A little league program is a great way to introduce a sports program for boys and girls in your city. Chartering with Little League for the first time is a quick and easy 3-step process that can often be completed in less than two weeks. 3 Steps to Chartering with Little League for the First Time
1. Complete and Submit a Charter Application
The Little League Charter Application is the form where you will indicate how many teams you league will be chartering in each division. Additionally, this is form where you can purchase accident and liability insurance though Little League. For additional information on how to complete a charter application, you can consult the littleleague.org website or contact Little League Philippines.
2. Submit a League Constitution and List of Board Members.
Each affiliated Little League program must submit a League Constitution. A constitution is the legal document that governs the operation of your Little League Sample Constitution; however, if you have an existing constitution you may submit that as well. Along with your League Constitution, Please also submit a list of current board members for our records.
3. Submit a Boundary Map
All Little League programs must file a boundary map of the area from which the will draw their players. The boundary map should include a closed boundary, as well as a written description of that boundary. For additional information contact your local District Administrator to complete the map. Once completed, your boundary map shall be submitted to the Little League International regional office. And 4…. Start your tournaments!
The best way to start a little league program is in the tee ball/coach pitch ages (5-8) and in the minor/major ages (9-12). In these ages, boys and girls can safely play together and most of the children are learning the game together. It is also a good age for parents to get involved and coach or help the teams. The field requirements are smaller and participation is usually larger.
Little League is a volunteer organization and all officials of the league are not paid any salaries. At the moment, because of limited funds, travel expenses of league officials come from personal expenses. There are many programs that we have in mind to help bring this sport to more children in the country. We have done outreach programs in Smokey Mountain and with the Mangyan tribes in Mindoro. We have many coaches and umpires who are willing to give their time to conduct clinics. We just need some help.
We are always looking for people who are willing to donate used equipment for the outreach programs as well as families who are willing to host and feed our players who travel to different countries. Despite the limited funding, we are still able to maintain a competitive and respectable program, can you imagine how much more we could accomplish with your help?
The management of the property and affairs of Little League Baseball, Incorporated, is vested in the international Board of Directors. The Board has the control and management of the affairs of the corporation and the power to appoin such standing and special committees as it shall determine and to delegate such powers as it shall deem advisable. Nine Members of the Board are elected by the Little League Internation Congress
Dennis Lewin, ChairmanDr. Davie Jane Gilmour, Chairman-electStephen D. Keener, President and Chief Executive OfficerDavid Houseknecht, Chief Financial OfficerJoseph W. Losch, Corporate SecretaryPat Wilson, Vice President of OperationsLance Van Auken, Vice President of CommunicationsMelissa Singer, Treasurer
Members of the Board of Directors
Dennis Lewin, ChairmanDr. James AndrewsDr. Darell BurnettPaul H. FlanaganRobert FlemingGiusepe GuilizzoniDr. Creighton J. HaleTim HughesSally JohnStephen D. KeenerKenji KimuraDr. Luke LaPorta
Dr. Davie Jane Gilmore, Chairman-ElectJon D. LitnerDouglas MacKenzieFerris ManessJonathan MarinerMike MussinaAna Pineros De PelaezJohn P. RollDavid E. RuotoloW. Dwight RaifordHugh E. TannerBud Vanderberg