Bill Dithrich, District Administrator
10561 Pettis Road, Meadville, PA 16335
Home phone (814) 337-3244,  Cell phone (814) 573-1319

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Little League Road Show:  Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Crawford County Career and Technical Center, 860 Thurston Road, Meadville, PA, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

District 1 Coaches Clinic:  Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Crawford County Career and Technical Center, 860 Thurston Road, Meadville, PA, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

State mandated background checks:  In addition to the annual Little League mandatory back checks for all volunteers, the Pennsylvania State Legislature has a law that all persons having repetitive contact with children have the following clearances, criminal history from the Pennsylvania State Police and Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services.  Additionally, a fingerprint based federal criminal history (FBI) submitted through the Pennsylvania State Police or its authorized agent is required if the position the volunteer is applying for is a paid position; and the volunteer has lived outside the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the last 10 years.


Concussion Awareness:  The following links will provide information on concussion awareness for download to post and distribute:

Concussion Fact Sheet    Concussion Poster    Clipboard Attachment    Parents Fact Sheet

All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on Managers, Coaches, Board of Directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams.  The process involves the volunteer filling out the Little League Volunteer application.  Click here for the form.  If you cannot open the form, you need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer.  Click here  The completed form is then turned in to league officials who will then conduct a nationwide background check. (Note: The United States Department of Justice National Public Registry is free and available at  Leagues can conduct a more thorough background check through First Advantage with 125 free checks at  Volunteers can not assume any duties prior to approval by league officials.