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 2024-05-01: "SPECIAL GAMES"

Teams want to play Exhibition games or go into weekend tournaments, and that is fine. But they actually need approval for this.

In the Official LL Rule Book, it is explained that any game that is not a Regular Season (or Playoff) House League game, or a Tournament Play game (Districts, Provincials, Canadians) is considered a "Special Game".

"Special Games" must be approved so that the team is insured. If a team plays a game outside of its schedule, and it hasn't been approved, and then something happens, an insurance company might say "that was not a sanctioned game, we are not honouring a claim". Liability could even fall to the coach. So it is in everyone's interest to always have a "Special Game" approved. It also helps the coach understand that as sanctioned LL games, they have to honour LL rules, including Pitch Counts.

There are two types of Special Games forms. One is for playing only Little League teams, the other is for playing Non-LL teams. If it is being filled out for a weekend tournament, list all teams/leagues participating. If any of them are not LL, then use the Non-LL form. Even if there are multiple games at the same tournament, there only needs to be one form filled out and approved. Please be aware that approval is not automatic, particularly in the case of games against Non-LL teams, which is sometimes frowned upon.

There are links to the Special Games forms, below. Pick the correct one, and download it. Fill it out as much as you can, save it with the information in it, and send to your League President. The League President will finish it off as needed, and send it to the District Administrator. The DA will approve it (or not) and forward it to the Regional Director who will also approve it (or not).

And try to do it at least a week in advance! With the various levels of approval required, it is difficualt to get approved on short notice.


Before you can do anything, you need (a) an account, and (b) to be on your team's contact list.

If you had an account in a previous season, it probably still exists. And it could be that one has already been created for you by the time you read this. Here is what to do if you have forgotten it and/or your password:

Head Coaches should ask their Convener to assign them as the Head Coach of his/her particular team. If you do not already have a D2 web site account, he/or she will make it for you.

Head Coaches can then add Assistant Coaches, Team Admin, and Scorekeeper. Any of those people should be able to add the roster and enter game results.

Checking your contact info: Please check if the emails and phone numbers for you are correct. If you need to change, you can change info yourself by clicking on the 'Edit' link next to your name (on any Contacts page you appear on). Your account name is shown at the top of the page, and is normally the first initial of your first name and your last name, eg: jdean, but thare are exceptions. If you have forgotten your password, you can click the "I forgot my password!" button at the bottom of your page. This will send an email to the address list in your profile, with a link and instructions to reset your password. If that info is no good, you will need yout Convener's help to set it. Due to a 'gotcha' in the system, never try to change your password and your contact data at the same time. Do password first, submit it, then do the data change, and submit it. Or vice versa.

Adding asst coaches and score keepers etc: Once the head coach is added, he/she can add asst coaches and their info by clicking on 'add first asst coach'. This takes you to a page with a filter that lets you search for accounts already on the D2 system. You can enter first or last name in the search filter.(For ex: if I enter 'Adams' and press filter it lists 'Clark Adams' and 'Matthew Adams'.) if the name/account does not exist, you will need to add a new user account, (Click the "Add New User" link, follow the instructions on that page, and then return to the filter box and button and try again. You should now be able to assign the person as an assistant coach. Repeat these steps for other team roles as well. Remember when you add a new user, please always use the first letter of their first name, and last name as the account name. If there are name conflicts, (i.e Andrew Smith and Anthony Smith), you may use extra letters such as antsmith for the second Smith. When adding adults' contact info, use their whole first name in the First Name box. When adding youths to your roster, we will ask you to use only first initials. This helps protect our children.

Adding players to your roster: As above you can add players to the roster. From your team's page, click the "Edit/View Roster" link. For players who already played in spring or summer interlocks their names should be in the system already. All you need to do for them is to search for their name, select them and assign the jersey # and save. Please mark all kids as eligible to pitch, unless the kid is an overage player playing in a lower division.(eg. a 15 yr old in a 13-14 division). If a player is not listed, you need to add the player first into the system before adding to the roster. You will need their DOB as well in order to add their names into the system. This is needed to confirm age eligibility. Rosters need to be locked before you can enter game results. Rostered players need to have uniform numbers in order for the roster to be locked. You can use bogus numbers and change them later, even when the roster is locked.

How to enter your game results will be posted in a day or two.


If you are new to our "SMaLL" system for league management, here are 4 .pdf files containing tutorials (with pictures!) that should help get you going. They are:

  1. Your Account and Contact Info
  2. Assigning People to Roles and Adding New Users
  3. Entering Rosters and Adding New Players
  4. Entering Game Results


There is a spot on International's Board of Directors for a "Canada Field Representative". It is a 4-year term, and a person is limited to one term. Every four years, the DAs of Canada are asked to nominate someone to represent our country. I am very pleased to say that my peers selected me as the nominee last October, and Little League International confirmed that appointment at the Board Meeting in November.

I was given 5 committee assignments, some of which I bring something to the table, and a couple that will be learning opportunities for sure: Operations, By-Laws, Rules, Investment, and Audit.

Here are links to two articles, one issued by Little League International, and one written by Martin Cleary in the local Ottawa Sports Pages.

Jim Dean, Travis Ellis Named to the Little League International Board of Directors

HIGH ACHIEVERS: Jim Dean comes to bat with the Little League International Board of Directors

 2018-11-04: LITTLE LEAGUE UNIVERSITY is a great resource and a *free* benefit of participating in the Little League Program. If you are a Parent, Coach, Umpire, League Official or even a District Administrator, this is a place where you can get "Education & Training at your own pace". It has been designed to transform the way we learn about the program, and it gets rave reviews. Check it out at:

 2010-03-30: WHAT LEAGUE AM I IN?: We get this question from new Little League families quite a bit. To help answer this question, I have put together a map of the Little League boundaries for District 2 (Ottawa West out to Arnprior) and District 6 (Ottawa East out to Hawkesbury). It's a Google Map, so you can zoom in to your residence and discover which boundary it lies inside. You can click this link or click the "see more here..." link, and find out what your League is, and get its web site address as well. see more here...

Last updated: 29-Apr-2024 13:00:11