California District 42 Little League: District News

Thursday, May 8
Don't Miss the 2014 District 42 Challenger Jamboree

Challenger 25th Anniversary
 Saturday, May 17, 2014 is a special day here in District 42 land. Head on over to EastLake Little League to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Challenger Division. The District 42 Challenger Jamboree is happening, and you can watch the Challenger players as they hit, throw and run their way to baseball stardom! Cheer on your favorite players and help them enjoy America's pastime.

Thursday, May 8
Images From the 2014 T-Ball Jamboree

Click on the title link to view pictures from our 2014 T-Ball Jamboree! As you will see, a great time was had by all!

Friday, April 25
ASAP Requirements Reminder
In 2013, 87 percent of all local Little League® programs participated in the ASAP program. To expand educational opportunities for your league and avoid serious liability due to noncompliance, Little League offers these reminders:
  • At least one regular-season coach from each team must annually attend fundamental coaching and first-aid training. Also each manager or coach must attend a coaching and first-aid training every three years to be eligible to manage or coach.
  • Little League regulations require that all managers, coaches and practice coaches complete an annual volunteer application. The League President is responsible for annually nominating managers and coaches who are then approved by the Board. If an individual is placed in a position to assist at practice without having been subject to these requirements, then the league is exposed to a serious liability situation. These same expectations include any other volunteers who may have regular service or repetitive access and or contact with the team. 
  • League officials, managers, coaches and umpires are strongly encouraged to review the concussion laws in their state on the Little League website and also review the Center for Disease Control (CDC) information and take the concussion training on the CDC site. The same groups of volunteers also should review the child abuse information on the Little League website to familiarize themselves.

Friday, April 25
New Rules, Regulations Approved at the 26th Little League® International Congress
Congress Round Table Discussion

The International Congress in Minneapolis concluded earlier this month. After reviewing the agenda and discussing amendments, more than 450 delegates cast their votes. A total of 14 items were approved for inclusion in Little League’s rules and regulations. Consider how these changes may affect your league.
Voting results, rule changes and implementations.

Thursday, April 17
Safety Spotlight: Warm Up to Prevent Injuries

Warming Up

With Little League® practices in full swing around the nation, there are more baseball and softball gloves getting used right now than any other time of year. And in the early part of the season, it’s crucial to remember the importance of warming up, stretching and keeping young arms healthy. Click here to read more

Wednesday, April 16
ESPN’s Chris McKendry, a Proud Little League® Parent

Chris McKendry
My husband, Eduardo Andrade, and I have been Little League parents since 2008 when our oldest turned 5 and signed up for our league in Westport, Conn. We have been a part of the program ever since. My husband coaches each season and absolutely loves it. Click here to read more

Monday, April 14
Give Your Local League Website a 75th Anniversary Upgrade

Eteamz 75th Template
Local Little League® programs can share in the 75th Anniversary with a simple update to their website templates! This new template will give local league websites a celebratory feel for the Diamond Anniversary. Teams and Leagues can get the template in five, easy steps:
Click here to read more

Saturday, March 15
Make the 75th Anniversary of Little League® Part of Your Season

75th Anniversary

Little League® International has started celebrating its 75th Anniversary, and local leagues and volunteers have begun to bring that celebration home to local ball fields. We invite you to be part of the festivities. You can help combine the past and the present by assisting your league and community organize its celebrations for our 75th Anniversary. Click here to read more

Saturday, March 15
Your Voice

Since The Parent Connection was launched in October, we’ve been thrilled with how you have embraced this newsletter and we’ve received some wonderful feedback. As parents, grandparents and guardians of Little Leaguers, this is your newsletter and we encourage everyone to let us know what’s on your minds.
Click here to read more

Friday, February 28
It’s Time to Submit Player Registration, Manager and Coach Info – Here’s What You Need to Know and How to Do It

Now is the time to upload your league’s Player Registration and Coach/Manager Information. The earlier in the year that your league provides this information, the more familiar Little League® International becomes with your league officials and the quicker we can connect with your volunteers and Little League families. Click here to read more



Little League Data Center

Saturday, March 15
The Dangers of Steroids and Appearance and Performance Enhancing Drugs

Here’s an eye opener for parents, the average age that a child starts taking dietary supplements is 10.8 years old, so they would likely still be playing in the Minor division of Little League®. Taylor Hooton, a former Little Leaguer®, was a 17-year-old high school athlete from Plano, Texas.
Click here to read more

Friday, February 28
Do you have a favorite Little League® Memory?

75th Anniversary 

Do you have a favorite Little League® Memory?

Your first home run? The ice cream party after the season?
Coaching your son or daughter’s tee ball team?

Cement your place in Little League history by sharing your moment with the
Little League Big Legacy Project and becoming part of our 75th Anniversary mosaic.
Upload your favorite photos and/or short text memory from your Little League experience
and check back on June 6, 2014 to see the finished mosaic.

Click Here to Submit Your Memory Today!

For each moment submitted, Little League will donate $1, up to $50,000, to Pitch In for Baseball
to provide new and gently used baseball and softball equipment to local leagues in need!

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Saturday, November 23
Put The Brakes On Travel Ball

Little League® is so much more than baseball and softball. At our core, we are a teaching organization dedicated to providing life-lessons that help parents guide their children as they transition from youth to young adult to adult. Click here to read more.

Saturday, October 5
Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Baseball?

We hear the horror stories about kids spending nearly every week of the year playing in one particular sport; about parents spending thousands of dollars so their child can play on an "elite" traveling team; about pitchers being used so much in non-Little League play that they require surgery that used to be reserved for Major League pitchers looking to extend their careers. How much is too much? Check out the essay by President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen D. Keener. This article was featured in the 2005 Little League World Series program. Read the entire article here...

Coaches Tool Kit

Little League Coach and Umpire Resource Centers

Saturday, January 22
Composite Bat Moratorium

Composite Bat Moratorium: Because of the moratorium announced on Dec. 30, 2010, on composite baseball bats in all baseball divisions, several common questions have arisen. We have addressed the most common questions below with Patrick Wilson, Little League International's Vice President of Operations. The discussion regarding the moratorium is here: 

If you have further questions, we encourage you to sign on to Little League's Facebook page. At that page, over the past several days, Little League International staff has answered hundreds of questions regarding the moratorium. The Little League Facebook page is here:

Friday, January 21
First Test Results Received for 2 1/4 Inch Composite Baseball Bats

Friday, October 22
Moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League

Sunday, January 2
Little League International Issues Update Regarding Composite Bats: Moratorium Imposed Immediately

How to Be a Sports Parent

Friday, January 7
Frequently-Asked Questions Regarding the Recent Moratorium on Composite Baseball Bats

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