NJ District 3 Little League: District News
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UPDATE to the New Bat Information for the 2018 Season
Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball® rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com. Important Note:
These changes only affect baseball divisions and don’t affect any divisions of softball.
2018 RULE CHANGES & CLARIFICATIONS
Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2018 season. On this page, you will find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks.
*Please note that all rule and regulation changes and clarifications are reflected in the 2018 Little League Rulebooks. The information provided below is strictly a summary of the changes.
LITTLE LEAGUE LAUNCHES EDUCATION AND TRAINING UNIVERSITY
Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program.
New Little League Tee Ball Program Designed to Promote Activity, Fun and Fitness
Often a family’s first introduction to Little League®, providing a Tee Ball experience that is grounded in fun, fitness, and fundamentals is key to growing a child’s love for the game. To aid leagues in providing a positive introduction to baseball and softball, Little League developed a 10-week curriculum that has been shown to improve the Tee Ball experience for players, parents, and coaches. All chartered Tee Ball teams are provided with a free printed copy of the curriculum, which is also available free of charge on LittleLeagueU.org. Leagues, coaches, and parents are encouraged to use the Tee Ball Curriculum in conjunction with the resources below to provide a fulfilling Little League Tee Ball experience.
Concussions in Youth Athletes
Fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws which address concussions and protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League Baseball, Incorporated (LLB) has complied a summary of all currently existing state laws regarding concussions in youth athletes. Some laws are only applicable to school-sponsored athletics or to activities taking place on school-owned property. Some laws are applicable to all youth sports organizations, whether affiliated or not with a school district. It is strongly recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in its jurisdiction to determine the applicability, if any, of state laws to its program regarding concussions. \
In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, LLB requires all leagues and teams to comply with all applicable laws and recommends the review of the information and training materials on concussions which are available free of charge on the Centers for Disease Control website at: CDC.GOV/HEADSUP/
A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP)
Little League's A Safety Awareness Program (ASAP) creates an opportunity to provide the children and adults in your leagues with a safer place to play, and to help reduce the possibility and severity of injuries in the league. For more than 16 years, local leagues have made their activities, facilities and equipment safer through ASAP.
Safety Plan Requirements
More information on ASAP is available HERE:
Remember, if a local league does not submit an ASAP plan that is approved by Little League International, and an injury occurs to one of your league's players or volunteers, subsequent legal proceedings may require your league to explain why no formal safety plan was implemented.
If your district intends to host any Little League International Tournament games above the district level, by Little League Tournament rule, the host league must have an approved ASAP plan. Also remember that ASAP plans must be implemented before the season starts in order to qualify as an approved plan for the current year, and to help reduce the possibility and severity of injuries in the league.
Little League Guidelines on Reporting Abuse
This information is being provided to local Little Leagues and Districts as a guide to whether and when to report child abuse and neglect.
Background of Little League’s Child Protection Program
For more than a decade, Little League has led the way among youth sports organizations in assisting local leagues to keep child sex offenders out of the program.
Little League remains the only national youth baseball/softball program to mandate a check of the applicable sex offender registry. Additionally, Little League provides each local Little League with 125 free checks of a national criminal database. More information on that program can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/programs/childprotection.htm
But background checks themselves can only weed out those who have already been convicted of crimes. That is why Little League also provides advice – based on information from the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – on identifying a potential child sex offender. For more info, download the Parents Guide to Child Protection (PDF). Read More...
The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit (previously called the Coaches Registry)
To: Coaches, Managers and League Presidents
The Little League Baseball and Softball Coaches Toolkit (previously called the Coaches Registry) was created in 2007, to help managers and coaches improve their knowledge and learn how to be more effective in their many roles as a coach.
Currently, the Coaches Toolkit provides separate packets for Little League Baseball and Little League Softball, which include sport-specific training DVDs and other materials that will help both the novice and experienced coach.
"We believe that many managers and coaches, regardless of their experience level or the level of the players they are coaching, would appreciate having ready access to additional resources that help them do a better job," Nick Caringi, Senior Director of Operations and Education at Little League International, said. "The materials available through the Coaches Toolkit will help improve coaching skills, make the games of baseball and softball more fun for players, and improve the overall effectiveness of the league."
The baseball package includes videos from the Play Ball! Series, which features tips from Major League Baseball players and managers. The Softball series offers Michele Smith's newly-published training and practice guide along with a skills and fundamentals DVD.
In addition to instructional information, the Toolkit provides coaches with the latest Little League rulebook, a Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) handbook with helpful tips on how to be a better coach, and "What's the Score" explaining how to score a game and a scorebook. Also, members have the ability to download the latest version of the Electronic Rulebook. The E-Rules section of the Little League web site also has video explaining frequently misinterpreted rules.
For more information on the Little League Coaches Toolkit, or to purchase your Coaches Toolkit package, visit: www.littleleague.org/managersandcoaches/coachestoolkit.htm.
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Just a Reminder
For those leagues that have not paid their District 3 dues. Please pay ASAP.
The cost is: District dues is $200.00 and Travel dues is $200.00 per league for a total of $400.00.
Bring a check to the next meeting or mail a check to the address below.
Make check payable to: NJ LL District 3
|Mail Checks To:
c/o District 3 Little League
P.O. Box 433
Newfield, NJ 08344