League Bulletin Board: News & Notes for the Quorum
With the player and volunteer registration ongoing, and tryouts happening soon, there is plenty that you will need to be aware of, so here is a list of items to keep in mind.
Coming soon! Mapping League Boundaries Using New League Finder: Located on LittleLeague.org, the new League Finder will identify a home or school address on a virtual map. Of located inside the boundaries of a currently-chartered local Little League program, parents can contact the appropriate local league by using the message tool within the League Finder, so individuals using the League Finder may be contacting your League President. Provisions are also in place for instances where residential or school addresses are not within the territory of a Little League program to contact Little League International.
Tournament Fee Adjustment: Little League International has increased the tournament entry fee by $50 per team, beginning with the 2016 season. Leagues wishing to enter teams in any of Little League’s tournaments will now pay an entrance fee of $200 per team. One hundred percent of the money collected from the tournament enrollment fee goes directly to local leagues to help offset tournament-related expenses.
Reminder for Local Leagues: Little League® University, the training and education website for Little League Baseball and Softball, is being updated regularly with new articles, videos, and other content. Remember, there is a dedicated section for League Officials that contains information to help you fulfill your roles and responsibilities throughout the year. Visit LittleLeagueU.org and complete your registration today.
2016 ASAP Information: As Safety Officers complete the 2016 A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) plan for their leagues, they are reminded that a copy of the plan is to be mailed to Little League® International (539 U.S. Route 15 Highway, Williamsport, Pa., 17701-0485) along with the 2016 Qualified Safety Program Regulation form. The deadline for Districts to complete the process regarding the District monetary incentive for early local league participation is Friday, March 11. The deadline for local leagues not participating in the District incentive is April 1, 2016. Districts and leagues will be notified about a new online submission process early in 2016. Plans submitted via e-mail will not be accepted.
Fiscal Responsibility: In the Finance Section of the 2016 Little League Chartering and Marketing Toolkit is pertinent information for your League Treasurer. Please review as you enter into the upcoming season. To avoid financial problems, remember to be diligent and transparent in your accounting procedures. Please encourage your leagues to take advantage of the resources provided at LittleLeagueToolkit.org. The site is a complimentary site to the Chartering and Marketing Toolkit and will provide valuable resources for all leagues and your district. The 2016 season is the first where all league charter and insurance applications will be processed on-line.
Game Site Selection for Tournament Play: If your district intends to host any Little League International Tournament games above the district level, by Little League Tournament rule, the host league must have an approved ASAP plan. Also remember that ASAP plans must be implemented before the season starts in order to qualify as an approved plan for the current year.