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Role of technology in managing a league or district

Role of Technology in Managing a League or District



Liz DiLullo Brown, Little League International

  • VP, Marketing and Strategic Partnerships

    Dan Joseph, ACTIVE Network,

  • Vice President of Strategic Initiatives & Market Development

    Tom McGorty, ACTIVE Network

  • Customer Support Team and LLB Expert Volunteer/Veteran

Why technology as a topic
Why Technology as a Topic?

Purpose of the session:

Demonstrate how the most commonly used technologies can benefit leagues and assist their administrative challenges

To provide some tips on incorporating technology into a league or districts operation to maximize engagement with parents, volunteers and the community

50 years ago
50 years ago…

"The appliances of 2014 will have no electric cords, of course, for they will be powered by long-lived batteries,"

~Isaac Asimov in 1964

Communication is without limits
Communication is without limits…

Personalized Website



Video Tools and Interaction

Wearable Electronics



WiFi Home Networking

Photo Sharing

Live Scorekeeping

There’s an APP for that

Training Technology

Online Payments/ Transactions

RSS feed (news)

Drone deliveries

Technology is here to stay
Technology is here to stay…

It is here to help Leagues and Districts operate…

Utilization of technology is of vital importance to today’s volunteer

  • Streamlined Central Communication Tool (Public View)

  • League Management (Behind the Scenes)

  • Central Record-Keeping (Crossing the “t”s)

  • Ease of Use for Parents (Convenience/Considerate of Time Commitment)

Little league s approach to technology
Little League’s Approach to Technology

Keep constituents educated and informed

Information that is quick hitting, timely, relevant, free

Focused on Format: how are constituents (membership) consuming information?

Multi-faceted approach (web, email, social, video, apps)

  • Social media as a mean’s to connect emotionally

  • Training tool – administrative, skill-based, informative

  • Tracking trends in participation

    Relevancy with parents and players

Little league active network
Little League® & ACTIVE Network

Partnership Since 1999

Simple, online league management solutions that help ease administrative tasks including player registration, email communications, reporting, and volunteer and donation management – allowing organizers and participants to spend more time on the field.


  • Online League Management Provider of LL Baseball & Softball

  • Online Registration Partner of LL Baseball & Softball

  • League and/or Team Web Site Provider of LL Baseball & Softball

  • Sponsor of LL Baseball and Softball

  • Sponsor of LL World Series

  • Technology Partner of 2014 LL International Congress

Active enables the ll community
ACTIVE Enables the LL Community


Providing the tools they need to get their leagues running, manage their time efficiently and build relationships between their members


Providing the convenience and services parents need to get their kids quickly registered online, manage their funds and allowing them to focus on building an experience with their children


Providing a community that engages and enables participation across the Little League player’s journey

Active network powers little league
ACTIVE Network Powers Little League

ACTIVE Content Management (ACM)

Region, District, League, and Team websites

League Finder

3rdInning touchscreen interactive exhibit at The World of Little League Museum and Official Store

Online league registration & management

Get manage build with active
Get, Manage, Build with ACTIVE

Get participants to join Little League

Manage the logistics and policies of your organization

Build an automated infrastructure

Allow you to focus on the LLB Mission:

Assist children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, sportsmanship and physical well-being

Active network today easy
ACTIVE Network Today = Easy

Coordination of data at all levels of the organization

Flexibility within LeagueOne and to “keep it simple” or manage complex league needs

  • eteamz is designed to be a self-setup, volunteer-friendly website – complete with LL-specific design templates and features

  • PLUS unique features for webmasters looking for more complex functionality

    Eteamz boundary mapping powers LL’s League Finder tool

    Eteamz and LeagueOne can be implemented with no fees assessed to the District/League

    Support resources always accessible

Working and winning together
Working and Winning Together

Little League and ACTIVE collaboration benefits leagues/districts:

Eteamz communication widget (Newsfeed on local sites)

LL-specific eteamz templates

  • NEW 75th Anniversary template

    Tournament Bracket Builder

    League Finder / Boundary Maps Tool

    LeagueOne Data Center Reports

    League Communication Opt-In for Parents

    Interactive touchscreen at LL museum

Tips for operating your website
Tips for Operating Your Website

Your Website is the Face of Your League or District ALL YEAR

  • Treat it like a newspaper

  • Keep it fresh, current, relevant

  • Avoid using dates on posts and articles

    Think about the mindset of a parent and communicate with them

  • When does the season start?

  • When is registration? Is registration online? pre-register?

  • How much does it cost?

  • What equipment do I need to buy?

  • Am I going to be asked to volunteer?

  • Who can I contact with questions?

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Tips for Operating Your Website

About the League

  • What’s the history of the league?

  • Are they affiliated with Little League?

  • Who are the key volunteers? What is their background?

  • How is the league run? Governance?

    Real-time updates:

  • Schedules, facilities used, games and practices, cancellations, tournament information

    Inspire participation

  • Highlight good things happening in your league/district

  • Show families and kids having fun

Tips for operating your website2
Tips for Operating Your Website

Promote It

  • Create a simple URL

  • Use the website on all materials

  • Use it when speaking to local media

    Generate Revenue

  • Use advertising to generate league revenue

  • Create special offers for families of the league with local businesses

E teamz admin tool
eteamz Admin Tool

Online league management tips
Online League Management Tips

Outline all administrative challenges

  • What league functions slow us down? Payment processing? Scheduling? Player paperwork record keeping?

  • Player registration times (online vs. in person)?

  • What communication challenges do we have?

  • Are we getting/losing players? Are we getting/losing revenue?

    Identify volunteers with experience using technology.

Online league management tips1
Online League Management Tips

Evaluate and understand costs based on immediate and future needs

  • Beware of the FREE offering

  • Create 5 year plan for technology needs

  • Must have’s, nice to have’s

    Train multiple volunteers in technology software

  • Attend LIVE LeagueOne Webinar

    Invest time in training sessions

  • View LeagueOne Recorded Videos

    • Add Jobs, Age Eligibility, Maintain Staff, Register Player, etc.