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congress-logo152 One 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.
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ball on a field My Final Days of Little League®: A Father's Perspective

My last day of coaching Little League® is now only days away. The thought of it has been frequent in my mind the last few weeks and it kept me up last night.
gero152 Parkway Little League’s Brayden Gero Dream Moment Gains National Attention

A video of 12-year-old Brayden Gero recording the final out of the regular season for Parkway Little League has become a nationwide sensation over the last week after the Little Leaguer® struck out the final batter to earn his team a 13-11 victory and earn his first career save.
CCL Sydney Leroux, Champ Pederson to be Enshrined into the Little League® Hall of Excellence

Little League® International is proud to announce Sydney Leroux, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team forward and 2015 World Cup Champion, and Champ Pederson, an inspirational speaker and brother to Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Joc Pederson, as the 2017 enshrinees to the Little League Hall of Excellence, which is the highest honor that Little League can bestow.
your-voice152 Your Voice: Little League Provides Answers to Your Questions about USA Baseball's Coming USABat Standard

For parents, grandparents, and guardians of Little Leaguers®, The Parent Connection is your newsletter and we encourage everyone to let us know what’s on your minds. 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. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. This month, we turn to the followers of the Little League Facebook page for questions about the pending implementation of the USABat standard.
LL MLB Draft Player Four Little League Baseball® World Series Alumni Selected in First Two Rounds of 2017 MLB Draft

Never before have more Little League Baseball World Series graduates been selected in the first two rounds of the MLB Draft.
CCL Three New Members Join Little League® International Full-Time Staff

Little League® International has recently announced the addition of three new full-time employees to its staff as Mary Ann Goetz, Aaron Snyder, and Jason Baier join the team in Williamsport, Pa.
prep-sportswear152 Prep Sportswear Announced as an Approved Fundraiser of Little League® Baseball and Softball

Prep Sportswear has been named as an approved fundraiser of Little League® Baseball and Softball, providing local Little League programs throughout the United States with an additional resource to help with fundraising efforts.
museum152 World of Little League® Museum Offers Visitors the Opportunity to ‘Have a Catch’ in Lamade Stadium This Father’s Day

This Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, located at 525 U.S. 15, will be offering its visitors a unique opportunity to play catch on the outfield grass of Howard J. Lamade Stadium, the home of the Little League Baseball® World Series. As part of the event, all fathers will also receive free admission to the Museum.
sfia152 Little League® Baseball and Softball Pleased to See Overall Interest in Sport Increase, According to SFIA Report

According to the annual report produced by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) released last month, participation in baseball in the United States has shown a significant increase in 2016.
playball152 Little League® Baseball and Softball Celebrates PLAY BALL Event at World of Little League Museum®

Despite severe weather in Williamsport that forced a cancellation of all outdoor activities, Little League® Baseball and Softball celebrated PLAY BALL Day with an exciting open house at the World of Little League® Museum.
byham152 Little League® International Remembers Bill Byham, Long-Time Little League Baseball® World Series Radio Announcer

things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: June 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
donnelly152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Thomas E. Donnelly

Little League® International mourns the passing of Thomas E. “Tom” Donnelly, longtime Manchester (N.H.) North Little League (MNLL) President, supporter of Little League’s A. Bartlett Giamatti Little League Leadership Training Center in Bristol, Conn., and namesake of the Thomas E. Donnelly Complex, home of MNLL. He was 83.
cigna152 Cigna Becomes Official Partner to Little League® Baseball and Softball

Global health service company Cigna (NYSE:CI) today announced it has become the Official Health Insurance Partner of Little League® Baseball and Softball, which include rights to the Little League Baseball® World Series, along with Little League’s six other baseball and softball World Series Tournaments, the largest and most respected youth sports tournament in the world. http://www.cigna.com/
Krissy Wendell-Pohl From Green Little League® Fields to Frozen Rinks

Several superb athletes have gotten their start on Little League® fields, and many have gone on to have great careers on the ice. Here are some Little League graduates who have achieved success in the world of hockey.
birch152 Little League® International Remembers California District 31 Administrator Larry Burch

Little League® International mourns the passing of Larry Burch, California District 31 Administrator.
stotz-winners152 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors Recognized as the 2017 Carl E. Stotz Little League Baseball® Scholarship Recipients

At its annual luncheon on Thursday, May 18, Little League recognized the achievement of 10 Lycoming County High School Seniors, awarding a total of $13,000 in scholarship funds.
palermo152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Steve Palermo

bottle-program152 Longtime Little League® District Administrator Charlie Niles Raising Opioid Awareness One Plastic Bottle at a Time

Opioid addiction, which has been named one of the leading causes of accidental death in the United States by the Centers for Disease Control, has become an increasing issue over the last few years, and for longtime Little League® volunteer and District Administrator (D.A.), Charlie Niles, educating the youth about its dangers is being done one plastic bottle at a time.
CCL Little League Central Region Temporary Office Location

Please direct all mailings and physical deliveries to the new address, starting on May 1, 2017, until further notice.
things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: May 2017

Each month, Little League® International is providing a quick look at important information and events for the month ahead.
Bertrum-Haag-152 Little League® International Remembers Bertrum Haag, A Member of Carl Stotz’s Founders Association

Little League® International mourns the passing of Bertrum “Bert” Haag, who was a member of Carl E. Stotz’s Little League Founders Association. He was 93.
shea152 Little League® Canada Regional Director, Joe Shea, Awarded Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

Joe Shea, Little League® Canada Regional Director, was recently presented the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, in recognition for his exceptional volunteer achievements to his community.
confessions152 New Generation, Same Old Mistakes

I remember the day my son signed up my grandson, James, for Little League®. I was so excited. I brought out an old photo album, and showed James the pictures of his dad at practice and games. My wife took most of the photos back then because I was busy on the field helping to coach. I was a very hands-on father. Too much so my wife told me over the years when my son played. She made me promise to take more of a backseat with my grandson. I kept my promise.. for a while.
west-region-youth-umpire-clinic152 Little League® Umpires Offer Life Lessons Through Youth Umpire Schools

While Little League® is most commonly known for the stories of baseball and softball players on the field, it is the men and women in blue that often get to teach some of life’s most valuable lessons that are learned on and off the ballfield.
five-tee-ball-tales152 Five Great Little League® Tee Ball Tales

Little League® “Tee Ball Tuesday” highlights the fun, fitness, and fundamentals enjoyed by the youngest Little Leaguers® and their families. Beginning in the fall of 2016, Little League International asked parents, coaches, and other local league volunteers to share their “Tee Ball Tales” with us. Many wonderful tales have been submitted from all around the globe, and below, is a collection of some of the fun and unique moments that capture the essence of #TeeBallTales.
your-voice152 Your Voice: How to Feel Welcome at a New League, Tournament Eligibility Requirements, and More

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. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions. We are excited about our continued conversations, and, as always, we invite you to share your thoughts, suggestions, and questions to parents@LittleLeague.org.
kersey152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Jess Kersey

Little League® International remembers former professional basketball referee, Little League graduate, and friend of the organization, Jesse “Jess” Kersey. He was 76.
fields152 A Look at Some of Little League's Most Unique Facilities from Around the World

With 2.4 million children playing on Little League® fields around the world, there are thousands of communities that provide opportunities to their area children to play Little League Baseball and Softball on some unique fields. Here is an inside look at some of the most interesting Little League facilities from around the globe.
barry152 Barry Grove Announces Retirement from Little League®; Andrew Frederick Named Director of Information Services

After nearly 19 seasons at Little League® International, Barry Grove has officially announced his retirement as the Little League Director of Information Services. With Mr. Grove’s last day set for April 7, Little League’s current Assistant Director of Information Services, Andrew Frederick, has officially been announced as the new Director.
things-to-know152 Things to Know From Little League®: April 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.
confessions152 I Pushed My Son to Play Like His Brother and Pushed Them Both Too Hard

Three years separate my sons. My oldest, Drew, graduated from the Little League® program last year. Our league doesn’t have a division beyond Majors, so he’s playing for a few other teams in the area. He’s doing great there, just like he did during his Little League days.
Grand-Park-Aerial152 Little League® Announces New Location for 2017 Central Region Baseball and Softball Tournaments

With the recent sale of the former Little League Central Region Headquarters in Indianapolis, Little League® International has officially announced the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, Ind., as the location for the 2017 Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Central Region Tournaments in 2017.
gloversville152 Gloversville Little League Puts the Little League® Tee Ball Program in Action

In 2012, Gloversville (N.Y.) Little League® was looking to shake up its league and find new, innovative ways to give the boys and girls in their community a great Little League experience. What they found was Little League’s new Tee Ball Program. Now, more players than ever are playing and learning the fun, fitness, and fundamentals of Tee Ball.
CCL Little League Data Center Updates with Simple Digital Solutions for 2017 Season

To help provide District Administrators, District Officers, and League Administrators with local operations for the 2017 Little League® season, LittleLeague.org/DataCenter has been updated with new technology solutions.
wbc152 Little League® Graduates Shine in World Baseball Classic

For more than 65 confirmed Little League® graduates, playing in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) serves as a chance for these now-professional all-stars from around the world to show off their national pride, baseball prowess, and the inner-Little Leaguer® in all of them.
2017-llws-logo152 Little League® to Welcome Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals to 2017 Little League Baseball® World Series for the MLB Little League Classic on August 20

Little League® International is excited to welcome the Pittsburgh Pirates and the St. Louis Cardinals to the Little League Baseball® World Series in South Williamsport, Pa., on August 20, 2017. The Pirates and Cardinals will be part of the “MLB Little League Classic” that will take place at BB&T Park at Historic Bowman Field in Williamsport later that night. This special event will spotlight Little League International’s commitment to working with MLB to celebrate youth baseball and softball through its PLAY BALL Initiative.
confessions152 Parent Confession: I Was a Chirping Coach. Now, I’m a Bruised Umpire.

Joe gave me a glare I’ll never forget. He was one of our long-time umpires, and I was a long-time coach in our league. Like any coach, I did my share of grumbling about the umpiring.
woll152new World of Little League® Museum Offering Behind-the-Scenes Tours at Open House on April 1

Visitors to the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, on Saturday, April 1, will have the unique opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours of the Little League® International complex.
Niewierowski152 Little League® International Mourns the Passing of Former West Virginia District 3 Administrator John Niewierowski Jr.

Little League® International mourns the passing of John Niewierowski, Jr., former West Virginia District 3 Administrator. He was 72.
Tinsley152 Little League® International Remembers Little League Baseball® World Series Photographer Russell Tinsley

Little League® International mourns the passing of Russell Tinsley, a 40-year volunteer, who gave his time at the local and district levels, and served as official photographer of the Little League Baseball® World Series from 1984 until 2010.
rulebooks152 2017 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.
phmc152 World of Little League® Museum Earns Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Grant

The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store will receive a $6,144 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Grant to offset programming, operating, and administrative costs before June 30, 2018.
congress-logo152 One 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.
CCL 2017 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.
CCL Dates Announced for the 2017 Little League® World Series Tournaments

The official dates for the 2017 Little League® World Series Tournaments were approved on Friday, Nov. 11, at the annual fall meeting of the Little League International Board of Directors.
Professional Baseball Month Set at World of Little League® Museum
Baseball and softball fans visiting the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store during the month of April will have the opportunity to represent their favorite teams and earn free admission to the historic Museum.
museum-blue-star152 World of Little League® Museum Set to Participate in National Blue Star Museums Program
Starting on Memorial Day, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store, located at 525 U.S. 15, will be participating in the National Blue Star Museums Program, which provides free admission to families of those active military and veterans who provide proper identification.
World of Little League® Museum Set to Participate in a Pair of Local “Passport Programs”
Starting with its Open House on April 1 and continuing throughout the summer, the World of Little League®: Peter J. McGovern Museum and Official Store will help celebrate Central Pennsylvania’s rich history as it gets set to participate in a pair of historic Passport Programs, the Susquehanna River Valley Heritage Alliance “Time Traveler’s Passport Program” and the Historical Organizations of Lycoming County “Passport to History Program.”
museum-mom152 Celebrate Mother’s Day at the World of Little League® Museum
Treat your mother to a free visit at the World of Little League® Museum and Official Store, located at 525 U.S. 15, on Sunday, May 14, and give her the opportunity to earn a free five-minute massage.