Alaska District 1 Little League: Additional Information

NEW RULE CHANGES NOT IN RULEBOOK
New rules were passed by the 26th Little League International Congress. Some of these rules were implemented April 9, 2014. These new rule changes are not in the 2014 rulebooks. The changes can be found here. Other changes will be implemented in 2015 and will appear in next years rulebooks.

DISTRICT 1 RAIN-OUT POLICY

Weather is variable in Anchorage from hour to hour and from location to location.  We can and do play baseball/softball in the rain in Alaska.  Most fields drain well and unless there is standing water on the field that cannot be abated, the games will proceed.   A decision will not be made to cancel or postpone a game due to rain until game time. The  Home Plate Umpire will make that decision.  Please make sure your teams show up ready to play.

An exception will be made for games involving teams traveling to or from the Mat-Su Valley or the Kenai Peninsula.  Those games may be cancelled in advance of traveling.  Please check with the host league before traveling.



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IN MEMORIAM - MARLIN SMITH
Alaska District 1 Little Leagues mourn the loss of Marlin Smith who passed away April 28, 2013. Marlin was the Elmendorf Youth Director and President of Elmendorf Little League 2004-2007. He will be sorely missed.

NUNAKA VALLEY WINS WORLD SERIES

Alaska District 1's Nunaka Valley Little League defeated Layritz Little League from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 6-2 in the 2012 Junior League Softball World Series championship game.  This was Nunaka's second appearance at the Junior League World Series. Last year in their first appearance they finished they finished 5th. In this years tournament their only loss was to the Latin America team from Puerto Rico.

Congratulations to the Junior League Softball World Champions!



2014 REGULATION & RULE CHANGES

BACKGROUND CHECKS


National Sexual Offender Registry Link
Little League Regulation I (c) 9. - A local league must conduct a nationwide search that contains the applicable government sex offender registry data. (Note: The United States Department of Justice National Sex Offender Public Registry is free and available at www.nsopr.gov).  AK District 1 cautions Little Leagues to verify identity before taking any adverse action against a person whose name appears in this index. Information on conducting a more thorough background check at a nominal cost (first 125 background checks are free) can be found at littleleague.lexisnexis.com. If no sex offender registries exist in a province or country outside the United States the local league must conduct the more extensive of a country, province or city- wide criminal background check through the appropriate governmental agency unless prohibited by law.

Free Background Checks Now Available!
125 free background checks available to chartered local leagues and districts through Lexis Nexis. To sign up and start doing background checks, go to littleleague.lexisnexis.com

Minimum Background Check Website
To meet the minimum standard, you can access the free site of the U.S. Department of Justice at www.nsopr.gov

Background checks must be performed every year on all personel that have repeated contact with players.  



NEW SOFTBALL SPECIAL GAMES TOURNAMENT GUIDLINES
Little League International has created a series of guidelines to help districts and leagues organize, coordinate and operate special games involving Little League Softball teams in all divisions of play. The guidelines can be found here

IN MEMORIAM - LINDA LANE
Linda Lane
Linda Marie Lane (1951 - 2011)

Assistant District Administrator Linda Lane passed away on August 12, 2011.  Linda was on Alaska District 1 Little League staff for the past 25 years. She was District President of the Big League Baseball and Softball programs. Linda also was a former Board Member and VP of Polar Little League. Her commitment to Little League was unwavering. She will be sorely missed by all.









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IN MEMORIAM - RON WADE
Former Alaska District 1 Umpire-In-Chief for softball, Ron Wade passed away suddenly on March 7, 2012 in Roswell, New Mexico. Ron was also a long time volunteer and board member for Nunaka Valley Little League. He was the first umpire from Alaska to umpire a Little League Softball World Series. He will be sorely missed.

CHILD UMPIRES
Regulation 9.01(a) states that “Non-adult umpires may be used to supplement the umpire crew but the umpire-in-chief must always be an adult.” Generally this means a person who is not an adult (no age limit) may serve in a game as an umpire, including as plate umpire, provided one or more other adults are also umpires for that game. However, that non-adult umpire cannot be designated as umpire-in-chief for that game. The umpire-in-chief is not required to be the plate umpire.

The Charter Committee is not allowing any waivers for this rule. The rule has been out since October/November 2009. Please see this policy statement from Little League Child Umpires



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