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League Bulletin Board: News & Notes for the Quorum

With the new Little League® year quickly approaching, there is plenty that you will need to be aware of, so here is a list of items to keep in mind.

Online Chartering and Free Rulebooks for Leagues that Charter Early: The ONLY way for leagues to charter for the 2016 season is online through the Little League® Data Center. Leagues that charter before January 1, 2016, will receive 10 free rulebooks, in addition to the one per team received annually.

2016 Regional Roundtables: District Administrators (D.A.s) and Assistant District Administrators (A.D.A.s) are invited to attend the two-day Regional Roundtable meetings set to begin early next year. The agenda for each Regional Roundtable, which will include educational sessions, as well as rules and regulations discussions, will be assembled from the Regional Roundtable Agenda Survey to be completed by D.A.s and A.D.A.s in your region. The survey must be completed by December 1, 2015, to be considered in the development of the Regional Roundtable Agenda. If you haven’t already, your league is strongly encouraged to speak with members of the district staff to discuss the items on the survey, so that your district representative(s) attend the roundtables with a full understanding of your position in the various agenda items.

Updating League Officers: Having accurate local league officer information on file is vital to the overall success of the Little League® program. This information allows Little League the ability to provide local leagues with valuable updates and information in season that will allow them to provide a better experience for players, families and volunteers. Please continue to update your league officers by logging on to the Little League Data Center.

Coming Soon! 2016 League Safety Officer Program: The Little League® Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) is expecting to unveil the 2016 version of the League Safety Officer Program in the coming weeks. Important updates to the ASAP requirements, along with information on the Little League Insurance Programs; and an overview of the ASAP program are all available online at LittleLeague.org.

2016 ASAP Plan Development: Now is the time of year to begin organizing your league’s A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) Plan. Before the season gets started, you can have your ASAP plan laid out and prepared. Use the 2016 Sample ASAP Plan as a guide and review the requirements of a qualified ASAP Plan so that you can provided the safest environment possible for your league’s players, volunteers, and parents.