On the Road Again: Little League International Gearing Up for Little League Road Show Season
The “Little League Road Show,” a training and education component of Little League Baseball and Softball, is gearing up for another year, and will again team with local volunteers to provide education and support to its chartered leagues through a series of clinics and seminars.
“For several years now, Little League staff and volunteers have worked together to present Little League Road Shows throughout the United States and abroad with wonderful results,” Patrick W. Wilson, Vice President of Operations for Little League Baseball and Softball, said. “The Little League Road Show is a local league administration clinic, with an available umpire clinic presentation. These seminars allow volunteers to have direct access to the resources that can help make their leagues become more organized and operate better. Providing Road Shows has enabled us to address specific questions and concerns volunteers have regarding the operation of their local programs.”
The Road Show clinics, supported in part by Chartis Insurance, revolve around the presentation of “A Year in the Life of Hometown Little League,” in which the workings of a fictional league are followed throughout an entire year. This format provides local league administrators an opportunity to review the latest information on Little League rules, equipment, and programs, while creating a forum to interact with Little League staff members.
“Chartis Insurance Group is not only the national insurance underwriter for Little League Baseball and Softball,” Dan Kirby, Little League International’s Director of Risk Management, said. “Chartis supports several Little League endeavors such as the annual awards program, ASAP (A Safety Awareness Plan) and the annual Little League Golf Classic. Through financial assistance afforded by Chartis, Little League is able to broaden the scope of its educational programs by offsetting the travel expenses for Little League International staff and regional staff attending the Road Show clinics. The commitment shown by Chartis is subtle, yet significant as Little League International strives to provide its local leagues with the means to better serve their communities.”
In addition to the Little League Road Shows, Little League’s regional centers will continue to offer instructional programs to district administrators, local league officers, umpires, managers and coaches at clinics and seminars, in several U.S. states.
For dates and locations of Little League Road Shows refer to the information here. We will add more Road Shows soon, so check back here often. Additional clinic dates and locations can be found at: http://www.littleleague.org/leagueofficers/clinics.htm.