Rhode Island Little League organizations from Westerly National to Warwick Continental American to Cumberland are gearing up for the 2019 Spring Season. Board meetings have elected new members and re-elected existing members. League websites are being upgraded or even replaced with newer versions. Marketing materials are being sent to the local schools, media, and neighborhoods encouraging parents to register their child to play baseball. For some volunteers of Rhode Island Little League who have been active in youth sports for years (some for decades), the registration period and its responsibilities are as familiar as playing catch. But, for newcomers to Rhode Island Little League and baseball registration, there can be a ton of questions to answer.
In addition to your local administrators for Districts 1, 2, 3, and 4, Little League University is a fantastic resource. Their motto is “Education and Training at your pace.” Little League University can be accessed through the official website of Little League – http://www.littleleague.org – and has tons of great information. Resources for media guides, registration tips, ASAP guidelines, coaching tips, and more. Even if you have been a league administrator for decades, I am confident there is something you can learn from Little League University.
I recently attended one of the live webinars on “Marketing and Registration” and learned a ton! The 45 minute webinar included great material on how to register, online trends, in person registration tips, using social media and more. The webinar was hosting by Little League staff who guided the group through easy to read and follow bullet points on registration, marketing, social media use, websites, and more. Here is the link to that webinar – Marketing and Registration.
Little League also has a downloadable Resource Guide, which is about 50 pages full of suggestions from registration to marketing to insurance guidelines. I encourage the veteran and the rookie board member to review the materials available through Little League University and http://www.littleleague.org. Good luck with all your registration efforts this winter.
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.