Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University. Designed for volunteers, league and District Administrators, coaches, and parents, this free website is a wonderful portal for experiencing and learning about the Little League.
Important Reminders for Local League Operations
As we begin getting ready for the 2018 season, Little League has put together a list of things that local leagues should be considering this month, and some resources from Little League University to help guide the way. For these tips, as well as additional information, be sure to visit LittleLeagueU.org and continue to check out the Little League Bulletin Board in the Little League Notebook each month.
- Understand what to plan for with the Operational Guide for Local Little League Programs
- Starting in mid-October, leagues can begin chartering online for 2018 season through the Data Center
- Review local league constitutions and bylaws
- Start preparation for annual local league elections
- Understand how to use Little League Trademarks as you prepare materials for next year
- Begin budgeting for 2018 insurance costs to avoid a lapse in coverage
- Review these financial tips to ensure fiscal awareness, accountability, and transparency for your league/district
- Use this Volunteer Recruitment Worksheet to help retain volunteers for next season
USA Baseball Launches USABat.com to Provide Answers for 2018 USABat Standard
With the implementation of the new USA Baseball Bat Standard quickly approaching on January 1, 2018, USA Baseball has launched a new website (USABat.com) that provides a detailed list of approved bats under the new standard, as well as some additional FAQs to help understand the change. Any additional questions regarding the USABat Standard can be sent to USABat@USABaseball.com.
Find New Ways to Promote Little League Registration and Increase Awareness
It’s never too early to starting thinking about your next Little League season, and what better time than to get a jump on registration for the next year. There are plenty of fun ways to promote your local Little League, and share the variety of reasons why being a part of the program can be an influential part of a child’s life.
District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators: Prepare for 2018 Little League Congress
With only four months away until the Opening Ceremonies of the 27th Little League International Congress at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, La., Little League is looking forward to bringing volunteers from around the world together from January 19-22, 2018. Held every four years, the Little League International Congress is the largest gathering of Little League volunteers, where delegates chart the course for the future of the organization. Volunteers gather to participate in large-scale discussions and voting on rules and regulations, take part in educational sessions, interact with exhibitors and fellow attendees, and experience local culture. District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators can learn everything they need to know about the 2018 Congress by visiting LittleLeague.org/Congress.
Little League Alumni Lookout – MLB Playoffs
October is one of the most exciting times in baseball, as the Major League Baseball playoffs start to heat up. In honor of the MLB postseason, check out some of the notable Little Leaguers that have played in both the Little League Baseball World Series and the MLB. Also, be sure to check out LittleLeague.org to find a list of Little League alumni who are participating in the 2017 MLB Playoffs.