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  1. Little League Baseball & SoftballLeague Officials Seminar2011-2012

  2. Please put cell phones on “Meeting Mode”

  3. Getting Started

  4. Complete the Application for Charter/Insurance Enrollment Form • Send early, even if exact team numbers not yet determined • Fees may be deferred for a limited time with the exception of Liability Insurance • Fill out completely

  5. Enter current season teams, if different from previous year in the current season teams column • Calculate Charter Fee by multiplying number of teams by rate and place in charter fee column • The same steps are followed when chartering both baseball and softball Charter/Insurance Enrollment Form 6 7 16.00 112.00 25.00 175.00 3 16.00 48.00 48.00 144.00 3 16.00 48.00 144.00 48.00 2 16.00 48.00 32.00 96.00 10 14 16.00 224.00 350.00 25.00 12 14 16.00 224.00 350.00 25.00 6 16.00 25.00 96.00 150.00 784.00 1409.00 • Calculate Accident Insurance fee by multiplying number of teams by insurance rate and place in the insurance fee column

  6. Charter/InsuranceCrime / General Liability Fees 2 teams or less - $101.00 3-7 teams – 202.00 8-14 teams- $404.00 Above 14 teams - $30.30 per team 784.00 205.00 1409.00 2346.90 612.00 1080.00 20.20 • The Crime Insurance fee is pre-printed in section F • The General Liability Fee is based on the number of teams last year • Note there will be a charge for section F (Crime) and G (Liability) unless they are crossed out • D & O added at no cost to Leagues or Districts • Note Items B, D (Accident) and G (Liability) Insurances are mandatory unless proof of local coverage is submitted

  7. Charter/InsuranceLeague Contact Information Date Boundary Map Last Updated________ Hometown Little League (570)555-5321 John Doe, President (570) 555-5555 123 First St. Hometown, PA 55555 (570) 555-5566 Hometown, PA • League and President contact information is pre-printed in the contact information section • Any changes can be made in the specified area • Identify last date map was updated. (A current map w/president & DA signatures and date must be submitted to the Regional Office)

  8. Charter/Insurance Agreement Section 11/15/07 11/15/07 John Doe Jack Barry • Carefully read the Volunteer Screening Agreement and the League Chartering Agreement • The Charter Application requires the signature of the President and the Vice President, Treasure or Secretary’s signature • The application will not be processed if both signatures are not present. • Be sure to read the disclosure statements on the back of the application

  9. Rate is based on the number of teams, state, and type of play. (Range from $23-$60 per team) • Covers entire YEAR – Jan. 1 through Dec. 31 – OR when you pay for insurance through Dec. 31 - including practices and special events (fund-raising, team picnics, etc.) • Policy term is effective Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 as long as the premiums are paid in full, and the application/charter are received and accepted at Little League International HQ prior to Jan. 1 • Coverage terminates prior to Dec. 31 for certain individuals, for example Players and Coaches at the conclusion of their last regular season game. Coverage can be available for TAD (Training & Development and through tournaments approved by Little League International in Williamsport • Coverage is secondary, unless the player has no primary insurance -- then it becomes primary • Maximum benefit is $100,000 per claim Insurance Coverage Accident Coverage

  10. Insurance Coverage • Includes both General Liability and Director & Officers coverage • Rate is based on the number of teams in a chartered league for general liability • Benefit is $1 million combined single-limit can be increased Liability Coverage

  11. Crime Insurance • Protects leagues against monetary loss caused by the following: dishonesty, disappearance of money, securities or other property • Destruction of money or securities • Maximum limit of $35,000 per loss • Deductible: $250 for property, $1,000 for money or securities • Cost to Leagues: $205 • All losses must be submitted within 60 days of notice or knowledge of loss • Does not provide coverage for vandalism

  12. 13 Requirements for Safety ASAP Program 1. Have an active Safety Officer 2. Publish, distribute safety manual 3. Post, distribute emergency numbers 4. Check volunteers on National SOR 5. Provide fundamentals training 6. Provide first-aid training 7. Require field inspections before use

  13. 13 Requirements for Safety (cont.) ASAP Program 8. Complete annual Facility Survey 9. Use concession stand procedures 10. Regularly inspect and replace equipment as needed 11. Have prompt accident reporting 12. Require first-aid kits at events 13. Enforce all Little League Rules

  14. ASAP Program • All league safety plan materials must be postmarked no later than April 13, 2012 to be eligible for any of the awards. • Leagues working toward the District Incentive must have all requirements received at and approved by Little League International no later than March 13.

  15. Winter

  16. Local LeagueConstitution vs. By-Laws • Two separate documents • Constitution: Reviewed & approved annually by the Membership at a duly organized meeting as provided in Article XIII of the Model Constitution • Forwarded to Regional Headquarters to be reviewed • Follow proper procedure for amending • Board of Directors may not deviate from document Constitution By-Laws/Local League Rules

  17. By-Laws/Local League Rules: created each season by the Board of Directors • Must be in compliance with Little League Rules & Regulations • Sent to DA for review and waivers requested, when necessary • Make all general documents available to any Member of the league • Strongly recommended to post at registration(s) Local LeagueConstitution vs. By-Laws

  18. Incorporation & Finances • Has the Board submitted proper Incorporation papers with the state? (if applicable) • Has the Board submitted the proper 990 federal tax form for fiscal year? (e-Postcard 990-N if under $25,000 in gross receipts, Form 990-EZ with Schedule A if over $25,000, or Form 990 with Schedule A if over $1,000,000) • Has the Board submitted proper State tax form for sales tax on revenue for fiscal year? (if applicable) • Has the Board submitted proper registration to Florida Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services for solicitation of contributions? (Florida only) • Remember that the Articles of Incorporation on file with the state, as well as the local league’s Constitution, are BOTH legally binding. They must not conflict and should be periodically checked for inconsistencies.

  19. Incorporation & Finances For further information regarding Incorporation and/or finances, contact: Becky Bassett at 570-326-1921 ext. 228 or email

  20. Officers Meet with DA, Staff • Discuss plans for the coming year • New Board members • Learn DA’s authority & role with local league • Boundaries reviewed/map signed and dated then • Coordinate start-finish times for regular season & interleague play • Review district structure and DA election process

  21. Sponsorships • Fence signs • Decal Day • Program ad sales • Fundraising plans using Little League sponsors/licensees • Other fund-raisers using adults • Bake sales, Picnics, Parties, Dances • Others?... • Not all fundraisers will be covered by insurance, check with Little League International HQ for approval Fundraising Ideas / Methods

  22. Registration Promotion • Download the Registration Promotional Kit from the • Registration Poster (Color or B/W available) • Media Releases • Ad Slicks

  23. Registration Promotion • Call/email previous years players and remind them about registration • Ask them to spread the word • Have a membership drive contest with rewards given to the highest player members referring new players

  24. Player Registrations • Have Multiple Dates available • Paperwork Needed: • Enrollment & Volunteer Applications • Medical Releases & Injury Policy for League • Boundary Maps • At least 3 proofs of residency within boundaries date or in force between February 1, 2011 and February 1, 2012 • Financial Statement • Tryout / Draft Explanation • Tournament Team selection method • Board Approved Local League rules and guidelines

  25. League Management • GET: • Registrations online, 24 / 7 • Volunteer sign-ups during registration process • More donations right from the start of the season • MANAGE: • Collection of requireddocuments • Paymentprocessing securely and automatically • Reporting from centralized database • BUILD: • Stronger relationships with your players, volunteers and parents via email tools & websites

  26. Utilizing Websites • Use a Website as a marketing, management & communications tool: • Publish season calendars, tournament brackets, handouts, rosters • Post news, schedule changes, scores, stats, photos, videos, sponsors & more • Get communications from Little League corporate • Basic web site is free to set up, easy to manage; all provided by Little League partner, eteamz • 2011/2012 season offer: FREE eteamz PLUS site for new online registration accounts

  27. 2012 eteamz Enhancement • Launching in 2012, eteamz sites will feature a special “news” section direct from Little League International

  28. Information on Active/eteamz • For more information or a demo: Active Network 888-543-7223

  29. Use of Websites • (an affiliate of is the Official Online League Management Provider of Little League Baseball, Incorporated. Therefore, it is a requirement that if a league or district has a web site it must be created on • However, leagues or districts may create web sites outside of the platform provided they also have a web site on Eteamz. Every League, District and or Team is permitted to have a “Free” web site on This will automatically create the site with the Little League template, which can then link to the independent site through the site. • Use of the Little League trademarks, logos and links to are permitted on web sites, but Little League reserves the right to review any web site that uses its trademarks and logos. If content is deemed inappropriate, the league will be required to remove the offending content.

  30. Little League has Something for EVERYONE!!! TeenageBaseball Softball Challenger

  31. Little League has Something for EVERYONE!!! Teenage Baseball Softball Challenger

  32. Regulation II (a) • Regulation II(a) - Each league shall determine actual boundaries of the area from WITHIN which it shall select players. Only those participants whose residence is within the boundaries of the league shall be eligible to participate. Residence, for the purposes of this regulation, is defined in “Residence Eligibility Requirements” in the Rule Book.These boundaries MUST be described in detail AND shown on a map when making application for charter. The local Little League boundaries shall be the boundaries of the Junior/Senior/Big League.

  33. Residence Eligibility Requirements • Driver’s License • Voter’s Registration • School records • Welfare/child care records • Federal records • State records • Local (municipal) records • Support payment records • Homeowner or tenant records • Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal) • Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records • Insurance documents • Medical records • Military records • Internet, cable or satellite records • Vehicle records • Employment records • Residence shall be established and supported by documents, dated or in force between February 1, 2011 (previous year) and February 1, 2012 (current year), from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent(s) or guardian: NOTE: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10) constitute only ONE document.

  34. Residence Eligibility Requirements It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence within the league’s boundaries at the time the player registers. Players and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence may lead to ineligibility to play Little League Baseball or Softball.

  35. Residence Requirements Under NO circumstance does ANY person have the authority to grant a waiver that allows a child to play in a local Little League program IN ANY DIVISION, when that child does not qualify under these residency requirements.

  36. Out of Boundary Player? • What does your Board need to do now?? • Does he/she qualify for a: • Regulation II(d) waiver (form provided) • Regulation IV(h) waiver (form provided) • If they DO NOT qualify for either waiver, provide them with contact information for their proper league and they must register there • Does the Board wish to request a Charter Committee waiver? • Must forward written request with supporting documentation and comment from league where player resides

  37. Regulation II (d) • Player within any divisional status may be retained after either moving or having boundaries changed. • Siblings whose brother/sister meet the above criteria may also be retained. • Player may be retained for the remainder of their Little League career • NOTE: A player who qualifies and elects not to participate for a season may not be retained in subsequent seasons.

  38. The Form – Section One 02/01/12 XYZ Little League 28-12-00 John Adams 151 Hill Road Williamsport, PA 17701 X X

  39. Regulation II (d) Defined

  40. Jim Doe Player InformationLeague President / DA Signatures 123 Elmira St. Wmspt, PA 17701 151 Round Road Wmspt, PA 17701 x John Adams Scott Leinbach

  41. Regulation IV (h) Waiver • If previously lived within the league boundaries for two years while serving as a dedicated coach, manager or board member for two years, his/her son(s)/daughter(s) may tryout and be selected by teams in that league provided: • Such service to the league has continued • Subject to written agreement with league whose boundaries they currently reside • League President presents to DA with supporting residency requirement documents. DA reviews and signs signifying the documentation meets regulations • League maintains form and documentation

  42. Regulation IV (h) Waiver 2/1/12 238- 12- 01 Hometown Little League John Johnson 123 Hill Road Williamsport PA 17701 x x

  43. Regulation IV (h) Waiver Jim Adams Jim Adams 1134 Princeton Ave Williamsport, PA 17701 1/1/00 through 2/1/02 Jim Adams 2/1/02 to the Present

  44. Regulation IV (h) Waiver ABC Little League Bill James 238-12-02 John Johnson Scott Leinbach

  45. Form Processing Processing Procedure: • League president completes form and verifies the player meets the conditions of Regulation II (d) or a IV(h) • League president must compile residency requirement documentation from previous residence • DA verifies documentation meets the Regulation • League maintains form and documentation for duration of players career & provides copy to parent • If player is selected to the tournament team, the form and residency documentation must be carried with tournament packet

  46. Regulation I (c) 8 & 9 • Requires league to use Little League Volunteer Application for Managers, Coaches, Board Members and all others with regular service and/or have repetitive access to children. • Requires annual background check on DOJ-SOR ( and recommends a national criminal search on LLB website at for those that completed volunteer application. • Failure to comply may result in suspension or revocation of tournament privileges and/or the league’s charter by action of the Charter Committee

  47. Appointments MANAGERS/COACHES/UMPIRES • Committees screen those willing to serve • President appoints at his/her discretion with Board approval • Coaches new TO THAT TEAM shall not be named until after the draft • No manager, coach or umpire has tenure • DO NOT give a reason to a manager, coach or umpire for not re-appointing or re-approving that person • Plan to send managers, coaches and umpires to Clinics and Seminars

  48. League Structure / Scheduling • Decide league’s age structure • Determine number of players returning • Always look toward expanding the Major Divisions • Decide on method for expansion • Ensure small divisions have somebody to play • 12-year-old Regulation

  49. Regulation IV – Softball Local Board of Directors determines alignment for divisions, annually

  50. Regulation IV – Baseball Local Board of Directors determines alignment for divisions, annually