Charter Committee Waiver Requests

Welcome to the Little League® Southeastern Region’s Charter Committee Waiver Request Site. This site is built exclusively for use by league and district officials. Parents are not permitted to submit requests, thus cannot use the site. Please review all of the information on this site before beginning your request.

ALL requests require comment from the league’s District Administrator. The league’s DA will be notified on this request and will add his/her position/comment. Your DA may note error(s) in your submission and thus a new request will need to be submitted.

Users will find the site very easy to use and also mobile-friendly, with no downloads needed. Supporting information will need to be uploaded through multiple file types, but the ability to copy and paste the league’s statement within the site is available. After submission, the user receives both a web and email notification with the information submitted.  You do have the ability to save your progress as you go and will be emailed the link to access your incomplete request, once saved.

Please remember this is ONLY a request and there is no guarantee of approval, and the request may take as long as three weeks for processing.

There is no Little League or Region requirement to use the site, but all District Administrators are recommended to review the site and the supporting materials and if comfortable, ask and encourage leagues to use the site. The DA can require leagues to use the site.

The deadline for requests is June 1

Waiver Recipes

The site is built in conjunction with the Region’s Waiver Recipes document produced a few years ago. Each case type has required information based on past cases and needs from the Charter Committee. The ingredients are listed under each waiver request type below or a PDF file is available for download. If your type is not listed, please do not use this site at this time.

Submit Your Request

Please remember this is ONLY a request and there is no guarantee of approval, and the request may take as long as three weeks for processing. Appeals of Charter Cases shall not be submitted online. Please email to your DA.


About Waivers

Anytime a local Little League wishes to operate outside of the rules, regulations and/or policies (regardless of the type of request) it must request a waiver from the Little League International Charter Committee. Only the Charter Committee may grant a waiver to a local league, which, if approved, will only apply for the current year. The most common waiver type is for out-of-boundary players. There is no exception for a league allowing a player to participate regardless of age) if not residing or physically attending a school within a league’s boundary map.

The Charter Committee’s decision is final and binding. It is important to note that the situation requested in the waiver (such as a request to have a player participate in a league without having residence in the league) must not be allowed to proceed unless and until the Charter Committee renders its decision.

Waiver requests are not uncommon. The Southeastern Region processes more than 500 requests annually. A league may request any rule, regulation or policy variation, but once again no approval is guaranteed. If a waiver is granted, the adjustment is only for the current season.

It Is Only a REQUEST

The biggest thing to remember during this process, is that it is a REQUEST, which does not guarantee approval in any manner, and the league may not proceed with its request until a response is provided.

Site Updates

Recent Updates and Changes

  • Improved category/type names
  • Improved data input
  • New categories for less than 60% game participation for players and less than 12/10 regular season games for teams
  • Additional improvements to out-of-boundary request, making it easier to add multiple players to request, including ability to add multiple players from multiple home leagues
  • Request whether player has previously participated with league during spring seasons
  • Removed manual input of league name and ID. League now selects their name from database
  • Select home league in out-of-boundary request from database drop-down
  • Improved ability to add multiple players to out-of-boundary request
  • Add roster structure request type and ability to pull in submitted age breakdown from data
  • Added notification for requests of 12-year-olds in Minor League
  • Additional improvements to ages request

Questions

Matt Weber | Assistant Region Director | mweber@LittleLeague.org | 478-987-7227