League Bulletin Board: News & Notes for the Quorum
May 2015 Edition
2015 Tournament Enrollment and Mandatory Background Check Verification Form: Local leagues must log onto the Little League® Data Center to enroll in the 2015 Little League International Tournament by completing the participation form. Online is the only way a league will be able to enroll for this year’s tournament. This form needs to be completed, whether your leagues intend to participate in tournament play, or not. The form must be submitted to Little League International to avoid having the league(s) placed on hold for the 2015 season.
Registration Information: Local leagues are strongly encouraged to submit regular-season player registration/roster information and coach/manager data through the Little League Data Center in accordance with the ASAP regulation No. 15.
Updated! Interleague and Combined Team Forms: The Interleague Play and Combined Teams forms have been revised and are now simpler for league officials and district administrators to navigate. Please, review the requirements for Interleague Play and Combined Teams, especially the requirement that all participating leagues must be chartered in the appropriate divisions. Reminder that leagues that are participating in Interleague Play or Combined Teams should have these forms completed and approved by the District Administrator before they begin their regular season play. Any request for Tournament Combination through Combined Teams and Interleague Play must be submitted to the Regional Office by June 3, 2015.
2015 Little League® Awards Program: June 1 is the deadline for nominations for the 2015 Little League Awards Program. Information on the respective awards, nomination forms for the awards and highlights of past recipients is available. Send your completed nomination forms directly to Little League International in South Williamsport, Pa. If you have any questions regarding the awards, please, e-mail Scott Rosenberg, Little League's Director of Public Relations or call 570-326-1921; extension 2235.
League Fees Paid by Credit Card: All team revisions and fees for charter insurance are due no later than June 3, 2015. If a league wishes to pay by credit card, it is recommended that it do so through the Little League Data Center. Otherwise, contact Little League International, at: 570-326-1921, and ask for the Finance Department. A convenience fee will be added to the league’s balance for processing the card.
2015 ASAP Information for Hosting Tournaments: Tournament rules require that the host of a section, division, region, or World Series must have an approved A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) safety plan. ALL safety plans must be submitted with the Qualified Safety Plan Registration form. Your safety plan WILL NOT be shown as received or approved without the form stating who is submitting it, and where the 15 minimum requirements can be found in the league(s) plan. Also, check the Little League Data Center to confirm the leagues that have completed all of the required background checks. REMINDER: Little League International strongly recommends that district tournament sites have an approved ASAP plan. Stay current on ASAP information through the ASAP newsletter.
Tournament Banners: Now is the time to order your tournament banners to ensure timely delivery this season. As in previous years, Little League offers custom, championship and mini-banners as well as custom outdoor vinyl banners. District Administrator hats and other specific supplies will be delivered prior to the tournament mailing. All updates on 2015 tournament resources are currently available.
Eligibility Waiver Deadline: All waiver requests involving player eligibility must be processed by the district and respective regional offices, and acted upon by the Little League® International Charter Committee in South Williamsport, Pa., no later than June 3, 2015 and prior to said player participating in the local Little League program.
Little League® International Tournament logo: The 2015 Little League® International Tournament Logo is now available to local leagues and districts. This logo can be used for activities revolving around the international tournament season, including program publication, schedules, scoreboards or posters/banners utilized for tournament events. In order for a league or district to receive the logo, contact Eric Hill in the Little League Baseball and Softball Licensing Department to complete a single-use agreement.
Little League's registered marks, logos, names and characters can assist your league with drawing attention and interest from members of the community. However, it is important to remember that local leagues cannot enter into agreements allowing the usage of Little League’s name or trademarks without first consulting with Little League International.
Enhance the Team Experience by Using GameChanger: Thousands of Little League® Baseball and Softball teams rely on GameChanger for an enhanced team experience. Leagues, tournaments, and teams can use the award-winning GameChanger software for free.