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Little League® University to Launch in the Coming Weeks

Little League® University is expected to transform the way Little League volunteers, administrators, coaches, and parents experience and learning about the Little League program.

A free website - LittleLeagueU.org - will invite visitors to watch engaging training videos and review informative how-to articles, designed to educate users on the best practices for operating and enjoying a successful local Little League experience in your community.

This easy-to-navigate portal features customized instruction, an assortment of practice plans, and interactive quizzes for everyone involved in Little League, including District Administrators, League Presidents and local board members, umpires, coaches, and parents.

The resources to be available through LittleLeagueU.org are for --

District Administrator and their assistant(s):

  • Educational and operational tools
  • Assembling the District staff
  • How to effectively service and manage your district
  • Agenda calendar and presentations
  • Best practices for administering to your district

Local League Administration:

  • Marketing and promotion
  • Board member training
  • Description of league responsibilities
  • Annual organization calendar
  • Best Practices for administering to your league

Managers and Coaches:

  • Age-appropriate skills and drills
  • Practice plans
  • Player fundamentals
  • Direction on how to create a positive and fun experience for players and parents
  • Best practices for coaching and managing games

Umpires:

  • “Basic 6,” home plate and base mechanics
  • Positioning instruction for two-, three-, four-umpire crews
  • Situation case studies
  • Umpire-In-Chief recruitment, training, and evaluation
  • Best practices for pre- and post-game conferences

Parents:

  • The monthly Parent Connection newsletter
  • Explanation and education on Little League rules, regulations, and divisions of play
  • Parents’ feedback portal
  • Volunteering in your local league
  • Best practices for supporting your children, your local league; and enjoying the Little League experience

To begin your Little League University experience:

  • Visit LittleLeagueU.org, and create a FREE account
    • Choose your Little League roles (District Admin., league admin., umpire, coach, or parent)
  • Other ways to sign-in and create a Little League University account are through:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • Google Plus