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Welcome to Georgia District 7 Little League

Welcome to the official website of Georgia District 7 Little League Baseball, Softball & Challenger!

District 7 encompases the following Chartered Little League Programs located in Northeast Georiga:

Franklin Little League

Habersham Little League

Hart County Little League

Madison County Little League

Rabun County Little League

Toccoa Little League

The official website of GA7LLB for updates regarding rules/regulation changes, clinic/training information, tournament news and special events.

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

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


Visit the Little League Georgia District 7 Baseball & Softball Facebook Page

2018 District Tournaments

Tournament season is here. We will begin Wednesday May 30, 2018 with Rookie & Sandlot.

Brackets will be added to the 2018 Tournament pages & on our Facebook page as they become available. Any notices of changes will be noted here and on each tournament page with a date & possible time.

As of 10:53am on May 29th. The decision was made to delay the start of this tournament until Thursday. Same times, just push the bracket back 1 day. Given the rains of the last week, the fields are completely saturated at this point with 100% chance of more rain today and through tonight. Our hope is that Alberto moves on out tomorrow, and allows the fields (and park for that matter) to begin recovery. We will keep you posted here and on our Facebook page.

5/31/2018 ~ Games brackets have been updatd for Rookie Baseball, Rookie Softball & Sandlot Baseball. Please see each page under the Tournament Tab.

Tournament Enrollment Open for 2018

Tournament Enrollment is now open for 2018 exclusively through the Little League Data Center. Make certain paperwork is completed, all waivers are approved, all fees are paid prior to June 1, 2018.

This year, the relaunched Little League website will include your one-stop spot for all things International Tournament at LittleLeague.org/Tournament. Resources available include:

All chartered Little League programs must confirm that their league is in full compliance of Little League's background check regulations either through the Tournament Enrollment Application process or the Confirm Background Check Compliance process on the Little League Data Center. Failure to confirm background check compliance will result in the league's charter status being placed on non-compliance hold for the 2019 season.

This year's tournament materials and information are available online through the Tournament Resources page on LittleLeague.org. This page also provides important reminders regarding league eligibility for tournament play.

Easton Ghost X 30/20 2-5/8 Decertified for Use by USA Baseball

On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed Little League and other youth organizations about the decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8. Models: YBB18GX10 30/20 and LL18GHX 30/20. According to the official notice from USA Baseball, "official compliance testing determined that the Ghost X 30/20 exceeds the performance limit set by the USABat Standard. Per the USA Baseball Youth Bat Performance Test Protocol as well as (USA Baseball's) contracts with Easton, these results constitute a non-compliant bat that must be decertified."

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.

C-Flaps on Batting Helmets

The safety of all our participants is our utmost concern, and, like the vast majority of youth organizations, Little League requires our batters to wear helmets that meet National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) specifications and bear the NOCSAE stamp.

As the popularity of helmet attachments (c-flap, etc.) increase throughout baseball and softball, Little League® International has begun to receive inquiries from our families, players, and volunteers as to whether or not they're permitted in Little League play.

Altering a helmet in anyway (drilling holes, removing padding, etc.) may cause a manufacturer to void the NOCSAE certification of that helmet, making it illegal to use in Little League play. If you have altered your helmet or intend to, please contact the helmet manufacturer to determine if altering the helmet will void the NOCSAE certification.

Little League International has issued a letter to all youth batting helmet manufacturers for clarification on whether or not adding to their helmets voids their NOCSAE certification. We will post all manufacturer responses at LittleLeague.org/HelmetAdditions, where you can also find more information about helmet attachments, NOCSAE.

Per Little League International, no current C-Flap product is NOCSAE approved which means per Rule 1.16 (altered helmets), the product cannot be used.

Georgia Little League Announces State Tournament Dates and Sites
Division of Play

Type of Tournament

Level of Tournament Site Start Date
7/8 Rookie Baseball Special Games State Warner Robins June 16/17
7/8 Rookie Softball Special Games State Warner Robins June 16/17
8/9 Sandlot Baseball Special Games State Warner Robins June 16/17
8-10 Baseball Int'l Tournament State Dudley July 7
9-11 Baseball Int'l Tournament State Cartersville July 7
10-12 Major Baseball Int'l Tournament State Smyrna July 14
50/70 Baseball Int'l Tournament State Peachtree City ± July 13
Junior Baseball Int'l Tournament State Athens July 14
Senior Baseball Int'l Tournament State Harris County July 7
8-10 Softball Int'l Tournament State Bartow County July 7
10-12 Major Softball Int'l Tournament State Bartow County July 7
Junior Softball Int'l Tournament State Bartow County July 7
Senior Softball Int'l Tournament State Bartow County July 7

There were several new rules voted on during the 2018 Little League Internation Congress in January. Please follow the below links to find out more.... https://www.littleleague.org/congress/agenda/

Also, here is the link for the 2018 Bat Rules ~ https://www.littleleague.org/playing-rules/bat-rules/

New Background Check Provider Announced

Little League International announced February 9, services by their new background check provider, JDP, are available immediately.

Leagues are encouraged to set up their new accounts by going to: JDP.com/Little League.

Leagues will be able to use their First Advantage accounts until March 1, 2018. Background checks run through First Advantage after March 1 will cost $1.20. Leagues do NOT have to rerun checks already done for this season.

New: The JDP QuickApp solution allows leagues to simply upload basic information (name and email address) for volunteers to complete their own the background check. All personal information is secured inside the JDP environment with no other sensitive, personal information released or visible to any third party.

February 15, 2018 Update to Bats

Recently, USA Baseball has provided Little League and other youth organizations with some additional guidance on how organizing bodies, like Little League International, can make it easier for local leagues, volunteers, and players to use bats within our programs. We encourage you to review their FAQs at USABat.com, as well as the information on LittleLeague.org/BatInfo.

Effective immediately (Thursday, February 15, 2018), Little League has amended Rule 1.10 for Little League Baseball for the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Divisions and the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League, to reflect this guidance from USA Baseball. Read the fully updated Rule 1.10 on LittleLeague.org.

Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch

Players may use approved Tee Ball bats, including those that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard that have been certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS.

Little League International encourages leagues using approved Tee Ball bats at the Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch level to only use approved tee balls in these instructional divisions to help avoid confusion as to what type of baseball should be used at any given time.

Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League

In addition to using bats approved for Little League play based on the USABat Standard, players in these two divisions can also choose to use bats that have been approved and appropriately certified using the BBCOR standard. All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

Please note that these changes are only applicable to these levels of play within the Little League Baseball program. If you have any additional questions, please contact us at support@LittleLeague.org.

Renew Charter and Insurance to Ensure your League has Coverage

Please be aware that your league, or district's, 2017 insurance policies through the AIG group insurance program for Little League ended as of 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2018, if your league or district enrolled in the Little League AIG option for 2017.

For leagues or districts not enrolled in the AIG Insurance program, proof of local General Liability and Accident insurance is required before the 2018 charter application can be processed and approved. To avoid a lapse in coverage between policy years, be certain that all insurance premiums are fully paid prior to January 1, 2018.

2018 Rules and Regulations Changes

Review all the 2018 Changes to the Little League Regulations, Rules and Tournament Rules

Ten additional rules were approved for implementation in 2018 during the International Congress held in New Orleans January 19-22.

For the 2018 Rules and Regulations enacted, click here....

For the 2018 Tournament Rules and Guidelines enacted, click here...

New for 2018: ASAP Plans Can Be Submitted through the Little League® Data Center

It's time to put the finishing touches on those ASAP Plans for 2018. Submitting plans before April brings cash rewards for both leagues and districts.

Leagues are encouraged to upload their League Safety Plan in a Word format so it can be edited in future years.

If leagues have completed their Facility Survey through the online submission portal in the past, your information should populate this year for you in the new system. Otherwise, complete the Survey this year for access to it in future years.

If you are submitting your ASAP information online, the Qualified Registration form is part of the process and not a separate document this year.

Last, your player and volunteer Data must be uploaded before your plan can be approved. Don't wait until March 31 to complete everything!

Important 2018 Tax Reminder

Please accept this notice as a reminder of your 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, 2018.

Read more ...

Dick's - LL's Official Local League Technology Partner

As you begin to plan for the 2018 playing season, we wanted to remind you of the technology partnership between DICK'S SPORTING GOODS and Little League®. Offering a unique and complimentary suite of software, DICK'S Team Sports HQ technology platform is helping local Little Leagues run more efficiently, while providing better communications to families in local communities.

While leagues are not mandated to utilize DICK'S Team Sports HQ for its league technology solutions, Little League highly encourages you to take advantage of this great partnership. The services available through DICK'S Team Sports HQ include:
• Free online registration
• Free dedicated league website
• Player Document Upload
• Communication tools
• Game schedule creation software
• Team and volunteer management
• Accounting spreadsheets, order tracking, and treasurer reporting
• Customer service and support

Learn more ...

I Focused on Performance, Not Fun

It's winter time now and snow is on the ground, but as I drive by our local Little League® field, I can envision the kids cheering from the dugouts and putting on their batting helmets to step up to the plate.

This will be my son's last year of Little League. He loved baseball from the start, and it felt like forever until he was old enough for Tee Ball. It was clear from that first year that he was naturally better than many kids his age. Read more...

Georgia Districts
Things to Do in February

Charter and Insure through Little League Data Center

Register Players

New USA Bat Standards are now in effect

Review 2018 Rule and Regulation Changes

Additional Rule Changes

More Rule Changes

Finalize your 2018 ASAP Plan

How to Use Little League Trademarks

Consider Hosting a Pitch, Hit and Run Event

Prepare your IRS Tax Return for Feb 15 deadline

Register for upcoming training events

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