It’s Time to Submit Player Registration, Manager and Coach Info – Here’s What You Need to Know and How to Do It
By providing Player Registration and Coach/Manager Information earlier in the year, you will help Little League® International become more familiar with your league officials and connect with your volunteers and Little League families. Having this information allows Little League to distribute timely information and announcements to your Board members, volunteers and parents prior to and during the current season.
Local leagues must submit regular-season player registration/roster information and coach/manager data through the Little League Data Center by April 1, 2014. In order for your district to receive its ASAP incentive, your district must have all of its leagues' ASAP plans submitted to, and approved by, Little League International no later than March 13.
Here is a quick-read explanation of these requirements and a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) that can help you understand the process.
Why is Little League requiring player, manager and coach data so much earlier in the year?
A – By receiving the information earlier in the year, Little League will now have the ability to better connect with volunteers and Little League families. It will also allow us to distribute timely information and announcements to all local league officials and parents during the current season of play. Volunteers will receive valuable tips and tools via specific newsletters and other resources provided by Little League International. Parents will also have the ability to opt in to receive The Parent Connection newsletter designed just for them. It is our hope that this information will help families enhance their Little League experience.
What is the difference between player, manager and coach data vs. team rosters?
A – Player, manager and coach data is actually much easier for a local league to provide. This information does not require a league to hold a draft and assign players to teams before they can submit information to Little League. Local leagues simply have to provide a general list of data to Little League to meet the requirement.
Why is player, manager and coach data part of the ASAP Program?
A –The primary purpose of the ASAP Program is to improve safety within local leagues. Adding this requirement to the ASAP Program allows Little League the ability to provide coaches with important safety information and initiatives prior to and during the current playing season.
How do I upload my player, manager and coach data to Little League?
A – There are several different ways that leagues can submit this vital information. Once in the Little League Data Center, upload player registration/roster information and coach/manager data by clicking on Manage Registration Data/Rosters or Managers/Coaches then click on Upload Player/Registration Roster. Next, select the file format you are using from the dropdown menu and this will give you step-by-step instructions on how to create and upload your file.
How does Little League International use personal information collected and received?
Player Registration Information:
The ASAP Requirement
League Player Registration Data or Player Roster Data, which also includes Coach and Manager Data, must be submitted separately through the Little League Baseball Data Center on or before April 1, 2014 to meet requirement 15 of ASAP. This ASAP requirement is an effort to provide coaches with important Little League information and initiatives prior to and during the current playing season.
The Regulation IV(g):
Player, manager and coach data must be supplied to Little League International annually. Leagues may submit information from registration by April 1, 2014. It is highly recommended that data be supplied electronically in approved formats to Little League International via the Little League Data Center. Look for related information online at LittleLeague.org/DataCenter.