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 > Little League Online > Media > Little League News Archive > 2012 > September-December > Second Annual New District Administrator Training Welcomes First-Year DAs from Around the World

Second Annual New District Administrator Training Welcomes First-Year DAs from Around the World

Second Annual New District Administrator Training Welcomes First-Year DAs from Around the World

32 DAs Visit Little League International for Training

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Volunteers from as far away as Australia, Norway, Brazil, and the Czech Republic were among the 32 first-year District Administrators (DAs) welcomed to Little League International for the second annual New DA Training.

On Friday and Saturday, the first-year DAs participated in presentations and discussions by several members of the Little League International staff, including Stephen D Keener, President and Chief Executive Officer of Little League Baseball; and Patrick W. Wilson, Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development.

A training segment featuring Mr. Wilson, can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/RzAlfRgqIyc

“The opportunity to expose and educate District Administrators on the best methods to serve their leagues is the primary focus of this seminar,” Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education, said. “Over two days, the attendees enjoyed presentations on various aspects of the Little League program and had the opportunity meet with our staff and ask questions.”

Among the topics presented were rules and regulations, league development and retention, insurance, ASAP (A Safety Awareness Program), Little League Softball, the Urban Initiative and the Challenger Division.

“The intent of this training is to provide new DAs with the information and understanding necessary to best serve the leagues in their districts,” Mr. Caringi said. “We threw a lot of information at them, and we were greeted with engaging conversations and honest questions. As a staff, we feel we were able to provide the latest information with straight-forward answers.”

Each of the DA Training sessions were streamed live via the Internet on Little League TV (LLTV) and were made available for viewing by all District Administrators. All sessions will be archived on LLTV for future viewing.



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More than 30 first-year district administrators, including representatives from Australia, Norway, the Czech Republic and Brazil,  visited Little League International for two days of introduction and education. During the various sessions, the new DAs had the opportunity to participate in various presentations and discussions with members of the Little League International staff.