NJ District 3 Little League: District News
It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. for more information Click HereBelow are resources including information about any rule or regulations changes for the current year not included in the print version of the rulebook, significant changes included in the current year’s rulebook, and information about how to purchase the most up-to-date versions of the Little League rulebooks in both print and for mobile.
- 2017 RULEBOOK UPDATES - At this time, there are no updates to the 2017 Little League® Rulebooks.
- 2017 RULE & REG UPDATES - Review updates to the Little League® Official Rules, Regulations, and Policies. LEARN MORE
- BACKGROUND CHECKS - Starting in 2017, all local leagues will be required to conduct background checks utilizing First Advantage. LEARN MORE
- RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - Starting in 2017, new residency requirements will be mandated for local league registration. LEARN MORE
- 2017 BASEBALL AGE CHART - Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for baseball divisions only. LEARN MORE
- 2017 SOFTBALL AGE CHART - Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for softball divisions only. LEARN MORE
- PURCHASE RULEBOOKS - Additional copies of the rulebooks are available for purchase. LEARN MORE
- BAT INFORMATION - Visit the online resource page dedicated to bat information. LEARN MORE
- PITCHING RULES - Review pitching rules for regular season Baseball and Softball. LEARN MORE
- WAIVERS OF RULES - In some circumstances it may be necessary to attain a waiver. LEARN MORE
- POLICY STATEMENTS - Review position statements on various policies that must be observed. LEARN MORE
- PATCH REQUIREMENTS - The Official Uniform Patch is what sets a Little Leaguer® apart. LEARN MORE
- GROW THE GAME GRANT - Apply for assistance to general league enhancements & developments LEARN MORE
- LIGHTING STANDARDS - Review the 2016 lighting standards and safety audit. LEARN MORE
LITTLE LEAGUE® INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES EDUCATION AND TRAINING WEBSITE: LITTLE LEAGUE 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. Read more . . .
New Little League Tee Ball Program Designed to Promote Activity, Fun and Fitness, While Teaching Fundamentals
Children as young as four years of age are eligible to play Little League, beginning with Tee Ball. Little League International has created a new program for Tee Ball-age players (ages 4-6); and their parents or guardians, that is specifically designed to provide a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball that is grounded in fundamentals, fitness and having fun.
Registration for the NEW Tee Ball program at the Little League Coaches Resource Center (CRC) is free and available Here.
Concussion Information Provided for Little League Volunteers
In an effort to provide all Little League personnel with the most current information on concussions, the youth baseball organization has created an informational page on its website that also includes links to training information and ways to recognize signs and symptoms of a concussion. for more information CLICK HERE.
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