leagues will receive a supply of free rulebooks (one per team) when applying for their annual charter.
Little League International's series of regional round tables will begin in January.
Changes Made to Little League's Background Check Regulation
Active Helps Local Little League Go Digital; eteamz Site Boasts Nearly 250,000 Hits
Little League International has announced changes to its background check regulation (Regulation I [c] ) to reflect recent changes in several states' decisions regarding the availability of sex offender registries.
After 50 years, Midwestern Little League saves up to 80 hours of admin work, and creates an eteamz website that boasts nearly 250,000 hits—all with help from Active Network, Sports!
Little League International Announces Bat Rules Changes for 2012 Season
Little League Urban Initiative Announces Nine Jamboree Events
Little League International has announced the bat specifications and standards for the 2012 season.
In 2012, nine Urban Initiative Jamboree events will be held in seven different states throughout the U.S.
New Mobile-Friendly Webpage Provides Easy Access to Little League-Approved Bat List
Hilton HHonors Hotel Discount for Little League Membership
Little League International has developed a mobile-friendly webpage that provides a current listing of licensed baseball bats with a 2 1/4 inch maximum diameter.
Save up to 15 percent (offer subject to availability) on your next Little League road trip when you stay at any hotel within the Hilton Worldwide portfolio.
2012 ASAP Materials Available Online
Interior of Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum to Be Completely Renovated
The majority of the 2012 A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) materials are currently available online at the Little League website.
The interior of the Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum will be completely transformed over the next two years as Little League approaches its Diamond Anniversary in 2014.
Coaches Toolkit A Valuable Resource for Little League Coaches and Managers
Pitch In For Baseball Coordinates Equipment Delivery to Little Leagues in Tsunami-Ravaged Japan
The 2012 Coaches Toolkit provides separate packages for Little League Baseball and Little League Softball, and includes sport-specific training materials that can help the novice and experienced coach.
In a collaborative effort with Little League and the Major League Baseball Players Association, Pitch In For Baseball purchased and shipped new equipment to four Little League programs un Japan.
2012 Little League Baseball World Series Ticket Lottery Now Active
Little League Offering 50-70 Pilot Program in 2012
The 2012 World Series Ticket Lottery is being conducted online. Ticket seekers are asked to complete the Little League World Series Ticket Lottery Entry Form, available at: here
For the 2012 season, Little League International is offering its local leagues a third year of the 50-70 Pilot Program.