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Concussions in Youth Athletes

Posted by Sandy Harrington at Feb 28, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Fifty (50) states and the District of Columbia have enacted laws which address concussions and protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League Baseball, Incorporated (LLB) has compiled a summary of all currently existing state laws regarding concussions in youth athletes.

Some laws are only applicable to school-sponsored athletics or to activities taking place on school-owned property. Some laws are applicable to all youth sports organizations, whether affiliated or not with a school district. It is strongly recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in its jurisdiction to determine the applicability, if any, of state laws to its program regarding concussions.

In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, LLB requires all leagues and teams to comply with all applicable laws and to review the information and training materials on concussions which are available free of charge on the Centers For Disease Control website.

To view Virginia laws regarding concussions in youth athletes, click here. 

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Great New Tool - League Finder

Posted by Sandy Harrington at Feb 2, 2016 4:00PM PST ( 0 Comments )

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.

Huguenot Little League will be hosting a Big Al Coaching Clinic on Sunday, March 6th at Tomahawk Middle School.  This is an excellent training clinic for coaches and is open for all District 5 Leagues, as well as any other leagues/individuals outside District 5 that are interested.  The cost for each League is $300.  Individual fees are also available.  For questions about the clinic, please contact Brian Crum.  Click here for a copy of the flyer and additional information.

Little League® Baseball and Softball has launched the online destination of its new training and education platform, Little League University. is designed to transform the way volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents experience learning about the Little League program.  Click on the link above to check it out!

Little League Baseball® to Begin Utilization of August 31 Age Determination Date for the 2018 Season; Children Born Between May 1 and August 31, 2005 to be Grandfathered as 12-Year-Olds For 2018 Season

Update: At the fall 2015 meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors, it was approved to grandfather the four months of children born between May 1 and August 31, 2005, for the 2018 season, so that no child will lose their 12-year-old season of Little League Baseball.  Please click on the link above to review the changes and to review the Baseball Age Determination Charts for 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 in order to plan ahead for any changes that will occur for your league.