FOSER is in a unique position to serve as an effective intermediary between the information and assets that currently exist and the identified needs of local volunteers and leagues.  FOSER’s Board consists of two District Administrators appointed by each state, joined by Little League’s Regional Director.  Through our 85 Regional District Administrators, we have direct and ongoing contact with the nearly 800 leagues in communities across the eight states of the Region.  This network already serves as the two-way communications channel that helps Little League operate effectively. 

 FOSER serves as a means to utilize this network to develop and implement training and educational programs that meet the needs of these leagues and volunteers, and to provide meaningful feedback that can enhance the effectiveness of the content available through Little League, creating a virtuous circle that benefits the overarching goal of providing quality support for volunteers in Little Leagues both in the Region and around the world.

2018 - 2020 strategic goals

  1. Programs/Services:  To design educational and training programs that utilize content available from Little League International as well as other youth sports sources, and to effectively conduct these programs throughout the Region.

  2. Organizational Development/Governance:  To build a strong infrastructure from the Board to the state level, in order to strengthen FOSER’s bonds with State District Administrators and, through them, with local leagues; to use this organizational structure to establish direct support for the development and implementation of successful training and education programs, and through feedback through these channels to enhance effectiveness of these programs and appropriate use of resources.

  3. Marketing/Communications:  To increase awareness of FOSER in Southeastern States and local communities to build support and understanding of FOSER’s mission.

  4. Fundraising:  To identify regional and local partners to support FOSER’s work and expand capacity to more effectively assist Districts and leagues.