What is all the fuss about verifying addresses? Ever wonder why you have to provide so much paper work at registration?
Beginning with the 2017 season, Little League International is implementing the following changes for Residency and School Attendance Eligibility Requirements:
Residence shall be established and supported by documents containing the full residence which includes parent(s) or guardian(s) name, street address, city, state and zip code information, dated or in force between February 1, 2016 (previous year) and February 1, 2017 (current year), from one or more documents from EACH of the three Groups outlined below:
- Driver’s License (photo ID of parent(s) or guardian(s) with qualifying residence address)
- School records (home address of player’s parents or guardians)
- Vehicle records (i.e., registration, lease, etc.)
- Employment records
- Insurance documents (with residence address)
- Welfare/child care records
- Federal records (i.e., Federal Tax, Social Security, etc.)
- State records
- Local (municipal) records
- Support payment records
- Homeowner or tenant records
- Military records
- Voter’s Registration
- Utility bills (i.e., – gas, electric, water/sewer, phone, mobile phone, heating, waste disposal)
- Financial records (loan, credit, investments, etc.)
- Medical records
- Internet, cable, or satellite television records
Example – Three documents from the same Group (utility bill, cable bill, and bank statement) constitute only ONE document.
Why It Matters…
If your player is planning to try out for Tournament teams, please make sure you have met all the address verification criteria as they will not be eligible to play in Tournaments if the address verification has not been met.