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Welcome to Georgia District 1 Little League

Welcome to Georgia District 1 Little League! We will do our best to keep you up-to-date with rules/regulation changes, clinic/training information, tournament news and special events.

You may contact any of the leagues directly through their links below or contact the District Administrator, Brenton Baggett, if you would like information about starting a league in your area.

Bartow County

Little League

Cartersville

Little League

Rockmart

Little League

Use the map to the right to determine if you live outside our district and want information for your local area. By clicking the map will take you to the Georgia State website.

 
2019 Rules and Regulations Update
Little League International has officially announced the rule and regulation changes that will take effect in 2019.

The two most notable changes will take place in the International Tournament:

New tiebreaker structure in all divisions
New regulation establishing the number of adults in the dugout or on the field play when a tournament team has 11 or fewer eligible players
To read the full explanation and to view the additional changes, see rule and regulation changes, 2019.


To view these changes, you can go to this website: https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/rule-changes/
 
Year-End Tax Reminders

It is each league's responsibility to submit a federal tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Any non-profit organization that does not file the proper 990 Form with the IRS for three consecutive years automatically loses its federal tax exemption resulting in the organization's income becoming taxable and contributors being unable to report their contributions as tax deductions. This year's filing deadline is February 15, 2019.

Important Notice Local League Federal Tax Exemption Status

It is also the responsibility of each league to furnish Little League Baseball® Incorporated with a copy of your league's annual financial report. This is a requirement of any league enrolled under the Little League Federal Group Tax Exemption and 501(c)(3) organizational status. There is a sample financial statement in the Little League Resource Guide and on the Little League website at LittleLeague.org/FinancialStatement to use as a guideline. Please be sure your League I.D. Number is noted on the financial statement. If you haven't already done so, please forward a copy of your league's financial statement via email to bbassett@LittleLeague.org.

 
LL® Integrates SafeSport into Its Child Protection Resources
Posted Jan 26, 2019

The U.S. Center for SafeSport's mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation's sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse. Education and awareness are the most critical components to creating safe and respectful sporting environments, free of abuse and harassment.

Research the information and tools available to Parents from SafeSport and Little League Baseball, Inc.

Read more...


 
I Sat in My Car Instead of the Dugout

Last year was my son's first time playing baseball. I knew very little about the sport. One of his friends played Little League® the previous year, told my son it was fun, and the next thing I knew I was handing in a copy of his birth certificate, and some proof of residency. He was signed up.

My ex-wife took him to the tryouts. And, as luck would have it, he made the same team as his friend. We split duties taking our son to practices before the season started. When it was my turn, I'd drop him off, and then run some errands or stay in the car returning phone calls, texts, and emails. I'd watch a little of the practice from the car. Again, I didn't know much about baseball, but it seemed to me he was pretty good at it.

One day, there was a knock on my window. It was the coach. He asked if I was Timothy's father. I nodded. He told me that he thought my son was a natural, and that he's a pleasure to coach. I thanked him for sharing that with me. He then told me that the person who usually keeps the scorebook couldn't make the first game, and asked if I could do it. I mumbled something about not knowing much about the game, and that I'd probably have to work. Read more.....

 
Exploring the Various Divisions of Little League®
Posted Jan 26, 2019

Any community, anywhere in the world can belong to Little League®. Volunteers are the fabric and substance of the program and those same people make their Little League what they want it to be.

Each year, your local league's Board of Directors decides what divisions and how many teams it will charter based on the ages and total number of players registered to play. For just $10, any Little League can add a team or create a new division in their league.

Children as young as four can begin in Little League Tee Ball. Those same children, with the support of their parents and the league's leadership, can remain in the program all the way through the age of 16 if the league chooses to charter at least one team in each division. Read More....


 
Georgia Districts
 
Things to Do

Register for SE Region Rules and Regulation Seminar

Charter and Insure

Conduct Background Checkson volunteers and board

Submit your ASAP plan prior to March 15

Review the 2019 Resource Guide

Use tips from the Local League Operational Guide

Familarize yourself with Forms and Publications

Understand the Residency Eligibility Checklist

Get parents involved in your league

Host a Parent Orientation Session

Help parents understand League Age and Age Determination Dates

Remind umpires to enroll in the Umpire Registry

Consider applying for a Little League Grow the Grant Program

Reach out to other organizations to increase your enrollment

Revitalize your Website

 
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