Florida District 15 Little League: Announcements

District Meeting
League Presidents should periodically check the District Calendar (Click on "Handout" below) for upcoming meetings/events.  Meetings/events should also show up at the botom of this webpage.  The DA will send out e:Mails on meetings and other events to the league Presidents. 

Baseball Mid-Season Tournaments and Softball Jamborees

Thank you to all the Host Leagues.  We hope all the participating leagues/teams/players had fun.  Congrats to the following winners:

Minor BB:  CC Astros and Ing Braves

Major BB:  CC Braves and CR Reds

Minor SB:

Major SB:  CR Bombsquad

Senior SB:  Dunnellon One 

Click on the "Handout" below to view/print the Inter-League Rules and Schedules.  Managers should check back periodically to see if there are any schedule changes or new manager information.
Handout: Inter-League Rules and Schedules

2018 Rule - Regulation Changes

Little League has POSTED their 2018 Rule/Regulation Changes on their Website.  One important change for 2018 is allowing more than eight 12 year olds on a major baseball team and also not having to split your major baseball division if you have more than 10 teams. 

Additional changes were approved at Little League Congress.

Click on the "Handout" below to view/print all of the Changes.

Handout: 2018 Rule - Regulation Changes

Friday, March 2
Manager - Parent Pre-Season Meeting
Each manager should have a Pre-Season Meeting with the Parents/Guardians of all his/her players.  Click on the "Handout" below for some guidance on the things that should be addressed/discussed.
Handout: Manager - Parent Pre-Season Meeting

Crystal River and Shady Hills join together for a photo after one of the Minor Mid-Season Tournament Championship games.  The teams, in a show of sportsmanship, requested the joint photo right after a well played game.  Isn't that what LL should be all about !!!


Little League Concussion Regulation

Regulation III(d) Note 3: If a medical professional, Umpire in Chief, the player's coach, the player's manager or the player's parent has determined a player sustains a possible concussion, the player must be, at a minimum, removed from the game and/or practice for the remainder of that day. The league must also be aware of its respective state/ provincial/municipal laws with regards to concussions and impose any additional requirements as necessary. His/her return to full participation is subject to:

1. The league's adherence to its respective state/provincial/municipal laws,

2. An evaluation and a written clearance from a physician or other accredited medical provider and

3. Written acknowledgement of the parents



Click on the "Title" above to view the information on the State of Florida Concussion Laws.

IRS Tax "Reporting" for Tax Exempt Organizations

The IRS has instituted new requirements for Tax Reporting for "Small" Tax Exempt Organizations.  It is VERY IMPORTANT that your Local League Treasurer reviews the information and files the appropriate paperwork for your Local League.  Several leagues have already had IRS Reviews of their Filings.  Substantial FINES may be given for Violations.

Click on the "Title" above to go to the IRS Website to learn more.