LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL, INC.â
ALASKA DISTRICT 2
TOURNAMENTS: DISTRICT / STATE
HOST LEAGUE RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide all leagues and traveling districts with tournament packets prior to arrival.
Provide technically acceptable and safe facilities, as approved by the District Administrator: This includes fields, dugouts, concession stand, spectator bleachers, rest rooms, and vehicle parking area.
Provide knowledgeable and competent scorekeepers for games. In addition to keeping a good scorebook, scorekeepers have the following responsibilities:
Provide an adequate number of clean restroom facilities.
Provide on-site administrative support personnel to help "run" the tournament, to include policing of spectators.
Provide telephone services, to include long distance, and a telephone readily accessible to tournament officials. Ensure that all incoming calls are answered and that the persons being called are advised. Relay messages as necessary.
Provide an acceptable quality public address system for each field, along with an acceptable quality cassette player for playing the national anthem and other appropriate music acceptable to the TC.
Provide knowledgeable and competent announcers for games. Announcers must be willing to do the following as a minimum:
Provide a scoreboard and operator(s). Scoreboard operators must be attentive and knowledgeable. Ensure that spectators have an unobstructed view of the scoreboard.
Provide on-site field maintenance personnel and materials to address or alleviate problems arising from inclement weather.
After completion of the last game of the day, cover the field with protective tarps and/or visqueen if deemed necessary by the TC.
Provide adequate spectator seating capacity and vehicle parking area.
Provide United States and Alaska State flags and a flagpole.
Isolate dugouts from the spectators to ensure that there is minimum opportunity for communication between dugout occupants and spectators during a game.
Ensure that the concession stand is open and ready for food and beverage sales at least 45 minutes prior to the start of the first game of the day, and remains open until after the completion of the final game of the day.
Ensure that fields and dugouts are properly prepared and ready for team occupancy at least one hour prior to the scheduled start of the first game of the day. [Field layout diagrams and playing field details are found in the Official Playing Rules and Regulations.] Dugouts shall be clean and free of garbage.
Ensure that donations are solicited from the spectators during each game to help defray the costs of operating the District. For "split the pot" collections, the drawing shall take place before the end of the game.
Ensure that each team has an adequate supply of drinking cups and cool fresh water in the dugouts.
Provide uniformed tournament umpires with free food and beverage of their choice at all times.
Ensure that a medical response plan is in place in the event of injury or medical problems; this plan may include on-site medical professionals for every game. Advise local paramedics prior to the start of the tournament. Maintain an awareness of those medical personnel in attendance and inquire if they mind being called upon if necessary.
For State Tournaments, provide player housing for the teams representing District I and 3 and for any out-of-area District 2 team. Player housing will be provided from the time of arrival to the time of departure, albeit for the home city or Divisional /Regional Tournament city.