Florida District 15 Little League: Announcements
Crystal River will be Hosting the Sectional Tournaments for Several Divisions of Softball. Click on the "Handout" below for information on the Sectional Tournaments.
Congrats to the District 15 teams that won Sectionals and are headed for the State Tournaments:
Crystal River - Senior Baseball and Senior Softball
Dunnellon - 50/70 Baseball
Saturday, June 10
All Star Tournament
The District 15 2017 All Star Tournaments were hosted by Crystal River and Inverness. Congrats to all of the teams/players that participated. Here are the District Champs that have advanced to the Sectional Tournaments:
8-10 Inverness; 9-11 Crystal River; 10-12 Inverness; 50/70 Dunnellon/Inverness; JRs Dunnellon; SRs Crystal River
8-10 Central Citrus; 9-11 Crystal River; 10-12 South Sumter; JRs Dunnellon, SRs Crystal River
Top Team Tournament
The Top Team Tournament was hosted by Central Citrus and Crystal River. Congrats to all of the Winners:
9-10 BB: Inverness
Major BB: Inverness
Junior BB: Inverness
9-10 SB: Inverness
Major SB: Crystal River
Junior SB: Dunnellon
Senior SB: Dunnellon
Handout: Top Team Tournament Rules and Schedules
The District will be holding Mid-Season Baseball Tournaments for both Minors and Majors. The "Pools" will be hosted at several leagues/parks. Click on the "Handout" below for the Schedules, Rules and Logs.
Majors: 3/31-4/2; Champions: Crystal River Rays and Lady Lake Rays
Minors: 4/7-9; Champions: Crystal River Cubs and Inverness Cardinals
Handout: Mid-Season Tournament Information
There are Softball Jamborees for Minor, Major and Senior Softball this year. They will be Hosted at different leagues/parks. Click on the "Handout" below for the Rules and Schedules.
Seniors: 3/25-26; Champions - Dunnellon Sluggers
Minors: 4/8-9; Champions - Inverness Crushers
Majors: 4/22-23; Champions - Dunnellon Ace Hardware
Handout: Softball Jamborees
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 !!!
2017 Rule and Regulation Changes
At its annual fall meeting this November, the 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 2017 season.
Click on the "Title" above to view the changes. Pay particular attention to the new "Residency Requirements" (3 proofs, one from each of the 3 Groups, instead of 3 proofs from the previous 17 Categories).
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.
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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.