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sb-grant152Portsmouth Little League Uses Grow the Game Grant to Develop Softball Players in Rhode Island

Portsmouth Little League in Rhode Island was looking for help with their softball program, hoping to enhance the experience and inspire girls to hit the field. A Grow the Game Grant helped them start a player development program and provide more opportunities for female athletes in their community.
CCLTee Ball on the South Lawn

From 2001 to 2008, hundreds of Little League® Tee Ball and Little League Challenger Division® players took the field, only this field wasn’t your normal Little League field. Situated on the South Lawn of the White House, President George W. Bush welcomed Little Leaguers® from multiple U.S. states and Puerto Rico to the White House for the “Little League Tee Ball on The South Lawn” program.
Challenger Division Logo2017 Little League® Challenger Division Exhibition Game Teams Announced

Freehold Township Little League (Freehold, N.J.) and Riverside Little League (Riverside, R.I.) have officially been announced as the participating teams for the 2017 Little League Challenger Division® Exhibition Game, which will be held during the 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on August 26.
bb-australia152Australia Region Granted Direct Entry to the Senior League Baseball World Series Starting in 2017

Little League®, in conjunction with Baseball Australia, has officially announced that starting in 2017, the winner of the Australia Region Senior League Championship will be granted direct entry to the Senior League Baseball World Series.
women-hall152Meet the Women of the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Enshrinement in the Little League® Hall of Excellence is the highest honor Little League International can bestow on any of its alumni. To date, four women, who have all excelled in various and unique professional fields as adults, have been honored in this way. Some of them played Little League Baseball®, some played Little League Softball®, but all four learned the values of character, courage and loyalty as Little Leaguers®.
oreilly152Volunteer Spotlight: Reflections of Little League® from Female Leaders

In recognition of the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD), celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball is spending the month of February honoring girls and women who have impacted Little League.
shawna-ryan152Gatorade Director of Youth Programs, Shawna Ryan, Shares the Importance of Youth Sports

Commitment to youth sports for most parents is often times spent cheering from the sidelines or serving as a volunteer for their children’s teams, however for Shawna Ryan, Gatorade Director of Youth Programs, this commitment is more of a way of life.
confessions152Little League® to Travel Ball and Back Again

I started my son in the Little League® Tee Ball program when he was four. I had worked with him quite a lot prior to that. I know that may sound weird working with a kid at such a young age, but his older brother played baseball, so he was always around. The sport came natural to him, and he loved it. While I wasn’t thrilled he’d be hitting off a tee because he could already hit a pitched ball, I figured we had to start somewhere, and Tee Ball was all that was available.
your-voice152Your Voice: Little League® Provides Answers to Your Questions

Your Voice is a way for readers to share questions with us, and an opportunity for Little League® to provide some important information and guidance.
rulebooks1522017 Little League® Rulebooks Now Available in Print and as eBooks

The 2017 Little League Baseball®, Little League Softball®, and Little League Challenger Division® Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies are now available for purchase in hardcopy or as an electronic book, and there are some new things to look out for this year.
davie152Sports And Volunteer Service is a Winning Combination

My volunteer work is a cornerstone of my life. As the first woman Chairman of the Little League International Board of Directors, I am thrilled to give my time and energy to the world’s largest and best youth sports organization.
things-to-know152Things to Know From Little League®: February 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
soucy152Little League® Eastern Region Director Don Soucy Announces Retirement; Assistant Region Director Corey Wright to be Named Director

Don Soucy, Little League® Eastern Region Director, has announced his retirement after more than 25 years of service at the A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn.
ngwsd152Little League® Celebrates 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day with Month-Long Campaign

– In coordination with the 31st Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) celebrated on February 1, Little League® Baseball and Softball will be spending the month of February recognizing and celebrating the important role females play in Little League and the opportunities the organization provides for girls around the world.
musburger152Little League® Congratulates Former Little Leaguer® Brent Musburger on Retirement

Little League® Baseball and Softball congratulates legendary sports broadcaster and notable Little League graduate, Brent Musburger, on an illustrious career in sports broadcasting.
greenville152Greenville Little League Helps Rebuild and Heal Community Following Hurricane Matthew Tragedy

In October 2016, tragedy struck the East Coast in the form of Hurricane Matthew, leaving up to 18 inches of rain across the state of North Carolina, but for Greenville Little League, it was the game of baseball that brought the community back together to rebuild.
2017-llws-logo1522017 Little League® World Series Logos Unveiled

Little League® International has officially unveiled the logos that will be used for each of its seven World Series events during the 2017 Little League International Tournament games.
CCLLittle League® International Welcomes Four New Members to Headquarters Staff

Little League® International welcomed the addition of four new members to its headquarters staff. Embracing a variety of roles and responsibilities, these new team members play an integral role in ensuring that millions of children have a meaningful Little League experience in communities around the world.
tee-ball-tales152Little League® Looking For Coaches, Parents, and Volunteers to Share Their “Tee Ball Tales”

As part of the campaign, Little League is asking parents, coaches, and other volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales.”
angela-garcia152Little League® Names Angela Garcia Southwestern Region Director

Angela Garcia, former Coordinator, Junior Competition at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), has been named Little League Southwestern Region Director.
Vanderberg152Little League® Remembers Bud Vanderberg, International Board of Directors Member and Former Michigan 2 District Administrator

Little League® International mourns the passing of Harold “Bud” Vanderberg, member of the Little League International Board of Directors, retired Michigan 2 District Administrator, and former Tournament Director of the Little League, Senior League, and Big League Softball World Series. He was 93.
congress-logo152One Year To Congress: Little League® International Looks Ahead at 2018 Congress in New Orleans

With one year to go until the Opening Ceremonies of the 27th Little League® International Congress at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, La., Little League is looking forward to bringing volunteers from around the world together from January 19-22, 2018.
MattRhule-152Philadelphia to Waco: Matt Rhule Continues to Share Little League® Experience

Matt Rhule, who grew up playing Little League baseball in New York City with his father as the coach, has had the opportunity to share that same experience with his son, Bryant, after coaching his Little League team in Philadelphia this past year.
CCL2017 Little League® World Series Umpires Announced

Little League® Baseball and Softball has announced the selection of 92 volunteer umpires for the seven Little League World Series tournaments in 2017. The events begin on July 30 with four of the seven tournaments kicking off and concludes with the Little League Baseball® World Series championship game in South Williamsport, Pa., on Aug. 27.
ernie-lewis152Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Ernie Lewis, Former California District 4 Administrator, Past-Member of International Board of Directors

Little League® International mourns the passing of Ernie Lewis, former California District 4 Administrator, who also served as a member of Little League International Board of Directors and International Advisory Board. He was 95.
parent-confessions-january152The Mistake of Making Everything About Baseball

It’s pretty fair to say that I’m a baseball junkie. I have been one for as long as I can remember. My Mancave is an MLB shrine with everything from autographed baseballs to pennants to rugs to cardboard cutouts of players. When I sit in my New York Yankees chair watching a game, I keep a scorebook, noting every pitch, hit, error – you name it. Lots of times my son watches the games with me. It’s a good opportunity for me to bond with him. Problem was, my obsession with baseball went far beyond my Mancave, and it ended with my son losing interest in the sport he once loved.
CCLThings to Know From Little League®: January 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University. Designed for volunteers, league and District Administrators, coaches, and parents, this free website is a wonderful portal for experiencing and learning about the Little League.
mlb-awards152Little League® Graduates Receive Numerous MLB Postseason Awards

With 2016 coming to an end, here are 10 Little League graduates who took home major MLB awards this season, including those highlighting the season’s top stars and best moments that were voted on by baseball’s legends, media, front-office personnel, and fans.
CCLLittle League® Rule and Regulation Changes Announced for 2017 Season

This winter, the Little League® International Board of Directors has approved new rule and regulation changes that will take effect starting in the 2017 season.
Mohamed152Little League® Provides Unification of Culture and Faith through Sport

Each summer, the Little League® World Series Tournaments provide opportunities for athletes of various ages from across the globe to come together and share in the universal games of baseball and softball.
CCLThe Most Memorable Moments from the 2016 Little League® Season

With the final days of 2016 counting down, Little League® takes a look back at a year that was filled with historic championship performances, memorable moments, and exciting new changes to help improve baseball and softball for nearly 2.4 million players around the world.
llu-bluebg152Little League® University Offers Immediate Access to Educational Content

Following the one-year anniversary of the launch of Little League® University, Little League Baseball and Softball has announced the removal of the sign-in portal of the website to help provide immediate access to thousands of pieces of educational content.
craig-sager152Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Craig Sager

Little League® International mourns the passing of legendary sideline reporter, longtime Turner Sports broadcaster, and notable Little League graduate, Craig Sager. He was 65.
visionworksVisionworks Teams Up with Little League® as Official Eyewear and Eye Care Retailer

In 2017, Visionworks is teaming up with Little League® to become the Official Eyewear and Eye Care Retailer of Little League Baseball and Softball.
eric-hiltonLittle League® International Remembers Eric Hilton, Former Vice Chairman of Hilton Hotels Corporation, Past Trustee of the Little League Foundation

Little League® International mourns the passing of Eric Hilton, retired Vice Chairman of the Hilton Hotels Corporation, trustee of the Little League Foundation for more than 35 years until the Foundation was dissolved in 2011, and long-time supporter of the Little League Urban Initiative program. He was 83.
reid-nolan152Astros President Reid Ryan Recalls His Little League® Playing Days and How His Legendary Father, Nolan, Made a Little League Fundraiser Really Sweet

Reid Ryan is the oldest son of legendary Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher, Hall of Famer, and Little League® Hall of Excellence member (1990), Nolan Ryan. For most of his youth, Reid’s friends viewed his father as just a guy who played baseball.
nobel152Looking Back at a Pair of Nobel Laureates and Noted Economists Who Were Little League® Graduates

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded 579 times to 911 people and organizations while The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel has been awarded 48 times to 78 Laureates dating back to 1969.
tony-tulino152Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Ohio District 1 Administrator, Tony Tulino

Little League® International mourns the passing of Tony Tulino, Ohio District 1 Administrator and former member of the International Advisory Board. He was 75.
teeball152Little League® Launches “Tee Ball Tuesday”

Beginning on December 6, Little League® Baseball and Softball will launch a new digital campaign, “Tee Ball Tuesday,” to highlight the Little League Tee Ball Program and educate coaches, parents, and volunteers.
canon152Canon U.S.A. Announces Three-Year Extension as the Exclusive Printer and Camera Sponsor of Little League®

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced a three-year extension of its partnership with Little League® International.
mcginnis15210-Years Later: Remembering Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinee Ross McGinnis

On the afternoon of December 4, 2006, Private First Class Ross McGinnis, a graduate of Knox (Pa.) Little League and 2011 Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee, sacrificed his own life to save the lives of four fellow soldiers while in combat in Iraq. His heroic act earned him the Medal of Honor in 2008, making him the first known Little League graduate to earn the award. On the 10-year anniversary of Pfc. McGinnis’ death, Little League looks back on the impact that Pfc. McGinnis had on those around him, all the way from his roots in Little League to his final moments in Iraq.
CCLThings to Know From Little League®: December 2016

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead. We invite you to review and share with your colleagues and friends. Another great resource for keeping up to date on Little League’s latest training and educational efforts is Little League University. Designed for volunteers, league and district administrators, coaches, and parents, this free website is a wonderful portal for experiencing and learning about the Little League.
pulitzer152Little League® Celebrates Pulitzer Centennial With A Look Back At Little League® Hall of Excellence Enshrinees George Will and Dave Barry


bofa152Bank of America and Angels Baseball Foundation Hosts Little League® Challenger Classic

On Oct. 29, approximately 700 boys and girls in Southern California were given an unforgettable opportunity as Bank of America and the Angels Baseball Foundation hosted the 11th annual Bank of America “Challenger Classic” at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. As part of the event, members of 40 different Little League Challenger Division® teams, comprised of Southern California youngsters and young adults with physical and mental challenges, participated in two-inning, one-hour games on designated diamonds throughout the outfield in the home stadium of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
bat-gift-guide152Little League® Offers Holiday Gift Giving Tips

With the holiday season quickly approaching, Little League® Baseball and Softball wants to help your family and friends with some gift giving ideas to help make this a special time for your Little Leaguer®.
jensen152Little League® Coach Joel Jensen Honored At The Musial Awards

On November 19, Joel Jensen, coach of the Northwest Region Champion Bend North Little League (Bend, Ore.), was honored at The Musial Awards, hosted by the St. Louis Sports Commission, for the memorable moment he had with his son on the mound during the 2016 Little League Baseball® World Series.
CCLImportant Chartering and Insurance Enrollment Information for the 2017 Little League® Season

As volunteers, families, and players gear up for the 2017 Little League® Season, Little League International has an important message about the chartering and insurance enrollment process for this year.
hudgins152Little League International Remembers Senior League Baseball World Series Umpire Michael Hudgins

Little League® International mourns the passing of Michael Hudgins, former Senior League Baseball World Series umpire and Texas District 28 Umpire Coordinator. He was 59.
kidsday152Service Organizations Celebrate Kids’ Day at World of Little League® Museum


george-kinneyLittle League® International Remembers Washington District 13 Administrator George Kinney

Little League® International mourns the passing of George Kinney, Washington District 13 Administrator.