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Next Meeting - Saturday, April 9, 2016, 12:00 pm, Location to be determined

This site is maintained for information on the administration of Little League in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


After taking in two great games, the International Championship and the US Championship games at the Little League World Series, several Pennsylvania DAs, family and friends, enjoy an evening of food, fun and fellowship.  Others were sitting at side tables, 48 in all!

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.

Bob Ryan is the newly elected District Administrator for District 22, replacing the retiring Earle Mercadante.  We welcome Bob into the Association while at the same time will miss Earle and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Heather Fechtenburg is the newly elected District Administrator for District 21, replacing the retiring Gary Minster.  We welcome Heather into the Association and wish Gary the very best in his future endeavors.

Pete Kline is the newly elected District Administrator for District 14, replacing the retiring Joe Wendler.  We welcome Pete into the Association while at the same time will miss Joe and wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

Mario Adore is the newly elected District Administrator for District 11, replacing the retiring Barb Holovka.  Although Mario is a long time guest and representative at our meetings we welcome him into the Association while at the same time will miss Barb and wish him the very best in her future endeavors.

Pennsylvania Delegates Attending the 26th Little League International Congress

Standing left to right: Corey Wright - Assistant East Region Director, Howard Lemonick - D30, Kevin Shellhammer - D24, Jim Stonaha - D8, Scott Leinbach - D12, Bill Dithrich - D1, Bernie Kozen - D29, Joe Wendler - D14, Dean Schreiber - D13, George Guido - D26, Patrick Holden - Assistant East Region Director, Jackie Musyt - D32
Seated left to right:  Bob Swope - D9, Mike Serino - D17, Jennie Todd - D23, Don Soucy - East Region Director
Missing from photo:  Heather Fechtenburg - D21, Peter Vargas - D22, Terry Bean - D25

Bernie Kozen, District 29, was awarded the first ever "Character, Courage and Loyalty Award" at the 26th Little League International Congress Volunteer Recognition Lunch, Sunday, April 6th, 2014.

Hometown Little League Presentation

Marketing Presentations

The following presentations were given by Liz Brown, Vice-President of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships.  The first is a pdf version of the PowerPoint presentation made at the October 19, 2013 PA state meeting.  The second and third are videos presented at the District Administrator training sessions win Williamsport.

PowerPoint Presentation          Training Video 1          Training Video 2

Mission Statement

The mission of the State of Pennsylvania, Association of District Administrators is:

  • To be the unifying element between all Little League Districts within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • To provide the forum for a free exchange of ideas.
  • To be the vehicle for assignment / award of State Level Tournaments and in conjunction with Little League Baseball, Inc. set the Regulations and Guidelines for same.
  • To assist the United States Eastern Region Headquarters in assessing the effects of Little League policy on the Little Leagues within the State of Pennsylvania.
  • To assist in formulating policy and the direction of Little League Baseball, Inc. by its active participation in search of new ideas which if enacted would embrace the foundation on which Little League Baseball / Softball were founded.
  • To work together in a cooperative effort with the realization that our commitment must be such that it is beneficial to all Little League participants throughout the State of Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania is divided into 32 districts organized into 8 sections:

West Division


East Division

Section 1: Districts 1, 3, 10 and 25   Section 5: Districts 16, 17, 31 and 32
Section 2: Districts 2, 4, 9 and 26   Section 6: Districts 18, 20, 29 and 30
Section 3: Districts 12, 13, 15 and 24       Section 7: Districts 8, 14, 23 and 28
Section 4: Districts 5, 6, 7 and 11   Section 8: Districts 19, 21, 22 and 27

Districts that have web sites are linked on the map below.  Click on the district to go to site.  Mouse over district for District Administrator's name.

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