WILLIAMSPORT, PA. - August 15, 2003 - More than 90% of Little League® Baseball districts worldwide are now part of The Little League® Network, according to recent statistics from The Active Network. Created and powered by The Active Network - one of the largest providers of technology and marketing services for participatory sports - the Little League Network offers the first centralized and official Web resource for Little League Baseball Web sites, online registration, data access and other resources.
Proving its value among Little League Baseball players, coaches, umpires and administrators, over 3,000 leagues and more than 100,000 teams have official Little League Baseball Web sites on the Network. Thousands more are taking advantage of services such as online registration and electronic roster submittal.
"We're very happy with the results we're seeing," explained Jud Rogers, director of marketing and public relations, Little League Baseball. "The Little League Network is becoming a key resource for Little League organizations around the globe, to not only stay connected with one another, but to access customized services specifically for Little League Baseball."
With the Little League Network, coaches, administrators and players can build customized Web sites and set up online registration right from their Web sites. Or submit data and access resources from the network's Data Center, a comprehensive, centralized database that enables administrators to electronically submit their rosters. Players can also access their team Web sites or register online for the season. This year, administrators submitted more than 900,000 roster entries electronically through the data center, saving many hours of paper-based administrative work.
As Gregg Vincent, vice president of team sports for The Active Network, explained, "It's easy to see the value in this type of network and even easier to take advantage of its resources. The Little League Network saves time, offers convenience and enhances the enjoyment of little league. Little League Baseball is already the most organized youth sports organization in the world, the Network is building on that foundation and providing valuable resources for all involved."
For more information about The Little League Network, visit www.eteamz.com/llb.
The Active Network, Inc. specializes in participatory sports and recreation by providing data management, transaction processing and marketing services to organizers and their participants. Through a network of online and offline properties including Active.com (www.active.com), eteamz (www.eteamz.com), RecWare (www.recware.com) and The Active Sports Marketing Group (www.theasmg.com), the La Jolla, Calif.-based company boasts the nation's most popular resource for active lifestyle consumers, while streamlining administration and Internet transactions for thousands of sports organizers. The Active Network's reach extends to millions of sports and fitness enthusiasts across endurance sports, team sports and park and recreation activities. The company's data management systems and services, as well as marketing services and sports marketing access, are becoming an industry standard. For more information, visit www.theactivenetwork.com or call (888) 543-7223.