Elmer Little League: News & Announcements
Little League Baseball and Softball has always been at the forefront regarding the safety and well-being of children.
In an effort to provide all Little League personnel with the most current information on concussions, the youth baseball organization has created an informational page on its website that also includes links to training information and ways to recognize signs and symptoms of a concussion.
As the assessment and treatment of concussions and concussion-like symptoms has evolved, many states have enacted laws designed to educate people about concussions, and protect the health and safety of young athletes.
Some state laws are only applicable to school-sponsored athletics, or to activities taking place on school-owned property. Other laws are applicable to all youth sports organizations, whether, or not, they are affiliated with a school district.
It is strongly-recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in their jurisdiction to determine the applicability of state laws regarding concussions occurring while children are participating in the Little League program.
Not every state has adopted concussion laws and not every state's concussion law is applicable to a local Little League program. Nevertheless, in keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, Little League Baseball and Softball strongly encourages all leagues and teams to not only comply with any applicable state laws, but also to review the information and training materials on concussions which is available (free of charge) on the Centers For Disease Control website. The latest concussion information from the Centers for Disease control can be found at: http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/online_training.html.
It is essential that each league review this material in order to understand its responsibilities regarding when and how to address concussions.
UPDATES AND INFORMATION ON LITTLE LEAGUE REGULATIONS, RULES, AND POLICIES for 2017
It is important for all Little League® volunteers and parents to be familiar with the most up-to-date version of Little League’s Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Operating Policies. for more information Click HereBelow are resources including information about any rule or regulations changes for the current year not included in the print version of the rulebook, significant changes included in the current year’s rulebook, and information about how to purchase the most up-to-date versions of the Little League rulebooks in both print and for mobile.
- 2017 RULEBOOK UPDATES - At this time, there are no updates to the 2017 Little League® Rulebooks.
- 2017 RULE & REG UPDATES - Review updates to the Little League® Official Rules, Regulations, and Policies. LEARN MORE
- BACKGROUND CHECKS - Starting in 2017, all local leagues will be required to conduct background checks utilizing First Advantage. LEARN MORE
- RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS - Starting in 2017, new residency requirements will be mandated for local league registration. LEARN MORE
- 2017 BASEBALL AGE CHART - Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for baseball divisions only. LEARN MORE
- 2017 SOFTBALL AGE CHART - Review the 2017 Little League age chart - for softball divisions only. LEARN MORE
- PURCHASE RULEBOOKS - Additional copies of the rulebooks are available for purchase. LEARN MORE
- BAT INFORMATION - Visit the online resource page dedicated to bat information. LEARN MORE
- PITCHING RULES - Review pitching rules for regular season Baseball and Softball. LEARN MORE
- WAIVERS OF RULES - In some circumstances it may be necessary to attain a waiver. LEARN MORE
- POLICY STATEMENTS - Review position statements on various policies that must be observed. LEARN MORE
- PATCH REQUIREMENTS - The Official Uniform Patch is what sets a Little Leaguer® apart. LEARN MORE
- GROW THE GAME GRANT - Apply for assistance to general league enhancements & developments LEARN MORE
- LIGHTING STANDARDS - Review the 2016 lighting standards and safety audit. LEARN MORE
Little League Requires Background Checks
Monday, September 15
Safety Report "Hits and Runs, Bumps and Bruises: Health, Safety and Injury Prevention are the Keystone of Little League"
Dear Little League Friends:
For more than a half-century, Little League International has maintained extensive records on injuries in Little League games and practices. These records have been used over the years to monitor trends and, when necessary, to effect positive changes in the Rules and Regulations.
In many cases, these changes have eventually been adopted in other youth baseball and softball programs, as well as professional baseball. It is just one of the many aspects of Little League that sets us apart from all other youth baseball and softball programs.
For the first time, Little League International has produced a comprehensive report on the history of Little League's efforts and accomplishments regarding the wellbeing of its participants and volunteers. This white paper entitled "Hits and Runs, Bumps and Bruises: Health, Safety and Injury Prevention are the Keystone of Little League" provides an extensive review of advancements in these areas.
We invite you to review this important document, produced by the Little League International Communications Division. The white paper can be found at the Little League International web site by clicking on the link to the PDF below, or by pasting it into your web browser:
What Parents Need To Know
Parent Orientation Program
· Becoming a Little League VolunteerParents Guide
· Little League Mom of the Year Award
· Parent/Volunteer Pledge
· A Few Things You Should Know
· Volunteer Opportunities
Welcome to “Second-Goal” Parenting
Little League Baseball is the largest volunteer organization in the world. Elmer LL cannot function without volunteer support from our community. If you can volunteer your time (even 1 hour) you will help make our league a great place for our children to play baseball and softball. You might even have some fun doing it! Send the league an email at email@example.com.
How Do I Become A Volunteer? Parents, take a minute to fill out the volunteer form while registering your child. If you are not a parent and would like to volunteer, take a minute to fill out the form while visiting your local registration location. The volunteer application form an be found here.
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Sign up to have the very latest news from Little League Baseball delivered right to your computer. It's very important that all volunteers, parents, league officials, managers, coaches, umpires, and local press enroll. CLICK HERE to sign-up for free
Be an Elmer Little League Web Site Member
Want to join the site? Click the link Join the Elmer LL site as a Member or a Fan
Just send an e-mail using the above link and provide your 1) full name, 2) telephone number and 3) your Elmer Little League connection (parent, player, coach, relative of player)
Note: Only members are allowed to view information in specified areas of this website. If you try to go to a 'member only' area, you will be prompted to enter your user ID and password.
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LITTLE LEAGUE® INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES EDUCATION AND TRAINING WEBSITE: LITTLE LEAGUE UNIVERSITY
Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. LittleLeagueU.org is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program. Read more . . .
Fall Ball Registration
Online Registration is Now Open. To Register online for Baseball and Softball Fall Ball Click Here.
Inperson registration ill be August 14 & 21 at the Elmer Boro Hall, 2nd floor from 6 to 8pm