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League Bulletin Board: News & Notes for the Quorum

With the regular season in full swing, Tournament preparations under way, and second-season plans being made, there is plenty that you will need to be aware of, so here is a list of items to keep in mind.

Eligibility Waiver Deadline:

All waiver requests (for the league, team, player, manager, and/or coach) of any kind 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 1, 2016, and prior to said player participating in the local Little League program.

2016 Tournament Enrollment and Mandatory Background Check Verification Form:

Local leagues must log onto the Little League® Data Center to enroll in the 2016 Little League International Tournament by completing the participation form. Online is the only way a league will be able to enroll in this year’s tournament. This form must be completed, whether your league(s) intend to participate in tournament play, or not. The form must be submitted to Little League International to avoid having your league(s) placed on hold for the 2017 season. All 2016 tournament resources are available online through the Tournament Toolkit website.

2016 ASAP Information for Hosting Tournaments:

Tournament rules require that the host of a section, division, region, or World Series tournament have an approved A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) safety plan. ALL safety plans must be submitted with the Qualified Safety Plan Registration form, which is Requirement #15. A league’s safety plan WILL NOT be shown as approved without the form stating who is submitting it, and where the 15 minimum requirements can be found in the league(s) plan. Please check the Little League® Data Center to confirm that your league(s) has completed all of the required background checks through the First Advantage background check tool.

Little League® International Tournament Logo:

The 2016 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 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.

Tournament Banners:

Now is the time to order your tournament banners to ensure timely delivery. As in previous years, Little League offers custom, championship, and mini-banners, as well as custom outdoor vinyl banners.

Tournament Uniform Patches:

Remember to order your Little League® patches for Tournament; and commemorate your league’s Tournament Journey with exclusive “ROAD TO…” patches.

Little League® International Tournament Fee:

As leagues enroll for the 2016 Little League International Tournament, remember that an increase has been applied to the Tournament entry fee. Be aware of the cost per team, and understand the reasons for the increase.

2016 Little League® Awards Program:

June 1 is the deadline for nominations for the 2016 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.

New! ASAP Newsletter:

The May 2016 issue of the ASAP Newsletter is now available online. In the coming days, members of your local league’s Board of Directors can expect delivery of this issue through standard mail.