There are a minimum of eight D.A. standards designed to sustain and enhance a District Administrator’s ability to support and lead the local leagues he or she has been elected to serve. These standards become the tenets of effective district administration and service to local leagues. All District Administrators (D.A.) will sign a letter of agreement as an indication of their intent to provide the highest level of consistent quality service.
Many District Administrators excel at these standards. New D.A.s and those with needs to improve in certain areas have ample resources through the professional staff at our Regional Centers and Little League® International, as well as the possibility of mentors in their state and/or region that can be utilized for support in providing enhanced support and leadership to their leagues.
These D.A. Standards assist in creating an environment at the district level that will lead to excellent service to our constituent leagues. A structured reporting system aids in identifying areas of improvement needed, not only with the district, but with the program as a whole.
With these standards guiding the way, D.A.s will be able to enhance the service to our local Little League programs. The eight tenets of these standards will be the foundation that strengthens our district leadership.
Overview of the benefits of establishing a district structure regarding incorporation, staffing, and how it relates to service of constituent leagues.
Communication & Responsiveness
Overview of the responsibilities of the D.A. regarding communications with leagues while discussing tools such as email, social media, and websites.
Overview of the requirements of the D.A. regarding meetings and their use to provide guidance and direction to constituent leagues.
Overview of the educational requirements needed to fulfill duties as a D.A., as well as the necessity to train district staff to provide the best service to leagues.
Reporting & Monitoring
Overview of the responsibilities of the D.A. regarding reporting and monitoring leagues in their district using the Data Center and other vehicles.
Overview of the International Tournament management responsibilities of the D.A., and suggesting strategies for tournament administration and operation.
Overview of the annual financial planning and reporting activities for D.A.’s, and provide an explanation of the D.A.’s financial obligations.
Overview of the D.A.’s responsibility regarding the online submission process of ASAP through the Little League Data Center.