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Every league should strive to have Managers and Coaches that inspire their players, such as Coach David Belisle. Check out his video below.

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Our Presidents meetings are open to ALL Board members from all the local Leagues in our District, and ALL Board members are encouraged to attend.



Thursday, February 11
Ground Rules/Local Rules for Local Leagues

What is the purpose of Local Rules?

Local Rules establish the league’s policies in certain areas where leeway is allowed by Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations and Policies. No league’s Local Rules can conflict with the published Rules, Regulations, Policies, or Principles of Little League Baseball without the expressed written permission from the Charter Committee in Williamsport. A league’s Local Rules, once approved by Western Regional Headquarters, should be distributed to all who are required to implement or uphold the policies or directives (i.e., managers, coaches, umpires, player agent(s), Board of Directors, etc.). They should also be made available upon request to any Member of the Local League. The Local Rules should be adopted by the Local League Board of Directors at least one month before the first game of the regular season.

What’s the difference between Local Rules and the Constitution?

The Local Rules are not considered part of the Constitution. They are two separate documents. The Local Rules are reviewed, revised (if necessary) and adopted annually by the Board of Directors. The Constitution governs the Local League operation from year to year and can only be amended by the Membership at a duly organized meeting as provided in article XII of the Model Constitution.

What should be in the Local rules? 

  1. Any field conditions not already covered by Little League Rules and Regulations, such as a telephone wire erected partially inside fair or foul territory.
  2. Any specifically optional Rules or Regulations, such as the 10-run rule (Rule 4.10 (e)) and any of the several noted optional rules in Minor League and Tee Ball.
  3. An optional rule limiting the number of visits a manager or coach may make to the mound per game to talk to his pitcher. (Rule 8.06 already covers the number of visits per inning).
  4. Local directives, such as requiring each manager to umpire in other divisions, require teams to clean their own dugouts after games, etc.
  5. The method of selection for the Tournament Teams in all Divisions.
  6. The draft method for all divisions, if different from the Operating Manual. (A detailed description of the Draft Method, if different from the Operating Manual, must be submitted in writing to Western Regional Headquarters, and the league must receive approval before the draft begins. This process requires about three weeks, so the method must be submitted to Headquarters at least one month before the draft).
  7. Duties of those persons or committees not specifically covered by the league’s Constitution, such as Concession Stand Coordinator, Hat Collection Coordinator, Fence Repair Committee, etc.
  8. The league’s policy on when a team may no longer call up a player from the Minor League (Regulation III (d) 2-note 1), and when a team must fill a vacancy.
  9. Non-baseball/softball related directives, i.e. no animals allowed on complex, no bike riding on complex, etc. 

What must not be in Local rules? 

  1. Any rule that alters supersedes or conflicts with published Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations, Policies, or Principles.
  2. Any rule already covered by a published rule, regulation or policy. Re-wording already published Little League Baseball Rules, Regulations, or Policies invites conflicting opinions on how the rules are to be interpreted and must be avoided.
  3. Rules that remove or replace authority granted to certain persons by the Little League Baseball Rules and Regulations.

 



Saturday, December 26
Free Tee Ball Resources for Every Chartered Team

Tee Ball

Little League is excited to announce a new resource to help you grow participation in your community. For the 2016 season, Little League will be providing a free printed copy of its 10-week Tee Ball Curriculum to every chartered Tee Ball team. The Little League Tee Ball Curriculum aims to improve player acquisition and retention by providing coaches with everything they need to teach the fundamentals of the game in a fun, active environment and includes:

  • 10 detailed practice plans focused on fun, fitness, and fundamentals
  • Over 40 drills and activities to be used during practices
  • Tips for creating an exciting and engaging game play environment
  • Sample schedules
  • Everything a first time coach needs to have a successful coaching experience

Copies of the curriculum will be included with your league's 2016 league supplies. Additionally, charter online prior to December 31 and also receive an additional 10 rulebooks free of charge!



Friday, November 13
Can you explain the new Little League Baseball® Age Determination date, and why the change was made?



Little League® International always welcomes feedback from every one of our 7,000-plus leagues. We feel that the only way to provide the best experience for Little Leaguers® and their parents is to hear from and listen to our valuable volunteers and participants in communities worldwide.

Little League conducted a very detailed participation research project. That research showed that parents, players, and volunteers want to see Little League® become, as a whole, a younger program, and give children an easier way to play Little League with their classmates. Our volunteer District Administrators and the Little League International Board of Directors carefully considered the results of the research, and ultimately changed the Age Determination Date for all divisions of Little League Baseball and the Little League Challenger Division® to August 31. This change will ensure that no child playing in the Little League/Major Division will turn 13 years old at any point during their final season in that division.



Friday, November 13
Can you tell me more about the new bat standard, and how it will affect my Little Leaguer®?



Little League International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Click here to find the latest bat information, including the current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.



Saturday, October 4
Have you updated your League Officers?



The new fiscal year for Little League began on October 1st. All Leagues should have had their elections for their 2016 Boards of Directors. Don't forget to go to the Little League Data Center to update your League Officers.



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