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Welcome to the internet home of Virginia's District 5 Little League. This page has been set up to keep you informed about upcoming District 5 events, as well as the latest results from this years tournament play.
Keep checking back for all the latest news from District 5.




Monday, December 5
2017 Little League Road Show - Virginia

**FOR LEAGUE PRESIDENTS AND BOARD MEMBERS**

The road shows conducted by SE Region are a great opportunity for new presidents and board members to learn all the aspects of running a successful league as well as providing a great forum to present your questions or to participate in discussions with peers. Go ahead and get signed up now before things get hectic and this opportunity slips by!!

VA 7 - LLU on the Road

League Official & Umpire Date: January 28, 2017 9:00 AM - January 29, 2017 12:00 PM

Location: Crowne Plaza Hampton-Marina, 700 Settlers Landing Rd. Hampton, Virginia

The League Administration Clinic will provide attendees a thorough understanding of the rules, regulations, policies and operating practices of Little League to assist them in developing a well-run local program.

The Umpire Clinic will provide an overview and interpretation of various rules and regulations as well as instruction of basic umpire mechanics.

REGISTRATION FEE: NORMAL: $40 (by Jan. 21) LATE: $50 (after Jan. 21). Includes Saturday lunch and event materials.  Click HERE to register.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact Jennifer Colvin (478) 987-7227 or via email at jcolvin@littleleague.org


 



Wednesday, November 2
November News

The League Bulletin Board Things You Need to Know This Month:

Local League Resource Guide

COMING SOON! 2017 Local League Resource Guide: The 2017 Local League Resource Guide is a comprehensive print publication that replaces the annual Chartering and Marketing Toolkit, and contains many of the same materials and information as in past seasons.  Expect the Local League Resource Guide to be delivered to you in November.  Log on to the Little League Data Center to ensure that all of your league officers have been updated.  A League Presidents Resource Guide will NOT be sent to a league until confirmation has been received by Little League International that all league officers have been updated.  Also new this year, Little League University will feature additional tools to supplement the League Resource Guide, replacing LittleLeagueToolkit.org.  

First Advantage Background Checks

The first 125 free First Advantage background checks available to local leagues and districts, paid for by Little League® International, will re-set as of Nov. 1, 2016.  As a reminder, the information collected through the First Advantage background checks should be kept in a secure location and remain confidential.  When using First Advantage for background checks, Social Security numbers are required.  You must enter Social Security numbers into the data base.  Once the check is completed, you can then redact (black out or conceal) the Social Security number and/or other personal information from the paper copy for added protection. 

New Baseball Bat Standard

Little League Baseball® will be adopting a new bat standard that will take effect on January 1, 2018.  All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League®, are being encouraged to adopt this new standard, which was developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts.  Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, but will not be permitted for any Little League practices or games beginning January 1, 2018, and the current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved.  




Wednesday, November 2
November Little League Notebook

Little League Notebook: Preparing Bylaws, Tee Ball Guide, Insurance and more  

Preparing Local League Bylaws

One of the first responsibilities of a new Board of Directors is to review and, if necessary, amend or create local league bylaws. The guidance provided by the bylaws are an extension of the league's constitution, which also should be reviewed during this time of year.

The Tee Ball Quick Start Guide

As you look toward the 2017 season, consider the youngest players in your program. The Quick Start Guide can help coaches improve the experience. 

Little League® Insurance Programs

Your Board is strongly encouraged to take the time to review the league's coverages, and consider any purchases or policy adjustments prior to chartering for the upcoming season.  

Tips for Being a Successful League President

"Ask people to get involved.  People want to get involved, but they need to know you need them. If they have a sincere desire to help, they will make the effort to fit Little League in their life. Once they find out how gratifying the experience is, they will want to keep on doing it.” Here are some tips on how a local Board can engage volunteers and improve their experience.

Roles and Responsibilities of Local Board of Directors

The local Board of Directors decides how the league chooses to budget its funds and those decisions directly impact how much money it needs to operate. 


 

 



Wednesday, October 5
Things to Know From Little League - October 2016

Starting this month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University. Designed for volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents, this free website is a wonderful portal for experiencing and learning about the Little League.




Wednesday, February 3
Great New Tool - League Finder

Great new tool from Little League International!! Use the New League Finder to verify your registrants' address is within your boundaries. Just enter the address and it identifies the League associated with the address - so simple!! The new League Finder identifies a home or school address on a virtual map. If located inside the boundaries of a currently-chartered local Little League® program, parents can contact the appropriate local league by using the message tool within the League Finder.




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