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Little League® University to Bring Board Members, Local League Officials Knowledge, Direction

When Little League® University (LLU), Little League’s brand new, free training and education website, goes live in November, it will be the one stop site for all Little League volunteers and parents. And League Administrators will have a portal dedicated to helping you with your local league operations.

This fall, online chartering will be among the first orders of business for your Board. The 2016 season is the first where all local Little Leagues will complete the charter process online through the Little League Data Center. In the local League Admins section of LLU, your staff will have access to instruction and explanations on how to submit a charter application electronically; review and amend your league’s constitution, bylaws, and view the league’s boundary map.

“Much thought and consideration has gone into organizing the information and materials that are part of Little League University,” said Nick Caringi, Little League Senior Director of Operations and Education. “Providing a how-to guide for local league officials that speaks directly to the most common situations are what volunteers have asked for. We expect that through LLU, local league officials will visit often, and receive the direction they want to be able to best manage their leagues, and service their communities.”

As you peruse the Little League University website, you will discover that the League Admins section includes descriptions of the various roles that volunteers assume when elected to the Board of Directors. Learning the responsibilities of the League President, Vice President, Player Agent, Secretary Treasurer, Marketing and Public Relations Manager, Safety Officer, Information Officer, Coaching Coordinator, along with Sponsorship and Fundraising initiatives, will all be available to review and share.

Understanding that many parents and some volunteers only see Little League season as the time when games are played, and knowing that the majority of the work at the local league level is done during the offseason, Little League University has created a “Plan for Success” that address a league’s calendar year. The league budget, marketing to potential sponsors, registration and tryouts, and waivers are all addressed in this robust annual outline.

When entering the LLU portal for local league admins, an assortment of related content will also be just a click away. The video instruction and descriptions will be partnered with information that has been designed to educate without being overwhelming. All of the instruction is easily downloaded and we encourage sharing. There will also be content tailored for managers and coaches, District Administrators, umpires, and parents.

Next month, look for Little League University at LittleLeagueU.org; and let LLU become your vessel for knowledge on all things Little League.