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2021 Season Chartering and Insurance Enrollment

The Coronavirus pandemic impacted every local Little League® program in 2020, and, as we look toward a brighter future, the chartering and insurance enrollment process for the 2021 season is available through the Little League Data Center starting on Wednesday, October 7, for leagues to begin this process when they’re ready. While there are still a lot of uncertainties leading into next season, Little League International is committed to providing our volunteers with information and support as we work together to navigate this unprecedented situation. Please continue to visit LittleLeague.org/SeasonResources for the latest information and guidance for this season. If you have additional questions or need support, please submit your question to Little League Support.

  • Things to do and know throughout the Chartering and Insurance Enrollment Process:
    • Make sure your League Officers are up to date on the Little League Data Center. As a reminder, only League Presidents, Vice Presidents, Treasurers, and Secretaries can complete the chartering and insurance enrollment process.
    • Remember that you can update your team numbers throughout your planning and preparation for the 2021 season, based on the outcome of your player recruitment, what divisions you end up offering, and how your season takes shape. Do your best to estimate the number of teams and divisions of play based on previous seasons. Make sure you update your team numbers as soon as your league understands its total offerings for the season before you start practicing or playing games.
      • Sports Connect, the Official Local League Registration Provider of Little League, can assist with tools and resources to help leagues plan registration this season. Visit the Support page for ideas on getting families registered and structuring flexible payment options for 2021.
    • Check for credits to your League Account in the Data Center. If your league has a credit, which will be shown in the “outstanding balance” box on the Data Center, that credit will be applied to your 2021 chartering and insurance enrollment.
      • Little League International credited all chartered programs with the $10 per team affiliation fees paid for their chartered teams in 2020, regardless of whether or not your league was able to hold a season last year. We hope this will help ease the financial burden of all leagues entering the 2021 season.
      • Leagues who submitted an approved ASAP plan in 2020 also have received their program award based on 15% of their Accident Insurance premium credited through the Data Center.
      • Any league who canceled one or more of their paid-in-full insurance policies last year received a prorated refund through the Data Center of their insurance premiums. As a reminder, if your league did cancel your insurance, you currently do not have coverage for any Little League-related activities, based on the policies you chose to terminate. If you choose to enroll in the AIG Insurance Program for Little League during the chartering process for the 2021 season, that insurance does not go into effect until January 1, 2021, at the earliest.
    • Leagues who purchase insurance through the chartering process utilize the AIG Insurance Program for Little League. This program is administered by Keystone Risk Managers LLC (“Keystone”) and is not an insurance program run through Little League directly. To ensure there is no gap in coverage between policy years, those leagues enrolling in this program must have their insurance premium paid in full by December 31, 2020. Leagues are encouraged to understand what coverage is provided through the AIG Insurance Program for Little League, to fully review the quoted premiums for their league, and, if they choose, look at other insurance options through another provider that adhere to the minimum requirements for Little League (Regulation I (c) 7).
    • All leagues will receive their complimentary league supplies in early 2021. Please note that this year, those supplies will include three Little League Baseball® Rulebooks, three Little League Softball® Rulebooks, one Little League Challenger Division® Rulebook, one Little League Tee Ball Curriculum, and other assorted items. Additional rulebooks will be available through ShopLittleLeague.org. All volunteers and families are strongly encouraged to download the Little League Rulebook App, which will be the exclusive destination for the most up-to-date rule and regulation information, important policies, and instructional videos.