This Program  Is Designed To Train Tournament Directors For Illinois State Little League Tournaments  And Is Only A Guidel...
2010 Illinois State Tournament Manual    
The enclosed manual contains helpful suggestions and recommendations to assist your community in effectively running a suc...
 
Contact numbers for the State Tournament Staff’s Information Illinois State website:  www.eteamz.com/ilstatelittleleagueor...
Field Recommendations  For Hosting State Tournaments <ul><li>All games shall be played upon Little League fields approved ...
Umpire Requirements for State Tournaments  of Selected Umpire's <ul><li>Umpires must be of  adult age . </li></ul><ul><li>...
STATE TOURNAMENT GOALS <ul><li>Tournament staff and volunteers should strive to maintain a positive attitude toward Little...
Pre-Tournament Meeting For Managers, Coaches, and Umpires <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Staff, Managers, Coa...
<ul><li>Responsibility for overseeing the total tournaments activity. </li></ul><ul><li>2.  Conducting the coin flip for h...
STATE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS DUTIES IN DETAIL 1.  Meet with Managers and Coaches a minimum of 1 hour before game start. A. C...
Little League Baseball and Softball PRE-GAME ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE READ OVER PA BEFORE START OF GAME Ladies and Gentlemen:  A...
<ul><li>Tournament Directors are Authorized </li></ul><ul><li>To Pay Expenses From  </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Income </...
<ul><li>Tournament Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for Expense at  </li></ul><ul><li>No Cost to the Tournament ...
SCOREKEEPER-ANNOUNCER BOOTH CHAIRPERSON  ______________________ Purpose:  There shall be of  (Adult Age)  - Official Score...
<ul><li>SCORERS </li></ul><ul><li>The Tournament Director having jurisdiction shall appoint and provide an official scorer...
Other Committees that need to be formed with Chairpersons A List of Scheduled Duties, Procedures, Times, Dates and People ...
<ul><li>Tournament Document Training </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Tournament Affidavit </li></ul><ul><li>Little League ...
<ul><li>RESIDENCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Each local Little League determines the actual geographic bou...
<ul><li>It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence within the league’s boundaries at the time the p...
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This Program is designed to train Tournament Directors for Illinois State Little League Tournaments. This is ONLY a Guideline. Slides can be printed off and assembled in booklet form to distribute to Directors.

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  • This slide is bad, there should not be real names/etc. Use anonymous names, phones and emails. Protests are not directly handled by District Staff. The tournament director and/or DA calls to Central Region NO ONE ELSE.
  • The last 5 bullet points are ‘nice’ but not necessarily doable. Not every district has the funds to provide a hotel room and not every district needs to provide a hotel room. This may be necessary for the area that is not around northern Illinois and should be a recommendation not a requirement.
  • Tournament documents should be reviewed by the tournament director and/or the DA
  • Item 2 is the responsibility of the home plate umpire, the home plate umpire has the responsibility for what occurs on the field.
  • 1A is done on the field by the home plate umpire, 1BC is done at the scorer’s table where the TD and/or DA verifies the information for each team before each game. IF there is missing information (invalid proof of residency, invalid birth information), the team may be allowed to play with the codicil that the information must be available before the next game (from Central region) 8 should have been done at the time the affidavit is turned in
  • Add State Championship flags are provided by the State DA association
  • Add 7 This is the only official record of the game
  • Note that in addition to the residency requirements, waivers must also be submitted showing former in boundary addresses not current addresses
  • Tournament Directors Training Guide

    1. 1. This Program Is Designed To Train Tournament Directors For Illinois State Little League Tournaments And Is Only A Guideline . * This Presentation is neither Approved or Disapproved by Little League Baseball and Softball.
    2. 2. 2010 Illinois State Tournament Manual    
    3. 3. The enclosed manual contains helpful suggestions and recommendations to assist your community in effectively running a successful Little League State Tournament. Our sincere thanks to all of our volunteer workers. Without your dedication to your local Little League, conducting an event of this magnitude would be impossible. Best of Luck!
    4. 5. Contact numbers for the State Tournament Staff’s Information Illinois State website: www.eteamz.com/ilstatelittleleagueorg/ Tim Ward, DA Home: 217-322-6408 Email: [email_address] Cell: 217-248-7511 Steve Behymer, ADA Home: 217-289-3332 Email: [email_address] Work: 217-322-7404 cell Cell: 217-242-0006 Rick Schroll, ADA Cell: 217-371-2615 Email: [email_address] Robert “Bob” Rigg, UIC Home: 309-837-1822 Email: [email_address] Cell: 309-333-5569 Kevin Spoon, ADA Softball Home: 217-322-6468 Email: [email_address] Cell: 217-248-1485 Scott Budke, ASAP Officer Home: 309-543-3402 Email: [email_address] Cell: 309-264-7845 Jim Kelly, ADA Home: 618-372-3208 Email: [email_address] Cell: 618-535-3242 Brian DeLoche, ADA Softball Home: 217-323-2646 Email: [email_address] Cell: 217-414-7630 Central Region Headquarters PH# 317-897-6127 (For Protest situations only if you cannot reach a State Tournament Staff Member ) Report Game Scores nightly to Max Lauritzen phone at 815-897-6331 or by email to Max Lauritzen 416@comcast.net so it can be posted on the state website. Also, please communicate all Rainout and other info from your tournament location that needs to be posted. Concession Stands and Tournament Site Phone Numbers Location #1 _______________ Location #2 _______________ Location #3 _______________ Location #4 _______________ 2010 Information This is a guide line to make your contact information from.
    5. 6. Field Recommendations For Hosting State Tournaments <ul><li>All games shall be played upon Little League fields approved by the Tournament Director. Exception to this rule can only be made with the consent of the Regional Director. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally, a skin or non grass infield is suitable for baseball or softball.  However, grass infields are recommended for baseball.  </li></ul><ul><li>Fields must be enclosed with an outfield fence. </li></ul><ul><li>Outfield fences for the Little League Divi­sion of Baseball should be a maximum of 225 feet from home plate and a minimum of 195 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>For 9-10 and 10-11 divisions of Baseball, a maximum of 225 feet and a minimum of 180 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>For Junior League Baseball, a maximum of 350 feet and a minimum of 250 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>For Senior League and Big League Baseball, a maximum of 420 feet and a minimum of 280 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>For Softball the distance to the outfield fence should be 200 feet. </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Directors should not per­mit portable outfield fences to exceed 200 feet (300 feet for Junior/Senior/Big League Baseball). </li></ul><ul><li>A request to use an artificial mound for tournament play may be submitted to the Tournament Committee in Williamsport (through the District Administrator/Tournament Director and Regional Office). An artificial mound must not be used unless approved in writing by the Tournament Committee for a specific tournament site/level, and only for the current year. </li></ul>
    6. 7. Umpire Requirements for State Tournaments of Selected Umpire's <ul><li>Umpires must be of adult age . </li></ul><ul><li>Umpire shall be recommended by their League President and District Administrator. </li></ul><ul><li>Umpire shall work regular season, District Tournament and Sectional tournament before being promoted to umpire a state tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>The Host District Administrator is responsible for the following : </li></ul><ul><li>Select a minimum of two (2) umpires, if available, from DA recommendations for state tournaments that are not from the host district. </li></ul><ul><li>Provide each selected umpire (from outside the district) with the cost of a hotel room. (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide each selected umpire with a hat and shirt. (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Provide each selected umpire( from outside the district) with $10 per day of meal money or equivalent meal vouchers. (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize selected umpire's for one semi-final and or championship game if available . (optional) </li></ul>
    7. 8. STATE TOURNAMENT GOALS <ul><li>Tournament staff and volunteers should strive to maintain a positive attitude toward Little League and the challenges of the tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Decisions made by the tournament committees should be based on what is best for the participants we are serving, not what is best for us. The tournament and activities are designed for the players. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Tournament committees and the state staff should develop a sense of loyalty toward each other and the total program. </li></ul><ul><li>4. The operation of our State Little League Tournament should be done in a first class manner. This can be done in a positive way without being braggy or showy. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Our Tournament Location should be known for hosting the best tournaments in Illinois. It is helpful if we treat our opponents as our guests. </li></ul>
    8. 9. Pre-Tournament Meeting For Managers, Coaches, and Umpires <ul><li>Welcome </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce Staff, Managers, Coaches, Umpires, and Team Hosts </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Ground Rules </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Rules Review (By Umpire and Chief) </li></ul><ul><li>Review Tournament Documents (By Tournament Director or DA) </li></ul><ul><li>Walk the field of play </li></ul><ul><li>Umpires Meeting for Tournament Umpires </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Responsibility for overseeing the total tournaments activity. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Conducting the coin flip for home team before each game. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Responsibility for providing volunteer Little League umpires and assigning times </li></ul><ul><li>to umpires for the tournament. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Have knowledge of tournament rules of tournament being hosted. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Recording of player, manager, or coaches changes on Eligibility Affidavit. Player </li></ul><ul><li>changes must be accompanied by Certification of Live Birth. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Recording of innings pitched by players on the back of the Eligibility Affidavit. (Baseball Only) </li></ul><ul><li>8. Calling Central Region on protests. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Calling in of Scores or Rainout situations for posting on State Website. </li></ul>State Tournament Directors Duties
    10. 11. STATE TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS DUTIES IN DETAIL 1. Meet with Managers and Coaches a minimum of 1 hour before game start. A. Conduct coin flip (If not done at pre-tournament meeting) . B. Look over Medical Releases to make sure all are there and completed. C. Take possession of Eligibility affidavit and check for completion. D. Hand out and explain lineup cards. E. Go over pitching eligibility. 2. 30 minutes before game, visiting team warm-up on field for 10 minutes. 3. Pickup lineup cards for announcer and official scorer. 4. Check players and pitchers for eligibility (Prevent any problems before they happen). 5. 20 minutes before game home team warm-up on field for 10 minutes. 6. 10 minutes before game, announcement of players (first game played per team and championship game only). 7. Play national anthem (game 1 of each night only). 8. 5 minutes before game Umpires, Managers, and Coaches meeting at home plate to talk over ground rules and exchange lineup cards 9. START GAME ON TIME AS SCHEDULED. 10. At the end of the 3rd inning, or later, conduct local fund raisers (50/50 Drawing, Raffles, or other procedures). 11. At the 4th inning start over for the second game of the night, or 45 minutes before the expected start of the second game. 12. Do not start a game before the scheduled starting time.
    11. 12. Little League Baseball and Softball PRE-GAME ANNOUNCEMENT TO BE READ OVER PA BEFORE START OF GAME Ladies and Gentlemen: At this time we would like to remind you that you are NOT at a major league game. This is Little League. The adults working in this program have given many hours of their time developing their team and their leagues. We ask that you as Little League parents and fans do not criticize, boo, or use noisemakers, or try to belittle anyone concerned with the activity of today’s game. We would like for you to cheer and encourage your team and all good plays, as effectively as you can. Players, managers, coaches, grandparents, and fans that do not comply with this request will be asked to leave the ballpark. Look at changing
    12. 13. <ul><li>Tournament Directors are Authorized </li></ul><ul><li>To Pay Expenses From </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Income </li></ul><ul><li>Championship Pennants (Paid for and provided by State DA Association) </li></ul><ul><li>Approved Little League Pins for Players, Managers, Coaches, (All Teams) and Umpires </li></ul><ul><li>Postage, Telephone, and Out of Pocket Expenses </li></ul>
    13. 14. <ul><li>Tournament Directors </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibility for Expense at </li></ul><ul><li>No Cost to the Tournament </li></ul><ul><li>Baseballs and Softballs (Approved be Little League) </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Umpires </li></ul><ul><li>Scorekeepers </li></ul>
    14. 15. SCOREKEEPER-ANNOUNCER BOOTH CHAIRPERSON ______________________ Purpose: There shall be of (Adult Age) - Official Scorekeeper, Scoreboard Operator, Announcer, and Tournament Director in the booth for each game. This is very important because of pool play, pitch counts, pitching changes, and mandatory play. No other persons shall be permitted in the booth. Public Announcements: Will be made as conditions dictate. Notes: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
    15. 16. <ul><li>SCORERS </li></ul><ul><li>The Tournament Director having jurisdiction shall appoint and provide an official scorer for each game. </li></ul><ul><li>The official scorer shall, immediately following each game, enter on the reverse side of each team’s Eligibility Affidavit: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Date of the game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of each player who pitched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of innings pitched </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Number of pitches (Baseball only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Name of opponent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Score of the game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Signature of Tournament Director or assistant. This record shall be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>accepted as official. This is the only official record of the game! </li></ul></ul>
    16. 17. Other Committees that need to be formed with Chairpersons A List of Scheduled Duties, Procedures, Times, Dates and People to Help <ul><li>Concession Stand </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Umpires </li></ul><ul><li>Field Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Staff </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>Tournament Document Training </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Tournament Affidavit </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Tournament Pitcher’s Record </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Baseball Pitch Count Data Sheet </li></ul><ul><li>Proof of Age Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Residence Eligibility Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Little League Medical Release </li></ul>
    18. 19. <ul><li>RESIDENCE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS </li></ul><ul><li>Each local Little League determines the actual geographic boundaries of the area from within which it shall select players. These boundaries must be described in detail and shown on a map and dated when making application for a Little League charter. Players will be eligible to play with that league only if they reside within the boundaries provided to and approved by Little League Baseball, Incorporated. </li></ul><ul><li>A player will be deemed to reside within the league boundaries if: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A. His/her parents are living together and are residing within such league boundaries, OR; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>B. Either of the player’s parents (or his/her court-appointed legal guardian) resides within such boundaries. It is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>unacceptable if a parent moves into a league’s boundaries for the purpose of qualifying for tournament play. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Residence,” “reside” and “residing” refers to a place of bona fide continuous habitation. A place of residence once established shall not be considered changed unless the parents, parent or guardian makes a bona fide change of residence. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Residence shall be established and supported by documents from THREE OR MORE of the following categories to determine residency of such parent's) or guardian: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. Driver’s License </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. Voter’s Registration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. School records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Welfare/child care records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>5. Federal records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6. State records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7. Local (municipal) records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>8. Support payment records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9. Homeowner or tenant records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10. Utility bills (i.e., gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>11. Financial (loan, credit, investments, etc.) records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12. Insurance documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13. Medical records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14. Military records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15. Internet, cable or satellite records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>16. Vehicle records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17. Employment records </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Note: Example – Three utility bills (three items from No. 10 above) constitute only ONE document. </li></ul></ul>
    19. 20. <ul><li>It is recommended that the league require some proof of residence within the league’s boundaries at the time the player registers. Players and their parents/guardians are advised that a false statement of residence may lead to ineligibility to play Little League Baseball or Softball. Under NO circumstances does ANY person have the authority to grant a waiver that allows a child to play in a local little league program IN ANY DIVISION, when that child does not quality under these residency requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>If the claim for residency is challenged, three of the above materials must be submitted to Little League Baseball, Incorporated, with an affidavit of residency from the parent(s) or guardian, which shall decide the issue, and that decision will final and binding. Residency documents must illustrate that the residence (as defined above) was inside the league’s boundaries for at least one-half of the regular season (as of June 15 of the year in question). </li></ul><ul><li>Tournament Requirement for Non-Citizens: A participant who is not a citizen of the county in which he/she wishes to play, but meets residency requirements as defined by Little League, may participate in that county if: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>his/her visa allows that participant to remain in that county for a period of at least one year, or; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The prevailing laws allow that participant to remain in that county for at least one year, or; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The participant has an established bona fide residence in the county for at least two years prior to the start of the regular season. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exception can only be made by action of the Charter Committee in Williamsport. Any request for waiver pertaining to the eligibility of a player must be submitted in writing, by the president of the local Little League through the district administrator, to their respective Regional Director not later than the date prescribed in Regulation IV (j). Requests submitted after that date will not be considered. </li></ul></ul></ul>
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